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
  • 2
    It's simple, but expansive
  • 1
    Fast and simple
  • 507
    Easy to use
  • 328
    Gmail integration
  • 312
    Enough free space
  • 270
  • 249
    Stable service
  • 129
    Desktop and mobile apps
  • 97
    Offline sync
  • 79
  • 74
    15 gb storage
  • 50
  • 9
    Integrates well
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Simple back-up tool
  • 2
    It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
    Fast upload speeds
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    The more the merrier
  • 2
    So easy
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  • 2
    Linux terminal transfer tools
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    G Suite integration
  • 1
  • 1
    Best thing ever
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    WOW!!!!! i can make google slides
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Cons of Google Docs
Cons of Google Drive
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    • 6
      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?
    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
    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.
    Edit and discuss in one place. Quip combines documents with messages so you can work faster, on the web or on the go.
    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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    Reviews of Google Docs and Google Drive
    Review of
    Google 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 of
    Google 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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    Google Drive

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    How developers use Google Docs and Google Drive
    yaswanthgoud3235 uses
    Google 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.

    Refractal uses
    Google 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.

    Srinivas Adireddi uses
    Google 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.

    MadElf1337 uses
    Google 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

    BotMakers uses
    Google Drive

    Google Drive Spreadsheets is used by BotMakers team as a file exchange service to store incoming chatbot development projects.