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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
Updated review
by The original me on 2021/04/13 01:27
Had some difficulty with the last update but it seems to work again as before Would love to see a feature where you can save files to a backed up computer on drive instead of just the drive account. That would make hand off between laptop, tablet, and phone so easy!
Great
by mounashar pohan on 2021/04/12 22:35
Great
Yada yada....
by cookie mint ice cream on 2021/04/12 20:55
YADA YADA YADA this is the best
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by dasshfdsi on 2021/04/12 20:47
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Pretty Simple and Straight Forward
by q21jay on 2021/04/12 19:33
Love it. I’ve used it for years now. My only wish is I could upload faster.
Ewwwwww
by kailuana on 2021/04/12 18:28
I hate this.
So Great
by Bianca raya 2006 on 2021/04/12 18:21
I use google drive for pretty much everything it’s so good and useful!
Great tool
by jaydenwor123 on 2021/04/12 18:05
This is a great tool to use when your doing school work and also he works just the same it would work
Great for video share
by dereknegotiate on 2021/04/12 10:09
I share videos of work completed and Google Drive is a great platform for me to share. Very reliable and always quality download.
Easy to reset password
by tonydong28 on 2021/04/12 05:35
Easy
Great
by zatylove on 2021/04/12 04:51
Omg i am in loveeeeeee
Thank you
by rummaysa on 2021/04/12 03:20
I really thankful
Freelancer
by willy manilly on 2021/04/12 03:15
Google drives allows me to easily share important checklist documents for our solar site surveys and sales
There's a problem
by RED ARMY1999 on 2021/04/12 00:56
When I look for words "search in" especially in the big files, it automatically comes out of the app, I don't know why, but please, I want a solution to this problem fix it please.
Terrible service
by 🤷🏽‍♀️terrible app on 2021/04/11 23:50
I cannot find the files I thought had been saved here this is so difficult and unreliable to use
Great
by i mean its ok or is it on 2021/04/11 22:06
I go on the app to print stuff for school best school app of 2021
Fantastic
by shucro on 2021/04/11 20:11
It’s fantastic....
Rating comments regarding this app
by Dan-Audi on 2021/04/11 19:15
Very great app and quite helpful
My Review on Google Drive
by ! Right man! on 2021/04/11 18:42
Nice file set up system.
Vijay Khanna
by Vijay khanna on 2021/04/11 15:23
Very good
No Dark Mode
by Mike_Bills on 2021/04/11 09:59
Google Drive is way too bright when I am using at night. I’d love to see Dark Mode, like Gmail has.
Love it!
by Elfkinator on 2021/04/11 05:05
Google drive is awesome. Get it. You’ll be glad you did.
Wouldn’t use it if I didn’t have to
by Noelledl on 2021/04/10 21:39
I have multiple Gmail accounts and usually Google Suite works great for me. But the Google Drive app is so frustrating. I can never download videos from the app to my iPhone. I’m a journalist and often working in the field, so this is a huge inconvenience for me. I’ve tried everything from sending the video to myself as a text, saving it to my “files” on my iPhone, but the simplest option (export from the app straight to your iPhone library) never works for me. Even for short 18 second videos. Super disappointing and I would use a different app if I could.
Why yes I did want an app that can hide my folders
by Sherdeez on 2021/04/10 16:24
So I don’t know how hard it is for folders to appear in order or how Google drive picks organization or maybe it just files in random folders. Maybe folders get hidden for you own good? No seriously fix this please I should not have to struggle this much to find files that were properly tagged in a folder and put in one place. Maybe there’s a weird access point that I can’t get to? HELP US
Love Google.docs
by willow-will on 2021/04/10 15:58
I have always been very grateful for this application.
crashed 24/7
by bballgirl on 2021/04/10 06:24
I really wanted to look at pictures that were sent to me, but after trying to swipe through, the app crashed every time. Trying updating it, turning the phone on/off, nothing helps. Sad that this huge company can’t make something that actually works
Couldn’t Download a Video
by Merritt Man on 2021/04/10 01:27
I couldn’t figure out how to download a not very large MP4 using the app on my iPad Pro. It wasn’t even an option. Instead, I went to Drive using Safari and that worked fine.
Boring
by Kind&friendlybuddy on 2021/04/10 00:25
Boring
Recent 2021 update
by jdob8604 on 2021/04/09 18:54
I performed the most recent update and now when I add files/photos to the Drive it converts my normal 4MB jpegs to 20MB png files!! This does not work for the line of work I do. The file sizes are HUGE!
Failed to describe changes in release notes
by Reviewer 20130105 on 2021/04/09 18:37
Untrustworthy!
Hard to find things
by Julie Browne on 2021/04/09 17:39
Should be able to select multiple files at once to put into folders. Takes hours to organize a drive that doesn’t have things in folders
Hello everybody!
by hgvh,bhtvh,bugbjn on 2021/04/09 17:38
I really like this app. It helps me find all of my work when my teacher uploads my homework. Overall, I think that the people that have school, collage or work should get it! :)
About video processing
by freewayuser on 2021/04/09 14:55
With a high speed internet, video is still processing pop up is really frustrating. Please look into this and try to resolve it.
Saving mm card
by E.B C on 2021/04/09 12:35
Picture of mm card
Accurate in the Foresight
by PenFlow, LLC on 2021/04/09 12:15
The one thing that I love as a new user who has a small business, the simplicity that comes with those necessary areas to have some organizational consistency within your business. The compatibility from apps that are essentials today is a few steps in the right direction. It draws a definite line that a user can see and trust in, thanks.
Wieners
by weiners69 on 2021/04/09 11:44
I rly like wieners
ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE
by Gerk (RET) on 2021/04/09 00:12
I am a 54 year old Masters Student in Public Health—and Business (and a physician)There is nothing better than having a Google Drive with many folders set up—where you can store peer reviewed articles. There’s also a Mechanism on Chrime by which you can pull up the article on a chrome book and just start typing notes and save those notes to “hopefully”— Google keep. I try to tell this to all the younger students to master your Google Drive. There’s no question that Google Drive is a service that every student should have.
I hate using this
by elise1228 on 2021/04/08 15:38
This app gives me bad vibes
I love Drive!!.!
by Vihaan S. on 2021/04/08 15:31
I love Drive
Helo
by mikester987654321 on 2021/04/08 14:54
Helo
Fun, New, Good to Share
by Rick2999 on 2021/04/08 14:44
Thanks
easy to use, but no dark mode
by cendrillon🌟 on 2021/04/08 14:44
been using the app for a while now, easy to use and very useful. however, how come dark mode isn’t rolled out yet? android has has dark mode drive for a while now, ios should have it too
Great
by el_menor1 on 2021/04/08 05:34
I love everything about this drive, it make it easier for me to save a part of me.
Mis fotos
by Vitor2231... on 2021/04/08 05:32
Me encanta google Drive
I love Google drive
by P-Brick on 2021/04/07 22:47
I just need to get better at organizing lol
Unable to delete files from Google Drive
by asabbo on 2021/04/07 20:22
There should be a simple way to delete files from Google Drive. I have wasted this entire afternoon trying to delete a single file. I have used every suggestion I can find. From the number of angry “Why Can’t I Delete Files from Google Drive” it seems that this is a common problem. If this common problem cannot be fixed, Google Drive should be shut down. Also, any nickname I choose is “already taken”. I even entered “all the nicknames I want are already taken”. Guess what...that nickname is already taken.
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by :Kimmy_Clips: on 2021/04/07 17:58
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Drive is driving really fast...
by LausDeo(madefonsinister) on 2021/04/07 16:12
Almost no place for making complaints. Mithat / WI-FI d.o.o.
Easy-Straight forward app
by pyoneer on 2021/04/07 11:41
Simple & organized
DARK MODE
by mmccss7 on 2021/04/07 10:29
Please add dark mode for Google Drive for 5 stars
I loved it
by mddulalmiah87 on 2021/04/07 04:16
Excellent app
Poop
by mark baush on 2021/04/07 01:48
Poop
The best. Your documents always with you.
by RanaRaquel on 2021/04/07 01:37
Easy to use plenty if space.
Shared docs
by mordexi on 2021/04/06 23:09
Can you stop spam from sharing files?
It okay but very slow.
by ggstud on 2021/04/06 22:23
It’s really slow fr.
Beautiful fairy tale
by Mahesh Gangwani on 2021/04/06 21:08
Princess and Prince were gorgeous, event of the decade
Great App
by Jhop02 on 2021/04/06 19:19
👌🏾👍🏾
Cool
by Chuclee on 2021/04/06 17:56
It has a lot of things to do.If you need to print a copy out,It comes quickly.😀
For my Education
by Lemmor76 on 2021/04/06 02:27
Awesome!!!
The little things matter
by TechnoWhopperWithCheese on 2021/04/05 22:50
If you Share > Drive, and leave the window before the upload is complete, it automatically fails, every time.
Love this Google
by Shinobie on 2021/04/05 19:25
Google is the library for the world and also as an individual; I want to thank those two individuals who created it .....
Boo
by finekids on 2021/04/05 17:39
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Review
by El Joking on 2021/04/05 17:31
Super useful!
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by kellis36 on 2021/04/05 17:03
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by Me.fatcat on 2021/04/05 16:02
It’s organized and easy to use. I’ve never had problems with it.
Google drive prevents download to iPad for use by MS apps
by What'sDaMatterWithYou on 2021/04/05 11:59
The notion that Google Slides can or should be the only option to view a MS Powerpoint presentation that has been saved to my organization’s Google Drive is laughable. Get with it, you should have a straight forward ‘download’ to Files so that better suited applications for this job can be accessed without having to try to game Google Drive.
It’s rather confusing
by MY OPINION - We all have one on 2021/04/04 19:49
UPDATE: 4/4/21 I usually can access my G-Drive without a problem, using my phone. I have a great WiFi connection, and my files aren’t available. It’s terrible that sometimes it works great and sometimes ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS WORKING in G-Drive. I don’t think my files are on holiday. This is ridiculous. _________ INITIAL REVIEW: It’s a challenge to find documents sometimes. When a document is shared with me, it’s difficult to find it. Then, even though I have permission to edit, it doesn’t always work. Also, I will attempt to put a document in a folder I am currently creating... the folder creates, but it won’t upload the document in the same task — it fails. So I have to go through the process again. It’s a recurring problem. I can anticipate that if I’m creating a new folder, it will take multiple attempts to upload a document. This should be one smooth process, rather than multiple attempts required. Also, often I can see the document in a folder I just uploaded. It should be visible. I have to exit, THEN go back in and “most times,” I can only then view the doc I just uploaded. These issues waste a lot of time and energy. I shouldn’t have to go through repetitive steps to achieve being able to view successful upload.
Idk
by EastMountainSchool on 2021/04/04 16:09
Idk
Design & Functionality
by Tristian Dedinas on 2021/04/04 11:28
No complaints so far! Been using Google Drive on the web for a long time, and decided to try out their mobile app. Unlike other apps, this doesn’t become finicky and slow when used on older Apple devices running iOS 12. The transitions when switching between folders and menus are snappy, even better than the website! They don’t have to take time to load, they’re just ready when you are. I also like the ability to open pages like Sites and Forms through the in-app browser, instead of redirecting to another app. With that being said, I have a couple of suggestions. When I want to edit a file, it doesn’t appeal to me that you have to download separate apps and switch between them. It would be nice if it could all be done in one app, like the new Office app by Microsoft. Secondly, native support for editing plain text files. When working with small amounts of data, I commonly use .txt files. To edit those on the web, I use a separate add-in. But I have no way of editing those files on the mobile app, like other cloud services can. Please consider adding these features!
Good
by Hehehehehehehehehehehe____ on 2021/04/04 00:13
Good appppppp
Thanks Google
by Almujahed on 2021/04/03 15:37
Excellent and efficient tool for downloading and saving files.
Customer.
by David9520 on 2021/04/03 12:52
Love it. Thank
Outstanding
by Joseph R. Blackwell on 2021/04/03 02:49
Absolutely outstanding file downloader would recommend anyone that gets a computer to switch to google drive!
Awful
by May251961 on 2021/04/03 02:47
Could not pull up something I saved to drive
I love the google drive
by Sunshine Summers on 2021/04/03 01:34
I love this app because you can keep all kinds of google resources saved and organized by this wonderful app
Works great!
by QRidge on 2021/04/02 21:30
Now if the M1 Mac version arrives, I’ll be a happy camper.
It is missing Dark mode
by rkw888 on 2021/04/02 20:15
Dark mode ismissing
Good
by ADKPsychGuy on 2021/04/02 19:01
The organization file system, basically the operating architecture of this program is straightforward and easy to learn. And it’s very consistent within itself so the functions all seem to be intuitive
Unable to comment on PDFs with iPad
by c_skemp on 2021/04/02 15:05
As the title says I am unable to comment on PDFs in Google Drive with my iPad and pencil. Pretty disappointing.
No ‘find in page’.
by The sodding the intervening period on 2021/04/02 04:54
Great to able to access from anywhere, but I have to press Cmd+F to make a ‘find in page’ search box appear. Should already be there.
Help on saving a shared video to photos.
by yolincolnaha on 2021/04/02 03:53
Hey, I am writing this review because I am not able to save a video that was shared to me through drive. Is there a way that i can do it?
Not good
by nonua bidnez on 2021/04/02 03:12
I can’t find my shared drives via my iPhone! Why do you make this soooo hard?!
Drives me crazy !!
by ShitSpooky on 2021/04/01 22:20
In a good way... Drive has remained simple yet profoundly efficient throughout the years. Excellent application and accessibility to files.
why no privacy?
by AlanHughes on 2021/04/01 11:59
Google still just doesn't get it (Apple doesn't seem to get it either though). Privacy has always been the biggest problem with Google Drive and it still is. Requiring touch/face id to open the app now is nice, but that still just opens up everything to everyone. Maybe you need to open the app for work or family things, but then right on the home page everything you recently viewed is right there and there are no passwords or touch/face id required to open anything at that point. Why are you so against privacy?
Bio Tab 7
by Mega great on 2021/04/01 11:48
Spot on. Great for medical facilities
Finally got my cloud drive back
by rdgyifcc on 2021/04/01 10:42
Finally got my cloud drive back
Generally enjoy this app
by Raulradio on 2021/04/01 02:09
It gets the job done.
🙏.
by ColdCorp on 2021/03/31 23:47
Thank you
Great
by rcotton05 on 2021/03/31 22:42
Great
Scanning issue
by asifzaman on 2021/03/31 22:25
How come the scanning a doc to pdf is not available anymore
Why can’t I delete a file from my drive
by SiriusAmory184 on 2021/03/31 20:35
Status
Best file app EVER!!!!!
by M y nickname is corolasuxkla on 2021/03/31 17:57
There are never glitches, no crashes, and best of all, it actually has enough storage space to keep your files in. The only problem is, it takes a long time to upload a file to the drive
Very convenient!
by Bboy gAbEsTaR on 2021/03/31 16:34
I use drive frequently as well as the apps associated. It also helps to have them downloaded for easy edits and viewing of files.
Too complicated
by Sagaarey on 2021/03/31 15:33
No as easy as it looks
Great service
by luckyboy_310 on 2021/03/31 13:54
thank you for google been my friend every day
Because it BAD in mobile
by Device Technology on 2021/03/31 02:00
All GOOGLE Or WhOULd L SAY GOGGLEs app are used to use in computers not on mobile devices
Great place for my stuff!
by Garry W Johnson on 2021/03/31 00:53
I use Drive for sharing material across multiple platforms... Google makes it easy!
BLINDING WHITE LIGHT
by ic73 on 2021/03/31 00:07
not using it until they have a dark mode. Why does multi billion dollar google with a team for each app take YEARS to have consistency across their platforms
Hey hey
by JoeBidensButt on 2021/03/30 23:48
Other than Google censoring conservatives and hiding facts about the Biden’s this shot really works.
Best file storage app created
by @Recommendations on 2021/02/05 04:33
Let me start by saying that I have never attempted to use another file storage system long term. Mainly because nothing could compare to Drive. I practically grew up on Google, so I just knew it and automatically used Google Drive. Everything else I’ve tried honestly was nothing to Google. I would recommend this 100%. I find nothing wrong with it except for one small thing that was not near frustrating enough to make me remove a star. This issue is the fact that we can’t edit directly through Drive on iOS mobile devices (and I’m not sure about Samsung or Chrome mobile devices). If it could be arranged to where we on mobile devices could edit files directly through the Drive app and not through branch apps like Slides, Docs, and Sheets, that would be greatly appreciated. If not, I’m sure there are reasons and it will not be too big a deal for me. As for the recommendations part of the review, I would say to anyone considering using Google Drive: DO IT. You will not regret. It’s easy to use, free, and includes every option you might need for editing and collaboration. So, yes. I hope everyone takes this into account.
It won’t index a directory tree or show you files without them being fully synced.
by Hangglide for fun on 2021/03/13 14:17
I purchased the 2 terabyte plan and assumed it would behave like one drive. It doesn’t. One Drive will index the directory tree and all your files almost instantly. Then even while those files are still uploading to the cloud, you other devices know they have been shared and will be available soon. In fact, it you try to open one the one drive will prioritize it and grab it first for you. You can also see all of the files available in the cloud on your desktop without having to take up space on your hard drive by actually downloading them all. So I purchased the 2 tb plan, dropped in about 500 FB of files and waited. 4 days later and my second computer still can’t even see a list of all of my files. I need some of these files to build designs. I had to get a thumb drive and copy the stuff I needed. Because Google lacks a working index of files and won’t let me see or select files from that index to prioritize I just have to wait for weeks for my slower internet connection uploads all 500 gb of files before I can get the ones I need. It’s a bit of a joke. One drive was much better. Too bad my work blocks one drive on their system. I would switch back immediately.
Design & Functionality
by Tristian Dedinas on 2021/04/04 11:28
No complaints so far! Been using Google Drive on the web for a long time, and decided to try out their mobile app. Unlike other apps, this doesn’t become finicky and slow when used on older Apple devices running iOS 12. The transitions when switching between folders and menus are snappy, even better than the website! They don’t have to take time to load, they’re just ready when you are. I also like the ability to open pages like Sites and Forms through the in-app browser, instead of redirecting to another app. With that being said, I have a couple of suggestions. When I want to edit a file, it doesn’t appeal to me that you have to download separate apps and switch between them. It would be nice if it could all be done in one app, like the new Office app by Microsoft. Secondly, native support for editing plain text files. When working with small amounts of data, I commonly use .txt files. To edit those on the web, I use a separate add-in. But I have no way of editing those files on the mobile app, like other cloud services can. Please consider adding these features!
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.
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.
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!
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 👍🏾
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!!??
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.
Thanks
by Pastel 🦋 Girl on 2020/10/14 18:36
Yes you saw, I gave this app 4 stars. You guys are lucky because most of the time I give 2. Sooooo I have a suggestion 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: I am so annoyed by how short deletion is. 30 days. One time I had something SUPER IMPORTANT saved for the next month. My sister DELETED IT. Then a few days later it told me “ October 13 your trash bin will be emptied” I just Xed it out because I look carefully what I don’t need before I put it in the trash. A month later i was going to turn in my SUPER IMPORTANT COLLEGE ESSAY, but there was a problem I went to google classroom and simply searched the name of the file. It didn’t show up. So I when to my drive and searched up the name. It showed no results. I look into my ‘recently opened’ thing and searched and searched. I couldn’t find it. I remembered I emailed it to my regular gmail account. I went there and when I pressed it it said “file not found or you don’t have permission to access this file” I had a mealtdown so thanks! Thank you VERY MUCH!!!
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Support is a scam
by McClendon415 on 2020/10/13 09:42
I’ve used google drive for almost a year now for my personal email account. My credit card expired recently and therefore my service. When I clicked the renew subscription button it automatically brought up a screen where I proceeded to pay for the annual price instead of monthly. Only to find out I had paid for a subscription on my work email as opposed to my personal. I immediately requested from support that the funds be applied to my personal account to which I was told that could not be done. So I requested a refund and was told no. Support has for over a month been telling me “they are looking in to it” for me only to find the same response each time I follow up with them. Separately I chatted with them via “chat” for over 45 minutes to find the same answers, no refund no switching to the correct account no help. I’ve had start up companies and small businesses provide quick no questions ask help and get google a giant cannot apply my mere $20 dollars to the correct account for which my credit card expired in the first place.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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. :(
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.
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.
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!!! 😡😡😡
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.
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 😀
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.
iPhone version just added Privacy Screen feature
by GottaTellYa on 2020/08/18 13:39
The iPad version allows you to require Touch ID to open the app to see your files. The iPhone version now has this option, preventing someone gaining access to all your files when the phone is unlocked just by opening the app. This however does nothing to fix the longstanding Google security defect that keeps every file you have ever opened in a “Recent” folder, forever, with no ability to clear that history or remove a file from the Recent list—so anyone watching you open this app at its Home screen will see all the images and files you have opened. I would give five stars to see Google fix that. They have received thousands of complaints on their user forums, but they have ignored this issue for years.
May be the best, but not great
by sahm_sahm on 2020/08/01 16:34
I’ve used Google drive for years. I needed a system to keep my files in sync across multiple computers and platforms, and it seems the best option. That said, the desktop version that resides on your laptop or computer is the best aspect is that allows you instant access using your native apps. However, it can literally take days to sync 30 to 50 GB between one computer and the cloud, even when all of the files have already been uploaded from another computer. That’s ridiculous and I have no idea why he doesn’t scan and identify all the common files dramatically faster. Access to Google Drive via the web is critically important and is fully functional for all contemporary file types, but online search and organization of Drive is clunky and much slower than working offline, especially on a Mac.
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.
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?
Great app
by Owl7366974 on 2018/06/09 15:12
This app is perfect for organizing your writing and other things. All of your things can be easily accessed through a folder or through alphabetical organization, and so on. You can have as many folders as you like for all different subjects and editing is really easy! You can share your documents with others... it’s easy! Just type in their email. Comment on something you think should be fixed so you don’t have to ask them in person. :) all tools and setting are easy to find, so I definitely recommend this app for you! You can make slideshow presentations, google docs, and more! If you are looking for a way to easily organize, edit, and create your documents, then this is the app for you!
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.
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?
Google Drive is the Best!
by 1583544 on 2019/10/15 23:44
I have been using Google Drive since third grade, and it was very easy to learn to use. I’ve never lost a document during the many years I’ve had Google Drive, and I still have the files I made when I was eight years old. I appreciate how documents can be edited and viewed across multiple devices. It is easy to create various types of documents, slideshows, forms, etc. Teachers can share notes with students, and control view/comment/suggest/edit settings. The many organization and sharing/collaboration features are very helpful, and so is the offline editing setting. My school district made an account for every one of its students, and I think it has contributed to our success.
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.
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.
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!
Is it possible to search within a file? Similar to Control + F
by Dddaalleee on 2018/01/26 18:50
I noticed recently when attempting to search within an extensive document for a keyword I was unable to pull up any type of search bar. I can do the simple control + F on a computer and that works just fine. On the iPad when I click on the three dots in the top right corner there is no search feature available. I switched to Google Drive because my company WiFi accepts Google Drive & not Dropbox. The main difference I have noticed is Dropbox provides the ability to scan in PDFs as well as search within the document. I’m not sure if I am missing something obvious when attempting to search within the document. Can you please shed some light?
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.
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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
Updated review
by The original me on 2021/04/13 01:27
Had some difficulty with the last update but it seems to work again as before Would love to see a feature where you can save files to a backed up computer on drive instead of just the drive account. That would make hand off between laptop, tablet, and phone so easy!
Great
by mounashar pohan on 2021/04/12 22:35
Great
Yada yada....
by cookie mint ice cream on 2021/04/12 20:55
YADA YADA YADA this is the best
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Pretty Simple and Straight Forward
by q21jay on 2021/04/12 19:33
Love it. I’ve used it for years now. My only wish is I could upload faster.
Ewwwwww
by kailuana on 2021/04/12 18:28
I hate this.
So Great
by Bianca raya 2006 on 2021/04/12 18:21
I use google drive for pretty much everything it’s so good and useful!
Great tool
by jaydenwor123 on 2021/04/12 18:05
This is a great tool to use when your doing school work and also he works just the same it would work
Great for video share
by dereknegotiate on 2021/04/12 10:09
I share videos of work completed and Google Drive is a great platform for me to share. Very reliable and always quality download.
Easy to reset password
by tonydong28 on 2021/04/12 05:35
Easy
Great
by zatylove on 2021/04/12 04:51
Omg i am in loveeeeeee
Thank you
by rummaysa on 2021/04/12 03:20
I really thankful
Freelancer
by willy manilly on 2021/04/12 03:15
Google drives allows me to easily share important checklist documents for our solar site surveys and sales
There's a problem
by RED ARMY1999 on 2021/04/12 00:56
When I look for words "search in" especially in the big files, it automatically comes out of the app, I don't know why, but please, I want a solution to this problem fix it please.
Terrible service
by 🤷🏽‍♀️terrible app on 2021/04/11 23:50
I cannot find the files I thought had been saved here this is so difficult and unreliable to use
Great
by i mean its ok or is it on 2021/04/11 22:06
I go on the app to print stuff for school best school app of 2021
Fantastic
by shucro on 2021/04/11 20:11
It’s fantastic....
Rating comments regarding this app
by Dan-Audi on 2021/04/11 19:15
Very great app and quite helpful
My Review on Google Drive
by ! Right man! on 2021/04/11 18:42
Nice file set up system.
Vijay Khanna
by Vijay khanna on 2021/04/11 15:23
Very good
No Dark Mode
by Mike_Bills on 2021/04/11 09:59
Google Drive is way too bright when I am using at night. I’d love to see Dark Mode, like Gmail has.
Love it!
by Elfkinator on 2021/04/11 05:05
Google drive is awesome. Get it. You’ll be glad you did.
Wouldn’t use it if I didn’t have to
by Noelledl on 2021/04/10 21:39
I have multiple Gmail accounts and usually Google Suite works great for me. But the Google Drive app is so frustrating. I can never download videos from the app to my iPhone. I’m a journalist and often working in the field, so this is a huge inconvenience for me. I’ve tried everything from sending the video to myself as a text, saving it to my “files” on my iPhone, but the simplest option (export from the app straight to your iPhone library) never works for me. Even for short 18 second videos. Super disappointing and I would use a different app if I could.
Why yes I did want an app that can hide my folders
by Sherdeez on 2021/04/10 16:24
So I don’t know how hard it is for folders to appear in order or how Google drive picks organization or maybe it just files in random folders. Maybe folders get hidden for you own good? No seriously fix this please I should not have to struggle this much to find files that were properly tagged in a folder and put in one place. Maybe there’s a weird access point that I can’t get to? HELP US
Love Google.docs
by willow-will on 2021/04/10 15:58
I have always been very grateful for this application.
crashed 24/7
by bballgirl on 2021/04/10 06:24
I really wanted to look at pictures that were sent to me, but after trying to swipe through, the app crashed every time. Trying updating it, turning the phone on/off, nothing helps. Sad that this huge company can’t make something that actually works
Couldn’t Download a Video
by Merritt Man on 2021/04/10 01:27
I couldn’t figure out how to download a not very large MP4 using the app on my iPad Pro. It wasn’t even an option. Instead, I went to Drive using Safari and that worked fine.
Boring
by Kind&friendlybuddy on 2021/04/10 00:25
Boring
Recent 2021 update
by jdob8604 on 2021/04/09 18:54
I performed the most recent update and now when I add files/photos to the Drive it converts my normal 4MB jpegs to 20MB png files!! This does not work for the line of work I do. The file sizes are HUGE!
Failed to describe changes in release notes
by Reviewer 20130105 on 2021/04/09 18:37
Untrustworthy!
Hard to find things
by Julie Browne on 2021/04/09 17:39
Should be able to select multiple files at once to put into folders. Takes hours to organize a drive that doesn’t have things in folders
Hello everybody!
by hgvh,bhtvh,bugbjn on 2021/04/09 17:38
I really like this app. It helps me find all of my work when my teacher uploads my homework. Overall, I think that the people that have school, collage or work should get it! :)
About video processing
by freewayuser on 2021/04/09 14:55
With a high speed internet, video is still processing pop up is really frustrating. Please look into this and try to resolve it.
Saving mm card
by E.B C on 2021/04/09 12:35
Picture of mm card
Accurate in the Foresight
by PenFlow, LLC on 2021/04/09 12:15
The one thing that I love as a new user who has a small business, the simplicity that comes with those necessary areas to have some organizational consistency within your business. The compatibility from apps that are essentials today is a few steps in the right direction. It draws a definite line that a user can see and trust in, thanks.
Wieners
by weiners69 on 2021/04/09 11:44
I rly like wieners
ABSOLUTELY INDISPENSABLE
by Gerk (RET) on 2021/04/09 00:12
I am a 54 year old Masters Student in Public Health—and Business (and a physician)There is nothing better than having a Google Drive with many folders set up—where you can store peer reviewed articles. There’s also a Mechanism on Chrime by which you can pull up the article on a chrome book and just start typing notes and save those notes to “hopefully”— Google keep. I try to tell this to all the younger students to master your Google Drive. There’s no question that Google Drive is a service that every student should have.
I hate using this
by elise1228 on 2021/04/08 15:38
This app gives me bad vibes
I love Drive!!.!
by Vihaan S. on 2021/04/08 15:31
I love Drive
Helo
by mikester987654321 on 2021/04/08 14:54
Helo
Fun, New, Good to Share
by Rick2999 on 2021/04/08 14:44
Thanks
easy to use, but no dark mode
by cendrillon🌟 on 2021/04/08 14:44
been using the app for a while now, easy to use and very useful. however, how come dark mode isn’t rolled out yet? android has has dark mode drive for a while now, ios should have it too
Great
by el_menor1 on 2021/04/08 05:34
I love everything about this drive, it make it easier for me to save a part of me.
Mis fotos
by Vitor2231... on 2021/04/08 05:32
Me encanta google Drive
I love Google drive
by P-Brick on 2021/04/07 22:47
I just need to get better at organizing lol
Unable to delete files from Google Drive
by asabbo on 2021/04/07 20:22
There should be a simple way to delete files from Google Drive. I have wasted this entire afternoon trying to delete a single file. I have used every suggestion I can find. From the number of angry “Why Can’t I Delete Files from Google Drive” it seems that this is a common problem. If this common problem cannot be fixed, Google Drive should be shut down. Also, any nickname I choose is “already taken”. I even entered “all the nicknames I want are already taken”. Guess what...that nickname is already taken.
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by :Kimmy_Clips: on 2021/04/07 17:58
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Drive is driving really fast...
by LausDeo(madefonsinister) on 2021/04/07 16:12
Almost no place for making complaints. Mithat / WI-FI d.o.o.
Easy-Straight forward app
by pyoneer on 2021/04/07 11:41
Simple & organized
DARK MODE
by mmccss7 on 2021/04/07 10:29
Please add dark mode for Google Drive for 5 stars
I loved it
by mddulalmiah87 on 2021/04/07 04:16
Excellent app
Poop
by mark baush on 2021/04/07 01:48
Poop
The best. Your documents always with you.
by RanaRaquel on 2021/04/07 01:37
Easy to use plenty if space.
Shared docs
by mordexi on 2021/04/06 23:09
Can you stop spam from sharing files?
It okay but very slow.
by ggstud on 2021/04/06 22:23
It’s really slow fr.
Beautiful fairy tale
by Mahesh Gangwani on 2021/04/06 21:08
Princess and Prince were gorgeous, event of the decade
Great App
by Jhop02 on 2021/04/06 19:19
👌🏾👍🏾
Cool
by Chuclee on 2021/04/06 17:56
It has a lot of things to do.If you need to print a copy out,It comes quickly.😀
For my Education
by Lemmor76 on 2021/04/06 02:27
Awesome!!!
The little things matter
by TechnoWhopperWithCheese on 2021/04/05 22:50
If you Share > Drive, and leave the window before the upload is complete, it automatically fails, every time.
Love this Google
by Shinobie on 2021/04/05 19:25
Google is the library for the world and also as an individual; I want to thank those two individuals who created it .....
Boo
by finekids on 2021/04/05 17:39
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Review
by El Joking on 2021/04/05 17:31
Super useful!
I
by kellis36 on 2021/04/05 17:03
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by Me.fatcat on 2021/04/05 16:02
It’s organized and easy to use. I’ve never had problems with it.
Google drive prevents download to iPad for use by MS apps
by What'sDaMatterWithYou on 2021/04/05 11:59
The notion that Google Slides can or should be the only option to view a MS Powerpoint presentation that has been saved to my organization’s Google Drive is laughable. Get with it, you should have a straight forward ‘download’ to Files so that better suited applications for this job can be accessed without having to try to game Google Drive.
It’s rather confusing
by MY OPINION - We all have one on 2021/04/04 19:49
UPDATE: 4/4/21 I usually can access my G-Drive without a problem, using my phone. I have a great WiFi connection, and my files aren’t available. It’s terrible that sometimes it works great and sometimes ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS WORKING in G-Drive. I don’t think my files are on holiday. This is ridiculous. _________ INITIAL REVIEW: It’s a challenge to find documents sometimes. When a document is shared with me, it’s difficult to find it. Then, even though I have permission to edit, it doesn’t always work. Also, I will attempt to put a document in a folder I am currently creating... the folder creates, but it won’t upload the document in the same task — it fails. So I have to go through the process again. It’s a recurring problem. I can anticipate that if I’m creating a new folder, it will take multiple attempts to upload a document. This should be one smooth process, rather than multiple attempts required. Also, often I can see the document in a folder I just uploaded. It should be visible. I have to exit, THEN go back in and “most times,” I can only then view the doc I just uploaded. These issues waste a lot of time and energy. I shouldn’t have to go through repetitive steps to achieve being able to view successful upload.
Idk
by EastMountainSchool on 2021/04/04 16:09
Idk
Design & Functionality
by Tristian Dedinas on 2021/04/04 11:28
No complaints so far! Been using Google Drive on the web for a long time, and decided to try out their mobile app. Unlike other apps, this doesn’t become finicky and slow when used on older Apple devices running iOS 12. The transitions when switching between folders and menus are snappy, even better than the website! They don’t have to take time to load, they’re just ready when you are. I also like the ability to open pages like Sites and Forms through the in-app browser, instead of redirecting to another app. With that being said, I have a couple of suggestions. When I want to edit a file, it doesn’t appeal to me that you have to download separate apps and switch between them. It would be nice if it could all be done in one app, like the new Office app by Microsoft. Secondly, native support for editing plain text files. When working with small amounts of data, I commonly use .txt files. To edit those on the web, I use a separate add-in. But I have no way of editing those files on the mobile app, like other cloud services can. Please consider adding these features!
Good
by Hehehehehehehehehehehe____ on 2021/04/04 00:13
Good appppppp
Thanks Google
by Almujahed on 2021/04/03 15:37
Excellent and efficient tool for downloading and saving files.
Customer.
by David9520 on 2021/04/03 12:52
Love it. Thank
Outstanding
by Joseph R. Blackwell on 2021/04/03 02:49
Absolutely outstanding file downloader would recommend anyone that gets a computer to switch to google drive!
Awful
by May251961 on 2021/04/03 02:47
Could not pull up something I saved to drive
I love the google drive
by Sunshine Summers on 2021/04/03 01:34
I love this app because you can keep all kinds of google resources saved and organized by this wonderful app
Works great!
by QRidge on 2021/04/02 21:30
Now if the M1 Mac version arrives, I’ll be a happy camper.
It is missing Dark mode
by rkw888 on 2021/04/02 20:15
Dark mode ismissing
Good
by ADKPsychGuy on 2021/04/02 19:01
The organization file system, basically the operating architecture of this program is straightforward and easy to learn. And it’s very consistent within itself so the functions all seem to be intuitive
Unable to comment on PDFs with iPad
by c_skemp on 2021/04/02 15:05
As the title says I am unable to comment on PDFs in Google Drive with my iPad and pencil. Pretty disappointing.
No ‘find in page’.
by The sodding the intervening period on 2021/04/02 04:54
Great to able to access from anywhere, but I have to press Cmd+F to make a ‘find in page’ search box appear. Should already be there.
Help on saving a shared video to photos.
by yolincolnaha on 2021/04/02 03:53
Hey, I am writing this review because I am not able to save a video that was shared to me through drive. Is there a way that i can do it?
Not good
by nonua bidnez on 2021/04/02 03:12
I can’t find my shared drives via my iPhone! Why do you make this soooo hard?!
Drives me crazy !!
by ShitSpooky on 2021/04/01 22:20
In a good way... Drive has remained simple yet profoundly efficient throughout the years. Excellent application and accessibility to files.
why no privacy?
by AlanHughes on 2021/04/01 11:59
Google still just doesn't get it (Apple doesn't seem to get it either though). Privacy has always been the biggest problem with Google Drive and it still is. Requiring touch/face id to open the app now is nice, but that still just opens up everything to everyone. Maybe you need to open the app for work or family things, but then right on the home page everything you recently viewed is right there and there are no passwords or touch/face id required to open anything at that point. Why are you so against privacy?
Bio Tab 7
by Mega great on 2021/04/01 11:48
Spot on. Great for medical facilities
Finally got my cloud drive back
by rdgyifcc on 2021/04/01 10:42
Finally got my cloud drive back
Generally enjoy this app
by Raulradio on 2021/04/01 02:09
It gets the job done.
🙏.
by ColdCorp on 2021/03/31 23:47
Thank you
Great
by rcotton05 on 2021/03/31 22:42
Great
Scanning issue
by asifzaman on 2021/03/31 22:25
How come the scanning a doc to pdf is not available anymore
Why can’t I delete a file from my drive
by SiriusAmory184 on 2021/03/31 20:35
Status
Best file app EVER!!!!!
by M y nickname is corolasuxkla on 2021/03/31 17:57
There are never glitches, no crashes, and best of all, it actually has enough storage space to keep your files in. The only problem is, it takes a long time to upload a file to the drive
Very convenient!
by Bboy gAbEsTaR on 2021/03/31 16:34
I use drive frequently as well as the apps associated. It also helps to have them downloaded for easy edits and viewing of files.
Too complicated
by Sagaarey on 2021/03/31 15:33
No as easy as it looks
Great service
by luckyboy_310 on 2021/03/31 13:54
thank you for google been my friend every day
Because it BAD in mobile
by Device Technology on 2021/03/31 02:00
All GOOGLE Or WhOULd L SAY GOGGLEs app are used to use in computers not on mobile devices
Great place for my stuff!
by Garry W Johnson on 2021/03/31 00:53
I use Drive for sharing material across multiple platforms... Google makes it easy!
BLINDING WHITE LIGHT
by ic73 on 2021/03/31 00:07
not using it until they have a dark mode. Why does multi billion dollar google with a team for each app take YEARS to have consistency across their platforms
Hey hey
by JoeBidensButt on 2021/03/30 23:48
Other than Google censoring conservatives and hiding facts about the Biden’s this shot really works.
Best file storage app created
by @Recommendations on 2021/02/05 04:33
Let me start by saying that I have never attempted to use another file storage system long term. Mainly because nothing could compare to Drive. I practically grew up on Google, so I just knew it and automatically used Google Drive. Everything else I’ve tried honestly was nothing to Google. I would recommend this 100%. I find nothing wrong with it except for one small thing that was not near frustrating enough to make me remove a star. This issue is the fact that we can’t edit directly through Drive on iOS mobile devices (and I’m not sure about Samsung or Chrome mobile devices). If it could be arranged to where we on mobile devices could edit files directly through the Drive app and not through branch apps like Slides, Docs, and Sheets, that would be greatly appreciated. If not, I’m sure there are reasons and it will not be too big a deal for me. As for the recommendations part of the review, I would say to anyone considering using Google Drive: DO IT. You will not regret. It’s easy to use, free, and includes every option you might need for editing and collaboration. So, yes. I hope everyone takes this into account.
It won’t index a directory tree or show you files without them being fully synced.
by Hangglide for fun on 2021/03/13 14:17
I purchased the 2 terabyte plan and assumed it would behave like one drive. It doesn’t. One Drive will index the directory tree and all your files almost instantly. Then even while those files are still uploading to the cloud, you other devices know they have been shared and will be available soon. In fact, it you try to open one the one drive will prioritize it and grab it first for you. You can also see all of the files available in the cloud on your desktop without having to take up space on your hard drive by actually downloading them all. So I purchased the 2 tb plan, dropped in about 500 FB of files and waited. 4 days later and my second computer still can’t even see a list of all of my files. I need some of these files to build designs. I had to get a thumb drive and copy the stuff I needed. Because Google lacks a working index of files and won’t let me see or select files from that index to prioritize I just have to wait for weeks for my slower internet connection uploads all 500 gb of files before I can get the ones I need. It’s a bit of a joke. One drive was much better. Too bad my work blocks one drive on their system. I would switch back immediately.
Design & Functionality
by Tristian Dedinas on 2021/04/04 11:28
No complaints so far! Been using Google Drive on the web for a long time, and decided to try out their mobile app. Unlike other apps, this doesn’t become finicky and slow when used on older Apple devices running iOS 12. The transitions when switching between folders and menus are snappy, even better than the website! They don’t have to take time to load, they’re just ready when you are. I also like the ability to open pages like Sites and Forms through the in-app browser, instead of redirecting to another app. With that being said, I have a couple of suggestions. When I want to edit a file, it doesn’t appeal to me that you have to download separate apps and switch between them. It would be nice if it could all be done in one app, like the new Office app by Microsoft. Secondly, native support for editing plain text files. When working with small amounts of data, I commonly use .txt files. To edit those on the web, I use a separate add-in. But I have no way of editing those files on the mobile app, like other cloud services can. Please consider adding these features!
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.
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.
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!
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 👍🏾
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!!??
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.
Thanks
by Pastel 🦋 Girl on 2020/10/14 18:36
Yes you saw, I gave this app 4 stars. You guys are lucky because most of the time I give 2. Sooooo I have a suggestion 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: I am so annoyed by how short deletion is. 30 days. One time I had something SUPER IMPORTANT saved for the next month. My sister DELETED IT. Then a few days later it told me “ October 13 your trash bin will be emptied” I just Xed it out because I look carefully what I don’t need before I put it in the trash. A month later i was going to turn in my SUPER IMPORTANT COLLEGE ESSAY, but there was a problem I went to google classroom and simply searched the name of the file. It didn’t show up. So I when to my drive and searched up the name. It showed no results. I look into my ‘recently opened’ thing and searched and searched. I couldn’t find it. I remembered I emailed it to my regular gmail account. I went there and when I pressed it it said “file not found or you don’t have permission to access this file” I had a mealtdown so thanks! Thank you VERY MUCH!!!
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Support is a scam
by McClendon415 on 2020/10/13 09:42
I’ve used google drive for almost a year now for my personal email account. My credit card expired recently and therefore my service. When I clicked the renew subscription button it automatically brought up a screen where I proceeded to pay for the annual price instead of monthly. Only to find out I had paid for a subscription on my work email as opposed to my personal. I immediately requested from support that the funds be applied to my personal account to which I was told that could not be done. So I requested a refund and was told no. Support has for over a month been telling me “they are looking in to it” for me only to find the same response each time I follow up with them. Separately I chatted with them via “chat” for over 45 minutes to find the same answers, no refund no switching to the correct account no help. I’ve had start up companies and small businesses provide quick no questions ask help and get google a giant cannot apply my mere $20 dollars to the correct account for which my credit card expired in the first place.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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. :(
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.
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.
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!!! 😡😡😡
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.
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 😀
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.
iPhone version just added Privacy Screen feature
by GottaTellYa on 2020/08/18 13:39
The iPad version allows you to require Touch ID to open the app to see your files. The iPhone version now has this option, preventing someone gaining access to all your files when the phone is unlocked just by opening the app. This however does nothing to fix the longstanding Google security defect that keeps every file you have ever opened in a “Recent” folder, forever, with no ability to clear that history or remove a file from the Recent list—so anyone watching you open this app at its Home screen will see all the images and files you have opened. I would give five stars to see Google fix that. They have received thousands of complaints on their user forums, but they have ignored this issue for years.
May be the best, but not great
by sahm_sahm on 2020/08/01 16:34
I’ve used Google drive for years. I needed a system to keep my files in sync across multiple computers and platforms, and it seems the best option. That said, the desktop version that resides on your laptop or computer is the best aspect is that allows you instant access using your native apps. However, it can literally take days to sync 30 to 50 GB between one computer and the cloud, even when all of the files have already been uploaded from another computer. That’s ridiculous and I have no idea why he doesn’t scan and identify all the common files dramatically faster. Access to Google Drive via the web is critically important and is fully functional for all contemporary file types, but online search and organization of Drive is clunky and much slower than working offline, especially on a Mac.
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.
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?
Great app
by Owl7366974 on 2018/06/09 15:12
This app is perfect for organizing your writing and other things. All of your things can be easily accessed through a folder or through alphabetical organization, and so on. You can have as many folders as you like for all different subjects and editing is really easy! You can share your documents with others... it’s easy! Just type in their email. Comment on something you think should be fixed so you don’t have to ask them in person. :) all tools and setting are easy to find, so I definitely recommend this app for you! You can make slideshow presentations, google docs, and more! If you are looking for a way to easily organize, edit, and create your documents, then this is the app for you!
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.
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?
Google Drive is the Best!
by 1583544 on 2019/10/15 23:44
I have been using Google Drive since third grade, and it was very easy to learn to use. I’ve never lost a document during the many years I’ve had Google Drive, and I still have the files I made when I was eight years old. I appreciate how documents can be edited and viewed across multiple devices. It is easy to create various types of documents, slideshows, forms, etc. Teachers can share notes with students, and control view/comment/suggest/edit settings. The many organization and sharing/collaboration features are very helpful, and so is the offline editing setting. My school district made an account for every one of its students, and I think it has contributed to our success.
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.
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.
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!
Is it possible to search within a file? Similar to Control + F
by Dddaalleee on 2018/01/26 18:50
I noticed recently when attempting to search within an extensive document for a keyword I was unable to pull up any type of search bar. I can do the simple control + F on a computer and that works just fine. On the iPad when I click on the three dots in the top right corner there is no search feature available. I switched to Google Drive because my company WiFi accepts Google Drive & not Dropbox. The main difference I have noticed is Dropbox provides the ability to scan in PDFs as well as search within the document. I’m not sure if I am missing something obvious when attempting to search within the document. Can you please shed some light?
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.
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