Google Docs vs Google Drive

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Google Docs vs Google Drive: What are the differences?

What is Google Docs? Real-time docs collaboration. It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.

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..

Google Docs belongs to "Document Collaboration" category of the tech stack, while Google Drive can be primarily classified under "File Storage".

According to the StackShare community, Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2093 company stacks & 2019 developers stacks; compared to Google Docs, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of Google Docs
Pros of Google Drive
  • 3
    It's simple, but expansive
  • 2
    Free
  • 1
    Fast and simple
  • 506
    Easy to use
  • 326
    Gmail integration
  • 310
    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 Google Docs
Cons of Google Drive
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    • 7
      Organization via web ui sucks
    • 2
      Not a real database

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    What is Google Docs?

    It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.

    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 Google Docs and Google Drive?
    Dropbox
    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
    Evernote
    Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks.
    Quip
    Edit and discuss in one place. Quip combines documents with messages so you can work faster, on the web or on the go.
    Smartsheet
    It is an intuitive online project management tool enabling teams to increase productivity using cloud, collaboration, & mobile technologies. It provides your organization with a powerful work platform that offers exceptional speed to business value
    Dropbox Paper
    It is more than a doc, it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place. You can write together, share comments, embed images, and more. If you have a Dropbox account, you can use Paper for free.
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