Google Drive

Version2020(as of 3/19/2020)
PlatformsWeb, Chrome OS
LicenseFreeware
CategoryProductivity
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Rating:2.5  |  240 Votes

Main Features

  • Access through Google account
  • 15 GB of storage space for free users
  • View a wide variety of popular files, such as .DOCX, .XLSX, .MP4, .WMV, and .JPG
  • Share files for convenient collaboration
  • Create documents and download them as various file types, such as DOC, PPT, XLS, and PDF.

Software Overview

Screenshot of Google Drive 2020
Screenshot of Google Drive 2020

Google Drive is a web storage service that allows you to view various file types. You can upload any type of file and create, edit, save, and convert office file formats with the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides programs.

Drive is available for free for anyone with a Google account. Each user is given 15 GB of storage for free with the option to upgrade to more storage space. After uploading your files to Drive, you can organize them into folders and choose to share the documents with others with read-only or read/write permissions.

Drive comes with several tools for creating and editing Office file types. Google Docs is used for viewing and editing documents, Google Sheets is used for viewing and editing spreadsheets, and Google Slides is used for viewing and editing presentations. Some of the popular file formats supported by these tools include .DOCX, .ODT, .PPTX, .PDF, .PNG, .JPG, .XLSX, .CSV, and .TXT. Drive also allows multiple users to collaboratively work on files at the same time, which is helpful for team projects such as reports or presentations.

You can also install the Google Drive app on your Android or iOS device. This allows you to view and edit files in Google Drive from your device, as well as upload and download files from and to your device.

Google Drive is a great assistant for users looking to store files on the web and remotely collaborate with others. Its integration with other Google features, such as Gmail and Google Photos, makes it even more useful for organizing important files. If you are looking for a reliable cloud-storage and document collaboration tool, you should try Google Drive.

Primary File Type

gdoc icon.GDOCGoogle Docs Shortcut

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.GDOCGoogle Docs Shortcut
.GDOCXGoogle Drive Document
.GDRAWGoogle Drawings Shortcut
.GFORMGoogle Forms Shortcut
.GLINKGoogle Drive External File Shortcut
.GMAPGoogle My Maps Shortcut
.GSHEETGoogle Sheets Shortcut
.GSLIDESGoogle Slides Shortcut
.GTABLEGoogle Fusion Table Shortcut

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3GPP3GPP Media File
.AIAdobe Illustrator File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image
.CSSCascading Style Sheet
.CSVComma-Separated Values File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.FLVFlash Video File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.ICOIcon File
.JPEGJPEG Image
.JPGJPEG Image
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MTSAVCHD Video File
.ODSOpenDocument Spreadsheet
.ODTOpenDocument Text Document
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.PAGESApple Pages Document
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PHPPHP Source Code File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PPTMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
.PPTXMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation
.PSPostScript File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SVGScalable Vector Graphics File
.TIFTagged Image File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TSVTab-Separated Values File
.TTFTrueType Font
.TXTPlain Text File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video
.XLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
.XLSXMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet
.XPSXML Paper Specification File
.ZIPZipped File
Updated 3/19/2020