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online storage
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storage
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documentary free
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oogle
13.77
4
google
51.65
4
google drive free
112
1
google drives
57.31
1
google drove
54.31
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driv
0.00
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google drive
171
1
drive
19.69
1
google drive for ipad
0.00
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App name
Description
google drive, part of google Workspace, 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 google Workspace subscribers have access to additional drive functionality, including: • Easily managing users and file sharing to help meet data compliance needs • Sharing files and folders directly with groups or teams within your organization • Creating a shared drive to store all of your team’s content 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 google Workspace or google One 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.
Amazing service
by Cactus baby on 2021/07/29 07:36
I love the privacy you offer me.
Great Place For Videos
by m00kie2000 on 2021/07/28 21:47
At the last minute, I needed to send my professor a video presentation that I did on France. I put it through Google Drive and sent her the link to it and now I got a good grade.
Can’t open Google drive docs in Google docs….
by Badmarmot9 on 2021/07/28 14:19
Can’t imagine such an ignorant lack of synergy
Best Ever!!’
by Young Yudah on 2021/07/27 23:01
Keeps my Data safe and keeps me Happy Thanks A lot!!
Useful
by Yankow on 2021/07/27 22:07
Very Useful.
Can’t live without it
by Paradiseyogi on 2021/07/27 21:47
My mobile has more space ever since I started uploading docs to my drive. And all my docs are so easily found just type any word related and bam: it appears right away.
The go-to for cloud storage and transfers
by RaivN anaRki on 2021/07/27 21:08
I’ve used it for years and it always just works!
Yeyeyeyeye
by leafshardwolfie on 2021/07/27 15:47
Is pretty good :P
Easy
by Dekivia on 2021/07/27 15:12
I love how easy it makes organizing my life.
Cool
by Iphone sb on 2021/07/27 14:56
Cooler
Delete
by ashcakes777 on 2021/07/27 14:01
I I can't delete anything?!
why so anti-privacy?
by AlanHughes on 2021/07/27 05:08
I will never understand why Google is so aggressively anti-privacy. As soon as you open the app, boom, every file you have recently opened is right there for everyone to see. Why would you do that to people?
2 stars
by bufferhater on 2021/07/26 21:30
Very glitchy. Often comes back and says “no connection “. Takes forever to load something.
Hi
by wtsfa on 2021/07/26 19:44
It’s ok my teacher made me get it for class
Hope the Devs See This - Crashing
by NickatNite25 on 2021/07/26 17:43
There seems to be a bug that I can reproduce on my iPhone 12 mini and iPad. I have a folder of photos (JPEGs) and when I swipe through them to review it takes less than a minute for the app to crash completely. Each file is about 10 to 15mb so I’m not sure if it’s some kind of buffer issue. I tried going to the app support link but it redirects to a non-existing location. Help??
Love
by morjilly on 2021/07/26 13:48
Your programs are awesome 🤩 love google thank you 🙏
up to date
by काठमांडू on 2021/07/26 12:58
every time in my ipad there is upto date pop out screen when i click it says open when i open again and again it says up to date please fix the problem
Precious
by Trader Goody on 2021/07/26 11:57
Thanks for sending that. He’s adorable
It’s perfect
by Ruru Armour on 2021/07/26 11:49
I think this app is the perfect way to help me with my storage! I make a lot of videos on my phone which takes up a lot of my storage, so this app helps me with that
Hey
by Cowqi on 2021/07/25 23:42
I am trying my hard right was that the app good app
Audio books
by mnilaoi on 2021/07/25 18:42
I am stashing a slew of audio books that I love here
Very good
by BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!😂 on 2021/07/25 16:40
All I wish for is dark mode for drive and not just docs sheets and slides.
very hard to organize files and items
by JvanPo on 2021/07/25 16:35
very hard to organize files and items
Remembering Terry Barton Strom
by to t barton on 2021/07/25 11:58
Wonderful memories of this gift from our past
Very capable app
by jambalaya-reindeer on 2021/07/25 00:57
I use Google Drive and Google Photos every day, and the companion apps for iPhone are super handy.
Great
by Syed Avii on 2021/07/25 00:03
Fantastic
Perfect for apple AND android users
by Puppy love2007🐶💕 on 2021/07/24 14:15
I love this app! I often have to transfer files and save things for school, YouTube, etc. and Google never fails me! I can keep all my files in one place and they are right there in front of me, so I don’t have to jump through hoops to find my files! I’m a youtuber but I have an android tablet and an iPhone that don’t cooperate well, so I use Google drive to upload large video files and put them from one device to another and it’s super fast and easy! I’ve never had an issue with Google drive, but one thing that would be nice for Apple users that is already on android, is the option to download videos. It might just be me that doesn’t have that option on iPhone, but I often have to use a third party to save a video, so I would really like the download feature 😊
trash?
by mtleki on 2021/07/24 12:24
why so difficult to send items to the trash
Great app
by Dbandos on 2021/07/23 00:58
I never have trouble with Google Drive. It’s a easy to use app and it never crashes on me.
Silktaipan
by Goodness!@$ on 2021/07/22 22:23
Awesomeness thx
Fusion
by gkmhknn on 2021/07/22 20:10
Very nice to use!
Complications free
by Drugofchoice on 2021/07/22 19:59
BEtter than one live
Everywhere, anytime
by epetermann1 on 2021/07/22 16:42
The ease with which Google Drive makes documents accessible from any - literally any - platform makes it an essential file manager for my life.
IT
by tyme2go on 2021/07/22 15:42
This is an excellent app.
Ayzin
by ayzin.kh on 2021/07/22 14:59
Amazing app
No sync
by 155 mount on 2021/07/22 04:40
I cannot sync computer drive to this iPad
Needs work
by caterjina on 2021/07/22 04:39
Needs work on locating files. I sometimes can’t find my files
Was able to share 99 minutes audio file of zoom meeting.
by Praising Jah For Help on 2021/07/22 02:47
Thanks
Emiliano
by Chuveto on 2021/07/22 00:59
2009
All in one place
by Bold Management on 2021/07/21 20:32
It helps to have technology that keeps important documents in one place
Google Drive
by GangsterBob on 2021/07/21 18:08
Use it religiously! Inexpensive, works very well
Essential
by ethan🐱🐱🐱🐶🐶🐶 on 2021/07/21 04:06
It’s google drive... what can I say besides it’s a great way to store files and is required for everything school-related nowadays.
Upload Processing
by gugrji on 2021/07/20 04:09
Videos uploaded need to show immediately
Minor problems
by tidesinger101 on 2021/07/20 03:52
This app is great and all but there are minor problems… one problem is that I can’t save a video I created to my photos on my iPhone….another problem is that I can’t upload videos to Instagram. It keeps saying “sorry something went wrong, please try again”, and it says that every time I attempt it. I’m not sure if it’s the video that doesn’t work or it’s the app itself, but if this is fixable, please fix it, when it’s fixed I’ll gladly give this app a full five stars
BLINDING WHITE LIGHT
by ic73 on 2021/07/20 00:38
not using it until they have a dark mode. Why does multi billion dollar google with a team for each app take YEARS to have consistency across their platforms
Never enough space
by pikabella on 2021/07/19 21:12
It always says not enough space. Lame.
Disappointed
by Jessie who is annoyed on 2021/07/19 18:51
I am very sickened. Apple keeps updating apps that are very useful for people to use, and Google Docs and Drive now do not work for my Apple device, and for it to work, I would need to buy an almost $1000 new Apple device. Deeply disappointed in Apple. Be better.
Love it!
by Better soldiering on 2021/07/19 16:17
This drive save time and is so user friendly!
Good Cloud Drive, works like it should
by Which one is Pink on 2021/07/19 05:07
So much better than Dropbox limits
Lindo
by lena of jesus on 2021/07/19 01:15
Muito bom
So good
by Lt. Mex on 2021/07/19 00:52
Makes it easy to have all your documents. I can’t get it to work on my computer though
Lol
by galaxy26#7off on 2021/07/18 17:29
1
The best.
by alex jp. on 2021/07/18 17:13
This is the best app ever.
Still a work in progress
by Kepeka3 on 2021/07/18 13:04
This app could be more useful if I can open it up for example at the library, I can see it being the best with few flaws to fix. Update July 2021 This app is the BEST thus far, all previous flaws was fixed. I currently use this app to manage a condo complex.
Video Sounds are CHOPPY
by Kirby M. on 2021/07/18 02:08
Hi guys It’s good to upload videos to drive because I can have a playlist, but when I play them on drive, the audio sounds very unlike in my camera roll, it’s very choppy. Can we update the app so everything can be smoother?? I’d love that a lot!! Thanks!
Quality and Functionality
by Beach Crossers on 2021/07/17 20:37
I have used Google products for many years. In my paperless classroom and now as a business owner. Google makes updates small and painless. Collaboration and security are the biggest advantages to Google products. Next to that is the way all of the products work together seamlessly. I will never go back!
What a relief!
by MeBerlin on 2021/07/17 19:34
I recently switched from Mac to Chromebook, when my 2016 MacBook gave up and I was facing a $1300 setback to replace it. I also had issues with Apple’s Photo App which for example seems to be unable to detect duplicates, and would not give me a good option to prevent my iPhone from getting inundated with all my old pics. So I canceled my iCloud subscription (which by the way Apple made pretty difficult to do) and transferred all my stuff to Google Drive. First of all, I was amazed about the power of the search function. While Apple’s search more often than not would not find what I was looking for, here I was able to find old docs that I had completely forgotten about just by limiting the time frame, adding search criteria and the file format I was looking for. Within an hour I had found all movies and most important, all duplicates, freezing some 50 GB of space. I also lIke a lot the simplicity of the design, the perfect integration of all other functions, Google Docs, and Google Mail specifically and when it comes to writing’ which is what I mostly do, I just love the fact that you simply cannot forget to safe a doc with Google because it saves the moment you type it. All in all, I am very very happy that I made the switch and loom forward to further advantages that I sure will find.
Not Useful when you have multiple Google profiles
by Video Über Master on 2021/07/17 15:30
Google drive was once a great tool to store my digital files, but once I started my small business and had to add a new profile, things got confusing very quickly. Primarily when other small business owners under the same franchisor also use the Google drive to share docs and files needed to run operations and keep all companies sync’ed up. If Google Drive had a more intuitive folder hierarchy and allowed users to move content around, that would make life easier. Yet, they don’t. Also, as I run my GMB (Google My Business) account, I need to post images from the Google Drive to GMB. And guess what? That doesn’t seem to work well, either. It requires me to download them to my machine to then upload them. Crazy, right?
Can’t’ remove files from drive
by DJHoubre on 2021/07/17 14:44
I want to remove files from drive. I hit 3 dots. “...”. But delete is not an option.
Love the ladies
by meetthex on 2021/07/17 14:16
Awesome
Love Google Drive
by Round Rock Artist/ quilter on 2021/07/17 13:38
I love my Google drive and all the functionality of the Drive! I use it all the time.
Update
by %&261aa on 2021/07/17 09:20
Make the new update available for iOS versions
Hi
by TAWSIFUL ARIAN on 2021/07/17 07:40
The problem is when I upload more than 15 maybe it won’t upload ! Why it does that¿
It’s Okay
by chillave on 2021/07/17 05:18
It usually works as advertised. But downloading videos to my phone does not work at all. Most i can do is download it to files. I followed the proper steps: send a copy>save video. but when it’s done “saving” it’s no where to be found in my gallery. It acts like it saved but it does not go in my gallery at all. Seeing that this is how my clients get their products it’s not a great look when they have to navigate through the already confusing interface and to still have no idea how to save their video to their phone. Edit: Not sure what the problem is, i just downloaded another video and it worked. Did the same thing. Only thing i can assume is that the video didn’t process and needs time?
Awesome
by Jays8Rock on 2021/07/16 22:38
Great App
Google drive
by Sujaya on 2021/07/16 14:18
Best for me
Suggestions
by MaryP@srcs on 2021/07/16 05:09
I would like to have a record of emailed documents . If I forget to send myself a copy I do not have proof it was sent. I love google drive and has been a life saver during the pandemic.
Friendly Drive
by mommyyourmajestine on 2021/07/15 22:40
I love it.
WHERE DID MY ACCOUNT GO!?
by TheGlopticLord on 2021/07/15 22:30
This review is for google chrome but it says I need to have it witch I do. But anyways, I cleared out history and turned it off on my mom’s account, but when I went to drive my account was gone! The only account that was mine was an abandoned one that didn’t even work! What do I do!? Please answer ASAP please!
Google Drive
by Human Value Initiative on 2021/07/15 21:04
I use Google Drive to listen to my MP4 player when traveling. It's a great tool.
Thanks guys
by ECourager on 2021/07/15 19:25
Thank You for what you do
Excelente aplicación.
by Bonagers on 2021/07/15 13:45
Muy buena
Mohammed Wathq
by 0p_de on 2021/07/15 08:59
انه الافضل 💙
I’m board
by NBONBONBO on 2021/07/15 03:06
Heeeeeeeeeee
Not suitable for mobiles
by Teketi Paddu on 2021/07/15 01:56
This does create lots of confusion to add or check docs
Good but slow
by 😀00000 on 2021/07/15 01:41
Good but slow
Wheres the app?
by Azariah14 on 2021/07/15 00:59
The app shows that it has been downloaded but it does not appear on my iPhone home screen..
muy interesante
by Luchadora7 on 2021/07/14 23:05
entretenido con distintos puntos de conciencia y respeto por el país donde nacemos que siempre hay que protegerlo.
Functional
by Addicted to Jelly Jump on 2021/07/14 19:55
I can use google drive for many applications. Please do not use it to read text files that are not explicitly named .txt (drive "can't open" most programming language files)
Good thing to use
by rahshawn7 on 2021/07/14 17:57
I use this a lot and he always comes in handy
Awesome
by debaleene on 2021/07/14 06:18
Love this site
No playback speed option
by Sefat Mahmud on 2021/07/14 04:03
There is no playback speed control… Please add this feature ASAP…
File can not be opened
by pac/qc on 2021/07/14 00:23
Cannot open file .
Classic. Nearly perfect.
by yambaram on 2021/07/14 00:00
I'm so satisfied with Google Drive. This useful app in particular has helped me easily upload photos and videos taken on my iPhone to my Drive account directly. Very recommended, keep it up!
great!
by yerisman on 2021/07/13 20:25
great to archive your old photos you want put you don’t have space-
Drive
by Colt47 on 2021/07/13 15:50
Love love love this Drive ! Always adding new and fresh images often ! Much Appreciated and worth every Penny…💜💚💛
The thoroughness of the shabbos scooter info
by Alan Pass on 2021/07/13 15:11
Thank
Difficult to create folders and populate with files
by Defender 1 on 2021/07/13 12:04
If you create a folder, it doesn’t all you to fill that folder with files
Un servicio promedio, muchas oportunidades de mejora
by Simonrpo on 2021/07/13 11:07
Google Drive es un servicio muy promedio no es tan amigable para poder buscar archivos ni para poder navegar dentro del mismo
Hard to edit
by Nanamag5 on 2021/07/13 07:41
I have been trying to edit a doc sent via Google docs. I have followed the directions I can find which says for me to download Google docs on my iPhone. I have gone to the App Store snd chosen “get” from the Google docs app. A screen comes up saying I need to double tap side button. I have done this several times and each time it just takes me back to the Google doc page in the App Store. Over and over again. If I can’t edit docs sent to me for editing, then this app is not much good to me. Where can I find better instructions on what I need to do to edit this doc. Nanamag5
Amazing
by agent birditto on 2021/07/13 07:34
This is amazing
Siiiiii me gusta
by Bass."k" on 2021/07/13 03:06
M
1 Stop 4 Biz
by StahingStar on 2021/07/13 00:30
Great tools to organize your business!
Great tool
by Skar989 on 2021/07/12 22:16
Works well, I enjoy it
Can’t save
by kwright1159 on 2021/07/12 20:01
What a waste of time!!
Je n’arrive pas à lire mes audio
by Lamainforte on 2021/07/12 13:51
Je n’all’l
Security Breaches
by PissedOff6969!! on 2021/07/12 05:50
Rate it as a negative 1, security is completely unacceptable. Too many times my account has been breached. I will have no choice but to delete the app permanently
Thank you!
by StretchYall on 2021/07/12 04:37
Nice work?!
Had trouble many times uploading material on a shared folder. Sometimes folders don’t appear.
by fedeweller on 2021/07/12 03:26
Had trouble many times uploading material on a shared folder. Shouldn’t be this complicated.Sometimes folders don’t appear.
Best file storage app created
by @Recommendations on 2021/02/05 04:33
Let me start by saying that I have never attempted to use another file storage system long term. Mainly because nothing could compare to Drive. I practically grew up on Google, so I just knew it and automatically used Google Drive. Everything else I’ve tried honestly was nothing to Google. I would recommend this 100%. I find nothing wrong with it except for one small thing that was not near frustrating enough to make me remove a star. This issue is the fact that we can’t edit directly through Drive on iOS mobile devices (and I’m not sure about Samsung or Chrome mobile devices). If it could be arranged to where we on mobile devices could edit files directly through the Drive app and not through branch apps like Slides, Docs, and Sheets, that would be greatly appreciated. If not, I’m sure there are reasons and it will not be too big a deal for me. As for the recommendations part of the review, I would say to anyone considering using Google Drive: DO IT. You will not regret. It’s easy to use, free, and includes every option you might need for editing and collaboration. So, yes. I hope everyone takes this into account.
It won’t index a directory tree or show you files without them being fully synced.
by Hangglide for fun on 2021/03/13 14:17
I purchased the 2 terabyte plan and assumed it would behave like one drive. It doesn’t. One Drive will index the directory tree and all your files almost instantly. Then even while those files are still uploading to the cloud, you other devices know they have been shared and will be available soon. In fact, it you try to open one the one drive will prioritize it and grab it first for you. You can also see all of the files available in the cloud on your desktop without having to take up space on your hard drive by actually downloading them all. So I purchased the 2 tb plan, dropped in about 500 FB of files and waited. 4 days later and my second computer still can’t even see a list of all of my files. I need some of these files to build designs. I had to get a thumb drive and copy the stuff I needed. Because Google lacks a working index of files and won’t let me see or select files from that index to prioritize I just have to wait for weeks for my slower internet connection uploads all 500 gb of files before I can get the ones I need. It’s a bit of a joke. One drive was much better. Too bad my work blocks one drive on their system. I would switch back immediately.
Design & Functionality
by Tech How on 2021/04/04 11:28
No complaints so far! Been using Google Drive on the web for a long time, and decided to try out their mobile app. Unlike other apps, this doesn’t become finicky and slow when used on older Apple devices running iOS 12. The transitions when switching between folders and menus are snappy, even better than the website! They don’t have to take time to load, they’re just ready when you are. I also like the ability to open pages like Sites and Forms through the in-app browser, instead of redirecting to another app. With that being said, I have a couple of suggestions. When I want to edit a file, it doesn’t appeal to me that you have to download separate apps and switch between them. It would be nice if it could all be done in one app, like the new Office app by Microsoft. Secondly, native support for editing plain text files. When working with small amounts of data, I commonly use .txt files. To edit those on the web, I use a separate add-in. But I have no way of editing those files on the mobile app, like other cloud services can. Please consider adding these features!
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn't find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Almost GREAT
by painthorsebaby on 2019/04/16 11:37
I love Google Drive!!! It is a very valuable tool. I use it hourly during the work week. I am able to jot down an idea on my phone, turn it in to a project at home, present it at work, assign it to my students, have them finish it on their computers and grade it all through Google Drive (and Google Classroom). It is impossible for me to forget my thumb drive, cd, or any other archaic storage device, because Google Drive is always there from any of the devices (my phones, iPads, Chrome Books, and generic school desktop computer, or another business computer). I rarely have trouble with formatting issues from one computer to another system and if I do, it’s minor. Where Google Drive fails a five star, in my opinion, is organization... especially when sharing files. I have files shared with me that I have no idea what is in them and if I tried to organize all of it, someone else could unorganize it. I rely on the search bar MOST of the time. But, that means I have to remember what I labeled something three years ago! Then, I will likely find something else equally good from a shared file I didn’t know existed that could have been used LAST week.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by Papa Teter on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
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 👍🏾
Navigation
by Patches RN on 2017/12/05 23:30
Everyone must remember, I’ve never worked on a computer in my life. I’m a “real newbie” at anything to do with a computer. I promise i will get better. At this point I am “learning on the fly”. I have to learn as I go, you just have to because everything is done via the computer and internet. I can’t even fill out an application on paper anymore, it all has to be done online. Anyway, just wanted to say that I am beginning to pick up a few things along the way and this app has honestly helped me so much, especially when it comes to importing my resume. I was lost before on this, but I’m a big girl now and can do it all by myself without having to have my kid show me how to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! My kid is also appreciative of this app, just for that alone. Again, thank you so much for making at least one thing in my life easier. I am having a very tough time right now but this app does relieve at least a little bit of stress knowing I can at least do one thing by myself.
Handy Beyond Believe
by Fond of Words on 2019/11/01 14:46
I’m retired, but when I worked, I was the guy colleagues came to with questions about MS Word. I wrote books on Word, 2 of which were technical with graphs, charts, tables & statistical formula (with all those Greek symbols). I admired Word for 20+ years! But a problem with Word for me was portability; before leaving for or from work I had always to copy files from the home or work computer to a jump drive—and many were the times I had to travel back to home from work or from work to home to get a file I didn’t think I’d need. Google Docs & Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month & opened several Google Docs & Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—& I am especially unhappy when working on a painfully stupid PC keyboard with Docs’ arduous process of inserting special characters (e.g., é as in sautéed, & for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
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 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't see the margins of the document and you also can't edit them. Changing fonts and other meticulous tasks are also quite difficult based on the size of the options. Lastly, when attaching documents to Gmail from Drive, you cannot select more than one document at a time, which means you have to from Gmail to Drive several times if you want to send more than one document in the same email. Overall, however, I see this as a well designed application, especially for document viewing/editing, and with very few flaws, I definitely recommend this application.
Thanks
by Pastel 🦋 Girl on 2020/10/14 18:36
Yes you saw, I gave this app 4 stars. You guys are lucky because most of the time I give 2. Sooooo I have a suggestion 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: I am so annoyed by how short deletion is. 30 days. One time I had something SUPER IMPORTANT saved for the next month. My sister DELETED IT. Then a few days later it told me “ October 13 your trash bin will be emptied” I just Xed it out because I look carefully what I don’t need before I put it in the trash. A month later i was going to turn in my SUPER IMPORTANT COLLEGE ESSAY, but there was a problem I went to google classroom and simply searched the name of the file. It didn’t show up. So I when to my drive and searched up the name. It showed no results. I look into my ‘recently opened’ thing and searched and searched. I couldn’t find it. I remembered I emailed it to my regular gmail account. I went there and when I pressed it it said “file not found or you don’t have permission to access this file” I had a mealtdown so thanks! Thank you VERY MUCH!!!
Amazing, but there are some things missing
by Imagine_Dragons_#1_Fan on 2021/06/03 02:43
So, I have been using Google Drive — and Google in general — for a very long time now. Even on mobile, I have access to Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets as separate apps. However... there is no mobile app for Google Forms or Google Drawings. This is very annoying, because Google Forms on mobile Google Chrome can get very glitchy (same applies to Google Drawings). It is especially annoying because I use these two services MORE than Google Slides, which does have an app. On top of this, I also cannot create a Google Form or Google Drawing on mobile Google Drive, much less edit one. I would greatly appreciate it if Google Drawings and Google Forms could be made into their own mobile apps. I would even be perfectly fine with editing them in the Google Drive app. As long as I don’t have to use Google Chrome to use these two services on mobile, I’m happy. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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).
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!
What a relief!
by MeBerlin on 2021/07/17 19:34
I recently switched from Mac to Chromebook, when my 2016 MacBook gave up and I was facing a $1300 setback to replace it. I also had issues with Apple’s Photo App which for example seems to be unable to detect duplicates, and would not give me a good option to prevent my iPhone from getting inundated with all my old pics. So I canceled my iCloud subscription (which by the way Apple made pretty difficult to do) and transferred all my stuff to Google Drive. First of all, I was amazed about the power of the search function. While Apple’s search more often than not would not find what I was looking for, here I was able to find old docs that I had completely forgotten about just by limiting the time frame, adding search criteria and the file format I was looking for. Within an hour I had found all movies and most important, all duplicates, freezing some 50 GB of space. I also lIke a lot the simplicity of the design, the perfect integration of all other functions, Google Docs, and Google Mail specifically and when it comes to writing’ which is what I mostly do, I just love the fact that you simply cannot forget to safe a doc with Google because it saves the moment you type it. All in all, I am very very happy that I made the switch and loom forward to further advantages that I sure will find.
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.
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.
Google Support is a scam
by McClendon415 on 2020/10/13 09:42
I’ve used google drive for almost a year now for my personal email account. My credit card expired recently and therefore my service. When I clicked the renew subscription button it automatically brought up a screen where I proceeded to pay for the annual price instead of monthly. Only to find out I had paid for a subscription on my work email as opposed to my personal. I immediately requested from support that the funds be applied to my personal account to which I was told that could not be done. So I requested a refund and was told no. Support has for over a month been telling me “they are looking in to it” for me only to find the same response each time I follow up with them. Separately I chatted with them via “chat” for over 45 minutes to find the same answers, no refund no switching to the correct account no help. I’ve had start up companies and small businesses provide quick no questions ask help and get google a giant cannot apply my mere $20 dollars to the correct account for which my credit card expired in the first place.
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'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.
Rapture-proof
by Downboynow on 2017/12/28 11:55
Scripture tells us that the Lord will soon return for those who follow Him. I often worry about what will happen to my house, my dog and my car upon the Second Coming. But I no longer have to worry about my files, documents and photos because they are all Saved in my Google Drive. They are redeemed from the threat of corruption and are sanctified from their former, fallen, paper-based selves. They, too, can now experience Eternal Life. And I can rest assured that, should I need any of my earthly files in my Eternal Reward, they will be available on any of my devices, at any time, as long as there is decent Wi-Fi. I don't personally know if Google Drive will be available in the Other Place. But I'm sure folks there will have plenty of Microsoft products with which they can try and find out.
Classroom technology wonder!
by julesklett on 2017/11/24 18:20
I started using Google Drive about 2 years ago, starting small and quickly adding applications and lessons. Google Forms has become my sole source of homework for high school science classes. I have also converted some of my labs to Google Forms; I love the fact that students can add documents to the form. I have attached short videos to give students the ability to review or clarify directions. Sheets and Docs have many options for lessons and data analysis. Sheets has templates for grade books. Students can share data or written information to collaborate when working in groups. They have learned how to attach photos to Forms and Docs. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is link the student grade in Sheets to a specific email address. Kind of like the old mail merge idea, but with the ability to let parents access current grades.
Terrible redesign
by 6stringslingr on 2019/08/06 13:55
The UI that had the buttons for team/shared drives, starred files, my drive, and shared with me at the bottom was by far and away the most user friendly and efficient design this app has ever seen. Why it was replaced with the current UI is beyond me. You’ve made this app such a pain for daily users, such as myself, to navigate. The layout was about as close to perfection as it has ever been, and now I have to relearn how to access my own information. Why? I work in IT so quick, efficient access to information is critical for me to be able to do my job well, and this is now a hinderance. I’ve been a fan of Google apps for a very long time because I could see the thought process behind UI layout on your apps for mobile devices and it made sense. They’ve all been pretty easy to use until now. Two stars until someone puts some thought into making the UI layout easy for your users instead of using it to promote your newest feature.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I've been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don't use Drive much is due to the fact that the image downloads to a mobile device are terribly compressed. I conducted a number of tests over multiple devices between both Dropbox and Drive with the exact same files and every single time I landed the same results. The image downloaded to a mobile device (no difference on desktop or laptop) reflected a drastically reduced quality when uploaded and downloaded from Drive vs Dropbox. Regardless of how the image was selected for download via Drive, I always had the same outcome, a disappointingly low quality download of what was otherwise a very crisp and hi res professional quality capture. I'm very surprised that this hasn't been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren't noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
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....
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. :(
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: -> computer -> camera -> calendar -> gaming system -> clock -> bookshelf -> news source -> shopping mall -> high definition tv -> stereo music system — and oh yeah, a phone! In any event, Google Drive makes it a great deal easier to access and integrate many of these functions. What will they think of next?
Terrible for watching videos on iPad
by caitiekay on 2019/06/28 18:26
I have a 2017 iPad with all the bells and whistles and updated iOS. I watch intructional videos from a class. I don’t want to download the videos to my iPad The interface for watching is clumsy. Click upper left to switch to a screen where you can pause or move forward or back, click upper left to a screen you can close the video or expand it. Really? Can’t it all be on one screen? I frequently pause the videos and use another app, come back to the video and it won’t load, just a spinning indicator of it loading. I have to close the app and open it, search for my video all over again, scrub forward to get to my last viewed place and start over. I can’t believe Google would develop an app that is so clumsy. I tried watching the video reduced in-app and it plays, but if I pause it won’t reload. I don’t have a choice to use this app for these classes. My only option is to download to Dropbox.
Convenient way to take your work everywhere
by wilson diego on 2019/05/21 15:39
The Drive has given our staff the ability to get work done even when we are not in the office. Our executive staff has full permissions to the documents, we can see who has looked at the documents and who has made any changes. Sometimes we are at different locations but we can look at documents and discuss their status, as long we have our phones or any computer. This creates time for us to visit our other buildings, meet with managers or take care of personal errands. In addition, we can look at large files which sometimes are rejected by email. Right now I am getting my car worked on while Writing a contract and others are helping to edit. Awesome Technology 😀
iPhone version just added Privacy Screen feature
by GottaTellYa on 2020/08/18 13:39
The iPad version allows you to require Touch ID to open the app to see your files. The iPhone version now has this option, preventing someone gaining access to all your files when the phone is unlocked just by opening the app. This however does nothing to fix the longstanding Google security defect that keeps every file you have ever opened in a “Recent” folder, forever, with no ability to clear that history or remove a file from the Recent list—so anyone watching you open this app at its Home screen will see all the images and files you have opened. I would give five stars to see Google fix that. They have received thousands of complaints on their user forums, but they have ignored this issue for years.
May be the best, but not great
by sahm_sahm on 2020/08/01 16:34
I’ve used Google drive for years. I needed a system to keep my files in sync across multiple computers and platforms, and it seems the best option. That said, the desktop version that resides on your laptop or computer is the best aspect is that allows you instant access using your native apps. However, it can literally take days to sync 30 to 50 GB between one computer and the cloud, even when all of the files have already been uploaded from another computer. That’s ridiculous and I have no idea why he doesn’t scan and identify all the common files dramatically faster. Access to Google Drive via the web is critically important and is fully functional for all contemporary file types, but online search and organization of Drive is clunky and much slower than working offline, especially on a Mac.
Could me amazing
by Neal London on 2019/08/19 18:32
Firstly, Google Drive does a generally good job but it could be better. First, after you create a doc using the plus button it drops you back at home tab, not the same folder where you created it. Second, if you go look in the folder where you just created it many times it won’t appear there for a while which is confusing and frustrating as you don’t know what happened. Third, I think because Google wants to give fast response time it will sometimes show empty folders that are definitely not empty, and after some time you’ll see the contents - again frustrating and disconcerting. What I’d like to see are simple voice memo and notes options added to the plus sign. It could make a great job of that, especially as they retired the api that let other apps update the drive with notes/docs/voice memos.
Reliable
by Mommygate on 2017/12/21 21:31
I really didn’t notice how much I have been relying on Google Drive until I noticed over a decade of files. My stuff has survived several iterations of Google Drive. Some photos I thought would be lost when my computer was about to crash were backed up to an external hard drive, twice — SEAGATE — and both of those 1TB and 500 GB external HDs are none responsive, today. My photos may as well have been lost. What saved me? My trusty Google Drive, which I used to blow off as “wait and see.” Well, it’s been 10 years and now I can say I swear by it. I realize the NSA probably has access to everything on Google, and I’m not happy about that. However, I feel extremely confident that I have nothing to hide and I’m even more confident that my files won’t be lost. But NSA, really it’s like someone looking underneath your skirt without you knowing when and if it has happened already, but all you can count on is your underwear is clean. It’s really creepy. PS, I backup my files with Carbonite now. I’m done wasting money on another Seagate HD. I pay 2.99 a month to Google for increased storage and it has been well worth the subscription. Bye, bye unreliable external hard drives.
Tug of war with all of us in the middle
by Pocket mom on 2019/04/04 05:51
The windows desktop site always worked fine until recently. Since google drive is used by hybrid iOS/Windows users as a bridge service, this makes the app useless, because accessing a batch of uploaded items on a desktop for use with desktop only apps is impossible. Google Drive has already sucked several hours from my day twice in the past week. All other websites and cloud services are operating at their normal speeds, so it is not me. These giant companies are so hard up to force users into using only their proprietary suites of services that they’ve become crappy and inefficient. Where these services once made life easier, they’re adding new crap for us to do every darn day. I’m sick of it. And Google, you should really fix this Drive issue. You know it exists. There are forums dedicated to it. Do you throttle your users who aren’t fully bought in to your data mining scam?
Great app
by Owl7366974 on 2018/06/09 15:12
This app is perfect for organizing your writing and other things. All of your things can be easily accessed through a folder or through alphabetical organization, and so on. You can have as many folders as you like for all different subjects and editing is really easy! You can share your documents with others... it’s easy! Just type in their email. Comment on something you think should be fixed so you don’t have to ask them in person. :) all tools and setting are easy to find, so I definitely recommend this app for you! You can make slideshow presentations, google docs, and more! If you are looking for a way to easily organize, edit, and create your documents, then this is the app for you!
So Close
by notsoavidgamereviewer on 2020/03/05 04:58
I love using google drive. It’s simple, effective, and free. Files are easily shared and group projects are a breeze when everyone’s work can be updated and commented on in real time. Google drive and all of its sub-services (docs, slides, sheets) are very easy and effective on the computer, however on mobile, they struggle. Having to switch between apps just to edit projects is more of a hassle than it might sound, it is very annoying when working and navigating between different folders and mediums. I would love to see google integrate docs, slides, etc. into the google drive app. This would mean less things to worry about and less confusion and complexity for mobile users. Other than the separation of the separate services into different apps, I love google drive and it’s features.
The most useful platform I use, and the app is flawless.
by Aaron Mason on 2018/12/02 17:31
If I’m really honest, Google is the platform that runs my life. Calendars and mail are part of the core, but Drive is even more of a foundation. I have a scanner pushing all of my mail and important documents into a folder so I can search for them (“what’s the name of the IKEA mattress we bought two years ago?”). I seamlessly sync all of my nursing school files. My wife and I share planning docs and files for our house remodel. I guess there are competitors like Box and Dropbox, but none of them are as solid as Google. If the CDC can use Drive to sync Ebola combat efforts across Africa, I should be able to use it to keep my own stuff together. My only request, as it has been for years, is to allow tags.
Drive changed my world
by Chris from Eastie on 2019/01/22 23:14
Discovering drive has been a game changer for me. As a community activist working with multiple environmental groups in Boston’s environmental justice communities, I don’t have a budget for IT. Google Drive provides me with everything I need to conduct participatory action research via Google Forms, analyze data in Google Sheets, create documents and presentations with Google Docs and share via Gmail. As for the learning curve? Not bad at all. I have learned not to be intimidated by trying new components of this powerful tool. The simplicity of it as compared to Microsoft word and the office suite is surprising and takes a little getting used to LOL. Drive has truly been a blessing. On top of this all, it is one of the most intuitive and easy to use office suites going!
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.
Google Drive is the Best!
by 1583544 on 2019/10/15 23:44
I have been using Google Drive since third grade, and it was very easy to learn to use. I’ve never lost a document during the many years I’ve had Google Drive, and I still have the files I made when I was eight years old. I appreciate how documents can be edited and viewed across multiple devices. It is easy to create various types of documents, slideshows, forms, etc. Teachers can share notes with students, and control view/comment/suggest/edit settings. The many organization and sharing/collaboration features are very helpful, and so is the offline editing setting. My school district made an account for every one of its students, and I think it has contributed to our success.
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google drive, part of google Workspace, 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 google Workspace subscribers have access to additional drive functionality, including: • Easily managing users and file sharing to help meet data compliance needs • Sharing files and folders directly with groups or teams within your organization • Creating a shared drive to store all of your team’s content 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 google Workspace or google One 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.
Amazing service
by Cactus baby on 2021/07/29 07:36
I love the privacy you offer me.
Great Place For Videos
by m00kie2000 on 2021/07/28 21:47
At the last minute, I needed to send my professor a video presentation that I did on France. I put it through Google Drive and sent her the link to it and now I got a good grade.
Can’t open Google drive docs in Google docs….
by Badmarmot9 on 2021/07/28 14:19
Can’t imagine such an ignorant lack of synergy
Best Ever!!’
by Young Yudah on 2021/07/27 23:01
Keeps my Data safe and keeps me Happy Thanks A lot!!
Useful
by Yankow on 2021/07/27 22:07
Very Useful.
Can’t live without it
by Paradiseyogi on 2021/07/27 21:47
My mobile has more space ever since I started uploading docs to my drive. And all my docs are so easily found just type any word related and bam: it appears right away.
The go-to for cloud storage and transfers
by RaivN anaRki on 2021/07/27 21:08
I’ve used it for years and it always just works!
Yeyeyeyeye
by leafshardwolfie on 2021/07/27 15:47
Is pretty good :P
Easy
by Dekivia on 2021/07/27 15:12
I love how easy it makes organizing my life.
Cool
by Iphone sb on 2021/07/27 14:56
Cooler
Delete
by ashcakes777 on 2021/07/27 14:01
I I can't delete anything?!
why so anti-privacy?
by AlanHughes on 2021/07/27 05:08
I will never understand why Google is so aggressively anti-privacy. As soon as you open the app, boom, every file you have recently opened is right there for everyone to see. Why would you do that to people?
2 stars
by bufferhater on 2021/07/26 21:30
Very glitchy. Often comes back and says “no connection “. Takes forever to load something.
Hi
by wtsfa on 2021/07/26 19:44
It’s ok my teacher made me get it for class
Hope the Devs See This - Crashing
by NickatNite25 on 2021/07/26 17:43
There seems to be a bug that I can reproduce on my iPhone 12 mini and iPad. I have a folder of photos (JPEGs) and when I swipe through them to review it takes less than a minute for the app to crash completely. Each file is about 10 to 15mb so I’m not sure if it’s some kind of buffer issue. I tried going to the app support link but it redirects to a non-existing location. Help??
Love
by morjilly on 2021/07/26 13:48
Your programs are awesome 🤩 love google thank you 🙏
up to date
by काठमांडू on 2021/07/26 12:58
every time in my ipad there is upto date pop out screen when i click it says open when i open again and again it says up to date please fix the problem
Precious
by Trader Goody on 2021/07/26 11:57
Thanks for sending that. He’s adorable
It’s perfect
by Ruru Armour on 2021/07/26 11:49
I think this app is the perfect way to help me with my storage! I make a lot of videos on my phone which takes up a lot of my storage, so this app helps me with that
Hey
by Cowqi on 2021/07/25 23:42
I am trying my hard right was that the app good app
Audio books
by mnilaoi on 2021/07/25 18:42
I am stashing a slew of audio books that I love here
Very good
by BEST GAME EVER!!!!!!!😂 on 2021/07/25 16:40
All I wish for is dark mode for drive and not just docs sheets and slides.
very hard to organize files and items
by JvanPo on 2021/07/25 16:35
very hard to organize files and items
Remembering Terry Barton Strom
by to t barton on 2021/07/25 11:58
Wonderful memories of this gift from our past
Very capable app
by jambalaya-reindeer on 2021/07/25 00:57
I use Google Drive and Google Photos every day, and the companion apps for iPhone are super handy.
Great
by Syed Avii on 2021/07/25 00:03
Fantastic
Perfect for apple AND android users
by Puppy love2007🐶💕 on 2021/07/24 14:15
I love this app! I often have to transfer files and save things for school, YouTube, etc. and Google never fails me! I can keep all my files in one place and they are right there in front of me, so I don’t have to jump through hoops to find my files! I’m a youtuber but I have an android tablet and an iPhone that don’t cooperate well, so I use Google drive to upload large video files and put them from one device to another and it’s super fast and easy! I’ve never had an issue with Google drive, but one thing that would be nice for Apple users that is already on android, is the option to download videos. It might just be me that doesn’t have that option on iPhone, but I often have to use a third party to save a video, so I would really like the download feature 😊
trash?
by mtleki on 2021/07/24 12:24
why so difficult to send items to the trash
Great app
by Dbandos on 2021/07/23 00:58
I never have trouble with Google Drive. It’s a easy to use app and it never crashes on me.
Silktaipan
by Goodness!@$ on 2021/07/22 22:23
Awesomeness thx
Fusion
by gkmhknn on 2021/07/22 20:10
Very nice to use!
Complications free
by Drugofchoice on 2021/07/22 19:59
BEtter than one live
Everywhere, anytime
by epetermann1 on 2021/07/22 16:42
The ease with which Google Drive makes documents accessible from any - literally any - platform makes it an essential file manager for my life.
IT
by tyme2go on 2021/07/22 15:42
This is an excellent app.
Ayzin
by ayzin.kh on 2021/07/22 14:59
Amazing app
No sync
by 155 mount on 2021/07/22 04:40
I cannot sync computer drive to this iPad
Needs work
by caterjina on 2021/07/22 04:39
Needs work on locating files. I sometimes can’t find my files
Was able to share 99 minutes audio file of zoom meeting.
by Praising Jah For Help on 2021/07/22 02:47
Thanks
Emiliano
by Chuveto on 2021/07/22 00:59
2009
All in one place
by Bold Management on 2021/07/21 20:32
It helps to have technology that keeps important documents in one place
Google Drive
by GangsterBob on 2021/07/21 18:08
Use it religiously! Inexpensive, works very well
Essential
by ethan🐱🐱🐱🐶🐶🐶 on 2021/07/21 04:06
It’s google drive... what can I say besides it’s a great way to store files and is required for everything school-related nowadays.
Upload Processing
by gugrji on 2021/07/20 04:09
Videos uploaded need to show immediately
Minor problems
by tidesinger101 on 2021/07/20 03:52
This app is great and all but there are minor problems… one problem is that I can’t save a video I created to my photos on my iPhone….another problem is that I can’t upload videos to Instagram. It keeps saying “sorry something went wrong, please try again”, and it says that every time I attempt it. I’m not sure if it’s the video that doesn’t work or it’s the app itself, but if this is fixable, please fix it, when it’s fixed I’ll gladly give this app a full five stars
BLINDING WHITE LIGHT
by ic73 on 2021/07/20 00:38
not using it until they have a dark mode. Why does multi billion dollar google with a team for each app take YEARS to have consistency across their platforms
Never enough space
by pikabella on 2021/07/19 21:12
It always says not enough space. Lame.
Disappointed
by Jessie who is annoyed on 2021/07/19 18:51
I am very sickened. Apple keeps updating apps that are very useful for people to use, and Google Docs and Drive now do not work for my Apple device, and for it to work, I would need to buy an almost $1000 new Apple device. Deeply disappointed in Apple. Be better.
Love it!
by Better soldiering on 2021/07/19 16:17
This drive save time and is so user friendly!
Good Cloud Drive, works like it should
by Which one is Pink on 2021/07/19 05:07
So much better than Dropbox limits
Lindo
by lena of jesus on 2021/07/19 01:15
Muito bom
So good
by Lt. Mex on 2021/07/19 00:52
Makes it easy to have all your documents. I can’t get it to work on my computer though
Lol
by galaxy26#7off on 2021/07/18 17:29
1
The best.
by alex jp. on 2021/07/18 17:13
This is the best app ever.
Still a work in progress
by Kepeka3 on 2021/07/18 13:04
This app could be more useful if I can open it up for example at the library, I can see it being the best with few flaws to fix. Update July 2021 This app is the BEST thus far, all previous flaws was fixed. I currently use this app to manage a condo complex.
Video Sounds are CHOPPY
by Kirby M. on 2021/07/18 02:08
Hi guys It’s good to upload videos to drive because I can have a playlist, but when I play them on drive, the audio sounds very unlike in my camera roll, it’s very choppy. Can we update the app so everything can be smoother?? I’d love that a lot!! Thanks!
Quality and Functionality
by Beach Crossers on 2021/07/17 20:37
I have used Google products for many years. In my paperless classroom and now as a business owner. Google makes updates small and painless. Collaboration and security are the biggest advantages to Google products. Next to that is the way all of the products work together seamlessly. I will never go back!
What a relief!
by MeBerlin on 2021/07/17 19:34
I recently switched from Mac to Chromebook, when my 2016 MacBook gave up and I was facing a $1300 setback to replace it. I also had issues with Apple’s Photo App which for example seems to be unable to detect duplicates, and would not give me a good option to prevent my iPhone from getting inundated with all my old pics. So I canceled my iCloud subscription (which by the way Apple made pretty difficult to do) and transferred all my stuff to Google Drive. First of all, I was amazed about the power of the search function. While Apple’s search more often than not would not find what I was looking for, here I was able to find old docs that I had completely forgotten about just by limiting the time frame, adding search criteria and the file format I was looking for. Within an hour I had found all movies and most important, all duplicates, freezing some 50 GB of space. I also lIke a lot the simplicity of the design, the perfect integration of all other functions, Google Docs, and Google Mail specifically and when it comes to writing’ which is what I mostly do, I just love the fact that you simply cannot forget to safe a doc with Google because it saves the moment you type it. All in all, I am very very happy that I made the switch and loom forward to further advantages that I sure will find.
Not Useful when you have multiple Google profiles
by Video Über Master on 2021/07/17 15:30
Google drive was once a great tool to store my digital files, but once I started my small business and had to add a new profile, things got confusing very quickly. Primarily when other small business owners under the same franchisor also use the Google drive to share docs and files needed to run operations and keep all companies sync’ed up. If Google Drive had a more intuitive folder hierarchy and allowed users to move content around, that would make life easier. Yet, they don’t. Also, as I run my GMB (Google My Business) account, I need to post images from the Google Drive to GMB. And guess what? That doesn’t seem to work well, either. It requires me to download them to my machine to then upload them. Crazy, right?
Can’t’ remove files from drive
by DJHoubre on 2021/07/17 14:44
I want to remove files from drive. I hit 3 dots. “...”. But delete is not an option.
Love the ladies
by meetthex on 2021/07/17 14:16
Awesome
Love Google Drive
by Round Rock Artist/ quilter on 2021/07/17 13:38
I love my Google drive and all the functionality of the Drive! I use it all the time.
Update
by %&261aa on 2021/07/17 09:20
Make the new update available for iOS versions
Hi
by TAWSIFUL ARIAN on 2021/07/17 07:40
The problem is when I upload more than 15 maybe it won’t upload ! Why it does that¿
It’s Okay
by chillave on 2021/07/17 05:18
It usually works as advertised. But downloading videos to my phone does not work at all. Most i can do is download it to files. I followed the proper steps: send a copy>save video. but when it’s done “saving” it’s no where to be found in my gallery. It acts like it saved but it does not go in my gallery at all. Seeing that this is how my clients get their products it’s not a great look when they have to navigate through the already confusing interface and to still have no idea how to save their video to their phone. Edit: Not sure what the problem is, i just downloaded another video and it worked. Did the same thing. Only thing i can assume is that the video didn’t process and needs time?
Awesome
by Jays8Rock on 2021/07/16 22:38
Great App
Google drive
by Sujaya on 2021/07/16 14:18
Best for me
Suggestions
by MaryP@srcs on 2021/07/16 05:09
I would like to have a record of emailed documents . If I forget to send myself a copy I do not have proof it was sent. I love google drive and has been a life saver during the pandemic.
Friendly Drive
by mommyyourmajestine on 2021/07/15 22:40
I love it.
WHERE DID MY ACCOUNT GO!?
by TheGlopticLord on 2021/07/15 22:30
This review is for google chrome but it says I need to have it witch I do. But anyways, I cleared out history and turned it off on my mom’s account, but when I went to drive my account was gone! The only account that was mine was an abandoned one that didn’t even work! What do I do!? Please answer ASAP please!
Google Drive
by Human Value Initiative on 2021/07/15 21:04
I use Google Drive to listen to my MP4 player when traveling. It's a great tool.
Thanks guys
by ECourager on 2021/07/15 19:25
Thank You for what you do
Excelente aplicación.
by Bonagers on 2021/07/15 13:45
Muy buena
Mohammed Wathq
by 0p_de on 2021/07/15 08:59
انه الافضل 💙
I’m board
by NBONBONBO on 2021/07/15 03:06
Heeeeeeeeeee
Not suitable for mobiles
by Teketi Paddu on 2021/07/15 01:56
This does create lots of confusion to add or check docs
Good but slow
by 😀00000 on 2021/07/15 01:41
Good but slow
Wheres the app?
by Azariah14 on 2021/07/15 00:59
The app shows that it has been downloaded but it does not appear on my iPhone home screen..
muy interesante
by Luchadora7 on 2021/07/14 23:05
entretenido con distintos puntos de conciencia y respeto por el país donde nacemos que siempre hay que protegerlo.
Functional
by Addicted to Jelly Jump on 2021/07/14 19:55
I can use google drive for many applications. Please do not use it to read text files that are not explicitly named .txt (drive "can't open" most programming language files)
Good thing to use
by rahshawn7 on 2021/07/14 17:57
I use this a lot and he always comes in handy
Awesome
by debaleene on 2021/07/14 06:18
Love this site
No playback speed option
by Sefat Mahmud on 2021/07/14 04:03
There is no playback speed control… Please add this feature ASAP…
File can not be opened
by pac/qc on 2021/07/14 00:23
Cannot open file .
Classic. Nearly perfect.
by yambaram on 2021/07/14 00:00
I'm so satisfied with Google Drive. This useful app in particular has helped me easily upload photos and videos taken on my iPhone to my Drive account directly. Very recommended, keep it up!
great!
by yerisman on 2021/07/13 20:25
great to archive your old photos you want put you don’t have space-
Drive
by Colt47 on 2021/07/13 15:50
Love love love this Drive ! Always adding new and fresh images often ! Much Appreciated and worth every Penny…💜💚💛
The thoroughness of the shabbos scooter info
by Alan Pass on 2021/07/13 15:11
Thank
Difficult to create folders and populate with files
by Defender 1 on 2021/07/13 12:04
If you create a folder, it doesn’t all you to fill that folder with files
Un servicio promedio, muchas oportunidades de mejora
by Simonrpo on 2021/07/13 11:07
Google Drive es un servicio muy promedio no es tan amigable para poder buscar archivos ni para poder navegar dentro del mismo
Hard to edit
by Nanamag5 on 2021/07/13 07:41
I have been trying to edit a doc sent via Google docs. I have followed the directions I can find which says for me to download Google docs on my iPhone. I have gone to the App Store snd chosen “get” from the Google docs app. A screen comes up saying I need to double tap side button. I have done this several times and each time it just takes me back to the Google doc page in the App Store. Over and over again. If I can’t edit docs sent to me for editing, then this app is not much good to me. Where can I find better instructions on what I need to do to edit this doc. Nanamag5
Amazing
by agent birditto on 2021/07/13 07:34
This is amazing
Siiiiii me gusta
by Bass."k" on 2021/07/13 03:06
M
1 Stop 4 Biz
by StahingStar on 2021/07/13 00:30
Great tools to organize your business!
Great tool
by Skar989 on 2021/07/12 22:16
Works well, I enjoy it
Can’t save
by kwright1159 on 2021/07/12 20:01
What a waste of time!!
Je n’arrive pas à lire mes audio
by Lamainforte on 2021/07/12 13:51
Je n’all’l
Security Breaches
by PissedOff6969!! on 2021/07/12 05:50
Rate it as a negative 1, security is completely unacceptable. Too many times my account has been breached. I will have no choice but to delete the app permanently
Thank you!
by StretchYall on 2021/07/12 04:37
Nice work?!
Had trouble many times uploading material on a shared folder. Sometimes folders don’t appear.
by fedeweller on 2021/07/12 03:26
Had trouble many times uploading material on a shared folder. Shouldn’t be this complicated.Sometimes folders don’t appear.
Best file storage app created
by @Recommendations on 2021/02/05 04:33
Let me start by saying that I have never attempted to use another file storage system long term. Mainly because nothing could compare to Drive. I practically grew up on Google, so I just knew it and automatically used Google Drive. Everything else I’ve tried honestly was nothing to Google. I would recommend this 100%. I find nothing wrong with it except for one small thing that was not near frustrating enough to make me remove a star. This issue is the fact that we can’t edit directly through Drive on iOS mobile devices (and I’m not sure about Samsung or Chrome mobile devices). If it could be arranged to where we on mobile devices could edit files directly through the Drive app and not through branch apps like Slides, Docs, and Sheets, that would be greatly appreciated. If not, I’m sure there are reasons and it will not be too big a deal for me. As for the recommendations part of the review, I would say to anyone considering using Google Drive: DO IT. You will not regret. It’s easy to use, free, and includes every option you might need for editing and collaboration. So, yes. I hope everyone takes this into account.
It won’t index a directory tree or show you files without them being fully synced.
by Hangglide for fun on 2021/03/13 14:17
I purchased the 2 terabyte plan and assumed it would behave like one drive. It doesn’t. One Drive will index the directory tree and all your files almost instantly. Then even while those files are still uploading to the cloud, you other devices know they have been shared and will be available soon. In fact, it you try to open one the one drive will prioritize it and grab it first for you. You can also see all of the files available in the cloud on your desktop without having to take up space on your hard drive by actually downloading them all. So I purchased the 2 tb plan, dropped in about 500 FB of files and waited. 4 days later and my second computer still can’t even see a list of all of my files. I need some of these files to build designs. I had to get a thumb drive and copy the stuff I needed. Because Google lacks a working index of files and won’t let me see or select files from that index to prioritize I just have to wait for weeks for my slower internet connection uploads all 500 gb of files before I can get the ones I need. It’s a bit of a joke. One drive was much better. Too bad my work blocks one drive on their system. I would switch back immediately.
Design & Functionality
by Tech How on 2021/04/04 11:28
No complaints so far! Been using Google Drive on the web for a long time, and decided to try out their mobile app. Unlike other apps, this doesn’t become finicky and slow when used on older Apple devices running iOS 12. The transitions when switching between folders and menus are snappy, even better than the website! They don’t have to take time to load, they’re just ready when you are. I also like the ability to open pages like Sites and Forms through the in-app browser, instead of redirecting to another app. With that being said, I have a couple of suggestions. When I want to edit a file, it doesn’t appeal to me that you have to download separate apps and switch between them. It would be nice if it could all be done in one app, like the new Office app by Microsoft. Secondly, native support for editing plain text files. When working with small amounts of data, I commonly use .txt files. To edit those on the web, I use a separate add-in. But I have no way of editing those files on the mobile app, like other cloud services can. Please consider adding these features!
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn't find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Almost GREAT
by painthorsebaby on 2019/04/16 11:37
I love Google Drive!!! It is a very valuable tool. I use it hourly during the work week. I am able to jot down an idea on my phone, turn it in to a project at home, present it at work, assign it to my students, have them finish it on their computers and grade it all through Google Drive (and Google Classroom). It is impossible for me to forget my thumb drive, cd, or any other archaic storage device, because Google Drive is always there from any of the devices (my phones, iPads, Chrome Books, and generic school desktop computer, or another business computer). I rarely have trouble with formatting issues from one computer to another system and if I do, it’s minor. Where Google Drive fails a five star, in my opinion, is organization... especially when sharing files. I have files shared with me that I have no idea what is in them and if I tried to organize all of it, someone else could unorganize it. I rely on the search bar MOST of the time. But, that means I have to remember what I labeled something three years ago! Then, I will likely find something else equally good from a shared file I didn’t know existed that could have been used LAST week.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by Papa Teter on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
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 👍🏾
Navigation
by Patches RN on 2017/12/05 23:30
Everyone must remember, I’ve never worked on a computer in my life. I’m a “real newbie” at anything to do with a computer. I promise i will get better. At this point I am “learning on the fly”. I have to learn as I go, you just have to because everything is done via the computer and internet. I can’t even fill out an application on paper anymore, it all has to be done online. Anyway, just wanted to say that I am beginning to pick up a few things along the way and this app has honestly helped me so much, especially when it comes to importing my resume. I was lost before on this, but I’m a big girl now and can do it all by myself without having to have my kid show me how to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! My kid is also appreciative of this app, just for that alone. Again, thank you so much for making at least one thing in my life easier. I am having a very tough time right now but this app does relieve at least a little bit of stress knowing I can at least do one thing by myself.
Handy Beyond Believe
by Fond of Words on 2019/11/01 14:46
I’m retired, but when I worked, I was the guy colleagues came to with questions about MS Word. I wrote books on Word, 2 of which were technical with graphs, charts, tables & statistical formula (with all those Greek symbols). I admired Word for 20+ years! But a problem with Word for me was portability; before leaving for or from work I had always to copy files from the home or work computer to a jump drive—and many were the times I had to travel back to home from work or from work to home to get a file I didn’t think I’d need. Google Docs & Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month & opened several Google Docs & Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—& I am especially unhappy when working on a painfully stupid PC keyboard with Docs’ arduous process of inserting special characters (e.g., é as in sautéed, & for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
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 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't see the margins of the document and you also can't edit them. Changing fonts and other meticulous tasks are also quite difficult based on the size of the options. Lastly, when attaching documents to Gmail from Drive, you cannot select more than one document at a time, which means you have to from Gmail to Drive several times if you want to send more than one document in the same email. Overall, however, I see this as a well designed application, especially for document viewing/editing, and with very few flaws, I definitely recommend this application.
Thanks
by Pastel 🦋 Girl on 2020/10/14 18:36
Yes you saw, I gave this app 4 stars. You guys are lucky because most of the time I give 2. Sooooo I have a suggestion 𝗙𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: I am so annoyed by how short deletion is. 30 days. One time I had something SUPER IMPORTANT saved for the next month. My sister DELETED IT. Then a few days later it told me “ October 13 your trash bin will be emptied” I just Xed it out because I look carefully what I don’t need before I put it in the trash. A month later i was going to turn in my SUPER IMPORTANT COLLEGE ESSAY, but there was a problem I went to google classroom and simply searched the name of the file. It didn’t show up. So I when to my drive and searched up the name. It showed no results. I look into my ‘recently opened’ thing and searched and searched. I couldn’t find it. I remembered I emailed it to my regular gmail account. I went there and when I pressed it it said “file not found or you don’t have permission to access this file” I had a mealtdown so thanks! Thank you VERY MUCH!!!
Amazing, but there are some things missing
by Imagine_Dragons_#1_Fan on 2021/06/03 02:43
So, I have been using Google Drive — and Google in general — for a very long time now. Even on mobile, I have access to Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets as separate apps. However... there is no mobile app for Google Forms or Google Drawings. This is very annoying, because Google Forms on mobile Google Chrome can get very glitchy (same applies to Google Drawings). It is especially annoying because I use these two services MORE than Google Slides, which does have an app. On top of this, I also cannot create a Google Form or Google Drawing on mobile Google Drive, much less edit one. I would greatly appreciate it if Google Drawings and Google Forms could be made into their own mobile apps. I would even be perfectly fine with editing them in the Google Drive app. As long as I don’t have to use Google Chrome to use these two services on mobile, I’m happy. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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).
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!
What a relief!
by MeBerlin on 2021/07/17 19:34
I recently switched from Mac to Chromebook, when my 2016 MacBook gave up and I was facing a $1300 setback to replace it. I also had issues with Apple’s Photo App which for example seems to be unable to detect duplicates, and would not give me a good option to prevent my iPhone from getting inundated with all my old pics. So I canceled my iCloud subscription (which by the way Apple made pretty difficult to do) and transferred all my stuff to Google Drive. First of all, I was amazed about the power of the search function. While Apple’s search more often than not would not find what I was looking for, here I was able to find old docs that I had completely forgotten about just by limiting the time frame, adding search criteria and the file format I was looking for. Within an hour I had found all movies and most important, all duplicates, freezing some 50 GB of space. I also lIke a lot the simplicity of the design, the perfect integration of all other functions, Google Docs, and Google Mail specifically and when it comes to writing’ which is what I mostly do, I just love the fact that you simply cannot forget to safe a doc with Google because it saves the moment you type it. All in all, I am very very happy that I made the switch and loom forward to further advantages that I sure will find.
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.
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.
Google Support is a scam
by McClendon415 on 2020/10/13 09:42
I’ve used google drive for almost a year now for my personal email account. My credit card expired recently and therefore my service. When I clicked the renew subscription button it automatically brought up a screen where I proceeded to pay for the annual price instead of monthly. Only to find out I had paid for a subscription on my work email as opposed to my personal. I immediately requested from support that the funds be applied to my personal account to which I was told that could not be done. So I requested a refund and was told no. Support has for over a month been telling me “they are looking in to it” for me only to find the same response each time I follow up with them. Separately I chatted with them via “chat” for over 45 minutes to find the same answers, no refund no switching to the correct account no help. I’ve had start up companies and small businesses provide quick no questions ask help and get google a giant cannot apply my mere $20 dollars to the correct account for which my credit card expired in the first place.
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'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.
Rapture-proof
by Downboynow on 2017/12/28 11:55
Scripture tells us that the Lord will soon return for those who follow Him. I often worry about what will happen to my house, my dog and my car upon the Second Coming. But I no longer have to worry about my files, documents and photos because they are all Saved in my Google Drive. They are redeemed from the threat of corruption and are sanctified from their former, fallen, paper-based selves. They, too, can now experience Eternal Life. And I can rest assured that, should I need any of my earthly files in my Eternal Reward, they will be available on any of my devices, at any time, as long as there is decent Wi-Fi. I don't personally know if Google Drive will be available in the Other Place. But I'm sure folks there will have plenty of Microsoft products with which they can try and find out.
Classroom technology wonder!
by julesklett on 2017/11/24 18:20
I started using Google Drive about 2 years ago, starting small and quickly adding applications and lessons. Google Forms has become my sole source of homework for high school science classes. I have also converted some of my labs to Google Forms; I love the fact that students can add documents to the form. I have attached short videos to give students the ability to review or clarify directions. Sheets and Docs have many options for lessons and data analysis. Sheets has templates for grade books. Students can share data or written information to collaborate when working in groups. They have learned how to attach photos to Forms and Docs. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is link the student grade in Sheets to a specific email address. Kind of like the old mail merge idea, but with the ability to let parents access current grades.
Terrible redesign
by 6stringslingr on 2019/08/06 13:55
The UI that had the buttons for team/shared drives, starred files, my drive, and shared with me at the bottom was by far and away the most user friendly and efficient design this app has ever seen. Why it was replaced with the current UI is beyond me. You’ve made this app such a pain for daily users, such as myself, to navigate. The layout was about as close to perfection as it has ever been, and now I have to relearn how to access my own information. Why? I work in IT so quick, efficient access to information is critical for me to be able to do my job well, and this is now a hinderance. I’ve been a fan of Google apps for a very long time because I could see the thought process behind UI layout on your apps for mobile devices and it made sense. They’ve all been pretty easy to use until now. Two stars until someone puts some thought into making the UI layout easy for your users instead of using it to promote your newest feature.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I've been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don't use Drive much is due to the fact that the image downloads to a mobile device are terribly compressed. I conducted a number of tests over multiple devices between both Dropbox and Drive with the exact same files and every single time I landed the same results. The image downloaded to a mobile device (no difference on desktop or laptop) reflected a drastically reduced quality when uploaded and downloaded from Drive vs Dropbox. Regardless of how the image was selected for download via Drive, I always had the same outcome, a disappointingly low quality download of what was otherwise a very crisp and hi res professional quality capture. I'm very surprised that this hasn't been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren't noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
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....
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. :(
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: -> computer -> camera -> calendar -> gaming system -> clock -> bookshelf -> news source -> shopping mall -> high definition tv -> stereo music system — and oh yeah, a phone! In any event, Google Drive makes it a great deal easier to access and integrate many of these functions. What will they think of next?
Terrible for watching videos on iPad
by caitiekay on 2019/06/28 18:26
I have a 2017 iPad with all the bells and whistles and updated iOS. I watch intructional videos from a class. I don’t want to download the videos to my iPad The interface for watching is clumsy. Click upper left to switch to a screen where you can pause or move forward or back, click upper left to a screen you can close the video or expand it. Really? Can’t it all be on one screen? I frequently pause the videos and use another app, come back to the video and it won’t load, just a spinning indicator of it loading. I have to close the app and open it, search for my video all over again, scrub forward to get to my last viewed place and start over. I can’t believe Google would develop an app that is so clumsy. I tried watching the video reduced in-app and it plays, but if I pause it won’t reload. I don’t have a choice to use this app for these classes. My only option is to download to Dropbox.
Convenient way to take your work everywhere
by wilson diego on 2019/05/21 15:39
The Drive has given our staff the ability to get work done even when we are not in the office. Our executive staff has full permissions to the documents, we can see who has looked at the documents and who has made any changes. Sometimes we are at different locations but we can look at documents and discuss their status, as long we have our phones or any computer. This creates time for us to visit our other buildings, meet with managers or take care of personal errands. In addition, we can look at large files which sometimes are rejected by email. Right now I am getting my car worked on while Writing a contract and others are helping to edit. Awesome Technology 😀
iPhone version just added Privacy Screen feature
by GottaTellYa on 2020/08/18 13:39
The iPad version allows you to require Touch ID to open the app to see your files. The iPhone version now has this option, preventing someone gaining access to all your files when the phone is unlocked just by opening the app. This however does nothing to fix the longstanding Google security defect that keeps every file you have ever opened in a “Recent” folder, forever, with no ability to clear that history or remove a file from the Recent list—so anyone watching you open this app at its Home screen will see all the images and files you have opened. I would give five stars to see Google fix that. They have received thousands of complaints on their user forums, but they have ignored this issue for years.
May be the best, but not great
by sahm_sahm on 2020/08/01 16:34
I’ve used Google drive for years. I needed a system to keep my files in sync across multiple computers and platforms, and it seems the best option. That said, the desktop version that resides on your laptop or computer is the best aspect is that allows you instant access using your native apps. However, it can literally take days to sync 30 to 50 GB between one computer and the cloud, even when all of the files have already been uploaded from another computer. That’s ridiculous and I have no idea why he doesn’t scan and identify all the common files dramatically faster. Access to Google Drive via the web is critically important and is fully functional for all contemporary file types, but online search and organization of Drive is clunky and much slower than working offline, especially on a Mac.
Could me amazing
by Neal London on 2019/08/19 18:32
Firstly, Google Drive does a generally good job but it could be better. First, after you create a doc using the plus button it drops you back at home tab, not the same folder where you created it. Second, if you go look in the folder where you just created it many times it won’t appear there for a while which is confusing and frustrating as you don’t know what happened. Third, I think because Google wants to give fast response time it will sometimes show empty folders that are definitely not empty, and after some time you’ll see the contents - again frustrating and disconcerting. What I’d like to see are simple voice memo and notes options added to the plus sign. It could make a great job of that, especially as they retired the api that let other apps update the drive with notes/docs/voice memos.
Reliable
by Mommygate on 2017/12/21 21:31
I really didn’t notice how much I have been relying on Google Drive until I noticed over a decade of files. My stuff has survived several iterations of Google Drive. Some photos I thought would be lost when my computer was about to crash were backed up to an external hard drive, twice — SEAGATE — and both of those 1TB and 500 GB external HDs are none responsive, today. My photos may as well have been lost. What saved me? My trusty Google Drive, which I used to blow off as “wait and see.” Well, it’s been 10 years and now I can say I swear by it. I realize the NSA probably has access to everything on Google, and I’m not happy about that. However, I feel extremely confident that I have nothing to hide and I’m even more confident that my files won’t be lost. But NSA, really it’s like someone looking underneath your skirt without you knowing when and if it has happened already, but all you can count on is your underwear is clean. It’s really creepy. PS, I backup my files with Carbonite now. I’m done wasting money on another Seagate HD. I pay 2.99 a month to Google for increased storage and it has been well worth the subscription. Bye, bye unreliable external hard drives.
Tug of war with all of us in the middle
by Pocket mom on 2019/04/04 05:51
The windows desktop site always worked fine until recently. Since google drive is used by hybrid iOS/Windows users as a bridge service, this makes the app useless, because accessing a batch of uploaded items on a desktop for use with desktop only apps is impossible. Google Drive has already sucked several hours from my day twice in the past week. All other websites and cloud services are operating at their normal speeds, so it is not me. These giant companies are so hard up to force users into using only their proprietary suites of services that they’ve become crappy and inefficient. Where these services once made life easier, they’re adding new crap for us to do every darn day. I’m sick of it. And Google, you should really fix this Drive issue. You know it exists. There are forums dedicated to it. Do you throttle your users who aren’t fully bought in to your data mining scam?
Great app
by Owl7366974 on 2018/06/09 15:12
This app is perfect for organizing your writing and other things. All of your things can be easily accessed through a folder or through alphabetical organization, and so on. You can have as many folders as you like for all different subjects and editing is really easy! You can share your documents with others... it’s easy! Just type in their email. Comment on something you think should be fixed so you don’t have to ask them in person. :) all tools and setting are easy to find, so I definitely recommend this app for you! You can make slideshow presentations, google docs, and more! If you are looking for a way to easily organize, edit, and create your documents, then this is the app for you!
So Close
by notsoavidgamereviewer on 2020/03/05 04:58
I love using google drive. It’s simple, effective, and free. Files are easily shared and group projects are a breeze when everyone’s work can be updated and commented on in real time. Google drive and all of its sub-services (docs, slides, sheets) are very easy and effective on the computer, however on mobile, they struggle. Having to switch between apps just to edit projects is more of a hassle than it might sound, it is very annoying when working and navigating between different folders and mediums. I would love to see google integrate docs, slides, etc. into the google drive app. This would mean less things to worry about and less confusion and complexity for mobile users. Other than the separation of the separate services into different apps, I love google drive and it’s features.
The most useful platform I use, and the app is flawless.
by Aaron Mason on 2018/12/02 17:31
If I’m really honest, Google is the platform that runs my life. Calendars and mail are part of the core, but Drive is even more of a foundation. I have a scanner pushing all of my mail and important documents into a folder so I can search for them (“what’s the name of the IKEA mattress we bought two years ago?”). I seamlessly sync all of my nursing school files. My wife and I share planning docs and files for our house remodel. I guess there are competitors like Box and Dropbox, but none of them are as solid as Google. If the CDC can use Drive to sync Ebola combat efforts across Africa, I should be able to use it to keep my own stuff together. My only request, as it has been for years, is to allow tags.
Drive changed my world
by Chris from Eastie on 2019/01/22 23:14
Discovering drive has been a game changer for me. As a community activist working with multiple environmental groups in Boston’s environmental justice communities, I don’t have a budget for IT. Google Drive provides me with everything I need to conduct participatory action research via Google Forms, analyze data in Google Sheets, create documents and presentations with Google Docs and share via Gmail. As for the learning curve? Not bad at all. I have learned not to be intimidated by trying new components of this powerful tool. The simplicity of it as compared to Microsoft word and the office suite is surprising and takes a little getting used to LOL. Drive has truly been a blessing. On top of this all, it is one of the most intuitive and easy to use office suites going!
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.
Google Drive is the Best!
by 1583544 on 2019/10/15 23:44
I have been using Google Drive since third grade, and it was very easy to learn to use. I’ve never lost a document during the many years I’ve had Google Drive, and I still have the files I made when I was eight years old. I appreciate how documents can be edited and viewed across multiple devices. It is easy to create various types of documents, slideshows, forms, etc. Teachers can share notes with students, and control view/comment/suggest/edit settings. The many organization and sharing/collaboration features are very helpful, and so is the offline editing setting. My school district made an account for every one of its students, and I think it has contributed to our success.
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