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Score 9.5 out of 100

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Drive ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management

Project Management

4.9

Flowdock

49%

Google Drive

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Flowdock ranks higher in 7/7 features

Task Management

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

3.0
30%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

4.0
40%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow Automation

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Visual planning tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

3.8

Flowdock

38%

Google Drive

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Flowdock ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

8.9
89%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Discussions

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Surveys

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

1.0
10%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

7.8

Flowdock

78%
8.7

Google Drive

87%
Google Drive ranks higher in 7/8 features

Video files

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
168 Ratings

Audio files

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
163 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.4
94%
196 Ratings

Access control

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
193 Ratings

Advanced security features

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
177 Ratings

File search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
197 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
184 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Flowdock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Google Drive

87%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
181 Ratings

File organization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
191 Ratings

Device management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
101 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

Flowdock

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Google Drive

87%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
190 Ratings

Reliability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
192 Ratings

Storage Reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
89 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Drive is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Flowdock and Google Drive are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

6.6

Flowdock

66%
2 Ratings
8.8

Google Drive

88%
199 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Flowdock

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Google Drive

100%
6 Ratings

Usability

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
4.8

Google Drive

48%
37 Ratings

Performance

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.4

Google Drive

94%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
4.2

Google Drive

42%
83 Ratings

In-Person Training

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Google Drive

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Flowdock

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google Drive

80%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

Flowdock is well suited for small teams and to environments that doesn't need too much reliability. I think it has some management problems that can make your life difficult if you have to manage a big amount of users. If you want just a tool communication with basic features (without using any integration or robust features) it can be suitable for you. You should try Flowdock using its free version for a small team and compare with others similar products. Flowdock delivers team chat and collaboration features, but is not necessarily the best product. Maybe some usability problems that disturb me won't be so relevant to you.
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Google

Suppose you require quick access to files across multiple systems. Real-time collaboration on Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. You don’t have to send ten different versions of the same file back and forth. One person can write a document in Los Angeles, and someone in Tokyo can be on at the same time and see their edits as they make them.
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Pros

Broadcom

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
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Google

  • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
  • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
  • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
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Cons

Broadcom

  • One thing a little bit annoying is that a lot of links to others Flowdock sections (preferences, external services, etc) will open a new window/tab. Each click may take you to a new window and you can get lost easily.
  • There isn't a quick access list to members of your organization to start a private chat. I took a while to find how to do that. The interface and usability could be better.
  • There isn't an app for Windows Phone.
  • Sometimes you try to load some conversation and it doesn't show anything. It is not frequently but happens sometimes.
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Google

  • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
  • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
  • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
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Pricing Details

Flowdock

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Flowdock editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Google Drive

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Google Drive editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic$6.001
    Business$12.002
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    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Broadcom

    I go with the flow because I'm a newer employee and Flowdock works as advertised. If it were my decision to choose a team communciator for the organization, I'd recommend we go with Slack for its robust features and ever-changing/evolving software integrations. Slack is the outright innovator in the space and will continue to hold that role for some time.
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    Google

    For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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    Usability

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
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    Performance

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
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    Support Rating

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
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    In-Person Training

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
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    Implementation Rating

    Broadcom

    No answers on this topic

    Google

    It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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    Alternatives Considered

    Broadcom

    Slack is a similar software.
    Private chat or channels are well implemented in both softwares and both are also very easy to setup.
    Besides of some usability problemas I think Flowdock is still better than Slack in this user experience and design.
    The second point is the price. Flowdock is half price of Slack ($3/month). If you are a student or a non-profit organization, you are able to get some special license.
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    Google

    Even though AWS provides a very similar service, Google Drive presents a much easier, cleaner and more user friendly platform (both through explorer or desktop app). Contrary to AWS where each collaborator needs to have a specific set of credentials to access the storage, Drive simplifies this process by enabling admins to invite google/gmail profiles to a specific folder or file, saving the whole proces of creating new profiles and credentials for new agents. Google customer Support is also in my experience much more attentive, quickly addressing any issues you might find using their service.
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    Return on Investment

    Broadcom

    • Our company uses it by default.
    • I enjoy the ability to communicate outside of text messages...keeps the conversation on in it's own bucket.
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    Google

    • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
    • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
    • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
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