What is 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.
Google Drive is a tool in the File Storage category of a tech stack.

Who uses Google Drive?

2065 companies use Google Drive in their tech stacks, including Lyft, Asana, and CircleCI.

1945 developers use Google Drive.

Google Drive Integrations

Geckoboard, CloudConvert, HexoPress, Mover, and Redbooth are some of the popular tools that integrate with Google Drive. Here's a list of all 40 tools that integrate with Google Drive.

Why developers like Google Drive?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Google Drive
Google Drive Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Google Drive in their tech stack.

Tom Klein
Tom Klein
CEO at Gentlent · | 9 upvotes · 9.1K views
Let's Encrypt
Google Maps
Google Drive
Stack Overflow
Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a great tool to analyze your traffic. To debug our software and ask questions, we love to use Postman and Stack Overflow. Google Drive helps our team to share documents. We're able to build our great products through the APIs by Google Maps, CloudFlare, Stripe, PayPal, Twilio, Let's Encrypt, and TensorFlow.

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Spenser Coke
Spenser Coke
Product Engineer at Loanlink.de · | 8 upvotes · 70K views
atLoanlink Gmbh
Google Drive

When starting a new company and building a new product w/ limited engineering we chose to optimize for expertise and rapid development, landing on Rails API, w/ AngularJS on the front.

The reality is that we're building a CRUD app, so we considered going w/ vanilla Rails MVC to optimize velocity early on (it may not be sexy, but it gets the job done). Instead, we opted to split the codebase to allow for a richer front-end experience, focus on skill specificity when hiring, and give us the flexibility to be consumed by multiple clients in the future.

We also considered .NET core or Node.js for the API layer, and React on the front-end, but our experiences dealing with mature Node APIs and the rapid-fire changes that comes with state management in React-land put us off, given our level of experience with those tools.

We're using GitHub and Trello to track issues and projects, and a plethora of other tools to help the operational team, like Zapier, MailChimp, Google Drive with some basic Vue.js & HTML5 apps for smaller internal-facing web projects.

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Mark Swedberg
Mark Swedberg
| 5 upvotes · 2.2K views
atRoyal Legal Solutions
Google Drive

We produce legal documents. Lots of them. We've tried a variety of different tools to manage this, but Google Drive ultimately won out.

Now we're moving into document automation and Google Scripts has played a key role in helping us tie all of the different pieces together and streamline our systems.

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Joshua Dean Küpper
Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 7.7K views
atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Google Drive

We use @Nextcloud for company-file-management, personal work-documents and for collaborative work (through collabora), organize our #TODOs, that are not covered by the Bugtracker. Existing solutions either were very expensive ( Google Drive ), missed a lot of features ( Trello ) or were pretty much overloaded with features ( Wekan within Sandstorm ).

That made @Nextcloud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.

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venkata yaswanth
venkata yaswanth
| 1 upvotes · 1.3K views
Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronize files across devices, and share files. In addition to a website, Google Drive offers apps with offline capabilities for Windows and macOS computers, and Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, an office suite that permits collaborative editing of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, forms, and more. Files created and edited through the office suite are saved in Google Drive. Google Drive

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Google Drive

We use Google Drive to share documents across the entire team. From company policy documents to iteration meeting notes—you can find it on Drive! Google Drive

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Google Drive's features

  • 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.
  • View anything.- Open over 30 file types right in your browser—including HD video, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop—even if you don’t have the program installed on your computer.
  • Google Drive with your favorite apps.- Create, open and share files from a variety of apps directly in Google Drive.
  • Share the way you want.- You can share files or folders with anyone, and choose whether they can view, edit or comment on your stuff.
  • Start a discussion.- Create and reply to comments to get feedback and make files more collaborative.
  • Go back in time.- Google Drive tracks every change you make—so when you hit the save button, a new revision is saved. You can look back as far as 30 days automatically, or choose a revision to save forever.

Google Drive Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Google Drive?
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.
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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.
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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Google Drive's Stats

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