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Google Drive

Overview

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.

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Recent Reviews

Google Drive Review

10 out of 10
July 22, 2024
Incentivized
I have been using Google Drive for more than 10 years to store and synchronize my organization and personal files. Google drive is a safe …
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Security for your files

9 out of 10
March 18, 2024
Google Drive helps in providing security to the information and the integration with other Google platforms is easy. It helps in sharing …
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Document collaboration (204)
    9.3
    93%
  • Reliability (201)
    9.2
    92%
  • Access control (202)
    9.1
    91%
  • File search (206)
    9.0
    90%

Reviewer Pros & Cons

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Video Reviews

5 videos

Google Drive Makes Collaboration Easier for New Users
02:47
Google Drive: Flexible Cloud Storage Unlocks Collaboration
03:49
Included Features Set Google Drive Apart
03:25
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Pricing

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Basic

$6.00

Cloud
per month

Business

$12.00

Cloud
per month

Enterprise

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Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://cloud.google.com/drive…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

Using the Google Drive Presentation App

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Features

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

8.9
Avg 8.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Features related to security and administration for cloud storage platforms

8.5
Avg 8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Features around the functionality of the cloud storage platform.

8.8
Avg 8.6
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Product Details

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files. In addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, which are a part of an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more. Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive.


Google Drive Features

File Sharing & Management Features

  • Supported: Versioning
  • Supported: Document files
  • Supported: Image files
  • Supported: Video files
  • Supported: Audio files
  • Supported: Document collaboration
  • Supported: Shared folders
  • Supported: Access control
  • Supported: File search
  • Supported: Device sync
  • Supported: Web interface
  • Supported: File change notifications
  • Supported: Simultaneous editing

Cloud Storage Security & Administration Features

  • Supported: Single sign-on
  • Supported: Two-step verification
  • Supported: User and role management
  • Supported: Storage limit management
  • Supported: File organization

Cloud Storage Platform Features

  • Supported: Performance
  • Supported: Reliability
  • Supported: Multi-language

Google Drive Screenshots

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Google Drive Videos

The top things you need to know to get up and running on Google Drive. To learn more, check out → https://goo.gle/34qWMf7
To learn more about how Drive can help your team collaborate more effectively, take a look at our website. And when you're ready to get started, sign up for a free trial. Links: Website → https://goo.gle/drive-enterprise Start your trial now → https://goo.gle/37pwbjR
To learn more about how Drive can help your team collaborate more effectively, take a look at our website. And when you're ready to get started, sign up for a free trial. Links: Website → https://goo.gle/drive-enterprise Start your trial now → https://goo.gle/37pwbjR
To learn more about how Drive can help your team collaborate more effectively, take a look at our website. And when you're ready to get started, sign up for a free trial. Links: Website → https://goo.gle/drive-enterprise Start your trial now → https://goo.gle/37pwbjR
To learn more about how Drive can help your team collaborate more effectively, take a look at our website. And when you're ready to get started, sign up for a free trial. Links: Website → https://goo.gle/drive-enterprise Start your trial now → https://goo.gle/37pwbjR
To learn more about how Drive can help your team collaborate more effectively, take a look at our website. And when you're ready to get started, sign up for a free trial. Links: Website → https://goo.gle/drive-enterprise Start your trial now → https://goo.gle/37pwbjR

Google Drive Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

Frequently Asked Questions

Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.

Box, Dropbox, and Dropbox Business are common alternatives for Google Drive.

Reviewers rate Document collaboration highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Google Drive are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Comparisons

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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I gave this rating because Google Drive is really fast. Pages load quickly, reports can be complete in a good time. Furthermore, more than one user can make changes simultaneously, and see those changes instantly. It has integration with all Google Docs tools, and a very fast response to all of them.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google Drive syncs in backgroud and does not affect pc performance. Google drive on the web has no slow downs. I can work on my legacy Windows 10/i5 2520M / 8GB / 480Gb SSD laptop.
Google Sheets is excel level and gives complete spreadsheet features which passes excel in some areas.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
How I have Google Drive installed to my system back up occurs instantly and in the background, if I update a document Google Drive immediately ask if I want to save the updated document and overwrite what I previously stored. This occurs without any prompt from me and that a 10 for me, however, there are times when it does lag a bit however this may be a fault of my Internet service provider and not the Google Drive service.
February 26, 2019

Reliable and Trustworthy

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Performance is never something I've worried about when it comes to Google Drive, it's always been as performant as I'd hoped. The web interface is super speedy to navigate around, and so are the syncing speeds.
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