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Google Drive

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

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Google Drive Features

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Functionality

4.6

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26.3K

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29

7 categories

Google Drive features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Automatic Backup
Collaboration Tools
Content Library
Content Publishing Options
Data Storage Management

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management

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Functionality

4.6

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26.3K

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6

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Total Features

29

Unique features

  • Data Storage Management

  • Real Time Editing

  • Content Publishing Options

  • Multi-Language

Functionality

4.5

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27.4K

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Total Features

17

Features in Common

8

Unique features

  • Customizable Templates

  • Data Import/Export

  • Activity Tracking

  • Document Generation

Functionality

4.6

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22.8K

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Total Features

78

Features in Common

14

Unique features

  • Call Recording

  • Agile Methodologies

  • Call Routing

  • Usage Tracking/Analytics

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Samuel D.

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Nonprofit Organization Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Collaboration platform useful for teams in different countries

Reviewed 2 months ago

Excellent experience with google drive and the associated docs, sheets and tools. It has made collaboration easier and the additional space and business functions afforded to charities to free to an extra bonus for us.

Pros

The key feature that makes google drive better than other cloud platforms is that everyone can access it without needing to download software or even have strong internet connection. Its offline functions are super important for working with teams in the field who are able to work in remote locations and upload reports when they are reconnected.

Cons

The need to have my collaborators also have a g-mail account to access is a little time consuming in order to set them up with the account first. But now everyone has g-mail and google drive access our team is able to collaborate much more smoothly

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Asfak M.

Consumer Goods, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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The most affordable Cloud storage I've ever used.

Reviewed a month ago

Google Drive allows me to easily store, and share files, documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with my friends & colleague in real time. It's making it easy for multiple people to work on the same project at once. Anyone can access files from any device with an internet connection. Overall, Google Drive has greatly increased my productivity and made collaboration easier.

Pros

Google Drive is one of the easiest cloud storage options available. It offers an impressive amount of storage space at no extra cost. Many third-party integrations are available. It allows me to access and share files from any device. The search function helps me quickly locate documents, and its file management features help me organize and collaborate on projects like a charm.

Cons

Sometimes it takes too much time to upload & sync files. There is no tag or label function built in. No password protection for shared files

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Georg F.

Construction, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Seit der Umstellung mit den Shortcuts ziemliche Probleme

Reviewed 2 months ago

Eig. ein gutes Tool, aber die Sache mit den Shortcuts war mehr eine Verschlimmbesserung. Zumindest in einer Windows-Filestruktur sollte der logische Ordnerbaum auch im Pfad abgebildet sein.

Pros

Gutes File-Sharing Tool und vor allem das Scannen von Dokumenten funktioniert recht gut.

Cons

Immer wieder ändert sich der Client für Windows. Seit kurzes wurde auf Shortcuts umgestellt. Dies erzeugt unter Windows ungewöhnliche teils nicht mehr zusammenhängende Dateipfade. Das macht sehr viel Probleme.

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Education Management, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A market leader with its own limitations

Reviewed 4 months ago

Simple and smooth. You install the client, choose what folders you want to backup and can view (and edit!) from any machine via a simple web-based interface. You can also access files from a second PC, although the process is not as simple as it used to be with the old "backup and sync" client that Google decided to ditch one year ago. You can easily share individual files with your contacts (read-only or with edit privileges).

Pros

Drive is powerful, cross-platform and flexible: you can choose what folders you want to backup and share on the cloud and change this easily over time. Also, the PC client accepts multiple users, so you can have a Drive access for personal files and another one related to office ones.

Cons

As is usual with Google, they change the rules after the game has started. First photos did not count against your storage limit, then they did. First you could use a simple and effective "backup and sync" PC client, then you had to migrate to a more cumberome "Google Drive" client that is not as flexible as the previous one used to be, etc. But overall the service is cheap and robust, if you don't mind being taken "hostage" by their marketing/technological changes from time to time.

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Joas Andrito M.

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Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Is Google Drive a better choice for Cloud storage

Reviewed 2 months ago

the experience is indescribable but if I'm to put into words it's "worth trying" try it out and you won't regret

Pros

before you even signup for any Google Drive plan you will get a free 15GB storage lasting for a lifetime, but also it's easy to use with a very friendly user interinterface

Cons

you need to be cautious though Google tries its best to make Google Drive secure but you should know that, it's not 100% secure from hacks but follow security guidelines in order to minimize the risks to be hacked

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Miguel D.

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Marketing and Advertising, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A must tool for any business, excelent for file management in the cloud and file sharing

Reviewed 2 months ago

Right now I keep all my files on the cloud, Google Drive changed the way we share files and edit them.

Pros

-Many platforms have built an integration with Drive so you can save things directly in the cloud or import directly.-Permissions-Integration with Pabbly Connect

Cons

I can't think of something I don't like about Google Drive right now.

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Alice Z.

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Translation and Localization, self-employed

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Free accessible cloud wherever you are

Reviewed 2 months ago

Extremely positive experience in a variety of contexts. Very satisfied with the product!

Pros

The tool has a great potential for beign the ultimate cloud tool if you have a Gmail and it is also extensively used at university. Easy to use, simple to understand, it helps me share documents with my contacts even if they don't have a Gmail. Excellent collaboration tool!

Cons

The "limited" storage space for free amounts to 17 GB which does not allow you to upload large files, such as videos and pics

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Paul R.

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Mental Health Care, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Fantastic storage opportunity

Reviewed 2 months ago

I have been using google drive for years and really like it, the desktop app really makes things easy to store

Pros

Google drive is fnatastic for storage and just found out there is a desktop app that works the same as dropbox but with a lot more space.

Cons

Nothing really works great and I will continue to use

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Jaime Valeriano R.

Education Management, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Review about Google Drive Based on a Perspective of a University Education Student

Reviewed a month ago
Pros

The following are my favorite features of Google Drive: First, searching is very easy because we can use a filter that gives us the option to search based on the types of a file (photos, videos, pdfs, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.), based on who created it (it may be something you owned, something you not owned, or a specific person), based on the dates of recent edits, and many more.Second, sharing...

Cons

What I like the least about Google Drive is that some people can access my files without my permission. But don't get me wrong, it is my responsibility, not Google's. The reason behind this is that there are times that I accidentally make a file available for everyone. Well, it will not be just accessible to everyone since they need to have a thorough search to look for my file since I named my files somewhat like a code to help me organize things. It's just that sometimes there are some of my schoolmates accidentally find my files.

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Kavindu Githsara K.

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E-Learning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive is The Best Investment to Protect Your Valuable Data

Reviewed a month ago

I have been using Google Drive Almost 15 Years now. I backed up lots of valuable Data of mine and my company. I never lost single thing so far. I never faced any trouble when i access my data. I already purchased a bigger space and i need to tell you that it is a worthy investment. Because Google Drive gives you more space to the same cost when comparing to others. You will not have to worry about your Privacy if you use Google Drive. I don't want to switch to any other cloud storage solution because google drive already did change my life.

Pros

Google Drive can be used even without downloading a software. That makes this cloud storage system is the best when comparing to other cloud storage solutions. Google drive has some offline features that can be helpful for anyone if they face sudden connection failures. Even if you have lower strength of network signal, this google drive works perfectly. It gives us 15GB FREE Storage when we sign up...

Cons

There is a Risk of storing data in a Cloud Solution. It does affects to all other cloud storing solutions too. Lots of Cyber Attacks are happening now a days. So, there is a Risk. Other than that i have nothing to highlight.

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Noah M.

Media Production, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Google Drive | It's for You

Reviewed a month ago

Google Drive is a wonderful creation which is vital to personal life and some business operations. It allows students to collaborate on Google's version of Powerpoint together, it allows authors to write stories and share them with their editor for comments and feedback, and it provides a neat, pretty safe place to store important images, files, documents, projects, videos, audio - you name it! I highly recommend this product to people who are on a budget, don't like One Drive, or already have a Google Account (15GB of storage, free as long as you have an account). I've been using Drive since I was a teen, and I'm only 6.4 GB of my 15 GB limit.

Pros

Google Drive is an easy to use application which provides a ridiculous amount of space for free. I've been using it for nearly 8 years, and I've yet to be disappointed. I've written hundreds of documents, shared projects with people, and uploaded video or audio for sharing. I've used it as my primary storage for a long time, and I've elected to use it instead of One Drive (Microsoft) due to Google...

Cons

I've experienced a few security issues with Drive. The most noticeable of which was when someone shared their link to a group of people and the folder was violated by unwanted eyes. I was able to remove the link and access, but the privacy was gone by that point. Occasionally I have trouble searching through Drive to find the file I'm looking for, especially if I can't remember the name of the file for the search function. These are minor issues that hardly impact my decision of using the software, however.

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Thierry B.

Photography, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good product in general, but not the best to me

Reviewed a month ago

Google Drive and Photos are great tools overall, with very good features and very good speed.If you only need the functionality of Google Drive, you will find better solutions for a cheaper price and more professional features. If you only need the Google Photos feature, this will be a pricy solution too, but you will probably won't find better ways to sort and find a picture amongst thousand ones.

Pros

Once installed and configured, the sync works fine with Google Drive. Also the compression of Google Photo is quite impressive (but you better keep your original pictures somewhere else). Google photo recognition feature of the pictures is probably one of the most advanced and impressive overall.

Cons

If you need to change the source disk where your data is, be prepare to reupload everything from scratch. Any change to your workflow is a nightmare, and support is clearly useless. 3 times I had someone trying to help almost immediately and for hours, but I never had the help I needed. Worst, the last time, the person didn't know how their product was working and I had to explain him (True story, I swear !). Also I started using Google drive and Google Photo when Pictures were unlimited. Unfortunately, since a year or 2, every picture file upload to Google Drive and Photos is taking double space, which wasn't the case before.

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Kiara G.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive Just Replaced Your Secretary!

Reviewed 2 months ago

At our software development company, we use Google Drive on a daily basis to collaborate and integrate our work. The Google Drive allows us to easily share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with each other in real time, making it easy for multiple team members to work on the same project at once. We can also swiftly access each other's files from any device with an internet connection, eliminating the need for physical storage and allowing us to work remotely when needed. Overall, Google Drive has greatly increased our productivity and streamlined our workflow as a software development team.

Pros

Google Drive is one of the most user-friendly cloud storage options out there. Not only does it allow us to access and share files from any device, but its integration with Google Workspace makes it a seamless addition to our daily workflow. Its search function allows us to quickly locate documents, and its file management features make it easy for us to organize and collaborate on projects. Google Drive also offers an impressive amount of storage space at no additional cost, ensuring that we never have to worry about running out of room for important documents and files. Overall, Google Drive has been an invaluable asset for our business and greatly simplifies our daily operations.

Cons

Google Drive has been such a lifesaver for our business, making it easy to store and access documents from any device. But there are always ways to improve, and there are some features we would love to see added in the future. For example, the ability to add watermarks or password protection on specific files would be incredibly useful for sensitive information. Additionally, the option to tag or label files similar to how Google Photos organizes pictures would make it easier to find what we need quickly. Google Drive is already an integral part of our workflow, and we can't wait to see what enhancements they make in the future.

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Lindsay W.

Graphic Design, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The most user-friendly content storage out there

Reviewed 2 months ago

Great! We use it every day as it integrates very well with all of our programs and devices.

Pros

The ease of use is the best feature of Google Drive. We upload and share content across many users in which Google Drive makes it very easy to collaborate.

Cons

I have two accounts with Google Drive-- a personal and business account. The business account is paid in which it has larger storage capacity. The personal account is free in which it is almost always running out of space. I'd suggest adding more space to personal accounts to back up photos and videos.

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Caitlyn R.

Entertainment, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Google Drive is a place for everything and keeps everything in its place

Reviewed 2 months ago

My overall experience with Google Drive, thus far, has been good. It has been a real lifesaver for my team of writers, editors, artists, and so forth. This software has allowed us to stay on top of all of our tasks in real time. Thus, making our workflow more efficient and practically effortless with the ease it allows us. Everyone knows what they are meant to be working on at all times, keeping everyone on task and stress-free, which is most important -- because happy creators means better art. Aside from the fact that I have had a similar issue to the one I have had with Google Docs, the issue of not being able to add multiple collaborators to a single file at a time on occasion for no reason, I would have to say my experience with Google Drive has been pretty amazing.

Pros

So far from what I have experienced using Google Drive, the experience has been very positive. I like the fact that it allows my team and I to have a place where we can keep all of our files and documents safely and confidentially. I also like the fact it allows for us to be able to collaborate on projects in real time amongst ourselves and with outsourced freelance contractors. Almost hands-free because it doesn't feel like we are all chained to a desk at all times to get our work done because of the remote and mobile access features allowed by the software.

Cons

So far the only thing that I have experienced as far as a bug in the Google Drive software is pretty much the same issue I have had with Google Docs. The issue is that sometimes it is difficult to have more than one person allowed to collaborate on a file at a time. If they were able to fix this, the software would be close to perfect.

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Vikram A.

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Staffing and Recruiting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A free tool to keep all your documents safe and easily accessible

Reviewed 2 months ago

Google drive is a tool that has helped us with content management and remote sharing of files across the organisation. We have a cloud storage available for the company, that too at no cost. We highly recommend Google Drive for all your cloud storage needs.

Pros

Google Drive has been an important part of our organization as we have all our documents and data repository on google drive. The tool is not only easy to use but is also accessible remotely from anywhere. As our HR department and marketing department requires lot of internal team collaborations and files sharings, Google drive comes handy with all the essential features and is free for upto 15 GB which is great.

Cons

The time to upload larger documents and files is sometimes too much. This can be reduced which will make the tool more efficient.

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Ari R.

Professional Training & Coaching, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best cloud storage service I've tried yet

Reviewed 2 months ago

I think this is the greatest value there is out there. It's safe, reliable, easy to use and offers a cost that is affordable and fair. I strongly suggest the use of it.

Pros

- Fast - Reliable - Ability to work with files offline - Safe - Great value

Cons

There aren't a lot of cons with this software. I find it annoying only when files have been backed up when there's a constant message popping out on the top of the screen and I can't get it to go away. Other than that, it's a very good solution for my needs.

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Capital Markets, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Mon Cloud à usage personnel préféré

Reviewed 3 months ago

expérience globalement positive pour un utilisateur lambda comme moi. Me permet de sauvegarder mes fichiers et photos facilement et de les partagés en un clic.

Pros

- Partage des fichiers facilité avec gestion des permissions(lecture, écriture) - Synchronisation en temps réel pour les documents partagés - Intégration parfaite dans l'écosystème Android et google - Outil de bureautique intégré et totalement gratuit

Cons

Inconvénient sont le manque de confidentialité. Les conditions d'utilisation stipule bien que Google à un a un accès total à vos données. Donc je ne recommande pas dans le cas de projet top secret ou hautement confidentiel.

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Michael P.

Music, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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The Best In It's Class!

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall I'm a huge fan of Google Drive and I always recommend it over any other cloud storage and file sharing program. I use this daily for sharing and storing large files and I haven't found anything cheaper or more cost efficient. You can get a massive amount of space for a very cheap monthly rate, and it is easy to organize your files on the platform, both on your computer or the app. I'm not sure why some people are still using Dropbox, which is probably it's main competitor in this space. To me it's a clear choice and I will continue to use Google Drive both for business and personal use!

Pros

I like many things about Google Drive! First and foremost is the cost and the user experience. I've used a lot of cloud storage and file sharing platforms, and this for me is the simplest and easiest to follow. It is as cheap as it gets for lots of cloud storage, and sharing files and folders is super easy as well - we almost take it for granted! It also definitely helps that most people have Google emails, so they're able to easily access the files I share.

Cons

The only thing I dislike about Google Drive is that sometimes when you click on a file from an email, it can take you to an odd page, or the sharing permissions are off. This isn't really a Google problem, but it can confuse people sometimes.

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Government Administration, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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An Easy to Use and USeful Storage Tool

Reviewed 3 months ago

Overall, I have had a good experience. It is easy to use and helpful for productivity and when you’re on-the go.

Pros

Firstly, it’s very easy to use. I also like the integration across google services such as gmail and google docs. You can send large documents in gmail through a google drive link and you can access your google docs easily from your drive etc. You can easily use Drive with other services such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. I like the "portability" of Google Drive. I love that I can access it anytime...

Cons

Like most other google services, it is internet-based and so you will need the internet to access your files. The exception is when you have the folder synced on your PC. However, you will still need to connect to the internet to sync and update. The 15 GB limit for free accounts is very limited in today’s climate when files are becoming larger and larger. A few high quality videos can completely deplete your storage. There are some security concerns as with most network-based services regarding malicious access to your files as well as potential google services tracking and data sharing.

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Vassilis P.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The most integrated online solution for document management

Reviewed 5 months ago

We have been using Google Drive for more than ten years now and we couldn't have been more pleased. It allows us to store and share files and documents securely, it helps us collaboratively work on documents, and we can have all our files (e.g. GDocs, GSheets and even Gforms, among others), in one place. The search function is really fast and efficient, making use of Google's advanced AI algorithms, allowing us to retrieve files quickly without having to browse through a folder's structure.

Pros

First things first, Google Drive is free, at least its first tier, which is more than sufficient for most users. The storage available can be used for document storage, file storage and shared with Google Photos, to name a few. Second, I love the integration between Google drive and the GSuite which allows the organization Docs, Sheets etc. in an easy way. The online editing of files by multiple users...

Cons

It is hard to find anything negative about Google Drive. It is free (the basic plan), has plenty of features and provides seamless integration with GSuite.

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Kim R.

Law Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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An exquisite cloud storage platform.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Overall my experience with Google drive has been wonderful and I'm quite pleased with its performance for business use and personal use. It's so convenient that we don't need to set up extra accounts or learn to use a whole new brand. Google drive is an affordable and effective cloud storage solution. It can hold large files and different file types. However, if you need extra security this product may not be the one for you.

Pros

I most enjoyed the reasonable price for business plans compared to other products. You get a much better value for money especially for the amount of storage space. Google Drive is the most easy to use cloud storage software that I have experience with. Every function I use only takes a few (or one) simple steps. If you ever do need help it's quite easy to find answers online or you can contact customer support. It's very simple to share from Google drive as well. Again it's just a few simple steps. Personally I like all Google products and I enjoy the way all of them are set up.

Cons

While it's great overall, Google drive just lacks some of the more advanced features that are provided by its competitors. I would like to see more business tailored tools and customization. Tragically, Google Drive just isn't up to par on security and encryption levels for us. We handle documents that need to be kept in a very secure (and reliable) place. When we revised our goals for security and privacy we had to ditch Google Drive.

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Photography, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Long time Dropbox user now a dedicated Google Drive user!

Reviewed 5 months ago

Much of what I do in Google Drive is for managing the workflow of photography projects that engage contractor work. I create project rosters for larger companies and invite the project lead to help with the expectations of headshot project timelines. It also allows the companies to be more involved. Amongst other file sharing it just works really well for me and most people have a google account or google access to easily hop into the spreadsheets or handouts. I also work with contractors in the US for editing and contractors for smaller jobs on Fiverr. Google Drive allows me to share files that need to be worked on with an easy link in our production app (Airtable) to get files around.

Pros

I love so many things about using Google Drive. I use it for my business on a daily basis. I come from a long long relationship with Dropbox, but finally switched over. I find that more people are able to understand using Google Drive when I collaborate or share documents and images. I also love that Google Drive comes with native Word Processing (Docs) and Spreadsheets (Sheets) for quick client project management. I find it is very easy to understand the UX, layout, easy to organize my files, easy to share files at a variety of security levels, easy to login and access... and I love that I can use Emoji's in my folder names and color coding.

Cons

In the near past, I have been a little annoyed with the sharing functionality until I realized how it worked. I have a google workspace custom email domain and my admin is connected to my Google Drive -- that said, it stops and asks if I want to share outside my organization. I do know they have changed the share features recently for the better to make it a cleaner, easier experience. I am glad that this is one of the areas they chose to improve. Otherwise, I have been very happy with my Google Drive experience.

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Skyler B.

Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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The Best Cloud Storage Platform

Reviewed 5 months ago

I use Google Drive daily for file and document management, cloud storage, and file sharing and collaboration. I do all of my client work in Google Docs and being able to just share a link to the file and have clients add feedback saves so much time than having to send files by email and try to make sure we are working on the same version of the file.

Pros

Google Drive has become my go-to cloud storage platform after I've previously used both Dropbox and iCloud. There is a free 15 GB storage available which is much higher than competitors. I have a Google Workspace Business Starter subscription which gives me 30 GB of storage. I've moved some files from my MacBook to Google Drive for cloud storage to free up space on my hard drive too. I am a content...

Cons

I honestly like everything about Google Drive, but the only thing that I am a bit concerned about is that I keep hearing people say that your data isn't safe. But, I am yet to see any cases of data being hacked, and trust Google Drive to keep my personal files secure.

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Federico A.

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Banking, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Excellent product for sharing and manage documents!

Reviewed 6 months ago

It is a great product, compatible, easy to use and reliable so far.

Pros

Google Drive allows you to have free storage, it has a great compatibility with every phone, tablet, computer, and any other device we tested, the refresh rate is almost immediate, easy to understand user interface, preview of almost all file types and some security features.

Cons

As any other cloud services it has security risks which needs to be carefully managed, there is a size limit which can be managed with the paying subscription, it requires internet connection, the uploading-downloading can be slow depending on the internet connection and file size.