Google Drive software


5,964 reviews(5.0/5)
5,964 reviews(5.0/5)

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 stores teams’ work in a shared workspace. Teams own new files added to the drive, so that all members stay updated with the latest files. 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).

Google Drive integrates with third-party applications including DocuSign for e-signatures, CloudLock for additional security layers and LucidCharts for mockups. Users can open different file types like PDFs and MPEG4s, and they can work on Microsoft Word files straight from the drive. Pricing is per month. Support is provided via online chat, email and the phone.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Google Drive is Helpful!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Great - very helpful too.

    Pros

    I love that the ease of use and that I don't have to constantly email myself updated documents if I'm working for different computers that don't have access to the documents. I also like that I can share documents. This is particularly helpful at work when we have a project that includes multiple people.

    Cons

    What I don't like about it is that I worry about how "safe"/protected Google Drive materials are. It also gets tricky when you are sharing documents, because there is a larger margin of error with people making changes to documents that are incorrect.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    September 2018

    A necessity for modern, connected work environments

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Google Drive is incredibly easy to use and has a variety of different uses. The software's flexibility and affordability (it's free) makes it an excellent option for teams wanting to expand upon their collaborative abilities.

    Cons

    Google Drive has an unfortunate habit of rarely "shorting out", where it fails to save any changes made to a document or spreadsheet in a period of time, when faced with a internet disconnection. If you lose access to the internet, you may find that Google Drives fails to save the change.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Google Drive excels at storing and sharing documents

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    Value for Money

    My primary business use for Drive is to store and share documents with clients and prospective customers. For confidential documents I can share to specific email addresses knowing that if the link is passed on to more people, I am contacted with a request to access the documents, thereby giving me more control over dissemination of the content. For non-confidential documents I can share using a link which can be shared more broadly without needing additional permissions.

    Pros

    Since google Drive is tied to a gmail account, it is accessible from any device when you log into your google account. Since I use multiple devices this is a time saver and keeps me from having to store the same document on multiple devices and therefore also assists with version control. Also, the free storage capacity is significantly larger at up to 15GB than other accounts before needing to upgrade to buy more storage.

    Cons

    I have not encountered any issues with Drive. However it is important to note that the 15GB free storage is across all google products including gmail, drive, contacts, photos, etc.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • John from Architecture & Planning

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    Go to storage system

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Simple drag and drop function, easy ability to upload and download files. Google Drive is my designated cloud back up system

    Cons

    Can be slow to upload at times, free users to have a limit on storage

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Most effective tool to use for official and personal documents

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    Value for Money

    used to share projects and documents with the team and multiple people can work on the documents together

    Pros

    easy to upload, download, share, and edit it the cloud.

    Cons

    limited amount of space for personal use. Good with official work when your organization pays

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Googled Drive the best computer drive ever!!!!

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    Value for Money

    Google drive has helped me with college projects, work documents, resumes, cover letters, you name it! Google drive really is a life saver!!

    Pros

    Google drive allows me to store and organize multiple documents. It helps me remain organized and on top of all my work! Extremely reliable!

    Cons

    I have absolutely no cons! Google drive saves me time and frustration. Its so easy to locate any documents I need. I have been storing documents in my drive for over 3 years now and its so easy to access them.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Great and easy to use

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    Value for Money

    Straightforward and easy to use. Lots of options to build what you need for a project.

    Pros

    Super simple experience. Very easy to collaborate.

    Cons

    Can run into issues with very large files sharing across org.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Luke from Sportystation

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Thank you Google for Drive!

    Ease-of-use
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    Amazing experience. I love using Google products and Drive is one of them. A solid and secured FREE storage!

    Pros

    First of all, Google Drive is free up to 15GB of space. You just need a Gmail account in order to use it. I can easily access my files and share it with others. The user interface is pretty straightforward. With just a few options, you can easily find what you're looking for. It also has a backup and sync feature.

    And because that this is a Google product, I know that my files are all safe and secured.

    Cons

    The only disadvantage of Google Drive is its limited storage. As of now, they offer a 15GB of storage.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Great way to share documents.

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like that I can share documents with whoever I need to.

    Cons

    I haven't had any issues yet, I love this product.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Forget Dropbox!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    N/A
    Pros

    So much more storage, even with free accounts!

    Cons

    I don't feel like the cleanliness is there like it is with Dropbox. Still way better overall though!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • poonam from Aranca

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Google Drive - Data Storage App

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    I use for personal use. For storing photos, study documents and important proofs.

    Pros

    Free available storage space, ability to upload photos, documents (word, excel, pdf), sharing with multiple gmail users, allowable access rights.

    Cons

    If the uploaded files on drive, once loaded should be available offline as well (access without internet connectivity). If this works, google drive is wonderful!

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    All you need to know about GDrive

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    It's good to use an provide the whole value for money.

    Pros

    1. File sharing is easy and convenient
    2. Supports almost every file format to share.
    3. Individual can also give permissions of how the user can access or edit the shared document.

    Cons

    1. Limited size of space is provided at initial.
    2. Uploading speed is very slow even while using a high speed internet connection.
    3. User can update the document without warning to the individual who share that document.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Naresh from Aranca

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    September 2018

    Google Drive for databack up

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    Value for Money

    Good experience

    Pros

    Great to have the data stored and can review after a long period of time. Example, i save few photos back in 2015 and when my friend need them i provided access on 2018, which went very smooth without any problem.

    Cons

    Only problem is when the data is in GBs then the speed of uploading drastically falls down. there has to be a mechanism such as ZIP or other tool with which the uploading speed can improve.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Matt from Minosky Web Development

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    easy to share and access docs and files on the go

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    Pros

    Flexibility and access on different devices is awesome

    Cons

    limited storage and that it is tied in with docs, photos, and mail for storage

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Charles from Information Technology

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Useful and Reliable Document Storage

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    Value for Money

    Drive is perfect for safely storing files on the cloud, allowing me to share them with others and access them on the go.

    Pros

    I love this software because it gives me peace of mind that many of my documents, pictures, presentations, and files are backed up and stored in the cloud. It is cheap and easy to store tons of files. It is also very easy to share files with coworkers through google drive.

    Cons

    If I had to choose a con, it would be the limited file storage. However, it is quite easy to upgrade and get more, so this was not a major issue at all.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    September 2018

    Perfect collaboration tool for not for profit clubs

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    Value for Money

    Solving collaboration and file storage challenges easily!

    Pros

    We use Google Drive for our toastmasters club, ironically everyone seems to use gmail for there personal email which makes google drive simple to configure folder and file collaboration. And whats best of all is the cost being very for a very generous amount of storage!
    I like the track changes available so we can see whos changed what documents and when, and even revert back to the desired version.

    Cons

    I would like to see more integration tools within the google suite, such as when email arrives file into one drive etc, without having to use third party tools and software.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    September 2018

    Great Product and Service

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like how it makes sharing of files and collaboration easy with my colleagues and clients .

    Cons

    Sometimes the desktop Drive client needs a reset to see new files.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Dana from PS International

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2018

    Excellent Cloud Storage

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I really like using Google Drive for the unlimited storage options and the ease with which I share my files to my family members, friends, ministry partners. I am a Virtual Assistant and this has been a life saver for me. I have not ever had to worry about losing my progress as I work either. It is a great to be able to convince clients to use it instead of Word. I will definitely continue using this for personal and professional use. I am thankful also for the offline access which is very helpful when I am using my mobile device or I lose internet connectivity.

    Cons

    The only things I could say as a con is the fact that Google has access to my private documents. Because of this I feel my information could be sold to advertisers. I am hoping this is not the case but it may be done in the future. The Pros far outweigh the cons.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    A must have!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Many would say that the best thing about Google Drive is that it is free. While that is true there are so other great things about it. It is the easiest software to use. I especially like that I can use it to take files with me and be able to access them on any of my devices.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a negative for Google Drive

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kevin from R&D Dynamics

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    September 2018

    Great Functionality

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    N/A
    Pros

    I like that it is a part of my Google account. This makes it accessible from anywhere, and being integrated into gmail makes it seamless to use.

    Cons

    The thing I like least about this software is how small the storage size is.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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