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Google Drive review
Secure your data with cloud services from Google Drive (Backup and Sync) for Mac. Manage your files and folders, and synchronize them across all your devices for easy access from any location at your will.Read More
Functionality – 4.5/5
The basic functionality of Google Drive tool is to store your files and folders in the cloud storage and sync them across multiple devices for instant access. While dealing with the storage, this application doesn’t differentiate. You can store documents, media files, folders, software, etc on the cloud storage.
You can synchronize stored data across multiple devices as well. You just need to log in with a registered email account to access data. Moreover, the app should be installed in the devices from where you access Google Drive.
With Google Drive cloud storage service, you have control over sharing options. You can decide who can access your data. To accomplish this purpose, you can create a shareable link. You can either share this link publicly or can restrict access to specific people only.
Design – 4/5
Upon installation of this application, a folder will be created on your Mac system. This folder represents the virtual cloud storage. The folder is visible on the menu bar. You can directly transfer files directly in this folder. Moreover, you can manage your account by selecting options from the drop-down menu.
While installing the application, you will notice that the design is kept simple yet elegant. The major focus is on ease of usability. Whether it’s signing in with your email id or initiating the process of synchronization; you will be guided at each step.
Usability – 4.5/5
Cloud storage service is one of the most convenient, and most sought after, services right now. Hence, it becomes obvious to use cloud services, such as Google Drive, for storage and syncing purposes.
With this application, you can secure your data against theft and damage. The chances of data losses are the least in cloud storage. Moreover, since you can manage access permissions, you are securing it against any misuse.
Instead of cramming your system’s hard drive, you can rely on Google Drive for storing essential information. The best aspect is that you can access your data from any location around the globe. Just install Google Drive and sign in with your registered account to access the data.
Cross-Platform Use – 4/5
Google Drive (Backup and Sync) application is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and above only. Moreover, the Mac systems should run on Intel processors only. These two aspects limit the use of this application on all Mac systems.
The cloud storage tool is available for free download. Every user is entitled to 15 GB of cloud storage without any cost. However, if you want to extend storage, you have to purchase it at predefined rates.
Google Drive application is not just limited to sharing and synchronizing. You can suggest any edits to the recipients, or you can alter the documents on the drive itself. Protect your data by utilizing inbuilt password protection system. The application segregates your data based on the file type, and it keeps recent documents on the top.
If you are desirous of scrutinizing your files before uploading them, you can always check out for the files that should be uploaded and vice-versa. Control the synchronization process at your will. Let Google know about the crash reports and usage statistics so that Google Drive application performs seamlessly.Collapse
Google Drive (Backup and Sync) is recommended for storing crucial information for safety and easy access from any location and any device.
Pros : Simple and intuitive interface;
Free storage up to 15 GB;
Fast and secure syncing and accessibility.
Cons : Compatibility issues may arise with outdated Mac OS;
If the limit is crossed, you have to purchase extra storage.
Cross-platform use 4.0