Google Drive is a cloud storage and file syncing service. Google Drive also includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, which are a part of an office suite you can use for collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more. Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive.
Current known uses in the sector
- Google Drive can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival as a document sharing tool with clients and communities.
You can use Google Drive with any free Google account. Google Workspace offers discounted rates for nonprofits (including a free tier).
Ease of use & Accessibility
Google Drive is simple and easy to use.
When creating a Google account, a valid name, email address, username, and password are required. It is also optional to provide a phone number to recover your account if the password is lost. Upon creation of your account, Google closely tracks your searches, bookmarks, and location services, among other data. These underlying data collection practices and Google’s sharing of your information with third parties make the use of Google tools for personal purposes unsafe.
Google has accessibility information for Google Drive.
Google Drive is mobile friendly and also accessible through Android and iOS apps.
Privacy/security features, including data security and message encryption
You can set your preferred language for Google services in your account settings.