G Suite vs Google Drive

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Google Drive vs G Suite: What are the differences?

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..

What is G Suite? Collaboration and productivity apps for Business. An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

Google Drive and G Suite are primarily classified as "File Storage" and "Productivity Suite" tools respectively.

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, G Suite provides the following key features:

  • gmail
  • google drive
  • Calendar

"Easy to use ", "Gmail integration" and "Enough free space" are the key factors why developers consider Google Drive; whereas "Gmail", "Google docs" and "Calendar" are the primary reasons why G Suite is favored.

According to the StackShare community, G Suite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10759 company stacks & 1115 developers stacks; compared to Google Drive, which is listed in 2093 company stacks and 2019 developer stacks.

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What is G Suite?

An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

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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What are some alternatives to G Suite and Google Drive?
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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Reviews of G Suite and Google Drive
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Review ofG SuiteG Suite

Google Apps provides FANTASTIC value for it's price. It's an entire office suite for $50 a year. I have been using Google Docs for the last 7 years and it is constantly getting better. It was at the point in 2013 that when I bought my new computer I didn't buy Microsoft Office. I use Google Drive for all my business needs.

With many users in Google Apps for Business platform it is very easy to keep documents organized and manage what can and can't be shared with other organizations. All your conversations, docs, and even conference calls are safe within a managed application. You will have easy control over communication and documents within your organization.

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.

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Review ofGoogle DriveGoogle Drive

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How developers use G Suite 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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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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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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Scribe Technologies, Inc. uses G SuiteG Suite

Scribe brings emails to Slack, and suggests 'smart replies' to them. We chose GSuite as our first email integration, since anyone that uses Slack typically also uses GSuite / Gmail!

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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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denkbar.io uses G SuiteG Suite

Saves us a lot of time and headaches. Google groups is a powerful app. Gmail is just well thought-out and integrates well over multiple accounts.

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Design Iconic uses G SuiteG Suite

You can design your customized logos with the help of the website first and then pay to get the ownership of the logo that you create later.

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Promethean TV uses G SuiteG Suite

PrometheanTV uses the Google G Suite to provide basic business productivity services including, email, document sharing, calendars, etc.

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Gitt uses G SuiteG Suite

Internal communication, Google Docs, and Gmail. Google products are the best for startup. Cheap and cost effective per user.

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