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Overview

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Google Drive is a cloud storage and backup platform to access files, docs, photos & more, store them in a safe place, and...

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iDeals is an universal provider of the Virtual Data Rooms for secure file sharing

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from

6

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

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User reviews

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4

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20.7K

4.9K

508

45

8

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

4.8

248

5

4

3

2

1

201

44

3

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

Pros

Filestream integrates perfectly with Windows Explorer. I LOVE that I can access files on my computer that are on the shared drive in the same way I would access a file in MyDocuments.
Overall I am pleased with drive. It is user friendly and being someone who is not tech savvy it is nice to be able to use without having to contact support.
Overall, I am very happy with Google Drive. It is a good investment when backing up your files.

Pros

Fantastic experience, awesome customer support and very easy to contract and manage. Ideal for a short term project (M&A, etc).
The software has positively impressed me for its possibility of use also in the form of an app for mobile media, and for its stability and reliability.
24/7 customer service help desk to resolve any issues. The pricing is very attractive and best in comparison to other VDR available in market.

Cons

There isn't much I don't like about google drive. The offline work can be a little tricky at times and I have lost a few sentences due to this feature.
There is some frustration for lack of support for older devices which sometimes are just used for storage themselves.
Furthermore, it seems to keeps failing to sync a specific type of file (.suo , a Visual Studio related file) which however is only just a bit annoying and does not cause any trouble.

Cons

The customer service and response time was terrible, had to make multiple follow ups. No customer service available for the end user.
The software and the support mad our deals succees.
We had issues by creating the dataroom Index and technical problems with the vdr usb stick.
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Key features

  • Total features29
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Bankruptcy Case Management
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For Lawyers
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Legal Forms Library
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multi-Language
  • Offline Access
  • Q&A Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure File Viewer
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Total features36
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Bankruptcy Case Management
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Encryption
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • For Lawyers
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Legal Forms Library
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multi-Language
  • Offline Access
  • Q&A Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure File Viewer
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking

Integrations

  • Total integrations1022
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite
  • Total integrations15
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk Suite

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Jakia H.

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Market Research, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Excellent virtual data room

Reviewed a year ago

My overall experience is excellent with this software.

Pros

Google drive is an excellent virtual data room platform. This cloud storage platform helped us to share our files, documents or photos easily. I am using this apps more than 5 years and i am really pleased with the support team. It’s 15GB storage capacity is very helpful.

Cons

If we can access this platform with any mail then it would be perfect.

MF
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Md Fayad H.

Research, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Best cloud storage

Reviewed 4 years ago

I use Google drive regularly to backup important data and even for sharing data. I almost always also use it as a virtual pendrive for carrying my data around.

Pros

It's almost like just another windows file explorer tab if you have speedy internet. The drag drop upload option is nice. You can sync your mail attachment also. Easy and efficient way to move data without worrying about a portable disk or the virus that can come with it. Sharing option is also super user friendly.

Cons

As a regular user, this app seems perfect. No cons so far in my opinion.

BD
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Barry D.

Defense & Space, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Drive

Good virtual software to store data.

Reviewed 2 years ago

This virtual drive is very good to store data without worrying about lost or damage physical hard drive.

Pros

It is convenient and worry free of lost hard drive with valuable information store in this virtual drive.

Cons

It is expensive to upgrade for more storage space and customer service is mostly non live agents for consumers to ask more questions.

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

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Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Drive

Great Tool amongst Friends

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

me and my friends usually have large amounts of data like songs and data. Super easy to use and has a lot of room for regular people to use.

Cons

fills up fast sometimes and sometimes sharing drives between people is a pain.

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

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Education Management, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Google Drive Review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall I would highly recommend it to any friend or family member.

Pros

There is no other software like it. There are so many different choices available to keep connected with others through resources and programs.

Cons

I wish the data storage was unlimited or a greater amount. I find myself needing to delete files for room.

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Somya J.

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Professional Training & Coaching, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Drive

Virtual storage of your work and memories

Reviewed 3 years ago

It is the best virtual space doc saving thing, till now have stored gbs of data which I had stored years ago

Pros

Beat part is that you can share the stored files and work together on anything. Best parts are - does not hamper the privacy - can store data of any type - drive made things easy to share as you can share a Lott of data just through a link

Cons

The least thing which I can think of is more free data storage should be provided so that we can share more data free

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

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Computer Software, 501-1,000 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Drive

I am using drive to save important documents on cloud

Reviewed 4 years ago

Data is saved on cloud, no chances of physical data loss.

Pros

I can access my data anywhere in the world. It provides data virtual security from hackers. It also provides physical security of data, as there are no chances of data loss due to hardware failure. Available for all operating systems.

Cons

It works only with internet connection, there is no offline mode. We can't do. Much editing of documents.

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Bailey R.

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Museums and Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Great space and organization

Reviewed 4 years ago

We use it all the time at the museum. We keep all of our documents in folders on google drive. It's easily accessible and we all enjoy how on hand everything it is.

Pros

I love how easy it is to get to everything in one place. I like the offline mode so I can still get to all my docs when I have no wifi available. It's well organized, everything is easy to find on the site. I like how we can add folders, and more than one person can get to said folders at any time with the simple click of a button. It makes sharing easier at my workplace, and since all our emails are google based we can easily use it since we all have it on hand.

Cons

Like most cloud software companies, once you run out of room you have to pay for more data, but overall it;s not that pricey.

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Mireya Q.

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Government Administration, self-employed

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Producto grandioso

Reviewed 2 months ago

Es grandiosa y funcional.

Pros

Es de facil utilización, ademas guarda documentos en la nube que se pueden utilizar despues.

Cons

Sinceramente, todo me agrada ya que es una herramienta virtual.

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Stephanie B.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Google Drive

Sometimes Beneficial

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's ok, definitely room for improvement.

Pros

I like the fact that my photos can be stored on Google Drive. That's really the only reason why I use it. I take several photos and am always worried about losing them.

Cons

I don't like the fact that when I needed to change my email address for security reasons, getting my drive transferred over was not easy. There was no quick way to get my files transferred and I had to do it manually. Event with saving a back up, I was still not able to access it. Any kind of customer service was NOT existent.

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Andrew L.

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Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Amazing space!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I get more room in my phone.

Pros

Its google drive... whats not to love. Except need more space but I just need to pay for that! Its the greatest cloud ever.

Cons

None. There's no competition to it besides DropBox But even then it isn't as Synced up as Google especially with all its devices.

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Chelsea H.

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Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

A vast drive that holds everything with a fast upload speed

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

This is a pretty big drive that has drag and drop functionality. You can literally store anything from photos, to zip files, to documents and audio.

Cons

You will eventually run out of room, but purchasing more room is relatively inexpensive so it really isn't a con.

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Danial V.

Plastics, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Drive

Drive

Reviewed 3 years ago

It was awesome. Phone was ruined but every thing was backed up

Pros

Plenty of room to save files. Keeps everything forever

Cons

Its google and not my phone but works well

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Kate A.

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Telecommunications,

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

The autonomous device that lets me save all my work at a single platform without any security threat

Reviewed 4 years ago

The Google drive is like the best software revolution of the telecom industry. We can easily save our work anywhere from any device without any hectic of carrying along hardware devices

Pros

It is by far the most secured device and platform . It can only be access through a password so there's no reason to be afraid of security threats . I can easily save huge junk of data and that's too free of cost . It is best virtual data storage device

Cons

Google Drive has always played a vital role in my life so until now I can't really come up with some bad points of it . It is something that I literally use everyday for causal and professional purposes

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Kate M.

Animation, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend4/10

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Google Drive

Good Storage option

Reviewed 3 years ago

Could be better at large files.

Pros

Easy to access and issue email addresses.

Cons

Not enough room sometimes for large videos.

TP
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Tamati P.

Primary/Secondary Education, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Google Drive

Google Drive Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Its OK, there's a lot of room for improvement though.

Pros

Well , because i use other google apps, Google drive makes it easy to send my work everywhere.

Cons

Its to basic, and there needs to be something that shows people how to use the app, that something also has to be automatic not manual.

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amihan a.

Government Relations, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Google Drive

Reviewed 2 months ago

Overall, it helps with working as a team and coordinating documents. I like the real time editing features where multiple people can be on the same document editing at the same time and seeing what they are editing.

Pros

Its like having a virtual flash drive and being able to give other people permission to see documents in your virtual flash drive.

Cons

I still feel at ease about what happens if something crashes and I lose all my documents.

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Ashley Z.

Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Love google

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

it keeps all my info in one place instead of different apps

Cons

doesn't always have enough room on the drive

NT
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Nafisa T.

Hospitality, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Best Ever Cloud Drive

Reviewed 4 years ago

By using this Google Drive i am keeping my all important document in this cloud storage. It is very easy to use

Pros

Best feature is syncing computer and other smart device documents with one cloud drive

Cons

It's all about virtual computer. From where easily can access documents upload download do modification

CM
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Caio M.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Excelente Ferramenta

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

Atendeu à todas as nossas necessidades de compartilhamento de arquivos entre a equipe.

Cons

Nada a reclamar do programa, depois da atualização onde cria um drive virtual melhorou ainda mais.

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Alejandro R.

Verified reviewer

Printing, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Google Drive review

Reviewed a year ago

It was very helpful for me when doing my degree work because the partner I was working with, moved a city far away and we could work together even that.

Pros

I love the way you can work with people in the same document without the need of being in the same room. I´ve found it very useful because I share and send a lot of data and Drive makes it easy to me.

Cons

I think that the interface could be much prettier and that some of the google docs intefrace. could be improved. Their features are a little limited in comparison with Office.

RC
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Raul C.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Google Drive

Raul

Reviewed 2 months ago

Muy buena en general pero creo que hay mucho room for improvement

Pros

Puedes almacenar muchos documentos y comoartirlos con el equipo por lo que facilita mucho el trabajo

Cons

Le faltan funcionalidades que creo que pueden aportar mucho en el dia a dia

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Asif Ali K.

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Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Google Drive

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

Lots of uptime, easy to use and has great global accessibility and security.

Cons

The User interface has plenty of room for improvement.

AR
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Anonymous Reviewer

Verified reviewer

Insurance, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Amazing product

Reviewed a year ago

The overall experience is fine but there are still room for improvement

Pros

The software is super easy to use and it is important to my daily activities

Cons

Sometimes it has technical error which you will be required to restart

BL
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Besmir L.

Oil & Energy, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive

Nice aplication

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The best think of this aplication is becouse you have room to store everything

Cons

Better for this aplication was more space for other thinks

AT
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Angela T.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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iDeals Virtual Data Room

Fairly Intuitive and Easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

It has given us the ability to securely share data with prospective outside business partners - which has been great. And really the reporting abilities that you can export to know who is actually logging in and using the site is a great resource.

Pros

Once I realized the depth of reports I could run on usage/uploads/downloads etc. I found that quite compelling and am glad we are using this product rather than an internal drive with a secure link.

Cons

It can be a bit "clunky" at times - particularly if you are replacing items in a folder and you use a very specific naming prefix. Might be great to allow the Admin to select whether or not to use the default numbering system as part of the file name (we had already done so internally and therefore had to remove upon uploading).

Vendor response

Dear Angela, Thanks a lot for your feedback! You can switch off the automatic indexing in VDR settings (General Settings -> INDEX -> Automatic document indexing: -> Off) and use your own numbering, which in such case should be a part of a folde/file name. Please reach out if you need any help with this! Kind regards, Alexandra O'Brien Customer Success Manager

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Santosh K.

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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iDeals Virtual Data Room

Ideal VDR

Reviewed 2 years ago

Its nice

Pros

One thing is missing single signing with google, please make sure you can do it ASAP.

Cons

All the Feature is good, but single sign -in Option is not there need to incoporated in this product urgently.

GP
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GILMAR P.

Food Production, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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iDeals Virtual Data Room

Easy to use and deliver all benefits

Reviewed 3 years ago

Over all the use is very simple to input the data and users list, data is simple to upload/download and control. The cellphone App is a great gadget to follow all the material on the drive, notifications are important and keep the whole team up-to-date on every(or not) simgle update. Flexibility is something to mention about the Data Room, you can control permissions, notifications, access and so on. A 100% recommended.

Pros

Simple to use and upload files, through web or even using the windows software. Synchronization is another great feature of the VDR, works very well.

Cons

App could include upload files instead of only view options.