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March 22, 2021
Afjal Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Records attendance for team members through Google Sheets.
  • Share important documents with all over team members.
  • Easy to share and edit any info.
  • Create a sheet and [receive] immediate feedback from team members if any issues [are] found and track them down and send them to the appropriate team to look into.
  • Store important data and easy to look at it when necessary.
  • They could add more free space for free users.
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March 15, 2021
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use
  • Storage
  • Sharing files
  • The biggest problem that comes up is when sharing a file and you accidentally don't give the person access. It's easy to forget. I shared something yesterday and then closed my computer, not realizing I never gave anyone permission to view it. Maybe the UX could bring it to your attention rather than you have to search it out.
  • Honestly, the rest is great. No notes.
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April 12, 2021
Abhinav Khanna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The Google Drive security is top notch, probably the best in the market.
  • It makes sharing large files so easy.
  • It comes in handy as a backup tool.
  • While there are not many things that Drive needs to change, they can however try to enhance the interface.
  • Drive can improve its compatibility with plugins.
  • Not compatible with email providers like yahoo etc.
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February 08, 2021
Lucky Griffin Nyabicha | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Collaborative platform
  • Storage point for shared documents such as pdfs
  • Access to other Google apps such as Google docs from within Google Drive
  • Smooth link with gmail
  • Offline Use- Google Drive's user experience would be much better if it was possible to have offline access to some of the functionalities.
  • Range of editable items- It is not possible to edit some types of documents, such powerpoint in Google Drive. Adding such functionalities would make it serve our organisation better.
  • Size. It would be great if the allowable space allowed per user on Google Drive was unlimited as opposed to the current 15 GB.
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January 30, 2021
H. P. Molloy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Uptime is good.
  • Indexing, including of contents, is possible.
  • Searching is useful and thorough.
  • The file structuring and hierarchy are different from what many people are used to.
  • Viewing is related to files' structuring.
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January 16, 2021
Akhilesh Arya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • First and foremost, you can use it to keep your documents online and download them when required.
  • Second, you can share the documents and can work in the collaboration with other people in a shared file, so distance is no longer a thing to consider.
  • You can collect reviews or feedback for any product or training in a very little time.
  • You can conduct quizzes online.
  • Reports are presented using spreadsheets as well as in the form of pie and bar charts.
  • UI is a bit complicated to understand for beginners who are not from a technical background.
  • Internet isa must, requires a little higher bandwidth.
  • One more problem is in public folders anyone can edit and delete the files created by other users; I think that should be controlled. A person can edit only the files created by him/ her.
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April 09, 2021
Mochammad Zachri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Server Reliability
  • Server Availability
  • Sharing-access management
  • Sharing access doesn't repeat on folders
  • Pricing too expensive
  • Native PC Apps to sync not efficient because takes too much bandwidth
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November 10, 2020
Sahil yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Secure and easy to use
  • Fast sync
  • Collaborative work
  • Free space of 15GB
  • Strong community and customer support
  • Low uploading speed
  • Searching is little bit slow
  • Time-based sharing can also be incorporated
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March 08, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • This app stores huge amounts of data with no problems
  • This app lets you share your files with as many people as you want with help of links
  • This app also contains a very good PDF reader, which is very useful
  • With Google Drive, one can only store 15 GB of data for free. Many other services allow much more data to be stored.
  • Google Drive's interface is a bit complicated to use for beginners. There's a good scope for simplification of the same.
  • The prices for more storage are much higher than many other cloud services, so the prices can be made cheaper.
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February 03, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to share
  • Security is good
  • Collaboration with other apps
  • Security to download and scanning small files
  • Must check for viruses in large files
  • Improve in playing video in the interface
  • Sorting out with file extension
  • Loading preview fast
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March 29, 2021
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Google Drive tracks changes in real time so documents can be quickly updated and shared.
  • Finding individual documents can be cumbersome, since all users are tied to the names originally given to files and the search function does not extend to the contents of each document.
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November 08, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Drag and drop feature
  • Sharing link generation
  • Access across multiple devices and systems
  • Drag and download feature will boost use
  • Archiving duration of file should be added
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October 30, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • No subscription fee, which makes it easier for startup companies to have access to a cloud storage platform to store their valuable documents
  • Easier to collaborate, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it makes it easier for teams to collaborate and be productive
  • Easier to manage folders and give others access to folders or files
  • Easy to upload files
  • You need a Google account to have access to Google Drive
  • Sometimes it's tricky to figure out what's consuming your storage
  • Gmail uses storage from Google Drive, so it would be better to have a separate email storage instead of Gmail using all the storage
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October 29, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Collaboration
  • Price
  • Reliability
  • Ecosystem
  • Deeper features
  • Smart tips and templates
  • Corporate messengers
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October 02, 2020
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Free account.
  • Variety of file storage.
  • Preview and editing.
  • File sharing.
  • Need a Google Account to get 16 GB of storage.
  • Sometimes difficult to find what is using space.
  • Deleting shared files sometimes does not remove them.
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July 06, 2020
Kaya Mondry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is great for collaborating.
  • Great resource for organizing and planning events.
  • You can upload multiple kinds of documents and formats.
  • Privacy is great.
  • You have to have a Gmail to use Google Drive.
  • Others cannot view documents without having a Google account.
  • It can be hard to find things at first.
  • If you upload a Word document for collaboration, it will mess up the formatting.
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October 15, 2020
Jonathan Sandoval | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Office tools handling in a single place.
  • Org privacy.
  • Easy to use built-in graphical user interface.
  • Constant updates.
  • Enhance Google Docs options.
  • Different views of your documents.
  • Total storage pie chart showing percentages of the number of documents in storage.
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August 04, 2020
Awais Idrees | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Can access anywhere and anytime.
  • It's secure from malware and other viruses.
  • There is no issue of storage capacity.
  • It's a user-friendly app and can be used free up to a certain level.
  • Microsoft files must open on Google Drive.
  • Many files of same name must not be uploaded.
  • Searching History must be available.
  • There must be a time schedule for sharing files.
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July 27, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ample free space (15 GB) and ability to expand.
  • High and reliable security features you can trust.
  • Availability of features to make day-to-day tasks easy and convenient.
  • Supports various add-ons.
  • Free service.
  • Depends on internet even to activate off-line functions.
  • Quality of functionalities heavily depend on internet.
  • With frequent use you might feel that the free capacity 15 GB is not adequate.
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June 12, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Accessibility.
  • Storage space.
  • Fast load times.
  • Transferring files from one user account to another could be made easier.
  • Option to see file size and total size of a folder would be great for transfers.
  • Dual screen support for mobile for devices with multiple screens.
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June 02, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Storage can be adjusted depending on the business size.
  • Easy sharing and downloading to inter exchange material professionally among peers and teams.
  • High security to protect data, option to limit permissions for different types of users.
  • Large downloads may take some time to load depending on server and the internet connectivity.
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May 06, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Being a Google product it is very well integrated with other Google services and I can use it with my Google account.
  • It makes sharing any data file very easy. One-click and I can share my data with my colleagues.
  • Dashboard navigation is very easy and quick. It does not confuse users.
  • Its offline mode helps me to work when I have no internet.
  • Sometimes I feel the upload speed is slightly slow even if the internet speed is fast.
  • It does not allow users to copy folders the way they can be copied with keyboard shortcuts on computers.
  • I am not very confident about the security which Google provides for our data. The way Google tracks users activity and provides advertisements, it's difficult to trust.
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May 04, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Multi sync for many people at the same time.
  • Free to use with up to 15GB.
  • Fast and convenient.
  • Update in real time.
  • Should have warning whenever there is more than one person using a file at the same time.
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January 09, 2020
Jose F. Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Sharing documents/spreadsheets/presentations with other people.
  • Macros in spreadsheets/scripting.
  • Performance of complex spreadsheets could be better, it's still slower than MS Excel in some cases
  • No/limited VB macro compatibility
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January 09, 2020
Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allowed multiple collaborators to work on the same document or Excel sheet at the same time.
  • Provided communication features such as in-document comments and messaging.
  • Allowed individuals to see past deletions and alterations made to any documents.
  • Google Drive's capabilities typically function very well, unless there is a somewhat shoddy internet connection. If there is an unstable internet connection then it can take a while for changes made in the document to be saved. This may make it hard for certain individuals working remotely in areas with an occasionally unstable internet connection to be able to make or see any changes themselves.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Versioning (128)
8.6
Video files (119)
8.5
Audio files (116)
8.8
Document collaboration (143)
9.5
Access control (142)
8.9
File search (143)
8.6
Device sync (133)
9.1
User and role management (132)
8.9
File organization (140)
8.7
Device management (102)
8.7
Performance (138)
9.3
Reliability (139)
9.4
Storage Reports (90)
8.7

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

Has featureVersioning
Has featureDocument files
Has featureImage files
Has featureVideo files
Has featureAudio files
Has featureDocument collaboration
Has featureShared folders
Has featureAccess control
Has featureFile search
Has featureDevice sync
Has featureWeb interface
Has featureFile change notifications
Has featureSimultaneous editing

Cloud Storage Security & Administration Features

Has featureSingle sign-on
Has featureTwo-step verification
Has featureUser and role management
Has featureStrorage limit management
Has featureFile organization

Cloud Storage Platform Features

Has featurePerformance
Has featureReliability
Has featureMulti-language

Google Drive Screenshots

Google Drive Videos (6)

Google Drive Integrations

Google Drive Competitors

Google Drive Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Basic$6.00per month
Business$12.00per month
EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quoteper month

Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

Google Drive Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Phone
Email

Google Drive Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android

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 9.5.

Who uses Google Drive?

The most common users of Google Drive are Mid-size Companies from the Computer Software industry.