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1

Differences at a glance

In the past, you might’ve used the consumer version of Microsoft® OneDrive™ outside of work. Now that you’re using Google Apps for Work, you’ll find many similar features—and several additional benefits—when you use Google Drive as your new cloud storage destination.

1.1

Feature

onedrive In OneDrive

drive In Drive

Feature

Set sharing access

onedrive In OneDrive

2 sharing access levels

  • Recipients can only view (view-only access)
  • Recipients can edit (full edit access)

drive In Drive

4 sharing access levels

  • Can view (view-only access)
  • Can edit (full edit access)
  • Can comment
  • Is owner (transfer ownership)

Feature

Control sharing visibility

onedrive In OneDrive

2 ways to control visibility

  • Specific people or contact groups
  • Public on the web (searchable on the web)

drive In Drive

5 ways to control visibility

  • Specific people or Google Groups
  • Public on the web (searchable on the web)
  • Your domain (searchable in your domain)
  • Anyone with the link
  • Anyone in your domain with the link

Feature

Advanced search

onedrive In OneDrive

None

drive In Drive

  • File type
  • Opens with
  • Ownership
  • Domain-only
  • Date modified
  • Contains words
  • Shared with

Feature

Sort files

onedrive In OneDrive

  • Name
  • Date modified or created
  • Size
  • Ascending or descending

drive In Drive

  • Name
  • Last modified (date)
  • Last edited by me (date)
  • Last opened by me (date)

Feature

Track updates

onedrive In OneDrive

None

drive In Drive

Activity stream

Feature

Access offline

onedrive In OneDrive

  • Mobile devices
  • Computer desktop

drive In Drive

  • Mobile devices
  • Computer desktop
  • Web browser (Google Chrome only)

Feature

Delete a file

onedrive In OneDrive

Automatically "Deleted" on all devices

  • Moved to Recycle Bin and doesn’t count against storage quota
  • Permanently deleted after one year

drive In Drive

Automatically "Removed" on all devices

  • Moved to Trash folder but still counts in storage quota
  • Kept indefinitely in Trash folder unless you permanently delete it
2

Store your files

After you store your files in Drive, you can reach them on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. When you change or delete a file stored in one device, Drive immediately makes the same change everywhere else, so you don’t have to.

2.1

onedrive In OneDrive

drive In Drive

On a desktop sync client

onedrive In OneDrive

Drag files and folders to the OneDrive folder on your computer.

drive In Drive

Drag files and folders to the Drive folder on your computer.

On the web

onedrive In OneDrive

At www.onedrive.com, click Upload to upload files and folders from your computer.

drive In Drive

At drive.google.com, click NEW to upload files and folders from your computer.

On your mobile devices

onedrive In OneDrive

Install and open the OneDrive app. Tap the + sign.

  • On Android devices, select Upload files.
  • On iOS devices, add a new folder, photo, or video.

drive In Drive

Install the Drive app, and open and share any file.

3

Work with files

Your most important features exist in Drive, too.

3.1

Click NEW to...

a Upload any files (such as PDFs, videos, and pictures) and folders from your computer.

b Create new documents right in your browser.

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Description

Example uses

Description

Text documents

Example uses

Proposals, reports, shared meeting notes

Description

Spreadsheets

Example uses

Project plans, budget sheets

Description

Presentations

Example uses

Pitch decks, training modules, team presentations

Description

Surveys

Example uses

Customer satisfaction surveys, group polls

Description

Shapes, charts, and diagrams

Example uses

Flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps

3.2

Work with files you've stored in Drive.

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3.3

Share your files and folders by clicking Share , then choose what collaborators can do. They'll also receive an email notification.

Delete files and folders

Add and remove files and folders

Share or unshare files and folders

Edit Docs files

Comment or suggest edits in files

View files and folders

Can edit

Delete files and folders

Add and remove files and folders

Share or unshare files and folders

Edit Docs files

Comment or suggest edits in files

View files and folders

Can comment

Delete files and folders

Add and remove files and folders

Share or unshare files and folders

Edit Docs files

Comment or suggest edits in files

View files and folders

Can view

Delete files and folders

Add and remove files and folders

Share or unshare files and folders

Edit Docs files

Comment or suggest edits in files

View files and folders

4

Do more with Drive

4.1

Create and collaborate on documents right in your browser, no software needed.

Editor

Description

Example uses

Editor

docs Google Docs

Description

Text documents

Example uses

Proposals, reports, shared meeting notes

Editor

sheets Google Sheets

Description

Spreadsheets

Example uses

Project plans, budget sheets

Editor

slides Google Slides

Description

Presentations

Example uses

Pitch decks, training modules, team presentations

Editor

forms Google Forms

Description

Surveys

Example uses

Customer satisfaction surveys, group polls

Editor

drawings Google Drawings

Description

Shapes, charts, and diagrams

Example uses

Flowcharts, organizational charts, website wireframes, mind maps

4.2

Edit Microsoft® Office® files on any device, without installing Office. Learn more.

None
4.3

Want to send really large attachments? Insert Drive files up to 30 GB (or 30TB with a storage plan). Learn more.

None
4.4

Scan documents as PDFs on your mobile device and save them directly to Drive. Learn more.

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4.5

Search for words within images and PDF documents. Learn more.

None

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