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What Is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage platform that allows users and teams to store, access, and share files in one secure place. Flexible storage options with data loss prevention features are available. Using Google AI, this solution can identify important files, even before a user starts a search. Google Drive can recognize content, collaborators, and other file elements that may be relevant to each user. Additionally, teams can organize files in dedicated shared drives for easy and secure access.

Who Uses Google Drive?

Teams in various business settings.

Google Drive Software - Search on Google Drive
Google Drive Software - Access shared drives

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Reviews of Google Drive

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Maricarmen
Maricarmen
Designer in Mexico
Verified LinkedIn User
Education Management, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Collaborate and save your files in one place!

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: My experience with google drive has and will always be great! I use it all the time because it is the best collaboration tool for people with basic knowledge of digital apps.

Pros:

I love that I can have different types of files in one place, and I love that my team is able to collaborate on them! It has so many uses and it is very easy for anyone with basic knowledge of the Microsoft Apps or google apps.

Cons:

It doesn’t have the same exact features as the Microsoft Apps, it also has fewer font options (for presentations or google docs)

Marco
Owner in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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I store all my business items with drive

5.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: It’s been great. I use it for everything. I have some personal files set up, but it’s mainly for my business. I share files with people when needed for marketing and public relations purposes, I store all of my social media images and videos here, and I do store some documents and sometimes share documents with others or they share them with me via Google Drive. It’s the thing from my business these days.

Pros:

I like that I can safely insecurely store all of my photos, videos, anything connected to my business and some personal items in one spot. Also, it’s nice that there’s a lot of storage space and that it’s easy to send files to people to grant them access as needed. I use it as my main storage source.

Cons:

Nothing yet! It works well. Really haven’t had any problems. I hope that I won’t run out of storage one day, I will have to cross that bridge when I get to it!

Ahmed darwish
Technical training in Egypt
Verified LinkedIn User
Automotive, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Manage and control my files in Drive

3.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Through the Drive application, I can receive or share my files, and also save a group of files with a common subject within a folder, thus facilitating dealing with those files. I can also save and share files in different formats, such as images, PDF files, drawings, and sometimes programs.

Pros:

I liked some things about it: First, reading some files or seeing pictures without having to download them, and also sending them to my friends and employers. The possibility of merging a large number of files within a folder, especially if the files are dedicated to a specific topic Drive deals with many file formats, such as Word, PDF, JPG, IMG, and links, which shortens the addition of many programs. It also works through Windows, Android, Mac, and the App Store.

Cons:

The disadvantages of this application are that it is difficult to arrange folders and files in it, and it also does not work at low internet speeds. In addition, it takes a long time to open the file through it, which forces me to download the file and open it through another program. It also has limited download capacity, which forces me to create multiple accounts

Kimberly
Kimberly
Communications Consultant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Legislative Office, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Drive - not the best RIDE share.

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Comments: For storing, it is fine. I mostly forget about the items I have in Google Drive. For something like organizing or sharing it takes more discipline. But it is nice for the entry price of FREE!

Pros:

As with most things Google, its DRIVE is adequate. It works for smaller businesses. The price point is excellent and using it with the rest of Google suite (workplace) offerings is seamless. It is good on desktop or in mobile applications.

Cons:

Google Drive is not able to be modified in needed ways. I like to color coordinate my files/documents. Also, I would like to show only those items I need via brands. This is currently not possible. Drop and drag with 3rd party platforms is not possible. Not with Constant Contact.

Jonathan
Chief Button Pusher in US
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Better Than Dropbox

4.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

Easy to use UX and Navigation, integration with Gmail makes downloading directly from emails easy. Pairs well with Android phones and handles large uploads well

Cons:

The zip for download functionality. It's slow and times out, wasting time and effort. You only have a finite amount of storage belt you have to pay. It's cheaper than most, but still annoying.