Google Drive Reviews

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As is the case with any Google thing, I wonder who my stuff is getting shared with.

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I think only the people you want to share with. It is very secure, more secure than Dropbox, so you do not need to worry. it has some very useful features and a lot of free space. I wanted to ask ruskelljd since you are a user of this website, I would really appreciate some feedback for my review of this site, I just started a Youtube Channel. Here is the review - https://bit.ly/2A9YvL1

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Google Drive is excellent for storing all of your important documents in one place. You can be sure that nothing will ever get lost there.

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Google please don't kill Drive, like you kill Google Plus, Google Reader...https://killedbygoogle.com/

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It's good for storing some files. Don't try and store your photos or music. 15GB just isn't big enough to be truly useful to most power users. Although it is useful for sharing things.
The usual privacy concerns apply because it's Google. But if you're looking for that much security, you're not using it for personal use and should use something more suited for professional use.

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Good cloud in which it is convenient to store files.

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Really great work that you've done it here. I was really needed to go on drive.

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It's easy to make any sort of document I want.

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Amazing app for working with a large array of information. I use only Google Drive.

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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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The free amount of storage is perfect and the paid options are not too expensive either. The syncing between other google services works perfect as well. Providing an all-in-one solution for file-storage and editing documents.

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As an Indiana University student, I get unlimited storage on Google Drive.

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When it comes to comparison with other cloud services, it's kind of hard to do. They do pretty much the same thing: store your files on someone else's computer that you can access anywhere else. The few areas that allow for comparison are privacy, pricing, interface, and integration with other applications.

Privacy

Well, it's Google. The usual stuff applies: if you're uncomfortable with sharing your data with Google, then don't use Drive, or you can choose to encrypt your files with something like Cryptomator before uploading them.

Interface, Integration

The interface has gone through a lot of changes, and the current one is...not something I really like. Fortunately, I rarely have to see it since most of my Drive files are on my computer and I sync them to the cloud with Cryptomator and only about once a month.
Also, understanding how Drive integrates into all of Google Suit takes a while to figure out.

Pricing

If I recall correctly, the starting amount of cloud storage is 15 GB? If you're at a partner university, it's unlimited. Clearly, they're trying to get as many people to use this service as possible and knock out the competition...and they can afford to do it, too. This ties back into privacy. I've never felt the need to expand my cloud storage, so I am unaware of their pricing model.


In this day and age, cloud storage has become much, much more common. With an ever-growing concern over user privacy, however, it may be time to reconsider who exactly we should do business with. Perhaps it's time to learn how to host our own server and have our own personal cloud.

[Edited by TerrifiedTyphlosion, November 09]

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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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  • No File Expiration
  • Integration to Google services such as Google Photo, Youtube, etc
  • Unlimited Storage for High Quality Upload on Google Photos
  • it causes file duplicate such as Filename(1), Filename(2), Filename (3) on upload?(Fixed with?This New Deduplication Feature in Google Drive Helps Keep Your Files Organized)
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