Google Drive

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Google Drive

Overview

Recent Reviews

Google Drive Review

9 out of 10
May 16, 2022
I use Google Drive between my laptop, desktop, and phone. Whether, I am working in the office, remotely, or on the go, I have access to my …
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Good for cloud storage.

8 out of 10
April 29, 2022
The company papers are saved on Google Drive. It enables us to securely share documents with just authorized people. Only Google Drive …
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Popular Features

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Document collaboration (194)

9.3
93%

Reliability (190)

8.9
89%

Access control (191)

8.7
87%

File search (195)

8.5
85%

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Video Reviews (5)

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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
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Offerings

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

Features Scorecard

File Sharing & Management

8.7
87%

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

8.7
87%

Cloud Storage Platform

8.7
87%

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: Strorage limit management
  • Supported: File organization

Cloud Storage Platform Features

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

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Google Drive Videos

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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

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Google Drive Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is Google Drive's best feature?

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

Who uses Google Drive?

The most common users of Google Drive are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is the company's primary cloud storage facility. It overcomes communication issues, serves as an information wall, and stores sensitive data for several accounts managed by admin users. It has a wide range of applications: mechanics use it to store installation guidelines, offices use it to store sensitive data, and salespeople use it to store client personal information.
Fatih Kecelioglu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Verified User
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Cannot do what I want to do. Cannot control the file downloads on my device. It will crazily download files to my device, as if it is a major important function of such devices. NO! The syncing should be primarily to upload files to the cloud not the other way.
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Drive is simple to use. Uploading files from a computer or a mobile device can be done in a variety of intuitive ways. Downloading is just as easy and Google Drive allows you the option of previewing most files before you download them. Managing one's files is simple and similar to their email and photo platform. The only thing that proves some difficulty is managing shared files.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
This software is very much useful in office work. It has all the features which increase users' productivity. Document collaboration, data storage, and data sharing are the few features which are most important. And users don't need to install any software to use it, they can easily use it from the web browser. It also facilitates users to edit their files from the software itself. Users do not need to download the file to edit it.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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I've been using Google Drive for years. I've used OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox etc., and Google Drive is the one I just keep coming back to. It is the easiest platform to use that I have tried.

Another aspect that holds Google Drive above the competition is the generous amount of storage before you need to pay, and the cost basis isn't bad either.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Drive is one of the essential business tools out there that keep people working. Individuals have the ability to collaborate and communicate instantaneously through the platform in order to better themselves and their organizations. I give this product a ten because of the immense benefit provided to all individuals who use it.
August 17, 2019

Go with Google Drive

Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
Google Drive is easy to use. Multiple ways to access it, share from it, and organize it. Shared folders help teams work effectively. The fact that it is available across operating systems and devices eliminates barriers to access. You can work anywhere, at any time. Having version histories helps if mistakes are made.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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The tool itself is easy to use, but we found some issues regarding how space was used between users and how files were shared. So if you create some file, you'll need to move it to a shared folder or share it manually with other people. In terms of ease of use, it's great. File sharing works, but could be improved though.
August 13, 2019

Works like a charm

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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It just works. It works on any device. On the go, tablet, mobile, or the desktop of any OS. Also, the UI is very easy to use and it integrates perfectly with the rest of Google´s product suite. I can't find a single disadvantage.
Brett Knighton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Google Drive has always done everything I've needed it to do. They keep adding features that make it more enjoyable and useful as well. I've used many of Drive's features over the years on personal and professional projects and have never been disappointed. Most importantly I've never lost work when depending on a Google product to do my job.
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google Drive's user interface and experience is incredible. It is so simple, and if you've used the internet or Google itself, then you'll be familiar with the layout, buttons, etc., of Google Drive. It is far easier to use, and has a much lower barrier to entry than most other web tools, not to mention Microsoft Products. I grew up using Microsoft Office and Google is far simpler. Less features, perhaps, but simpler to the point that it offsets the lack of features (and the features continue to catch up).
Mohammad Aminul Islam | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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The features of Google Drive are very easy and user-friendly. It's easy to upload, download, share and collaborate different files among different departments. The storage capacity and accessibility from anywhere make it a very useful platform.
Matt Graf | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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It is incredibly easy to use. I don't know if there is a simpler solution available. If there is, I have never seen it. Google Drive is the best option I've come across for sending and receiving files, whether they are small or large. I can't recommend it enough to anyone who might be interested.