Google Drive: Our Organization's Favorite Storage & Collaboration Tool.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 18, 2019

Google Drive: Our Organization's Favorite Storage & Collaboration Tool.

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Drive

We use Google Drive so much that If Google Drive did not exist in the organization, we would be roaming around the office constantly with pen drives and CDs.

We use Google Drive for many purposes. When I was in the marketing department, I was on the testimonial gathering team where our job was to travel to the client's office in another state and record them. As soon as the shoot used was completed, the first thing we used to do was back up all of our data on the drive. It's only after backing up the data that we used to declare the trip a success. In my current role, we use Google Drive to store multiple documents that many people collaborate on.
  • No matter the internet connection, the upload and download speeds are invariably stupendous. It's like copying a file within the computer only. No file size feels formidable for it.
  • I really like the drag and drop feature used to upload files. Also, the feature where you can create an offline folder on your desktop which automatically syncs all the files is simply brilliant. I don't always have to visit the website to make the changes.
  • I think the interface could be updated. As soon as I open the window, I am invariably inundated by the number of files that are displayed. The view could have been structured better. A dark theme would also help.
  • I don't like how every doc file that I view automatically appears in my Drive. It would be much better if the 2 views are separated, one for the folders and files I manually uploaded and the other which I viewed on Docs.
  • Instead of sharing file constantly back and forth through mail, now one can complete their work on a file and get to something else. This saves a lot of time.
  • I don't know why, but Drives upload and download speeds have been much better for me than Gmail. Again, this saves time.
As we are G Suite users, we didn't want to jump to another platform for storage. Using Google Drive was a no brainer for us. Also, the integration with Google Docs was very essential for us. Also, Drive upload and download speeds have always been unbeaten. The Gmail integration also helps.
I am giving it 9 out of 10 as I feel it rightfully deserves it. We have got so used to the service that using offline storage devices like USBs and CDs feels really awkward and time-consuming. If they make the interface a little more structured in the future, I will happily change the rating to 10.

Do you think Google Drive delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Google Drive's feature set?

Yes

Did Google Drive live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Google Drive go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Google Drive again?

Yes

Google Drive should be used by teams and departments in organizations that want to collaborate on the same files. Also, if you are a G Suite user, you definitely need to check it out. I love how there is a Google Drive app for every major operating system/ecosystem. If I am away from my laptop and have to quickly access a file, I do so on my mobile. The interface is quite beautiful and intuitive on the mobile ecosystem. I also think that the default storage space that they prove is more than sufficient.

Google Drive Feature Ratings

Versioning
8
Video files
9
Audio files
10
Document collaboration
8
Access control
9
File search
9
Device sync
10
User and role management
9
File organization
8
Device management
10
Performance
8
Reliability
9
Storage Reports
9