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.
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.
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.
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.
Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiance or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond. Get started with 5 GB free.
With Google Drive, you can:
Create and collaborate.
Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Store everything safely and access it anywhere.
All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the web, in your home, at the office, while running errands and from all of your devices. Install Drive on your Mac, PC, Android phone and tablet, iPhone and iPad.
Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents and images without any text at all.
Learn more about Google Drive at drive.google.com/start.
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-Collaboration -Storage Space (5 GB) -The Suite itself
-No Desktop Suite program -Not compatible with Office
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.
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.
And it also does not work with multiple Google accounts on 1 Windows account. Changing from one to the other requires re-installing the program. Very impractical. For the rest a very good and stable program, though txt and doc files can only be viewed on-line and edited off-line.