Google drive Review - why 4.8 stars?

Google drive Review
ITQlick Score: 99/100
ITQlick Rating:
(4.8/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: File Sharing -> Google drive review
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 27 File Sharing systems
Company: Google
Pricing: starts at $1.99 per month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Mobile, Cloud
Links: Google drive pricing, Google drive alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 07, 2022

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What is Google drive?

Google Drive is a file-sharing and cloud storage software solution tailored to the individual, team, and corporate needs. The software has numerous features, some of which are discussed below:
  • Collaboration Tools: Google Drive combines with other software from Google LLC like Docs, Sheets, and Workspace (for organizations) to enhance collaborations between team members on projects. Team members can access files and work together on projects from different locations on one interface seamlessly.
  • Data Storage: The cloud-native nature of Google Drive supports the storage of files and information entirely on the cloud. Users have access to a fixed memory space that is upgradable, saving them disk space. Catalogs can easily be uploaded from devices to the cloud and accessed anywhere, any time, even offline.
  • File-Sharing: Through Google Drive, users can share documents, records, and information, all on the cloud.
  • Drive File Stream: Files uploaded to the Google Drive cloud storage can be streamed online, without being downloaded, from any device with access to the Google Account.
  • Open API: Google Drive supports integration with other applications and tools, eliminating the struggle of file format conversion.
  • Data Loss Prevention: Drive offers data security and encryption to prevent data breaches, and most importantly, files are updated as the user works, even offline, to prevent data loss.
Launched in April 2012 by Google LLC, a 248,000-employee strong company headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Google Drive meets the needs of over a billion users globally. Google Drive has a wide range of features that satisfies clientele ranging from individuals to organizations. Google LLC won the Comparably Award for Best Global Company Culture in 2021 and the award for Most Innovative Company by T3.

Who is it best for?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small, medium and large size businesses.

What is the actual cost?

Google Drive pricing is relatively budget-friendly, and offers are based on storage needs, starting at $1.99 monthly. The software offers a free version, which gives the user 15 GB of cloud storage. Other offers include 100 GB at $1.99 per month, 1 TB at $9.99 monthly, 10 TB at $99.99 monthly, 20 TB at $199.99 per month, 30 TB priced at $299.99 monthly.

Google Drive for Teams is priced at $10 per user per month. The pricing plans for Google Drive for Enterprises are not public, only obtainable by contacting the vendor.

ITQlick pricing score is 2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Access ITQlick pricing guide for Google drive.

Pros

  • Drive offers secure remote access for files
  • Google Drive offers free cloud storage for data
  • The software is cost-friendly
  • Changes to documents are saved automatically

Cons

  • There is no file recovery feature on Google Drive
  • Effective updates and regular bug fixes are sometimes in short supply

How it stacks up?

Access a head to head analysis of Google drive vs alternative software solutions.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it the best File Sharing system?

Google drive is ranked 1 out of 27 software in their category (File Sharing systems).

How they are rated on ITQlick?

The rating of Google drive is 4.8 stars out of 5 and the total score is 99 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Is it an easy to use Software?

Yes, Google drive makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is it cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Google drive on your mobile/smart phone.

What should we ask during a demo session?

Differences between Google drive and alternatives?

The most popular alternatives to Google drive in 2022: OneDrive, Microsoft SharePoint, WeTransfer, SugarSync, Arena PDXViewer. Access the complete competitors analysis here - Google drive VS File Sharing Software alternatives.

Is Google drive right for you or your business?

Google Drive caters to individuals, teams, and organizations (of all sizes). Individuals and organizations in Information Technology, Engineering, and eLearning are the major users of Google Drive. Some notable clients include Salesforce, Cardinal Group of Companies, and Ibotta.

List of categories

File Sharing
File Storage

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