Critical file collaboration
July 13, 2018

Critical file collaboration

Garett Dunn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Drive

It's being used by groups across the organization. It gets rid of the need for traditional SMB or shared drives, which are clunky and do not integrate well with the OS (especially if you're using a Windows device).
  • Easy to use. It looks a lot like a typical file explorer in your OS and can be learned almost immediately
  • Integrates well with whatever device you're using. You can use the sync software to keep files synced across devices and access them natively like you would any other file
  • Deep integration with GSuite (and many other non-Google products) makes it very versatile and for a good central repository for files, especially ones shared by your team
  • Can be hard to determine what files are using up your quota
  • Sharing files with non-Drive users can be tricky
  • It has allowed for much easier collaboration over documents and much less confusion over document versions, saving time and preventing mistakes that used to occur often
  • The tight integration with GSuite reduces the friction for making changes to files
Dropbox is a very slick product but lacks the tight integration with document editing tools OneDrive is very good on Windows, but not quite as reliable on Mac. And it integrates well with Office desktop products, but the online Office apps are still not quite as streamlined as GSuite apps.
It's very useful for teams or groups needing to share and collaborate over files. It's also valuable for people who use multiple devices and need the files kept in sync.

Google Drive Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Not Rated
Device management
Not Rated
Storage Reports