Google Drive vs SharePoint: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google Drive as "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.. On the other hand, SharePoint is detailed as "Content collaboration for the modern workplace". It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
Google Drive and SharePoint belong to "File Storage" category of the tech stack.
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, SharePoint provides the following key features:
- Business Intelligence
- Web Content Management
Lyft, StackShare, and Asana are some of the popular companies that use Google Drive, whereas SharePoint is used by Schlumberger, Tzunami, and Sope. Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2093 company stacks & 2019 developers stacks; compared to SharePoint, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.