Google Drive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Google Drive

Cloud storage and backup for files, photos, docs, and more

4.76/5 (19,461 reviews)

Google Drive overview

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a cloud storage and backup platform to access files, docs, photos & more, store them in a safe place, and collaborate with other people. The Google Drive platform can be accessed wherever the user is at the time, from in their home to on-the-go, or in the office, meaning files can be accessed, shared, edited, collaborated on, and more.

The security and backup features within Google Drive mean that files are protected and safely stored even when technological disasters occur. No matter what happens to the users' devices, their files are safely stored in Google Drive.

Google Drive allows users to do more than just store their files. Users can share files with exactly who they want and edit them together, from any device. Google Drive gives instant access to Google Docs, a suite of editing tools that makes working together easy—even when your teammates are miles away.
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Pricing

Starting from
$1.99/month
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish and 14 other languages, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
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Google Drive reviews

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Yadah Kock

Documents Safe-Haven

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-21
Review Source: Capterra

After losing A LOT of important files a few years ago when my hard drive crashed, I was looking around for software that would be the best 'back up' option. After trialing Drive I was so impressed that I even upgraded my storage option and have loved it since.

Pros
Whether it's music, videos, images or documents they can all be stored Drive. Files can be separated into folders so it's really easy to organise and keep track of everything. Drive syncs across all my devices, so I have access to important information whether using my mobile, tablet or PC.

Cons
When you download multiple things at a time it automatically downloads them into a 'zip' folder, which is an additional cost to use software to 'unzip'. VERY frustrating! You have to double-check when you've uploaded multiple things at a time that it all really did upload - sometimes files are missed. It's better to upload smaller quantities of files at a time, which is annoying and time consuming.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gilberto Perez

Drive, una plataforma de almacenamiento en la nube que facilita el trabajo colaborativo

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-29
Review Source: Capterra

Previamente, en nuestra organización utilizábamos el correo electrónico para compartir archivos como documentos, fotos o ejecutables, sin embargo, era insuficiente el espacio de almacenamiento proporcionado por nuestro proveedor de correo electrónico, por lo que empezamos a utilizar Drive como plataforma de almacenamiento. Drive nos permite compartir archivos e incluso es compatible con la edición paralela. Además, nos permite almacenar archivos RAR o EXE sin restricciones.

Pros
Drive es una solución de almacenamiento en la nube confiable y estable. Para empezar, está vinculada a la cuenta de Google, por lo que se integra con todos los productos de esta empresa. Me gusta porque nos ofrece espacio de almacenamiento gratuito para guardar documentos, imágenes, fotos o vídeos, incluso es posible almacenar archivos RAR o EXE, que no están permitidos en Gmail. Por otro lado, cuenta con una interfaz de usuario intuitiva y fácil de usar, que consta solo arrastrar y soltar. Otra característica que me gusta es que cuenta con una aplicación de escritorio para Windows, de modo que pueda sincronizar mis carpetas locales con los servidores de Drive automáticamente.

Cons
En algunas ocasiones, experimentan fallas en la actualización de algunos archivos, es decir, se retrasan las modificaciones que se llevan a cabo en los mismos. Entre otras cosas, me gustaría que Google fuese más generoso con sus usuarios y nos proporcionase más espacio de almacenamiento gratis.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kiersten Andrews

Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-04
Review Source: Capterra

Daily benefits, it is just that one day to the next I am not sure what I am going to receive and how fast.

Pros
Access and the fact that it is free is wonderful, however like most Google apps it is not a polished product.

Cons
The processes of uploading (automatically), deleting, scrolling, and downloading are tedious as they have to be done by checking each file. Deleting is done by batch but be careful because after you have checked many it takes a while to actually delete and you may get an error and have to redo it over and over. Downloading is ridiculous I have not found any other way to download a file other than one (1) at a time, which would take me literally days. Scrolling is through files is like looking at a dial up page. For those who do not know what a dial up is... imagine a line by line upload..... it is enough to make the most patient person impatient. Finally uploading is sporadic at best no consistency in Drive whatsoever. Like Dropbox there is no add-ons when it comes to sound so what you get is all you get. I am not sure how hard it is to add-on functionable services, but if your able to upload video and or sound files how about thinking just a bit farther and realize that sound is very intricate and different for everyone. Some people have hearing issues some people don't.... It is not rocket science, or maybe it is... In closing, it seems to me that Google is an amazing company that is a MEGA innovator. I don't believe the internet and all of our media and access to everything on the internet would have happened without Google they have kept their promise of no ads to date. I would like to see GOOGLE finish an app, and I mean completely they have the staff and resources.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Zunaid Green

The best way to share files with no limit!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-22
Review Source: Capterra

Highly satisfied. Use it for sharing, approvals and reviews and archiving. Integrates with Gmail for business perfectly and the cost for terabytes of storage in the cloud is reasonable.

Pros
Use it religiously for sending footage and video exports to teams in other parts of South Africa. Allows for fast uploading and downloading and it's saved us time by uploading footage from Johannesburg and downloading in Cape Town instead of couriering it. No limit on upload size which is essential.

Cons
You can't always view within the online application. Requires download if the video codecs aren't supported. That can waste time which is always critical.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kenny King

Google Drive Will Help Your Business Stay Organized

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-25
Review Source: Capterra

Google Drive helps keep our business organized by making it easy to create and share access to important documents. We use it to create SOPs and complex spreadsheets with Google Sheets to help us keep track of pages on our website and important metrics associated with those pages.

Pros
Google Drive allows a business to keep all their documents organized and accessible online. From SOPs to important spreadsheets for your employees, everything can be accessed online and you'll never lose any data because it's always saved to the cloud!

Cons
Google Drive could offer better security to keep all your sensitive data safe. With ease of accessibility comes the risk of breach. Adding more features that allow Google Drive to be secured more easily would be helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Google Drive pricing

Starting from
$1.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Total storage - Monthly rate
15 GB: Free
100 GB: $1.99/month
1 TB: $9.99/month
10 TB: $99.99/month
20 TB: $199.99/month
30 TB: $299.99/month

Google Drive for teams: $10.00/user/month

Google Drive features

API
Access Control
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Document Storage
Permission Management
Search Functionality

Activity Dashboard (174 other apps)
Activity Tracking (135 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (179 other apps)
Chat (156 other apps)
Commenting (195 other apps)
Customizable Branding (161 other apps)
Document Management (186 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (173 other apps)
File Management (137 other apps)
Projections (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)
Workflow Management (135 other apps)

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Additional information for Google Drive

Key features of Google Drive

  • Access files everywhere
  • Store you files
  • Collaborate with others
  • Free for up to 5 GB
  • Security & encryption
  • Version management
  • Automatic backup
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Custom forms
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Photo albums
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • SSL security
  • Video management
  • Document conversion
  • Data storage management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Access control
  • Remote access
  • Version control
  • Collaboration tools
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Benefits

Create & collaborate on photos, videos, presentations, PDFs, Google Docs, and more.

Google Drive can be used alongside existing apps such as email and calendar to create streamlined workflows.

The powerful search functionality uses intelligence to identify objects in photos or text and presents the most relevant results for keyword searches.

Open over 30 file types including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Google Forms, Google Drawing, and more, right within the browser.

Create, open and share files from a variety of apps directly in Google Drive, even when offline, and changes are automatically synced when internet connection is resumed.