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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
Noxolo
Noxolo
Tutor in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Accounting Software, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Google Drive is a game-changer.

5.0 last month New

Pros:

I love that is cloud-based, offers easy access to one's files, and that I am able to share and transfer all the files I want with colleagues

Cons:

It depends on the internet connection to access the files, and the synchronization can be super slow.

Muhammad
Account Manager in United Arab Emirates
Events Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Office life saver app

5.0 last month New

Comments: Google drive is a part of my daily office life plus i use it for my personal document wallet as well.

Pros:

File sharing become so easy and i store all my important documents in google drive and even access them from mobile.

Cons:

No special discounts or extra storge offers

Leane
Procurement Manager in South Africa
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

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3.0 4 years ago

Comments: Overall it's still the best value for money and better than the others.

Pros:

Favourite features would probably be that it's easier to use than the other 2 popular offerings out there. Syncing is very easy on PC and mobile devices. I personally like the comfortable view setting that is available. Moving folders on the app is easy enough.

Cons:

Well like everything in life something's could be improved apon. The app could improve on the search function, detection of duplicate files. The filter function needs allot of work oh oh and the search function. And it would be great if more extensions worked with Google drive.

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

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Google Drive works for us!

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: We needed a safe place and a place to easily be able to share files for all our social and email marketing - and we also needed something that pretty much had unlimited storage as well. So the drive does fulfill all of these needs. We are pretty happy with it! We sometimes will delete files we will no longer use and that seems to free up space for more storage. Have not had an issue with storage yet!

Pros:

We pretty much store every single graphic image and video for my business in the drive. We used to rely on Dropbox, but the drive seems to have much more storage. It's out go-to.

Cons:

Honestly nothing. It works great. We love it.

Kayla
Speech and Communications Coach in Spain
E-Learning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The #1 business tool for organizing and sharing files

5.0 last month New

Comments: This tool facilitated the startup of my business!

Pros:

What I enjoy most about Google Drive is that it offers all-in-one solutions, for free up to a certain amount of storage, compared to Microsoft Office. Backups are saved and documents are synched automatically and I can collaborate simultaneously with coworkers and clients in the same document to facilitate work.

Cons:

There is sincerely nothing that I don't like about Google Drive. I use it all day, every day within my business. I couldn't survive without it!