Google Drive - free online storage from Google
By Google, Inc.
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Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
With Drive, you can:
• View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more
• Search for files by name and content
• Easily share files and folders with others
• Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit
• Quickly access recent files
• See file details and activity
• Enable viewing of files offline
What's New in Version 3.4.1
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Great Mobile Client for Cross-Platform Sharing
Drive is an example of what a solid, highly functional mobile FTP platform should do. There is a heavy emphasis on interoperability (skewed slightly toward other Google products, like Chrome & gMail, of course) between platforms, which is incredibly important for me. The ability to manage multiple accounts from a single app is hugely important for me as I have both work and personal accounts, both of which host shared documents, both of which I need multiple points of access to (laptop, phone, tablet). 5 stars for utility, design, and functionality. If I could I'd give it a 6th star for not pestering me with notifications or insisting on auto-uploading, unlike some FTP clients I've used before.
Photo auto backup
I have used and love this app for years. My only issue is that since an update I now have to use and have the app for Google+ to automatically back up my photos from my iOS device. Why is that in a social media app instead of the storage app? It leaves me a bit befuddled. Dropbox offers it for free but the storage cap is low, box offers it for a paid subscription with a large storage cap; both reasonable and at least they're available options within the app. Since Google already offers it for free in one app, why not the other?
I do like that they've made their API easy to use so I can associate it with other apps, and the integration to view documents is nice as well. Really the storage apps are all very similar, but not one of them stands above the others.
Doesn't let me share files well
I use my iPad almost exclusively. I love that I can now share files from Dropbox to Drive and then email them from my gmail app. However, when I send someone a file and give them permission to edit the file, they receive an email requesting them to ask me give them permission to edit the file (duh, I already did that, why am I having to do it again?), only for me to receive an email back that only allows me to open the file I sent them. There is no way for me to grant them any other permissions except to merely see and review the file. Am I missing something here google? How does someone else get a file I am emailing them? If this can be addressed it will go farther to making laptops and desktops virtually useless. Come on google, help me fix this problem.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 05, 2015
- Version: 3.4.1
- Size: 49.8 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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