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.

Decisions about G Suite and Google Drive
Nasser Khan
Product Manager at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 207.7K views

We are highly dependent on G Suite for all our collaboration and productivity needs, from Gmail and Calendar to Sheets and Docs. While it may not be as robust as Microsoft's offerings in those areas, it's totally cloud-based, we've never had any downtime issues and it integrates well with our other tools like Slack. We write and collaborate on all our specs/PRDs in Docs, share analyses via Sheets and handle our meetings via Calendar. #StackDecisionsLaunch #ProductivitySuite #Collaboration #DocumentCollaboration

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Pros of G Suite
Pros of Google Drive
  • 609
    Gmail
  • 446
    Google docs
  • 365
    Calendar
  • 284
    Great for startups
  • 230
    Easy to work
  • 115
    Document management & workflow
  • 110
    Very easy to share
  • 80
    No brainer
  • 59
    Google groups
  • 59
    Google scripts & api
  • 22
    Google drive
  • 16
    Popular
  • 13
    No spam, phishing protection
  • 12
    Google Spreadsheets
  • 12
    Easy
  • 10
    Cloud based and collaboration
  • 7
    Simple and fast document creation collaboration
  • 6
    Best Cloud environment ever
  • 5
    Google maps api
  • 3
    Google-powered Search in Gmail
  • 3
    Geolocation
  • 2
    Awesome Collaboration Tools
  • 1
    도메인 단위로 어플을 관리할 수 있고, 클라우드지만 강력한 보안기능과 기기관리 기능을 제공
  • 1
    music
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    Single sign-on
  • 506
    Easy to use
  • 326
    Gmail integration
  • 311
    Enough free space
  • 270
    Collaboration
  • 249
    Stable service
  • 129
    Desktop and mobile apps
  • 97
    Offline sync
  • 79
    Apps
  • 74
    15 gb storage
  • 50
    Add-ons
  • 9
    Integrates well
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Simple back-up tool
  • 2
    Linux terminal transfer tools
  • 2
    Fast upload speeds
  • 2
    The more the merrier
  • 2
    So easy
  • 2
    Wonderful
  • 2
    Beautiful
  • 2
    Amazing
  • 2
    It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
  • 1
    G Suite integration

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Cons of G Suite
Cons of Google Drive
  • 5
    Starting to get pricey
  • 3
    Good luck changing domains
  • 1
    Lesser fonts and styling available in mail compose
  • 1
    Long emails get truncated
  • 6
    Organization via web ui sucks
  • 2
    Not a real database

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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?

Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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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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