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online storage
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oogle
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storage
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google
51.65
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google drive free
112
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documentary free
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google drove
54.31
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google drives
57.31
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driv
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google drive
171
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drive
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google drive for ipad
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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.
Handy for pics and video
by mightymouseinkittysmouth on 2022/05/23 19:51
It works and it’s free and it’s already configured for your google account. How much easier can it get?
Love it
by Daner Hastiyar on 2022/05/23 19:33
Glad that I can save everything I learn in the college
Awesome app
by Donovan A Trowell on 2022/05/23 19:20
Great app
Recitation
by Tipu Chowdhury on 2022/05/23 18:08
Great
Si me gusta mucho porque puedo guardar mis archivos.. gracias
by edhecos on 2022/05/23 17:42
Gracias puedo guardar mis archivos
Hey I like drive
by SuperAnny on 2022/05/23 16:33
Drive these nuts up your face
Avis
by tougani on 2022/05/23 14:27
Superbe application
Extract and expand zip
by bkbkbk k on 2022/05/23 08:31
Need to be able to Extract and expand zip
Amazing
by NotthatGoodatSecurity on 2022/05/22 23:35
Da Google drive is amazing.
app was great but there is now an awful glitch
by truedreamcloud on 2022/05/22 19:47
this app was great for reading things on the go, but recently, ive been encountering a new glitch. when i search for something within a pdf, and the search bar hides itself and i can no longer tap the screen to bring it back up, or to go back to the folder. this is incredibly annoying and frustrating, and restarting the app does not help. now to search and read through something, i have to close and open the app back up every time i want to search the same thing or something else. i really hope this gets fixed soon. app was great until this and its a HUGE pain to use now.
Great for a small Photography Business
by Brandon Queen on 2022/05/22 13:26
The app is great but can always use improvement. I wish Google Docs and Sheets worked identical to Microsoft.
Can’t live without it
by Kravynzzz on 2022/05/22 11:36
Another must have google app
Such a letdown
by Doogaloogaloof on 2022/05/22 06:33
Your promise to me and all of us was that it was all going to be free until infinity. No we are just paying for everything out the wazoo for a little smnikli cloud storage. That’s “do no evil” right ? What Happened brim and heroines and heroes? What comoanies are you invested in now so have you my $1.99 and it hurt. That should be for at least 5000 years. Give me back all my stuff. Let me have axcesss to all my old names. You know who I am. I am the virus inside you, and my friends will all animate and infect until you do what’s right.
Comment
by Nickame5432789 on 2022/05/22 00:35
Very nice app
Hard to move files
by Monstermash54321 on 2022/05/21 22:55
Not sure why this is so difficult, everything else is fine. Top safe area layout guide doesn’t always work so the nav bar goes into the status bar.
Deleted a years’ worth of my files
by jmeeks29ig on 2022/05/21 15:40
The title says it all.
Buckle up!
by SherryMaestasJenkins on 2022/05/21 01:27
This is my daughter who survived a crash because she was buckled up. You are welcome to share it.
Shaina’s Wish, Inc.
by Eileenmc7 on 2022/05/20 19:59
Can’t hear this site!! Why?!
Crashes too frequently
by Mr.Homebrew Photography on 2022/05/20 15:52
I am an avid Google Drive user, but find that the version for iPad crashes after only a few minutes of scrolling through pictures. This really slows down my workflow as I need to reopen the app and find where I left off.
Free filling of multimedia. Dbox from Google
by Ry Guy HAA on 2022/05/20 03:18
Drop box might have come up with it first, but Google has mastered it. Google already knows everything any way. Do you think you can hide your works from Google. All things are available through Google. Embrace your assimilation or embrace off grid desolation.
Accessible, secure storage
by Snowballs on 2022/05/19 18:25
Google Drive is my go-to storage choice! I can easily download and retrieve a secure drive. The integration with my iPhone app is also smooth. I am less impressed with Google apps, as they respond slowly to edits. Flexible solution for living and working in different places.
Among us
by JaivalSevak on 2022/05/19 18:00
It glitches out and shows among us
Drive
by pleyades 72 on 2022/05/19 17:57
Es bueno ayuda mucho ok,,,,,l súper buena aplicación ok
Party pictures
by artistlatina on 2022/05/19 11:29
It doesn’t open up on the I phone 🥺
Going Back to Dropbox
by NomoreCNN on 2022/05/19 02:55
Awful for backup and sync.
Video
by yzkp562 on 2022/05/19 01:28
Video processing takes to long
Diana’s Theme was composed by Lucius Craig Cervantes
by lu Craig on 2022/05/18 22:30
and performed by The London Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Marv Johnson wrote and sang the lyrics. The piece was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London England and a full album in is production and will feature The Prague Symphony Orchestra. For more information please visit craigcervantesmusic.com
Buena herramienta
by MagicPanting on 2022/05/18 15:47
Negocios
It’s really slow
by Instafollowme👍 on 2022/05/18 09:56
I love google drive makes life more easy😂 but it’s very slow for example if I wanna upload something it take a lot of time
Like
by kenmeichtryq on 2022/05/18 02:56
Like
Hard to transfer to my phone
by kdme muy ceifg yo on 2022/05/17 17:52
Im trying to transfer my pictures and videos to my phone and it’s difficult
Google Drive
by Aemd60 on 2022/05/17 17:38
Excelente Herramienta
Buenisimo
by gringotecnico on 2022/05/17 17:06
Muy bueno
F
by SpellingRules on 2022/05/17 16:44
Amazingamasjsms
Lots of errors
by DuckInTheAir on 2022/05/17 16:09
Google was such a good company 10 years ago.
Can't download file Cant Download File
by StopJustStopPMO on 2022/05/17 14:53
Every time after I upload can't download, and yes I deleted my cookies restarted my computer switched accounts checked my ad blockers and antivirus and everything this is such a headache just let me download sheesh.
Proficiency
by Thepippa on 2022/05/17 13:30
I have been using Drive in a computer & on my iPhone. It is good & it moves the things I do fast.
Awesome
by BronchDoc on 2022/05/17 01:52
Awesome way to keep up
Docs Review
by MidnightBlaze719 on 2022/05/17 00:17
VeryGood definitely recommend.
Drive
by l ratio plus you on 2022/05/17 00:07
Useful
Nice!!
by TheAloweWolfie on 2022/05/16 21:32
Easy to use and works well!!
Great App
by L M T rating awsomebooks! on 2022/05/16 19:02
It is a good app and thanks to google, lots of things are possible! Hopefully they will bring some more updates! Thank you, Google! This is a world wide hit! I love to upload my pictures on it as well. I also recommend Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Photos! Have fun being creative with our #1 helpful app! Also if you can, try a Google Assistant too!
Drive
by SGDdoors on 2022/05/16 18:55
Works perfectly
Blood moon
by SunchaserIV on 2022/05/16 15:46
Very nice set of pictures
No option to download folders on phone
by Tidledeedee on 2022/05/16 10:54
I have to go each individual file and select make available offline. The worst option when trying to move a bunch of small files.
Google drive is a pain
by serggghjjkk on 2022/05/16 03:12
Google drive is a pain. Trying to sign out of a Gmail account on an iPhone is infuriating – it’s like trying to kick a toffee wrapper off your sho
Great app
by yankers86 on 2022/05/16 02:10
But google stinks because they are a woke company and can’t mind their own business. GET WOKE GO BROKE!! I hope they loose all their money
Google Drive
by Zeinab Ismail on 2022/05/16 01:07
Perfect application it helps a lot specially during research works. Store files & classify items specific to its source & a lot of many things.
Not quite great
by DarthFernando57 on 2022/05/15 20:19
This app is good, but not great, i find myself having to go to my computer (not really the reason i bought the iPad Pro to do some things i cannot do here.
I love Google
by Crysteneg on 2022/05/15 19:42
Everything that Google touches works so perfectly. Even when it doesn’t, they keep improving until they get there. Contrast that to any Microsoft products that are so clunky and buggy. I love Google.
Terrible control and navigation
by eric nunya on 2022/05/15 14:23
try and navigate
Effective
by D$JMoney on 2022/05/15 04:53
Love it
Gbaby James
by ML carter60 on 2022/05/14 17:54
Your staff really brings beautiful memories the precious moments are wonderful 🥇thank you so much
Google docs
by artsman1 on 2022/05/14 17:22
This app seems to be necessary but it's so clunky and hard to use. I am unable to move files into folders so organizing is terrible.
Fast, intuitive & secure
by SysOp404 on 2022/05/14 12:56
Has evolved into our favorite platform for accessing important files from our various devices. Compared to several others we’ve used over the past two decades, we’ve had very few issues and no lost data with Google Drive.
:(
by Cuporeo@heart on 2022/05/14 09:22
It should allow the link to redirect.
error messages
by Desir£ on 2022/05/13 18:45
sometimes when i see the same video or pic i used to... it doesn’t work.....it shows (unsupported file)
Drive
by !?!&$)(! on 2022/05/13 15:39
It really works great
Reliable source
by andrea marieg on 2022/05/13 14:41
I’m glad for the invention of drive from Google it’s an amazing way to Abe’s information and store it easily and safe ly.
let me transfer folder ownership
by Qwertqwertyuiopops on 2022/05/12 23:04
it’s really annoying
¡Good tool!
by E Longhi on 2022/05/12 21:59
Extremely effective and useful.
Nice
by coolgy123456789 on 2022/05/12 16:53
Nice
Initial review!
by Nackiey on 2022/05/12 05:20
I like it fine, but in a year or so I will update my remarks!
Excellent
by Sindhala on 2022/05/12 03:16
Thank you 😊
Cannot upload a file
by SpiderWinner on 2022/05/11 17:20
And it does not tell me what happened, uploading file just stopped abruptly, snd no error is displayed
Beautiful presentation
by I ain't tellin you my name! on 2022/05/11 00:00
Over all it’s a reliable source of google but -1 star because of some bugs.
No multi documents
by hrodhrod on 2022/05/10 21:48
Why Im no able to scan multiple pages in one document like i did with my samsung galaxy? With my iPhone i only able to scan one page at a time.
very good
by i wish there was a redo button on 2022/05/10 18:52
this app is very good for school and personal reasons.
Improvement for App stability
by British-Man on 2022/05/10 18:51
App is great for on the go, but it crashes on Apple devices when there is a lot of data and it needs to sync. Happens on all iOS platforms.
Pictures won’t delete
by Halfsiqq on 2022/05/10 12:29
Fix this…I tried to delete pictures and they still in there.
Great resource
by jvscratches on 2022/05/10 02:39
Easy, friendly and super helpful
Screen burn
by Euradel on 2022/05/10 00:14
Please fix the fact that we cannot upload files with our screens locked because it causes long term screen burns in your phone screen. I now have google drive burned into part of my screen because we can’t download while our phone is locked please fix this issue.
Google drive is amazing
by Kidartist- on 2022/05/09 20:38
GOOGLE DRIVE IS AMAZING IT LETS ME MAKE COPIES OF PDF’S AND TYPE ON THEM!!
Extremely complicated.
by Yada... on 2022/05/09 10:19
Extremely comfortable.
Aubrey Paige Palomo
by Aubrey Paige Palomo on 2022/05/09 06:15
Hi
Good, but…
by JFizzy on 2022/05/09 00:56
Why do I have trouble selecting new things to upload? I tap Upload, tap Photos and Videos, and I can only select files I’ve already uploaded. Only on occasion will a message box pop up and ask me if I want to add new files from my library. What gives?
Review
by kjackson017 on 2022/05/08 23:21
It’s great
Unorganized Photos in Folder
by 😂✊🏾🌴💦😈😇 on 2022/05/08 19:31
I’ve been trying to organize my photos that I upload to my google drive from my camera roll in order by dates. I tried to go by Jan, Feb, March… it did not work. I even went by 01, 02, 03… by dates, it did not work either. Can we have an option to put the photos in order by dates? It makes it easier to find the photos.
No dark mode
by Who like yay on 2022/05/08 14:24
No dark mode
Thank you from childbesafe.com!
by childbesafe.com on 2022/05/08 13:20
I sincere thank you to Google for the creation of Google Drive! Make’s life 100 times easier! childbesafe.com
It has changed for the worst.
by retired tuva on 2022/05/08 08:04
There was a time when I could easily send more than five photos, for example eight or 10 etc. plus videos. I can no longer do this. It appears you have changed the way it works which is disappointing to me. Thanks for allowing this input.
Google DRIVE
by Jaccs22SD on 2022/05/08 04:00
OMG!! I absolutely Live the google drive; even more than I cloud… No matter what AS LONG AS I STORE IT W MY GOOGLE DRIVE ; NEVER WILL LOOSE OR HAVE ACCESS TO IMPORTANT DOCS N PICS!!!
WESLIE
by Wesley Sutton on 2022/05/08 02:27
WESLIE Outset backstage Pass 2019 teleport
Awesome app
by christianityareyan on 2022/05/08 00:46
This is an awesome app! This app organizes your stuff and customizes the color of the folder. I recommend you to download this app!
Muy bueno
by rubielcalixto on 2022/05/07 22:54
Muy bueno
Ugh
by toolazytoquit on 2022/05/07 13:59
So uncooperative
A really surprising issue!
by Summitsayem on 2022/05/07 12:35
I am trying to upload an entire album from my iPhone storage to a folder in the drive. However, it lets me choose from the album and I have to manually select the photos one-by-one for 4000+ photos. There should be a simple option to "select all" items in the album! This is frustrating coming from a top developer like Google. Rated 1 star
Hello
by Cruppdog on 2022/05/07 12:20
How do I down load theses files to my other laptop ??
Let me download for xxxx sakes
by PintPA on 2022/05/07 12:01
Data jail
I love Google drive
by Shaon0171 on 2022/05/07 08:16
Aswan just Aswan which save my personal data but Google need to enhance storage size.
Death
by i hate editing on 2022/05/07 06:15
Kill me
Garbage app
by monu 32 on 2022/05/07 03:42
Just a time waste
Хранение в Диске
by investor 19 on 2022/05/07 03:14
Хранение не удобно потому что зачем копировать то что уже хранится? Нужно только обновлять с добавлением новых файлов, зачем создавать копии? Кроме того нужно облегчить копирование на внешние устройства с переносом только новых файлов.
What I like about drive
by heathstring01 on 2022/05/07 02:39
I absolutely love google drive because it will save your slides and dock presentations and if you Lose a dock you can search up the name of the dock and the slide and boom there it is . Drive is amazing to have. I absolutely love it. -Heath
Love the Drive!
by Neaner826 on 2022/05/06 23:38
I love the convenience and ease of access.
Annoying pop ups
by Zombiezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on 2022/05/06 15:24
Your notifications ruined something I was watching.
It just works
by Hjoshaw on 2022/05/06 13:38
This app kills it. It works across so many platforms and without difficulty. It makes life easier. Bravo!
Runs constantly even after deletion
by Douglas Fernbottom on 2022/05/06 08:30
This app doesn’t stop running in the background. I’ve deleted it and offloaded it from my phone, but it keeps going. I don’t know how it runs for 15+ hrs a day just monitoring everything you’re doing without violating some type of privacy law. There are better and safer options for storing files and those companies don’t spy on you. Get this spyware app off your phone and check you daily usage stats, it’ll still be listed. Fix this bug.
The Final Answer
by Six-year customer on 2022/05/06 02:47
Hands Down Google Drive helps with saving files no other app will allow.
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!
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!
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.
Hate it
by gtw145 on 2022/02/15 05:31
The app is a total struggle I only use to store 1 resume then I needed to update the resume so I put the new up . I tried to delete the old one but after it claims it’s deleted it’s not the next day it still there, I deleted it again and witnessed it the trash then flush the trash . I waited 48 hours old one still there so my only hope I thought was to rename to new but then when I sent it for a job they thought it look suspicious so they avoided it . I then tried renaming the old one then the next day the change didn’t affect the file. After emailing the fake support countless times with no help . I started feeling like I was being PUNKED so I went looking for another storage. My lord I found tons of them and they all offer more storage than DRIVE and integrated so well with my device. I have now deleted the Google drive and I am glad I did due to people spam links from bad people drives then sending them in emails to get them involved. Now is a not a good time to have it . After 15 years of problems with any google products I have never gotten any help from support. Do do they even exits ? I know they have the community which it not a good place for help from unqualified people . My new year’s resolution for 22 is close everything associated with google and make my life easier
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 :(
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.
App constantly crashes when transferring
by BrandontheViking on 2022/01/16 09:48
I’ll preface this by saying that I don’t know if this is a Google problem or Apple problem. I don’t really care. I’ve been a Drive subscriber for some years now (TB level) and I’ve had this problem with multiple iPhones. When transferring images from iPhone to Google Drive, the process continues to randomly crash/stop causing incomplete transfers. I’ve gone as far as putting my phone in Airplane mode and WiFi only, shutting all other processes/apps, and let it sit. I’m pulling over 200MB download and over 10MB up. Data does not seem to be the issue. Currently running the 12 Pro Max. Hardly think it’s a hardware issue. I’d like to see this get fixed since it’s been happening for at least 5 years. My current work around is to manually transfer my images to my computer and then upload them to Google Drive. This seems to be a dumb solution for 2022. I can’t reliably backup a single trips worth of photos. Would be nice to transfer a couple hundred photos without these types of issues.
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!
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?
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!!!
Hate the app. Love cheap extra storage.
by Cameron0208 on 2020/02/29 23:06
I absolutely love how cheap Google Drive is. It’s wonderful to have the option to offload files from my various devices for practically nothing. That being said, this app, just like many other google apps - both desktop and mobile - is absolutely awful. It suffers the same fate as most of their other apps - terrible navigation, not intuitive, convoluted processes to do anything, and a host of other issues. I’m not sure who’s making the UX decisions at Google - it seems like it may be Helen Keller - but they should be canned. Nothing is where it should be, or where one would think it is. I’ve had this app for years and I still can’t navigate through it without making multiple errors. There is no rhyme or reason to 99% of the design choices in this app, or if there is, I’d love to know what those rhymes and reasons are. Maybe it’s some conspiracy where Google makes their apps really difficult to use so that people then have to do a google search so that they can figure out how to work google’s abysmal apps.
Great App
by Maliikm on 2019/01/24 15:20
This app makes it really easy for me to manage and create documents. I save a lot of time by having all of my important documents for business in one place, and I never have to hunt for anything. The app does nearly everything Google Drive does on a computer so I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. I really like that this app allows for some level of interoperability with iCloud, which I use to save files from the Microsoft Word app. Once I finish with a document in the Word app and save it to iCloud, I just share the document to Google Drive. If I have any complaints, it’s that there’s no option to save to Google Drive from the Microsoft Word app! Other peripheral functions like search and quick access are also useful and help save time. File management works well with the right folder structure, and there’s a good level of detail included in the document information summary. Overall a good app 👍🏾
Navigation
by Patches RN on 2017/12/05 23:30
Everyone must remember, I’ve never worked on a computer in my life. I’m a “real newbie” at anything to do with a computer. I promise i will get better. At this point I am “learning on the fly”. I have to learn as I go, you just have to because everything is done via the computer and internet. I can’t even fill out an application on paper anymore, it all has to be done online. Anyway, just wanted to say that I am beginning to pick up a few things along the way and this app has honestly helped me so much, especially when it comes to importing my resume. I was lost before on this, but I’m a big girl now and can do it all by myself without having to have my kid show me how to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! My kid is also appreciative of this app, just for that alone. Again, thank you so much for making at least one thing in my life easier. I am having a very tough time right now but this app does relieve at least a little bit of stress knowing I can at least do one thing by myself.
Handy Beyond Believe
by Fond of Words on 2019/11/01 14:46
I’m retired, but when I worked, I was the guy colleagues came to with questions about MS Word. I wrote books on Word, 2 of which were technical with graphs, charts, tables & statistical formula (with all those Greek symbols). I admired Word for 20+ years! But a problem with Word for me was portability; before leaving for or from work I had always to copy files from the home or work computer to a jump drive—and many were the times I had to travel back to home from work or from work to home to get a file I didn’t think I’d need. Google Docs & Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month & opened several Google Docs & Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—& I am especially unhappy when working on a painfully stupid PC keyboard with Docs’ arduous process of inserting special characters (e.g., é as in sautéed, & for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
glitches and annoyances
by The huge big fat update on 2019/12/06 01:32
it’s really annoying that you can’t upload files in the background, you can only continue uploading while your in the Google Drive app and it still doesn’t even do it when your phone is on sleep. and sometimes it randomly has to retry for no reason, and you should let us share multiple files with people at once instead of doing them individually, also even if you just go out of the app and to another app or even just to the home screen, then when you come back to Google Drive even if you’ve only been gone for literally one minute then it’ll either say “waiting” on your already previously partially uploaded file and sometimes it’ll start back at where it was but some very unfortunate times it’ll restart the entire upload for no reason, please fix this and most of all let them upload in the background, please!
Google has Abandoned Support and Compatibility for iPhone
by M_seattle on 2018/03/13 05:34
Drive has become totally useless on my 7plus. Started having streaming issues about 6 months ago. Most videos won’t play or stop part way through. I struggle to open photos most of the time. I don’t know what happened. Phone has been reset. Completely reset to factory. App has been deleted more than once and reinstalled. Every successive update gets worse and worse. I really think the reason is competition. Regardless of the numbers of Apple users, Google just doesn’t care as a priority about non-Android phones and making sure compatibility is there. These issues have been going on for so long I honestly feel like Google has just abandoned support for iPhone. As I was told from one Google employee, Drive is not meant to stream content (even though it’s my own and I PAY for storage). It’s simply meant as cloud storage. I have gone from limited use to now, after the latest update, not being able to stream any video or even open a photo from my account. This isn’t some third party created app...this is Google. I seriously can’t understand how this is possible.
Great app but recent bug found
by ShawnDH12 on 2021/12/31 12:10
I’ve been using Google Drive for many years and have been very impressed with its capabilities, especially when it comes to collaboration using Google docs. Synchronization seems real-time and I’ve never had a version control issue like MS. However, recently on iOS 15 I’ve noticed background activity draining my battery when I haven’t actually opened the app in months. My phone was at 30% 5:30am this morning from last night which I thought was strange. I went back to sleep for two more hours. With no use, screen off, no messages no calls, literally no phone usage, my battery dropped to 19%! I look at the battery usage by app and Google drive has been running for 5hrs 19min and I have not even opened this app for at least a month. I like the Drive app but if they don’t fix this I’m going to remove this app all together and just use the web interface. I updated the app, turned off background refresh for the app and still found 5hr of activity last night when I have not used this app at all. I just deleted the app! Goodbye Google Drive.
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!!??
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.
Good but...
by fdacpano on 2019/12/05 07:50
Using the workspace feature feels redundant on the app as workspace should be allowing me to access specific files easily, going from one to another fast and quick. However, when I try to use the files I’ve moved into the workspace, it will bring me to into another google app which does not give me access to the workspace that I created unless I go back to the drive app and relaunch workspace again, which in my opinion, makes workspace feel redundant on the google drive app. I had the app when docs, sheets, and slides were all integrated into this app. I think the workspace feature would greatly benefit from this. Drive is great as a “central hub” and I like how it is organized, but that organization feels (again) redundant if you have to switch between different files and different apps. Drive feels like a middle man that could be cut. And the only reason that it isn’t cut is that the other apps can only view their respective files (i.e. docs can only view documents).
No settings for sync frequency! Or a button to force a sync.
by EdsBrain on 2019/05/04 13:31
It is amazing to me the difference in the actual files within Google Drive on my laptop and the Google Drive on this device. iPhone 6s Plus. Lots not syncing. There are whole folders that are on the laptop app and not on the phone app. Wifi is working. Settings of iPhone say to allow data and all of that. So, I go searching for a sync button to force the operation and it doesn’t appear to have one. I know you can “pull down”. Doesn’t seem to work. However, files are still missing on the phone. While I gathered a picture in an email and hence needing to upload it to a certain customer folder... the folder is just not there. Open Google Drive app and the folder is there. Laptop app=visible (where I created it). Mobile app=visible but no when I hit the upload button to save this picture to this particular folder. As I’m scanning the option of customer folders with my eyes, I see many new customers folders missing. Suggestion: increase settings available to users so that they can force, schedule these syncs. Also, check how this iPhone “upload” icon fetches the info Google Drive. It’s not working and seems to be a version of the distant past. Pretty depressing to leave the office knowing you uploaded stuff, your trying to continue your work while traveling and it just won’t get done because Google Drive is failing to allow me to add files/pics/docs from multiple entry points. Please help!
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.
Stuck between redundant and awesome
by Jesseondrums on 2017/12/12 01:36
Drive works great as the main app to house the files but there are a few changes that would make Drive amazing. 1.) Drive should function like an all inclusive program rather than a hub to connect to the separate programs. EX: If I open a Google doc file I should have the option to access the full Google doc tools.. STOP MAKING NEW TABS AND SENDING ME TO GOOGLE DOCS EVERYTIME! It should be an option to make a separate tab or window not protocol. 2.) The Drive Landing page should be customizable so you can see your docs, slides and excel knock off. 1 click makes it expand (like peek for iOS) and let you see all of the files the you can click the specific file or a 2nd click will open the app. This will prob need Java but it be worth it. 3.) There needs to be quick access between accounts or a way you can make something available on both accounts that is more intuitive than downloading and re-uploading. If drive gives more functionality and essentially replaces the need for individual apps and programs, then it will be a great all-in-one otherwise it would be easier to scale back drive and just make it a simpleclean hub where you click on the file and it opens the doc or presentation in an edit mode. Like an online hard drive. Otherwise Drive is just straddling the fence between unnecessary and redundant.
Love this app / Google Docs!
by Shaun M2 on 2018/03/19 13:54
It’s been a game-changer for me! I use these tools for virtually all of my professional, personal, and volunteer projects now: from tracking treasurer expenses to writing my novel(s). Having everything easily and instantly available for simultaneous editing on each of my devices at once has been a dream come true. Compared to other apps? The only other similar app I also use is Box—and Google apps works much more smoothly. Though Box works directly with Microsoft apps, which have many more features, Microsoft’s online apps are SLOW to load and that would make the fast-start and instant-access I’m gushing about in the previous paragraph impossible if I tried to use Box in the same way. I would presume Dropbox has a similar suite of fast-access apps, but I’ve never tried any others but Google-docs, so I can’t compare.
Thank goodness for archiving
by sgtcombs on 2022/03/01 01:50
Even though Yahoo group was a less popular social app, at the time, it was my only connection to solid information in regards to Celestron telescope mounts and how to fix the darn things. I loved the pool of intelligence collected in the “Celestron uncensored” forums, so when “yahoo” …… disappeared, I found myself at a loss. Fortunate for me, the Nexstar resource site had links to this app, which had copied ALL the files from the groups. Google Drive has been a Godsend with the archiving of such a large index for me to access and keep the mediocre product of a once respected company, running like a top end piece of precision equipment. Then there was it’s usefulness in creating and sharing project collaborations while earning my masters. Couldn’t have done it without you Google Drive. Ok, getting goofy, I’m outta here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always stepping up in improvements
by amandajoboyer on 2019/04/06 06:26
I would’ve given this app 5 stars but two things....Backup from my IPhone has been going for 12 hours now for 9000 items. Photos were not close to that number so I’m assuming duplicates where made and backed up in more than one folder. Also another suggestion would be to offer the optimize feature to customers when they perform the backup feature in order to compress the file before sending. If the files are compressed then transferring the data will speed process up tremendously. Minor detail was I could not move files back into main after placed in folder nor find a back button/redo command (use Mac example of windows with arrows) Other than that Google has the right idea with the Google applications presenting customers with the controls to manage online living....
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
by ProfessionalMusician on 2018/12/13 20:07
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!! This app will not allow background uploading, which makes it almost completely useless. You can only upload or back up your iPhone data when the iOS Google Drive app is OPEN AND SHOWING ON YOUR SCREEN. That means you CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR PHONE!!! Considering the fact that a tiny little video of just a few minutes length could take an hour or more to upload (regardless of what network you are on!), and if you want to back up, say 10-12 videos you’ve taken on a family outing, you’re SCREWED, because this means you won’t be able to use your phone for 10-12 hours!!! And YYYEP, even if you are, let’s say 99% done with an upload/backup, and a call comes in that you HAVE to take, or if your phone goes to sleep (OMG! TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK before using this app!!!), GUESS WHAT, when you go back to the Google Drive screen you will find that the app has screwed you, and you HAVE TO START ALL OVER, meaning you just wasted the last 12 hours of not having your phone! What a filthy, disgusting, and utterly UNUSABLE APP!!! 😡😡😡
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
Space saving/efficient/convenient
by oaooooooooookkk on 2022/04/21 23:34
I understand you must pay for extra space on the cloud which is fair as long as the rate is economically viable it is a good deal especially if storage is expensive on your device due to hardware limitations this is a good solution if you hold multiple accounts for separate needs or recycling the available space on drive but over time it would be more cost effective to purchase extra storage media over a cloud service! Either way this is an amazing development by google employees and any other party involved! Game changing especially for learning or file management/file sharing/editing on the go on mobile it is impressive how many sharing or exporting options are available!
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?
Almost an awesome app
by K.FrizziL on 2019/03/04 01:36
Almost everything about Google Drive is awesome. I think the only thing that takes away from this app and the others in the Google Suite is that it doesn’t let you do all the same things you can do from a desktop or laptop computer. For example, it doesn’t allow you to attach videos from the drive to Google Slides. You need a desktop or laptop to do that. Not sure why they see the need to limit what can be done from a mobile device within the app or apps. I think we should be able use all the features no matter the device you’re using. It’s very frustrating at times when you’re trying to get work done then you run into something like that and need to switch devices.
Convenient way to take your work everywhere
by wilson diego on 2019/05/21 15:39
The Drive has given our staff the ability to get work done even when we are not in the office. Our executive staff has full permissions to the documents, we can see who has looked at the documents and who has made any changes. Sometimes we are at different locations but we can look at documents and discuss their status, as long we have our phones or any computer. This creates time for us to visit our other buildings, meet with managers or take care of personal errands. In addition, we can look at large files which sometimes are rejected by email. Right now I am getting my car worked on while Writing a contract and others are helping to edit. Awesome Technology 😀
Could me amazing
by Neal London on 2019/08/19 18:32
Firstly, Google Drive does a generally good job but it could be better. First, after you create a doc using the plus button it drops you back at home tab, not the same folder where you created it. Second, if you go look in the folder where you just created it many times it won’t appear there for a while which is confusing and frustrating as you don’t know what happened. Third, I think because Google wants to give fast response time it will sometimes show empty folders that are definitely not empty, and after some time you’ll see the contents - again frustrating and disconcerting. What I’d like to see are simple voice memo and notes options added to the plus sign. It could make a great job of that, especially as they retired the api that let other apps update the drive with notes/docs/voice memos.
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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.
Handy for pics and video
by mightymouseinkittysmouth on 2022/05/23 19:51
It works and it’s free and it’s already configured for your google account. How much easier can it get?
Love it
by Daner Hastiyar on 2022/05/23 19:33
Glad that I can save everything I learn in the college
Awesome app
by Donovan A Trowell on 2022/05/23 19:20
Great app
Recitation
by Tipu Chowdhury on 2022/05/23 18:08
Great
Si me gusta mucho porque puedo guardar mis archivos.. gracias
by edhecos on 2022/05/23 17:42
Gracias puedo guardar mis archivos
Hey I like drive
by SuperAnny on 2022/05/23 16:33
Drive these nuts up your face
Avis
by tougani on 2022/05/23 14:27
Superbe application
Extract and expand zip
by bkbkbk k on 2022/05/23 08:31
Need to be able to Extract and expand zip
Amazing
by NotthatGoodatSecurity on 2022/05/22 23:35
Da Google drive is amazing.
app was great but there is now an awful glitch
by truedreamcloud on 2022/05/22 19:47
this app was great for reading things on the go, but recently, ive been encountering a new glitch. when i search for something within a pdf, and the search bar hides itself and i can no longer tap the screen to bring it back up, or to go back to the folder. this is incredibly annoying and frustrating, and restarting the app does not help. now to search and read through something, i have to close and open the app back up every time i want to search the same thing or something else. i really hope this gets fixed soon. app was great until this and its a HUGE pain to use now.
Great for a small Photography Business
by Brandon Queen on 2022/05/22 13:26
The app is great but can always use improvement. I wish Google Docs and Sheets worked identical to Microsoft.
Can’t live without it
by Kravynzzz on 2022/05/22 11:36
Another must have google app
Such a letdown
by Doogaloogaloof on 2022/05/22 06:33
Your promise to me and all of us was that it was all going to be free until infinity. No we are just paying for everything out the wazoo for a little smnikli cloud storage. That’s “do no evil” right ? What Happened brim and heroines and heroes? What comoanies are you invested in now so have you my $1.99 and it hurt. That should be for at least 5000 years. Give me back all my stuff. Let me have axcesss to all my old names. You know who I am. I am the virus inside you, and my friends will all animate and infect until you do what’s right.
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by Nickame5432789 on 2022/05/22 00:35
Very nice app
Hard to move files
by Monstermash54321 on 2022/05/21 22:55
Not sure why this is so difficult, everything else is fine. Top safe area layout guide doesn’t always work so the nav bar goes into the status bar.
Deleted a years’ worth of my files
by jmeeks29ig on 2022/05/21 15:40
The title says it all.
Buckle up!
by SherryMaestasJenkins on 2022/05/21 01:27
This is my daughter who survived a crash because she was buckled up. You are welcome to share it.
Shaina’s Wish, Inc.
by Eileenmc7 on 2022/05/20 19:59
Can’t hear this site!! Why?!
Crashes too frequently
by Mr.Homebrew Photography on 2022/05/20 15:52
I am an avid Google Drive user, but find that the version for iPad crashes after only a few minutes of scrolling through pictures. This really slows down my workflow as I need to reopen the app and find where I left off.
Free filling of multimedia. Dbox from Google
by Ry Guy HAA on 2022/05/20 03:18
Drop box might have come up with it first, but Google has mastered it. Google already knows everything any way. Do you think you can hide your works from Google. All things are available through Google. Embrace your assimilation or embrace off grid desolation.
Accessible, secure storage
by Snowballs on 2022/05/19 18:25
Google Drive is my go-to storage choice! I can easily download and retrieve a secure drive. The integration with my iPhone app is also smooth. I am less impressed with Google apps, as they respond slowly to edits. Flexible solution for living and working in different places.
Among us
by JaivalSevak on 2022/05/19 18:00
It glitches out and shows among us
Drive
by pleyades 72 on 2022/05/19 17:57
Es bueno ayuda mucho ok,,,,,l súper buena aplicación ok
Party pictures
by artistlatina on 2022/05/19 11:29
It doesn’t open up on the I phone 🥺
Going Back to Dropbox
by NomoreCNN on 2022/05/19 02:55
Awful for backup and sync.
Video
by yzkp562 on 2022/05/19 01:28
Video processing takes to long
Diana’s Theme was composed by Lucius Craig Cervantes
by lu Craig on 2022/05/18 22:30
and performed by The London Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Marv Johnson wrote and sang the lyrics. The piece was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London England and a full album in is production and will feature The Prague Symphony Orchestra. For more information please visit craigcervantesmusic.com
Buena herramienta
by MagicPanting on 2022/05/18 15:47
Negocios
It’s really slow
by Instafollowme👍 on 2022/05/18 09:56
I love google drive makes life more easy😂 but it’s very slow for example if I wanna upload something it take a lot of time
Like
by kenmeichtryq on 2022/05/18 02:56
Like
Hard to transfer to my phone
by kdme muy ceifg yo on 2022/05/17 17:52
Im trying to transfer my pictures and videos to my phone and it’s difficult
Google Drive
by Aemd60 on 2022/05/17 17:38
Excelente Herramienta
Buenisimo
by gringotecnico on 2022/05/17 17:06
Muy bueno
F
by SpellingRules on 2022/05/17 16:44
Amazingamasjsms
Lots of errors
by DuckInTheAir on 2022/05/17 16:09
Google was such a good company 10 years ago.
Can't download file Cant Download File
by StopJustStopPMO on 2022/05/17 14:53
Every time after I upload can't download, and yes I deleted my cookies restarted my computer switched accounts checked my ad blockers and antivirus and everything this is such a headache just let me download sheesh.
Proficiency
by Thepippa on 2022/05/17 13:30
I have been using Drive in a computer & on my iPhone. It is good & it moves the things I do fast.
Awesome
by BronchDoc on 2022/05/17 01:52
Awesome way to keep up
Docs Review
by MidnightBlaze719 on 2022/05/17 00:17
VeryGood definitely recommend.
Drive
by l ratio plus you on 2022/05/17 00:07
Useful
Nice!!
by TheAloweWolfie on 2022/05/16 21:32
Easy to use and works well!!
Great App
by L M T rating awsomebooks! on 2022/05/16 19:02
It is a good app and thanks to google, lots of things are possible! Hopefully they will bring some more updates! Thank you, Google! This is a world wide hit! I love to upload my pictures on it as well. I also recommend Google Maps, Google Earth, and Google Photos! Have fun being creative with our #1 helpful app! Also if you can, try a Google Assistant too!
Drive
by SGDdoors on 2022/05/16 18:55
Works perfectly
Blood moon
by SunchaserIV on 2022/05/16 15:46
Very nice set of pictures
No option to download folders on phone
by Tidledeedee on 2022/05/16 10:54
I have to go each individual file and select make available offline. The worst option when trying to move a bunch of small files.
Google drive is a pain
by serggghjjkk on 2022/05/16 03:12
Google drive is a pain. Trying to sign out of a Gmail account on an iPhone is infuriating – it’s like trying to kick a toffee wrapper off your sho
Great app
by yankers86 on 2022/05/16 02:10
But google stinks because they are a woke company and can’t mind their own business. GET WOKE GO BROKE!! I hope they loose all their money
Google Drive
by Zeinab Ismail on 2022/05/16 01:07
Perfect application it helps a lot specially during research works. Store files & classify items specific to its source & a lot of many things.
Not quite great
by DarthFernando57 on 2022/05/15 20:19
This app is good, but not great, i find myself having to go to my computer (not really the reason i bought the iPad Pro to do some things i cannot do here.
I love Google
by Crysteneg on 2022/05/15 19:42
Everything that Google touches works so perfectly. Even when it doesn’t, they keep improving until they get there. Contrast that to any Microsoft products that are so clunky and buggy. I love Google.
Terrible control and navigation
by eric nunya on 2022/05/15 14:23
try and navigate
Effective
by D$JMoney on 2022/05/15 04:53
Love it
Gbaby James
by ML carter60 on 2022/05/14 17:54
Your staff really brings beautiful memories the precious moments are wonderful 🥇thank you so much
Google docs
by artsman1 on 2022/05/14 17:22
This app seems to be necessary but it's so clunky and hard to use. I am unable to move files into folders so organizing is terrible.
Fast, intuitive & secure
by SysOp404 on 2022/05/14 12:56
Has evolved into our favorite platform for accessing important files from our various devices. Compared to several others we’ve used over the past two decades, we’ve had very few issues and no lost data with Google Drive.
:(
by Cuporeo@heart on 2022/05/14 09:22
It should allow the link to redirect.
error messages
by Desir£ on 2022/05/13 18:45
sometimes when i see the same video or pic i used to... it doesn’t work.....it shows (unsupported file)
Drive
by !?!&$)(! on 2022/05/13 15:39
It really works great
Reliable source
by andrea marieg on 2022/05/13 14:41
I’m glad for the invention of drive from Google it’s an amazing way to Abe’s information and store it easily and safe ly.
let me transfer folder ownership
by Qwertqwertyuiopops on 2022/05/12 23:04
it’s really annoying
¡Good tool!
by E Longhi on 2022/05/12 21:59
Extremely effective and useful.
Nice
by coolgy123456789 on 2022/05/12 16:53
Nice
Initial review!
by Nackiey on 2022/05/12 05:20
I like it fine, but in a year or so I will update my remarks!
Excellent
by Sindhala on 2022/05/12 03:16
Thank you 😊
Cannot upload a file
by SpiderWinner on 2022/05/11 17:20
And it does not tell me what happened, uploading file just stopped abruptly, snd no error is displayed
Beautiful presentation
by I ain't tellin you my name! on 2022/05/11 00:00
Over all it’s a reliable source of google but -1 star because of some bugs.
No multi documents
by hrodhrod on 2022/05/10 21:48
Why Im no able to scan multiple pages in one document like i did with my samsung galaxy? With my iPhone i only able to scan one page at a time.
very good
by i wish there was a redo button on 2022/05/10 18:52
this app is very good for school and personal reasons.
Improvement for App stability
by British-Man on 2022/05/10 18:51
App is great for on the go, but it crashes on Apple devices when there is a lot of data and it needs to sync. Happens on all iOS platforms.
Pictures won’t delete
by Halfsiqq on 2022/05/10 12:29
Fix this…I tried to delete pictures and they still in there.
Great resource
by jvscratches on 2022/05/10 02:39
Easy, friendly and super helpful
Screen burn
by Euradel on 2022/05/10 00:14
Please fix the fact that we cannot upload files with our screens locked because it causes long term screen burns in your phone screen. I now have google drive burned into part of my screen because we can’t download while our phone is locked please fix this issue.
Google drive is amazing
by Kidartist- on 2022/05/09 20:38
GOOGLE DRIVE IS AMAZING IT LETS ME MAKE COPIES OF PDF’S AND TYPE ON THEM!!
Extremely complicated.
by Yada... on 2022/05/09 10:19
Extremely comfortable.
Aubrey Paige Palomo
by Aubrey Paige Palomo on 2022/05/09 06:15
Hi
Good, but…
by JFizzy on 2022/05/09 00:56
Why do I have trouble selecting new things to upload? I tap Upload, tap Photos and Videos, and I can only select files I’ve already uploaded. Only on occasion will a message box pop up and ask me if I want to add new files from my library. What gives?
Review
by kjackson017 on 2022/05/08 23:21
It’s great
Unorganized Photos in Folder
by 😂✊🏾🌴💦😈😇 on 2022/05/08 19:31
I’ve been trying to organize my photos that I upload to my google drive from my camera roll in order by dates. I tried to go by Jan, Feb, March… it did not work. I even went by 01, 02, 03… by dates, it did not work either. Can we have an option to put the photos in order by dates? It makes it easier to find the photos.
No dark mode
by Who like yay on 2022/05/08 14:24
No dark mode
Thank you from childbesafe.com!
by childbesafe.com on 2022/05/08 13:20
I sincere thank you to Google for the creation of Google Drive! Make’s life 100 times easier! childbesafe.com
It has changed for the worst.
by retired tuva on 2022/05/08 08:04
There was a time when I could easily send more than five photos, for example eight or 10 etc. plus videos. I can no longer do this. It appears you have changed the way it works which is disappointing to me. Thanks for allowing this input.
Google DRIVE
by Jaccs22SD on 2022/05/08 04:00
OMG!! I absolutely Live the google drive; even more than I cloud… No matter what AS LONG AS I STORE IT W MY GOOGLE DRIVE ; NEVER WILL LOOSE OR HAVE ACCESS TO IMPORTANT DOCS N PICS!!!
WESLIE
by Wesley Sutton on 2022/05/08 02:27
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Awesome app
by christianityareyan on 2022/05/08 00:46
This is an awesome app! This app organizes your stuff and customizes the color of the folder. I recommend you to download this app!
Muy bueno
by rubielcalixto on 2022/05/07 22:54
Muy bueno
Ugh
by toolazytoquit on 2022/05/07 13:59
So uncooperative
A really surprising issue!
by Summitsayem on 2022/05/07 12:35
I am trying to upload an entire album from my iPhone storage to a folder in the drive. However, it lets me choose from the album and I have to manually select the photos one-by-one for 4000+ photos. There should be a simple option to "select all" items in the album! This is frustrating coming from a top developer like Google. Rated 1 star
Hello
by Cruppdog on 2022/05/07 12:20
How do I down load theses files to my other laptop ??
Let me download for xxxx sakes
by PintPA on 2022/05/07 12:01
Data jail
I love Google drive
by Shaon0171 on 2022/05/07 08:16
Aswan just Aswan which save my personal data but Google need to enhance storage size.
Death
by i hate editing on 2022/05/07 06:15
Kill me
Garbage app
by monu 32 on 2022/05/07 03:42
Just a time waste
Хранение в Диске
by investor 19 on 2022/05/07 03:14
Хранение не удобно потому что зачем копировать то что уже хранится? Нужно только обновлять с добавлением новых файлов, зачем создавать копии? Кроме того нужно облегчить копирование на внешние устройства с переносом только новых файлов.
What I like about drive
by heathstring01 on 2022/05/07 02:39
I absolutely love google drive because it will save your slides and dock presentations and if you Lose a dock you can search up the name of the dock and the slide and boom there it is . Drive is amazing to have. I absolutely love it. -Heath
Love the Drive!
by Neaner826 on 2022/05/06 23:38
I love the convenience and ease of access.
Annoying pop ups
by Zombiezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz on 2022/05/06 15:24
Your notifications ruined something I was watching.
It just works
by Hjoshaw on 2022/05/06 13:38
This app kills it. It works across so many platforms and without difficulty. It makes life easier. Bravo!
Runs constantly even after deletion
by Douglas Fernbottom on 2022/05/06 08:30
This app doesn’t stop running in the background. I’ve deleted it and offloaded it from my phone, but it keeps going. I don’t know how it runs for 15+ hrs a day just monitoring everything you’re doing without violating some type of privacy law. There are better and safer options for storing files and those companies don’t spy on you. Get this spyware app off your phone and check you daily usage stats, it’ll still be listed. Fix this bug.
The Final Answer
by Six-year customer on 2022/05/06 02:47
Hands Down Google Drive helps with saving files no other app will allow.
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!
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!
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.
Hate it
by gtw145 on 2022/02/15 05:31
The app is a total struggle I only use to store 1 resume then I needed to update the resume so I put the new up . I tried to delete the old one but after it claims it’s deleted it’s not the next day it still there, I deleted it again and witnessed it the trash then flush the trash . I waited 48 hours old one still there so my only hope I thought was to rename to new but then when I sent it for a job they thought it look suspicious so they avoided it . I then tried renaming the old one then the next day the change didn’t affect the file. After emailing the fake support countless times with no help . I started feeling like I was being PUNKED so I went looking for another storage. My lord I found tons of them and they all offer more storage than DRIVE and integrated so well with my device. I have now deleted the Google drive and I am glad I did due to people spam links from bad people drives then sending them in emails to get them involved. Now is a not a good time to have it . After 15 years of problems with any google products I have never gotten any help from support. Do do they even exits ? I know they have the community which it not a good place for help from unqualified people . My new year’s resolution for 22 is close everything associated with google and make my life easier
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 :(
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.
App constantly crashes when transferring
by BrandontheViking on 2022/01/16 09:48
I’ll preface this by saying that I don’t know if this is a Google problem or Apple problem. I don’t really care. I’ve been a Drive subscriber for some years now (TB level) and I’ve had this problem with multiple iPhones. When transferring images from iPhone to Google Drive, the process continues to randomly crash/stop causing incomplete transfers. I’ve gone as far as putting my phone in Airplane mode and WiFi only, shutting all other processes/apps, and let it sit. I’m pulling over 200MB download and over 10MB up. Data does not seem to be the issue. Currently running the 12 Pro Max. Hardly think it’s a hardware issue. I’d like to see this get fixed since it’s been happening for at least 5 years. My current work around is to manually transfer my images to my computer and then upload them to Google Drive. This seems to be a dumb solution for 2022. I can’t reliably backup a single trips worth of photos. Would be nice to transfer a couple hundred photos without these types of issues.
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!
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?
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!!!
Hate the app. Love cheap extra storage.
by Cameron0208 on 2020/02/29 23:06
I absolutely love how cheap Google Drive is. It’s wonderful to have the option to offload files from my various devices for practically nothing. That being said, this app, just like many other google apps - both desktop and mobile - is absolutely awful. It suffers the same fate as most of their other apps - terrible navigation, not intuitive, convoluted processes to do anything, and a host of other issues. I’m not sure who’s making the UX decisions at Google - it seems like it may be Helen Keller - but they should be canned. Nothing is where it should be, or where one would think it is. I’ve had this app for years and I still can’t navigate through it without making multiple errors. There is no rhyme or reason to 99% of the design choices in this app, or if there is, I’d love to know what those rhymes and reasons are. Maybe it’s some conspiracy where Google makes their apps really difficult to use so that people then have to do a google search so that they can figure out how to work google’s abysmal apps.
Great App
by Maliikm on 2019/01/24 15:20
This app makes it really easy for me to manage and create documents. I save a lot of time by having all of my important documents for business in one place, and I never have to hunt for anything. The app does nearly everything Google Drive does on a computer so I never feel like I’m missing out on anything. I really like that this app allows for some level of interoperability with iCloud, which I use to save files from the Microsoft Word app. Once I finish with a document in the Word app and save it to iCloud, I just share the document to Google Drive. If I have any complaints, it’s that there’s no option to save to Google Drive from the Microsoft Word app! Other peripheral functions like search and quick access are also useful and help save time. File management works well with the right folder structure, and there’s a good level of detail included in the document information summary. Overall a good app 👍🏾
Navigation
by Patches RN on 2017/12/05 23:30
Everyone must remember, I’ve never worked on a computer in my life. I’m a “real newbie” at anything to do with a computer. I promise i will get better. At this point I am “learning on the fly”. I have to learn as I go, you just have to because everything is done via the computer and internet. I can’t even fill out an application on paper anymore, it all has to be done online. Anyway, just wanted to say that I am beginning to pick up a few things along the way and this app has honestly helped me so much, especially when it comes to importing my resume. I was lost before on this, but I’m a big girl now and can do it all by myself without having to have my kid show me how to do it EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! My kid is also appreciative of this app, just for that alone. Again, thank you so much for making at least one thing in my life easier. I am having a very tough time right now but this app does relieve at least a little bit of stress knowing I can at least do one thing by myself.
Handy Beyond Believe
by Fond of Words on 2019/11/01 14:46
I’m retired, but when I worked, I was the guy colleagues came to with questions about MS Word. I wrote books on Word, 2 of which were technical with graphs, charts, tables & statistical formula (with all those Greek symbols). I admired Word for 20+ years! But a problem with Word for me was portability; before leaving for or from work I had always to copy files from the home or work computer to a jump drive—and many were the times I had to travel back to home from work or from work to home to get a file I didn’t think I’d need. Google Docs & Google Sheets brought all that to an end. I was in Portugal last month & opened several Google Docs & Sheets in a flash. Docs is not quite as sophisticated as Word—& I am especially unhappy when working on a painfully stupid PC keyboard with Docs’ arduous process of inserting special characters (e.g., é as in sautéed, & for and, ° for degrees)—but Docs’ ready access from Chrome makes it terrific.
glitches and annoyances
by The huge big fat update on 2019/12/06 01:32
it’s really annoying that you can’t upload files in the background, you can only continue uploading while your in the Google Drive app and it still doesn’t even do it when your phone is on sleep. and sometimes it randomly has to retry for no reason, and you should let us share multiple files with people at once instead of doing them individually, also even if you just go out of the app and to another app or even just to the home screen, then when you come back to Google Drive even if you’ve only been gone for literally one minute then it’ll either say “waiting” on your already previously partially uploaded file and sometimes it’ll start back at where it was but some very unfortunate times it’ll restart the entire upload for no reason, please fix this and most of all let them upload in the background, please!
Google has Abandoned Support and Compatibility for iPhone
by M_seattle on 2018/03/13 05:34
Drive has become totally useless on my 7plus. Started having streaming issues about 6 months ago. Most videos won’t play or stop part way through. I struggle to open photos most of the time. I don’t know what happened. Phone has been reset. Completely reset to factory. App has been deleted more than once and reinstalled. Every successive update gets worse and worse. I really think the reason is competition. Regardless of the numbers of Apple users, Google just doesn’t care as a priority about non-Android phones and making sure compatibility is there. These issues have been going on for so long I honestly feel like Google has just abandoned support for iPhone. As I was told from one Google employee, Drive is not meant to stream content (even though it’s my own and I PAY for storage). It’s simply meant as cloud storage. I have gone from limited use to now, after the latest update, not being able to stream any video or even open a photo from my account. This isn’t some third party created app...this is Google. I seriously can’t understand how this is possible.
Great app but recent bug found
by ShawnDH12 on 2021/12/31 12:10
I’ve been using Google Drive for many years and have been very impressed with its capabilities, especially when it comes to collaboration using Google docs. Synchronization seems real-time and I’ve never had a version control issue like MS. However, recently on iOS 15 I’ve noticed background activity draining my battery when I haven’t actually opened the app in months. My phone was at 30% 5:30am this morning from last night which I thought was strange. I went back to sleep for two more hours. With no use, screen off, no messages no calls, literally no phone usage, my battery dropped to 19%! I look at the battery usage by app and Google drive has been running for 5hrs 19min and I have not even opened this app for at least a month. I like the Drive app but if they don’t fix this I’m going to remove this app all together and just use the web interface. I updated the app, turned off background refresh for the app and still found 5hr of activity last night when I have not used this app at all. I just deleted the app! Goodbye Google Drive.
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!!??
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.
Good but...
by fdacpano on 2019/12/05 07:50
Using the workspace feature feels redundant on the app as workspace should be allowing me to access specific files easily, going from one to another fast and quick. However, when I try to use the files I’ve moved into the workspace, it will bring me to into another google app which does not give me access to the workspace that I created unless I go back to the drive app and relaunch workspace again, which in my opinion, makes workspace feel redundant on the google drive app. I had the app when docs, sheets, and slides were all integrated into this app. I think the workspace feature would greatly benefit from this. Drive is great as a “central hub” and I like how it is organized, but that organization feels (again) redundant if you have to switch between different files and different apps. Drive feels like a middle man that could be cut. And the only reason that it isn’t cut is that the other apps can only view their respective files (i.e. docs can only view documents).
No settings for sync frequency! Or a button to force a sync.
by EdsBrain on 2019/05/04 13:31
It is amazing to me the difference in the actual files within Google Drive on my laptop and the Google Drive on this device. iPhone 6s Plus. Lots not syncing. There are whole folders that are on the laptop app and not on the phone app. Wifi is working. Settings of iPhone say to allow data and all of that. So, I go searching for a sync button to force the operation and it doesn’t appear to have one. I know you can “pull down”. Doesn’t seem to work. However, files are still missing on the phone. While I gathered a picture in an email and hence needing to upload it to a certain customer folder... the folder is just not there. Open Google Drive app and the folder is there. Laptop app=visible (where I created it). Mobile app=visible but no when I hit the upload button to save this picture to this particular folder. As I’m scanning the option of customer folders with my eyes, I see many new customers folders missing. Suggestion: increase settings available to users so that they can force, schedule these syncs. Also, check how this iPhone “upload” icon fetches the info Google Drive. It’s not working and seems to be a version of the distant past. Pretty depressing to leave the office knowing you uploaded stuff, your trying to continue your work while traveling and it just won’t get done because Google Drive is failing to allow me to add files/pics/docs from multiple entry points. Please help!
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.
Stuck between redundant and awesome
by Jesseondrums on 2017/12/12 01:36
Drive works great as the main app to house the files but there are a few changes that would make Drive amazing. 1.) Drive should function like an all inclusive program rather than a hub to connect to the separate programs. EX: If I open a Google doc file I should have the option to access the full Google doc tools.. STOP MAKING NEW TABS AND SENDING ME TO GOOGLE DOCS EVERYTIME! It should be an option to make a separate tab or window not protocol. 2.) The Drive Landing page should be customizable so you can see your docs, slides and excel knock off. 1 click makes it expand (like peek for iOS) and let you see all of the files the you can click the specific file or a 2nd click will open the app. This will prob need Java but it be worth it. 3.) There needs to be quick access between accounts or a way you can make something available on both accounts that is more intuitive than downloading and re-uploading. If drive gives more functionality and essentially replaces the need for individual apps and programs, then it will be a great all-in-one otherwise it would be easier to scale back drive and just make it a simpleclean hub where you click on the file and it opens the doc or presentation in an edit mode. Like an online hard drive. Otherwise Drive is just straddling the fence between unnecessary and redundant.
Love this app / Google Docs!
by Shaun M2 on 2018/03/19 13:54
It’s been a game-changer for me! I use these tools for virtually all of my professional, personal, and volunteer projects now: from tracking treasurer expenses to writing my novel(s). Having everything easily and instantly available for simultaneous editing on each of my devices at once has been a dream come true. Compared to other apps? The only other similar app I also use is Box—and Google apps works much more smoothly. Though Box works directly with Microsoft apps, which have many more features, Microsoft’s online apps are SLOW to load and that would make the fast-start and instant-access I’m gushing about in the previous paragraph impossible if I tried to use Box in the same way. I would presume Dropbox has a similar suite of fast-access apps, but I’ve never tried any others but Google-docs, so I can’t compare.
Thank goodness for archiving
by sgtcombs on 2022/03/01 01:50
Even though Yahoo group was a less popular social app, at the time, it was my only connection to solid information in regards to Celestron telescope mounts and how to fix the darn things. I loved the pool of intelligence collected in the “Celestron uncensored” forums, so when “yahoo” …… disappeared, I found myself at a loss. Fortunate for me, the Nexstar resource site had links to this app, which had copied ALL the files from the groups. Google Drive has been a Godsend with the archiving of such a large index for me to access and keep the mediocre product of a once respected company, running like a top end piece of precision equipment. Then there was it’s usefulness in creating and sharing project collaborations while earning my masters. Couldn’t have done it without you Google Drive. Ok, getting goofy, I’m outta here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always stepping up in improvements
by amandajoboyer on 2019/04/06 06:26
I would’ve given this app 5 stars but two things....Backup from my IPhone has been going for 12 hours now for 9000 items. Photos were not close to that number so I’m assuming duplicates where made and backed up in more than one folder. Also another suggestion would be to offer the optimize feature to customers when they perform the backup feature in order to compress the file before sending. If the files are compressed then transferring the data will speed process up tremendously. Minor detail was I could not move files back into main after placed in folder nor find a back button/redo command (use Mac example of windows with arrows) Other than that Google has the right idea with the Google applications presenting customers with the controls to manage online living....
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!!
by ProfessionalMusician on 2018/12/13 20:07
ABSOLUTE JUNK!!! This app will not allow background uploading, which makes it almost completely useless. You can only upload or back up your iPhone data when the iOS Google Drive app is OPEN AND SHOWING ON YOUR SCREEN. That means you CANNOT DO ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR PHONE!!! Considering the fact that a tiny little video of just a few minutes length could take an hour or more to upload (regardless of what network you are on!), and if you want to back up, say 10-12 videos you’ve taken on a family outing, you’re SCREWED, because this means you won’t be able to use your phone for 10-12 hours!!! And YYYEP, even if you are, let’s say 99% done with an upload/backup, and a call comes in that you HAVE to take, or if your phone goes to sleep (OMG! TURN OFF AUTO-LOCK before using this app!!!), GUESS WHAT, when you go back to the Google Drive screen you will find that the app has screwed you, and you HAVE TO START ALL OVER, meaning you just wasted the last 12 hours of not having your phone! What a filthy, disgusting, and utterly UNUSABLE APP!!! 😡😡😡
great on PC- poor on mobile
by rrosered on 2018/03/08 19:21
Mobile Drive’s primary function is uploading and sharing. The supposed need to download other apps (Docs, Slides, etc) simply to edit and have a better handle over one’s documents is ludicrous, storage-eating, and annoying. PLEASE merge your apps into one, else get rid of the Drive app entirely. There is no need to download more than 3 apps of the same function. When accessed from a computer or laptop, however, Drive is truly an efficient step further into the modern age. It is the easiest and most intuitive storage and document-creating app I have seen, and is, most of the time, made good use out of. As aforementioned, it is the necessity to download multiple apps which has driven me from Drive (no pun intended) when I’m on the go. Make Drive all-document-inclusive as it’s web counterpart (or allow web Drive to be accessed fully in-browser without needing to download an app!) and it will become a very hefty and durable app! Until then, two stars. :(
Simple, secure and reliable but still not easy to work with
by Mr.racsr on 2018/01/28 16:48
When I need to send a volume of pictures, videos or documents, it is very easy to put in this cloud and forward the link to a specific folder that recipients can retrieve and share. It works for me, is there handy and secure. My only draw back is that I still have difficulties dealing with this application interface which I find not so intuitive. I recently had to upgrade storage because I could not load a big file even after deleting a lot of my stored stuff. The cost of storage with google is very reasonable, cheaper that the competition. At some point finally a warning popped up telling me that the file was too big. I did not know that Google drive also stores my mail and I need to do some house cleaning of my gmail to free space. There is room for improvement.
Space saving/efficient/convenient
by oaooooooooookkk on 2022/04/21 23:34
I understand you must pay for extra space on the cloud which is fair as long as the rate is economically viable it is a good deal especially if storage is expensive on your device due to hardware limitations this is a good solution if you hold multiple accounts for separate needs or recycling the available space on drive but over time it would be more cost effective to purchase extra storage media over a cloud service! Either way this is an amazing development by google employees and any other party involved! Game changing especially for learning or file management/file sharing/editing on the go on mobile it is impressive how many sharing or exporting options are available!
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?
Almost an awesome app
by K.FrizziL on 2019/03/04 01:36
Almost everything about Google Drive is awesome. I think the only thing that takes away from this app and the others in the Google Suite is that it doesn’t let you do all the same things you can do from a desktop or laptop computer. For example, it doesn’t allow you to attach videos from the drive to Google Slides. You need a desktop or laptop to do that. Not sure why they see the need to limit what can be done from a mobile device within the app or apps. I think we should be able use all the features no matter the device you’re using. It’s very frustrating at times when you’re trying to get work done then you run into something like that and need to switch devices.
Convenient way to take your work everywhere
by wilson diego on 2019/05/21 15:39
The Drive has given our staff the ability to get work done even when we are not in the office. Our executive staff has full permissions to the documents, we can see who has looked at the documents and who has made any changes. Sometimes we are at different locations but we can look at documents and discuss their status, as long we have our phones or any computer. This creates time for us to visit our other buildings, meet with managers or take care of personal errands. In addition, we can look at large files which sometimes are rejected by email. Right now I am getting my car worked on while Writing a contract and others are helping to edit. Awesome Technology 😀
Could me amazing
by Neal London on 2019/08/19 18:32
Firstly, Google Drive does a generally good job but it could be better. First, after you create a doc using the plus button it drops you back at home tab, not the same folder where you created it. Second, if you go look in the folder where you just created it many times it won’t appear there for a while which is confusing and frustrating as you don’t know what happened. Third, I think because Google wants to give fast response time it will sometimes show empty folders that are definitely not empty, and after some time you’ll see the contents - again frustrating and disconcerting. What I’d like to see are simple voice memo and notes options added to the plus sign. It could make a great job of that, especially as they retired the api that let other apps update the drive with notes/docs/voice memos.
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