Free online storage from Google.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: December 13, 2017
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 1,000,000,000 - 5,000,000,000
Google Drive is a safe place for all your files and puts them within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. Files in Drive â like your videos, photos, and documents â are backed up safely so you canât lose them. Once there, you can easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
With Drive, you can:
- Safely store your files and access them from anywhere.
- Search for files by name and content.
- Easily share files and folders with others.
- Quickly view your content.
- Set access levels for who can view, comment, or edit.
- Quickly access recent files.
- See file details and activity.
- Enable viewing of files offline.
- Use your device camera to scan in paper documents.
- Access pictures and videos from Google Photos.
Published date: December 31, 2017
Recently I asked my son 14 yrs old, what does your$600 phone do that my Android won't? I'm starting to see the differences. Like when an app, ie DRIVE, is safe storage for all files. That is, if your not on an Android. If ur using an Android like mine. To see, lock, and/or access important files/ E books,etc.,.u will need more support to do so Full Review
Mark D60 Published date: January 8, 2018
I've had my Google account since the beginning, before anyone could just join, and you had to be invited. I was invited. Google's slogan was "never lose a message again". I also had unlimited storage. Now, I'm getting notifications that I'm using 26 gig of a 15 gig account. How does one practically double their allocation with no warning? Someone arbitrarily bumped me down to a 15 gig account, that's how. Also I get notifications that I'm not getting my messages because my account is full. And I must start paying a monthly fee. Google, you made an offer and I accepted. Continue to uphold your offer, it came without time limits or restraints. Google, you made a promise, keep your promise. Full Review
Heather McKenzie Published date: January 1, 2018
inconsistent ability to upload, whether over mobile service or over any wifi connection. it only says "incomplete upload" repeatedly without actually uploading anything. if there's not enough space (there should be enough), there is no notification to tell me so i can do something about it. incredibly frustrating. Full Review
AM G Published date: January 12, 2018
Extremely buggy. I can only see a few pictures before they go all black until I restart the app. I can't see more than a few pictures in a row and it makes it unusable which sucks as I am a paying customer. If you could make it more stable and add a password lock which Microsoft and Dropbox have then it would be great. I think you choose not to because you want all your files to be available across Gmail and all your other apps as opposed to at least giving us the choice. Security Vs ease of use. Full Review
Nora Aracely Covarrubias Published date: December 27, 2017
I got so pissed off that my writing got deleted off my phone. All my work lost. I really wished I knew about Drive before. Now I have a safety net knowing that online storage is something to rely on...Thank you Google! I know people dont say this but I really appreciate for taking the time and effort you guys did to make this app :) Full Review
Tra'Shay Variste Published date: December 25, 2017
For some reason some pictures won't show up within the drive app, and videos won't even upload or play within it. It won't let me claim my 100 free gigs either. It keeps notifying me but says an error occurred and I don't have the offer already. Full Review
Rob Rossi Published date: January 13, 2018
I love this app! Forget Dropbox, forget Box, etc. Couple it with Gmail, Google Drawings and Google Wallet, and the possibilities are endless. I am a Broadcast and Film Graphic Designer. I work remotely 90% of the time. These 4 apps have made it like I am in the same room with my clients. Voice chat (Gmail), while updating notes in real time (spreadsheets/docs) and drawing pictures directly on storyboard frames (Google Drawings) in realtime as well! Oh and to top it off with Google Wallet. Forget PayPal and writing checks, if a client has Google Wallet they can send me money immediately through simply by attaching it to an email! Holy Cow! The only fix I would like to see is for the desktop Google Drive application. When placing a large file into a folder, I would like to see a status update so I know how long a particular file has left to upload. Other than that, I'm super excited about where Google is headed! Full Review
Published date: January 17, 2018
I worry about security with this app. It should definitely have a vault feature to keep photos and videos secure. Other than that, it is a pretty neat cloud storage and a great alternate to Microsoft Office. Everything I upload in my Android syncs pretty quickly to my Chromebook. Full Review
Bennett Olido Published date: January 12, 2018
I wanted to back up all of my pics and vids in my phone cause it's getting full. I uploaded everything to google drive. After 30 mins they said backup completed. Now I want to download the files..... Now they're gone like never coming back gone. Thanks Google Full Review
Benjamen Hebert Published date: January 12, 2018
I used to love my drive account for years. But now I can't stop this spam. It makes my account unusable. The messages are pornographic in nature and I only started getting them a few months ago. They arrive almost hourly and clog up my drive and I'm constantly getting notifications. I'm going to have to delete this app soon if i can't get this to stop. Full Review
Dinesh Parthiban Published date: December 15, 2017
I uploaded an important document few months ago and now when I tried to open the file it is displayed that "file cannot be opened",and it's size is displayed as 0kb. It is really worst. Still I have that file. Provide me solution for my problem. Full Review
A Google User Published date: December 26, 2017
when I set a file to be offline it downloads it somewhere (on the SD I suppose) but then when I try to access it, it tries to move the file to the internal storage. Since I have very limited internal storage (HTC desire) it saturates the internal storage and the application crashes and in the end I cannot access the file... to bad. Also it would be nice to be allowed to set a whole directory to be stored offline so we could have an exchange folder that automatically uploads files we put into it to the phone Full Review
Bebe Germain Published date: January 7, 2018
This app could be great. It allows you to access your files, and share with others. However, the app itself is awful at loading files. I try to load an image, and it just shows the black screen with the photo logo in the background. This is often the same with documents. Full Review
betty p Published date: January 6, 2018
Been trying to upload pics to it and am now going on 3 days of it trying to upload from what I can tell there's no way to stop it, I try to force stop the app, but then it starts trying to upload, and then I try to uninstall and I can't. It used to work, useless now. Full Review
Mauricio PiÃ±a Published date: December 21, 2017
This was my first time using this app, and it was a horrible experience. I wanted to upload pictures and videos of car shows/meets, my street outlaw videos, and other pictures of friends and family. It kept saying uploading for the past hour so I decided to check on it later. 3 hours passed and nothing had uploaded instead it deleted all 500+ videos and pictures. It sure did create storage on my phone though just not how it was supposed to. Full Review
Coco Dixon Published date: January 16, 2018
Downloaded this app because I have lots pf.docs on Google Drive on my computer & wanted to be able to open on phone. Docs from computer are not showing up on app even though I downloaded sync & backup. FRUSTRATING!!!!! Full Review
Kim Rudd Published date: January 4, 2018
Very slow, clunky and UN user friendly. I have used it for a long time but given how simple and easy Dropbox is. It kind of puts Google to shame. Its like the app is stuck in the 1990s. Less focus on colourful Google corporate playgrounds in their headquarters and more focus on customer needs. Less play, more work Google. Full Review
Amitabha Kusari Published date: December 18, 2017
Just terrible and does not work mostly Auto update does not work. Lost all pics, videos and docs on one of my device because it didn't backup most of it. Garbage app that is being promoted aggressively by bribed idiots. Full Review
Divine Love Published date: January 2, 2018
Good..... Plz add password facility to folders. Bcz when friends take's our mobile then they easily enter in Google drive. Now day all Android Mob have Google drive but there is no Privacy of Information. Full Review
aseem gupta Published date: January 14, 2018
Worst thing is access permissions are not CRUD based. You can either give all permissions or you can just view. I have family folder which is important and since parents are not very adaptable to using variant apps, I dont want them to delete important document by. mistake and then me going in trash history and reverting it back.. I just want to give them view and add permission Full Review
marty calcara Published date: December 24, 2017
I think its shady for google to install this app on my device and upload my personal pics & videos to their servers without my consent. Thanks for one example of how google invades our privacy Full Review
Charles Covington Published date: December 22, 2017
Great freeware tool. Just wish selecting add folder to Google drive didn't create duplicate photos. Then, when changes made, you can't force it to sync. (just changed from 4 to 3 stars) Full Review
Published date: December 22, 2017
Excellent app. With Google support and security, nothing to worry. One thing missing is ZIP/RAR file supports. Must be able to view files and folders, docs and pdf files inside the drive app without being downloading the complete ZIP file and then view it by any file manager/ explorer. Full Review
TEENA OAKLEY Published date: December 26, 2017
Have used this for ages no problems. Now all of a sudden its saying payment declined, when there are sufficient funds in my paypal to pay this! Are you getting at me because of your mess up with another app when you took the payment before the free trial was up, and I called you out on it? I wouldve contacted you direct but you make it impossible to find a "contact us" or equivalent, so this is the only way I can contact you! Would rather have done this privately but hey, thats on you. Full Review
Captain Durty Published date: January 14, 2018
Cannot stop random people from sharing random files which probably have viruses with you. You should be able to block file sharing if you want Full Review
Published date: January 2, 2018
Honestly I'm starting to see this app consistently uploading things.. Problem is, I haven't done anything that would need to be uploaded... My concern is what information of mine is getting sent and who is it sending it to..I don't take pics with my phone, I don't do writing with my phone nor do I do anything that would need to automatically upload every single time I unlock my phone... I have a feeling Google is doing something illegal and this app needs proper investigation Full Review
Jordan Harlow Published date: January 4, 2018
This app would be good however, why is it that Microsoft one drive and Dropbox can both easily let you view any files you put in them but this not only can't view PNG files but it also can barely open JPEG files for some reason and if it does let you view them they're blurry for some reason Full Review
Sam Banerjee Published date: January 19, 2018
File search is broken. Crashes on a OnePlus 3t every 5 minutes and doesn't show images. Worse on phones with lesser specs. How is google making such a shoddy product? The worst part is, they never respond to criticism of their products and keep on asking for money for terrible apps such as this. As long as basic issues aren't fixed, it doesn't deserve any better than one star or even a penny from anyone. Full Review
John Glandon Published date: January 13, 2018
Always have the memories ready to share ! Get the hang of it because you'll never lose a picture or homemade hehe video again! Never know when you'll need to set player's straight and if you are worried don't be :) Google is skynet it knows everything in that phone anyways Full Review
Published date: December 11, 2017
IOS floogle drive lets you lock the app. Android doesn't. Why would a competing platform get a better app than native android? Makes zero sense to me. Full Review
Sun Shine Published date: January 21, 2018
it cant find the files using search most of the time. i type the filename but it says no result. weird problem please fix Full Review
Helen Brough Published date: January 13, 2018
Desperately trying to shift photos from Android phone to Google Drive. For over 12 hours, transfer status shows ad "incomplete upload" and only 17 of initial 100 pics have moved across (I have '000s to move)... I have plenty of space in Google Drive so unsure why I can't move them across.... very frustrating. Please fix this bug in next release before I/ my phone combust. Full Review
Ashley Brandon Published date: January 9, 2018
Google drive is fine on my computer but the app on my phone never loads pictures. It just has a grey loading image. Very frustrating. Full Review
krunal patel Published date: December 14, 2017
Can't lock the app. Apps description first line reads that " it's safe place for all files. " i don't think it's safe untill app can be locked. Live up to your words google. Full Review
Armand Drumm Published date: December 18, 2017
This app is a great way to store and send files, however it falls short when viewing image files. A few will load perfectly, then the rest are not viewable without restarting the app. Full Review
Doc Hoffman Published date: December 12, 2017
In the last several weeks, things have improved quite a bit, got my fingers crossed. Now, back to 5 Stars. Galaxy Tab S2 9.7, 7.0 Nugout recent update. Full Review
Neb Sun Published date: December 24, 2017
It's pretty average, but has a lot more potential. One real downside that I just don't really get, is that making files available offline is done 1 by 1 - and cannot be done with folders... Very annoying. Full Review
The Don Published date: December 17, 2017
Google Drive is one of the app I use daily for collaboration. Please add a feature to lock drive with password to prevent unauthorized access to files stored in drive. Otherwise, great app. Thanks. Full Review
Lethal Lo Published date: January 3, 2018
Good app to save files,photos , videos and access across all tech platforms in your everyday use phones/iPhones,tablets/iPads, computers/macs and inner mixing of brand hardware as well. Hard to find any kind of dependable app that does this in general across different hardware brands and plus it is easy to use, and lastly its free! Kudos to Google on this one! Full Review
A Google User Published date: December 28, 2017
I previously reviewed it as "Gets better all the time!" I need to change that review... Drice has always let you tag files as available offline. But it's always failed to realize that feature fully. If you are ever connected to the web, and you access that file, it WILL pull it down again from the cloud. Once again, if you're trying to save data by storing large files or pictures or documents offline, Google Drive don't care. To use this feature correctly, you had to put your phone in airplane mode. That is until the most recent update, when that apparently crashes the app. Now I have to put disable my phone's mobile data in order to load the document from my phone storage. Full Review