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.

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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
Favio
Favio
Project Manager in Peru
Verified LinkedIn User
Architecture & Planning, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best cloud file management except for the integration with non-google documents

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: Mostly pleasant, except when editing microsoft excel sheets on drive.

Pros:

Really easy to manage files, great customer support, light software, easy to share and collaborate for team presentations and works.

Cons:

If you work on a computer and use Microsoft's programms such as Word, Powerpoint, excel. When you upload them into Google Drive, it might not feel comfortable when you read them directly from Google Drive or try to edit them.

Nick
Nick
Founder in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Online Media, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Affordable File Sharing and Organization

4.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

I use Google Drive (mostly Docs) to create working documents and share those among members of my team. It's great that multiple people can collaborate on the same files and it's relatively easy to use.

Cons:

Search and sorting seem a little buggy. I've run into issues with the sharing permissions on certain folders and files. I'd love to be able to edit docs on mobile without using the specific app. It sucks when you paste content into WordPress it carries with it a bunch of garbage html on the backend.

Omar
student in Yemen
Medical Practice, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A simple opinion with advice

3.0 2 months ago New

Comments: An important service that cannot be abandoned, especially since it has become present in all Android phones

Pros:

All the services that you provide, thank you, are very nice, but we still need development so that this can be done

Cons:

Developing security in Google Drive and protecting privacy, as well as providing fast uploading and downloading.

Samuel
Samuel
Coordinator in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Collaboration platform useful for teams in different countries

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: Excellent experience with google drive and the associated docs, sheets and tools. It has made collaboration easier and the additional space and business functions afforded to charities to free to an extra bonus for us.

Pros:

The key feature that makes google drive better than other cloud platforms is that everyone can access it without needing to download software or even have strong internet connection. Its offline functions are super important for working with teams in the field who are able to work in remote locations and upload reports when they are reconnected.

Cons:

The need to have my collaborators also have a g-mail account to access is a little time consuming in order to set them up with the account first. But now everyone has g-mail and google drive access our team is able to collaborate much more smoothly

Romaric
Romaric
Web designer in Cameroon
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Drive

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: The drive helps me to securely manage my business files and enables a simple collaboration between myself and my colleagues. It is my favorite since I can easily access it on the go.

Pros:

Google drive provides exceptional cloud storage and collaboration facilities. I use it both for business and personal purposes. It's pretty to use and very responsive.Every single piece of content I use on clients' websites is stored on Google drive. Its free tier is pretty useful (though is limited in storage capacity) but, It's enough to get started.With Google Drive, I store. Rar files, and personal documents and I can easily share them with friends, clients, or colleagues.And though drive doesn't offer any dedicated support services, the Google security grid around this tool is extremely unbeatable. A hacker can only access my files if I've permitted them to do so.

Cons:

The cost to upgrade after the free annotated space has been exhausted is a bit high compared to others.Excepting this, I haven't experienced any other weird or abnormal issues with the drive yet, It's just working fine and I enjoy every aspect of its performance.