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Google Drive 2020 Review

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. It allows you to safely store and share your photos, videos, files and more in the cloud. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google account. Voted #1 in file-sharing tools.

Pros:

  • Store, access, and share your files in one secure place.
  • Access files anytime, anywhere from your desktop and mobile devices.

Cons:

  • Free plan for up to 15GB storage.
  • Paid plans start from US$5.99.

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Google Drive Reviews

Find out what each expert had to say about Google Drive.

Lee Savery

Content Executive - Ricemedia

✓ Google Drive
As an SEO agency, we depend on file sharing between staff and clients and we trust Google Drive. It’s very easy to use with all documents saving and updating instantly, ensuring everybody always sees the latest version of a document. It’s also very secure with access given to external clients who have a link to documents related to them and nothing else. The cloud-based nature of the platform has been invaluable during the Covid-19 pandemic, as we can access Google Drive anywhere from any device while we work from home.

Norhanie Pangulima

Content Ambassador - Hernorm

Thanks to technology and the internet, saving and sharing files has been made easier and more efficient than ever. Gone were the days when I needed to run to a photocopy machine or write manually in order to obtain copies of notes and lessons. Nowadays, you can easily share data or content in a click of a button. File-sharing software became a must-have, in fact, 80% of employees request for this in their workplaces in order to become more productive.

✓ Google Drive
Google Drive is perhaps the most widely used software for sharing and storing files. It’s super easy to use and anyone with a Gmail account gets it for free. You can easily link your documents, PowerPoint presentations, or spreadsheet files with Google Drive and share it by inputting another person’s email address. And anyone whom you shared your document to can edit it. What’s more, it provides a free 15GB storage but can be extended to 200GB for about $30 per year. But, what I personally love about it is its ability to organize your files on its own.

Jeff Gapinski

Founder - Huemor

✓ Google Drive
Google Drive is great, affordable, and connected to the entire suite of Google Apps allowing for a lot of efficiencies.

Allison Chaney

Chief Digital Training Officer - Boot Camp Digital

✓ Google Drive
I recommend Google Drive. For most small businesses, the free storage is more than enough. It also is very easy to collaborate on documents and you don’t have to worry about overwriting someone’s work if two people are in the document at the same time as changes can happen simultaneously. Everything is automatically saved to the cloud so if your computer crashes, you don’t risk losing anything.

Manny Hernandez

CEO - Wealth Growth Wisdom LLC

✓ Google Drive
Many users are already familiar with Google Drive because they’ve used the platform’s 15 GB of free storage space for backing up personal files. This familiarity can help organizations that choose the platform to minimize the learning curves among employees. Data is automatically synced with all devices linked to the account and changes are saved automatically.

Ali Ubaid

Digital Marketer - Decrum

✓ Google Drive
Google drive is the product of Google that allows all the Gmail account holders to save and share their files with others. In google drive, you can save your save you doc, sheet, and other data and easily share and link them with others.

Josefin Björklund

CEO & Entrepreneur - Topp Casino Bonus

✓ Google Drive
I recommend using Google Drive because it is easy to share files, videos, music, photos, and more at one place with my team members. One of the best features of Google Drive is it automatically syncs data with all the devices linked to one account so that one can immediately retrieve and access the data they need. If any team member from the team will delete files by mistake, it is easy to restore and we will never lose any of our critical data.

Ian Peterman

CEO - Peterman Design Firm

✓ Google Drive
For ongoing access during a project we use Google drive primarily.

Mimi Banks

Founder, MB Social - MB Social

✓ Google Drive
Real time updates, track changes, comments and all on the cloud.

Alexandre Beauchet

COO - Draft.io

✓ Google Drive
With my partner, we also use the Google Suite and, therefore, Drive. I must confess that I’m not a huge fan of Drive’s information architecture. In addition to that, downloading and uploading traditional documents (Doc, PPT, Excel, etc.) is a real bother. In a perfect world, I would love to sync Dropbox files with Drive’s ones.

Christopher Liew

Founder & Entrepreneur - Wealth Awesome

✓ Google Drive
I’m using Google Drive for my office projects because it automatically syncs all our team member’s data and receives the notification when someone from team members has made changes. This feature allows us to work on the same file at the same time. One of the best things about Google Drive is it’s user- friendly UI. I don’t have any security concerns with Google Drive because it uses 256-bit AES encryption with files in transit and 128-bit AES encryption.

Shivbhadrasinh Gohil

CMO and Co-founder - Meetanshi

✓ Google Drive
The traditional Google Drive is used for permanent files that store our product data and which are updated from time to time.
Using google drive makes it easier to share the different level permissions with the team.

Milos Djordjevic

Co-Founder - SaveMyCent

✓ Google Drive
I would recommend using Google Drive as the best sharing software for companies of all sizes. The best thing about Gdrive is that you don’t need to install new software since most people use Gmail anyway and have Google accounts. WIth Gdrive it’s easy to collaborate on projects with people inside and outside your company since you can manually adjust the file access settings.

Since it’s drag-and-drop and overall easy to use, I find it to be the most practical solution for file-sharing within my company. Gdrive also integrates docs and photos from the Google account, which most employees are familiar with using, so there is not much of a learning curve involved. Lastly, the security of your files is in the hands of Google, since the files safely stored in the Google cloud.

Google Drive FAQ

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google.

Is Google Drive any good?

Our expert voted for Google Drive as the #1 file sharing tool.

Is Google Drive free to use?

Google Drive offers a free plan for up to 15GB.

What are the best features of Google Drive?

Access your files everywhere. Edit and make changes to your files.