Google Backup and Sync is a great free solution that offers easy file sharing.
July 12, 2021

Google Backup and Sync is a great free solution that offers easy file sharing.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Backup and Sync

Google Backup and Sync is being used by our shipping department to share the daily shipping schedule online with several other users, and it gives all those users the ability to all edit the same documents and spreadsheets at the same time, which is huge for us. We also have a big screen tv that is permanently open to the google spreadsheet of the shipping schedule for all our employees on the dock to be able to see what trucks are coming next and at which dock doors.
  • Provides anywhere access to your documents and spreadsheets
  • Allow multiple users to go in and edit files at the same time
  • Keep all your files secure and backed up
  • Google Backup and Sync could be better at resolving conflicts if some users try to upload different copies of the same file to the same location, it saves both copies and renames one of them slightly, then you have to combine them later.
  • Google Drive could have a better app to integrate it with the windows file explorer, right now the best way to interact with it is the web interface instead.
  • Switching accounts or having multiple accounts for google backup and sync could be better.
  • Letting multiple users edit the same file at the same time.
  • Keeping all files backed up and secure
  • Giving you access to your files from anywhere.
  • It has allowed us to edit files at the same time which is saving our users a ton of time, instead of waiting for their turn to get into a file.
  • It allows IT to not have to worry about backing up those files because they live in the cloud and are safe
  • It has required some training and changing of thinking for our employees which slowed things down for a little while.
Since the [Google Backup and Sync] works with google/gmail accounts, and most people have a google account already it made it an easy solution to setup and link with most users. The other solutions would have required setting up new accounts for most employees to get them started, so it saved us that hassle.

Do you think Google Backup and Sync delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Google Backup and Sync's feature set?

Yes

Did Google Backup and Sync live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Google Backup and Sync go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Google Backup and Sync again?

Yes

OneDrive, Dropbox Business, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365)
Google [Backup and Sync] is great if you want a nice free solution to sharing files where multiple people need to be in them at the same time. Everyone needs a free google account and they can have access and share file easily. If you need something that integrates well with the windows file explorer or a mac computer though, this solution isn't the best one out there because it works best through the web interface.