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). Google Drive integrates with third-party applic...

Google Drive Pricing

Total storage - Monthly rate 15 GB: Free 100 GB: $1.99/month 1 TB: $9.99/month 10 TB: $99.99/month 20 TB: $199.99/month 30 TB: $299.99/month Google Drive for teams: $10.00/user/month

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Google Drive User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Habibah

Digi Telecommunications

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed May 2021

Save and share eveything from this cloud storage

It has proven to be highly beneficial in a variety of ways. We use it regularly, and we're still discovering for new ways to use it. It keeps a large group of users onboard regardless of where they are, making our job much simpler and more fluid!

Pros

Google Drive has proved to be the best forum for all types of remote collaboration. My organization uses it to save and exchange files, work on files in real-time when anyone in the meeting can access and update the document simultaneously, safely share files with customers, plan group meetings, and much more. It's all in one location, and everyone can get to it using their phones or another mobile computer. This is a fantastic tool that makes workplace flexibility a breeze!

Cons

For people who are new to the cloud storing, learning how to share files and document can be challenging at times. It necessitates security checkpoints (which is a good thing), but they can make it hard to access files and folders before you understand how to grant correct permissions to each one.

Reasons for switching to Google Drive

Google Drive is free and can be operated on any devices.

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Malinda

Ceylon government Railway

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Government Relations

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

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

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed October 2019

The best cloud storage service

Three years ago I decided to use google drive and so far my experience on this is absolutely perfect. As station masters we are dealing with documents up to a certain extent and the help google drive gives me throughout my career is great. Specially it made my mind peaceful of knowing that I won't forget any document to carry and all my documents are stored in a safe place. I do mobile photography as one of my hobbies and I don't need any additional SD cards for my phone because I can store them in drive. I have never experienced any loss of files that I stored due to software failure. My overall experience of using google drive is really positive and I would like to recommend anyone who is willing to use a cloud storage which works flawlessly almost 100% of the time.

Pros

Google drive is the best advanced cloud storage service which gives us free 15GB storage. As a station master I handle lots of confidential files that cannot be saved in a local machine with the fear of being stolen. Laptops and hard drives can be destroyed or stolen and anyone who has access to it can view and modify files. Also if there is meeting and if I forgot to take my pen-drive which contains the documents, that's a big problem. For all these problems I decided to use a google drive as the cloud storage few years back. When I moved to use it; it made my life really easier and thank god I don't need to worry anymore. I'm using the free feature set provided by google drive and those features are enough for me. For me, the best feature is sharing google docs and slides that are stored in cloud with my team. I can provide edit privilege to do the changes and using logs I can track the changes made to the files. File and folder sharing is really simple. Just a right click and select whatever the option I need. All the people that I involve with are not techy. So by sharing a link make them easier because what they just need to do is click that link and to the editing.They don't need to download documents, do the editing and upload them again. The syncing capability automatically sync my information with the devices that my account logged in and the services that I connected to google drive like google docs, sheets, slides and whatsapp make backups and save daily.

Cons

The uploading and downloading time is bit high for the larger files and it highly depends on the internet speed as well. Sometimes it's bit confusing to figure out which files I have shared publicly and which files not. To be honest that is the only issue that I have experienced with google drive.

Reasons for switching to Google Drive

The first cloud storage that I used was OneDrive. OneDrive only provides 5GB for the free cloud storage plan and it was not enough for me. Google drive provide 15 GB storage for free plan. I use google sheets daily and google docs and google slides weekly. For these applications google drive sync really well. For those reasons I decided switch from OneDrive to google cloud and I think it'a good decision.

Dave

G4S

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Security and Investigations

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

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

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed July 2021

Google Drive better than you think!

Google is part of my working life 100% of the time. I am originally a Microsoft User, but have converted to Google and have self-taught myself Google Scripts and have exploited this and Google Sheets to the most. I have converted hundreds of Microsoft Users to Google, turning them from extremely negative to positive.

Pros

With Google Drive allows you to create a comprehensive system to meet so many business needs. If used with other areas of Google then the whole package becomes an invaluable tool for any business of any size. With a little imagination you can create very efficient processes that work well and look good. Using Google Sheets, Google Drive, Google Forms and all tied up using Google Scripts you can get some very powerful applications.

Cons

The most important thing to me, and the thing that lets Google down in general is the lack of flexibility over the permissions that can be used. This also includes the lack flexibility with permissions with Shared Drives. There seems to be too much emphasis on the Social Media elements to detriment of the business elements.

Reasons for switching to Google Drive

My company moved from Microsoft to Google for about 50-70,000 users, my SharePoint Manager role came to an end so I embraced Google as a new challenge and opportunity.

Ron

Henderson Collegiate

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

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

Ease-of-use

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed March 2021

Google Drive, Easy to Use, almost too easy...

Our organization defaults to it since it is so readily available and accessible to the common person. This is to a fault due to privacy / security gaps with permissions and the inability and lack of controls to reset said permissions. The product is too simple and lacks any decent admin control of data that would make it easy to audit. I am making a push to move to OneDrive / Share Point in the upcoming few years which had more granular controls.

Pros

Google Drive is a nice platform that we have used to offload our data backup to for the last few years. It's nice because we have not had to worry about on-site backup mechanisms and the maintenance and hassle it is to utilize an on-site system and the training for staff in order to utilize it. All content gets dumped online and is continually backed up year to year and as teachers work on content. Plus as we capture good teaching we use it to house our video archive for training purposes. It's used to with "Backup and Sync" to help backup local files to the drive as well so that teachers who do not use the product directly on a regular basis.

Cons

Google is eliminating the free storage. This is unfortunate as we will now need to either on-site our information or find ways & time to audit what is online and develop new practices for how we archive and work with our data in an online remote environment. Also unfortunately, they defaulted permissions to make anything uploaded publicly searchable in our organization so we've had to emergency privacy audit admin and leadership files and folders because things were default public on Drive, which makes NO SENSE. Plus, there is no way to bulk change these permissions so reverting or changing them is a pain and requires file by file permission changing. Not great as there isn't a way to bulk change permissions, which would make sense.

Taio

FILE Solutions

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

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

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

Great features, inexpensive and the best overall cloud storage provider.

With Google Drive I can work from anywhere using different devices. And the file sharing feature makes it easy to remotely work on a certain project as a team.

Pros

Google drive offers 15GB free storage before you need to upgrade for paid storage. Most other online file storage companies only offer 2 to 5GB free storage. This makes Google Drive a number one choice when looking for cloud storage services. With google drive, you can sync your account across all your devices and work from anywhere: office, home or even on the go knowing that your files are secure and there is no risk of loosing your work.

Cons

The desktop app for Google drive doesn't show shared files which makes the process of viewing shared files a bit longer because you have to log in on the browser to view shared files.

Reasons for choosing Google Drive

Google Drive was cheaper than the alternative.

Reasons for switching to Google Drive

I realized that Google Drive was cheaper.

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