I find it incredibly frustrating Google requires so many different apps be downloaded to achieve a bare functionality. Drive, docs, sheets, etc. all have to be downloaded to do anything - meaning it just drains storage space on the phone. I don’t really get the point of having a Drive app that doesn’t let you do anything useful like creating or editing shared files. This same issue exists across all Google apps - they make gmail difficult to use on a web browser to encourage downloading the gmail app, Google home is necessary to do all of 5 things and different Google apps are required to do other, related things, and on and on.
I don’t believe for a single second that a company with the financial and personnel resources Google has is incapable of making functional, streamlined apps with broad functionality and it’s pretty apparent Google just wants to bloat Apple devices and, more likely than not, force users to download multiple apps that will track and monetize data and browsing habits.
I would rather, and ultimately will, pull out my laptop and connect to a VPN with a private browser tab just to avoid Google taking my data out of pure spite. If I wanted an Android I would have one. I wouldn’t even mind the data mining Google does if it actually offered convenient apps, but there is nothing convenient about needing a dozen apps to do a single task.
I don’t know how this happened but I was sending some photos to a family member via email.The file was too big and said they would send it through Google drive. The next thing I know not only were the photos I sent forwarded to family but also some private information that was NOT included in the email was sent. They couldn’t open the files however the names of the files were listed and it was private information.
Very good and helpful. Makes it easy for me to search what assignments or file I’m looking for. And the set up is just like that on a computer so it’s the same navigation process so there’s not any confusion. I can’t speak for everyone but for me this is a very good app and service.
Everyday i keep getting spam messages. Google seems okay with it. If still happening after update. Deleting and canceling subscription. Looks like my email spam folder and don’t feel like it is very secure if any spammer can just send messages to my supposedly secure drive.
It doesn't seem to be able to cast to my LG tv. I can cast video from other apps no problem, but for some reason casting video from Google drive just freezes and seems to be loading forever. As a storage app, it's great, just need to figure out this issue.
Basically I have ongoing problems with trying to back photos and videos up to my Google drive. You select the files. You hit upload. And then… nothing. Everything just hangs in some “waiting” mode. Nothing seems to fix it.
Useless app is useless.
I normally use this when I need to stay on two things for when I am at home and doing work, but though it provides access to google classroom, does not provide links to websites provided by my teachers. Other that that it is okay.
The update says it fixed the saving videos issue but it hasn’t. What’s the point of this app if you can’t access your files? Just staring longingly at the thumbnails and never getting anything done? So over this for months now.
My world would be altered noticeably if I could create, modify, etc Draw files.
P.S. The text while typing this was / was white. Took a screenshot if you want to see.