Drive

Drive

by Google

Who Uses Drive?

Cloud-based file storage platform that enables individuals and businesses of all sizes to store and share contacts, photos, videos, spreadsheets, presentations and more.

What Is Drive?

File sharing platform that allows users to store and share contacts, photos, videos, presentations, recordings and more.

Drive Details

Google

http://www.google.com

Drive Pricing Overview

Drive has a free version and does not offer free trial. See additional pricing details for Drive below.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Drive Features

File Sharing Software
Access Controls/Permissions
Audit Trail
Collaboration
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Encryption
Messaging
Real Time Synchronization
Search/Filter
Workflow Management

Drive Reviews

Showing 5 of 17,796 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.7/5

Reliable Cloud Storage

Reviewed on 21/07/2019
Tobi A.
Quantity Surveyor
Construction, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
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Comments: My office is able to avoid problems associated with physical hardrive or storage devices crash, or loss by having our most vital documents and information saved on google drive. Each project has its own folder and admins if required. We currently use the 100 GB plan and have nothing but awesome value since implementation.
Another plus is that since most android phones have the drive app, one can also access and upload file via mobile and on the go

Pros: The ability to save, edit and access documents on the go and also share these same functions with a workgroup.

Cons: Sometimes (not often) uploads and downloads are slow even with a fast internet

The best Cloud Service hands down!

Reviewed on 17/02/2020
Verified Reviewer
Help Desk Support
Information Technology & Services, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Overall my experience with Google Drive is a very good relationship. It is dependable and I have the peace of mind of knowing my files, photos, and documents are stored safely and I won't lose any.

Pros: I have used Google Drive for many years. I have Google Drive on each of my laptops, desktop, and smartphones it's awesome because no matter which device I'm using I know I can always access my files. They offer up to 15G of storage for all your files, photos, and documents. My husband and I both use it so that we can share files between each other like tax documents and other important family files. Everything is stored on Google's servers so that you can always have access. Another benefit of storing your files on Google Drive instead of USB drives or external hard drives they can become corrupted over time or one day malfunction when you plug it in and your important files, documents and photos are destroyed but not with Google Drive you have the peace of mind knowing that your files stay in-tact. 
One other great feature is if you receive a file that you don't have an app on the device that you are trying to open it on just open it with Google Drive it has the ability to open Microsoft Word documents, PDF, and spreadsheets. Another feature I use a lot is the search features with the amount of files I have stored it's hard to stroll through them all to find what I need. You can search by the type of document and keywords. The last feature I use a lot is sending large files from my Gmail to my husband or other contacts with ease.

Cons: The only draw back is the upload and download speeds can be rather slow at times even if your on WiFi.

One of the Best Drives Out There

Reviewed on 24/11/2019
Jannatin N.
Full Time Student
Chemicals, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Over all, Google Drive is one of the best Drives I have come across especially as someone who uses apps and programs to interchangeably access files from a Mac to a PC to an iPad I can easily access from all of these platforms all of my files. Google Drive is not only a Drive though! You can work on Docs, Powerpoints, and more live time with others as well or on your own. One of the greatest tools that replace many programs to date.

Pros: Google Drive continues to be one of the most easiest and most prominent Drives where you can store multiple files on a website you can access any time. With 15 GB of free space, there is a great amount of space to upload important files to be accessed from anywhere. Google Drive also has the ability to create team or shared drives to share documents in an organized fashion with a group of people who can also equally modify and edit the content in there. Making it one of the greatest team tools for school!

Cons: Although we do have a good 15 GB of space, my dislike is that it is sharing the space with emails. That is pretty much it. However, if you go through your email and clear them often then obviously there is no issue of that getting in the way. I get heavy emails with a lot of attachments and that’s frustrating since it does take up space in my allotted 15 GB that could be used for something in the google drive itself

Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Reviewed on 04/01/2018
Kiersten A.
CEO
Investment Management
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
1/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
1/5
Customer Support
1/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Daily benefits, it is just that one day to the next I am not sure what I am going to receive and how fast.

Pros: Access and the fact that it is free is wonderful, however like most Google apps it is not a polished product.

Cons: The processes of uploading (automatically), deleting, scrolling, and downloading are tedious as they have to be done by checking each file. Deleting is done by batch but be careful because after you have checked many it takes a while to actually delete and you may get an error and have to redo it over and over. Downloading is ridiculous I have not found any other way to download a file other than one (1) at a time, which would take me literally days. Scrolling is through files is like looking at a dial up page. For those who do not know what a dial up is... imagine a line by line upload..... it is enough to make the most patient person impatient. Finally uploading is sporadic at best no consistency in Drive whatsoever. Like Dropbox there is no add-ons when it comes to sound so what you get is all you get. I am not sure how hard it is to add-on functionable services, but if your able to upload video and or sound files how about thinking just a bit farther and realize that sound is very intricate and different for everyone. Some people have hearing issues some people don't.... It is not rocket science, or maybe it is... In closing, it seems to me that Google is an amazing company that is a MEGA innovator. I don't believe the internet and all of our media and access to everything on the internet would have happened without Google they have kept their promise of no ads to date. I would like to see GOOGLE finish an app, and I mean completely they have the staff and resources.

Google Drive makes sharing content very convenient.

Reviewed on 05/02/2020
Ethan R.
Web Developer
Computer Networking, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I use Google Drive on a daily basis to save space on my mobile devices I could never keep all my files with me without this wonderful service because there are just too many and I would easily run out of on board memory. So I just keep everything I don't constantly use in the cloud on Google Drive so I can download anything I need when I need it instead of trying to pick and choose what to use my limited memory for.

Pros: Google Drive is my go to software for sharing content like high definition photo's with friends family and business associates, but you can share just about anything that you can upload to the internet. Something that is really convenient about Google drive is that you share work files and give other people access to the files so that you can collaborate remotely on digital projects which really make the work flow more efficient and the best part about using Google Drive is that since there are no fees for using most of its features you can use it to send data to anyone you need to without worrying or needing to jump through any extra hoops to give the other person access to your uploaded files. Google drive is also great for storing your photos since you have access to it on most mobile devices these days. You can keep your mobile device memory load light and just download what ever files you need on a case by case basis as long as you have a connection to the internet.

Cons: The only cons I can really think of is that Google Drive may be difficult for someone with any computer skills to use as it is somewhat complicated. I specifically had issues trying to explain to a relative how to access some of the pictures I had made available to them at their request. The only other thing is that while the service is fast and free there are some limits imposed by Google in regards to how much data you can upload before you will see speeds throttled which is typical of any free cloud services so no surprises there, but its something to be aware of if you are trying to back up files regularly.