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Google's cloud service and office suite

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Avg rating of 3.9 (47)| 55 comments

What is Google Drive?

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:

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 15 GB 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.

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Google Drive Features

  1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  2.  Built-in viewerGoogle Drive shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
  3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Google Drive using IFTTT.
  4.  Ad-freeGoogle Drive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  5.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Drive simultaneously.
  6.  Watch FolderGoogle Drive can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
  7.  Works OfflineGoogle Drive can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  8.  Two-factor AuthenticationGoogle Drive supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
  9.  Differential BackupGoogle Drive supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).

Google Drive information

  • Developed byGoogle Inc.
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $2 and $300.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.9 (47 ratings)
  • Alternatives221 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 55 comments and reviews about Google Drive, and it has gotten 2344 likes

Google Drive was added to AlternativeTo by OmgItsTheSmartGuy on and this page was last updated . Google Drive is sometimes referred to as gdrive, Google Docs.

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insidesystem
  
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In the combination of any encryption tool for protecting your data on their space - one of the best cloud storage ever:

  • super fast internet connection (I frequently from different regions and dedi servers can see speeds like 10Gbit/s (yes, you got me right TEN Gygabites per second). No one in the market can't afford or do that.
  • super stable files
  • If not used for storing something really personal, their search features pretty neat, I like them.
  • A lot of really nice features
  • Fair, and good pricing. Not ideal, but still not weird as many competitors do.
  • Fast and stable download speeds from around the world, and this is very important for people who share a lot of files for work with colleagues, etc...

Cons:

  • They killed their good tool for sharing data but can be replaced by Cyberduck, or any other alternative (there are dozens of them)
  • As far as I know, they have a bad reputation because of privacy, but if you will use some kind of encryption with tools above, they can be good storage. Personally, I never will store there anything really critical.
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MindSpaceApocalypse
  
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If you love Google Drive, but hate their tedious interface, check out Multcloud.com. It's a much simpler way to organize and move around your files, especially if you use more than one account and/or other cloud storage like onedrive, mega, box, etc...

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JustSomeUser
  
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Good price (100 GB for I think 2 bucks monthly), but one should never forget that the data is visible to Google, all their sub companies, authorities, etc.

We know that Google removed the "Don't be evil" slogan years ago... and we can assume what Google is doing with our private data.

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hehe
  
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Since its google, they dont respect your privacy at all. They are expensive too for what they offer, mega is better

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ultome
  
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Esay to use but, most important, perfectly reliable. Never does a file disappear, everything stays right where you put it. And the interfaces are comfortable. I recommand!

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robotlandscape
  
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Free storage tier is generous, it works everywhere.

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Guest
  
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Please add gif files

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