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storage
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online storage
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google
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google drives
57.31
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google drive free
112
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google drove
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driv
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google drive
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drive
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google drive for ipad
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Description
google drive is a safe place to back up and access all your files from any device. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. With drive, you can: • Safely store and access your files anywhere • Quickly access recent and important files • Search for files by name and content • Share and set permissions for files and folders • View your content on the go while offline • Receive notifications about important activity on your files Learn more about google Apps update policy: https://support.google.com/a/answer/6288871 google accounts get 15GB of storage free, shared across google drive, Gmail, and google Photos. For additional storage, you can upgrade to a premium subscription plan as an in-app purchase. Subscriptions start at $1.99/month for 100 GB in the US, and can vary by region. storage subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes Account, and automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to iTunes Account Settings after purchase. google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en_US/policies/privacy google drive Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service
Love Google Drive
by Harleychic2015 on 2020/08/03 17:46
I have been using Drive for at least 7 years. Love it. Great way to upload from one device then can easily access it from another.
Cool
by ThisChildsABanana on 2020/08/03 12:25
Nice app 👍
Epic!
by CoOlKeYbOaRdS on 2020/08/03 10:36
It’s so awesome! It gives us free cloud storage, which I think is really neat! Thank you Google!
It’s good but one major feature is missing
by juanpoint8 on 2020/08/02 19:27
It needs bulk downloading!
Time Saver!
by Oftenlostandfrustrated on 2020/08/02 18:49
Such a convenient, efficient way to find what I’m looking for...without having to search through such a plethora of places, trying to locate a specific document or image!
Can’t scroll videos
by GringoLoquito on 2020/08/02 17:35
After updating I can no longer get the video scroll controls to appear at the bottom.
Love Google Drive
by tixrus on 2020/08/02 17:15
Thank you Google. The only thing that would make it better would be setting up one time download codes
Too much trouble to use
by kateu5 on 2020/08/02 16:12
It seems I have to delete every duplicate triplicate quadruplicate photo over and over and over again. And if it's an easy fix I just don't get it, this app is not user-friendly to me
Necessary features
by ra0687 on 2020/08/02 04:18
Need the ability to: Set domain links to ‘anyone with a link’ Set temporary access and select date of expiration.
Got spammed with porn through this!
by bansidhewail on 2020/08/02 03:32
Google allows any user to share files at you, so some creepazoid can find your email address online and send you whatever kind of foulness they please! Apparently the company has been “working on the problem” since at least January 2019, so I’m not impressed.
Todo se hace más fácil
by @DannyK on 2020/08/02 03:24
Todo es más fácil con estas herramientas tras
Great
by ja andr on 2020/08/01 23:42
Great tool
stutering
by wise13guy on 2020/08/01 20:20
Cant see the videos i uploaded.
All sorts of weirdness
by osnelson on 2020/08/01 17:15
There are all sorts of inconsistent and frustrating interface choices. Can’t copy directory paths, can’t open containing folder from within a file’s info page, and those are in the past 5 minutes
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.
I 💘 google slides
by HethyrS on 2020/08/01 12:28
I love how I can put pictures and write on my pictures. And most of all, I love how you can make what ever you want.💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💔🧡💕💟
Google drive saves the day again
by 🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮💥 on 2020/08/01 04:02
I think we all know Google Drive comes in handy when you’re sending large files. It’s free. It’s effective. thank you Google!!!
Great app
by Aw acci on 2020/08/01 03:44
I can say so much about google drive. A great inbetween to save extra content. Easy. Love the sharing ability. Fantastic app🤙🏽
Drive
by Bea 0802 on 2020/08/01 03:28
Muy útil, muy buen desarrollado
My like
by curdie88 on 2020/07/31 16:49
Great
Super
by Efforts好棒 on 2020/07/31 15:52
I love it it is free and good but a few unsupported file.
PDF
by ogmanman88 on 2020/07/31 13:30
Hate the pdf
Google Drive is great for photographers!
by photo jam on 2020/07/31 11:46
Google Drive has been very useful in my photography business. I’ve recommended it to others.
Crashing app
by Aleguishe on 2020/07/31 06:59
The app since yesterday keep crashing when I tried to used
Best for clips
by noziex on youtube on 2020/07/31 06:33
I personally use it for my YouTube clips
Poor integration with iPhone
by Arturstorm on 2020/07/31 04:23
Can’t load photo to phone. All workaround I found cause huge image quality degradation. Share button share image with reduced image size in 5 times
Great A++++
by ccann22 on 2020/07/31 03:09
Google Drive is a staple at our school. My classroom utilizes it and so the app is wonderful to have access on my phone :))
some improvements needed
by LadyCravenheart on 2020/07/30 21:46
the app works great. would, however, benefit greatly from a dark mode. while i do make my documents with dark pages, i would appreciate being able to have a dark keyboard to match—especially since my ios is set to dark mode. sans that, though, this is a nice app, great for writing on the go.
AMAZING!!!
by ajsjbsbdbdnd on 2020/07/30 20:32
I LOVE IT SOO MUCH ITS A LIFE SAVER!!! TYSM!!!
iPad
by ghhhhhffddd on 2020/07/30 19:42
Not working well
Horrible
by Eridan Hipster on 2020/07/30 18:14
App keeps crashing, impossible to conduct ANY business. Disgusting
Awesome
by rachelpersaud2 on 2020/07/30 13:51
Awesome
Enjoying Google Drive
by LEIGH ROSALEIGHTA on 2020/07/30 13:43
Yessiree
Google drive lost information and double work
by Upset instructor on 2020/07/30 11:44
I have loss information for work when updating. I updated forms to save time, however, I have experienced that forms would be empty after I sent the documents or info would not appear in the updated version. This has caused me to behind in submitting information needed for work as well as double work.
Nice
by olulekes on 2020/07/30 08:30
The
Best app ever
by LotsAndLotsOfBubbles on 2020/07/30 03:59
I was hesitant to get the app just because I am way to often using my laptop for work but this app just makes it easier to be on the go and get things done.
Error messages.
by aronic7 on 2020/07/30 01:48
I share a lot of voice messages on my drive and many people get error messages saying the file won’t load. Which often deters them from listening. Will you please resolve this? Thank You!
Excelente app!
by el mero tatanka on 2020/07/29 21:53
100% Recomendada!
This app is awesome for storage.
by Robbyrobo on 2020/07/29 20:25
Easy to navigate & affordable. Good job Google 👌
App good except it kept bugging me for a review.
by notailmouse on 2020/07/29 16:23
App is useful and good but I bugged me for a review so one star. If you ask for a review you will get one star.
Navigation
by socialyactive on 2020/07/29 10:51
Easy to navigate!
Almost
by a-v-8 on 2020/07/29 09:25
Why no dark mode for iOS? There’s no “theme” under settings like every other Google app I have. What gives?
My name is Melissa
by pls read asap its important on 2020/07/29 05:29
Hi hope you guys are having a great day, I love this app it’s really helpful but there’s one thing ... I cant save my videos, could you make it so I can save my videos please thank you!
Can’t Download Video to Camera Roll
by microphone 12345678910 on 2020/07/29 04:09
Yes it is good in every possible way except for one, it’s not allowing me to download a video from my drive to my phone. We have looked it up and watched videos and they all saw tap the download button after hitting the 3 dots. We do not have this option. So what are we supposed to do? It also keeps freezing every time I go into it! Like what the hell is up with that!? What if I want to use it for school? Hahahha NOPE!
Capital and lower case
by BSCHOES on 2020/07/28 23:55
Is there a way to not have a CAPITAL letter every time I hit return? Also, how can I change a letter without having to delete the word?
Very convenient
by LBF<371 on 2020/07/28 23:30
Love being able to access files and share from anywhere
Love it
by The Almond Cousins on 2020/07/28 22:38
I love love love google drive. I and my cousins are YouTubers and we use it to separate and store files. It works so well and I love it. There is never any problems. You should get it!
No Scanner— Not Good
by kitchauhan on 2020/07/28 17:22
I like this app it’s nearly perfect, yet no option to scan documents in iOS devices make it difficult to use. I hope that Google will work on must to have feature and provide this functionality.
Disgusted
by Silelin on 2020/07/28 15:46
Google drive was a really good service until a few months ago when I started getting suggestions in my drive account. All of these suggestions are either “sexy singles” Facebook accounts or straight up hard core porn. Having these popping up on my account is affecting my marriage and my sanity. The ONLY option google offers is just reporting the offers to them and to select “not a helpful suggestion” on these posts. They don’t even have a setting to turn off suggestions all together. If I could have given negative stars I would have. I am definitely looking for another cloud account. ANY service would be better than putting up with this unacceptable and repulsive situation. I might even just print everything the old fashioned way.if you have kids of any age I would say not to even open a google account. Go with yahoo. Hell, get an aol account.
Bad experience uploading files
by kkmin87 on 2020/07/28 15:43
There is no place to cancel upload on the phone. If there is... its hidden.
Great one drive
by Flint Long on 2020/07/28 15:01
Thank you for this great app!
Cloud print disappeared
by jjpak on 2020/07/28 13:54
What happened to google cloud print? It just disappeared on the print option. It now just goes straight to air print.
Lost documents
by c42s on 2020/07/28 11:53
The filing system is a bit overwhelming. Easy to lose documents . Like the sharability and the back up feature is excellent! Don’t like that I can’t edit in Microsoft but get it.
Kelvins 70th Birthday
by crazybratmodeling.com on 2020/07/28 09:27
Thank you Google drive for keeping our pictures and videos safe in your files and for easy access when needed 🙂
Ghat libya
by Abdlkader azawi on 2020/07/28 05:16
ممتازجداً
Video Player Issue
by JRas132 on 2020/07/28 02:39
In the latest update, the video player seems to have lost a feature for the timeline and scrubbing forward/backward. You used to be able to touch the screen three times (one to activate the file, two to display properties like the video title, and a third to show the timeline). The first two presses work, but not the third. Was this changed? How can I fast forward, etc.? As a file repository, it works fine. As a player and library, I feel the app is too simplistic such as to not be intuitive to the point above.
Not liking being required to open notifications
by Honest87 on 2020/07/28 00:26
Why is the
Good
by Amatya101 on 2020/07/27 22:40
Good
The worst
by Comeyd on 2020/07/27 21:20
Tried to write a review and my text won’t show up in the blank right now this is via dictation. Searching on your apps terrible I can’t find anything like that uploaded to the drive
NEED AN OPTION TO DOWLOAD ALL PHOTOS TO IPHONE.
by Adia_12 on 2020/07/27 18:50
Other than that great app.
Spam Issue With Shared Files
by FrustratedNewYear on 2020/07/27 18:34
You guys need to create a way to make sharing a file in drive more secure so that spam gets cut off at the gate—at least Gdrive needs to send a request notification that we have to approve the file be shared with us before it just shows up like it does currently. I am getting numerous spam files every day through shared docs, which I have to individually report as abuse. Every. Day. This is ridiculous. Fix this spam issue.
About Google drive
by Ishika Jaryal on 2020/07/27 17:00
I love using Google Drive!😍It helps me a lot especially in school when I need it to use it for school projects! 📄The Google presentation, Google Docs, and the Google drawings are the ones I use and they are very useful! 💻Thank you!😁💕
Best app ever!!!
by Any name will do ( taffy) on 2020/07/27 05:06
Great to be able to share files between devices and with other people!! Awesome!!!!
Google drive
by Allenbone on 2020/07/27 02:49
I’ve been in contact with Best Buy’s Geek Squad, Apple and MetroPCS and seriously do NOT understand how I’m able to access ALL of my PDF and MP3 files on my phone but only SOME on my iPad.
Review
by KDogs-n-Nat LLC on 2020/07/27 02:39
I love having access to my documents at my fingertips!
Great pictures by a Orion, visiting Bryan’s Head, Bryce and Zion National Parks
by Orions Utah Pictures on 2020/07/27 01:58
National Parks, Utah
Good
by marvel.123 on 2020/07/27 00:43
This is a good app
Easy Access!
by Liztramonte on 2020/07/26 20:10
For those on the run, this is perfect!
Ease
by The Loan Whisperer ! on 2020/07/26 17:52
The idea of more simple yet effective technology is attractive .
Saadat Fiundation
by Haq1 on 2020/07/26 14:14
An excellent facility for the most deserving segment of our society. They have right in your wealth, says Allah in Quran. Let’s come forward for help
SPAM, nothing but disgusting nude spam sent to my drive .
by VO🥰 on 2020/07/26 07:33
Nothing but
Use it all the time
by dmadams28 on 2020/07/26 03:51
Use this for everything. A bit slow somethimes but that’s just because I loaded it up with files
My go-to app for both downloading/saving AND For creating new docs
by Beachball67 on 2020/07/25 16:02
It&#39;s The word processor I use most often.
Saving multiple photos
by Samayesha on 2020/07/25 13:19
As a photographer. I am not able to save more than one photo at once on google drive from my iOS device which is pretty tedious
It is awesome!!!
by wddssjkl on 2020/07/25 00:49
It saves everything I post.
We need to get passwords to program
by alimarwan on 2020/07/24 22:35
We need to get passwords to program to lock the program (like safety login in ). Passwords from 4 to 6 numbers
Reseña del Murillo
by el murillo on 2020/07/24 20:26
Mu
Video is still Processing..
by lilpumpfake on 2020/07/24 18:10
I have multiple videos that just won&#39;t upload, you can download them to your phone but you can&#39;t view them through Google drive. I uploaded one a week ago and it still says &#34;video is still processing&#34;.. What&#39;s up with that? It&#39;s not even a large file either so it&#39;s a hit or miss when you upload files please fix in the next update.
Derp
by Phantomrash on 2020/07/24 17:55
This’ll be the downfall of humanity as no ones going to remember how anything’s done. The only problem I have is, as I write this review, it is white text on a white background, so I can’t tell if I’m making any typos. I took one star off for this
Google Drive, Docs, Slides and Meet
by Brain wrangling sound girl on 2020/07/24 16:21
All of these functionalities are evolving and making cloud office computing and work far more efficient!
Recordings
by nonni2705 on 2020/07/24 14:47
Cannot listen to my recordings that have been saved
My favorite App, period.
by steeld33k on 2020/07/24 14:16
My favorite App.
Photos
by glenmoe on 2020/07/24 12:41
Very hard to share even harder to extract photo for editing
Worthless time waster
by Arowoth on 2020/07/24 10:10
Absolutely horrible. I have multiple gmail accounts and I can never access anything. This is the biggest time waster in my world. Absolutely useless.
My little helper
by Way better than Pandora on 2020/07/24 04:23
Drive holds my documents, my art, my files and is fast and convenient for when I&#39;m on the go. It&#39;s helped a lot. It&#39;s great. 7/23/202....still great 👍🏾
Very good
by dsjjreeghjdsrtj on 2020/07/23 22:31
Very good app
Google drive
by til4rd on 2020/07/23 22:23
Google drive works great 👍 for me...combined with Google cloud ⛅️ and your set. Now if l could only get a phone 📱 which doesn’t slow me down after 35 gigs on a unlimited everything plan and only allow me to download when WiFi is available.
Description field is missing
by NC Dude on 2020/07/23 21:17
There is no description field to be found in the iOS version. I took time to add descriptions to photos in the web app only to find the iPhone app has no way to view descriptions.
Does not work on my apple computer
by djdjdkdkwkodocskwkekc on 2020/07/23 18:09
It closed me out and I lost a book I was making
Lost docs
by AKABabs on 2020/07/23 17:41
Went on saw docs wanted to open. Then they blinked and disappeared. I’ve been trying for 1/2 hour to retrieve them. Searched iCloud, docs, drive, emails...
Google drive
by Elijah Pardo the cool kid on 2020/07/23 14:34
Google drive is a very organized with PDFs and for school I have to do a lot of PDFs but google drive can help me with that. I am a kid so don’t expect much from my review but this is what I think about google drive. Gladly, Elijah Pardo
Elijah crenshaw
by elijahcrenshawbeahtaco on 2020/07/23 11:14
Google is awsome!
Not loading
by 29pp on 2020/07/22 23:55
Not loading
Love G Drive! Use all the time for work. Shared drives move collaboration way ahead.
by descendantofancestors on 2020/07/22 20:07
LoLove
Loving technology during Covid
by PCpteach on 2020/07/22 19:24
I have worked with Microsoft teams and also with Google and I’m enjoying both. I love the way they are both user-friendly and child friendly so that students can enjoy learning.
I HATE GOOGLE
by Daisyb in TX on 2020/07/22 15:30
I hate you!!!
The best
by Comprademi on 2020/07/22 14:46
I don’t know what I would do without my drive. I’m able access the G drive in all my devices everywhere I go.
Makes saving documents very easy!!
by Kyqt4yall on 2020/07/22 14:00
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Greeting friends at school social story
by msanneteach on 2020/07/22 04:16
I came across this and loved it! I teach pre-k and it’s age appropriate, informative and diverse. I will be passing this along. Thanks.
Just as well, a stunning feat of a software company
by F4b14nc1t0 on 2017/12/26 21:57
Picture this: by my office desk lies a Windows 7 computer, antiquated by today&#39;s standards, and nevertheless I can use the google chrome browser, and with my Gmail account I begin writing a document, obviously adding data culled from other web sites. I rise from my desk chair, and begin the daily commute home. In the bus, using my Bluetooth wireless headset and my smartphone, I listen to some music from Google Play, while opening said document, which I previously saved to Google Drive, and continue my work, not wasting precious time. When I get home, after unplugging myself from the headset, I am greeted by my loved ones. After some quality time, I decide to lie in bed. I reach for my tablet, stored in the drawer of the bedside table. Once again, Google Drive fulfills its promise, and effortlessly I open the document, proof reading it to correct and polish it. When I want, I can leave it so tomorrow I begin the process again. Simple and convenient are the qualities that come to my mind when I think of Google Drive.
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.
AMAZING
by M Y S T E R Y ~~~~~ on 2018/01/21 15:58
I never give any app five stars, but this one deserves it. The google drive app lets you use google docs, slides, sheets, classroom, and more without WiFi!, say you are on a road trip or a train, or plane, and you want to write, or do something on google classroom. You would usually just go to safari (which on a plane you wouldn’t be able to access) and look up I google classroom. From there, you would click on the link and peruse your business. Using it on the web, can create distractions, and you might not even be able to be access the web if you don’t have WiFi at the time. With the app, (which is a great score because it is free!!) lets you access docs no matter where you are! It is an app so it can be accessed without interruptions, and blocks. I personally love this app as I am a writer. I simply click on the app, and magic! I can write down all of my thoughts and ideas, etc. This app is truly amazing and I 100% recommend you purchase it today!
A stunning feat of humanity
by therutabega on 2017/09/24 14:19
Yeah, I know that&#39;s big praise. But seriously, look at it. This is a full productivity suite I can use hopping back and forth among my phone, work laptop, wife&#39;s computer, my own two office machines -- whatevah, I want to see and work on any of my stuff, I jump on the nearest device and go to work. It&#39;s free and it works perfectly every time. It&#39;s kind of insane we can do all this, actually. I keep expecting I&#39;ll miss MS Office, especially Word&#39;s substantially more robust feature set, because I make a lot of documentation professionally and I depended on Office for many years. But it really hasn&#39;t happened. I use Google docs for everything and now I really depend on the universal accessibility Drive affords. I&#39;m not transporting any more files on thumb drive, forget it. Life is easier, the birds are chirping. So thanks Google! I know you&#39;re making a mint off my small contribution to your Big Data collection. But what the heck, I wasn&#39;t using that anyway. And I am using this. Regards.
Great tool!
by Grain Originator on 2020/03/03 02:29
I’m a grain originator for two ethanol plants! I found this tool to be super handy when I visit farmers at there houses! All I need is there address so I can make a dot at there farm site and get instant gps direction! I love the fact that I can make notes on the points i made so when I visit them again I can look back at the notes and remember names and how the conversation went! The one thing that really needs to get fixed is when I zoom in on the dots they disappear and when I zoom out they come back! I wish they would not disappear so I can tell if I stopped there already or need to stop there! When you zoom out the dots come back but I can’t click just click on the one cause I have literally thousands of dots on the map that I scouted out and can’t click on the right dot! Hopefully this gets fixed soon otherwise I will find a different source to use! I love google drive and I know others will too! Please fix this ASAP thanks
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn&#39;t find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by Papa Teter on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
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?
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.
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 👍🏾
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 &amp; 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 &amp; Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month &amp; opened several Google Docs &amp; Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—&amp; 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, &amp; for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
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.
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.
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&#39;t see the margins of the document and you also can&#39;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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
It’s good but could be better.
by Zansberree on 2017/11/06 05:26
I downloaded this because I was having issues with my iPhone and I was afraid of losing my photos. I was happy with the unlimited storage, however I have close to 8000 photos. It took me a very long time to go through and click each picture individually because there is not a “select all” button. This is highly inconvenient and time consuming for anyone who is using the app for the first time and trying to backup the photos they already have. I know not everyone has as many as I do but even if I only had 100 photos that still would have taken a while. Then to make things better (sarcasm) when I finally finished selecting all of my photos and then hit upload, it said “uploading”, and then it just stopped and went to the homepage. It did not upload ANY of my photos. Also I had to leave the room for a moment and my screen locked, when I got back on all of the photos I had selected, had been unselected and I had to start all over. Please fix these issues.
glitches and annoyances
by The huge big fat update on 2019/12/06 01:32
it’s really annoying that you can’t upload files in the background, you can only continue uploading while your in the Google Drive app and it still doesn’t even do it when your phone is on sleep. and sometimes it randomly has to retry for no reason, and you should let us share multiple files with people at once instead of doing them individually, also even if you just go out of the app and to another app or even just to the home screen, then when you come back to Google Drive even if you’ve only been gone for literally one minute then it’ll either say “waiting” on your already previously partially uploaded file and sometimes it’ll start back at where it was but some very unfortunate times it’ll restart the entire upload for no reason, please fix this and most of all let them upload in the background, please!
Great when it works
by MathChicklet on 2018/01/27 21:16
I’m a college professor and love that I can access my files from anywhere. I mostly save teaching notes and answer keys that I use in the classroom during a class. The only problem is quite often it takes forever to open a file, or if it opens the file, pinch to zoom won’t work and I’ll just see a white screen or worse, it’ll just force close so you’ll see the document for about 2 seconds and then your back on your home screen. Sometimes you can only see 4 of 10 pages. All of these problems have happened on my iPhone 5s and still occur even now on my iPhone 8 plus. It’s been going on for several years, off and on thru many different updates including this one in January 2018; it’s quite aggravating that it’s not dependable. If you absolutely must have something, DO NOT depend on this app. Have a backup plan. Oh and in case you’re wondering, not only does this happen on the colleges wifi, it happens at home on my very reliable high speed Verizon FIOS connection.
A step away from perfect file management.
by AlissaAnthropologista on 2017/11/29 01:17
Fantastic tool for managing my field data, overall. Truly. A great piece of work—-with a two significant issues according to my use. The first is that it is much to difficult to download multiple pictures, videos, or files to my physical device from the app (two menus in), which is a necessity when I travel to remote regions without internet access. The second is that when you have thousands of files, they do not load all at once. I have to scroll to load.....and scroll....and scroll...making it very difficult to find what I need, rename files, or locate a specific piece of field data within the app. Also, the search is iffy for item details details, where I often put codes for my research on photos, videos, etc. Sometimes it searches these and sometimes it doesn’t. A reliable tag function would be supremely useful.
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&#39;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.
Best way to transfer files
by MacLoverPro9 on 2019/01/26 23:32
I downloaded this app as a way of going from my iPad to my Windows 10 since the iPad lacks USB ports. I use this app almost on a daily basis to backup iOS files to an external drive hooked up to my computer. My own cloud transfer system you might say. I have been very happy with the syncretism of Google drive for iOS and Windows. It fits my needs perfectly since I am able to store pages documents, pictures and even short movies in the drive app and pick it up on another computer by just signing into my google account. I love the organization that folders in the app allows me on my iPad and Windows 10. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to have a safe, convenient way of storing files in the cloud and transferring them to other devices.
Classroom technology wonder!
by julesklett on 2017/11/24 18:20
I started using Google Drive about 2 years ago, starting small and quickly adding applications and lessons. Google Forms has become my sole source of homework for high school science classes. I have also converted some of my labs to Google Forms; I love the fact that students can add documents to the form. I have attached short videos to give students the ability to review or clarify directions. Sheets and Docs have many options for lessons and data analysis. Sheets has templates for grade books. Students can share data or written information to collaborate when working in groups. They have learned how to attach photos to Forms and Docs. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is link the student grade in Sheets to a specific email address. Kind of like the old mail merge idea, but with the ability to let parents access current grades.
Terrible redesign
by 6stringslingr on 2019/08/06 13:55
The UI that had the buttons for team/shared drives, starred files, my drive, and shared with me at the bottom was by far and away the most user friendly and efficient design this app has ever seen. Why it was replaced with the current UI is beyond me. You’ve made this app such a pain for daily users, such as myself, to navigate. The layout was about as close to perfection as it has ever been, and now I have to relearn how to access my own information. Why? I work in IT so quick, efficient access to information is critical for me to be able to do my job well, and this is now a hinderance. I’ve been a fan of Google apps for a very long time because I could see the thought process behind UI layout on your apps for mobile devices and it made sense. They’ve all been pretty easy to use until now. Two stars until someone puts some thought into making the UI layout easy for your users instead of using it to promote your newest feature.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I&#39;ve been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don&#39;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&#39;m very surprised that this hasn&#39;t been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren&#39;t noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
by ProfessionalMusician on 2018/12/13 20:07
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!! This app will not allow background uploading, which makes it almost completely useless. You can only upload or back up your iPhone data when the iOS Google Drive app is OPEN AND SHOWING ON YOUR SCREEN. That means you CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR PHONE!!! Considering the fact that a tiny little video of just a few minutes length could take an hour or more to upload (regardless of what network you are on!), and if you want to back up, say 10-12 videos you’ve taken on a family outing, you’re SCREWED, because this means you won’t be able to use your phone for 10-12 hours!!! And YYYEP, even if you are, let’s say 99% done with an upload/backup, and a call comes in that you HAVE to take, or if your phone goes to sleep (OMG! TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK before using this app!!!), GUESS WHAT, when you go back to the Google Drive screen you will find that the app has screwed you, and you HAVE TO START ALL OVER, meaning you just wasted the last 12 hours of not having your phone! What a filthy, disgusting, and utterly UNUSABLE APP!!! 😡😡😡
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
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&#39;t personally know if Google Drive will be available in the Other Place. But I&#39;m sure folks there will have plenty of Microsoft products with which they can try and find out.
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....
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 &amp; very simple &amp; 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!
Google Drive Review
by emma_is_da_bom on 2018/01/27 16:01
I 100% recommend this app. It’s SOO easy to use ; and instead of saving it every time you edit something, google drive saves it automatically! The color changing button and font-changing button and everything else is very simple to use. You can add transitions to make things cooler, and there are different templates like MLA, science report, and photo album, etc. You can make a slideshow, document, or site, and many other types of presentations. You also can also mostly-easily upload things onto google drive (it’s lot easier than other apps like it!) You can also share/send your presentations them to other people with an account . If you want a simple, easy-to-use presentation-making app, this is the PERFECT app to use!👍😃
Terrible for watching videos on iPad
by caitiekay on 2019/06/28 18:26
I have a 2017 iPad with all the bells and whistles and updated iOS. I watch intructional videos from a class. I don’t want to download the videos to my iPad The interface for watching is clumsy. Click upper left to switch to a screen where you can pause or move forward or back, click upper left to a screen you can close the video or expand it. Really? Can’t it all be on one screen? I frequently pause the videos and use another app, come back to the video and it won’t load, just a spinning indicator of it loading. I have to close the app and open it, search for my video all over again, scrub forward to get to my last viewed place and start over. I can’t believe Google would develop an app that is so clumsy. I tried watching the video reduced in-app and it plays, but if I pause it won’t reload. I don’t have a choice to use this app for these classes. My only option is to download to Dropbox.
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
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: -&gt; computer -&gt; camera -&gt; calendar -&gt; gaming system -&gt; clock -&gt; bookshelf -&gt; news source -&gt; shopping mall -&gt; high definition tv -&gt; 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?
Not optimized for music
by rockerrchick13 on 2018/04/24 06:35
I understand this is multipurpose storage, and if I wasn&#39;t using this to share audio files (of original music) with my band members, I&#39;d be rating this 5 stars. Very sleek and intuitive app. My only issues are when I&#39;m listening to recordings of original songs that my band shares using the drive. When I&#39;m testing a mix sometimes I like to hear the same song on repeat or cycle through multiple songs. Basically, it is frustrating not having Playlist features for folders with audio files. I have to move tracks over to my iTunes app (later, on my computer) to use Playlist features that make listening easy. I know this is iffy territory for a file sharing app because you don&#39;t want people to be sharing files they don&#39;t own. But it would seriously help musicians so much!
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.
I miss being able to edit in a browser.
by nmh17 on 2019/08/11 21:58
I run a small arts organization and a very large percentage of my work takes place using Google’s services. I recently replaced my laptop with an iPad Pro. I was aware that the Drive/Docs/Sheets/etc. apps had some features missing (I use them on my phone), but mistakenly assumed that I could still just edit through the browser, same as I did on my computer, in order to access all of the features I need to run my business. I am very very disappointed that this is not the case. I am a huge fan of these services and wish that I could access them fully using my device. Google Drive is great, but without the ability to access all of the features, this app makes my job incredibly difficult. Please bring back the ability to edit via the browser so those of us who are moving away from bulkier laptops and desktop computers can still access your services.
Tug of war with all of us in the middle
by Pocket mom on 2019/04/04 05:51
The windows desktop site always worked fine until recently. Since google drive is used by hybrid iOS/Windows users as a bridge service, this makes the app useless, because accessing a batch of uploaded items on a desktop for use with desktop only apps is impossible. Google Drive has already sucked several hours from my day twice in the past week. All other websites and cloud services are operating at their normal speeds, so it is not me. These giant companies are so hard up to force users into using only their proprietary suites of services that they’ve become crappy and inefficient. Where these services once made life easier, they’re adding new crap for us to do every darn day. I’m sick of it. And Google, you should really fix this Drive issue. You know it exists. There are forums dedicated to it. Do you throttle your users who aren’t fully bought in to your data mining scam?
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.
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 😀
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.
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.
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!
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
Love Google Drive
by Harleychic2015 on 2020/08/03 17:46
I have been using Drive for at least 7 years. Love it. Great way to upload from one device then can easily access it from another.
Cool
by ThisChildsABanana on 2020/08/03 12:25
Nice app 👍
Epic!
by CoOlKeYbOaRdS on 2020/08/03 10:36
It’s so awesome! It gives us free cloud storage, which I think is really neat! Thank you Google!
It’s good but one major feature is missing
by juanpoint8 on 2020/08/02 19:27
It needs bulk downloading!
Time Saver!
by Oftenlostandfrustrated on 2020/08/02 18:49
Such a convenient, efficient way to find what I’m looking for...without having to search through such a plethora of places, trying to locate a specific document or image!
Can’t scroll videos
by GringoLoquito on 2020/08/02 17:35
After updating I can no longer get the video scroll controls to appear at the bottom.
Love Google Drive
by tixrus on 2020/08/02 17:15
Thank you Google. The only thing that would make it better would be setting up one time download codes
Too much trouble to use
by kateu5 on 2020/08/02 16:12
It seems I have to delete every duplicate triplicate quadruplicate photo over and over and over again. And if it&#39;s an easy fix I just don&#39;t get it, this app is not user-friendly to me
Necessary features
by ra0687 on 2020/08/02 04:18
Need the ability to: Set domain links to ‘anyone with a link’ Set temporary access and select date of expiration.
Got spammed with porn through this!
by bansidhewail on 2020/08/02 03:32
Google allows any user to share files at you, so some creepazoid can find your email address online and send you whatever kind of foulness they please! Apparently the company has been “working on the problem” since at least January 2019, so I’m not impressed.
Todo se hace más fácil
by @DannyK on 2020/08/02 03:24
Todo es más fácil con estas herramientas tras
Great
by ja andr on 2020/08/01 23:42
Great tool
stutering
by wise13guy on 2020/08/01 20:20
Cant see the videos i uploaded.
All sorts of weirdness
by osnelson on 2020/08/01 17:15
There are all sorts of inconsistent and frustrating interface choices. Can’t copy directory paths, can’t open containing folder from within a file’s info page, and those are in the past 5 minutes
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.
I 💘 google slides
by HethyrS on 2020/08/01 12:28
I love how I can put pictures and write on my pictures. And most of all, I love how you can make what ever you want.💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💔🧡💕💟
Google drive saves the day again
by 🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮🐮💥 on 2020/08/01 04:02
I think we all know Google Drive comes in handy when you’re sending large files. It’s free. It’s effective. thank you Google!!!
Great app
by Aw acci on 2020/08/01 03:44
I can say so much about google drive. A great inbetween to save extra content. Easy. Love the sharing ability. Fantastic app🤙🏽
Drive
by Bea 0802 on 2020/08/01 03:28
Muy útil, muy buen desarrollado
My like
by curdie88 on 2020/07/31 16:49
Great
Super
by Efforts好棒 on 2020/07/31 15:52
I love it it is free and good but a few unsupported file.
PDF
by ogmanman88 on 2020/07/31 13:30
Hate the pdf
Google Drive is great for photographers!
by photo jam on 2020/07/31 11:46
Google Drive has been very useful in my photography business. I’ve recommended it to others.
Crashing app
by Aleguishe on 2020/07/31 06:59
The app since yesterday keep crashing when I tried to used
Best for clips
by noziex on youtube on 2020/07/31 06:33
I personally use it for my YouTube clips
Poor integration with iPhone
by Arturstorm on 2020/07/31 04:23
Can’t load photo to phone. All workaround I found cause huge image quality degradation. Share button share image with reduced image size in 5 times
Great A++++
by ccann22 on 2020/07/31 03:09
Google Drive is a staple at our school. My classroom utilizes it and so the app is wonderful to have access on my phone :))
some improvements needed
by LadyCravenheart on 2020/07/30 21:46
the app works great. would, however, benefit greatly from a dark mode. while i do make my documents with dark pages, i would appreciate being able to have a dark keyboard to match—especially since my ios is set to dark mode. sans that, though, this is a nice app, great for writing on the go.
AMAZING!!!
by ajsjbsbdbdnd on 2020/07/30 20:32
I LOVE IT SOO MUCH ITS A LIFE SAVER!!! TYSM!!!
iPad
by ghhhhhffddd on 2020/07/30 19:42
Not working well
Horrible
by Eridan Hipster on 2020/07/30 18:14
App keeps crashing, impossible to conduct ANY business. Disgusting
Awesome
by rachelpersaud2 on 2020/07/30 13:51
Awesome
Enjoying Google Drive
by LEIGH ROSALEIGHTA on 2020/07/30 13:43
Yessiree
Google drive lost information and double work
by Upset instructor on 2020/07/30 11:44
I have loss information for work when updating. I updated forms to save time, however, I have experienced that forms would be empty after I sent the documents or info would not appear in the updated version. This has caused me to behind in submitting information needed for work as well as double work.
Nice
by olulekes on 2020/07/30 08:30
The
Best app ever
by LotsAndLotsOfBubbles on 2020/07/30 03:59
I was hesitant to get the app just because I am way to often using my laptop for work but this app just makes it easier to be on the go and get things done.
Error messages.
by aronic7 on 2020/07/30 01:48
I share a lot of voice messages on my drive and many people get error messages saying the file won’t load. Which often deters them from listening. Will you please resolve this? Thank You!
Excelente app!
by el mero tatanka on 2020/07/29 21:53
100% Recomendada!
This app is awesome for storage.
by Robbyrobo on 2020/07/29 20:25
Easy to navigate &amp; affordable. Good job Google 👌
App good except it kept bugging me for a review.
by notailmouse on 2020/07/29 16:23
App is useful and good but I bugged me for a review so one star. If you ask for a review you will get one star.
Navigation
by socialyactive on 2020/07/29 10:51
Easy to navigate!
Almost
by a-v-8 on 2020/07/29 09:25
Why no dark mode for iOS? There’s no “theme” under settings like every other Google app I have. What gives?
My name is Melissa
by pls read asap its important on 2020/07/29 05:29
Hi hope you guys are having a great day, I love this app it’s really helpful but there’s one thing ... I cant save my videos, could you make it so I can save my videos please thank you!
Can’t Download Video to Camera Roll
by microphone 12345678910 on 2020/07/29 04:09
Yes it is good in every possible way except for one, it’s not allowing me to download a video from my drive to my phone. We have looked it up and watched videos and they all saw tap the download button after hitting the 3 dots. We do not have this option. So what are we supposed to do? It also keeps freezing every time I go into it! Like what the hell is up with that!? What if I want to use it for school? Hahahha NOPE!
Capital and lower case
by BSCHOES on 2020/07/28 23:55
Is there a way to not have a CAPITAL letter every time I hit return? Also, how can I change a letter without having to delete the word?
Very convenient
by LBF<371 on 2020/07/28 23:30
Love being able to access files and share from anywhere
Love it
by The Almond Cousins on 2020/07/28 22:38
I love love love google drive. I and my cousins are YouTubers and we use it to separate and store files. It works so well and I love it. There is never any problems. You should get it!
No Scanner— Not Good
by kitchauhan on 2020/07/28 17:22
I like this app it’s nearly perfect, yet no option to scan documents in iOS devices make it difficult to use. I hope that Google will work on must to have feature and provide this functionality.
Disgusted
by Silelin on 2020/07/28 15:46
Google drive was a really good service until a few months ago when I started getting suggestions in my drive account. All of these suggestions are either “sexy singles” Facebook accounts or straight up hard core porn. Having these popping up on my account is affecting my marriage and my sanity. The ONLY option google offers is just reporting the offers to them and to select “not a helpful suggestion” on these posts. They don’t even have a setting to turn off suggestions all together. If I could have given negative stars I would have. I am definitely looking for another cloud account. ANY service would be better than putting up with this unacceptable and repulsive situation. I might even just print everything the old fashioned way.if you have kids of any age I would say not to even open a google account. Go with yahoo. Hell, get an aol account.
Bad experience uploading files
by kkmin87 on 2020/07/28 15:43
There is no place to cancel upload on the phone. If there is... its hidden.
Great one drive
by Flint Long on 2020/07/28 15:01
Thank you for this great app!
Cloud print disappeared
by jjpak on 2020/07/28 13:54
What happened to google cloud print? It just disappeared on the print option. It now just goes straight to air print.
Lost documents
by c42s on 2020/07/28 11:53
The filing system is a bit overwhelming. Easy to lose documents . Like the sharability and the back up feature is excellent! Don’t like that I can’t edit in Microsoft but get it.
Kelvins 70th Birthday
by crazybratmodeling.com on 2020/07/28 09:27
Thank you Google drive for keeping our pictures and videos safe in your files and for easy access when needed 🙂
Ghat libya
by Abdlkader azawi on 2020/07/28 05:16
ممتازجداً
Video Player Issue
by JRas132 on 2020/07/28 02:39
In the latest update, the video player seems to have lost a feature for the timeline and scrubbing forward/backward. You used to be able to touch the screen three times (one to activate the file, two to display properties like the video title, and a third to show the timeline). The first two presses work, but not the third. Was this changed? How can I fast forward, etc.? As a file repository, it works fine. As a player and library, I feel the app is too simplistic such as to not be intuitive to the point above.
Not liking being required to open notifications
by Honest87 on 2020/07/28 00:26
Why is the
Good
by Amatya101 on 2020/07/27 22:40
Good
The worst
by Comeyd on 2020/07/27 21:20
Tried to write a review and my text won’t show up in the blank right now this is via dictation. Searching on your apps terrible I can’t find anything like that uploaded to the drive
NEED AN OPTION TO DOWLOAD ALL PHOTOS TO IPHONE.
by Adia_12 on 2020/07/27 18:50
Other than that great app.
Spam Issue With Shared Files
by FrustratedNewYear on 2020/07/27 18:34
You guys need to create a way to make sharing a file in drive more secure so that spam gets cut off at the gate—at least Gdrive needs to send a request notification that we have to approve the file be shared with us before it just shows up like it does currently. I am getting numerous spam files every day through shared docs, which I have to individually report as abuse. Every. Day. This is ridiculous. Fix this spam issue.
About Google drive
by Ishika Jaryal on 2020/07/27 17:00
I love using Google Drive!😍It helps me a lot especially in school when I need it to use it for school projects! 📄The Google presentation, Google Docs, and the Google drawings are the ones I use and they are very useful! 💻Thank you!😁💕
Best app ever!!!
by Any name will do ( taffy) on 2020/07/27 05:06
Great to be able to share files between devices and with other people!! Awesome!!!!
Google drive
by Allenbone on 2020/07/27 02:49
I’ve been in contact with Best Buy’s Geek Squad, Apple and MetroPCS and seriously do NOT understand how I’m able to access ALL of my PDF and MP3 files on my phone but only SOME on my iPad.
Review
by KDogs-n-Nat LLC on 2020/07/27 02:39
I love having access to my documents at my fingertips!
Great pictures by a Orion, visiting Bryan’s Head, Bryce and Zion National Parks
by Orions Utah Pictures on 2020/07/27 01:58
National Parks, Utah
Good
by marvel.123 on 2020/07/27 00:43
This is a good app
Easy Access!
by Liztramonte on 2020/07/26 20:10
For those on the run, this is perfect!
Ease
by The Loan Whisperer ! on 2020/07/26 17:52
The idea of more simple yet effective technology is attractive .
Saadat Fiundation
by Haq1 on 2020/07/26 14:14
An excellent facility for the most deserving segment of our society. They have right in your wealth, says Allah in Quran. Let’s come forward for help
SPAM, nothing but disgusting nude spam sent to my drive .
by VO🥰 on 2020/07/26 07:33
Nothing but
Use it all the time
by dmadams28 on 2020/07/26 03:51
Use this for everything. A bit slow somethimes but that’s just because I loaded it up with files
My go-to app for both downloading/saving AND For creating new docs
by Beachball67 on 2020/07/25 16:02
It&#39;s The word processor I use most often.
Saving multiple photos
by Samayesha on 2020/07/25 13:19
As a photographer. I am not able to save more than one photo at once on google drive from my iOS device which is pretty tedious
It is awesome!!!
by wddssjkl on 2020/07/25 00:49
It saves everything I post.
We need to get passwords to program
by alimarwan on 2020/07/24 22:35
We need to get passwords to program to lock the program (like safety login in ). Passwords from 4 to 6 numbers
Reseña del Murillo
by el murillo on 2020/07/24 20:26
Mu
Video is still Processing..
by lilpumpfake on 2020/07/24 18:10
I have multiple videos that just won&#39;t upload, you can download them to your phone but you can&#39;t view them through Google drive. I uploaded one a week ago and it still says &#34;video is still processing&#34;.. What&#39;s up with that? It&#39;s not even a large file either so it&#39;s a hit or miss when you upload files please fix in the next update.
Derp
by Phantomrash on 2020/07/24 17:55
This’ll be the downfall of humanity as no ones going to remember how anything’s done. The only problem I have is, as I write this review, it is white text on a white background, so I can’t tell if I’m making any typos. I took one star off for this
Google Drive, Docs, Slides and Meet
by Brain wrangling sound girl on 2020/07/24 16:21
All of these functionalities are evolving and making cloud office computing and work far more efficient!
Recordings
by nonni2705 on 2020/07/24 14:47
Cannot listen to my recordings that have been saved
My favorite App, period.
by steeld33k on 2020/07/24 14:16
My favorite App.
Photos
by glenmoe on 2020/07/24 12:41
Very hard to share even harder to extract photo for editing
Worthless time waster
by Arowoth on 2020/07/24 10:10
Absolutely horrible. I have multiple gmail accounts and I can never access anything. This is the biggest time waster in my world. Absolutely useless.
My little helper
by Way better than Pandora on 2020/07/24 04:23
Drive holds my documents, my art, my files and is fast and convenient for when I&#39;m on the go. It&#39;s helped a lot. It&#39;s great. 7/23/202....still great 👍🏾
Very good
by dsjjreeghjdsrtj on 2020/07/23 22:31
Very good app
Google drive
by til4rd on 2020/07/23 22:23
Google drive works great 👍 for me...combined with Google cloud ⛅️ and your set. Now if l could only get a phone 📱 which doesn’t slow me down after 35 gigs on a unlimited everything plan and only allow me to download when WiFi is available.
Description field is missing
by NC Dude on 2020/07/23 21:17
There is no description field to be found in the iOS version. I took time to add descriptions to photos in the web app only to find the iPhone app has no way to view descriptions.
Does not work on my apple computer
by djdjdkdkwkodocskwkekc on 2020/07/23 18:09
It closed me out and I lost a book I was making
Lost docs
by AKABabs on 2020/07/23 17:41
Went on saw docs wanted to open. Then they blinked and disappeared. I’ve been trying for 1/2 hour to retrieve them. Searched iCloud, docs, drive, emails...
Google drive
by Elijah Pardo the cool kid on 2020/07/23 14:34
Google drive is a very organized with PDFs and for school I have to do a lot of PDFs but google drive can help me with that. I am a kid so don’t expect much from my review but this is what I think about google drive. Gladly, Elijah Pardo
Elijah crenshaw
by elijahcrenshawbeahtaco on 2020/07/23 11:14
Google is awsome!
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by 29pp on 2020/07/22 23:55
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Love G Drive! Use all the time for work. Shared drives move collaboration way ahead.
by descendantofancestors on 2020/07/22 20:07
LoLove
Loving technology during Covid
by PCpteach on 2020/07/22 19:24
I have worked with Microsoft teams and also with Google and I’m enjoying both. I love the way they are both user-friendly and child friendly so that students can enjoy learning.
I HATE GOOGLE
by Daisyb in TX on 2020/07/22 15:30
I hate you!!!
The best
by Comprademi on 2020/07/22 14:46
I don’t know what I would do without my drive. I’m able access the G drive in all my devices everywhere I go.
Makes saving documents very easy!!
by Kyqt4yall on 2020/07/22 14:00
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Greeting friends at school social story
by msanneteach on 2020/07/22 04:16
I came across this and loved it! I teach pre-k and it’s age appropriate, informative and diverse. I will be passing this along. Thanks.
Just as well, a stunning feat of a software company
by F4b14nc1t0 on 2017/12/26 21:57
Picture this: by my office desk lies a Windows 7 computer, antiquated by today&#39;s standards, and nevertheless I can use the google chrome browser, and with my Gmail account I begin writing a document, obviously adding data culled from other web sites. I rise from my desk chair, and begin the daily commute home. In the bus, using my Bluetooth wireless headset and my smartphone, I listen to some music from Google Play, while opening said document, which I previously saved to Google Drive, and continue my work, not wasting precious time. When I get home, after unplugging myself from the headset, I am greeted by my loved ones. After some quality time, I decide to lie in bed. I reach for my tablet, stored in the drawer of the bedside table. Once again, Google Drive fulfills its promise, and effortlessly I open the document, proof reading it to correct and polish it. When I want, I can leave it so tomorrow I begin the process again. Simple and convenient are the qualities that come to my mind when I think of Google Drive.
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.
AMAZING
by M Y S T E R Y ~~~~~ on 2018/01/21 15:58
I never give any app five stars, but this one deserves it. The google drive app lets you use google docs, slides, sheets, classroom, and more without WiFi!, say you are on a road trip or a train, or plane, and you want to write, or do something on google classroom. You would usually just go to safari (which on a plane you wouldn’t be able to access) and look up I google classroom. From there, you would click on the link and peruse your business. Using it on the web, can create distractions, and you might not even be able to be access the web if you don’t have WiFi at the time. With the app, (which is a great score because it is free!!) lets you access docs no matter where you are! It is an app so it can be accessed without interruptions, and blocks. I personally love this app as I am a writer. I simply click on the app, and magic! I can write down all of my thoughts and ideas, etc. This app is truly amazing and I 100% recommend you purchase it today!
A stunning feat of humanity
by therutabega on 2017/09/24 14:19
Yeah, I know that&#39;s big praise. But seriously, look at it. This is a full productivity suite I can use hopping back and forth among my phone, work laptop, wife&#39;s computer, my own two office machines -- whatevah, I want to see and work on any of my stuff, I jump on the nearest device and go to work. It&#39;s free and it works perfectly every time. It&#39;s kind of insane we can do all this, actually. I keep expecting I&#39;ll miss MS Office, especially Word&#39;s substantially more robust feature set, because I make a lot of documentation professionally and I depended on Office for many years. But it really hasn&#39;t happened. I use Google docs for everything and now I really depend on the universal accessibility Drive affords. I&#39;m not transporting any more files on thumb drive, forget it. Life is easier, the birds are chirping. So thanks Google! I know you&#39;re making a mint off my small contribution to your Big Data collection. But what the heck, I wasn&#39;t using that anyway. And I am using this. Regards.
Great tool!
by Grain Originator on 2020/03/03 02:29
I’m a grain originator for two ethanol plants! I found this tool to be super handy when I visit farmers at there houses! All I need is there address so I can make a dot at there farm site and get instant gps direction! I love the fact that I can make notes on the points i made so when I visit them again I can look back at the notes and remember names and how the conversation went! The one thing that really needs to get fixed is when I zoom in on the dots they disappear and when I zoom out they come back! I wish they would not disappear so I can tell if I stopped there already or need to stop there! When you zoom out the dots come back but I can’t click just click on the one cause I have literally thousands of dots on the map that I scouted out and can’t click on the right dot! Hopefully this gets fixed soon otherwise I will find a different source to use! I love google drive and I know others will too! Please fix this ASAP thanks
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn&#39;t find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by Papa Teter on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
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?
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.
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 👍🏾
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 &amp; 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 &amp; Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month &amp; opened several Google Docs &amp; Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—&amp; 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, &amp; for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
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.
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.
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&#39;t see the margins of the document and you also can&#39;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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
It’s good but could be better.
by Zansberree on 2017/11/06 05:26
I downloaded this because I was having issues with my iPhone and I was afraid of losing my photos. I was happy with the unlimited storage, however I have close to 8000 photos. It took me a very long time to go through and click each picture individually because there is not a “select all” button. This is highly inconvenient and time consuming for anyone who is using the app for the first time and trying to backup the photos they already have. I know not everyone has as many as I do but even if I only had 100 photos that still would have taken a while. Then to make things better (sarcasm) when I finally finished selecting all of my photos and then hit upload, it said “uploading”, and then it just stopped and went to the homepage. It did not upload ANY of my photos. Also I had to leave the room for a moment and my screen locked, when I got back on all of the photos I had selected, had been unselected and I had to start all over. Please fix these issues.
glitches and annoyances
by The huge big fat update on 2019/12/06 01:32
it’s really annoying that you can’t upload files in the background, you can only continue uploading while your in the Google Drive app and it still doesn’t even do it when your phone is on sleep. and sometimes it randomly has to retry for no reason, and you should let us share multiple files with people at once instead of doing them individually, also even if you just go out of the app and to another app or even just to the home screen, then when you come back to Google Drive even if you’ve only been gone for literally one minute then it’ll either say “waiting” on your already previously partially uploaded file and sometimes it’ll start back at where it was but some very unfortunate times it’ll restart the entire upload for no reason, please fix this and most of all let them upload in the background, please!
Great when it works
by MathChicklet on 2018/01/27 21:16
I’m a college professor and love that I can access my files from anywhere. I mostly save teaching notes and answer keys that I use in the classroom during a class. The only problem is quite often it takes forever to open a file, or if it opens the file, pinch to zoom won’t work and I’ll just see a white screen or worse, it’ll just force close so you’ll see the document for about 2 seconds and then your back on your home screen. Sometimes you can only see 4 of 10 pages. All of these problems have happened on my iPhone 5s and still occur even now on my iPhone 8 plus. It’s been going on for several years, off and on thru many different updates including this one in January 2018; it’s quite aggravating that it’s not dependable. If you absolutely must have something, DO NOT depend on this app. Have a backup plan. Oh and in case you’re wondering, not only does this happen on the colleges wifi, it happens at home on my very reliable high speed Verizon FIOS connection.
A step away from perfect file management.
by AlissaAnthropologista on 2017/11/29 01:17
Fantastic tool for managing my field data, overall. Truly. A great piece of work—-with a two significant issues according to my use. The first is that it is much to difficult to download multiple pictures, videos, or files to my physical device from the app (two menus in), which is a necessity when I travel to remote regions without internet access. The second is that when you have thousands of files, they do not load all at once. I have to scroll to load.....and scroll....and scroll...making it very difficult to find what I need, rename files, or locate a specific piece of field data within the app. Also, the search is iffy for item details details, where I often put codes for my research on photos, videos, etc. Sometimes it searches these and sometimes it doesn’t. A reliable tag function would be supremely useful.
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&#39;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.
Best way to transfer files
by MacLoverPro9 on 2019/01/26 23:32
I downloaded this app as a way of going from my iPad to my Windows 10 since the iPad lacks USB ports. I use this app almost on a daily basis to backup iOS files to an external drive hooked up to my computer. My own cloud transfer system you might say. I have been very happy with the syncretism of Google drive for iOS and Windows. It fits my needs perfectly since I am able to store pages documents, pictures and even short movies in the drive app and pick it up on another computer by just signing into my google account. I love the organization that folders in the app allows me on my iPad and Windows 10. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who wants to have a safe, convenient way of storing files in the cloud and transferring them to other devices.
Classroom technology wonder!
by julesklett on 2017/11/24 18:20
I started using Google Drive about 2 years ago, starting small and quickly adding applications and lessons. Google Forms has become my sole source of homework for high school science classes. I have also converted some of my labs to Google Forms; I love the fact that students can add documents to the form. I have attached short videos to give students the ability to review or clarify directions. Sheets and Docs have many options for lessons and data analysis. Sheets has templates for grade books. Students can share data or written information to collaborate when working in groups. They have learned how to attach photos to Forms and Docs. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is link the student grade in Sheets to a specific email address. Kind of like the old mail merge idea, but with the ability to let parents access current grades.
Terrible redesign
by 6stringslingr on 2019/08/06 13:55
The UI that had the buttons for team/shared drives, starred files, my drive, and shared with me at the bottom was by far and away the most user friendly and efficient design this app has ever seen. Why it was replaced with the current UI is beyond me. You’ve made this app such a pain for daily users, such as myself, to navigate. The layout was about as close to perfection as it has ever been, and now I have to relearn how to access my own information. Why? I work in IT so quick, efficient access to information is critical for me to be able to do my job well, and this is now a hinderance. I’ve been a fan of Google apps for a very long time because I could see the thought process behind UI layout on your apps for mobile devices and it made sense. They’ve all been pretty easy to use until now. Two stars until someone puts some thought into making the UI layout easy for your users instead of using it to promote your newest feature.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I&#39;ve been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don&#39;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&#39;m very surprised that this hasn&#39;t been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren&#39;t noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
by ProfessionalMusician on 2018/12/13 20:07
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!! This app will not allow background uploading, which makes it almost completely useless. You can only upload or back up your iPhone data when the iOS Google Drive app is OPEN AND SHOWING ON YOUR SCREEN. That means you CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR PHONE!!! Considering the fact that a tiny little video of just a few minutes length could take an hour or more to upload (regardless of what network you are on!), and if you want to back up, say 10-12 videos you’ve taken on a family outing, you’re SCREWED, because this means you won’t be able to use your phone for 10-12 hours!!! And YYYEP, even if you are, let’s say 99% done with an upload/backup, and a call comes in that you HAVE to take, or if your phone goes to sleep (OMG! TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK before using this app!!!), GUESS WHAT, when you go back to the Google Drive screen you will find that the app has screwed you, and you HAVE TO START ALL OVER, meaning you just wasted the last 12 hours of not having your phone! What a filthy, disgusting, and utterly UNUSABLE APP!!! 😡😡😡
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
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&#39;t personally know if Google Drive will be available in the Other Place. But I&#39;m sure folks there will have plenty of Microsoft products with which they can try and find out.
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....
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 &amp; very simple &amp; 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!
Google Drive Review
by emma_is_da_bom on 2018/01/27 16:01
I 100% recommend this app. It’s SOO easy to use ; and instead of saving it every time you edit something, google drive saves it automatically! The color changing button and font-changing button and everything else is very simple to use. You can add transitions to make things cooler, and there are different templates like MLA, science report, and photo album, etc. You can make a slideshow, document, or site, and many other types of presentations. You also can also mostly-easily upload things onto google drive (it’s lot easier than other apps like it!) You can also share/send your presentations them to other people with an account . If you want a simple, easy-to-use presentation-making app, this is the PERFECT app to use!👍😃
Terrible for watching videos on iPad
by caitiekay on 2019/06/28 18:26
I have a 2017 iPad with all the bells and whistles and updated iOS. I watch intructional videos from a class. I don’t want to download the videos to my iPad The interface for watching is clumsy. Click upper left to switch to a screen where you can pause or move forward or back, click upper left to a screen you can close the video or expand it. Really? Can’t it all be on one screen? I frequently pause the videos and use another app, come back to the video and it won’t load, just a spinning indicator of it loading. I have to close the app and open it, search for my video all over again, scrub forward to get to my last viewed place and start over. I can’t believe Google would develop an app that is so clumsy. I tried watching the video reduced in-app and it plays, but if I pause it won’t reload. I don’t have a choice to use this app for these classes. My only option is to download to Dropbox.
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
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: -&gt; computer -&gt; camera -&gt; calendar -&gt; gaming system -&gt; clock -&gt; bookshelf -&gt; news source -&gt; shopping mall -&gt; high definition tv -&gt; 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?
Not optimized for music
by rockerrchick13 on 2018/04/24 06:35
I understand this is multipurpose storage, and if I wasn&#39;t using this to share audio files (of original music) with my band members, I&#39;d be rating this 5 stars. Very sleek and intuitive app. My only issues are when I&#39;m listening to recordings of original songs that my band shares using the drive. When I&#39;m testing a mix sometimes I like to hear the same song on repeat or cycle through multiple songs. Basically, it is frustrating not having Playlist features for folders with audio files. I have to move tracks over to my iTunes app (later, on my computer) to use Playlist features that make listening easy. I know this is iffy territory for a file sharing app because you don&#39;t want people to be sharing files they don&#39;t own. But it would seriously help musicians so much!
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.
I miss being able to edit in a browser.
by nmh17 on 2019/08/11 21:58
I run a small arts organization and a very large percentage of my work takes place using Google’s services. I recently replaced my laptop with an iPad Pro. I was aware that the Drive/Docs/Sheets/etc. apps had some features missing (I use them on my phone), but mistakenly assumed that I could still just edit through the browser, same as I did on my computer, in order to access all of the features I need to run my business. I am very very disappointed that this is not the case. I am a huge fan of these services and wish that I could access them fully using my device. Google Drive is great, but without the ability to access all of the features, this app makes my job incredibly difficult. Please bring back the ability to edit via the browser so those of us who are moving away from bulkier laptops and desktop computers can still access your services.
Tug of war with all of us in the middle
by Pocket mom on 2019/04/04 05:51
The windows desktop site always worked fine until recently. Since google drive is used by hybrid iOS/Windows users as a bridge service, this makes the app useless, because accessing a batch of uploaded items on a desktop for use with desktop only apps is impossible. Google Drive has already sucked several hours from my day twice in the past week. All other websites and cloud services are operating at their normal speeds, so it is not me. These giant companies are so hard up to force users into using only their proprietary suites of services that they’ve become crappy and inefficient. Where these services once made life easier, they’re adding new crap for us to do every darn day. I’m sick of it. And Google, you should really fix this Drive issue. You know it exists. There are forums dedicated to it. Do you throttle your users who aren’t fully bought in to your data mining scam?
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.
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 😀
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.
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.
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!
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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