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About Google Drive

Google Drive let you have all your files withing reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. It's faster and easy to use application that let you create new folders, or new documents in ( Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other compatible apps).

Google Drive lets you see file details and recent activity; you can select multiple files and simply drag- and- drop all at once to another folder. It allows you to invite your friends or co-workers to edit, comment and view your files and photos.

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Key Features

  • Access your files everywhere
  • Store you files


Supported languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Polish, Danish
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
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  • Desktop Linux
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
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API is available. Protocol / Formats : JSON, HTTP .
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Integration 100
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  • Storage 15 GB
  • Store Any File
  • See Your Stuff Anywhere
  • Share Files and Folders

Plan 1

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  • Storage 100 GB
  • Store Any File
  • See Your Stuff Anywhere
  • Share Files and Folders

Plan 2

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Storage 1 TB
  • Store Any File
  • See Your Stuff Anywhere
  • Share Files and Folders

Plan 3

for 1 Month / 1 user(s)


  • Storage 20 TB
  • Store Any File
  • See Your Stuff Anywhere
  • Share Files and Folders

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Google Drive Integrations

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Cloud Integration

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    54 Favorable reviews
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    3 Mixed reviews
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  • Google Drive is an extremely convenient option for file sharing and new document creation, although it’s unlikely to hold much appeal for people looking to backup large quantities of files and keep them as safe as possible

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  • Google Drive is a big name that provides decent value with good performance, which is why it's one of the best online storage services. While the overall value of the 1TB subscription isn't the best, it's well above average. The upload speed was excellent, and while the download speed wasn't as fast, it was still far above average. In addition, it's easier to use than most cloud-storage apps. While there is some concern about the privacy of your files, the two-step verification option is an important security feature.

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  • Google Drive is very user-friendly and is a great option for businesses in search of a reliable office suite, yet do not have the funds to invest in expensive office programs. Google Drive comes with the tools and features that have proven to be great for business collaboration and internal communication, such as Google Calendar, Hangouts and more.

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User Reviews

  • 53 In total

  • User review from

    Ryan Killoran

    This app keeps me organized. It keeps my team organized, and nothing ever gets lost. Full disclosure, we are on the top-tier plan, so we save EVERYTHING. I mean everything. I save my meeting notes, my meeting RECORDINGS, my development team saves it's notes, mockups, and our QA team saves it's findings here. We also lean heavily on Google docs to create and collaborate on marketing materials, especially during the redesign of our website a few months back. Because of the hefty amount of storage we have available to us, I am able to save everything I do, and am able to explore my current data and reform it in new ways. I keep track of everything in this app.

    Pros :

    • Easily accessible. I can access this app from my desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device merely by logging into my Google account.
    • Easy to download content from GDrive. There is a convenient download button at the top right of any opened document.
    • Easy to upload content to GDrive. Merely drag and drop a file into Gdrive.
    • Fast uploads and downloads.
    • Easy to create folders and reorganize / move content or folders.
    • Easy to share content or folders with collaborators.
    • Easy to collaborate with team.
    • Easy to track changes and comment on them within docs.
    • Serch capabilities are really strong in this app.
    • Mobile support is excellent. I can access my files very very easily from my mobile device.

    Cons :

    • Google Docs lacks the robust features available in Microsoft Word. Word has a ton going on that Google Docs just sort of cheated it's users on. If you're in legal then Docs is not right for you.
    • Google Sheets lacks the robust features available in Microsoft Excel. This could never be relied on by an accountant or really anyone interested in finances, I come up against the ceiling often in Sheets, and I am merely interested in simple financial projections.

    • September 13, 2016
  • anonymous


    Score high on usability. Did not use it much before a year. But now, use it constantly for file sharing and storage. It is my go to place when starting a new project or group activity in school.

    Pros :

    • Preview - Sometimes, I do not need to view all documents but only preview them.
    • In file chat - Though I do not use this feature much, this has been useful in my past experiences. During a group activity, if any changes or editing discussions need to be confined to only one document then this feature has been handy.
    • Comments - Comment box and resolve is a handy feature. Have used it extensively to track any issues and have them resolved by the document author.

    Cons :

    • My issue when using Google Drive has been mostly around creation of duplicate documents. When a large team is working on a drive, there can be scenarios when two versions of a document exist and the team starts working on different documents. The objective is to have a single document to work on. Maybe if Google could come up with some sort of notification system about the documents created and the users working on each it would be good for tracking I guess.
    • Excel sheet and google sheet are not the same. One is preview only, the other is edit only.
    • Documents are not exactly as they appear on Google drive. A presentation prepared on Google Drive when downloaded looks different on the computer

    • July 8, 2016
  • User review from

    Enmanuel Durán Salas

    I've used Google Drive for a long time, and it's been a great experience, you can share your files with anybody that you want, and it will be available almost instantaneously. It's a really robust platform that makes file sharing a quick and efficient way to work with teams. You can share documents in real time with other people and be able to edit it while they do it too asynchronously. Also, I have Google Drive installed on my computer and smartphone, and it works like a charm on both of them.

    Pros :

    Those are some of the points that I consider more relevant about Google Drive:

    • Format support: Google Drive allows you to upload and share multiple file formats which is something great, from documents, mockups, PSD files, image to compressed binary files and more. I'm a web developer, and I haven't had that much of a problem with format's support even though there are people who think it's pretty limited.
    • Multiplatform: The fact that you can share with other people in real time is great but it's even better if you can do it using any device, and Google Drive allows you to use it in smartphones, tablets, desktop apps and more, so basically you can use it everywhere that you want using the app or the browser.
    • Files downloads and uploads: You don't have to worry about slow uploads/downloads because the platform is fast when it refers to handling File Transfers and bandwidth control.

    Cons :

    Some things that I don't like that much about Google Drive:

    • Privacy: When it refers to privacy I don't think Google Drive is the best option to go, there are more secure options. Also the legal terms of service of Google Drive allows Google to do a lot of things with your files (which I thing isn't a good thing but for other people could be).
    • Storage: Google offers you a couple of Gb to start but if you want to get real space to save some heavy things you have to pay for it.

    • June 22, 2016
  • anonymous


    I would say Google is the hottest and most forward thinking technology company out there. I trust any Google product which is why I am reviewing Google Drive. There are many competitors out there but why not trust one with superior customer service too. Everything you may feel nowadays is cloud based and in my opinion, it is that way for a reason! 10 years ago I could not imagine being able to easily import and export documents no matter what the system, software, solution product you are using. I really like this product and often use it with my colleagues.

    Pros :

    • Works very well with Gmail.
    • Works with great with all platforms and any operating system.
    • Large cloud storage platform without the risk of losing any data.
    • Can access it on your phone.
    • Well worth it if you store massive amounts of data such as documents, photos, videos, etc.
    • Can share in real time with colleagues!
    • My organization just recently transitioned over the vast amount of storage that Google Drive can hold.
    • As Google is a very reputable company, I don’t think it was that hard of a decision.
    • I can see the ability that Google Drive has to be able to use this professionally and also personally.
    • I make a lot of movies, and those videos take up a ton of storage.
    • What better way to back it up rather than just having an external drive and now it can go to the cloud!
    • The plans are actually very inexpensive and can range for only a few dollars for a hundred GB of storage.
    • There is a competitor Dropbox that has similar plans, but I would still recommend Google Drive.

    Cons :

    • I have nothing bad to say about it. Amazon has a big competitor, but I don't think they do many different things than Google Drive. I highly recommend it.

    • June 22, 2016
  • User review from

    emily josh

    Google drive is what drives my laptop and my work in all honesty. Signing up and setting the account up and running takes barely a minute or two. What takes more time is actually picking the right storage plan. I have a $9.99, 1 terabyte plan that is basically more than just enough for me. I know that translates to $119.88 a year, but it is all worth it. I have a huge part-time photography collection which just keeps piling up, so I need that bit of space. It is available for free too, but that's only 10 GB, and then there is a 100 GB for a couple of bucks. For large corporations, however, there are options to enhance storage to 10, 20, or even 30 GB, but that's expensive like $99.99, $199.99, $299.99 respectively.

    I personally admire what is beyond their plans. The most important thing is functionality and working in that office, all you could care about is how much can it help with your work. Well, the most important thing here is that it is made by Google, and it collaborates well enough with its counterparts. Reading through mail, all the spreadsheets and documents can be saved, edited, read and shared over here. Now the choice is ours and up to us whether we want the data to be open to the public, whether we want to share only through links, or just keep it all to ourselves. We can completely rely on them as they are among the most trusted company in the world.

    Organizing files and folders may seem quite confusing, but once you get your hands on it, it runs like butter. The best thing is that it syncs up to our mobile or any other computer or even Chromebooks, so there is no hassle on getting our data online.

    Pros :

    • Synchronizes really well.
    • Capable of large storage.
    • Integrates with the rest of Google's office suite.

    Cons :

    • Handling and organizing the data could be a problem.

    • June 14, 2016
  • User review from

    Matthew Pfeiffer

    For the most part I started using Google Drive for the free cloud store, but I found that over time I was very impressed with their online tools that mimic Microsoft Office products. I have used the Spreadsheet and Document solutions to build and maintain files over about the past 6-7 years. I can share the files with other people in a collaborative way, and allow them to have varying levels of access.

    Pros :

    • I have found one great use for Google Drive to be for the temporary sharing of large files. Sometimes when I have a file that is say

      Cons :

      • Although Google has increased the maximum online storage for the basic free tier over time, it is still only at 15 GB, which is very easy to fill up if you are looking for a place to store all of your files in one place.
      • You would need to upgrade to a paid solution for additional storage. $24 per year for 100 GB or $120 per year for 1 TB. Still not that bad but would like to see the basic "free" tier come up to about 50 GB for me to use it to store anything other than all of my Google Doc files.

      • May 24, 2016
  • User review from

    Kyle Farago

    Google Drive is among the best cloud storage systems offered to date. It integrates seamlessly into your Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, especially Android since your tied in with your Gmail account, giving you 15GB of free storage for files, as well as file synchronization across your various computers and mobile devices. If you need more than the provided 15GB, you can purchase a monthly subscription for $2 a month to get 100GB all the way up to 30TB for $300 a month if needed.

    If you use Google Chrome and have your Gmail account signed into Chrome's profile manager then, your account is automatically synced to that machine and allows you to take advantage of the included Chrome features. Google is also known for their high dedication to security and encryption so files are secure within Google's cloud.

    You can choose to only use the web client on your computer or you can install the actual software client, allowing a true cache of your files to be stored on your computer and easily accessible offline. Overall the client is very efficient and is mainly limited by your computer's internet connection speed for uploads and downloads. Google as well offers its own Office Suite built into your Google account and when you make files through these apps and save your files to Drive you actually do not use any of your storage.

    Other users can easily share files and folders with you and vice versa allowing for easy collaboration work, sharing / grouping pictures from special events such as weddings into one place, etc.

    Pros :

    • Small file size for client.
    • High Performance.
    • Client on PC interacts directly with Chrome if installed.
    • Cross Platform and Device compatibility.
    • High security of storage.
    • Easy file sharing across users.
    • Use of Google's editing software doesn't count against storage.
    • Offline File Access.

    Cons :

    • Data usage is shared across Gmail, Photos and Drive, it is not it's own entity.
    • No way to designate where files are stored on your computer if you have multiple hard drives.

    • May 22, 2016
  • User review from

    Laura Palumbo

    Google Drive has become in a few years a fundamental element for my job. Thinking about it, I actually don't know what I'll do without it.

    Google Drive is important for me, to share my work files, my tasks progress, and upload them to let them show and check by my clients.

    The one thing that you can not underestimate, is the velocity to upload a file. I find this program so much fast then other Cloud services. The same thing, of course, is for download all files.

    I use a little trick to have my mobile photos instantly on my computer. Being an illustrator, if I need a sketch of mine, instead of waiting for the scan machine, I make a photo with my phone and I upload it on Drive. Time spent: 20 sec!

    Pros :

    • A very important thing is the huge size of the free storage you have: 15GB. If you use it only for documents, maybe you will never reach that size. But if you need some other space, you just have to pay something like 2€/month to have 100GB.
    • You can stop using your hard disk to archive your files.
    • You can use Google Docs instead of the most famous Microsoft Office. It's very useful because there are no problems with compatibility, so you can create your own file without worrying if people can see it right. Also, you can modify and change everything you want: they will update instantly and the other person who have access to it, can see all of your changes at the same time.
    • You can download your laptop version, and also the app for all of your devices.

    Cons :

    • After all these years using Google Drive, I can honestly say I have not any kind of "complaint" for it.
    • The only note I would like to say (it is more an advice for all the customers) is to pay attention with your files, because if you don't block the access to other users, they can see your contents and your personal files.

    • May 21, 2016
  • User review from

    Darrick Smith

    Google drive is built into Gmail, as a cloud-based storage system that allows you to store files from your mobile device or web browser / desktop. It links back into the other Google services like Google Docs, and it makes it very easy to share files between other users. I have used this a lot to collaborate on freelancing work that required me to update documents and share them with other people to get feedback on what I was working on. You can sync Google Drive to your desktop so that it will have the files the same across the web app itself and your desktop. So this becomes a great way to just back up your files and keep them safe in the cloud if you really want that.

    Google Drive is definitely something recommended for anyone that wants to keep track of their business files remotely or personal files. I use Drive about once a week to update my files or more frequently if I am working on something. It holds about 15gbs of space for standard users, so there is a lot of room to work around with. I think Google drive is used by a lot of businesses, so it's recommended to become familiar with it. It's pretty straight forward to use, and I have only had a good experience while using Google Drive.

    Pros :

    • Free to use.
    • Cloud Storage.
    • Plenty of space.
    • Links into almost every other Google related app with ease.
    • Easy to learn and to use.
    • Ability to share files with others easily.
    • Has web browser, desktop and mobile apps.
    • Holds photos.
    • Easy sharing.
    • Keeps track of recently used, and shared files.
    • 15gbs of space to use for free.
    • User can purchase up to 30TB of space.

    Cons :

    • Monthly fees if you want more space.

    • May 20, 2016
  • User review from

    James McQuillin

    I have been using Google Drive to store personal files for years but just recently took it up for business use.andnbsp; I had files dispersed across Drive, Box, DropBox, OneDrive, and Copy (mainly to maintain the free price tag awarded to non-business users). However, this became inefficient very quickly and prices grew very competitive to the benefit of the end user and business owner. Now that I could get 100gb on Drive for $2 a month, this fits everything I needed.andnbsp; The longer I have been using Google Drive, the more I have fallen in love with Docs and Sheets (so on Slides).

    Live real-time collaboration with the ability to export to all common formats really offers SO MUCH all in one login, one account, one platform.andnbsp; Other cloud storage competitors just do not have the same functionality and universal-ness.

    Pros :

    • Docs and Sheets are amazing.andnbsp; I can invite colleagues I trust to have editing permissions and collaborate in real time from anywhere in the world. I can literally watch their actions live with colored cursors and see their typing as it happens.
    • I can give comment only permission when I desire full control over changes to the document but wish to get suggestions, feedback, status updates, etc. from the employee or colleague. This allows me to see everything they do as well, but requires me to either approve changes or make them myself.andnbsp; I can reply to comments and mark comments as resolved.
    • t is a great way to manage tasks and monitor progress. Sure it is for composing documents, but I have honestly learned to use it as a project management tool and it was worked wonders.
    • I can export Google Docs into .docx (MS Word) or .pdf as well as Google Sheets into .xslx for Excel.andnbsp;
    • I share individual documents, entire folders, etc.
    • I also live by the desktop app so I can organize and edit right from Explorer / Finder without needing to hit the web.
    • The app syncs and boom, it's everywhere... even mobile!

    Cons :

    • The one and only con I have relate to the Drive desktop app on Windows computers.andnbsp; I have a Macbook Pro and have no syncing issues. However, on my Windows 10 desktop and my Windows 10 laptop, the app loses connectivity sometimes for no apparent reason as my Internet connection remains uninterrupted.
    • The only fix I have is to right click and close the desktop app then relaunch it.andnbsp; It's a simple fix but a minor inconvenience.

    • May 11, 2016
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