What is Google Drive?
Who uses Google Drive?
Google Drive Integrations
Why developers like Google Drive?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Google Drive in their tech stack.
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.
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.
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.
Google Drive is pretty simple and it enables me to get files from anywhere when I need them, whatever it is, from photos, videos, text files, code snippets not large enough to require using GitHub , and I can share Adobe assets with Google Drive is pretty simple and it enables me to get files from anywhere when I need them, whatever it is, from photos, videos, text files, code snippets not large enough to require using GitHub , and I can share Adobe assets with mbers of my robotics team with ease as well.
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 ud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.
We originally used Dropbox as an easy way to store and share documents, but moved to the much more powerful and convenient Google Drive, although we still use Dropbox occasionally.
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.