Google Drive

4.8
Overall rating
Reviews

4.8
Overall rating
Reviews

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 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.
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Google Drive pricing

Google Drive has a free version. Google Drive paid version starts at US$6.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$6.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

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Google Drive Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.7
Functionality
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 27,414 View all reviews
Ellenore
Ellenore
  • Industry: Machinery
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 26/3/2024

Essential for my remote job

Pros

I love that I’m able to stay in the loop while not in the office. I work remotely 70% of the time, and I never feel like I’m missing data or access to my work.

Cons

Sometimes the sharing settings feel overly complicated or unclear, although that’s almost always user error.

Jesse
  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 25/3/2024

Google Drive is (almost) the backend of my business

Overall Google Drive has been wonderful to use. Earlier this year I tried to switch over to Dropbox (I store my clients’ final videos there because it works better for large files) but there was too much of Drive that I missed.

Pros

As a user of Gmail, Google Drive is the hub for all of my documents and assets. It’s super easy to add assets to a folder straight from Gmail, and the organization and ease of use just works. I’m so used to Google Sheets that anything else feels clunky, and thanks to Google Docs I haven’t had to touch MS Word in decades. All of that lives in Google Drive and makes managing my projects a simple task.

Cons

I’m a video editor, and downloading large video files for Drive is a pain in the butt. It collects them all in several zip files and makes managing or naming them very hard. I also never use the Mac app sync option, because I don’t the same confidence in it the way I would Dropbox. Also, it’s a small thing but the new Move/Organize right-click menu buried my most used options. When you click something multiple times a day, having to go through multiple sub-menus adds up.

Meg
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 25/3/2024

Drive is ok

Pros

It's ok... Not a lot of pros though, sorry.

Cons

Slow, glitchy, emptying the bin is almost impossible. Expensive.

Kayla
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 22/1/2024

The #1 business tool for organizing and sharing files

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!

Hollie
  • Industry: Public Safety
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 26/3/2024

Google Drive Review

Pros

I have to admit, it took me a while to want to use Google Drive. Seemed overwhelming and complicated but once I actually broke down and started using it at my job, it became a life saver. The ability to auto save, create wording, save and share documents and back up your files, I have no reason to shy away anymore. I work for a county and we have 2 offices, 1 hour of travel apart. We need the ability to share our work and documents. The drive makes our lives a lot easier.

Cons

The con is the constant updates. Once you get used to using one version, they upgrade the system. I completely understand that changes need to happen, but a warning ahead of time would be nice so my team can prepare.

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