Box vs Google Drive: What are the differences?
Developers describe Box as "Build Innovative Applications on 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. On the other hand, Google Drive is detailed 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..
Box and Google Drive can be categorized as "File Storage" tools.
Some of the features offered by Box are:
- Enterprise-grade file sharing
- Native mobile apps
- File sharing links
On the other hand, Google Drive provides the following key 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.
"Easy to work with" is the primary reason why developers consider Box over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use " was stated as the key factor in picking Google Drive.
Lyft, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Google Drive, whereas Box is used by LinkedIn, Pandora, and Anaplan. Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2092 company stacks & 2014 developers stacks; compared to Box, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.