Google Drive

Google Drive

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    20,687
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Google Drive is a convenient solution for backing up your important files, as well as facilitating sharing and collaboration between multiple users. You can create new documents directly through this program, or you can save existing documents to it, and then access them from anywhere.

Pros

Secure backup: Google Drive is a secure place to back up any important files you want to protect against loss. And because the free storage is so generous, you don't even have to be selective about what you add.

Collaboration and sharing: In addition to backing up existing files, you can also use this app to share files with others, and to collaborate on the creation of new files with friends or colleagues. The flexibility and versatility built into this app greatly increase its usefulness.

Cons

Complicated processes: Certain features are a little difficult to access. For instance, it's possible to make an image or scanned document that you save to Google Drive searchable, but you have to take some extra steps and convert the image to a Google Document in order for that feature to work.

Bottom Line

Google Drive is a great option for both cloud storage and work sharing. While some features take a little poking around to find or a little experimentation to get used to, they all work well, once you get the hang of them. The app is also free to install and use, making it worth checking out.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–5 of 5

4 stars

"Some Competition"

January 01, 2013  |  By aggromike99

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

-Collaboration
-Storage Space (5 GB)
-The Suite itself

Cons

-No Desktop Suite program
-Not compatible with Office

Summary

This is an outstanding program and file storage system. The collaboration is great, the suite online is great, and the storage space is great. But there is no desktop suite program, which makes in incompatible with Microsoft Office.
Google Drive is definitely going to have some competition with SkyDrive, Microsoft's online suite. SkyDrive features Microsoft Office Web Apps, 7 GB of free space, and the ability to sync with your computer with Microsoft Office 2010. Although Google Drive has better collaboration methods, this does not make it better. And even iWork from Apple is starting to grow. iWork is the easiest to use because if you have an iPhone and a Mac, everything syncs with iCloud.
Bottom line: I believe Microsoft Office is still the leader in productivity suites, but Google Drive is definitely a contender. It's possible that if the Mac grows, iWork and iCloud will also grow. I know this review was supposed to be mainly about Drive, but I had to mention Microsoft and Apple.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work for multiple Windows accounts!"

September 21, 2012  |  By fnjichkn

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

fair sync program, nothing special though

Cons

Doesn't work for multiple Windows accounts! It installs centrally in C:\Program Files, but if you switch user it simply crashes!! Unbelievable. You would think they can hire some testers with those billions they make each year.

Summary

Stay with e.g. Dropbox.

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4 stars

"Lots of potential"

August 11, 2012  |  By dissentingoz

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Pros

Easy to use, stable, reliable.

Cons

Slow uploads.
No drives syncing - that is, to choose folders to keep up to date online. Would be a wonderful feature instead of forcing me to use my Shared Drive as my default drive all the time.

Summary

Does a fine job but the lack of folder syncing is a problem for this and other similar products (Dropbox, Skydrive etc.)

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5 stars

"Google has made another great program. Thanks"

August 05, 2012  |  By alpha7878

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Works great no problems found

Cons

NONE it works great

Summary

Thanks

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5 stars

"good................"

August 04, 2012  |  By vibin619

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

good UI..................

Cons

5 GB.......................

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date August 01, 2012
Date Added August 01, 2012
Version
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 722.41KB
File Name googledrivesync.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 20,687
Downloads Last Week 148
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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