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Cloudinary vs Google Drive: What are the differences?

What is Cloudinary? An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications. Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

What is Google Drive? 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..

Cloudinary and Google Drive are primarily classified as "Image Processing and Management" and "File Storage" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Cloudinary are:

  • Upload images to a cloud-based storage
  • Upload video to cloud-based storage
  • Automatic backup and revision tracking

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‚ÄĒautomatically. Your pictures in Google Drive are instantly available in Google+, so you‚Äôre 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 setup" is the top reason why over 34 developers like Cloudinary, while over 498 developers mention "Easy to use " as the leading cause for choosing Google Drive.

According to the StackShare community, Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2070 company stacks & 1949 developers stacks; compared to Cloudinary, which is listed in 114 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.

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What is Cloudinary?

Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

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.
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    Decisions about Cloudinary and Google Drive
    Joshua Dean K√ľpper
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    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvotes · 22.4K views
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    Nextcloud
    Nextcloud
    Wekan
    Wekan
    Trello
    Trello
    Google Drive
    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 ud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.

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    Reviews of Cloudinary and Google Drive
    Review ofGoogle DriveGoogle Drive

    Google Drive would be worthwhile as a service on its own, yet its ability to connect with so many other web applications is simply brilliant. First, connecting additional applications to Google Drive makes it more of an immediate destination when I jump onto the web. Second and even more importantly, it increases the very potential and collaborative uses of these additional applications. Many applications have only been able to realize their true power because of it. Go to the Chrome Web Store on click on the tab dedicated to Google Drive applications. You will be blown away.

    Review ofGoogle DriveGoogle Drive

    I use many online storage services, but Google Drive is the one I'm currently using the most. Especially since their recently announced price decreases, a TB of storage is not very cheap. They also have the best integration across services...if you are a Google services user, which I am. Had some issues recently with large files crashing the desktop app on the Mac, but it seems to have been fixed as I'm not experiencing it anymore.

    Review ofCloudinaryCloudinary

    My website is https://cyberindia.in and I manage 95% of my images in cloudinary and I am happy slowly I will move all my images to cloudinary and become more happy :D . On a serious note Cloudinary Rocks ...

    Review ofCloudinaryCloudinary

    The art of technologies and delivering power potential with a huge flexibility makes cloudinary stand out in the crowd.

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    Review ofGoogle DriveGoogle Drive

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    How developers use Cloudinary and Google Drive
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    yaswanthgoud3235 uses Google DriveGoogle 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.

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    Ana Phi Sancho uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    Uploaded files are stored in the cloud and immediately made accessible. To transform, optimize and manage images and videos.The Future of Content Delivery and Management.Optimizing Video with Cloudinary and the HTML5 videoPlayer. https://cloudinary.com

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    Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Google DriveGoogle Drive

    Google Drive acts as our productivity-hub but will soon be replaced by a more suiting solution, that will be self-hosted. For the moment we are very satisfied with Google Drive, but it lacks group- and recursive-permissions for us.

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    Refractal uses Google DriveGoogle Drive

    While the majority of our storage is on our own servers, for documentation and general paperwork, Google Drive's UI outranks anything else we've come across. It just works, and that's the best thing about it.

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    papaver uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    we used this as our image hosting site at talenthouse. helped the cloundinary team with the video integration as we were one of the first users. also helped patch the cloudinary scala library.

    Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
    Srinivas Adireddi uses Google DriveGoogle Drive

    1.Can store large files safely. 2. Very easy to share. 3. Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.

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    MadElf1337 uses Google DriveGoogle Drive

    Google Drive is far by the best & most user-friendly Online storage facility that one can avail They allow 15 GB storage on a free account!!! Also, very fast & easy to handle

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    Hunt Norment uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    4 years of experience with Cloudinary for cloud-based image processing and CDN.

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    Coolfront Technologies uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    Used in Coolfront Mobile to store logos.

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    Hacknocraft uses CloudinaryCloudinary

    Image hosting and storage

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