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.
* Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Best file storage app created
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.
Developer Response ,
Hi there. Thanks for sharing with us! Happy to hear you're enjoying the experience. Feel free to keep sending more feedback our way here: Google Drive app > Menu > Help & feedback > Send feedback or in our help forum: https://goo.gl/KpH8Vu.
It won’t index a directory tree or show you files without them being fully synced.
I purchased the 2 terabyte plan and assumed it would behave like one drive. It doesn’t. One Drive will index the directory tree and all your files almost instantly. Then even while those files are still uploading to the cloud, you other devices know they have been shared and will be available soon. In fact, it you try to open one the one drive will prioritize it and grab it first for you. You can also see all of the files available in the cloud on your desktop without having to take up space on your hard drive by actually downloading them all.
So I purchased the 2 tb plan, dropped in about 500 FB of files and waited. 4 days later and my second computer still can’t even see a list of all of my files. I need some of these files to build designs. I had to get a thumb drive and copy the stuff I needed. Because Google lacks a working index of files and won’t let me see or select files from that index to prioritize I just have to wait for weeks for my slower internet connection uploads all 500 gb of files before I can get the ones I need. It’s a bit of a joke. One drive was much better. Too bad my work blocks one drive on their system. I would switch back immediately.
Design & Functionality
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!
Developer Response ,
Hi, Tristian. Thanks for sharing with us! Happy to hear you're enjoying the experience. Feel free to keep sending more feedback our way here: Google Drive app > Menu > Help & feedback > Send feedback or in our help forum: https://goo.gl/KpH8Vu.
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