About Google Drive

Google Drive helps users store company data in one place. Users can access files from desktop and mobile devices and control how team members share these files. The platform provides a central admin panel, data-loss prevention and a vault for the drive to ensure compliance and file sharing between users.

Google Drive offers team collaboration tools such as Docs, Sheets and Slides. Teams can create new documents and share them with members. They can also engage in real-time document editing and leave comments to update members of changes. It includes machine-learning technology to help users predict future needs. Google Drive provides features like a natural-language search and optical character recognition (OCR).

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Web browser (OS agnostic)

22,526 Reviews of Google Drive

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.76 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(17,706)

17,706

4 stars

(4,327)

4,327

3 stars

(448)

448

2 stars

(38)

38

1 stars

(7)

7

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April 2020

Yadah from The Academy of Spa & Wellness

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Documents Safe-Haven

After losing A LOT of important files a few years ago when my hard drive crashed, I was looking around for software that would be the best 'back up' option. After trialing Drive I was so impressed that I even upgraded my storage option and have loved it since.

Pros

Whether it's music, videos, images or documents they can all be stored Drive. Files can be separated into folders so it's really easy to organise and keep track of everything. Drive syncs across all my devices, so I have access to important information whether using my mobile, tablet or PC.

Cons

When you download multiple things at a time it automatically downloads them into a 'zip' folder, which is an additional cost to use software to 'unzip'. VERY frustrating! You have to double-check when you've uploaded multiple things at a time that it all really did upload - sometimes files are missed. It's better to upload smaller quantities of files at a time, which is annoying and time consuming.

Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

Purely the storage availability, price point and compatibility with other Google apps.

Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

The other company didn't have the storage options I was looking for at the competitive price point that Drive offers. Drive is also more compatible with other Google apps like Sheets, etc.

February 2021

Colleen from CKern Illuminations

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Writing and Editing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Drive - Underrated & Powerful

I've used multiple versions of Drive, from Personal Google Drive, G-Suite for my solo-prenuer business, Google Vault as a contractor, and Enterprise G-Suite with a Big-4 Accounting Firm. Within each business the seamless sharing of information and ability to update documents in real-time is priceless. With multiple people having different levels of access or editing rights, being able to see who updated a document last without opening the document is a huge time saver. To be able to store documents in the cloud and on your computer helps eliminate data loss because the information is being updated in real-time. Google Drive for Desktop allows you to work offline in case of internet outages.

Pros

My favorite features about Drive are its versatility and it syncs with my computer. The sync backup is a lifesaver for me. I can use Drive through Window Explorer and all of my files are stored automatically in the cloud. You can make your personal file system as robust or simple as you'd like. In Google Drive's app, I can quickly access a folder or file's details and most recent activity and create links to documents or share editing rights in seconds.

Cons

I wish there was a simpler way to file documents that have been shared with me. Currently, you have to create a shortcut to these files within your preferred folder location. The primary downside to that being the shortcut doesn't sync with your computer.

Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

OneDrive requires a subscription to Microsoft Office, while not a deal-breaker, is frustrating. I find load times with OneDrive slower. Dropbox is not as user-friendly. I prefer the seamless integration of Google Drive with Google Apps and its ability to play nice with other products.

February 2021

Ali from AZEREX

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

2.0

February 2021

A photo and file backup system with simple features with high security

Google Drive is a great experience that provides the user with good basic features at the same time. If you do not need advanced features such as folder encryption password or more complex advanced settings, then Google Drive is great for you, especially for backup everyday photos and regular daily files.

Pros

Google's Drive do all works in background and backup process system is very smart, and when your device is in standby mode, it categorizes all files and is ready to transfer to google secure cloud. Google Drive use your mobile internet data intelligently and wait for WiFi to sync and back up files. Google Drive does not require any training and you can easily back up your files and photos with one button and move them to Google Cloud Safe. The rest is done automatically.

Cons

There is no expiration date for the shared link, it should be possible for all shared files to be easily viewed and disabling shared links in the platform. When transferring photos, if the photos need to be compressed, Google Drive must ask users, them if you want the images to be compressed or not.

Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

Lower prices with high speed services and simple UI and Platform

Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

At that time, we were looking for simplicity and lower prices for low backups that have good security for everyone.

February 2021

George Rex from ROC Aire Consulting Limited

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Drive is Second to None

I have really enjoyed using Google drive. Even when I decided to have other alternative products just to test out their functions, I still prioritise drive as my number one option for online file storage and retrieval.

Pros

I have always loved google products, drive in particular. I have used Drive over the years and it has really been efficient cloud-based file storage and management work tool. The fact that you can easily integrate and sync other work tools like Google Docs, Sheets and even Gmail with just one account is elation for me.

Cons

I do not really have anything I like least about Drive, except the fact that it does not have an automatic link shortener for its sharable link generator. If Google could have both long and short link option, it would be the best cloud storage app ever.

Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

Easy integrations and file synchronisation, especially with everyday office tools.

Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

Could not easily integrate and sync with my regular office tools

February 2021

Norzihan from Maxis

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Cloud storage that is easy to access

Great experience for all of the years that i have use this cloud storing service. All my data is free from viruses as they has a feature to scanning for viruses, and free from data corruption which is a disaster for user like me that relaying on large data to work effectively.

Pros

Google Drive has a complete feature package as cloud storage that i can store, share and protect my file and document with much ease. There are no need no more to using physical drive that can go corrupted and goes missing when Google Drive has offered a very easy process storing data over the internet.

Cons

There are not much things that goes wrong in all the years that i have used this service. The only things that may be a hassle is, it can't be access offline and and always need internet connectivity to access back the storage. The software also won't scanning for viruses for a larger size file, and only scanned for a smaller file size.

Reasons for Switching to Google Drive

OneDrive charge more for expanding storage size unlike Google Drive.