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oogle
13.77
9
storage
14.68
7
online storage
26.84
6
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google
51.65
4
documentary free
0.00
2
google drive free
112
1
google drove
54.31
1
google drives
57.31
1
driv
0.00
1
google drive
171
1
drive
19.69
1
google drive for ipad
0.00
1
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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.
Interoperability btw Apple and docs drive etc will cost you time and money
by Shift4pq on 2021/12/07 01:21
In a very glamorous digital world that we live in the interoperability between two power houses one refined one just giant is diminishing in value between users. That means Apple and Google are willing to sacrifice all users time in order to win a decision in order to find a mind to service. This is not a fair approach in fact this is just bad business in general as big as you are it means you’re dividing classes yourself you’re actually making a political stand between digital politics and you’re driving users away from each other instead of coming together like everyone needs to. Get it together stop wasting my time, hundreds of thousands if not millions of other users time. We don’t have much but we rely on you for the unsatisfactory services that each of you are choosing to provide on both of your platforms when viewed from a let’s say docs drive or photos to an apple user. I’m certain your both at play. But tonight your interoperability choices cost me $2520.72 because I couldn’t submit an accurate bid by 8:00. Thank you. And to anyone who reads this, we are all being taken for a ride. I’m a small potato but 2500+ is worth an earful. Thanks for nothing see you in court, a big class action suit for wasting peoples time.
I love drive
by jdndakbevhqikxn on 2021/12/06 22:48
It is so awsome
Simply the best for pic and file storage on the go!
by Cluvsjnk on 2021/12/06 17:42
Love it!
Wahlupp.com
by Wahlupp on 2021/12/06 16:25
Google Drive is awesome!
Very nice
by salam muhammed on 2021/12/06 16:12
Very good app
Excelente
by agarcia27 on 2021/12/06 13:55
Me gusta es más fácil para acceder a tu correo y ver tus formatos.
Thanks
by coco50$&@ on 2021/12/06 13:28
Thank you
Good file app in general but...
by NotHereNotMe on 2021/12/06 12:52
I’ve been using google drive since I was a kid and it’s undoubtedly one of best cloud services but the app is only so so now. Two things are missing: ability to play videos repeatedly without closing the actual video (older version had it) and dark mode. Quite annoying when I’m just trying to verify something at the end of the videos I have and the video just keep closing.
Nice
by Aung Kyi Minn on 2021/12/06 09:14
So useful
Go drive
by Oooxxxbro on 2021/12/06 08:31
It’s good
Too complicated
by Lil Songbyrd on 2021/12/05 20:40
Accessing through IPad and is difficult to navigate
Making something
by JGOMG22 on 2021/12/05 20:16
I’m submitting a text to speech voice on uberduck.ai, and it says I have to use a Model Google Drive link. So this must be useful! I wonder how to add files though.
🙌🏽
by PhineasNHerb on 2021/12/05 02:57
Covers the basics
by MOOSELOCK on 2021/12/04 22:16
Drive as a service is reliable. I trust it to not lose my files. The iOS app could use some work. For example, if you move a file, there’s no way to search for the new location. You have to tap, tap, tap your way through all your folders. Doesn’t work great for people who use a nice folder hierarchy. Then, if you want to move a second find to that location you have to start all over again. Why is there no recent locations to choose from?
Drive
by riblatt on 2021/12/04 18:25
Very convenient to access jam boards!
Ugh
by tchmymind on 2021/12/04 14:33
Both photos and content missing and can’t get them to return.
Review
by Levi&belle on 2021/12/04 12:34
Never works right always say try later
Does not work with iPad 2
by Rtobon on 2021/12/04 03:16
Does not work on the iPad 2.
Why can’t we access photos on google
by Coooldater on 2021/12/04 01:47
I wanted to access photos from drive that I have on google.
Do not enjoy this app
by rtpgsya on 2021/12/03 21:22
I do not enjoy this app
Trash
by cohojobo on 2021/12/03 18:04
Can’t wee it
Awesome app
by SuvChan1980 on 2021/12/03 10:31
The app is very organized and you can find all of your documents easily. You can easily create folders to store your files.
Great app
by BareqSM on 2021/12/03 07:11
Thanks google.
Extremely useful
by SAhsanBD on 2021/12/03 03:53
I find Google Drive extremely useful. I can store so much data and access it from anywhere in any gadget I have with me. Hope Google will increase the storage space even more!
Helpful
by mmmmmperes on 2021/12/03 03:23
It is a good app, however should be nice if it works with old versions
Not happy with this App!
by SammyBiv on 2021/12/02 19:53
There is clearly a serious bug that needs fixing with this app because every time I come on here (on my iPhone) it freezes up and exits out of whatever I’m looking at/working on. That’s extremely frustrating!! This has actually been going on for months now too! 😡😤
Great app. Just add one thing.
by A Traveling Man /G\ on 2021/12/02 09:19
This app is great. Love the fact that Google FINALLY got passcode/face ID Protection for your account and files a couple of years ago. The only thing that’s missing is a slideshow feature for the files I create within my folders. Give us that, and a 5 star rating is on the way!
Lacking easiness
by NaishB on 2021/12/02 04:12
Why it can’t be downloaded to PHOTOS ? I downloaded to Drive but not sure what is the methods step ?
Google drive review, iPhone trouble
by Kindylas on 2021/12/02 01:39
App works great and fine on my laptop, but really does not want to seem to work properly on my iPhone 7 Plus, I will try to upload a file and google drive will glitch and continuously restart the upload, never uploading it, then I can’t even download a video that is already on my drive because the “download” option never shows up on my iPhone, now I’ve attempted to delete the app and reinstall it but it will not delete! The app will not delete off my phone!! It just stays on my home screen but won’t even open or delete!
Amazing
by i am cooooooool on 2021/12/01 22:42
This app is amazing and easy to use. I can get so much done using this app. Thank you so much!
Organization
by Blue Rowe's on 2021/12/01 20:37
It has really allowed me to be more organized with my business.
Files don’t show up
by oompalo on 2021/12/01 18:53
Files don’t show up the app is buggy it shows up on my pc but not on app. 😡
Ms AO
by آصايل on 2021/12/01 08:48
Could not open the audio file from my IPHONE
Review no
by really for chri$ts sake on 2021/12/01 07:28
I love it ,… WHEN IT WORKS
Crashes
by Josiah109 on 2021/12/01 06:26
Had to reopen a lot. Keeps crashing
Dark mode
by sadpatheticme on 2021/11/30 21:15
It’s 2021 already
Best App Ever for Extra Storage
by JailbreakKing07 on 2021/11/30 21:00
This is my favorite app now because I put all my YouTube video footage in a file and I can make way more videos now without running out of storage!!!
It good
by Joffery bozo on 2021/11/30 20:31
This is a great app for using an app
Folder uploading help
by Green Bean 1234 on 2021/11/30 18:32
I would love an easier way to upload folders from my computer. Right now I have to create them in drive and reorganize them and it is very tedious
Video Handling Not Great
by jonobr1 on 2021/11/30 17:35
Can’t download my videos from Drive to my iPad and the video player won’t allow me to loop the video.
Owner
by MsValve on 2021/11/30 15:49
This is my first time to use this feature and it was difficult for me to navigate.
Drive
by Lillmad on 2021/11/30 13:26
Yet another excellent, versatile Googlë tool!
Google Drive best file storage
by Robrico1111 on 2021/11/30 03:00
Google drive is easy to use and you can access it for any device any where. I use it for private and business.
Good 👍
by asdfghuoi on 2021/11/30 01:49
Pretty good, I mean I would recommend it because on a phone, it is much easier to use than just looking it up. I mean it could be better, but over all it is a good app. 🙂
Hard to use
by jerrymower on 2021/11/30 01:33
Extremely hard to use. Have been trying for a half hour to delete a document and can’t figure it out .
More helpful options regarding managing storage
by chitown desi on 2021/11/29 23:45
I actually like it fine, except for the fact that when I click to manage storage, it only gives me the option to purchase more space. It would be helpful to be given options about deleting files and managing space another way
Great Mobile service.
by bigdaddyct on 2021/11/29 23:15
Great cloud drive service. Thank You.
Very organized
by curnchy on 2021/11/29 21:15
I think google drive is very easy to keep neat! Love using it. However, I wish it was even more customizable. I would love a default option with the white interface theme, but also a customizable option where you can upload your own pictures for backgrounds in different folders, kind of like the Google search engine.
Sussy google drive
by Jell.twitch.tv on 2021/11/29 19:54
So sicko mode
Exelente
by Alex Velez The Best on 2021/11/29 14:09
💪🏾🔥
Opinión
by navegante1999 on 2021/11/29 12:19
Is great
Hard to download files directly
by dnjzkkx. s on 2021/11/29 12:18
Hard to download stuff
Difficult functionality at times
by wouldn't be prudent on 2021/11/29 01:44
Cannot find, toggle between different email account docs files.
Can’t delete
by carynvz on 2021/11/28 23:36
There are several items I want to dxelete but are unable to.
Needs an improved folder hierarchy
by rdstones on 2021/11/28 20:43
Documents always feel like they’re everywhere and it’s not intuitive to locate them. Too many files at the root and with no logical display mechanism.
Awesome layout
by DJ Devil Bear on 2021/11/28 17:32
Ayeeeee
Im happy using this app. I will give them 5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
by $NikkiAdams on 2021/11/28 13:09
Its useful i
Helpful and convenient
by GTH2002$ on 2021/11/28 09:03
I applaud this app for their commitment of providing free gb to use for students and people who are on a budget phase in life, students studying and storing their homework for later to review. Thumbs to y’all.
Better than Dropbox
by mlwmadeit on 2021/11/28 00:33
My favorite
YOU GUYS ARE MENTALLY ILL
by EyemSoReel on 2021/11/27 19:12
I MADE A ONE STAR STATING THAT THERE IS NO OPTION TO DOWNLOAD FOLDERS AT ALL AND IT NEEDS TO BE ADDED AND THEY WANT TO DISRESPECT ME ASKING IF I HAVE SWITCHED WI-FI NETWORKS, BRO IM SAYING YOU GUYS ARE MISSING A FEATURE! ALLOW US TO DOWNLOAD FOLDERS DIRECTLY TO OUR DEVICES, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU COULD BE A NEARLY TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY AND NOT UNDERSTAND BASIC ENGLISH
Really cool
by Frauline Bartacker on 2021/11/27 05:02
Enjoyed it immensely.
Keep outsiders out!
by Terry Lee (Music Producer) on 2021/11/26 21:48
Drive is fine except for the access others had with sending me docs that I did not ask for & could not erase from MY drive account that made no sense!
Drive on my phone
by BJ-Raanana on 2021/11/26 19:20
Overall it’s great to be synced all the time and accessible on the phone. Some suggestions: - Wish there was a way to print a file when you’re in the file on the iPhone. - The search sometimes misses some files. - Would like to be able to enter and format a hyperlink.
Es muy bueno siempre lo necesito y me sirve bastante
by chanola8 on 2021/11/26 16:03
Esto es lo mejor
Thank you so much for your kindness and your help
by NoonieFrog67 on 2021/11/26 01:30
I am still very new to the world of Google. I am looking forward to learning more. Thank you so much
Useless!
by Tantoon123 on 2021/11/25 16:53
Useless!
Great info
by Tweety-cowboy on 2021/11/25 13:51
Very helpful . Thanks!!!
Lia_hurt
by victor 216 on 2021/11/25 05:03
El video tiene varios luces y cortos pequeños Gracias
Not synchronized anymore
by Dvdsk on 2021/11/24 17:57
It’s not synchronized with my laptop anymore
It’s good but…
by i hate mondays so much on 2021/11/24 17:46
I want to add my app data from my phone to my google drive app but it only allows pictures and videos, can you add the feature to put your app data to a google drive app on the device?
Pls fix
by smooveclip on 2021/11/24 14:02
Keeps crashing
Maria Tloews
by maria76222 on 2021/11/24 13:39
Maria Hi Ok
Always there
by Riverrat333 on 2021/11/24 13:37
Very reliable cloud data storage. Recent upgrades to the pc app have been nice improvements.
Google Drive is Awesome
by Andrew Mulqueen on 2021/11/24 13:13
Download Google Drive because you will not regret downloading Google Drive on you iOS device. This app is available for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. I recommend you download this app. I rate this app a 5 star rating because it is good for storage.
What
by qrtsz on 2021/11/24 04:29
How do I save photos so I can edit them. I can’t figure this app out. Very frustrating!
Takes over files
by b23myetx on 2021/11/23 22:51
T
Can’t sign in
by ben uui on 2021/11/23 17:10
I try to sign in with my email never loads
Can’t just attach file!!!!!!
by c Alex F on 2021/11/23 12:30
Hate the fact that it is so hard to just attach a file
I Love Drive
by SweetKellieMae on 2021/11/22 23:27
This is a helpful tool for my letter writing and files. Thank you Drive for being awesome.
No
by hanma shuji is better than you on 2021/11/22 18:30
Just delete everything to do with google classroom alrd
Deleted Years of pictures
by astronaut benji on 2021/11/22 17:44
I don’t even know what to say. I had stored a few hundred pictures from two years I spent in the Philippines in a folder on drive. Looked at my drive in a browser, and said folder was empty. Panicked, I checked the drive app on my phone. Files were all there, breathed a sigh of relief. Tried to open one, it says file not found. Tried again, now the folder is empty. I’m speechless. These pictures were priceless to me. The fact that some second-rate storage app deleted them so arbitrarily is neglectful, bordering on cruel.
Good
by Mahbubur rahman alamin on 2021/11/22 16:48
Very good service
Thank You
by Elnora66 on 2021/11/22 13:28
It’s good to know that you can locate your old pictures on the same
Girls
by Oiuytgfdcxz:;(543/)$ on 2021/11/22 07:59
Party
Sound
by NHT1965 on 2021/11/22 02:06
The sound did not record.
So darn convenient
by Vermont dentist on 2021/11/21 19:16
You can save any important files on google drive and it will be there, easy to retrieve
What’s the point?
by mokumax on 2021/11/21 18:23
This is probably the worst app I’ve used on ipad. If you only need to do a basic edit or view you’ll be fine but if you actually have to do something like select multiple files then good luck. It’s google you’d “think” they have genius programmers.. why is this so lacking in basic functionality? Like apple… looks like the developers don’t even use the product.
Not bad
by Real Jimbo Hours on 2021/11/21 03:55
Great feature
;$&3&:!(!4!2’o
by hejalnz f rna on 2021/11/20 22:30
Pog
Data Hungry Google
by Be a patience on 2021/11/20 20:56
I wish to give me below zero if I could. This app is not letting me login until I will give me them fingerprint. They do not want data only; Google is completely freak 🤮
Wonderful way to share joys
by N Joy Moozik on 2021/11/20 19:19
Without time or location constraint’s, wonderful way to share joyd
Teachers
by CMKJSKBMKIDKSOEJLWE1 on 2021/11/20 18:01
Learning all these things new apps well COVID-19 only the ones we use
More file type viewer support
by TEKutz on 2021/11/20 14:13
Not enough supported file types in the reader
Need to send out PDF files
by Rperrydize on 2021/11/20 13:16
If I was computer savvy, I could easily know how to forward notes to groups of people who don’t use google drive but Microsoft. I would like a simple way of choosing a PDF file to send out.
Google Drive
by Legenza on 2021/11/20 05:11
I need This!
Nice easy to use
by Abaser2020 on 2021/11/20 03:25
N I am 10 years old and I’m always going around to search through my files this is a really good app for it I highly suggest you check it out of your child let alone work and if you’re an adult it’s good like one drive and dropbox it’s basically the same as them google photos is awesome really good you should try both I honestly wish more people did more positive rants on this
Impossible to search or find anything
by Design696969 on 2021/11/20 03:04
Extremely unintuitive for a lifelong “organized” windows user. Beyond dread this miserable app on desktop, tablet or phone.
Needs work
by Lazarus817 on 2021/11/20 02:25
Every time drive upload a file, it changes it to a new file type, and I can’t open it.
Love Google drive
by Roses eco app review on 2021/11/19 21:37
Giving Google drive a 5 star
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.
Ease of Use
by Sam J-V on 2021/11/19 16:55
I overall really like the functionality of drive. There are just a few kind of UI and workflow things that I'd really love to see implemented. It would be great to have a more customizable storage system where you weren't limited to the different macro-tabs like home, starred, shared, and files. It would be cool if we could add our own to make drive the most optimum file storage system for us. It would also be great if there was a way to enable those same tabs, just in different iterations for different file types, so that I could just swipe over to another screen and see all of my starred and shared mp4 files, swipe again to see PDFS, and again to see JPEGs and PSD's or something like that. Additionally, it would be amazing if the download functionality was less cumbersome. I'd love to be able to open the share sheet, and just have the normal iPad menu system options of saving to files or doing all that other stuff. Most importantly, please make it possible to do things like download and move files off drive in bulk. There is nothing more annoying that having pictures of pages of a book and having to download and move each one individually because the function of the Drive's share sheet changes depending on wether or not multiple files are selected. Thanks!
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!
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?
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.
Regret switching from Dropbox to Google :(
by Shadowoman on 2021/08/13 04:44
There’s no way for me to get my Google Photos onto Google Drive... I’d have to manually save all the hundreds of thousands of photos to my phone or device AND THEN re-download them to Google Drive. What am I paying $100 a year for?!?! And I just spent 4 months HAND transferring millions of files from DROPBOX to GOOGLE.... I can’t believe it.... Why did they get rid of that feature?! Google Drive and Google Photos should be connected. It’s absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to organize photos. And considering I take a crap ton of photos, I really need something that can save and organize my photos safely. I also thought that using Google Drive would make it easier to share things. But, it doesn’t. I still have to share things through Google Drive/Google Photos and if people don’t have that, they can’t see it. What’s the difference between Google Drive/Google Photos and DROPBOX?! Honestly, I wish I would have never switched to Google Drive/Google Photos :( Dropbox is better... But after spending months transferring every single files and picture by hand, manually.. I don’t feel like going back to Dropbox :(
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.
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!
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn't find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by GravelGrinder64 on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
Great App
by Maliikm on 2019/01/24 15:20
This app makes it really easy for me to manage and create documents. I save a lot of time by having all of my important documents for business in one place, and I never have to hunt for anything. The app does nearly everything Google Drive does on a computer so I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. I really like that this app allows for some level of interoperability with iCloud, which I use to save files from the Microsoft Word app. Once I finish with a document in the Word app and save it to iCloud, I just share the document to Google Drive. If I have any complaints, it’s that there’s no option to save to Google Drive from the Microsoft Word app! Other peripheral functions like search and quick access are also useful and help save time. File management works well with the right folder structure, and there’s a good level of detail included in the document information summary. Overall a good app 👍🏾
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!
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!!??
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
No settings for sync frequency! Or a button to force a sync.
by EdsBrain on 2019/05/04 13:31
It is amazing to me the difference in the actual files within Google Drive on my laptop and the Google Drive on this device. iPhone 6s Plus. Lots not syncing. There are whole folders that are on the laptop app and not on the phone app. Wifi is working. Settings of iPhone say to allow data and all of that. So, I go searching for a sync button to force the operation and it doesn’t appear to have one. I know you can “pull down”. Doesn’t seem to work. However, files are still missing on the phone. While I gathered a picture in an email and hence needing to upload it to a certain customer folder... the folder is just not there. Open Google Drive app and the folder is there. Laptop app=visible (where I created it). Mobile app=visible but no when I hit the upload button to save this picture to this particular folder. As I’m scanning the option of customer folders with my eyes, I see many new customers folders missing. Suggestion: increase settings available to users so that they can force, schedule these syncs. Also, check how this iPhone “upload” icon fetches the info Google Drive. It’s not working and seems to be a version of the distant past. Pretty depressing to leave the office knowing you uploaded stuff, your trying to continue your work while traveling and it just won’t get done because Google Drive is failing to allow me to add files/pics/docs from multiple entry points. Please help!
Stuck between redundant and awesome
by Jesseondrums on 2017/12/12 01:36
Drive works great as the main app to house the files but there are a few changes that would make Drive amazing. 1.) Drive should function like an all inclusive program rather than a hub to connect to the separate programs. EX: If I open a Google doc file I should have the option to access the full Google doc tools.. STOP MAKING NEW TABS AND SENDING ME TO GOOGLE DOCS EVERYTIME! It should be an option to make a separate tab or window not protocol. 2.) The Drive Landing page should be customizable so you can see your docs, slides and excel knock off. 1 click makes it expand (like peek for iOS) and let you see all of the files the you can click the specific file or a 2nd click will open the app. This will prob need Java but it be worth it. 3.) There needs to be quick access between accounts or a way you can make something available on both accounts that is more intuitive than downloading and re-uploading. If drive gives more functionality and essentially replaces the need for individual apps and programs, then it will be a great all-in-one otherwise it would be easier to scale back drive and just make it a simpleclean hub where you click on the file and it opens the doc or presentation in an edit mode. Like an online hard drive. Otherwise Drive is just straddling the fence between unnecessary and redundant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great but......
by xX_Pablo420_Xx on 2018/09/27 04:49
My experience with drive has been nothing short of magnificent throughout my usage. I have a plethora of memories in which I needed drive to perform to perfection and not only did drive deliver, but did so in such a fashion that would make every app developer who worked on it proud and every app developer who didn’t jealous. The beginning of the issue stems from one unfaithful day in which drive decided that today was not a good day to perform the task I needed to. Instead of uploading a video drive decided to act like it did and then not process the video leading to crushing negative repercussion in a deep emotional, mental and physical level. The sheer amount of disturbance my mind felt as I realize that the thing I trusted most in this world had failed me was excruciatingly painful. However this should not take away from the overall performance which I believe to be almost not short of exemplary. 4/5!
Google Drive is awesome!
by Marsh Waha on 2018/02/27 14:17
I absolutely love Google Drive, I love the fact that I can access documents from anywhere just on my computer just online but also from a tablet or phone. It’s probably one of the best things to have. It’s super easy to use, you can save PDFs you can convert them to Google documents even save slideshows, spreadsheets, and do much more. It’s help me save a lot of space on my computer, because the hard drives 10 to get clogged up with documents and data and I really do like the fact that I can use Google drive to save my documents and put them somewhere safe. You can also upload your documents and Excel sheets Microsoft or presentation slides. Google Drive allows you do so much with documents, you can even upload pictures too. Although for pictures I use Google Photos.
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.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I've been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don't use Drive much is due to the fact that the image downloads to a mobile device are terribly compressed. I conducted a number of tests over multiple devices between both Dropbox and Drive with the exact same files and every single time I landed the same results. The image downloaded to a mobile device (no difference on desktop or laptop) reflected a drastically reduced quality when uploaded and downloaded from Drive vs Dropbox. Regardless of how the image was selected for download via Drive, I always had the same outcome, a disappointingly low quality download of what was otherwise a very crisp and hi res professional quality capture. I'm very surprised that this hasn't been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren't noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
iPhone version just added Privacy Screen feature
by GottaTellYa on 2020/08/18 13:39
The iPad version allows you to require Touch ID to open the app to see your files. The iPhone version now has this option, preventing someone gaining access to all your files when the phone is unlocked just by opening the app. This however does nothing to fix the longstanding Google security defect that keeps every file you have ever opened in a “Recent” folder, forever, with no ability to clear that history or remove a file from the Recent list—so anyone watching you open this app at its Home screen will see all the images and files you have opened. I would give five stars to see Google fix that. They have received thousands of complaints on their user forums, but they have ignored this issue for years.
May be the best, but not great
by sahm_sahm on 2020/08/01 16:34
I’ve used Google drive for years. I needed a system to keep my files in sync across multiple computers and platforms, and it seems the best option. That said, the desktop version that resides on your laptop or computer is the best aspect is that allows you instant access using your native apps. However, it can literally take days to sync 30 to 50 GB between one computer and the cloud, even when all of the files have already been uploaded from another computer. That’s ridiculous and I have no idea why he doesn’t scan and identify all the common files dramatically faster. Access to Google Drive via the web is critically important and is fully functional for all contemporary file types, but online search and organization of Drive is clunky and much slower than working offline, especially on a Mac.
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!!! 😡😡😡
Always stepping up in improvements
by amandajoboyer on 2019/04/06 06:26
I would’ve given this app 5 stars but two things....Backup from my IPhone has been going for 12 hours now for 9000 items. Photos were not close to that number so I’m assuming duplicates where made and backed up in more than one folder. Also another suggestion would be to offer the optimize feature to customers when they perform the backup feature in order to compress the file before sending. If the files are compressed then transferring the data will speed process up tremendously. Minor detail was I could not move files back into main after placed in folder nor find a back button/redo command (use Mac example of windows with arrows) Other than that Google has the right idea with the Google applications presenting customers with the controls to manage online living....
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
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.
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
Google Drive is the Best!
by 1583544 on 2019/10/15 23:44
I have been using Google Drive since third grade, and it was very easy to learn to use. I’ve never lost a document during the many years I’ve had Google Drive, and I still have the files I made when I was eight years old. I appreciate how documents can be edited and viewed across multiple devices. It is easy to create various types of documents, slideshows, forms, etc. Teachers can share notes with students, and control view/comment/suggest/edit settings. The many organization and sharing/collaboration features are very helpful, and so is the offline editing setting. My school district made an account for every one of its students, and I think it has contributed to our success.
So Close
by notsoavidgamereviewer on 2020/03/05 04:58
I love using google drive. It’s simple, effective, and free. Files are easily shared and group projects are a breeze when everyone’s work can be updated and commented on in real time. Google drive and all of its sub-services (docs, slides, sheets) are very easy and effective on the computer, however on mobile, they struggle. Having to switch between apps just to edit projects is more of a hassle than it might sound, it is very annoying when working and navigating between different folders and mediums. I would love to see google integrate docs, slides, etc. into the google drive app. This would mean less things to worry about and less confusion and complexity for mobile users. Other than the separation of the separate services into different apps, I love google drive and it’s features.
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?
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 😀
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.
Leeanndelaneytns
by RiverTeacher on 2020/12/15 23:01
Drive allows me to save and share information with my preschool families and school treasurer. We are a small preschool with a huge Covid deficit but we’re open and running a safe place for our students. I still use my old thumb drives from previous years, but connecting in an affordable way with families on my phone so quickly has been amazing. Anything electronic comes out of my pocket because of the school’s financial status so Drive has been a life saver for me to share Covid protocol updates, spreadsheets and everything has been a life saver for me. I’m the school’s head teacher/administrator - Drive keeps me organized (a bit!) while remaining calm and supportive to my precious families/parents. Thank you.
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!
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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.
Interoperability btw Apple and docs drive etc will cost you time and money
by Shift4pq on 2021/12/07 01:21
In a very glamorous digital world that we live in the interoperability between two power houses one refined one just giant is diminishing in value between users. That means Apple and Google are willing to sacrifice all users time in order to win a decision in order to find a mind to service. This is not a fair approach in fact this is just bad business in general as big as you are it means you’re dividing classes yourself you’re actually making a political stand between digital politics and you’re driving users away from each other instead of coming together like everyone needs to. Get it together stop wasting my time, hundreds of thousands if not millions of other users time. We don’t have much but we rely on you for the unsatisfactory services that each of you are choosing to provide on both of your platforms when viewed from a let’s say docs drive or photos to an apple user. I’m certain your both at play. But tonight your interoperability choices cost me $2520.72 because I couldn’t submit an accurate bid by 8:00. Thank you. And to anyone who reads this, we are all being taken for a ride. I’m a small potato but 2500+ is worth an earful. Thanks for nothing see you in court, a big class action suit for wasting peoples time.
I love drive
by jdndakbevhqikxn on 2021/12/06 22:48
It is so awsome
Simply the best for pic and file storage on the go!
by Cluvsjnk on 2021/12/06 17:42
Love it!
Wahlupp.com
by Wahlupp on 2021/12/06 16:25
Google Drive is awesome!
Very nice
by salam muhammed on 2021/12/06 16:12
Very good app
Excelente
by agarcia27 on 2021/12/06 13:55
Me gusta es más fácil para acceder a tu correo y ver tus formatos.
Thanks
by coco50$&@ on 2021/12/06 13:28
Thank you
Good file app in general but...
by NotHereNotMe on 2021/12/06 12:52
I’ve been using google drive since I was a kid and it’s undoubtedly one of best cloud services but the app is only so so now. Two things are missing: ability to play videos repeatedly without closing the actual video (older version had it) and dark mode. Quite annoying when I’m just trying to verify something at the end of the videos I have and the video just keep closing.
Nice
by Aung Kyi Minn on 2021/12/06 09:14
So useful
Go drive
by Oooxxxbro on 2021/12/06 08:31
It’s good
Too complicated
by Lil Songbyrd on 2021/12/05 20:40
Accessing through IPad and is difficult to navigate
Making something
by JGOMG22 on 2021/12/05 20:16
I’m submitting a text to speech voice on uberduck.ai, and it says I have to use a Model Google Drive link. So this must be useful! I wonder how to add files though.
🙌🏽
by PhineasNHerb on 2021/12/05 02:57
Covers the basics
by MOOSELOCK on 2021/12/04 22:16
Drive as a service is reliable. I trust it to not lose my files. The iOS app could use some work. For example, if you move a file, there’s no way to search for the new location. You have to tap, tap, tap your way through all your folders. Doesn’t work great for people who use a nice folder hierarchy. Then, if you want to move a second find to that location you have to start all over again. Why is there no recent locations to choose from?
Drive
by riblatt on 2021/12/04 18:25
Very convenient to access jam boards!
Ugh
by tchmymind on 2021/12/04 14:33
Both photos and content missing and can’t get them to return.
Review
by Levi&belle on 2021/12/04 12:34
Never works right always say try later
Does not work with iPad 2
by Rtobon on 2021/12/04 03:16
Does not work on the iPad 2.
Why can’t we access photos on google
by Coooldater on 2021/12/04 01:47
I wanted to access photos from drive that I have on google.
Do not enjoy this app
by rtpgsya on 2021/12/03 21:22
I do not enjoy this app
Trash
by cohojobo on 2021/12/03 18:04
Can’t wee it
Awesome app
by SuvChan1980 on 2021/12/03 10:31
The app is very organized and you can find all of your documents easily. You can easily create folders to store your files.
Great app
by BareqSM on 2021/12/03 07:11
Thanks google.
Extremely useful
by SAhsanBD on 2021/12/03 03:53
I find Google Drive extremely useful. I can store so much data and access it from anywhere in any gadget I have with me. Hope Google will increase the storage space even more!
Helpful
by mmmmmperes on 2021/12/03 03:23
It is a good app, however should be nice if it works with old versions
Not happy with this App!
by SammyBiv on 2021/12/02 19:53
There is clearly a serious bug that needs fixing with this app because every time I come on here (on my iPhone) it freezes up and exits out of whatever I’m looking at/working on. That’s extremely frustrating!! This has actually been going on for months now too! 😡😤
Great app. Just add one thing.
by A Traveling Man /G\ on 2021/12/02 09:19
This app is great. Love the fact that Google FINALLY got passcode/face ID Protection for your account and files a couple of years ago. The only thing that’s missing is a slideshow feature for the files I create within my folders. Give us that, and a 5 star rating is on the way!
Lacking easiness
by NaishB on 2021/12/02 04:12
Why it can’t be downloaded to PHOTOS ? I downloaded to Drive but not sure what is the methods step ?
Google drive review, iPhone trouble
by Kindylas on 2021/12/02 01:39
App works great and fine on my laptop, but really does not want to seem to work properly on my iPhone 7 Plus, I will try to upload a file and google drive will glitch and continuously restart the upload, never uploading it, then I can’t even download a video that is already on my drive because the “download” option never shows up on my iPhone, now I’ve attempted to delete the app and reinstall it but it will not delete! The app will not delete off my phone!! It just stays on my home screen but won’t even open or delete!
Amazing
by i am cooooooool on 2021/12/01 22:42
This app is amazing and easy to use. I can get so much done using this app. Thank you so much!
Organization
by Blue Rowe's on 2021/12/01 20:37
It has really allowed me to be more organized with my business.
Files don’t show up
by oompalo on 2021/12/01 18:53
Files don’t show up the app is buggy it shows up on my pc but not on app. 😡
Ms AO
by آصايل on 2021/12/01 08:48
Could not open the audio file from my IPHONE
Review no
by really for chri$ts sake on 2021/12/01 07:28
I love it ,… WHEN IT WORKS
Crashes
by Josiah109 on 2021/12/01 06:26
Had to reopen a lot. Keeps crashing
Dark mode
by sadpatheticme on 2021/11/30 21:15
It’s 2021 already
Best App Ever for Extra Storage
by JailbreakKing07 on 2021/11/30 21:00
This is my favorite app now because I put all my YouTube video footage in a file and I can make way more videos now without running out of storage!!!
It good
by Joffery bozo on 2021/11/30 20:31
This is a great app for using an app
Folder uploading help
by Green Bean 1234 on 2021/11/30 18:32
I would love an easier way to upload folders from my computer. Right now I have to create them in drive and reorganize them and it is very tedious
Video Handling Not Great
by jonobr1 on 2021/11/30 17:35
Can’t download my videos from Drive to my iPad and the video player won’t allow me to loop the video.
Owner
by MsValve on 2021/11/30 15:49
This is my first time to use this feature and it was difficult for me to navigate.
Drive
by Lillmad on 2021/11/30 13:26
Yet another excellent, versatile Googlë tool!
Google Drive best file storage
by Robrico1111 on 2021/11/30 03:00
Google drive is easy to use and you can access it for any device any where. I use it for private and business.
Good 👍
by asdfghuoi on 2021/11/30 01:49
Pretty good, I mean I would recommend it because on a phone, it is much easier to use than just looking it up. I mean it could be better, but over all it is a good app. 🙂
Hard to use
by jerrymower on 2021/11/30 01:33
Extremely hard to use. Have been trying for a half hour to delete a document and can’t figure it out .
More helpful options regarding managing storage
by chitown desi on 2021/11/29 23:45
I actually like it fine, except for the fact that when I click to manage storage, it only gives me the option to purchase more space. It would be helpful to be given options about deleting files and managing space another way
Great Mobile service.
by bigdaddyct on 2021/11/29 23:15
Great cloud drive service. Thank You.
Very organized
by curnchy on 2021/11/29 21:15
I think google drive is very easy to keep neat! Love using it. However, I wish it was even more customizable. I would love a default option with the white interface theme, but also a customizable option where you can upload your own pictures for backgrounds in different folders, kind of like the Google search engine.
Sussy google drive
by Jell.twitch.tv on 2021/11/29 19:54
So sicko mode
Exelente
by Alex Velez The Best on 2021/11/29 14:09
💪🏾🔥
Opinión
by navegante1999 on 2021/11/29 12:19
Is great
Hard to download files directly
by dnjzkkx. s on 2021/11/29 12:18
Hard to download stuff
Difficult functionality at times
by wouldn't be prudent on 2021/11/29 01:44
Cannot find, toggle between different email account docs files.
Can’t delete
by carynvz on 2021/11/28 23:36
There are several items I want to dxelete but are unable to.
Needs an improved folder hierarchy
by rdstones on 2021/11/28 20:43
Documents always feel like they’re everywhere and it’s not intuitive to locate them. Too many files at the root and with no logical display mechanism.
Awesome layout
by DJ Devil Bear on 2021/11/28 17:32
Ayeeeee
Im happy using this app. I will give them 5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
by $NikkiAdams on 2021/11/28 13:09
Its useful i
Helpful and convenient
by GTH2002$ on 2021/11/28 09:03
I applaud this app for their commitment of providing free gb to use for students and people who are on a budget phase in life, students studying and storing their homework for later to review. Thumbs to y’all.
Better than Dropbox
by mlwmadeit on 2021/11/28 00:33
My favorite
YOU GUYS ARE MENTALLY ILL
by EyemSoReel on 2021/11/27 19:12
I MADE A ONE STAR STATING THAT THERE IS NO OPTION TO DOWNLOAD FOLDERS AT ALL AND IT NEEDS TO BE ADDED AND THEY WANT TO DISRESPECT ME ASKING IF I HAVE SWITCHED WI-FI NETWORKS, BRO IM SAYING YOU GUYS ARE MISSING A FEATURE! ALLOW US TO DOWNLOAD FOLDERS DIRECTLY TO OUR DEVICES, I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU COULD BE A NEARLY TRILLION DOLLAR COMPANY AND NOT UNDERSTAND BASIC ENGLISH
Really cool
by Frauline Bartacker on 2021/11/27 05:02
Enjoyed it immensely.
Keep outsiders out!
by Terry Lee (Music Producer) on 2021/11/26 21:48
Drive is fine except for the access others had with sending me docs that I did not ask for & could not erase from MY drive account that made no sense!
Drive on my phone
by BJ-Raanana on 2021/11/26 19:20
Overall it’s great to be synced all the time and accessible on the phone. Some suggestions: - Wish there was a way to print a file when you’re in the file on the iPhone. - The search sometimes misses some files. - Would like to be able to enter and format a hyperlink.
Es muy bueno siempre lo necesito y me sirve bastante
by chanola8 on 2021/11/26 16:03
Esto es lo mejor
Thank you so much for your kindness and your help
by NoonieFrog67 on 2021/11/26 01:30
I am still very new to the world of Google. I am looking forward to learning more. Thank you so much
Useless!
by Tantoon123 on 2021/11/25 16:53
Useless!
Great info
by Tweety-cowboy on 2021/11/25 13:51
Very helpful . Thanks!!!
Lia_hurt
by victor 216 on 2021/11/25 05:03
El video tiene varios luces y cortos pequeños Gracias
Not synchronized anymore
by Dvdsk on 2021/11/24 17:57
It’s not synchronized with my laptop anymore
It’s good but…
by i hate mondays so much on 2021/11/24 17:46
I want to add my app data from my phone to my google drive app but it only allows pictures and videos, can you add the feature to put your app data to a google drive app on the device?
Pls fix
by smooveclip on 2021/11/24 14:02
Keeps crashing
Maria Tloews
by maria76222 on 2021/11/24 13:39
Maria Hi Ok
Always there
by Riverrat333 on 2021/11/24 13:37
Very reliable cloud data storage. Recent upgrades to the pc app have been nice improvements.
Google Drive is Awesome
by Andrew Mulqueen on 2021/11/24 13:13
Download Google Drive because you will not regret downloading Google Drive on you iOS device. This app is available for free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. I recommend you download this app. I rate this app a 5 star rating because it is good for storage.
What
by qrtsz on 2021/11/24 04:29
How do I save photos so I can edit them. I can’t figure this app out. Very frustrating!
Takes over files
by b23myetx on 2021/11/23 22:51
T
Can’t sign in
by ben uui on 2021/11/23 17:10
I try to sign in with my email never loads
Can’t just attach file!!!!!!
by c Alex F on 2021/11/23 12:30
Hate the fact that it is so hard to just attach a file
I Love Drive
by SweetKellieMae on 2021/11/22 23:27
This is a helpful tool for my letter writing and files. Thank you Drive for being awesome.
No
by hanma shuji is better than you on 2021/11/22 18:30
Just delete everything to do with google classroom alrd
Deleted Years of pictures
by astronaut benji on 2021/11/22 17:44
I don’t even know what to say. I had stored a few hundred pictures from two years I spent in the Philippines in a folder on drive. Looked at my drive in a browser, and said folder was empty. Panicked, I checked the drive app on my phone. Files were all there, breathed a sigh of relief. Tried to open one, it says file not found. Tried again, now the folder is empty. I’m speechless. These pictures were priceless to me. The fact that some second-rate storage app deleted them so arbitrarily is neglectful, bordering on cruel.
Good
by Mahbubur rahman alamin on 2021/11/22 16:48
Very good service
Thank You
by Elnora66 on 2021/11/22 13:28
It’s good to know that you can locate your old pictures on the same
Girls
by Oiuytgfdcxz:;(543/)$ on 2021/11/22 07:59
Party
Sound
by NHT1965 on 2021/11/22 02:06
The sound did not record.
So darn convenient
by Vermont dentist on 2021/11/21 19:16
You can save any important files on google drive and it will be there, easy to retrieve
What’s the point?
by mokumax on 2021/11/21 18:23
This is probably the worst app I’ve used on ipad. If you only need to do a basic edit or view you’ll be fine but if you actually have to do something like select multiple files then good luck. It’s google you’d “think” they have genius programmers.. why is this so lacking in basic functionality? Like apple… looks like the developers don’t even use the product.
Not bad
by Real Jimbo Hours on 2021/11/21 03:55
Great feature
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by hejalnz f rna on 2021/11/20 22:30
Pog
Data Hungry Google
by Be a patience on 2021/11/20 20:56
I wish to give me below zero if I could. This app is not letting me login until I will give me them fingerprint. They do not want data only; Google is completely freak 🤮
Wonderful way to share joys
by N Joy Moozik on 2021/11/20 19:19
Without time or location constraint’s, wonderful way to share joyd
Teachers
by CMKJSKBMKIDKSOEJLWE1 on 2021/11/20 18:01
Learning all these things new apps well COVID-19 only the ones we use
More file type viewer support
by TEKutz on 2021/11/20 14:13
Not enough supported file types in the reader
Need to send out PDF files
by Rperrydize on 2021/11/20 13:16
If I was computer savvy, I could easily know how to forward notes to groups of people who don’t use google drive but Microsoft. I would like a simple way of choosing a PDF file to send out.
Google Drive
by Legenza on 2021/11/20 05:11
I need This!
Nice easy to use
by Abaser2020 on 2021/11/20 03:25
N I am 10 years old and I’m always going around to search through my files this is a really good app for it I highly suggest you check it out of your child let alone work and if you’re an adult it’s good like one drive and dropbox it’s basically the same as them google photos is awesome really good you should try both I honestly wish more people did more positive rants on this
Impossible to search or find anything
by Design696969 on 2021/11/20 03:04
Extremely unintuitive for a lifelong “organized” windows user. Beyond dread this miserable app on desktop, tablet or phone.
Needs work
by Lazarus817 on 2021/11/20 02:25
Every time drive upload a file, it changes it to a new file type, and I can’t open it.
Love Google drive
by Roses eco app review on 2021/11/19 21:37
Giving Google drive a 5 star
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.
Ease of Use
by Sam J-V on 2021/11/19 16:55
I overall really like the functionality of drive. There are just a few kind of UI and workflow things that I'd really love to see implemented. It would be great to have a more customizable storage system where you weren't limited to the different macro-tabs like home, starred, shared, and files. It would be cool if we could add our own to make drive the most optimum file storage system for us. It would also be great if there was a way to enable those same tabs, just in different iterations for different file types, so that I could just swipe over to another screen and see all of my starred and shared mp4 files, swipe again to see PDFS, and again to see JPEGs and PSD's or something like that. Additionally, it would be amazing if the download functionality was less cumbersome. I'd love to be able to open the share sheet, and just have the normal iPad menu system options of saving to files or doing all that other stuff. Most importantly, please make it possible to do things like download and move files off drive in bulk. There is nothing more annoying that having pictures of pages of a book and having to download and move each one individually because the function of the Drive's share sheet changes depending on wether or not multiple files are selected. Thanks!
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!
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?
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.
Regret switching from Dropbox to Google :(
by Shadowoman on 2021/08/13 04:44
There’s no way for me to get my Google Photos onto Google Drive... I’d have to manually save all the hundreds of thousands of photos to my phone or device AND THEN re-download them to Google Drive. What am I paying $100 a year for?!?! And I just spent 4 months HAND transferring millions of files from DROPBOX to GOOGLE.... I can’t believe it.... Why did they get rid of that feature?! Google Drive and Google Photos should be connected. It’s absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to organize photos. And considering I take a crap ton of photos, I really need something that can save and organize my photos safely. I also thought that using Google Drive would make it easier to share things. But, it doesn’t. I still have to share things through Google Drive/Google Photos and if people don’t have that, they can’t see it. What’s the difference between Google Drive/Google Photos and DROPBOX?! Honestly, I wish I would have never switched to Google Drive/Google Photos :( Dropbox is better... But after spending months transferring every single files and picture by hand, manually.. I don’t feel like going back to Dropbox :(
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.
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!
Google Rocks!
by CurlyQTina on 2018/03/11 18:14
Google’s versatility and full functionality have made so much of what I do easier. Previously I used three or four different online services. One service could store images. Another could store text. A third and fourth were used to take notes for research and compose files. When I needed to compile all of the information between those different sources. I would open content in one environment, copy and then paste the content into a completely different environment. Then have to worry about trying to remember which platform my final continent was stored on. Many times I would recreate content because I couldn't find the last version of my file. Or forget where a part of what I had created was located. With Google’s amazing features and tools, I now know that everything is stored in one location. I can easily work on my files in a single seamless environment. You have made my processes faster and allowed me to cut unnecessary time.
Has become the essential tool in my office
by GravelGrinder64 on 2018/01/28 09:20
In my previous office we used Microsoft Office, Outlook and Box for file storage, sharing and editing. Box edit works but is super clunky and hopeless for real time document editing. Google Drive just works better across a shared workspace environment, with Google docs for group editing, commenting, comment resolution, taking, etc. Perhaps even more importantly, Google Drive and Docs and Sheets are a great way to collaborate across operating systems. My office is half Apple and half Windows environment in HQ, and about 30-70 in our international offices. Google is platform agnostic - I use Drive and their office suite from my iPhone, iPad, Windows desktop and iMac. It just works. The one area where I still prefer Microsoft is for email. Gmail is just not sophisticated enough for enterprise use. We are stuck with it in my office and all use different workarounds. I’ve been waiting for a decade for gmail to have half the functionality of Outlook!
Great App
by Maliikm on 2019/01/24 15:20
This app makes it really easy for me to manage and create documents. I save a lot of time by having all of my important documents for business in one place, and I never have to hunt for anything. The app does nearly everything Google Drive does on a computer so I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. I really like that this app allows for some level of interoperability with iCloud, which I use to save files from the Microsoft Word app. Once I finish with a document in the Word app and save it to iCloud, I just share the document to Google Drive. If I have any complaints, it’s that there’s no option to save to Google Drive from the Microsoft Word app! Other peripheral functions like search and quick access are also useful and help save time. File management works well with the right folder structure, and there’s a good level of detail included in the document information summary. Overall a good app 👍🏾
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!
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!!??
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
No settings for sync frequency! Or a button to force a sync.
by EdsBrain on 2019/05/04 13:31
It is amazing to me the difference in the actual files within Google Drive on my laptop and the Google Drive on this device. iPhone 6s Plus. Lots not syncing. There are whole folders that are on the laptop app and not on the phone app. Wifi is working. Settings of iPhone say to allow data and all of that. So, I go searching for a sync button to force the operation and it doesn’t appear to have one. I know you can “pull down”. Doesn’t seem to work. However, files are still missing on the phone. While I gathered a picture in an email and hence needing to upload it to a certain customer folder... the folder is just not there. Open Google Drive app and the folder is there. Laptop app=visible (where I created it). Mobile app=visible but no when I hit the upload button to save this picture to this particular folder. As I’m scanning the option of customer folders with my eyes, I see many new customers folders missing. Suggestion: increase settings available to users so that they can force, schedule these syncs. Also, check how this iPhone “upload” icon fetches the info Google Drive. It’s not working and seems to be a version of the distant past. Pretty depressing to leave the office knowing you uploaded stuff, your trying to continue your work while traveling and it just won’t get done because Google Drive is failing to allow me to add files/pics/docs from multiple entry points. Please help!
Stuck between redundant and awesome
by Jesseondrums on 2017/12/12 01:36
Drive works great as the main app to house the files but there are a few changes that would make Drive amazing. 1.) Drive should function like an all inclusive program rather than a hub to connect to the separate programs. EX: If I open a Google doc file I should have the option to access the full Google doc tools.. STOP MAKING NEW TABS AND SENDING ME TO GOOGLE DOCS EVERYTIME! It should be an option to make a separate tab or window not protocol. 2.) The Drive Landing page should be customizable so you can see your docs, slides and excel knock off. 1 click makes it expand (like peek for iOS) and let you see all of the files the you can click the specific file or a 2nd click will open the app. This will prob need Java but it be worth it. 3.) There needs to be quick access between accounts or a way you can make something available on both accounts that is more intuitive than downloading and re-uploading. If drive gives more functionality and essentially replaces the need for individual apps and programs, then it will be a great all-in-one otherwise it would be easier to scale back drive and just make it a simpleclean hub where you click on the file and it opens the doc or presentation in an edit mode. Like an online hard drive. Otherwise Drive is just straddling the fence between unnecessary and redundant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great but......
by xX_Pablo420_Xx on 2018/09/27 04:49
My experience with drive has been nothing short of magnificent throughout my usage. I have a plethora of memories in which I needed drive to perform to perfection and not only did drive deliver, but did so in such a fashion that would make every app developer who worked on it proud and every app developer who didn’t jealous. The beginning of the issue stems from one unfaithful day in which drive decided that today was not a good day to perform the task I needed to. Instead of uploading a video drive decided to act like it did and then not process the video leading to crushing negative repercussion in a deep emotional, mental and physical level. The sheer amount of disturbance my mind felt as I realize that the thing I trusted most in this world had failed me was excruciatingly painful. However this should not take away from the overall performance which I believe to be almost not short of exemplary. 4/5!
Google Drive is awesome!
by Marsh Waha on 2018/02/27 14:17
I absolutely love Google Drive, I love the fact that I can access documents from anywhere just on my computer just online but also from a tablet or phone. It’s probably one of the best things to have. It’s super easy to use, you can save PDFs you can convert them to Google documents even save slideshows, spreadsheets, and do much more. It’s help me save a lot of space on my computer, because the hard drives 10 to get clogged up with documents and data and I really do like the fact that I can use Google drive to save my documents and put them somewhere safe. You can also upload your documents and Excel sheets Microsoft or presentation slides. Google Drive allows you do so much with documents, you can even upload pictures too. Although for pictures I use Google Photos.
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.
Terrible mobile download quality
by Da Ar on 2018/10/16 04:30
I've been using Drive and Dropbox simultaneously for a while now. One of the biggest and very critical reasons I don't use Drive much is due to the fact that the image downloads to a mobile device are terribly compressed. I conducted a number of tests over multiple devices between both Dropbox and Drive with the exact same files and every single time I landed the same results. The image downloaded to a mobile device (no difference on desktop or laptop) reflected a drastically reduced quality when uploaded and downloaded from Drive vs Dropbox. Regardless of how the image was selected for download via Drive, I always had the same outcome, a disappointingly low quality download of what was otherwise a very crisp and hi res professional quality capture. I'm very surprised that this hasn't been brought up more and addressed but it seems most people aren't noticing how terribly compressed the images are and how badly it is impacting the quality.
iPhone version just added Privacy Screen feature
by GottaTellYa on 2020/08/18 13:39
The iPad version allows you to require Touch ID to open the app to see your files. The iPhone version now has this option, preventing someone gaining access to all your files when the phone is unlocked just by opening the app. This however does nothing to fix the longstanding Google security defect that keeps every file you have ever opened in a “Recent” folder, forever, with no ability to clear that history or remove a file from the Recent list—so anyone watching you open this app at its Home screen will see all the images and files you have opened. I would give five stars to see Google fix that. They have received thousands of complaints on their user forums, but they have ignored this issue for years.
May be the best, but not great
by sahm_sahm on 2020/08/01 16:34
I’ve used Google drive for years. I needed a system to keep my files in sync across multiple computers and platforms, and it seems the best option. That said, the desktop version that resides on your laptop or computer is the best aspect is that allows you instant access using your native apps. However, it can literally take days to sync 30 to 50 GB between one computer and the cloud, even when all of the files have already been uploaded from another computer. That’s ridiculous and I have no idea why he doesn’t scan and identify all the common files dramatically faster. Access to Google Drive via the web is critically important and is fully functional for all contemporary file types, but online search and organization of Drive is clunky and much slower than working offline, especially on a Mac.
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!!! 😡😡😡
Always stepping up in improvements
by amandajoboyer on 2019/04/06 06:26
I would’ve given this app 5 stars but two things....Backup from my IPhone has been going for 12 hours now for 9000 items. Photos were not close to that number so I’m assuming duplicates where made and backed up in more than one folder. Also another suggestion would be to offer the optimize feature to customers when they perform the backup feature in order to compress the file before sending. If the files are compressed then transferring the data will speed process up tremendously. Minor detail was I could not move files back into main after placed in folder nor find a back button/redo command (use Mac example of windows with arrows) Other than that Google has the right idea with the Google applications presenting customers with the controls to manage online living....
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
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.
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
Google Drive is the Best!
by 1583544 on 2019/10/15 23:44
I have been using Google Drive since third grade, and it was very easy to learn to use. I’ve never lost a document during the many years I’ve had Google Drive, and I still have the files I made when I was eight years old. I appreciate how documents can be edited and viewed across multiple devices. It is easy to create various types of documents, slideshows, forms, etc. Teachers can share notes with students, and control view/comment/suggest/edit settings. The many organization and sharing/collaboration features are very helpful, and so is the offline editing setting. My school district made an account for every one of its students, and I think it has contributed to our success.
So Close
by notsoavidgamereviewer on 2020/03/05 04:58
I love using google drive. It’s simple, effective, and free. Files are easily shared and group projects are a breeze when everyone’s work can be updated and commented on in real time. Google drive and all of its sub-services (docs, slides, sheets) are very easy and effective on the computer, however on mobile, they struggle. Having to switch between apps just to edit projects is more of a hassle than it might sound, it is very annoying when working and navigating between different folders and mediums. I would love to see google integrate docs, slides, etc. into the google drive app. This would mean less things to worry about and less confusion and complexity for mobile users. Other than the separation of the separate services into different apps, I love google drive and it’s features.
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?
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 😀
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.
Leeanndelaneytns
by RiverTeacher on 2020/12/15 23:01
Drive allows me to save and share information with my preschool families and school treasurer. We are a small preschool with a huge Covid deficit but we’re open and running a safe place for our students. I still use my old thumb drives from previous years, but connecting in an affordable way with families on my phone so quickly has been amazing. Anything electronic comes out of my pocket because of the school’s financial status so Drive has been a life saver for me to share Covid protocol updates, spreadsheets and everything has been a life saver for me. I’m the school’s head teacher/administrator - Drive keeps me organized (a bit!) while remaining calm and supportive to my precious families/parents. Thank you.
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!
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