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Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file...

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
    Does not work with Windows XP or older
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Chrome OS
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity applications that offers:
- Small Google Drive - Docs iconGoogle Drive - Docs , a word processor;
- Small Google Drive - Sheets iconGoogle Drive - Sheets , a spreadsheet application;
- Small Google Drive - Slides iconGoogle Drive - Slides , a presentation program;
- Small Google Drive - Drawings iconGoogle Drive - Drawings , a graphics application;
- and Small Google Drive - Forms iconGoogle Drive - Forms , a form designer. More Info »

Google Drive gives you access to your work from anywhere, across your Mac, PC, mobile devices and on the web. Simply download Drive on your Mac or PC to sync files from your computer to the cloud. Update a file on one device and changes are automatically saved to Drive and your other device, so you have the most up-to-date version of your files wherever you need them.

Bring your work to life :
Share files or whole folders with individuals, your entire team or even customers and partners. In the Docs, Sheets and Slides editors multiple people can work on the same document at the same time

Buy what you need & grow flexibly :
Start with up to 30GB of included storage for each of your users. Need more? For as little as $4/month for 20GB, administrators can centrally purchase and manage up to 16TB (Yes, that’s 16,000 GB!) of additional storage for each user. More Info »

Apps for Google Drive

Google Drive is also a platform with 8 apps listed on AlternativeTo. Browse all 8 apps for Google Drive

Link to official Google Drive site

Official Website
Google Drive (sometimes referred to as gdrive, Google Docs) was added by OmgItsTheSmartGuy in Apr 2012 and the lastest update was made in Feb 2016. There is a history of activites on Google Drive in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Google Drive or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.

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Comment by ParisFitts about Google Drive Jan 2016

i really like it, works great, i keep all my work stuff in here



Comment by jj123321 about Google Drive Sep 2014

I'm having trouble trying to figure out if i should save stuff to my Gdrive or my verizon cloud.
A couple things I've noticed, (bare with me here i'm not really good with comp stuff)

verizon cloud on my PC won't allow me to play,watch or open files. It does allow me to on my android phone though.

Gdrive also did not allow me to open a MS Office document that i really needed at the moment. That's when i gave up on it. I do, however, enjoy the fact that i can access it easier through my PC Chrome/Google web browser. (more convenient)

Basically my question is: Which one is better? (pros and cons)




This is what Google terms says for Google drive for users with Google personal account.
"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. "


omg....that's super scary...thank u


Wow it can extract zip and rar files online, this feature is cool!


how do I go about unziping files that are already in Google Drive in order to play these videos


its great, and it even offers 5GB extra for every referral you make for either party, follow this link to get 5GB extra;


awesome way of file storage!

Positive Comment by Joseph864 about Google Drive Jun 2013

i like the app on gmail cause it allows me to share files much easier


The folder location of the local folder is C:\Users\MyUser\Google Drive
and cannot be changed to another drive or partition in the Settings of Google Drive Version 1.2.3123.0250.
So, if you make a Drive-Image-Backup with Macrium Reflect of C:\ all personal Data are included and you cannot separate it from the system data.

Local folder cannot be changed

In difference to DropBox you cannot change the language in the Google-Drive-App to make an english screenshot for


If you don't have Drive yet, select "notify me" on GDrive page, and the Docs space will automatically be upgraded to 5GB.


Too bad that Google does not offer WebDAV Access


Google docs is so good because it can handle real time editing by multiple users. It also stacks good basic editing tools, but lack some more advanced editing features which is easy to do in for example MS Office or Libra Office..


Has a great online editor, great collaboration features, and now lets you upload any file.

Storage is limited to 1GB, but allows paying for more storage.


and most people do not realize just how cheap google storage is. At the moment is starts at $5/yr for 20GB, and the value only gets better as you move up. If you are committed to the google apps, storage will never be a problem.