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

Google drive client = SHIT x SHIT

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Randomly suddenly crashes repeatedly !

DropBox is much much better choice

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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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Because of version control, time travel and unicorns

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Google Drive is the best.

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I have tested more or less all of the free cloud storage apps out there and I think Google Drive is the best. It integrates so well with Android and Gmail and Foto. It has 15Gb storage plus unlimited storage for your Pictures, that is more than enough for me. I have uninstalled all backup and restore apps for Android because Android already have backup and restore features built in the OS and it backs up to Google Drive.

For Windows 10 i use Degoo which offers 100Gb of free cloud storage and it has a very simple backup where you chose the mapps and files you want to backup, I only take backup of my user files every 24 hours automatically, it works well and is very simple.

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all in one service. V. good.

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I create documents, presentations, sheets on google drive and we can also share it then and there with people. All changes are saved in drive and can be accessed from anywhere.

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Great for Gmail users

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If you're a Gmail user, Google drive is perfect. Not only does it sync with your email, but makes team collab so much easier. It also gives users a lot of free space (15 GB for the individual) and makes work much easier. I can access documents from my phone and make edits on the go.

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Exactly that, thanks.

Much better alternative than Dropbox

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Larger space, trash functionality so that the files you deleted won't immediately disappear, much better pricing model... I don't see why people shouldn't ditch Dropbox in favor of it!

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awesome way of file storage!

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

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

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

Cheaper but less reliable than DropBox

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Let's face it GoogleDrive is cheaper: for 100GB, it's 5$ per month vs 10$ per month for DropBox.
If you share a lot with family, friends and coworkers, GoogleDrive won't fill their own space, making it even cheaper, by far.

But GoogleDrive is also way less reliable as far as syncing is concerned. The application freezes very often, and file to sync detection fails regularly.

Google has to troubleshoot these problems in order to be competitive.

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Cluttered, unintuitive, badly supported

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Well, the title says it all. I'm quickly returning to Dropbox.

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