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Google Drive vs OneDrive: What are the differences?

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.; OneDrive: Save your files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere. 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.

Google Drive and OneDrive can be categorized as "File Storage" tools.

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, OneDrive provides the following key features:

  • Storage
  • Ransomware detection & recovery
  • Expiring sharing links

According to the StackShare community, Google Drive has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2093 company stacks & 2018 developers stacks; compared to OneDrive, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Google Drive
Pros of OneDrive
  • 506
    Easy to use
  • 328
    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
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    Amazing
  • 2
    Beautiful
  • 2
    Fast upload speeds
  • 2
    The more the merrier
  • 2
    So easy
  • 2
    Wonderful
  • 2
    It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
  • 1
    Butt
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    Best thing ever
  • 1
    G Suite integration
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    A
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    Got
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    307
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    WOW!!!!! i can make google slides
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    Cons of Google Drive
    Cons of OneDrive
    • 6
      Organization via web ui sucks
    • 2
      Not a real database
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      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.

      What is 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.

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      What are some alternatives to Google Drive and OneDrive?
      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.
      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.
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