Google Drive

Google Drive

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Developer
Google LLC
Version
Downloads
10553730641
Category
Productivity
Android OS
Varies by device
Price
Free

Google Drive is perhaps the most recognizable Google app available on the play store, awfully useful and vital for both work and school. Its wide array of features have placed the app on top of every other cloud storage and syncing apps.

What is exactly Google Drive?

Google Drive is an app by Google centred around file storage, syncing, sharing and collaboration. But Drive is much more than just another syncing and storage service with a generous amount of free, it's also the key for collaboration at work or school projects, allowing several people to edit a file at the same time. You can save files in all formats, update and edit them, and share them. Google Drive usually comes pre-installed in most mobile devices and can be used via Google in computers and PCs. 

Drive allows you to easily search any file you have saved or shared, letting you access whatever file you need at the moment.

Google Drive features

  • File storage: store all of your files in a simple and tidy way, with the chance to create folders and subfolders to keep them in order.
  • File syncing: allows you to edit and save changes in your files in a synchronized way on all of your devices, reflecting the changes on each copy.
  • File sharing and saving: in Drive, you are free to share and save any file you want and can. You can choose who has access and what they can do in the file when sharing, securing the integrity of your file and its copies.
  • Team work:  this feature is perhaps Drive's Most remarkable feature, extremely useful for work and school projects, writing and editing group files in real-time.

Is Google Drive safe? Is it reliable?

Drive has high standards for security and wellbeing, requiring passwords for logging into any different device, email confirmations and verifications, guaranteeing that you're always safe from online menaces. Your files are also safe, even when shared! You can decide who has access to them, as well as who comments or edits them, or simply who sees them. 

Google Drive offers robust encryption and data protection measures to ensure that your files are safe and secure. All files are stored in the cloud, meaning that even if you lose your device, your data will still be accessible online.

Drive's storage 

Drive is also really generous with its users, offering 15GB free of cloud storage, to save and keep all of your important files.

Its seamless integration with other Google services such as Google Docs, Sheets and Slides allows for easy collaboration and file sharing. 

Another key advantage of Google Drive is its accessibility. Whether you're working on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you can easily access all your files through the Google Drive app or website. This flexibility makes it a great tool for people who are constantly on the go or who work remotely.

Google Drive's plans

One of the few disadvantages Google Drive has is that the storage space can quickly run out, especially if you're storing large files or using it for business/educational purposes. However, additional storage space can be purchased at reasonable prices, and the benefits of using Google Drive make up for this minor inconvenience.

Drive offers these 3 paid plans:

  • Basic (100GB)
  • Standard (300gb)
  • Premium (2TB)

Drive also offers business plans, ideal for either small businesses or large industries, accomodating to any budget and pocket. Google Drive offers the following plans:

  • Business Starter (30GB)
  • Business Standard (2TB)
  • Business Plus (5TB)
  • Enterprise (As much as you need!)

Google Drive has a rather interesting offer for students, offering a promotional storage update for students through Google Workspace.

Google Drive: Should I have it?

Overall, Google Drive is a powerful and extremely useful cloud storage service that offers a wide range of features and benefits for individuals, businesses and students. Its seamless integration with other Google services, accessibility across devices, and strong security measures make it a valuable and necessary tool for anyone looking to keep, store, download, edit, share and collaborate on files. Google Drive is indeed worth having on any device. Google Drive deserves a solid 5/5 stars.

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Rating

4.3
Pros
  • Instant access to your files.
  • Supports almost all types of files.
  • Great security features.
  • Free storage space of 15GB.
  • Real time teamwork editing and creating feature.
Cons
  • Requires an internet connection.
  • Limited space.
  • Limited file size.
  • It's extremely dependent on Google's ecosystem.
  • Paid plans may have restrictions on file sizes and compatibility.
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Frequently asked questions

How do I get Google Drive?

Google Drive usually comes pre-installed in most devices, but you can find it in the App Store (for mobile devices) or in the Official Site (for computers) for free.

Can I store any type of file in it?

Yes, you can save entire folders, as along as they fit in the limit of size that Google Drive imposes. Almost any type of file is supported, except for a few rare exceptions.

Will Drive bloat my phone's storage?

Not at all! Files and data are stored in the cloud, only the app and some necessary data like passwords is kept in your device.

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