We use Google Drive for file sharing. If we need something more secure, we have our own internal protocol.
Co-founder & Chief Business Officer - Wizer
The local file system is not great. It’s impossible to send a link that opens the local file when you have folders on Google Drive synced locally. The usability standpoint could be improved. It is a great collaboration tool and all of the free storage space is great.
Co-founder & CEO - Sweet Technology
We had to choose between Google Drive and Dropbox when creating Sendtask, and we decided to build it with Google Drive. What we like about Google Drive over Dropbox is that it comes with Docs & Spreadsheets which we can edit collaboratively.
Founder - Sendtask
Google Drive replaced all the Microsoft products for us. Now, we use it for collaborative documents.
Co-founder & Co-CEO - Vinomofo
We use Google Drive for personal files.
Co-founder & CEO - Rep The Squad
Dropbox is our main one. You end up using Google Drive whether you like it or not. I've never used it intentionally, but it's the last place I look for something if I can't find it because it's a document someone shared with me. We never really made it our primary thing. We haven’t been sucked into the Google ecosystem very much.
Founder - Better Proposals
Google Drive is everything for us. We use it extensively.
Founder & CEO - College Truckers
We’re transitioning from Dropbox to Google Drive because it does almost the same thing and it’s a unified experience with other Google products. But they just announced that they’re going to take away personal plans and may introduce pricey business plans soon, so perhaps we may have to revisit this decision.
Founder & CEO - SendBird
We try to use Google apps as much as we can. I’m excited about some of the changes that have been announced. There are definitely some negatives around Google Drive compared to Dropbox around team sharing but they’re being worked on. The Google Suite is part of our organization because it provides the same level of organization to everyone.
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer - Clark
We are building something like Google Docs where we will have mentors jump in and comment.
Business Development - Startup Rocket
I am not a big fan of Google Drive. It’s pretty tough to organize your files.
Founder & President - RippleMatch
Google Drive is integrated into Gmail, it’s free, and with it, you can share so many things. I like the fact that I can upload images from my phone.
Co-founder & CEO - WeFind
It’s great to edit in real time, collaborate and share our thoughts. We can use scripts in Google Sheets and extract data from the API, which allows us to keep automated sheets to track growth and other KPIs.
Co-founder & CEO - Ubidots
Drive is more to share documents with our internal teams and to work on documents simultaneously.
Founder & CEO - FoodTrace
Since our email system is Google Suite, we use Google Drive as a file sharing platform.
Founder & CEO - Travefy
Google Drive works very well and comes for free with G Suite. We use it for everything; we avoid having anything that is not on the cloud.
Co-founder - Flexpat
As a team, we use a combination of Lately, Dropbox and Google Drive. But for marketing, Lately integrates with Google Drive, Box, Dropbox or OneDrive and automatically mirrors those files so we know that everything lives in the same place and don't have to chase it down.
Kate Bradley Chernis
Co-founder & CEO - Lately
We moved to Google Drive from Dropbox because everything else was in the Google Suite.
Founder & CEO - Common
We use Google Drive for storage and shared files.
Founder & CEO - Zera
We use Google Drive a lot. It helps keeping all different types of documents (spreadsheets, presentations, word docs) in one place, and we recently switched over to keeping our digital design assets stored here too.
Founder & CEO - Unbound
We use Google Drive for the documents that we create. The suggesting function is especially helpful to make sure that multiple people can share their revisions while still keeping the original content.
Co-founder & CEO - Amper Music
We have Google Drive for collaborative files.
Founder & CEO - Re-Nuble
We use Google Drive for docs and sheets, not really for storage.
Founder & CEO - Open Collective
We are using Google Apps for everything. There are still some people that use Dropbox or Box, but we’re migrating slowly. The collaborative editing is essential for our business. It was very revolutionary in allowing multiple people to access a document. Google interfaces can be very spartan, but that becomes a strength when it gets into the Office domain. Many have tried to do the same thing but failed because they were trying to please everyone and the result became too complicated and completely unusable. Google started with a very focused feature—collaborative editing—that was a game changer and slowly built on additional functionalities.
VP of Technology - Gust
We have Google Drive, but we don’t use it for storage--we just use it to access Google Docs.
Co-founder & CEO - StrongDM
Google Drive is good because it integrates with G Suite.
Founder & CEO - Bonbouton
We were using Dropbox but it became cost prohibitive and we all work within the Google Suite.
Co-founder & CEO - Olika
Google Drive all the way. More and more of the stuff we produce is made in Google Docs, so we have fewer PDFs and Excel sheets.
Founder & CEO - Agorapulse
We use Google Drive for employer review.
SVP of Engineering - Lola Travel
We are heavy users of Google Drive and Google Docs. We use Google Sheets for all in-house presentations. We make any customer facing presentations with Keynote.
Founder & CEO - CoverWallet
Google Drive works for us.
Co-founder & CEO - Kompyte
We use Google Drive mostly because we do not have Office on all the computers as we didn't want to spend on additional licences. In any case, most of our documentation is internal and if it goes out it is usually in PDF format.
Co-founder & CEO - Yalty
Google Drive gets what we need done.
Co-founder & CTO - Moving Analytics
I like Google Drive because you can use it locally but also and share it with people.
Controller - Polymaze
We use Google Drive even though it is impossible to organize.
CEO & Founder - Pendo
Google Drive is good. The primary complaint is that, for people used to the Windows system, it makes no sense. You have to get used to a different logic.
CTO - Optoro
We use Google Drive for collaborating on, and storing company documents.
Alain van Gils
Co-founder & CEO - T-shaped
We use all G Suite. It has a lot of storage and the sharing and permission settings are easy. It just works and you do not have to think too much about it, which is great.
Co-founder & CTO - Tailor Brands
We use Drive for live documents.
CEO - HackerYou
Google Drive is integrated into our Salesforce implementation.
Co-founder - Bayzat
We use Google Drive for our day-to-day document management.
CEO - Nugit
We use Google Drive and Gmail for business. They provide you with 30GB of storage per person but I think it is even more. We have all our repositories in there.
Founder & CEO - Nanit
Google Drive is great to centralize our data, security management and backup management.
Partner & CBDO - Dayuse.com
We use Google Drive. We have not looked into anything yet.
Partner & CBDO - Dayuse.com
We use Google Drive for almost everything.
Founder & CEO - Yobi
Google Drive works well, except that in the last few months they had some outages. We also have issues that sometimes one of us makes changes on the local version of a document that is not the most updated one. We have called about these version conflicts but they were never able to resolve them.
Co-founder & CEO - Breeze
We use Google Drive mostly for internal documents.
CEO & Founder - Direct Cannabis
We are at a point where we are using too many file sharing tools! So we’re working on consolidating and will end up choosing only one of these.
Founder - SnapEDA
We use Google Drive as it is way cheaper to use than any other tool.
Founder - Printabowl
We moved everything to Google Drive from Dropbox. It has everything we need. We did it because I didn’t like to have copies of all of our files on every computer locally. Also, with Dropbox, not everyone had access to the documents because it is expensive to open new accounts. Google Drive is fairly intuitive.The collaboration tool of Google Drive is so much better.
CEO - Scripted
We use a bit of Google Drive--mainly to work on Spreadsheets and other collaborative documents.
Co-founder & Product Manager - MailClark
Google Drive is very good.
CEO - Jack Media
We all use Gmail, so Drive is easier to use than Dropbox. We use Google Drive for internal and collaborative sharing. Because we are a split team, it is super handy.
Co-founder & CEO - Ludwig
We started with Dropbox but we are moving to Google Drive. We find it easier to manage all the access and rights in one place. It is also way less expensive.
Gian Luca Petrelli
Founder & Executive Chairman - BeMyEye
Drive contains most of our development and design projects.
Co-founder & CEO - Recruitee
Drive is where our company’s documents and collateral lives. When we need to work up a piece of text, such as emails or copy, we will generally collaborate on a Google Doc.
Co-founder & CEO - Qwilr
We’re hooked up in Gmail so it makes sense to move away from paid Dropbox to free Gmail.
Founder - BabyBin
We use Google Drive exclusively. It plugs into all these apps. It’s fantastic.
Founder & President - Loto Labs
We use Google Drive for internal and collaborative file sharing.
COO - Aquarius Cannabis
Google Drive and Docs are our go-to tools.
Co-founder & CEO - Student Loan Hero
We use every Google product under the sun. We trust that Google will continue to invest resources to make their products even more robust. They tend to improve their stuff pretty rapidly. One of the few Google tools that I am disappointed in is Google Voice. They do not have a good support for it.
CEO - TaskEasy
We keep all our files for collaboration in Drive.
Co-founder - Beau
We use Google Drive for everything--Slides presentations, Docs and storage.
Founder & Managing Director - StartupRunner
Google Drive is a great way to collaborate, but does not have a great user interface. It is hard to organize things and find them after you created them.
Founder - Waffle
We use Google Apps quite extensively. Our documents go into Drive, and we also have internal wikis. Wikis are good for organizing information--but not good for writing. A lot of docs get written in Drive and are then shared in wikis for easy finding.
Co-founder & VP Data - Zendrive
We used Dropbox a lot before. Drive is faster, cheaper, and better integrated with Docs (we’ve switched everything over to Drive/Docs).
Co-founder & CEO - Webflow
Everything we do has to HIPAA compliant, so we have that agreement with Drive. There are other tools, like Box, which is HIPAA compliant, but they aren’t as easy to use. Finding tools with ease of use and HIPAA compliance is hard. To be honest, even in Google Drive, there’s a lot of stuff we don’t put in there, and instead just have on our own encrypted servers. All of the actual coverage data, we don’t store on Google and encrypt locally, so it stays stored in our app. We don’t keep any sensitive information outside of our app.
Founder & CEO - Allay
Google Drive works perfectly with Google Docs; it is more difficult to integrate Microsoft products with it.
Co-founder - Matchnode
Most of our stuff is a Google Doc or Spreadsheet, so that makes sharing really easy.
Founder - Bamboo Supply
Google Drive is our main tool. It works well because it is integrated with Google Apps.
Co-founder & CTO - MineWhat
We use Google Drive in the context of Google Apps.
Co-founder - Trove
We use Google Drive for internal file sharing--It works well. We have customer support portals that can be accessed for that information.
VP Marketing - Moogsoft
Google Drive is good but the sharing feature is a bit clunky. You always have to change settings to make sure you are sharing with the right people.
Co-founder & COO - Fizz
We share documents and live-edit through Google. All of the documentation and project planning is done in Google Drive. We use Dropbox for permanent file storage and day-to-day working file storage. There is an enormous amount of activity on our Dropbox and both are deeply integrated with Slack.
President - MU/DAI
The last two companies that I helped move, as part of our consulting services, run completely on Google Apps. One of them has over 300 employees, which demonstrates the power of the cloud.
Founder & CEO - TelecomQuotes
We use Google Drive to create documents.
Co-founder & CEO - DocSend
Google Drive is HIPAA compliant, but we don’t store any patient data there.
Co-founder & CEO - PlushCare
We occasionally use Google Drive to share with anyone externally.
Co-founder & CEO - Mammoth
Google Drive is amazing. It is fully integrated with Google’s entire application suite.
Founder & CEO - Instapage
We use Google Drive to collaborate on documents.
Founder & CEO - MySiteAuditor
We use Google Drive because it integrates easily with Gmail.
Co-founder & CMO - Terminus
We’ve been happy with Drive. It syncs well with other tools.
Co-founder - Sorc'd
Google Drive works with day-to-day documents.
Co-founder & CEO - Opternative
Google Drive works well within the Google ecosystem and the drive space is really cheap by comparison. I use it to share some stuff internally.
Founder & CEO - iPyxel Creations
We use Google Docs a lot. I love Docs, and it’s better than it used to be. We used to have problems importing and exporting files, formatting, but we haven’t had those problems in a long time.
Founder & CEO - PaletteApp
The organization of Google Drive is not that great. When you log into it, you never see the thing that you are looking for right there. We use Drive mainly as a collaboration tool. We use Dropbox to store and share our files.
Founder - HandUp
We use Drive for a majority of our work and file sharing.
Co-founder & CEO - Careerleaf
We all exclusively use Google Drive for business stuff. The fact that you have shared docs that you can work on at the same time is great, especially to see revision history.
Senior Scientist - Applied Brain Research
Because we don’t have that many employees, we use Google Drive to keep track of employee documents.
Senior Scientist - Applied Brain Research
We use Google Drive because it is secure and easy to use.
Founder - PeachDish
We use Google Drive. It easily integrates with Google Apps and has lots of storage. I am a Google Sheets fan because of the collaboration feature.
Founder - ZipBooks
We use all of the Google cloud services.
Co-founder & CMO - DownToJam
We use Google Drive simply because it works well with the Google ecosystem.
COO - Reverb.com
Google Drive is used by everyone in the company.
Co-founder & CEO - Qordoba
We use a mix of both Google Drive and Dropbox. We use Google Drive for anything that we’re collaborating on. It is really solid collaboration software.
Co-founder - Rocksbox
Google Drive is okay, but we all have MacBooks, and sometimes Google is not the best on Macs.
Founder & CEO - TechnoRides
We used to use Dropbox, but Google Drive (and Google Apps in general) is amazing. Mentally, it was hard to switch from Dropbox to Google Drive, but in the end, it was a no-brainer. You can easily edit documents collaboratively, and in real-time. And everything is in the cloud. Dropbox is still relying on static files. Some features of Google Drive aren’t as robust as Microsoft Office, but real-time collaboration is 10x more important to us.
Co-founder & COO - Branch Metrics
We all use Google Drive for everything. Having everything live and editable is great.
Director of Marketing - Smart Lunches
We use Google Drive like crazy. We would not survive without Google Drive.
Co-founder - ElectroSpin University
We use Google Drive but not intensively. It’s more of a backup than it is anything else. It’s not very reliable and it is a bit slow.
Co-founder - Bubble
We use Google Drive for documents and simple spreadsheets.
Co-founder - BuildZoom
We use Google Drive for everything that’s not design-related, like spreadsheets and documents.
Co-founder - Sutro
We use Google Drive heavily for cloud-based documents, and it’s pretty good. The main challenge is with the UX, especially around file management. Everything ends up in the root folder, and it all becomes terribly unorganized. But other than the UX, it’s great.
Co-founder - FullContact
The decision to use Google Drive was easy, especially because of the simple integration, and price, since we use Google Apps. It’s so much less expensive than Box. Box’s UI is easier to use than Google Drive, but the price of Google Drive is really hard to beat.
Co-founder & COO - Club W
We use Google Drive primarily for collaboration.
Co-founder & CEO - Bold
We use Google Drive for document collaboration, not necessarily for file sharing.
COO - Chat Sports
Internally, we share everything on Google Drive.
Co-founder & CEO - Neurotrack
We’ve been moving to Google Drive more. We like that you can do file editing, along with storing, in Google Drive.
Co-founder & CEO - Townsquared
For multi-time use files, we share in Google Drive.
Co-founder & CEO - SpeakUp
99% of our file sharing is done on Google Drive.
CEO - OnSIP
We use Google Drive for documents where we need collaboration.
Founder - VentureOut
Google Drive is kind of buggy. Sometimes it works, but sometimes files are not there, which is frustrating. We’ve considered switching to something else, but we already have everything on Google Drive, and we’re on Google For Work, so it’s much easier to stay with Google Drive.
Co-founder & CEO - Blue Bite
We use Google Drive when collaborating with clients and it works really well. The only thing I don’t like is I can’t access it offline.
Founder & CEO - Arment Dietrich
Google Drive is awesome. It takes time to get used to it, but once you get the hang of it, it’s fun to use.
Founder & CEO - Roomi
We have very separate uses for Dropbox and Google Drive. We use Google Drive for shareable documents. If there’s a file that is actively being tracked, we use a shared spreadsheet and collaborate on it in Google Drive.
COO - Venture for America
We occasionally use Google Drive for internal files.
Head of Marketing - Pipedrive
We use Google Drive to create and share documents.
Founder & CEO - Museum Hack
Google Drive is great. It works well on our phones, and giving access to documents is easy.
Co-founder - Monarq
I really dislike Google Drive. I like Google Docs because it’s great to have my documents in the cloud and accessible everywhere, but I find sharing in Google Drive annoying. Many times, when people share something with me via Google Drive, I have to request access.
Founder & CEO - VProud
We use Google Drive for most files, especially files that we’re collaborating on.
Co-founder & CEO - Priori Legal
We use Google Drive for spreadsheets and documents that we need to share.
Co-founder - Croissant
Internally, we use Google Drive.
Co-founder & CTO - Tutorlist
Google Drive is good. It gets out of sync on the phone sometimes, so that could be improved. I’d really only recommend using it on the web.
Founder & CEO - Brick & Portal
Google Drive is amazing; it shows how far we’ve come with making it easy to collaborate with people in different geographies and firewalls.
President - Martin Waxman Communications
I like how Google Drive sits and lives in Gmail.
Co-founder & CEO - Queen of Raw
We’re using Google Apps, and the storage and sharing solution is Google Drive, so it made sense for us to use Drive.
Founder & CEO - Oktopost
We use Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive for file sharing. I look at them as utilities more than anything else. They’re good at what they do, and I don’t think about them.
VP of Product Development - RescueTime
I like Google Drive because it’s very straightforward. We use Google Apps, so Google Drive was a natural choice. We use docs and spreadsheets by Google whenever we can because collaboration and versioning is already backed in. The only thing that bothers me is that if you share a file outside of your company, the person receiving the file has to have a Google account to view it, and this is not the case with other tools, like Dropbox.
Founder & CEO - Shoppimon
We use Google Drive, and I love it!
CEO & Founder - x.ai
We like Google Drive because of its security. Security is very important for us and Google has two-factor authentication.
Founder & CEO - Justworks
I like Google Drive. We’re a very document-heavy company, so we use a few different tools to meet our needs. I really like the integration between Drive and Gmail, especially the file previews that show up in Gmail.
Co-founder & CEO - Sociality Squared
The most common case of using Google Drive is when I write a document that needs to be shared with external people. For example, writing a strategy document in Google Drive makes it very easy to get comments back from investors. We’ve also use Google Drive to share designs.
Co-founder & CEO - Fieldbook
Our company is deeply based in Google Drive. We are heavy users of Docs, Sheets, and Slides. We also use it to collaborate with customers.
Co-founder & CTO - Spree
We use Google Apps for work, so we naturally use Google Drive for file sharing.
Growth and Business Development Strategy - Lob
We use Google Docs for word processing, and Google Sheets for spreadsheets. We use Google Drive to share all of these files with each other.
Founder - Qbox
I really like Google Drive. It’s simple, and we’re already using Google Apps for everything else, so it made sense for us to use Google Drive as well.
Managing Director - Impact Hub NYC
We use Google Drive, but it doesn’t have a native Linux client, which is why we use Dropbox as well.
Co-founder - Chrobrus
We don’t use Google Drive for storage, but rather for collaboration on documents and spreadsheets.
Co-founder - TheSquareFoot
We’re using Google Drive because we already use Google for everything else. I think it’s great, and we haven’t had any challenges with using it. I’ve used Dropbox before, and it’s fine too, but Google Drive made the most sense for us.
Founder & CEO - Dibs
We mostly use Google Drive, but really just out of convenience. We use Google Apps, so it just naturally happened.
Co-founder - Kinnek
We tried Dropbox at first, and it was just OK. But we use Google Apps for email, and when I discovered the volume of storage you can get with Google Drive, it seemed worthwhile to use it for file sharing instead.
Co-founder & CEO - Truman James
For internal file sharing, Google Drive is our go-to. They’ve really improved the interface and sharing settings, so it’s super easy. No need to look for another tool.
Founder & CEO - Stacklist
We mostly use Google Drive.
Co-founder - Underdog.io
Everyone seems to have their opinion on the best solution here. Previously, we’ve used Evernote and Dropbox, but we are transitioning to Google Drive. We have multiple people contributing to documents from multiple locations, and Google Drive has proven to give us the best experience for collaboration.
Co-founder & CEO - PivotDesk
We’ve moved off of official PM tools because we weren’t using them consistently. Additionally, we weren’t able to find a single tool that applied to all departments. Instead, each department works off of a sprint system. The length of each sprint is dependent on the department, but most are about two weeks. Marketing and sales-related teams leverage a Google Sheet to manage each sprint, while engineering adds Pivotal Tracker to the mix. Both scenarios are successful in holding individual contributors accountable, as well as moving the department as a whole toward its goals.
Co-founder & CEO - PivotDesk
Google Drive is where we do all of our file sharing.
Founder & CEO - Blinkbuggy
We already use Google for email, so it’s easy to have everything in one place.
Co-founder - Datavore Labs
We really like Google Drive because you can create Google Docs and easily share and collaborate on them.
Co-founder - Simple Texting
We use Google Drive for all internal files.
Founder & CEO - messageLOUD
We’re so embedded in Google Drive, so that’s our main method of communicating at all times.
CEO - DoSomething
We use both Google Drive and Dropbox, and they’re both equally effective. Our CEO prefers Dropbox, but I prefer Google Drive. But honestly, it’s great for us to use multiple platforms because we love having backups of backups. So the more places something is stored, the better. We like both of these tools, and both are very easy to use.
Chief Operations Officer - CTRL Collective
We mostly use Google Drive for any file sharing.
Co-founder & CIO - Enplug
We keep mainly business documents and files that we need to share quickly in Google Drive.
CEO & Co-founder - Plum Print
We mostly use Google Drive. We have tons and tons of files in Google Drive.
Co-founder & COO - RealLife Global
We use Google Drive to share documents with each other. We have tons of different folders like investor deck, contracts, etc.; anything we need to revise and review together we save there. One thing that is a pain is that Google Drive doesn’t support regular PowerPoint. I have to download the presentation, make changes, and then upload it again. It drives me crazy!
Co-founder - GoKid
We use Google Drive (mainly Sheets and Docs) for sharing some information internally. But again, we only do this occasionally.
Founder - Built for Teams
We use Google Drive because we’re using Google Apps, so it was an easy decision.
Founder & CMO - Cloze
It was an easy choice with amount of storage offered, and we’re already on Google Apps, so it made sense to use Google Drive.
Founder & CEO - Nomad Financial
We’ve been using Google Drive more, as well. It’s is easier to use than Dropbox when you’re working on documents that need to be updated constantly. It cuts down on the possibility of duplicate copies of files, and makes documents easier to work on collaboratively.
Director of Marketing and Operations - mbaMission
All of these are for sharing internally.
Head of Growth Marketing (former) - Mention
We use Google Drive if we need to do a quick presentation or work in a shared, collaborative document.
Co-founder - Aviary
We don't do any external file-sharing.
Co-founder & President - Work Market
Google Drive is the core of all of our file storage and sharing. Almost everything is in Google Drive, with the exception of editors’ and outliners’ work being submitted through Dropbox.
Founder & COO - Book In A Box
Since we’re already using Google for email, calendars, etc., we use Google Drive for file sharing. I have found the functionality to be easier than Dropbox.
Co-founder - Bundle Organics
Google Drive is where all of our collaborative documents live.
Founder & CEO - Hardbound
Google Drive is very easy to use and integrate with other products. It makes collaboration and accessing documents very easy. It is low-security, and although I have never had a security issue, I do have concerns over the security of files saved here.
Director of Operations - Inxent, Inc.
Google Drive is OK. It’s not my favorite service but gets the job done. I don't like the UI for searching docs, but Google continuously makes improvements and the service is becoming easier to use.
COO, Developer - Lightmatter
We use Google Drive because we got a discount on our Google Enterprise account, so we use it because we’re already paying for it.
Co-founder - Claim It!
We use the whole Google suite, so this is an easy option, though we don't like it. Their interface is clunky, I don't like their Mac app and their sharing settings can be confusing. All company assets, design, UI, legal is all stored on Google Drive.
Co-founder - Cloudo
We use Google Drive for organizing and sharing documents. For example, when we have a new client, we’ll create a new folder for that client in Google Drive. Then every conversation about a campaign for that client goes into that client’s folder. Google Drive also makes it very easy to send documents to clients for review and approval.
Founder & CEO - Sociallybuzz
We used Dropbox in the past, but the Dropbox for Business pricing was astronomical. At the time, we were switching to Dropbox for Business, Google Drive changed their model to allow users to put any type of file in Google Drive. So we stopped using Dropbox and went with Google Drive. Now, we do all of our day-to-day tracking in Google Sheets, and I yell at people if they email a spreadsheet. There’s just no reason to email files back and forth to share them if you can just share a link instead.
Vice President of Technology - Golf Genius Software
Google Drive is the easiest because it's built right into our platform, but it crashes more than Dropbox, and it's hard to force it to sync.
CEO - Katch
It is very natural for us to use Google Drive since we already use Google for email, Google Docs, and we use Google Analytics. Everything is already baked into Google’s systems, and Google works very well. For us, it just doesn’t make sense to use Box and Dropbox. They are purely for file sharing, and there is no real editing capability in either one.
Founder & CEO - UnifiedVU
We don’t have anything formal in place at the moment, but we are tracking holiday requests and approvals on a shared Google spreadsheet. Google is a core part of our system and their products makes it easy to share documents and spreadsheets with the entire team.
Founder & CEO - UnifiedVU
We use Google Drive because it’s integrated with Gmail.
Editorial Director & Editor-in-Chief - ReadWrite
It's very easy, and we use all of the Google Apps, so we appreciate the integration.
Co-founder & CEO - sli.do
We mainly use Google Drive for collaborating on spreadsheets and for housing design, marketing and image-based documents.
Co-founder - Eager
I’m not satisfied with Google Drive. Document management on Google Drive is not great compared to the integration on Dropbox, but the switching costs to get everyone off of Drive is preventing us from changing things. And there’s no escaping it--the Google ecosystem just keeps you more and more enclosed. As a result, my files have never been more disorganized than they are right now.
CEO - Fluent City
It’s free and we already use Google Apps. One complaint is that some of the permissions get a little weird sometimes.
Founder - SilviaTerra
I mean, it's Google, so it integrates with everything. That's really it.
Owner - Flow Simple
Google Drive is frustrating with editing and copy/pasting.
Co-founder & CEO - SponsorHub
We use Dropbox for external file sharing, and Google Drive for everything internal.
Founder & CEO - Socure
It's free and it has good integrations.
Founder - CheckedTwice
Google Drive is easy to use, but it takes time to upload and download.
Co-founder - NeuroDining
We used to use Dropbox, but we moved everything over to Google Drive. There's just so much more integration, and everything became easier to find. It's also cheaper than Dropbox because we have a certain amount of data that comes with Gmail, and we hadn’t been utilizing it. If someone really wants something shared via Dropbox, I can do it, but I use it more for personal files.
CEO & Founder - inSparq
Google Drive is just easy. It integrates with all of the other Google features we use, and it does everything we need it to do. We occasionally use Dropbox for particularly large files, but Google Drive integrates with so much, we really prefer it.
Head of Content - CreativeLive
There's some weirdness about file sharing settings within organizations, but the collaboration tools are stellar. I used to use Dropbox and really grew to dislike it because of weird usability.
Founder - Green Peak Labs
Our entire file system is in Google Drive. We use their API a lot, and because all of the Google Apps integrate, it made sense.
Co-founder - Cooperatize
Google Drive has the best price point, integrates with Gmail and offers a large amount of free storage upfront.
CEO & Co-founder - SideProjects
Google Drive is just a handful of documents and spreadsheets that we need to collaborate on.
Co-founder & CEO - Segment
Google Drive doesn't have tools to support Linux, so it creates a very long process when you want to share files.
Founder & CEO - Pollfish
We use Google Drive extensively. Generally we like it a lot (although managing permissions across tens of thousands of documents is overly complex), It’s really convenient because it’s tied so directly with mail/calendar that we’re already using anyway. When we chose it over Dropbox 4 years ago, it was because it was easier to manage both business and personal accounts. And then once you’re in it, the switching costs become too high.
Co-founder - Everplans
We tend to stick with most of Google's services because they all integrate with each other.
Co-founder & COO - Castle
We'll use Google Drive for collaborating, but really all of our files are in Dropbox.
Co-founder - Tuckerman & Co.
Together, Google Drive and Slack create a a powerful solution that’s easy to use and seamlessly integrates with Gmail.
Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer - Wellinks
I just love that we don't have to pay for it! Google Drive has enough storage that we don't need to pay a cent.
Co-founder - BananaDesk
Google Drive is a little messy because it's so easy to create new docs. This works, but it doesn’t have a long shelf life. At some point it'll catch up to us and we'll have to look into other options.
Co-founder & VP of Operations - Voxy
Google Drive is used to keep lists of assets or people so that everyone has easy access to them. We use Drive mainly because of the Gmail sign-in, so if people are part-time, they can sign in easily.
CEO - Truffle
We already pay for Google Apps, so we had a bunch of space on Drive. It just made sense.
CEO - Canopy Apps
A great, low-cost option.
CEO - PureWow
Google Drive is easy to use, and covers our general file-sharing needs.
Team Lead - Muse Games
We use Google Drive for internal purposes--for spreadsheets and docs--but not for content assets like photography or images.
VP Finance & Operations - willa
We added Google Drive when we would have had to start paying for Dropbox. Google Drive is more confusing than Dropbox--it's harder to manage permissions. Google Drive is used for our day-to-day docs, but we've always felt like it's a little less reliable and secure than Dropbox.
Co-founder & CEO - Manicube
We’re very Google-reliant, but we use Dropbox for bigger files—especially for our design and sales teams.
CEO & Founder - Greatist
Google Drive is easy to use and it’s already integrated into Gmail, which we also use.
Founder & CEO - Zeel
It's so much more connected than Dropbox. When you combine it with Google Docs, we don't even use Word anymore.
Co-founder and CEO - Fantasmo Studios
I love Google, but it's frustrating that I can't view PowerPoint presentations in Drive. You can see, build or upload word documents, excel documents, but not powerpoint. In general, Google Drive has great policies and they're very collaborative for a startup. It's the way to do things in the beginning.
Co-founder Stage: Seed - Sailo
We've tried many different services, including Box, local drives and Google Drive to share files internally, and HostedFTP in the Cloud to share files with our studio partners. But we found that it's easiest (and cheapest) to share links directly to Google Drive folders and via email.
CEO - TreSensa
Google Drive has some advantages over Dropbox. Dropbox has too many viruses, it’s too expensive and not possible to work simultaneously on a document, like you can on Google Drive.
Founder & CEO - AirHelp
It's just brilliant. It's so easy for sharing everything. You can share with anyone anywhere, and there's no synchronizing to be done. It syncs as it happens. I use Dropbox as well, but just for personal files because, with Google Drive, its sharing and processing is all happening at the same time. Dropbox is just for sharing.
Founder & CEO - EventBrowse.com
We got free credit for it. We don't have to pay for most of our business Google usage because we're a startup.
Co-founder & CTO - Concord Systems
69%Stacklist Startups Are Using Google Drive
Google Drive’s easy, collaborative nature, familiar UX and seamless integration with all-things Google, make it popular among companies of all sizes that make Google their productivity platform of choice.
15GB of data can be stored for free at any time, with monthly fees tacked on as your storage requirements grow. These range from $1.99 for 100GB all the way up to $299.99 for 30 TB. There is also a Google Drive for Work plan that offers unlimited storage for $10/user/month for groups of five users or more.
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