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Google Drive 1.15.6464.0228
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Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

With Google Drive, you can:
  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
What's New
Version 1.15.6464.0228: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Kotos0513 reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
Imac 10.9.2

NEVER HAD A PROBLEM ! Runs great on my iPhone and iMac. Plus the 15 GB sure helps.
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Jimsinsd reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
Google Drive is NOT compatible with all Intel Macs running OS X 10.6.8. Don't let their specs fool you. There have been many of us trying to get this fix but Google has simply been unresponsive and refuses to change their specs when they know the specs are wrong.

I went to DropBox and find it much more usable and stable.
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Sleek reviewed on 15 Apr 2014
when I Installed Google Drive on my 2011 MacBook Pro running Mac OSX 10.6.8 and tried running, it worked so I added it as start up item and all the hell broke loose.
next Day when I started My MacBook Pro once it started Google Drive started updating Google Drive I got Kernel Panic and i thought My Mac is dying so Immediately shut it down, waited few minutes and started machine again and same issue so third time I started machine and when message came up that Google Drive wants to Sync I cancelled and My Mac ran fine.
I Changed Prefs of google Drive and disabled Login at start up.
Since then I have not touched Google Drive.
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Kkthompson commented on 15 Apr 2014
Some quick testing seems to show 1.15.6464.0228 has fixed the issue with corruption of Keynote & Pages files. I wish they'd confirm it!
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Moxiesozo commented on 09 Apr 2014
I wonder if this release finally fixes the VERY nasty crashing affecting users of Mac OS X 10.6.8 -- see tinyurl dot com / kquolq9
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Volcanus reviewed on 01 Mar 2014
Still no automatic notification of updates. Can't search for updates. Seems not to sync resource forks or even extended attributes. I still would prefer manual synchronization like with rsync etc.
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Sanchai replied on 09 Apr 2014
Google drive cause Finder to crash, especially right after restored from Time Machine backup. I must uninstall Google Drive from my mid 2012 MBPR 15 inches running mavericks 10.9.2. Don't know and don't believe that it getting better.

On my Samsung Galaxy S4, Googke Drive do not work as well. It crash on start anspd force me yo report bug to Google. It never get reply or even fixed.

Too bad Google. You have to be a lot better in support and testing
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Cowicide replied on 09 Apr 2014
>I still would prefer manual synchronization like with rsync etc.

Google hates it when you do anything manually. They want control over your computer, not you.
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Cowicide reviewed on 11 Feb 2014
Ok, froze two different Macs twice. One running 10.6.8 and another 10.9.x I'm throwing this away. They are modern, 64 bit newer Macs. I haven't had anything even quit in these Macs in years, much less freeze the entire computer. On top of that, it's spotty with syncing and tremendously slower than Dropbox (I even tested them side by side). Dropbox isn't perfect, but it has never crashed much less freeze an entire computer.

This Google Drive app is going in the trash. Google has its fingers in too many pies and is spread too thin. They obviously aren't putting enough time and resources into Google Drive on Mac.

I can't have this one app ruining productivity. TRASHED.
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Sgilbert replied on 09 Apr 2014
Also am forced to trash this app! When 1st installed, I started getting mysterious restarts of my MBP (10.6.8). Finally got an update today (v. 1.15+; 4/9/14) that I hoped would address this situation. Upon very 1st opening, my MBP immediately shut off and restarted. Absolutely unacceptable!
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Cowicide replied on 09 Apr 2014
Yep, Google Drive is garbage. If they don't want to support 10.6.8, then they should say so instead of keeping an offering around that crashes 10.6.8.

I don't know if Google Drive will work better on my Mac running 10.9.2 Mavericks, but I'm not going to take that chance at the risk of crashing the system and losing data.

Dropbox has had issues with crashing the Finder for people, but I've never heard of it doing anything this horrible.

Anything that crashes an entire OS like Google Drive does isn't worth my time, because it's obvious that the developers don't think it's worth their time to write decent code in the first place.

Literally nothing else crashes my Macs. Nothing. They run for literally for years without crashing. Also, I have not reason to trust that Google won't snoop through my files and/or hand them over the NSA on a silver platter anyway, so it's probably just as well that Google Drive stays the heck off my machines anyway.
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Cowicide replied on 09 Apr 2014
I should note, I've tested Google Drive on both 10.6.8 and 10.9.0 and 10.9.1.

I haven't tested with 10.9.2, but I'm done with having my productivity trashed because the Google Drive developers obviously can't code their way out of a wet paper bag.

I'm done.
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Jimsinsd reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
Google Drive v1.13 was incompatible with older 32 bit Intel Macs and the bug has not been fixed with the new Google Drive 1.14.6059.0644. Users posted immediately on Dec 13, 2013 and submitted bug reports. No bug report was ever answered. BEWARE: Google Drive crashes instantly on older Macs and Google engineers will not fix it.
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Kkthompson reviewed on 07 Feb 2014
Follow up to my last review.
1.14 still causes Keynote, Pages & Numbers files to be corrupted when uploading. Google has finally acknowledged the issue, so hopefully the fix is coming soon.
Lengthy discussion can be found here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/drive/QXUxXGWWaKA

Lots of people still having serious sync issues with the client (web interface updates, other machines don't receive the files for ages). Looks like 1.14 does not fix this either.
More discussion here:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/drive/VMIjqrWsvCw
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Jimsinsd commented on 30 Dec 2013
I would like to alert MacUpdate users that the current version of Google Drive v1.13 is incompatible with older 32 bit Intel Macs despite Google listing it as compatible. It crashes almost immediately and will not sync files. Complicating the situation for 32 bit Intel Mac users is Google invasively upgrades v1.12 to v1.13 without the users knowledge or permission. There has been a thread on Google Forums (https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/drive/Ks8CTmiM510/KmwER1ZHEtoJ) about this problem since Dec 13th, the day it was released. The posters have been able to disrupt Google updating to v1.13 and directions can be found on the thread along with a link to download v1.12. Google has been unresponsive to this problem and the forum as well as messages with crash and machine details sent to them from various posters. Please beware of the big brother.
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Seanc had trouble on 25 Apr 2012
I'm hesitant to review it yet because so far all it's done is repeatedly crash the Finder (10.7.3). Twenty Finder crash logs in 15 minutes. It kills XtraFinder when you run it, but even with XtraFinder disabled, it crashes the Finder over and over. The only other possible culprits involved would be iStat Menus and Little Snitch. Anyone else experiencing similar behavior?
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Quiiick rated on 17 Apr 2014

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Quiiick rated on 12 Apr 2014

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Quiiick rated on 04 Apr 2014

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Barrydvd rated on 14 Mar 2014

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Quiiick rated on 24 Jan 2014

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Macinman rated on 12 Nov 2013

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Quiiick rated on 05 Nov 2013

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Jacklarm rated on 07 Oct 2013

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Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you're working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé, or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs, and beyond.

With Google Drive, you can:
  • Create and collaborate. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Once you choose to share content with others, you can add and reply to comments on anything (PDF, image, video file, etc.) and receive notifications when other people comment on shared items.
  • Store everything safely and access it anywhere (especially while on the go). All your stuff is just... there. You can access your stuff from anywhere--on the Web, in your home, at the office, while running errands, and from all of your devices. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet. We're also working hard on a Drive app for your iOS devices. And regardless of platform, blind users can access Drive with a screen reader.
  • Search everything. Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Let's say you upload a scanned image of an old newspaper clipping. You can search for a word from the text of the actual article. We also use image recognition so that if you drag and drop photos from your Grand Canyon trip into Drive, you can later search for [grand canyon] and photos of its gorges should pop up. This technology is still in its early stages, and we expect it to get better over time.


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