Google Drive vs Microsoft SharePoint

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Google Drive vs SharePoint: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Drive as "Integrate your app with Google Drive". The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage.. On the other hand, SharePoint is detailed as "Content collaboration for the modern workplace". It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.

Google Drive and SharePoint belong to "File Storage" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Google Drive are:

  • Create & collaborate.- In Google Drive, you can create new documents, spreadsheets and presentations instantly. Work together at the same time, on the same doc, and see changes as they appear.
  • Work better with the products you use everyday.- Say goodbye to bulky email attachments. Send a link from Google Drive in Gmail and everyone has the same file, same version—automatically. Your pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you’re never more than one click away from sharing with your circles.
  • Powerful search.- Google Drive helps you get to your files faster. Search for content by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Google Drive can even recognize objects in your images and text in scanned documents.

On the other hand, SharePoint provides the following key features:

  • Authentication
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Content Management

Lyft, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Google Drive, whereas SharePoint is used by Schlumberger, Tzunami, and Sope. Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2093 company stacks & 2019 developers stacks; compared to SharePoint, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Google Drive
Pros of Microsoft SharePoint
  • 506
    Easy to use
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    Gmail integration
  • 311
    Enough free space
  • 270
    Collaboration
  • 249
    Stable service
  • 129
    Desktop and mobile apps
  • 97
    Offline sync
  • 79
    Apps
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    15 gb storage
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    Add-ons
  • 9
    Integrates well
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Simple back-up tool
  • 2
    Linux terminal transfer tools
  • 2
    Amazing
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    Beautiful
  • 2
    Fast upload speeds
  • 2
    The more the merrier
  • 2
    So easy
  • 2
    Wonderful
  • 2
    It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
  • 1
    Butt
  • 1
    Best thing ever
  • 1
    G Suite integration
  • 0
    A
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    Got
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    307
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    WOW!!!!! i can make google slides
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    House
  • 2
    Great online support
  • 1
    Perfect version control
  • 1
    Stable Platform
  • 1
    Seamless intergration with MS Office
  • 1
    Secure

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Cons of Google Drive
Cons of Microsoft SharePoint
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    Organization via web ui sucks
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    Not a real database
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    Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
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    User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned

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What is Google Drive?

Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

What is Microsoft SharePoint?

It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.

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What are some alternatives to Google Drive and Microsoft SharePoint?
OneDrive
Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
Dropbox
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
Box
The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure.
iCloud
Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services.
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