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37 Google Drive Apps

Google Drive, Google’s cloud-storage solution, lets you store and access your files anywhere. With the first 5 GB free, it’s a valuable resource for small and mid-sized businesses. However, Google Drive’s greatest feature is its integration with other Google and third-party applications.

Here is a list of productivity applications that work with Google Drive. You can find the complete list of apps at the Chrome Web Store. There are both free and paid apps to create your own productivity suite in the clouds.

37 Google Drive Apps

Google Docs. Access, create, and edit Google docs in Google Drive. Edit documents with collaborators, and see changes as they type. Price: Free.

Google Slides. Create presentations with rich animations, drawings, transitions, themes, and more. Presentations are automatically saved and stored in Google Drive. Price: Free.

Google Sheets. Create and share spreadsheets. Then publish them publicly, share them with others, or keep them private. Price: Free.

Google Drawings. Build diagrams, and create flowcharts. Easily add them to other documents, or embed them on a website. Price: Free.

Google Forms. Create online forms and surveys, then check the results in a neatly organized spreadsheet. Share forms from a link, embed them on your website, or right inside an email. Price: Free.

Google Apps Script. Google Apps Script is a JavaScript cloud scripting language that provides easy ways to automate tasks, across Google products and third-party services, and build web applications. Price: Free.

SlideRocket. Create stunning presentations. Save and share directly from Google Drive. Manage a library of presentations, slides and assets. Price: Lite is free; Pro is $24/month.

Pixlr Express. Pixlr Express is a photo editor with nearly 250 effects, including borders, overlays, color adjustments, crop and rotation editors. Price: Free.

PicMonkey. PicMonkey is a free photo editor with collage, touch-up, fonts, effects, filters, frames, and stickers. Price: Free.

draw.io. draw.io is a free diagramming application that enables you to draw flowcharts, network diagrams, wire-framing and mockups, and more. Price: Free.

Pixlr Editor. Pixlr Editor is a full-featured web-based photo editor. Tools include drawing, clone, sharpen and blur, filters and adjustments. Price: Free.

Floorplanner. Floorplanner gives you the tools to make floor plans fast. Recreate your home, garden or office with a library of objects to reshape, resize and rotate. Price: 1 project is free; 5 projects is $14.95/year.

HelloFax. HelloFax makes it easy to sign documents and send faxes online. Send and receive faxes. Sign documents and fill out forms. Price: Up to 5 fax pages per month free.

Lucidchart. Lucidchart is an HTML5-based visual collaboration tool for drawing diagrams. Work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time. Changes merge and sync instantaneously. Price: Personal plan is free to $9.95/month.

Cacoo. Cacoo is a user-friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts. Price: Up to 25 sheets free.

HelloSign. HelloSign is an easy app to sign documents and request signatures. Price: Free.

Hojoki. Make all your cloud apps work as one. Get push notifications and discuss your work as it happens. Works with Google Drive & Calendar, Dropbox, Evernote and many other productivity apps. Price: Free.

Gantter. Gantter is an enterprise cloud-based project scheduling application. Easily import and open existing Microsoft Project files. Price: Free.

Balsamiq Mockups. Balsamiq Mockups lets you create, edit and share sketch-quality wireframes, all within Drive. Price: Full functionality starts at $5/month.

Marqueed. Marqueed is a collaboration tool to discuss and work on images and designs. Easily add collaborators. Get instant notification on activity. Price: Free.

PDF Mergy. PDF Mergy provides a simple way to merge PDF files. You can either select the files you want to merge from you computer or drop them on the app using drag and drop. Price: Free.

Conceptboard. Conceptboard is an app for visual online collaboration using whiteboards. Access your board’s content in real-time or asynchronously. Price: Individual plans range from free to $9/month.

MindMeister. Create, edit and share mind maps. Plan projects, manage meetings and sketch out business plans online with partners and colleagues, all in real time. Price: Personal plan is $4.99/month.

Smartsheet Project Management. Collaborative worksheets with interactive file sharing and notifications. Smartsheet combines a familiar spreadsheet interface with automated workflows, sub-tasks, dependencies, and more. Price: Paid plans start at $15.95/month.

WeVideo. WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere. Features optional storyboard mode for quick and easy editing. Style your video with creative and professional themes. Price: Up to 15 min export is free; 1 hour export is $4.99/month.

Zoho Writer. Zoho Writer is an online word processor that lets you access, edit and share your documents online. Features instant collaboration, inline commenting and chat facilities. Price: Personal plan is free; Standard plan is $3 per user/month.

Zoho Sheet. Zoho Sheet is an app to create and edit spreadsheets from anywhere. Share spreadsheets and collaborate in real time. Price: Personal plan is free; Standard plan is $3 per user/month.

Zoho Show. Zoho Show is an online tool for making powerful presentations. It allows users to collaborate on presentations and make remote presentations to clients. Price: Personal plan is free; Standard plan is $3 per user/month.

RealtimeBoard. RealtimeBoard is an easy to use whiteboard that helps you visualize and collaborate. With markup tools and mini-chats, work on your projects and discuss in real time. Price: Free.

Heap Note. Heap Note is a note-taking, task-managing, and task-scheduling app, all in one. Price: Up to 5 tables free; Premium plan is $1.99/month.

Open Drive. Open Drive is a collective encyclopedia project based on cloud public files. It’s designed to provide free reusable contents. Price: Free.

Form+. Form+ provides an interface to create forms by just dragging and dropping components. Supports the creation of forms with a wide variety of input types. Price: Free.

Ultradox. Generate contracts, invoices and much more from Google Docs templates. Create personalized documents from your own templates by turning Google Docs into a template engine. Price: Free.

Presentation Remote. Presentation Remote enables you to use a smartphone as a remote control for presentations. Price: Free.

TwistedWave. TwistedWave is a full-featured audio editor that allows you to edit audio files from your computer or Google Drive. Save in one of the many supported file formats; export back to your disk, Google Drive or SoundCloud. Price: Free.

PowToon. Powtoon is a video animation and presentation application. Create an animated video, and then convert it into an animated presentation. Price: Monthly plans start at $9/month.

Revisu. Revisu enables creative teams to share their designs, track versions, and collect feedback. Automatically keep collaborators in the loop whenever a new version is uploaded. Price: Free.

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Comments ( 7 )

  1. CaroleMay February 5, 2013 Reply

    Thanks so for all the timely info you share!

  2. Sig Ueland February 6, 2013 Reply

    My pleasure! Love the free stuff.

  3. Kler Roger February 11, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for this valuable resource.

  4. Robert Cipriani April 30, 2013 Reply

    HelloFax is great, highly recommended. The ability to sign documents is a major plus.

  5. Olga January 29, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for this list. Also, Google Drive is integrated to many other applications that are not included here. For example, I’m very happy that Kanban Tool (project and task management application) offers a possibility to attach files to tasks directly from Google Drive. It helps me to organize documents properly – http://kanbantool.com/

  6. Globeview May 22, 2014 Reply

    I like de balsamiq mockup tool to make my web designs.

  7. macy dalby July 1, 2014 Reply

    Thanks this info was really helpful! I used Lucidchart’s draw network diagram free and it was super easy to understand. If you use diagrams often you should check it out! https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/examples/network_diagram_software

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