Google Drive

Google Drive

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
1.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,343
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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The Google Drive app lets you view and store files, spreadsheets, and videos, with 5GB of storage space for free, and more if you're willing to pay a subscription fee. The app only requires that you log in to your Google account to quickly access files and media stored on your Google Drive.

Upon launch, the app gives you a list of items to let you quickly get to files on My Drive, files shared with you, files you have "starred," recently opened files, and those you have made available offline. In my testing I opened and looked at a Google Docs spreadsheet, a text file, and a couple of images, all of which were viewable on my iPhone. While I could store an MP3 on my Google Drive, I couldn't play it, so if you were thinking this might be a way to stream music not already on your iPhone, you'll need to look elsewhere.

New to Google Drive for iOS is the ability to create and edit documents. In editing mode, you can change font styles and access other formatting tools. Also, you can now view presentations through a nifty slide viewer. Unfortunately though, Google Drive on iOS still cannot edit spreadsheets.

Another big addition is the ability to upload files right from your device, directly into your Google Drive account.

Those who want the ability to read text files and spreadsheets synced across different devices will find Google Drive useful. Plus, the "make available offline" feature will be a godsend to frequent fliers, as well as anyone traveling to a location with no Internet access.

There is still obvious work to be done on Google Drive for iOS, but I would still recommend it, especially for anyone looking for mobile Google Docs access.

 
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1 stars

"The worst cloud storage so far"

July 24, 2012  |  By PC50001

 |  Version: Google Drive 1.0.1

Pros

Cheap, and eventualy google will fix the google drive

Cons

Windows Explorer crashes and Google might erase your local files

Summary

I have an external hard drive connected to a router connected to Windows XP. I am looking for reliable backup solution to back up my family pictures and videos. So far I have tried:
1. SugarSync - works, but the most expensive, they are not going to last with such high prices
2. JustCloud (aka myPcBackup) - contrary to what they say it doesn't work with external hard drives and their support is very fast and very clueless
3. SkyDrive - doesn't work with Windows XP
4. Google Drive - by far the worst. It's not even the fact that Windows Explorer crashes all the time (if you don't believe me just GOOGLE: "Google drive crashes windows explorer" and count the hits). The worst thing about the Google drive is the way they sync with your hard drive. If the program detects that you added some files and changed the directory structure and the new folders are not on Google storage then they will sometimes DELETE your files on your hard drive and everything is in sync. Your new files are neither on the cloud nor on your hard drive. (Again Google: Google drive delete local file and count the hits). So if you want to use Google drive to back up your data, make sure you back up your data first in a safe location. You don't need a natural disaster to lose your files, you just need Google drive.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date June 28, 2012
Date Added June 28, 2012
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Storage Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.99MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,343
Downloads Last Week 12
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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