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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17,570 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

(14,460)

14,460

4 stars

(3,648)

3,648

3 stars

(347)

347

2 stars

(32)

32

1 stars

(5)

5

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July 2019

Tobi from HOS Consult Limited

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2019

Reliable Cloud Storage

My office is able to avoid problems associated with physical hardrive or storage devices crash, or loss by having our most vital documents and information saved on google drive. Each project has its own folder and admins if required. We currently use the 100 GB plan and have nothing but awesome value since implementation. Another plus is that since most android phones have the drive app, one can also access and upload file via mobile and on the go

Pros

The ability to save, edit and access documents on the go and also share these same functions with a workgroup.

Cons

Sometimes (not often) uploads and downloads are slow even with a fast internet

January 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2020

Collaboration is easy with Google Drive

Overall, I am happy with using Google Drive. It helped me and the teams I've been working with organize better, collaborate easier and share files flawlessly.

Pros

Google Drive is the storage application used within the Google ecosystem. I use it to easily share documents and files with the people I work with. The application supports files created from within itself (Sheets, Docs, etc) or files that are uploaded by the user. In the first case, the file is created instantly and ready to work with, in the case of a user upload, it does depend on the file size but I would say it becomes available pretty fast also. I would consider Google Drive a meta-application because, in the case of working with other Google Products from within Drive, it's a wrapper that offers aditional functionalities like commenting on files, seeing who is online and working and facilitates direct messaging. Organizing files and sharing them is pretty easily done also - it uses folders and it is always possible to see who has access to what, to restrict access to 'view only' or to take it out entirely. The application is practically available everywhere - web, desktop, tablet and mobile (both iOS and Android).

Cons

On the downside, it uses the storage within your Google account, which is shared with other applications (and, in my experience, e-mails that have a lot of attachments take quite a lot of space). Aditional space is, though, available with the payed version which would make this downside non-existant. Another downside is that the application requires internet access at all times in order to fully function. There can be situations where, if the internet connection is lost, the same file can be duplicated with different changes made in each of them.

November 2019

Jannatin from UC Riverside

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Chemicals

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

One of the Best Drives Out There

Over all, Google Drive is one of the best Drives I have come across especially as someone who uses apps and programs to interchangeably access files from a Mac to a PC to an iPad I can easily access from all of these platforms all of my files. Google Drive is not only a Drive though! You can work on Docs, Powerpoints, and more live time with others as well or on your own. One of the greatest tools that replace many programs to date.

Pros

Google Drive continues to be one of the most easiest and most prominent Drives where you can store multiple files on a website you can access any time. With 15 GB of free space, there is a great amount of space to upload important files to be accessed from anywhere. Google Drive also has the ability to create team or shared drives to share documents in an organized fashion with a group of people who can also equally modify and edit the content in there. Making it one of the greatest team tools for school!

Cons

Although we do have a good 15 GB of space, my dislike is that it is sharing the space with emails. That is pretty much it. However, if you go through your email and clear them often then obviously there is no issue of that getting in the way. I get heavy emails with a lot of attachments and thats frustrating since it does take up space in my allotted 15 GB that could be used for something in the google drive itself

Reasons for Choosing Google Drive

Dropbox has much less free space and the website was a bit too minimalist and disorganized for me. Also when working with a team, having shared drives was much convenient.

January 2018

Kiersten from Debt Buyer Network, LLC.

Industry: Investment Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

January 2018

Uploads, deleting, and transfers are cumbersome.

Daily benefits, it is just that one day to the next I am not sure what I am going to receive and how fast.

Pros

Access and the fact that it is free is wonderful, however like most Google apps it is not a polished product.

Cons

The processes of uploading (automatically), deleting, scrolling, and downloading are tedious as they have to be done by checking each file. Deleting is done by batch but be careful because after you have checked many it takes a while to actually delete and you may get an error and have to redo it over and over. Downloading is ridiculous I have not found any other way to download a file other than one (1) at a time, which would take me literally days. Scrolling is through files is like looking at a dial up page. For those who do not know what a dial up is... imagine a line by line upload..... it is enough to make the most patient person impatient. Finally uploading is sporadic at best no consistency in Drive whatsoever. Like Dropbox there is no add-ons when it comes to sound so what you get is all you get. I am not sure how hard it is to add-on functionable services, but if your able to upload video and or sound files how about thinking just a bit farther and realize that sound is very intricate and different for everyone. Some people have hearing issues some people don't.... It is not rocket science, or maybe it is... In closing, it seems to me that Google is an amazing company that is a MEGA innovator. I don't believe the internet and all of our media and access to everything on the internet would have happened without Google they have kept their promise of no ads to date. I would like to see GOOGLE finish an app, and I mean completely they have the staff and resources.

February 2020

Ethan from Freelance Entrepreneur

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Networking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

Google Drive makes sharing content very convenient.

I use Google Drive on a daily basis to save space on my mobile devices I could never keep all my files with me without this wonderful service because there are just too many and I would easily run out of on board memory. So I just keep everything I don't constantly use in the cloud on Google Drive so I can download anything I need when I need it instead of trying to pick and choose what to use my limited memory for.

Pros

Google Drive is my go to software for sharing content like high definition photo's with friends family and business associates, but you can share just about anything that you can upload to the internet. Something that is really convenient about Google drive is that you share work files and give other people access to the files so that you can collaborate remotely on digital projects which really make the work flow more efficient and the best part about using Google Drive is that since there are no fees for using most of its features you can use it to send data to anyone you need to without worrying or needing to jump through any extra hoops to give the other person access to your uploaded files. Google drive is also great for storing your photos since you have access to it on most mobile devices these days. You can keep your mobile device memory load light and just download what ever files you need on a case by case basis as long as you have a connection to the internet.

Cons

The only cons I can really think of is that Google Drive may be difficult for someone with any computer skills to use as it is somewhat complicated. I specifically had issues trying to explain to a relative how to access some of the pictures I had made available to them at their request. The only other thing is that while the service is fast and free there are some limits imposed by Google in regards to how much data you can upload before you will see speeds throttled which is typical of any free cloud services so no surprises there, but its something to be aware of if you are trying to back up files regularly.