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storage
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google
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google drives
57.31
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google drive free
112
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google drive for ipad
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google drove
54.31
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driv
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google drive
171
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drive
19.69
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online storage
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Description
google drive is a safe place to back up and access all your files from any device. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. With drive, you can: • Safely store and access your files anywhere • Quickly access recent and important files • Search for files by name and content • Share and set permissions for files and folders • View your content on the go while offline • Receive notifications about important activity on your files Learn more about google Apps update policy: https://support.google.com/a/answer/6288871 google accounts get 15GB of storage free, shared across google drive, Gmail, and google Photos. For additional storage, you can upgrade to a premium subscription plan as an in-app purchase. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US, and can vary by region. storage subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes Account, and automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to iTunes Account Settings after purchase. google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy google drive Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service
Alignment
by Jd6509 on 2020/06/03 18:26
Being able to store form and documents in an accessible place makes life easy... it is a very helpful tool to keep communication flowing
Thanks for making this app
by itsbroken2019 on 2020/06/03 17:24
I always use this for my math and other things and this app is the best app thanks for making this app!
No dark mode?
by Hongwei_Li on 2020/06/03 15:15
Only one question. Why I cannot switch the app to dark mode?
The king of cloud storage
by leluchi on 2020/06/03 14:11
I love google drive
Compartir
by Un cadeau on 2020/06/03 06:18
El nuevo cambio realizado para compartir archivos es muy confuso
Lot of crashing
by XuenBox on 2020/06/03 05:48
Idk what it is but when scrolling through image files the app always closes suddenly after I swipe through about 15-20 images Is it cause i’m on an older ipad or it’s not android or iOS doesn’t want to play nice :/ idk already tried restarts and reinstalls
Crashes while listening to mp3s
by Ozner666 on 2020/06/03 01:56
Happens after 30-90 seconds.
App crashing every few minutes
by Nubman on 2020/06/03 01:29
The application is crashing every few minutes. No tech support at this time is available. Please advise
Malfunction
by MarcosBoss on 2020/06/02 22:47
I have a recording in my drive and it appears to be glitching because after a min or more it’s stops while I’m listening it’s frustrating!
Google drive
by steeler sean1 on 2020/06/02 22:13
Love it
Excelente
by Cabudare! on 2020/06/02 21:11
Muy útil
New passcode demand makes it a useless app
by Christofer Williams on 2020/06/02 19:48
Out of nowhere, this app began demanding that my device have a passcode before it would let me access my files. I use my iPad exclusively at home, and a passcode is a huge irritation. I double checked with all three of my domains, and none have the passcode requirement turned on in mobile device management. Then I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. When I launched, it said, once again, “your org requires you to set a passcode.” Except this time, I wasn’t signed into any accounts anywhere on my device. So it’s clearly not my org. It’s a problem within the app itself. Security is important, but I don’t need an app lecturing me about it. Let me acknowledge the notification, turn it off, and access my files. Otherwise, I’ll need to switch to another form of storage and domain management.
App crashed 1 minute and 48 seconds into mp3 playing
by nsnfbrieixoxks. on 2020/06/02 19:46
App crashing consistently when phone locks after approximately 1 minute and 48 seconds. Please fix
Crashing
by Jessuss21 on 2020/06/02 19:19
Keeps crashing when I play music from one of my drive files and I go to a different app or my phone locks.Doesn’t crash when I play music file and stay on app
Love the app but major problem:
by 0N3F1Y3R on 2020/06/02 17:49
Whenever I play music files or audio files in general, the app crashes if it’s in the background or the screen is locked. I really hope this gets fixed
I think it could be better as a student
by kelsavage on 2020/06/02 16:40
Not the best
Bug fix
by DreGoKrazyYT on 2020/06/02 15:10
Every time I’m listening to music from my files it juss automatically stop and the app close
App was good
by Reviewbruah on 2020/06/02 14:36
App was good till it crashes every time I listen to music for 30 second while in another app. Can you guys make this app not do this every time I open it please?
Dark Mode?
by Rp vv on 2020/06/02 13:54
We need dark mode support for this app!
keeps crashing while playing mp3 files
by Charles4795 on 2020/06/02 11:56
After the very recent updates, the app keeps crashing while I play mp3 files which is very disappointing. Playing mp3 files on the google drive app is essential part of my work and I need it fixed. please check this problem and fix the issue as soon as possible.
App keeps crashing/restarting
by Dex152 on 2020/06/02 09:42
Happens mid music
Crash Bandicoot
by Leo Rapture on 2020/06/02 08:39
The most recent update causes my app to crash when my phone locks. Never had an issue with this before, hoping it gets patched soon!
Great tool for the iPhones
by Rene Calles on 2020/06/02 06:29
In a droid phone I can connect my phone and transfer video, audio, data of any class but with the garbage iPhones its not possible unless you use this amazing app
Crashes
by MTS235 on 2020/06/02 06:16
It always crashes when I play my files
Keeps crashing .mp3s
by Jesse S. 3 on 2020/06/02 05:24
Title explains it all. Other than that, great app
I like it, but...
by Chiss P. on 2020/06/02 05:07
The last update has files cutting off once the screen goes black. Also, it would be nice to be able play audio files consecutively without having to click play on each file.
It was good just a week ago...
by Mrs.Bieber44 on 2020/06/02 03:55
This used to be my second most used app behind Apple Music, but today on June 1st every audio file I’ve played crashes the app every. Single. Time. Many of these files I have played repeatedly before, so I really don’t see why this is happening. Until you guys fix this, I’m uninstalling.
Wow
by eddiesjjjkssikszkkz on 2020/06/02 03:46
Wow
I am in love!
by BrieBriesaur on 2020/06/02 03:17
Hey Google team, thanks for the chrome stuff! It’s like the future. And I remember that in the future, I had everyone knowing how much I loved this one guy, I found him! I love him! Just as much as I thought I did, and you will too! Thanks gabby
Bug Fix
by shhaanon on 2020/06/02 03:10
I am having the same issue as the most recent reviews, app is crashing if I close the screen or go to another app. Unable to listen to a file or resume where I left off. Please fix this issue, I use this app all day every day 😭
Audio glitch
by Pookie469 on 2020/06/02 00:55
My audio files only play for 2 minutes and then stop
Tooooooo baaaaaaadddddddd
by 🐶🌈🦋🌈😍 on 2020/06/01 22:23
It keeps turning off by its self!!!😡😡😡
Bug Fix
by Saradomed on 2020/06/01 22:02
I use google drive exclusively to play the music that I produce. If my phone is locked, the app will crash halfway through any audio file that’s being played. This is unacceptable. Up until this point I have had no issues with google drive in any way. If this issue persists I will find a different source to upload and stream my music.
Great!
by KALISA not my real name on 2020/06/01 20:49
I could play sonic e.x.e here!
I love this app!
by btjgygiuf on 2020/06/01 18:47
I love the app it’s just hard to understand If it was a little easier I would give it five stars. You should get it but you might be a little confused. And that is the end of my review. Bbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeee!
I. I. R. G.
by BigGuyArmy on 2020/06/01 17:21
It is really good
Love G Drive mobile App
by Granbo56 on 2020/06/01 16:58
Easily Using it daily!
Thamks for teaching me
by miles dragon 8 on 2020/06/01 14:11
It helps me learn a bunch of stuff from teachers
Best drive ever.
by Ricky_helps on 2020/06/01 13:56
I’m speechless...
Not user friendly.
by Joealati on 2020/06/01 13:15
I hate it.
Creating Love and Compassion Meditation
by Loving Kindness of the Heart on 2020/06/01 12:50
This made a huge difference in my meditation being continuous, without having to wake up my phone every minute. Thank you.
Google review
by mjbonsais on 2020/06/01 12:45
I am really enjoying google drive while addressing distance learning with my granddaughter.
Hola
by xc Sc cdgz on 2020/06/01 10:20
This is for your school
YEET
by i will install again on 2020/06/01 06:29
I love it it works!
Good and Bad
by steeliechromechaser on 2020/06/01 01:06
I love Google Drove as platform to house all the documents for specific projects, but it takes an incredibly long time to upload anything.
Amazing functions
by RhoriT on 2020/05/31 22:53
Amazing
Business card
by solomon1000 on 2020/05/31 22:24
How do I update information on my business card?
Google cloud convenience
by Aialik on 2020/05/31 20:57
It is sooo helpful to have some files on google drive so I can get to them from all my devices. Works with all different format of files
ADD A SAVE BUTTON!
by My review here on 2020/05/31 19:24
Why is the delete button all the way at the buttom... and why cant you save multiple photos to your device... annoying lil things but besides that the apps i great
Crashing
by yung manic on 2020/05/31 18:48
I have the app but it keeps crashing , the heck dude
Delete
by JouSky on 2020/05/31 16:16
I like it but it’s pretty dumb I can’t receive emails anymore because I reached my storage plan, and it says I can’t update it unless I contact support, but there’s no support...
Receiving spam and elicit content in my drive
by bumstartooter4567890 on 2020/05/31 16:05
Please stop this
I drive
by waytoohard on 2020/05/31 15:34
Why is there no delete tab to delete stuff?
Deleting files
by googleissafe#NY on 2020/05/31 11:13
Thank you for improving the ability to delete files on google.drive. Good job. Google is becoming one of the safest ways to chat and communicate with people.
Drive
by abdullah 3g on 2020/05/31 08:48
I just like rating randomly
dont use as tp
by i am latin on 2020/05/31 00:12
since i have no toilet paper i downloaded this app to use it as toilet paper, would not try again
Why 5 stars
by jujuteter on 2020/05/30 23:40
Having drive has made every so much easier and fast I love it
Thanks for the update
by Lil J-Bro on 2020/05/30 22:38
Good
bad
by exampl3e on 2020/05/30 21:50
u cant select all photos uselles
Haven't opened the app:)
by Hash is fat on 2020/05/30 21:12
Haven't opened it yet:)
Google features
by MsDC21 on 2020/05/30 18:12
I am very impressed with all of the google features
Buen trabajo
by gpassoc on 2020/05/30 17:50
Todo está muy bien pensado.
Very good. Satisfied
by Kinshuk Dasgupta on 2020/05/30 14:20
It is crystal clear, loads files quickly and is very easy to scroll. Excellent.
App crashes
by Pjturner9 on 2020/05/30 08:58
I love google drive. It’s the easiest way to transport photos for me since I don’t have a Mac and it’s easy to send folders w photos to clients, however, the app crashes A LOT. As I’m downloading and browsing my photos the app lags and crashes me back to my hone screen and it restarts the app. It’s frustrating and it makes me lose my spot in my downloading process. I would like to see this fixed or updated soon. I’m not sure if I’m alone in this either. I have an iPhone 8 and this is the only app it does this on.
Simply It works
by Thriphany on 2020/05/30 04:27
Simply
Crashes
by Bishop Chase on 2020/05/30 02:19
Keeps Crashing after 20 secs. PLEASE FIX! I’ve tired every troubleshooting method there is!
Four stars
by dgkcgkvyhvif on 2020/05/30 01:07
I lost something that I uploadedd
Started crashing after ~2 minutes of streaming audio
by Fghjkpofdewyinnvfdrui on 2020/05/29 19:54
I've never had issues until this week. Restarting the app makes it work for a while until it crashes again.
It’s ok
by lambetaka on 2020/05/29 18:20
It’s ok except when I am trying to upload somthing it takes forever and then after when it finally finishes it says failed to upload then I realized that I waited for nothing
😒
by cart-cart on 2020/05/29 18:04
Horrible
It could be better
by pinky riley on 2020/05/29 14:50
I’m trying to do a school project t for the last day of school but I can’t upload photos from my iPad to my chrome book because in google drive I can’t find ANY of the photos I’ve uploaded even though it says it finished uploading, it’s really frustrating because I’m trying to do a school project for the last day of school.
Excelente
by Dipagoga on 2020/05/29 14:33
Muy útil y dinámico
🦠
by Novosy on 2020/05/29 14:14
Gracias por esto es la mejor por esta pandemia del corona virus 🦠 gracias
Doop derpidy derp derb da doop derpidy der derp derp da doop
by KingJosh91 on 2020/05/29 13:53
Derpy
Crashing
by vakid215 on 2020/05/29 13:49
Keeps crashing after 20-30 seconds of playing a file .. iphone se 2020 ios 13.5
Computer and phone drive won’t sync
by bluestarking123 on 2020/05/29 04:16
Can’t access content that’s in my drive on my computer with my phone....
Doc
by gost soldier on 2020/05/29 03:48
I can’t edit documents
👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍
by Archip kikvadze on 2020/05/29 03:48
👍👍👍👍👍👌👌👌👌👌
Review
by AbigailLandwehr on 2020/05/29 03:27
Dear google drive, You killed my father and I will forgive you I hate you and your app Love ya! - 😘
Saddened by google’s decision to remove tiktok ratings
by badaljain77 on 2020/05/29 03:20
I am a big fan of google products but this time I fee that the company is using unethical means for improving tiktok ratings. They are sidelining user sentiments and decided to delete the reviews to improve the rating. It breaks my heart seeing google dropping down to this level. I will try to use google less and less. Even my friends who work at google are ashamed of this decision.
Crashing
by 2k19scanTrash on 2020/05/28 23:50
Google drive keeps crashing after about 30 seconds of playing a file. How can this be fixed?
Super GREAT
by gachalifegamer on 2020/05/28 21:03
Super great it’s cool and it help when we’re in home of covied 19
It is fine
by earphill on 2020/05/28 20:45
The app is ok because it is pretty easy to work with but hard for kids.
Registration Client
by Regidtration para teledoc on 2020/05/28 19:56
Maravilloso
Great job!
by NguyenTavia on 2020/05/28 19:50
You guys have talent! Thanks!
Very yo good
by Brad4emu on 2020/05/28 17:29
Yo I was here and like bro I got a spam and that
Hard to use
by Coach GU12 France on 2020/05/28 15:57
How can I delete stuff and add stuff.
I LOVE IT
by Soyo14 on 2020/05/28 14:38
It is so useful and smart !
Google drive
by Ajay Ganju on 2020/05/28 14:23
iskeks
How to delete files?
by Lucky13085 on 2020/05/28 13:43
Cannot delete files?
السعودية/الرياض
by ابو عَبد الكريم on 2020/05/28 13:34
مشكورين على التطبيق الرائع الذي لا غنى لأحد عنه
Yandhi
by allaalldhdjnjejdu on 2020/05/28 12:48
Only here for music lol
Awesome
by Sleeeing Beauty on 2020/05/28 06:36
Awesome app. Can edit, view and make new documents on the go!
Ehh
by thatlowaudirs5 on 2020/05/28 03:02
Ehh 🙄
Bug
by ɢᴀᴡᴅ on 2020/05/28 00:54
The app keeps closing when i listen to audio from the app
Never fails. Works like a clock
by sergrunner84 on 2020/05/27 23:30
Simple. Reliable. Affordable.
Great
by GrizzlyKiller on 2020/05/27 20:41
Easy to work between my IBM computer and Apple
We can make any story we want!!
by dueufjfjnnfheue on 2020/05/27 19:19
I can do home worK!!!
Exelente
by Italiano de la costa on 2020/05/27 19:00
Exelente
Almost GREAT
by painthorsebaby on 2019/04/16 11:37
I love Google Drive!!! It is a very valuable tool. I use it hourly during the work week. I am able to jot down an idea on my phone, turn it in to a project at home, present it at work, assign it to my students, have them finish it on their computers and grade it all through Google Drive (and Google Classroom). It is impossible for me to forget my thumb drive, cd, or any other archaic storage device, because Google Drive is always there from any of the devices (my phones, iPads, Chrome Books, and generic school desktop computer, or another business computer). I rarely have trouble with formatting issues from one computer to another system and if I do, it’s minor. Where Google Drive fails a five star, in my opinion, is organization... especially when sharing files. I have files shared with me that I have no idea what is in them and if I tried to organize all of it, someone else could unorganize it. I rely on the search bar MOST of the time. But, that means I have to remember what I labeled something three years ago! Then, I will likely find something else equally good from a shared file I didn’t know existed that could have been used LAST week.
Just as well, a stunning feat of a software company
by F4b14nc1t0 on 2017/12/26 21:57
Picture this: by my office desk lies a Windows 7 computer, antiquated by today's standards, and nevertheless I can use the google chrome browser, and with my Gmail account I begin writing a document, obviously adding data culled from other web sites. I rise from my desk chair, and begin the daily commute home. In the bus, using my Bluetooth wireless headset and my smartphone, I listen to some music from Google Play, while opening said document, which I previously saved to Google Drive, and continue my work, not wasting precious time. When I get home, after unplugging myself from the headset, I am greeted by my loved ones. After some quality time, I decide to lie in bed. I reach for my tablet, stored in the drawer of the bedside table. Once again, Google Drive fulfills its promise, and effortlessly I open the document, proof reading it to correct and polish it. When I want, I can leave it so tomorrow I begin the process again. Simple and convenient are the qualities that come to my mind when I think of Google Drive.
A stunning feat of humanity
by therutabega on 2017/09/24 14:19
Yeah, I know that's big praise. But seriously, look at it. This is a full productivity suite I can use hopping back and forth among my phone, work laptop, wife's computer, my own two office machines -- whatevah, I want to see and work on any of my stuff, I jump on the nearest device and go to work. It's free and it works perfectly every time. It's kind of insane we can do all this, actually. I keep expecting I'll miss MS Office, especially Word's substantially more robust feature set, because I make a lot of documentation professionally and I depended on Office for many years. But it really hasn't happened. I use Google docs for everything and now I really depend on the universal accessibility Drive affords. I'm not transporting any more files on thumb drive, forget it. Life is easier, the birds are chirping. So thanks Google! I know you're making a mint off my small contribution to your Big Data collection. But what the heck, I wasn't using that anyway. And I am using this. Regards.
AMAZING
by M Y S T E R Y ~~~~~ on 2018/01/21 15:58
I never give any app five stars, but this one deserves it. The google drive app lets you use google docs, slides, sheets, classroom, and more without WiFi!, say you are on a road trip or a train, or plane, and you want to write, or do something on google classroom. You would usually just go to safari (which on a plane you wouldn’t be able to access) and look up I google classroom. From there, you would click on the link and peruse your business. Using it on the web, can create distractions, and you might not even be able to be access the web if you don’t have WiFi at the time. With the app, (which is a great score because it is free!!) lets you access docs no matter where you are! It is an app so it can be accessed without interruptions, and blocks. I personally love this app as I am a writer. I simply click on the app, and magic! I can write down all of my thoughts and ideas, etc. This app is truly amazing and I 100% recommend you purchase it today!
Great tool!
by Grain Originator on 2020/03/03 02:29
I’m a grain originator for two ethanol plants! I found this tool to be super handy when I visit farmers at there houses! All I need is there address so I can make a dot at there farm site and get instant gps direction! I love the fact that I can make notes on the points i made so when I visit them again I can look back at the notes and remember names and how the conversation went! The one thing that really needs to get fixed is when I zoom in on the dots they disappear and when I zoom out they come back! I wish they would not disappear so I can tell if I stopped there already or need to stop there! When you zoom out the dots come back but I can’t click just click on the one cause I have literally thousands of dots on the map that I scouted out and can’t click on the right dot! Hopefully this gets fixed soon otherwise I will find a different source to use! I love google drive and I know others will too! Please fix this ASAP thanks
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn't find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by Papa Teter on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
Hate the app. Love cheap extra storage.
by Cameron0208 on 2020/02/29 23:06
I absolutely love how cheap Google Drive is. It’s wonderful to have the option to offload files from my various devices for practically nothing. That being said, this app, just like many other google apps - both desktop and mobile - is absolutely awful. It suffers the same fate as most of their other apps - terrible navigation, not intuitive, convoluted processes to do anything, and a host of other issues. I’m not sure who’s making the UX decisions at Google - it seems like it may be Helen Keller - but they should be canned. Nothing is where it should be, or where one would think it is. I’ve had this app for years and I still can’t navigate through it without making multiple errors. There is no rhyme or reason to 99% of the design choices in this app, or if there is, I’d love to know what those rhymes and reasons are. Maybe it’s some conspiracy where Google makes their apps really difficult to use so that people then have to do a google search so that they can figure out how to work google’s abysmal apps.
Best storage and Access ever!
by MJZ810 on 2019/09/24 15:01
I recommend the Google drive to everyone and anyone. It is so versatile. I found it Stream Lee useful when I was handling an estate and needed documents repeatedly. Whether I was dealing with insurance companies and banks or lawyers, all I had to do was tap on a file I had scanned and stored on the drive and I easily emailed it over to them while sitting in front of them. I have told others to scan anything and everything they can to be able to access it when needed. I also love doing crafts and keep patterns on the drive. Rather than carrying around papers that can easily be misplaced, I pull up a pattern on my phone or tablet to zoom in an see things clearly and easily. Naturally, it works great for my work files. I can update files without being in front of my laptop. I can back up all of my files and know that they are safe. A difficult question would be why wouldn’t you use Google drive?
Great App
by Maliikm on 2019/01/24 15:20
This app makes it really easy for me to manage and create documents. I save a lot of time by having all of my important documents for business in one place, and I never have to hunt for anything. The app does nearly everything Google Drive does on a computer so I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. I really like that this app allows for some level of interoperability with iCloud, which I use to save files from the Microsoft Word app. Once I finish with a document in the Word app and save it to iCloud, I just share the document to Google Drive. If I have any complaints, it’s that there’s no option to save to Google Drive from the Microsoft Word app! Other peripheral functions like search and quick access are also useful and help save time. File management works well with the right folder structure, and there’s a good level of detail included in the document information summary. Overall a good app 👍🏾
Navigation
by Patches RN on 2017/12/05 23:30
Everyone must remember, I’ve never worked on a computer in my life. I’m a “real newbie” at anything to do with a computer. I promise i will get better. At this point I am “learning on the fly”. I have to learn as I go, you just have to because everything is done via the computer and internet. I can’t even fill out an application on paper anymore, it all has to be done online. Anyway, just wanted to say that I am beginning to pick up a few things along the way and this app has honestly helped me so much, especially when it comes to importing my resume. I was lost before on this, but I’m a big girl now and can do it all by myself without having to have my kid show me how to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! My kid is also appreciative of this app, just for that alone. Again, thank you so much for making at least one thing in my life easier. I am having a very tough time right now but this app does relieve at least a little bit of stress knowing I can at least do one thing by myself.
Handy Beyond Believe
by Fond of Words on 2019/11/01 14:46
I’m retired, but when I worked, I was the guy colleagues came to with questions about MS Word. I wrote books on Word, 2 of which were technical with graphs, charts, tables & statistical formula (with all those Greek symbols). I admired Word for 20+ years! But a problem with Word for me was portability; before leaving for or from work I had always to copy files from the home or work computer to a jump drive—and many were the times I had to travel back to home from work or from work to home to get a file I didn’t think I’d need. Google Docs & Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month & opened several Google Docs & Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—& I am especially unhappy when working on a painfully stupid PC keyboard with Docs’ arduous process of inserting special characters (e.g., é as in sautéed, & for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
Google has Abandoned Support and Compatibility for iPhone
by M_seattle on 2018/03/13 05:34
Drive has become totally useless on my 7plus. Started having streaming issues about 6 months ago. Most videos won’t play or stop part way through. I struggle to open photos most of the time. I don’t know what happened. Phone has been reset. Completely reset to factory. App has been deleted more than once and reinstalled. Every successive update gets worse and worse. I really think the reason is competition. Regardless of the numbers of Apple users, Google just doesn’t care as a priority about non-Android phones and making sure compatibility is there. These issues have been going on for so long I honestly feel like Google has just abandoned support for iPhone. As I was told from one Google employee, Drive is not meant to stream content (even though it’s my own and I PAY for storage). It’s simply meant as cloud storage. I have gone from limited use to now, after the latest update, not being able to stream any video or even open a photo from my account. This isn’t some third party created app...this is Google. I seriously can’t understand how this is possible.
Great Storage Option anywhere you Go!
by SLBMarrow on 2018/11/28 18:23
I have been using the 15GB google drive for years. I LOVE DRIVE! I can easily access my family’s files from anywhere, on any device. The add on options are helpful when I need them. I love the sharing option and how you can choose the individual’s privileges. It has come in handy many times when my husband is at work and has something to save, that I may need. Or my middle schooler forgot his homework on the table, so I scan it in on his drive, so he can access at school, and I don’t have to cart my toddler in to drop it off. When I need important documents on hand for various things, we just refinanced, the mortgage company loved that I said, “Hold on I have that right here. I’ll email it to you”. Highly recommend the program and so far my friends in the past year or two that use it after my recommendation love it. What would we do without Google Drive!!??
Good but...
by fdacpano on 2019/12/05 07:50
Using the workspace feature feels redundant on the app as workspace should be allowing me to access specific files easily, going from one to another fast and quick. However, when I try to use the files I’ve moved into the workspace, it will bring me to into another google app which does not give me access to the workspace that I created unless I go back to the drive app and relaunch workspace again, which in my opinion, makes workspace feel redundant on the google drive app. I had the app when docs, sheets, and slides were all integrated into this app. I think the workspace feature would greatly benefit from this. Drive is great as a “central hub” and I like how it is organized, but that organization feels (again) redundant if you have to switch between different files and different apps. Drive feels like a middle man that could be cut. And the only reason that it isn’t cut is that the other apps can only view their respective files (i.e. docs can only view documents).
Well-Designed Application
by Jacob's Reviews on 2018/02/23 00:34
As the title very clearly stated, this is a fairly well designed application. However, writing and editing documents is difficult, partially because of the small screen, but also because of the layout of the document. You can't see the margins of the document and you also can't edit them. Changing fonts and other meticulous tasks are also quite difficult based on the size of the options. Lastly, when attaching documents to Gmail from Drive, you cannot select more than one document at a time, which means you have to from Gmail to Drive several times if you want to send more than one document in the same email. Overall, however, I see this as a well designed application, especially for document viewing/editing, and with very few flaws, I definitely recommend this application.
No settings for sync frequency! Or a button to force a sync.
by EdsBrain on 2019/05/04 13:31
It is amazing to me the difference in the actual files within Google Drive on my laptop and the Google Drive on this device. iPhone 6s Plus. Lots not syncing. There are whole folders that are on the laptop app and not on the phone app. Wifi is working. Settings of iPhone say to allow data and all of that. So, I go searching for a sync button to force the operation and it doesn’t appear to have one. I know you can “pull down”. Doesn’t seem to work. However, files are still missing on the phone. While I gathered a picture in an email and hence needing to upload it to a certain customer folder... the folder is just not there. Open Google Drive app and the folder is there. Laptop app=visible (where I created it). Mobile app=visible but no when I hit the upload button to save this picture to this particular folder. As I’m scanning the option of customer folders with my eyes, I see many new customers folders missing. Suggestion: increase settings available to users so that they can force, schedule these syncs. Also, check how this iPhone “upload” icon fetches the info Google Drive. It’s not working and seems to be a version of the distant past. Pretty depressing to leave the office knowing you uploaded stuff, your trying to continue your work while traveling and it just won’t get done because Google Drive is failing to allow me to add files/pics/docs from multiple entry points. Please help!
Stuck between redundant and awesome
by Jesseondrums on 2017/12/12 01:36
Drive works great as the main app to house the files but there are a few changes that would make Drive amazing. 1.) Drive should function like an all inclusive program rather than a hub to connect to the separate programs. EX: If I open a Google doc file I should have the option to access the full Google doc tools.. STOP MAKING NEW TABS AND SENDING ME TO GOOGLE DOCS EVERYTIME! It should be an option to make a separate tab or window not protocol. 2.) The Drive Landing page should be customizable so you can see your docs, slides and excel knock off. 1 click makes it expand (like peek for iOS) and let you see all of the files the you can click the specific file or a 2nd click will open the app. This will prob need Java but it be worth it. 3.) There needs to be quick access between accounts or a way you can make something available on both accounts that is more intuitive than downloading and re-uploading. If drive gives more functionality and essentially replaces the need for individual apps and programs, then it will be a great all-in-one otherwise it would be easier to scale back drive and just make it a simpleclean hub where you click on the file and it opens the doc or presentation in an edit mode. Like an online hard drive. Otherwise Drive is just straddling the fence between unnecessary and redundant.
Love this app / Google Docs!
by Shaun M2 on 2018/03/19 13:54
It’s been a game-changer for me! I use these tools for virtually all of my professional, personal, and volunteer projects now: from tracking treasurer expenses to writing my novel(s). Having everything easily and instantly available for simultaneous editing on each of my devices at once has been a dream come true. Compared to other apps? The only other similar app I also use is Box—and Google apps works much more smoothly. Though Box works directly with Microsoft apps, which have many more features, Microsoft’s online apps are SLOW to load and that would make the fast-start and instant-access I’m gushing about in the previous paragraph impossible if I tried to use Box in the same way. I would presume Dropbox has a similar suite of fast-access apps, but I’ve never tried any others but Google-docs, so I can’t compare.
It’s good but could be better.
by Zansberree on 2017/11/06 05:26
I downloaded this because I was having issues with my iPhone and I was afraid of losing my photos. I was happy with the unlimited storage, however I have close to 8000 photos. It took me a very long time to go through and click each picture individually because there is not a “select all” button. This is highly inconvenient and time consuming for anyone who is using the app for the first time and trying to backup the photos they already have. I know not everyone has as many as I do but even if I only had 100 photos that still would have taken a while. Then to make things better (sarcasm) when I finally finished selecting all of my photos and then hit upload, it said “uploading”, and then it just stopped and went to the homepage. It did not upload ANY of my photos. Also I had to leave the room for a moment and my screen locked, when I got back on all of the photos I had selected, had been unselected and I had to start all over. Please fix these issues.
glitches and annoyances
by The huge big fat update on 2019/12/06 01:32
it’s really annoying that you can’t upload files in the background, you can only continue uploading while your in the Google Drive app and it still doesn’t even do it when your phone is on sleep. and sometimes it randomly has to retry for no reason, and you should let us share multiple files with people at once instead of doing them individually, also even if you just go out of the app and to another app or even just to the home screen, then when you come back to Google Drive even if you’ve only been gone for literally one minute then it’ll either say “waiting” on your already previously partially uploaded file and sometimes it’ll start back at where it was but some very unfortunate times it’ll restart the entire upload for no reason, please fix this and most of all let them upload in the background, please!
Great when it works
by MathChicklet on 2018/01/27 21:16
I’m a college professor and love that I can access my files from anywhere. I mostly save teaching notes and answer keys that I use in the classroom during a class. The only problem is quite often it takes forever to open a file, or if it opens the file, pinch to zoom won’t work and I’ll just see a white screen or worse, it’ll just force close so you’ll see the document for about 2 seconds and then your back on your home screen. Sometimes you can only see 4 of 10 pages. All of these problems have happened on my iPhone 5s and still occur even now on my iPhone 8 plus. It’s been going on for several years, off and on thru many different updates including this one in January 2018; it’s quite aggravating that it’s not dependable. If you absolutely must have something, DO NOT depend on this app. Have a backup plan. Oh and in case you’re wondering, not only does this happen on the colleges wifi, it happens at home on my very reliable high speed Verizon FIOS connection.
A step away from perfect file management.
by AlissaAnthropologista on 2017/11/29 01:17
Fantastic tool for managing my field data, overall. Truly. A great piece of work—-with a two significant issues according to my use. The first is that it is much to difficult to download multiple pictures, videos, or files to my physical device from the app (two menus in), which is a necessity when I travel to remote regions without internet access. The second is that when you have thousands of files, they do not load all at once. I have to scroll to load.....and scroll....and scroll...making it very difficult to find what I need, rename files, or locate a specific piece of field data within the app. Also, the search is iffy for item details details, where I often put codes for my research on photos, videos, etc. Sometimes it searches these and sometimes it doesn’t. A reliable tag function would be supremely useful.
Great but......
by xX_Pablo420_Xx on 2018/09/27 04:49
My experience with drive has been nothing short of magnificent throughout my usage. I have a plethora of memories in which I needed drive to perform to perfection and not only did drive deliver, but did so in such a fashion that would make every app developer who worked on it proud and every app developer who didn’t jealous. The beginning of the issue stems from one unfaithful day in which drive decided that today was not a good day to perform the task I needed to. Instead of uploading a video drive decided to act like it did and then not process the video leading to crushing negative repercussion in a deep emotional, mental and physical level. The sheer amount of disturbance my mind felt as I realize that the thing I trusted most in this world had failed me was excruciatingly painful. However this should not take away from the overall performance which I believe to be almost not short of exemplary. 4/5!
Issue moving files and folders
by Joefilo on 2019/01/08 01:26
I generally love Google drive but the iOS app used to be sooo much more user friendly when it came to moving items between folders. You used to be able to press on an item's icon, it would drop to the bottom of the screen, and then you could drag it right into to the folder you wanted. Now, every time you want to move any item, you have to select Move and then begin at the very beginning of your drive and click through every single folder until you find the one you want! Am extremely tedious step backward in design :-( Please consider switching back to the more mobile friendly style of moving items that you used to have. Please also add the ability to ADD TO a folder instead of totally moving an item into a folder... On computers, we can click Control and then the green Add button to add an item to a new folder while also keeping it in the original folder.
Praise to Google Drive!
by ThunderPhoenix4 on 2018/03/24 18:30
This app (and the website, too, of course) is amazing. You can create and easily organize docs (word), slides (PowerPoint), sheets (excel), and others with Drive. It’s not only for creating files, either. You can upload files of any type from your computer or device. Office files can instantly be converted to Drive files, too. Plus, add-ons can help you modify files even more effectively! And Drive can be accessed anywhere. It’s great for moving files cross-platform. Files can also be shared with other users easily for live, up-to-date collaboration. And it’s linked to a gmail account, but that’s another story. If the free 15GB of data isn’t enough for you, you can always pay for more. Overall, I find this app incredibly useful and strongly recommend it if you need free storage space.
Classroom technology wonder!
by julesklett on 2017/11/24 18:20
I started using Google Drive about 2 years ago, starting small and quickly adding applications and lessons. Google Forms has become my sole source of homework for high school science classes. I have also converted some of my labs to Google Forms; I love the fact that students can add documents to the form. I have attached short videos to give students the ability to review or clarify directions. Sheets and Docs have many options for lessons and data analysis. Sheets has templates for grade books. Students can share data or written information to collaborate when working in groups. They have learned how to attach photos to Forms and Docs. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is link the student grade in Sheets to a specific email address. Kind of like the old mail merge idea, but with the ability to let parents access current grades.
Terrible redesign
by 6stringslingr on 2019/08/06 13:55
The UI that had the buttons for team/shared drives, starred files, my drive, and shared with me at the bottom was by far and away the most user friendly and efficient design this app has ever seen. Why it was replaced with the current UI is beyond me. You’ve made this app such a pain for daily users, such as myself, to navigate. The layout was about as close to perfection as it has ever been, and now I have to relearn how to access my own information. Why? I work in IT so quick, efficient access to information is critical for me to be able to do my job well, and this is now a hinderance. I’ve been a fan of Google apps for a very long time because I could see the thought process behind UI layout on your apps for mobile devices and it made sense. They’ve all been pretty easy to use until now. Two stars until someone puts some thought into making the UI layout easy for your users instead of using it to promote your newest feature.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I've been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don't use Drive much is due to the fact that the image downloads to a mobile device are terribly compressed. I conducted a number of tests over multiple devices between both Dropbox and Drive with the exact same files and every single time I landed the same results. The image downloaded to a mobile device (no difference on desktop or laptop) reflected a drastically reduced quality when uploaded and downloaded from Drive vs Dropbox. Regardless of how the image was selected for download via Drive, I always had the same outcome, a disappointingly low quality download of what was otherwise a very crisp and hi res professional quality capture. I'm very surprised that this hasn't been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren't noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
by ProfessionalMusician on 2018/12/13 20:07
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!! This app will not allow background uploading, which makes it almost completely useless. You can only upload or back up your iPhone data when the iOS Google Drive app is OPEN AND SHOWING ON YOUR SCREEN. That means you CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR PHONE!!! Considering the fact that a tiny little video of just a few minutes length could take an hour or more to upload (regardless of what network you are on!), and if you want to back up, say 10-12 videos you’ve taken on a family outing, you’re SCREWED, because this means you won’t be able to use your phone for 10-12 hours!!! And YYYEP, even if you are, let’s say 99% done with an upload/backup, and a call comes in that you HAVE to take, or if your phone goes to sleep (OMG! TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK before using this app!!!), GUESS WHAT, when you go back to the Google Drive screen you will find that the app has screwed you, and you HAVE TO START ALL OVER, meaning you just wasted the last 12 hours of not having your phone! What a filthy, disgusting, and utterly UNUSABLE APP!!! 😡😡😡
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
Best way to transfer files
by MacLoverPro9 on 2019/01/26 23:32
I downloaded this app as a way of going from my iPad to my Windows 10 since the iPad lacks USB ports. I use this app almost on a daily basis to backup iOS files to an external drive hooked up to my computer. My own cloud transfer system you might say. I have been very happy with the syncretism of Google drive for iOS and Windows. It fits my needs perfectly since I am able to store pages documents, pictures and even short movies in the drive app and pick it up on another computer by just signing into my google account. I love the organization that folders in the app allows me on my iPad and Windows 10. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to have a safe, convenient way of storing files in the cloud and transferring them to other devices.
Always stepping up in improvements
by amandajoboyer on 2019/04/06 06:26
I would’ve given this app 5 stars but two things....Backup from my IPhone has been going for 12 hours now for 9000 items. Photos were not close to that number so I’m assuming duplicates where made and backed up in more than one folder. Also another suggestion would be to offer the optimize feature to customers when they perform the backup feature in order to compress the file before sending. If the files are compressed then transferring the data will speed process up tremendously. Minor detail was I could not move files back into main after placed in folder nor find a back button/redo command (use Mac example of windows with arrows) Other than that Google has the right idea with the Google applications presenting customers with the controls to manage online living....
Rapture-proof
by Downboynow on 2017/12/28 11:55
Scripture tells us that the Lord will soon return for those who follow Him. I often worry about what will happen to my house, my dog and my car upon the Second Coming. But I no longer have to worry about my files, documents and photos because they are all Saved in my Google Drive. They are redeemed from the threat of corruption and are sanctified from their former, fallen, paper-based selves. They, too, can now experience Eternal Life. And I can rest assured that, should I need any of my earthly files in my Eternal Reward, they will be available on any of my devices, at any time, as long as there is decent Wi-Fi. I don't personally know if Google Drive will be available in the Other Place. But I'm sure folks there will have plenty of Microsoft products with which they can try and find out.
Google pulling ahead.........
by Robert Aymond on 2017/11/21 22:59
Looks like Google is emerging as the dominant multi-mode program when you consider how many applications they have that allows any person to accomplish most every task most people need to perform both personal and business tasks. I just spent 2 hours reviewing many apps in Google’s arsenal and didn’t see all of their programs, but the ones I did see were solid, well-thought-out, easily learned & very simple & fast to import data from the apps I’ve been using forever, into their much more useful and helpful set of programs. It’s great to have one app that has many layers of useful apps which all work in unison, saving time and many steps it took the old way, as I switched from app to app cutting and pasting data from one to another. Great platform Google!
Terrible for watching videos on iPad
by caitiekay on 2019/06/28 18:26
I have a 2017 iPad with all the bells and whistles and updated iOS. I watch intructional videos from a class. I don’t want to download the videos to my iPad The interface for watching is clumsy. Click upper left to switch to a screen where you can pause or move forward or back, click upper left to a screen you can close the video or expand it. Really? Can’t it all be on one screen? I frequently pause the videos and use another app, come back to the video and it won’t load, just a spinning indicator of it loading. I have to close the app and open it, search for my video all over again, scrub forward to get to my last viewed place and start over. I can’t believe Google would develop an app that is so clumsy. I tried watching the video reduced in-app and it plays, but if I pause it won’t reload. I don’t have a choice to use this app for these classes. My only option is to download to Dropbox.
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
Google Drive Review
by emma_is_da_bom on 2018/01/27 16:01
I 100% recommend this app. It’s SOO easy to use ; and instead of saving it every time you edit something, google drive saves it automatically! The color changing button and font-changing button and everything else is very simple to use. You can add transitions to make things cooler, and there are different templates like MLA, science report, and photo album, etc. You can make a slideshow, document, or site, and many other types of presentations. You also can also mostly-easily upload things onto google drive (it’s lot easier than other apps like it!) You can also share/send your presentations them to other people with an account . If you want a simple, easy-to-use presentation-making app, this is the PERFECT app to use!👍😃
Not optimized for music
by rockerrchick13 on 2018/04/24 06:35
I understand this is multipurpose storage, and if I wasn't using this to share audio files (of original music) with my band members, I'd be rating this 5 stars. Very sleek and intuitive app. My only issues are when I'm listening to recordings of original songs that my band shares using the drive. When I'm testing a mix sometimes I like to hear the same song on repeat or cycle through multiple songs. Basically, it is frustrating not having Playlist features for folders with audio files. I have to move tracks over to my iTunes app (later, on my computer) to use Playlist features that make listening easy. I know this is iffy territory for a file sharing app because you don't want people to be sharing files they don't own. But it would seriously help musicians so much!
I’m with the “stunning feat of humanity” guy (therutabega)
by Fefur on 2017/10/09 12:36
I’m with the gentleman who wrote the “stunning feat of humanity” review (therutabega). I am a technical writer/editor, and I’ve seen many word processing programs, operating systems and storage options. This is simply the best at all three. He mentioned no more thumb drives — Remember all those contortions to remotely get past a firewall? Remember “syncing?” Maybe I’m just easily impressed, but I ~*still*~ marvel at how many of us walk around with a thin, pocket-sized device that serves as a: -> computer -> camera -> calendar -> gaming system -> clock -> bookshelf -> news source -> shopping mall -> high definition tv -> stereo music system — and oh yeah, a phone! In any event, Google Drive makes it a great deal easier to access and integrate many of these functions. What will they think of next?
I miss being able to edit in a browser.
by nmh17 on 2019/08/11 21:58
I run a small arts organization and a very large percentage of my work takes place using Google’s services. I recently replaced my laptop with an iPad Pro. I was aware that the Drive/Docs/Sheets/etc. apps had some features missing (I use them on my phone), but mistakenly assumed that I could still just edit through the browser, same as I did on my computer, in order to access all of the features I need to run my business. I am very very disappointed that this is not the case. I am a huge fan of these services and wish that I could access them fully using my device. Google Drive is great, but without the ability to access all of the features, this app makes my job incredibly difficult. Please bring back the ability to edit via the browser so those of us who are moving away from bulkier laptops and desktop computers can still access your services.
Tug of war with all of us in the middle
by Pocket mom on 2019/04/04 05:51
The windows desktop site always worked fine until recently. Since google drive is used by hybrid iOS/Windows users as a bridge service, this makes the app useless, because accessing a batch of uploaded items on a desktop for use with desktop only apps is impossible. Google Drive has already sucked several hours from my day twice in the past week. All other websites and cloud services are operating at their normal speeds, so it is not me. These giant companies are so hard up to force users into using only their proprietary suites of services that they’ve become crappy and inefficient. Where these services once made life easier, they’re adding new crap for us to do every darn day. I’m sick of it. And Google, you should really fix this Drive issue. You know it exists. There are forums dedicated to it. Do you throttle your users who aren’t fully bought in to your data mining scam?
Reliable
by Mommygate on 2017/12/21 21:31
I really didn’t notice how much I have been relying on Google Drive until I noticed over a decade of files. My stuff has survived several iterations of Google Drive. Some photos I thought would be lost when my computer was about to crash were backed up to an external hard drive, twice — SEAGATE — and both of those 1TB and 500 GB external HDs are none responsive, today. My photos may as well have been lost. What saved me? My trusty Google Drive, which I used to blow off as “wait and see.” Well, it’s been 10 years and now I can say I swear by it. I realize the NSA probably has access to everything on Google, and I’m not happy about that. However, I feel extremely confident that I have nothing to hide and I’m even more confident that my files won’t be lost. But NSA, really it’s like someone looking underneath your skirt without you knowing when and if it has happened already, but all you can count on is your underwear is clean. It’s really creepy. PS, I backup my files with Carbonite now. I’m done wasting money on another Seagate HD. I pay 2.99 a month to Google for increased storage and it has been well worth the subscription. Bye, bye unreliable external hard drives.
So Close
by notsoavidgamereviewer on 2020/03/05 04:58
I love using google drive. It’s simple, effective, and free. Files are easily shared and group projects are a breeze when everyone’s work can be updated and commented on in real time. Google drive and all of its sub-services (docs, slides, sheets) are very easy and effective on the computer, however on mobile, they struggle. Having to switch between apps just to edit projects is more of a hassle than it might sound, it is very annoying when working and navigating between different folders and mediums. I would love to see google integrate docs, slides, etc. into the google drive app. This would mean less things to worry about and less confusion and complexity for mobile users. Other than the separation of the separate services into different apps, I love google drive and it’s features.
Convenient way to take your work everywhere
by wilson diego on 2019/05/21 15:39
The Drive has given our staff the ability to get work done even when we are not in the office. Our executive staff has full permissions to the documents, we can see who has looked at the documents and who has made any changes. Sometimes we are at different locations but we can look at documents and discuss their status, as long we have our phones or any computer. This creates time for us to visit our other buildings, meet with managers or take care of personal errands. In addition, we can look at large files which sometimes are rejected by email. Right now I am getting my car worked on while Writing a contract and others are helping to edit. Awesome Technology 😀
Could me amazing
by Neal London on 2019/08/19 18:32
Firstly, Google Drive does a generally good job but it could be better. First, after you create a doc using the plus button it drops you back at home tab, not the same folder where you created it. Second, if you go look in the folder where you just created it many times it won’t appear there for a while which is confusing and frustrating as you don’t know what happened. Third, I think because Google wants to give fast response time it will sometimes show empty folders that are definitely not empty, and after some time you’ll see the contents - again frustrating and disconcerting. What I’d like to see are simple voice memo and notes options added to the plus sign. It could make a great job of that, especially as they retired the api that let other apps update the drive with notes/docs/voice memos.
The most useful platform I use, and the app is flawless.
by Aaron Mason on 2018/12/02 17:31
If I’m really honest, Google is the platform that runs my life. Calendars and mail are part of the core, but Drive is even more of a foundation. I have a scanner pushing all of my mail and important documents into a folder so I can search for them (“what’s the name of the IKEA mattress we bought two years ago?”). I seamlessly sync all of my nursing school files. My wife and I share planning docs and files for our house remodel. I guess there are competitors like Box and Dropbox, but none of them are as solid as Google. If the CDC can use Drive to sync Ebola combat efforts across Africa, I should be able to use it to keep my own stuff together. My only request, as it has been for years, is to allow tags.
Please combine all google drive apps
by Erika Nahkala on 2017/12/23 22:27
I like google drive. I use it a lot. But the mobile version does not please me. I like the setup of the drive app and the organization, but i don’t like that you have to download the other apps just to edit your documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets. it feels inefficient and scattered. it’s a waste of space on my phone. the google drive app is nothing more than a glorified window: look but not touch etc etc. and the individual apps (docs etc) are more difficult and painful to navigate than necessary. even when i click through my various folders, and get to a document, once i exit out of that document i still have to go through all of the folders again to find another doc in the same folder. please merge your apps. like i said, i like the organization of google drive but i feel that the entire system would be much more efficient and effective if everything could truly be accessed from one place. thank you.
Drive changed my world
by Chris from Eastie on 2019/01/22 23:14
Discovering drive has been a game changer for me. As a community activist working with multiple environmental groups in Boston’s environmental justice communities, I don’t have a budget for IT. Google Drive provides me with everything I need to conduct participatory action research via Google Forms, analyze data in Google Sheets, create documents and presentations with Google Docs and share via Gmail. As for the learning curve? Not bad at all. I have learned not to be intimidated by trying new components of this powerful tool. The simplicity of it as compared to Microsoft word and the office suite is surprising and takes a little getting used to LOL. Drive has truly been a blessing. On top of this all, it is one of the most intuitive and easy to use office suites going!
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Description
google drive is a safe place to back up and access all your files from any device. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. With drive, you can: • Safely store and access your files anywhere • Quickly access recent and important files • Search for files by name and content • Share and set permissions for files and folders • View your content on the go while offline • Receive notifications about important activity on your files Learn more about google Apps update policy: https://support.google.com/a/answer/6288871 google accounts get 15GB of storage free, shared across google drive, Gmail, and google Photos. For additional storage, you can upgrade to a premium subscription plan as an in-app purchase. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US, and can vary by region. storage subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes Account, and automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to iTunes Account Settings after purchase. google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy google drive Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service
Alignment
by Jd6509 on 2020/06/03 18:26
Being able to store form and documents in an accessible place makes life easy... it is a very helpful tool to keep communication flowing
Thanks for making this app
by itsbroken2019 on 2020/06/03 17:24
I always use this for my math and other things and this app is the best app thanks for making this app!
No dark mode?
by Hongwei_Li on 2020/06/03 15:15
Only one question. Why I cannot switch the app to dark mode?
The king of cloud storage
by leluchi on 2020/06/03 14:11
I love google drive
Compartir
by Un cadeau on 2020/06/03 06:18
El nuevo cambio realizado para compartir archivos es muy confuso
Lot of crashing
by XuenBox on 2020/06/03 05:48
Idk what it is but when scrolling through image files the app always closes suddenly after I swipe through about 15-20 images Is it cause i’m on an older ipad or it’s not android or iOS doesn’t want to play nice :/ idk already tried restarts and reinstalls
Crashes while listening to mp3s
by Ozner666 on 2020/06/03 01:56
Happens after 30-90 seconds.
App crashing every few minutes
by Nubman on 2020/06/03 01:29
The application is crashing every few minutes. No tech support at this time is available. Please advise
Malfunction
by MarcosBoss on 2020/06/02 22:47
I have a recording in my drive and it appears to be glitching because after a min or more it’s stops while I’m listening it’s frustrating!
Google drive
by steeler sean1 on 2020/06/02 22:13
Love it
Excelente
by Cabudare! on 2020/06/02 21:11
Muy útil
New passcode demand makes it a useless app
by Christofer Williams on 2020/06/02 19:48
Out of nowhere, this app began demanding that my device have a passcode before it would let me access my files. I use my iPad exclusively at home, and a passcode is a huge irritation. I double checked with all three of my domains, and none have the passcode requirement turned on in mobile device management. Then I uninstalled the app and reinstalled it. When I launched, it said, once again, “your org requires you to set a passcode.” Except this time, I wasn’t signed into any accounts anywhere on my device. So it’s clearly not my org. It’s a problem within the app itself. Security is important, but I don’t need an app lecturing me about it. Let me acknowledge the notification, turn it off, and access my files. Otherwise, I’ll need to switch to another form of storage and domain management.
App crashed 1 minute and 48 seconds into mp3 playing
by nsnfbrieixoxks. on 2020/06/02 19:46
App crashing consistently when phone locks after approximately 1 minute and 48 seconds. Please fix
Crashing
by Jessuss21 on 2020/06/02 19:19
Keeps crashing when I play music from one of my drive files and I go to a different app or my phone locks.Doesn’t crash when I play music file and stay on app
Love the app but major problem:
by 0N3F1Y3R on 2020/06/02 17:49
Whenever I play music files or audio files in general, the app crashes if it’s in the background or the screen is locked. I really hope this gets fixed
I think it could be better as a student
by kelsavage on 2020/06/02 16:40
Not the best
Bug fix
by DreGoKrazyYT on 2020/06/02 15:10
Every time I’m listening to music from my files it juss automatically stop and the app close
App was good
by Reviewbruah on 2020/06/02 14:36
App was good till it crashes every time I listen to music for 30 second while in another app. Can you guys make this app not do this every time I open it please?
Dark Mode?
by Rp vv on 2020/06/02 13:54
We need dark mode support for this app!
keeps crashing while playing mp3 files
by Charles4795 on 2020/06/02 11:56
After the very recent updates, the app keeps crashing while I play mp3 files which is very disappointing. Playing mp3 files on the google drive app is essential part of my work and I need it fixed. please check this problem and fix the issue as soon as possible.
App keeps crashing/restarting
by Dex152 on 2020/06/02 09:42
Happens mid music
Crash Bandicoot
by Leo Rapture on 2020/06/02 08:39
The most recent update causes my app to crash when my phone locks. Never had an issue with this before, hoping it gets patched soon!
Great tool for the iPhones
by Rene Calles on 2020/06/02 06:29
In a droid phone I can connect my phone and transfer video, audio, data of any class but with the garbage iPhones its not possible unless you use this amazing app
Crashes
by MTS235 on 2020/06/02 06:16
It always crashes when I play my files
Keeps crashing .mp3s
by Jesse S. 3 on 2020/06/02 05:24
Title explains it all. Other than that, great app
I like it, but...
by Chiss P. on 2020/06/02 05:07
The last update has files cutting off once the screen goes black. Also, it would be nice to be able play audio files consecutively without having to click play on each file.
It was good just a week ago...
by Mrs.Bieber44 on 2020/06/02 03:55
This used to be my second most used app behind Apple Music, but today on June 1st every audio file I’ve played crashes the app every. Single. Time. Many of these files I have played repeatedly before, so I really don’t see why this is happening. Until you guys fix this, I’m uninstalling.
Wow
by eddiesjjjkssikszkkz on 2020/06/02 03:46
Wow
I am in love!
by BrieBriesaur on 2020/06/02 03:17
Hey Google team, thanks for the chrome stuff! It’s like the future. And I remember that in the future, I had everyone knowing how much I loved this one guy, I found him! I love him! Just as much as I thought I did, and you will too! Thanks gabby
Bug Fix
by shhaanon on 2020/06/02 03:10
I am having the same issue as the most recent reviews, app is crashing if I close the screen or go to another app. Unable to listen to a file or resume where I left off. Please fix this issue, I use this app all day every day 😭
Audio glitch
by Pookie469 on 2020/06/02 00:55
My audio files only play for 2 minutes and then stop
Tooooooo baaaaaaadddddddd
by 🐶🌈🦋🌈😍 on 2020/06/01 22:23
It keeps turning off by its self!!!😡😡😡
Bug Fix
by Saradomed on 2020/06/01 22:02
I use google drive exclusively to play the music that I produce. If my phone is locked, the app will crash halfway through any audio file that’s being played. This is unacceptable. Up until this point I have had no issues with google drive in any way. If this issue persists I will find a different source to upload and stream my music.
Great!
by KALISA not my real name on 2020/06/01 20:49
I could play sonic e.x.e here!
I love this app!
by btjgygiuf on 2020/06/01 18:47
I love the app it’s just hard to understand If it was a little easier I would give it five stars. You should get it but you might be a little confused. And that is the end of my review. Bbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeee!
I. I. R. G.
by BigGuyArmy on 2020/06/01 17:21
It is really good
Love G Drive mobile App
by Granbo56 on 2020/06/01 16:58
Easily Using it daily!
Thamks for teaching me
by miles dragon 8 on 2020/06/01 14:11
It helps me learn a bunch of stuff from teachers
Best drive ever.
by Ricky_helps on 2020/06/01 13:56
I’m speechless...
Not user friendly.
by Joealati on 2020/06/01 13:15
I hate it.
Creating Love and Compassion Meditation
by Loving Kindness of the Heart on 2020/06/01 12:50
This made a huge difference in my meditation being continuous, without having to wake up my phone every minute. Thank you.
Google review
by mjbonsais on 2020/06/01 12:45
I am really enjoying google drive while addressing distance learning with my granddaughter.
Hola
by xc Sc cdgz on 2020/06/01 10:20
This is for your school
YEET
by i will install again on 2020/06/01 06:29
I love it it works!
Good and Bad
by steeliechromechaser on 2020/06/01 01:06
I love Google Drove as platform to house all the documents for specific projects, but it takes an incredibly long time to upload anything.
Amazing functions
by RhoriT on 2020/05/31 22:53
Amazing
Business card
by solomon1000 on 2020/05/31 22:24
How do I update information on my business card?
Google cloud convenience
by Aialik on 2020/05/31 20:57
It is sooo helpful to have some files on google drive so I can get to them from all my devices. Works with all different format of files
ADD A SAVE BUTTON!
by My review here on 2020/05/31 19:24
Why is the delete button all the way at the buttom... and why cant you save multiple photos to your device... annoying lil things but besides that the apps i great
Crashing
by yung manic on 2020/05/31 18:48
I have the app but it keeps crashing , the heck dude
Delete
by JouSky on 2020/05/31 16:16
I like it but it’s pretty dumb I can’t receive emails anymore because I reached my storage plan, and it says I can’t update it unless I contact support, but there’s no support...
Receiving spam and elicit content in my drive
by bumstartooter4567890 on 2020/05/31 16:05
Please stop this
I drive
by waytoohard on 2020/05/31 15:34
Why is there no delete tab to delete stuff?
Deleting files
by googleissafe#NY on 2020/05/31 11:13
Thank you for improving the ability to delete files on google.drive. Good job. Google is becoming one of the safest ways to chat and communicate with people.
Drive
by abdullah 3g on 2020/05/31 08:48
I just like rating randomly
dont use as tp
by i am latin on 2020/05/31 00:12
since i have no toilet paper i downloaded this app to use it as toilet paper, would not try again
Why 5 stars
by jujuteter on 2020/05/30 23:40
Having drive has made every so much easier and fast I love it
Thanks for the update
by Lil J-Bro on 2020/05/30 22:38
Good
bad
by exampl3e on 2020/05/30 21:50
u cant select all photos uselles
Haven't opened the app:)
by Hash is fat on 2020/05/30 21:12
Haven't opened it yet:)
Google features
by MsDC21 on 2020/05/30 18:12
I am very impressed with all of the google features
Buen trabajo
by gpassoc on 2020/05/30 17:50
Todo está muy bien pensado.
Very good. Satisfied
by Kinshuk Dasgupta on 2020/05/30 14:20
It is crystal clear, loads files quickly and is very easy to scroll. Excellent.
App crashes
by Pjturner9 on 2020/05/30 08:58
I love google drive. It’s the easiest way to transport photos for me since I don’t have a Mac and it’s easy to send folders w photos to clients, however, the app crashes A LOT. As I’m downloading and browsing my photos the app lags and crashes me back to my hone screen and it restarts the app. It’s frustrating and it makes me lose my spot in my downloading process. I would like to see this fixed or updated soon. I’m not sure if I’m alone in this either. I have an iPhone 8 and this is the only app it does this on.
Simply It works
by Thriphany on 2020/05/30 04:27
Simply
Crashes
by Bishop Chase on 2020/05/30 02:19
Keeps Crashing after 20 secs. PLEASE FIX! I’ve tired every troubleshooting method there is!
Four stars
by dgkcgkvyhvif on 2020/05/30 01:07
I lost something that I uploadedd
Started crashing after ~2 minutes of streaming audio
by Fghjkpofdewyinnvfdrui on 2020/05/29 19:54
I've never had issues until this week. Restarting the app makes it work for a while until it crashes again.
It’s ok
by lambetaka on 2020/05/29 18:20
It’s ok except when I am trying to upload somthing it takes forever and then after when it finally finishes it says failed to upload then I realized that I waited for nothing
😒
by cart-cart on 2020/05/29 18:04
Horrible
It could be better
by pinky riley on 2020/05/29 14:50
I’m trying to do a school project t for the last day of school but I can’t upload photos from my iPad to my chrome book because in google drive I can’t find ANY of the photos I’ve uploaded even though it says it finished uploading, it’s really frustrating because I’m trying to do a school project for the last day of school.
Excelente
by Dipagoga on 2020/05/29 14:33
Muy útil y dinámico
🦠
by Novosy on 2020/05/29 14:14
Gracias por esto es la mejor por esta pandemia del corona virus 🦠 gracias
Doop derpidy derp derb da doop derpidy der derp derp da doop
by KingJosh91 on 2020/05/29 13:53
Derpy
Crashing
by vakid215 on 2020/05/29 13:49
Keeps crashing after 20-30 seconds of playing a file .. iphone se 2020 ios 13.5
Computer and phone drive won’t sync
by bluestarking123 on 2020/05/29 04:16
Can’t access content that’s in my drive on my computer with my phone....
Doc
by gost soldier on 2020/05/29 03:48
I can’t edit documents
👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍
by Archip kikvadze on 2020/05/29 03:48
👍👍👍👍👍👌👌👌👌👌
Review
by AbigailLandwehr on 2020/05/29 03:27
Dear google drive, You killed my father and I will forgive you I hate you and your app Love ya! - 😘
Saddened by google’s decision to remove tiktok ratings
by badaljain77 on 2020/05/29 03:20
I am a big fan of google products but this time I fee that the company is using unethical means for improving tiktok ratings. They are sidelining user sentiments and decided to delete the reviews to improve the rating. It breaks my heart seeing google dropping down to this level. I will try to use google less and less. Even my friends who work at google are ashamed of this decision.
Crashing
by 2k19scanTrash on 2020/05/28 23:50
Google drive keeps crashing after about 30 seconds of playing a file. How can this be fixed?
Super GREAT
by gachalifegamer on 2020/05/28 21:03
Super great it’s cool and it help when we’re in home of covied 19
It is fine
by earphill on 2020/05/28 20:45
The app is ok because it is pretty easy to work with but hard for kids.
Registration Client
by Regidtration para teledoc on 2020/05/28 19:56
Maravilloso
Great job!
by NguyenTavia on 2020/05/28 19:50
You guys have talent! Thanks!
Very yo good
by Brad4emu on 2020/05/28 17:29
Yo I was here and like bro I got a spam and that
Hard to use
by Coach GU12 France on 2020/05/28 15:57
How can I delete stuff and add stuff.
I LOVE IT
by Soyo14 on 2020/05/28 14:38
It is so useful and smart !
Google drive
by Ajay Ganju on 2020/05/28 14:23
iskeks
How to delete files?
by Lucky13085 on 2020/05/28 13:43
Cannot delete files?
السعودية/الرياض
by ابو عَبد الكريم on 2020/05/28 13:34
مشكورين على التطبيق الرائع الذي لا غنى لأحد عنه
Yandhi
by allaalldhdjnjejdu on 2020/05/28 12:48
Only here for music lol
Awesome
by Sleeeing Beauty on 2020/05/28 06:36
Awesome app. Can edit, view and make new documents on the go!
Ehh
by thatlowaudirs5 on 2020/05/28 03:02
Ehh 🙄
Bug
by ɢᴀᴡᴅ on 2020/05/28 00:54
The app keeps closing when i listen to audio from the app
Never fails. Works like a clock
by sergrunner84 on 2020/05/27 23:30
Simple. Reliable. Affordable.
Great
by GrizzlyKiller on 2020/05/27 20:41
Easy to work between my IBM computer and Apple
We can make any story we want!!
by dueufjfjnnfheue on 2020/05/27 19:19
I can do home worK!!!
Exelente
by Italiano de la costa on 2020/05/27 19:00
Exelente
Almost GREAT
by painthorsebaby on 2019/04/16 11:37
I love Google Drive!!! It is a very valuable tool. I use it hourly during the work week. I am able to jot down an idea on my phone, turn it in to a project at home, present it at work, assign it to my students, have them finish it on their computers and grade it all through Google Drive (and Google Classroom). It is impossible for me to forget my thumb drive, cd, or any other archaic storage device, because Google Drive is always there from any of the devices (my phones, iPads, Chrome Books, and generic school desktop computer, or another business computer). I rarely have trouble with formatting issues from one computer to another system and if I do, it’s minor. Where Google Drive fails a five star, in my opinion, is organization... especially when sharing files. I have files shared with me that I have no idea what is in them and if I tried to organize all of it, someone else could unorganize it. I rely on the search bar MOST of the time. But, that means I have to remember what I labeled something three years ago! Then, I will likely find something else equally good from a shared file I didn’t know existed that could have been used LAST week.
Just as well, a stunning feat of a software company
by F4b14nc1t0 on 2017/12/26 21:57
Picture this: by my office desk lies a Windows 7 computer, antiquated by today's standards, and nevertheless I can use the google chrome browser, and with my Gmail account I begin writing a document, obviously adding data culled from other web sites. I rise from my desk chair, and begin the daily commute home. In the bus, using my Bluetooth wireless headset and my smartphone, I listen to some music from Google Play, while opening said document, which I previously saved to Google Drive, and continue my work, not wasting precious time. When I get home, after unplugging myself from the headset, I am greeted by my loved ones. After some quality time, I decide to lie in bed. I reach for my tablet, stored in the drawer of the bedside table. Once again, Google Drive fulfills its promise, and effortlessly I open the document, proof reading it to correct and polish it. When I want, I can leave it so tomorrow I begin the process again. Simple and convenient are the qualities that come to my mind when I think of Google Drive.
A stunning feat of humanity
by therutabega on 2017/09/24 14:19
Yeah, I know that's big praise. But seriously, look at it. This is a full productivity suite I can use hopping back and forth among my phone, work laptop, wife's computer, my own two office machines -- whatevah, I want to see and work on any of my stuff, I jump on the nearest device and go to work. It's free and it works perfectly every time. It's kind of insane we can do all this, actually. I keep expecting I'll miss MS Office, especially Word's substantially more robust feature set, because I make a lot of documentation professionally and I depended on Office for many years. But it really hasn't happened. I use Google docs for everything and now I really depend on the universal accessibility Drive affords. I'm not transporting any more files on thumb drive, forget it. Life is easier, the birds are chirping. So thanks Google! I know you're making a mint off my small contribution to your Big Data collection. But what the heck, I wasn't using that anyway. And I am using this. Regards.
AMAZING
by M Y S T E R Y ~~~~~ on 2018/01/21 15:58
I never give any app five stars, but this one deserves it. The google drive app lets you use google docs, slides, sheets, classroom, and more without WiFi!, say you are on a road trip or a train, or plane, and you want to write, or do something on google classroom. You would usually just go to safari (which on a plane you wouldn’t be able to access) and look up I google classroom. From there, you would click on the link and peruse your business. Using it on the web, can create distractions, and you might not even be able to be access the web if you don’t have WiFi at the time. With the app, (which is a great score because it is free!!) lets you access docs no matter where you are! It is an app so it can be accessed without interruptions, and blocks. I personally love this app as I am a writer. I simply click on the app, and magic! I can write down all of my thoughts and ideas, etc. This app is truly amazing and I 100% recommend you purchase it today!
Great tool!
by Grain Originator on 2020/03/03 02:29
I’m a grain originator for two ethanol plants! I found this tool to be super handy when I visit farmers at there houses! All I need is there address so I can make a dot at there farm site and get instant gps direction! I love the fact that I can make notes on the points i made so when I visit them again I can look back at the notes and remember names and how the conversation went! The one thing that really needs to get fixed is when I zoom in on the dots they disappear and when I zoom out they come back! I wish they would not disappear so I can tell if I stopped there already or need to stop there! When you zoom out the dots come back but I can’t click just click on the one cause I have literally thousands of dots on the map that I scouted out and can’t click on the right dot! Hopefully this gets fixed soon otherwise I will find a different source to use! I love google drive and I know others will too! Please fix this ASAP thanks
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn't find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by Papa Teter on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
Hate the app. Love cheap extra storage.
by Cameron0208 on 2020/02/29 23:06
I absolutely love how cheap Google Drive is. It’s wonderful to have the option to offload files from my various devices for practically nothing. That being said, this app, just like many other google apps - both desktop and mobile - is absolutely awful. It suffers the same fate as most of their other apps - terrible navigation, not intuitive, convoluted processes to do anything, and a host of other issues. I’m not sure who’s making the UX decisions at Google - it seems like it may be Helen Keller - but they should be canned. Nothing is where it should be, or where one would think it is. I’ve had this app for years and I still can’t navigate through it without making multiple errors. There is no rhyme or reason to 99% of the design choices in this app, or if there is, I’d love to know what those rhymes and reasons are. Maybe it’s some conspiracy where Google makes their apps really difficult to use so that people then have to do a google search so that they can figure out how to work google’s abysmal apps.
Best storage and Access ever!
by MJZ810 on 2019/09/24 15:01
I recommend the Google drive to everyone and anyone. It is so versatile. I found it Stream Lee useful when I was handling an estate and needed documents repeatedly. Whether I was dealing with insurance companies and banks or lawyers, all I had to do was tap on a file I had scanned and stored on the drive and I easily emailed it over to them while sitting in front of them. I have told others to scan anything and everything they can to be able to access it when needed. I also love doing crafts and keep patterns on the drive. Rather than carrying around papers that can easily be misplaced, I pull up a pattern on my phone or tablet to zoom in an see things clearly and easily. Naturally, it works great for my work files. I can update files without being in front of my laptop. I can back up all of my files and know that they are safe. A difficult question would be why wouldn’t you use Google drive?
Great App
by Maliikm on 2019/01/24 15:20
This app makes it really easy for me to manage and create documents. I save a lot of time by having all of my important documents for business in one place, and I never have to hunt for anything. The app does nearly everything Google Drive does on a computer so I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. I really like that this app allows for some level of interoperability with iCloud, which I use to save files from the Microsoft Word app. Once I finish with a document in the Word app and save it to iCloud, I just share the document to Google Drive. If I have any complaints, it’s that there’s no option to save to Google Drive from the Microsoft Word app! Other peripheral functions like search and quick access are also useful and help save time. File management works well with the right folder structure, and there’s a good level of detail included in the document information summary. Overall a good app 👍🏾
Navigation
by Patches RN on 2017/12/05 23:30
Everyone must remember, I’ve never worked on a computer in my life. I’m a “real newbie” at anything to do with a computer. I promise i will get better. At this point I am “learning on the fly”. I have to learn as I go, you just have to because everything is done via the computer and internet. I can’t even fill out an application on paper anymore, it all has to be done online. Anyway, just wanted to say that I am beginning to pick up a few things along the way and this app has honestly helped me so much, especially when it comes to importing my resume. I was lost before on this, but I’m a big girl now and can do it all by myself without having to have my kid show me how to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! My kid is also appreciative of this app, just for that alone. Again, thank you so much for making at least one thing in my life easier. I am having a very tough time right now but this app does relieve at least a little bit of stress knowing I can at least do one thing by myself.
Handy Beyond Believe
by Fond of Words on 2019/11/01 14:46
I’m retired, but when I worked, I was the guy colleagues came to with questions about MS Word. I wrote books on Word, 2 of which were technical with graphs, charts, tables & statistical formula (with all those Greek symbols). I admired Word for 20+ years! But a problem with Word for me was portability; before leaving for or from work I had always to copy files from the home or work computer to a jump drive—and many were the times I had to travel back to home from work or from work to home to get a file I didn’t think I’d need. Google Docs & Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month & opened several Google Docs & Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—& I am especially unhappy when working on a painfully stupid PC keyboard with Docs’ arduous process of inserting special characters (e.g., é as in sautéed, & for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
Google has Abandoned Support and Compatibility for iPhone
by M_seattle on 2018/03/13 05:34
Drive has become totally useless on my 7plus. Started having streaming issues about 6 months ago. Most videos won’t play or stop part way through. I struggle to open photos most of the time. I don’t know what happened. Phone has been reset. Completely reset to factory. App has been deleted more than once and reinstalled. Every successive update gets worse and worse. I really think the reason is competition. Regardless of the numbers of Apple users, Google just doesn’t care as a priority about non-Android phones and making sure compatibility is there. These issues have been going on for so long I honestly feel like Google has just abandoned support for iPhone. As I was told from one Google employee, Drive is not meant to stream content (even though it’s my own and I PAY for storage). It’s simply meant as cloud storage. I have gone from limited use to now, after the latest update, not being able to stream any video or even open a photo from my account. This isn’t some third party created app...this is Google. I seriously can’t understand how this is possible.
Great Storage Option anywhere you Go!
by SLBMarrow on 2018/11/28 18:23
I have been using the 15GB google drive for years. I LOVE DRIVE! I can easily access my family’s files from anywhere, on any device. The add on options are helpful when I need them. I love the sharing option and how you can choose the individual’s privileges. It has come in handy many times when my husband is at work and has something to save, that I may need. Or my middle schooler forgot his homework on the table, so I scan it in on his drive, so he can access at school, and I don’t have to cart my toddler in to drop it off. When I need important documents on hand for various things, we just refinanced, the mortgage company loved that I said, “Hold on I have that right here. I’ll email it to you”. Highly recommend the program and so far my friends in the past year or two that use it after my recommendation love it. What would we do without Google Drive!!??
Good but...
by fdacpano on 2019/12/05 07:50
Using the workspace feature feels redundant on the app as workspace should be allowing me to access specific files easily, going from one to another fast and quick. However, when I try to use the files I’ve moved into the workspace, it will bring me to into another google app which does not give me access to the workspace that I created unless I go back to the drive app and relaunch workspace again, which in my opinion, makes workspace feel redundant on the google drive app. I had the app when docs, sheets, and slides were all integrated into this app. I think the workspace feature would greatly benefit from this. Drive is great as a “central hub” and I like how it is organized, but that organization feels (again) redundant if you have to switch between different files and different apps. Drive feels like a middle man that could be cut. And the only reason that it isn’t cut is that the other apps can only view their respective files (i.e. docs can only view documents).
Well-Designed Application
by Jacob's Reviews on 2018/02/23 00:34
As the title very clearly stated, this is a fairly well designed application. However, writing and editing documents is difficult, partially because of the small screen, but also because of the layout of the document. You can't see the margins of the document and you also can't edit them. Changing fonts and other meticulous tasks are also quite difficult based on the size of the options. Lastly, when attaching documents to Gmail from Drive, you cannot select more than one document at a time, which means you have to from Gmail to Drive several times if you want to send more than one document in the same email. Overall, however, I see this as a well designed application, especially for document viewing/editing, and with very few flaws, I definitely recommend this application.
No settings for sync frequency! Or a button to force a sync.
by EdsBrain on 2019/05/04 13:31
It is amazing to me the difference in the actual files within Google Drive on my laptop and the Google Drive on this device. iPhone 6s Plus. Lots not syncing. There are whole folders that are on the laptop app and not on the phone app. Wifi is working. Settings of iPhone say to allow data and all of that. So, I go searching for a sync button to force the operation and it doesn’t appear to have one. I know you can “pull down”. Doesn’t seem to work. However, files are still missing on the phone. While I gathered a picture in an email and hence needing to upload it to a certain customer folder... the folder is just not there. Open Google Drive app and the folder is there. Laptop app=visible (where I created it). Mobile app=visible but no when I hit the upload button to save this picture to this particular folder. As I’m scanning the option of customer folders with my eyes, I see many new customers folders missing. Suggestion: increase settings available to users so that they can force, schedule these syncs. Also, check how this iPhone “upload” icon fetches the info Google Drive. It’s not working and seems to be a version of the distant past. Pretty depressing to leave the office knowing you uploaded stuff, your trying to continue your work while traveling and it just won’t get done because Google Drive is failing to allow me to add files/pics/docs from multiple entry points. Please help!
Stuck between redundant and awesome
by Jesseondrums on 2017/12/12 01:36
Drive works great as the main app to house the files but there are a few changes that would make Drive amazing. 1.) Drive should function like an all inclusive program rather than a hub to connect to the separate programs. EX: If I open a Google doc file I should have the option to access the full Google doc tools.. STOP MAKING NEW TABS AND SENDING ME TO GOOGLE DOCS EVERYTIME! It should be an option to make a separate tab or window not protocol. 2.) The Drive Landing page should be customizable so you can see your docs, slides and excel knock off. 1 click makes it expand (like peek for iOS) and let you see all of the files the you can click the specific file or a 2nd click will open the app. This will prob need Java but it be worth it. 3.) There needs to be quick access between accounts or a way you can make something available on both accounts that is more intuitive than downloading and re-uploading. If drive gives more functionality and essentially replaces the need for individual apps and programs, then it will be a great all-in-one otherwise it would be easier to scale back drive and just make it a simpleclean hub where you click on the file and it opens the doc or presentation in an edit mode. Like an online hard drive. Otherwise Drive is just straddling the fence between unnecessary and redundant.
Love this app / Google Docs!
by Shaun M2 on 2018/03/19 13:54
It’s been a game-changer for me! I use these tools for virtually all of my professional, personal, and volunteer projects now: from tracking treasurer expenses to writing my novel(s). Having everything easily and instantly available for simultaneous editing on each of my devices at once has been a dream come true. Compared to other apps? The only other similar app I also use is Box—and Google apps works much more smoothly. Though Box works directly with Microsoft apps, which have many more features, Microsoft’s online apps are SLOW to load and that would make the fast-start and instant-access I’m gushing about in the previous paragraph impossible if I tried to use Box in the same way. I would presume Dropbox has a similar suite of fast-access apps, but I’ve never tried any others but Google-docs, so I can’t compare.
It’s good but could be better.
by Zansberree on 2017/11/06 05:26
I downloaded this because I was having issues with my iPhone and I was afraid of losing my photos. I was happy with the unlimited storage, however I have close to 8000 photos. It took me a very long time to go through and click each picture individually because there is not a “select all” button. This is highly inconvenient and time consuming for anyone who is using the app for the first time and trying to backup the photos they already have. I know not everyone has as many as I do but even if I only had 100 photos that still would have taken a while. Then to make things better (sarcasm) when I finally finished selecting all of my photos and then hit upload, it said “uploading”, and then it just stopped and went to the homepage. It did not upload ANY of my photos. Also I had to leave the room for a moment and my screen locked, when I got back on all of the photos I had selected, had been unselected and I had to start all over. Please fix these issues.
glitches and annoyances
by The huge big fat update on 2019/12/06 01:32
it’s really annoying that you can’t upload files in the background, you can only continue uploading while your in the Google Drive app and it still doesn’t even do it when your phone is on sleep. and sometimes it randomly has to retry for no reason, and you should let us share multiple files with people at once instead of doing them individually, also even if you just go out of the app and to another app or even just to the home screen, then when you come back to Google Drive even if you’ve only been gone for literally one minute then it’ll either say “waiting” on your already previously partially uploaded file and sometimes it’ll start back at where it was but some very unfortunate times it’ll restart the entire upload for no reason, please fix this and most of all let them upload in the background, please!
Great when it works
by MathChicklet on 2018/01/27 21:16
I’m a college professor and love that I can access my files from anywhere. I mostly save teaching notes and answer keys that I use in the classroom during a class. The only problem is quite often it takes forever to open a file, or if it opens the file, pinch to zoom won’t work and I’ll just see a white screen or worse, it’ll just force close so you’ll see the document for about 2 seconds and then your back on your home screen. Sometimes you can only see 4 of 10 pages. All of these problems have happened on my iPhone 5s and still occur even now on my iPhone 8 plus. It’s been going on for several years, off and on thru many different updates including this one in January 2018; it’s quite aggravating that it’s not dependable. If you absolutely must have something, DO NOT depend on this app. Have a backup plan. Oh and in case you’re wondering, not only does this happen on the colleges wifi, it happens at home on my very reliable high speed Verizon FIOS connection.
A step away from perfect file management.
by AlissaAnthropologista on 2017/11/29 01:17
Fantastic tool for managing my field data, overall. Truly. A great piece of work—-with a two significant issues according to my use. The first is that it is much to difficult to download multiple pictures, videos, or files to my physical device from the app (two menus in), which is a necessity when I travel to remote regions without internet access. The second is that when you have thousands of files, they do not load all at once. I have to scroll to load.....and scroll....and scroll...making it very difficult to find what I need, rename files, or locate a specific piece of field data within the app. Also, the search is iffy for item details details, where I often put codes for my research on photos, videos, etc. Sometimes it searches these and sometimes it doesn’t. A reliable tag function would be supremely useful.
Great but......
by xX_Pablo420_Xx on 2018/09/27 04:49
My experience with drive has been nothing short of magnificent throughout my usage. I have a plethora of memories in which I needed drive to perform to perfection and not only did drive deliver, but did so in such a fashion that would make every app developer who worked on it proud and every app developer who didn’t jealous. The beginning of the issue stems from one unfaithful day in which drive decided that today was not a good day to perform the task I needed to. Instead of uploading a video drive decided to act like it did and then not process the video leading to crushing negative repercussion in a deep emotional, mental and physical level. The sheer amount of disturbance my mind felt as I realize that the thing I trusted most in this world had failed me was excruciatingly painful. However this should not take away from the overall performance which I believe to be almost not short of exemplary. 4/5!
Issue moving files and folders
by Joefilo on 2019/01/08 01:26
I generally love Google drive but the iOS app used to be sooo much more user friendly when it came to moving items between folders. You used to be able to press on an item's icon, it would drop to the bottom of the screen, and then you could drag it right into to the folder you wanted. Now, every time you want to move any item, you have to select Move and then begin at the very beginning of your drive and click through every single folder until you find the one you want! Am extremely tedious step backward in design :-( Please consider switching back to the more mobile friendly style of moving items that you used to have. Please also add the ability to ADD TO a folder instead of totally moving an item into a folder... On computers, we can click Control and then the green Add button to add an item to a new folder while also keeping it in the original folder.
Praise to Google Drive!
by ThunderPhoenix4 on 2018/03/24 18:30
This app (and the website, too, of course) is amazing. You can create and easily organize docs (word), slides (PowerPoint), sheets (excel), and others with Drive. It’s not only for creating files, either. You can upload files of any type from your computer or device. Office files can instantly be converted to Drive files, too. Plus, add-ons can help you modify files even more effectively! And Drive can be accessed anywhere. It’s great for moving files cross-platform. Files can also be shared with other users easily for live, up-to-date collaboration. And it’s linked to a gmail account, but that’s another story. If the free 15GB of data isn’t enough for you, you can always pay for more. Overall, I find this app incredibly useful and strongly recommend it if you need free storage space.
Classroom technology wonder!
by julesklett on 2017/11/24 18:20
I started using Google Drive about 2 years ago, starting small and quickly adding applications and lessons. Google Forms has become my sole source of homework for high school science classes. I have also converted some of my labs to Google Forms; I love the fact that students can add documents to the form. I have attached short videos to give students the ability to review or clarify directions. Sheets and Docs have many options for lessons and data analysis. Sheets has templates for grade books. Students can share data or written information to collaborate when working in groups. They have learned how to attach photos to Forms and Docs. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is link the student grade in Sheets to a specific email address. Kind of like the old mail merge idea, but with the ability to let parents access current grades.
Terrible redesign
by 6stringslingr on 2019/08/06 13:55
The UI that had the buttons for team/shared drives, starred files, my drive, and shared with me at the bottom was by far and away the most user friendly and efficient design this app has ever seen. Why it was replaced with the current UI is beyond me. You’ve made this app such a pain for daily users, such as myself, to navigate. The layout was about as close to perfection as it has ever been, and now I have to relearn how to access my own information. Why? I work in IT so quick, efficient access to information is critical for me to be able to do my job well, and this is now a hinderance. I’ve been a fan of Google apps for a very long time because I could see the thought process behind UI layout on your apps for mobile devices and it made sense. They’ve all been pretty easy to use until now. Two stars until someone puts some thought into making the UI layout easy for your users instead of using it to promote your newest feature.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I've been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don't use Drive much is due to the fact that the image downloads to a mobile device are terribly compressed. I conducted a number of tests over multiple devices between both Dropbox and Drive with the exact same files and every single time I landed the same results. The image downloaded to a mobile device (no difference on desktop or laptop) reflected a drastically reduced quality when uploaded and downloaded from Drive vs Dropbox. Regardless of how the image was selected for download via Drive, I always had the same outcome, a disappointingly low quality download of what was otherwise a very crisp and hi res professional quality capture. I'm very surprised that this hasn't been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren't noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
by ProfessionalMusician on 2018/12/13 20:07
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!! This app will not allow background uploading, which makes it almost completely useless. You can only upload or back up your iPhone data when the iOS Google Drive app is OPEN AND SHOWING ON YOUR SCREEN. That means you CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR PHONE!!! Considering the fact that a tiny little video of just a few minutes length could take an hour or more to upload (regardless of what network you are on!), and if you want to back up, say 10-12 videos you’ve taken on a family outing, you’re SCREWED, because this means you won’t be able to use your phone for 10-12 hours!!! And YYYEP, even if you are, let’s say 99% done with an upload/backup, and a call comes in that you HAVE to take, or if your phone goes to sleep (OMG! TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK before using this app!!!), GUESS WHAT, when you go back to the Google Drive screen you will find that the app has screwed you, and you HAVE TO START ALL OVER, meaning you just wasted the last 12 hours of not having your phone! What a filthy, disgusting, and utterly UNUSABLE APP!!! 😡😡😡
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
Best way to transfer files
by MacLoverPro9 on 2019/01/26 23:32
I downloaded this app as a way of going from my iPad to my Windows 10 since the iPad lacks USB ports. I use this app almost on a daily basis to backup iOS files to an external drive hooked up to my computer. My own cloud transfer system you might say. I have been very happy with the syncretism of Google drive for iOS and Windows. It fits my needs perfectly since I am able to store pages documents, pictures and even short movies in the drive app and pick it up on another computer by just signing into my google account. I love the organization that folders in the app allows me on my iPad and Windows 10. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to have a safe, convenient way of storing files in the cloud and transferring them to other devices.
Always stepping up in improvements
by amandajoboyer on 2019/04/06 06:26
I would’ve given this app 5 stars but two things....Backup from my IPhone has been going for 12 hours now for 9000 items. Photos were not close to that number so I’m assuming duplicates where made and backed up in more than one folder. Also another suggestion would be to offer the optimize feature to customers when they perform the backup feature in order to compress the file before sending. If the files are compressed then transferring the data will speed process up tremendously. Minor detail was I could not move files back into main after placed in folder nor find a back button/redo command (use Mac example of windows with arrows) Other than that Google has the right idea with the Google applications presenting customers with the controls to manage online living....
Rapture-proof
by Downboynow on 2017/12/28 11:55
Scripture tells us that the Lord will soon return for those who follow Him. I often worry about what will happen to my house, my dog and my car upon the Second Coming. But I no longer have to worry about my files, documents and photos because they are all Saved in my Google Drive. They are redeemed from the threat of corruption and are sanctified from their former, fallen, paper-based selves. They, too, can now experience Eternal Life. And I can rest assured that, should I need any of my earthly files in my Eternal Reward, they will be available on any of my devices, at any time, as long as there is decent Wi-Fi. I don't personally know if Google Drive will be available in the Other Place. But I'm sure folks there will have plenty of Microsoft products with which they can try and find out.
Google pulling ahead.........
by Robert Aymond on 2017/11/21 22:59
Looks like Google is emerging as the dominant multi-mode program when you consider how many applications they have that allows any person to accomplish most every task most people need to perform both personal and business tasks. I just spent 2 hours reviewing many apps in Google’s arsenal and didn’t see all of their programs, but the ones I did see were solid, well-thought-out, easily learned & very simple & fast to import data from the apps I’ve been using forever, into their much more useful and helpful set of programs. It’s great to have one app that has many layers of useful apps which all work in unison, saving time and many steps it took the old way, as I switched from app to app cutting and pasting data from one to another. Great platform Google!
Terrible for watching videos on iPad
by caitiekay on 2019/06/28 18:26
I have a 2017 iPad with all the bells and whistles and updated iOS. I watch intructional videos from a class. I don’t want to download the videos to my iPad The interface for watching is clumsy. Click upper left to switch to a screen where you can pause or move forward or back, click upper left to a screen you can close the video or expand it. Really? Can’t it all be on one screen? I frequently pause the videos and use another app, come back to the video and it won’t load, just a spinning indicator of it loading. I have to close the app and open it, search for my video all over again, scrub forward to get to my last viewed place and start over. I can’t believe Google would develop an app that is so clumsy. I tried watching the video reduced in-app and it plays, but if I pause it won’t reload. I don’t have a choice to use this app for these classes. My only option is to download to Dropbox.
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
Google Drive Review
by emma_is_da_bom on 2018/01/27 16:01
I 100% recommend this app. It’s SOO easy to use ; and instead of saving it every time you edit something, google drive saves it automatically! The color changing button and font-changing button and everything else is very simple to use. You can add transitions to make things cooler, and there are different templates like MLA, science report, and photo album, etc. You can make a slideshow, document, or site, and many other types of presentations. You also can also mostly-easily upload things onto google drive (it’s lot easier than other apps like it!) You can also share/send your presentations them to other people with an account . If you want a simple, easy-to-use presentation-making app, this is the PERFECT app to use!👍😃
Not optimized for music
by rockerrchick13 on 2018/04/24 06:35
I understand this is multipurpose storage, and if I wasn't using this to share audio files (of original music) with my band members, I'd be rating this 5 stars. Very sleek and intuitive app. My only issues are when I'm listening to recordings of original songs that my band shares using the drive. When I'm testing a mix sometimes I like to hear the same song on repeat or cycle through multiple songs. Basically, it is frustrating not having Playlist features for folders with audio files. I have to move tracks over to my iTunes app (later, on my computer) to use Playlist features that make listening easy. I know this is iffy territory for a file sharing app because you don't want people to be sharing files they don't own. But it would seriously help musicians so much!
I’m with the “stunning feat of humanity” guy (therutabega)
by Fefur on 2017/10/09 12:36
I’m with the gentleman who wrote the “stunning feat of humanity” review (therutabega). I am a technical writer/editor, and I’ve seen many word processing programs, operating systems and storage options. This is simply the best at all three. He mentioned no more thumb drives — Remember all those contortions to remotely get past a firewall? Remember “syncing?” Maybe I’m just easily impressed, but I ~*still*~ marvel at how many of us walk around with a thin, pocket-sized device that serves as a: -> computer -> camera -> calendar -> gaming system -> clock -> bookshelf -> news source -> shopping mall -> high definition tv -> stereo music system — and oh yeah, a phone! In any event, Google Drive makes it a great deal easier to access and integrate many of these functions. What will they think of next?
I miss being able to edit in a browser.
by nmh17 on 2019/08/11 21:58
I run a small arts organization and a very large percentage of my work takes place using Google’s services. I recently replaced my laptop with an iPad Pro. I was aware that the Drive/Docs/Sheets/etc. apps had some features missing (I use them on my phone), but mistakenly assumed that I could still just edit through the browser, same as I did on my computer, in order to access all of the features I need to run my business. I am very very disappointed that this is not the case. I am a huge fan of these services and wish that I could access them fully using my device. Google Drive is great, but without the ability to access all of the features, this app makes my job incredibly difficult. Please bring back the ability to edit via the browser so those of us who are moving away from bulkier laptops and desktop computers can still access your services.
Tug of war with all of us in the middle
by Pocket mom on 2019/04/04 05:51
The windows desktop site always worked fine until recently. Since google drive is used by hybrid iOS/Windows users as a bridge service, this makes the app useless, because accessing a batch of uploaded items on a desktop for use with desktop only apps is impossible. Google Drive has already sucked several hours from my day twice in the past week. All other websites and cloud services are operating at their normal speeds, so it is not me. These giant companies are so hard up to force users into using only their proprietary suites of services that they’ve become crappy and inefficient. Where these services once made life easier, they’re adding new crap for us to do every darn day. I’m sick of it. And Google, you should really fix this Drive issue. You know it exists. There are forums dedicated to it. Do you throttle your users who aren’t fully bought in to your data mining scam?
Reliable
by Mommygate on 2017/12/21 21:31
I really didn’t notice how much I have been relying on Google Drive until I noticed over a decade of files. My stuff has survived several iterations of Google Drive. Some photos I thought would be lost when my computer was about to crash were backed up to an external hard drive, twice — SEAGATE — and both of those 1TB and 500 GB external HDs are none responsive, today. My photos may as well have been lost. What saved me? My trusty Google Drive, which I used to blow off as “wait and see.” Well, it’s been 10 years and now I can say I swear by it. I realize the NSA probably has access to everything on Google, and I’m not happy about that. However, I feel extremely confident that I have nothing to hide and I’m even more confident that my files won’t be lost. But NSA, really it’s like someone looking underneath your skirt without you knowing when and if it has happened already, but all you can count on is your underwear is clean. It’s really creepy. PS, I backup my files with Carbonite now. I’m done wasting money on another Seagate HD. I pay 2.99 a month to Google for increased storage and it has been well worth the subscription. Bye, bye unreliable external hard drives.
So Close
by notsoavidgamereviewer on 2020/03/05 04:58
I love using google drive. It’s simple, effective, and free. Files are easily shared and group projects are a breeze when everyone’s work can be updated and commented on in real time. Google drive and all of its sub-services (docs, slides, sheets) are very easy and effective on the computer, however on mobile, they struggle. Having to switch between apps just to edit projects is more of a hassle than it might sound, it is very annoying when working and navigating between different folders and mediums. I would love to see google integrate docs, slides, etc. into the google drive app. This would mean less things to worry about and less confusion and complexity for mobile users. Other than the separation of the separate services into different apps, I love google drive and it’s features.
Convenient way to take your work everywhere
by wilson diego on 2019/05/21 15:39
The Drive has given our staff the ability to get work done even when we are not in the office. Our executive staff has full permissions to the documents, we can see who has looked at the documents and who has made any changes. Sometimes we are at different locations but we can look at documents and discuss their status, as long we have our phones or any computer. This creates time for us to visit our other buildings, meet with managers or take care of personal errands. In addition, we can look at large files which sometimes are rejected by email. Right now I am getting my car worked on while Writing a contract and others are helping to edit. Awesome Technology 😀
Could me amazing
by Neal London on 2019/08/19 18:32
Firstly, Google Drive does a generally good job but it could be better. First, after you create a doc using the plus button it drops you back at home tab, not the same folder where you created it. Second, if you go look in the folder where you just created it many times it won’t appear there for a while which is confusing and frustrating as you don’t know what happened. Third, I think because Google wants to give fast response time it will sometimes show empty folders that are definitely not empty, and after some time you’ll see the contents - again frustrating and disconcerting. What I’d like to see are simple voice memo and notes options added to the plus sign. It could make a great job of that, especially as they retired the api that let other apps update the drive with notes/docs/voice memos.
The most useful platform I use, and the app is flawless.
by Aaron Mason on 2018/12/02 17:31
If I’m really honest, Google is the platform that runs my life. Calendars and mail are part of the core, but Drive is even more of a foundation. I have a scanner pushing all of my mail and important documents into a folder so I can search for them (“what’s the name of the IKEA mattress we bought two years ago?”). I seamlessly sync all of my nursing school files. My wife and I share planning docs and files for our house remodel. I guess there are competitors like Box and Dropbox, but none of them are as solid as Google. If the CDC can use Drive to sync Ebola combat efforts across Africa, I should be able to use it to keep my own stuff together. My only request, as it has been for years, is to allow tags.
Please combine all google drive apps
by Erika Nahkala on 2017/12/23 22:27
I like google drive. I use it a lot. But the mobile version does not please me. I like the setup of the drive app and the organization, but i don’t like that you have to download the other apps just to edit your documents, slideshows, and spreadsheets. it feels inefficient and scattered. it’s a waste of space on my phone. the google drive app is nothing more than a glorified window: look but not touch etc etc. and the individual apps (docs etc) are more difficult and painful to navigate than necessary. even when i click through my various folders, and get to a document, once i exit out of that document i still have to go through all of the folders again to find another doc in the same folder. please merge your apps. like i said, i like the organization of google drive but i feel that the entire system would be much more efficient and effective if everything could truly be accessed from one place. thank you.
Drive changed my world
by Chris from Eastie on 2019/01/22 23:14
Discovering drive has been a game changer for me. As a community activist working with multiple environmental groups in Boston’s environmental justice communities, I don’t have a budget for IT. Google Drive provides me with everything I need to conduct participatory action research via Google Forms, analyze data in Google Sheets, create documents and presentations with Google Docs and share via Gmail. As for the learning curve? Not bad at all. I have learned not to be intimidated by trying new components of this powerful tool. The simplicity of it as compared to Microsoft word and the office suite is surprising and takes a little getting used to LOL. Drive has truly been a blessing. On top of this all, it is one of the most intuitive and easy to use office suites going!
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