By Google, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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
Google accounts get 15GB of storage free, shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. For additional storage, you can upgrade to a premium subscription plan as an in-app purchase.
Storage subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes Account, and automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Subscriptions and auto-renewal may be managed by going to iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
Google Drive Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/drive/terms-of-service
What's New in Version 4.2017.43506
Thank you for using Google Drive. This version fixes bugs and makes improvements to the app's performance so that you can access and share files quickly while on the go.
No longer 5-star
The removal of passcode/Touch ID lock is a big let down and a HUGE deal to me. I don't care if I can lock my iPhone altogether, sometimes I unlock my phone and hand it over to someone to use it and I have no problem with them accessing anything except Google Drive. Now I have to deal with a new problem because Google removed passcode lock and Drive on my phone is accessible to anyone who uses my phone while it's unlocked. Again, no, I don't want to lock my phone altogether. Below was my initial 5-star review, which I take back.
I use Drive to backup everything. From documents to mp3 files, photos and videos. I could use Google Photos for unlimited photo and video backup, but I've been using Drive for a while and find it more intuitive, simpler and easier to use. Besides, I'd rather have all sorts of file types in one place. Also, the free 15 gigs are enough so far.
Issue with saving pictures to your camera roll.
I upload an image from my desktop to google drive, via the web. On my phone, depending on how I download that image to my camera roll, it is much smaller. If I tap the image on my phone, it prompts me to save the image to camera roll, clicking “OK” results in a smaller image. I had to download a third party app to check the size of the photo in my camera roll. Also, uploading it to google drive will confirm the size is smaller.
On the other hand, opening up the photo on your google drive app again and instead of taping the photo, tapping the three dots in the upper left hand corner, you will get a menu and you click “send a copy” and then “save image.” This results with the photo being the same size as the original. But I used to be able to do it the other way.
Now for the stranger part. If you do it the first way and the image is smaller and then you try do it the “send a copy” way after, the image is still smaller. You have to re-upload the images from your desktop again. And not tap the image but tap the three dots in the upper left hand corner.
I tried using google pictures but I was not able to uploaded images from my desktop to the google photos website. I don’t want to use the desktop application.
Best of the big three
Hello all, as I am sure everyone reading this knows that there are lots of services that allow you to store files up online and some of them have been around for many years even before the fancy term of “The Cloud” became popular.
Anyway.....currently the “Big Three” Cloud storage services are:
iCloud by Apple (aka Macintosh)
One Drive (originally called “Sky Drive”) by Microsoft
Of the three (in my opinion) the best is Google Drive for several reasons. Both iCloud and One Drive are TOO restrictive...... limiting what you can put up on there storage drives. Also Microsoft’s One Drive (especially early on) worked very poorly. Now you would think that something written by the SAME company that writes the operating system that it was designed to run on would be flawless.... but that is not the case.
Also Google Drive works perfectly on many different platforms so I always have access to my files no matter what device I am using.
And Google Drive is much more user friendly.
So bottom line is.... I highly recommend Google Drive (smile)
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Nov 07, 2017
- Version: 4.2017.43506
- Size: 243 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Korean, Laotian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Singhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zulu
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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