What users are saying about
7 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
4836 Ratings
7 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9.5 out of 100

Google Drive

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
4836 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Flowdock

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.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

As far as the current features being offered in the free version, it is probably the best option available as compared to other similar collaboration software. However, if your company has the capacity to pay for a collaboration software then there are other better options than the Paid version of Google Drive.
Humayun Farooqi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Flowdock
4.9
Google Drive
Task Management
Flowdock
6.7
Google Drive
Gantt Charts
Flowdock
3.0
Google Drive
Scheduling
Flowdock
4.0
Google Drive
Workflow Automation
Flowdock
2.0
Google Drive
Mobile Access
Flowdock
7.2
Google Drive
Search
Flowdock
5.7
Google Drive
Visual planning tools
Flowdock
6.0
Google Drive

Communication

Flowdock
3.8
Google Drive
Chat
Flowdock
8.9
Google Drive
Notifications
Flowdock
7.7
Google Drive
Discussions
Flowdock
7.7
Google Drive
Surveys
Flowdock
2.0
Google Drive
Internal knowledgebase
Flowdock
1.0
Google Drive
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Flowdock
1.0
Google Drive
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Flowdock
1.0
Google Drive
Integrates with Outlook
Flowdock
1.0
Google Drive

File Sharing & Management

Flowdock
7.8
Google Drive
8.9
Video files
Flowdock
8.0
Google Drive
8.6
Audio files
Flowdock
8.0
Google Drive
8.9
Document collaboration
Flowdock
8.0
Google Drive
9.3
Access control
Flowdock
8.0
Google Drive
8.9
Advanced security features
Flowdock
7.0
Google Drive
Versioning
Flowdock
Google Drive
8.7
File search
Flowdock
Google Drive
8.6
Device sync
Flowdock
Google Drive
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Flowdock
Google Drive
8.8
User and role management
Flowdock
Google Drive
9.0
File organization
Flowdock
Google Drive
8.8
Device management
Flowdock
Google Drive
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Flowdock
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
Flowdock
Google Drive
9.2
Reliability
Flowdock
Google Drive
9.4
Storage Reports
Flowdock
Google Drive
8.6

Pros

Flowdock

  • Mobile app experience
  • Software integrations
  • Notifications
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Firstly, Cloud-based Storage facility.
  • Integration with Single google account
  • Integration with other cloud-based storage system like one note
  • Facility of using even in off-line mode.
  • Using other googles application like google docs, sheet, presentation
  • The quite simple working graphical working environment which is not having plenty of menus.
  • Its own file format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Flowdock

  • 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.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Advanced File Search, personally I find it uncomfortable to search for files with specific extensions within my drive in Google Drive, the interface is not very clear and the search options are limited, making this work tedious.
  • In applications like Google Sheets, the number of cells is extremely small, which limits the amount of information that can be saved, this makes the tool focus on small files.
  • Inherited permissions, it happens to me that in certain shared files when analyzing the permissions granted to the participants some of them are left with owner permissions without having given such property, that point is confusing so I would like the interface to be clearer.
Carolina Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Flowdock

Flowdock 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.9
Based on 5 answers
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.
Sumant Luhar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 35 answers
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.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 14 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.8
Based on 82 answers
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.
Kaya Gabriella | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Flowdock

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.0
Based on 9 answers
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
Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Flowdock

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.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

I used Excel but I find Google is much more convenient in terms of storing documents and sharing them. Microsoft Excel and Word documents have a similar feature like Google Docs and Sheets, but some Microsoft products don't have free access like Google Drive.
Afjal Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Flowdock

  • 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.
Kyle Golembiewski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • When Google Drive is suitable for certain document writing, our time to publish is reduced significantly. Instead of sending files back and forth on an antiquated technical writing platform, it's so much quicker to be in the document at the same time.
  • If we could only effectively write technical documents in Google Drive, it would positively impact our ROI.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

Flowdock

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Flowdock Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google Drive

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$6.001
Business$12.001
EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Flowdock
6.6
Google Drive
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Flowdock
10.0
Google Drive
9.9

Usability

Flowdock
Google Drive
9.4

Performance

Flowdock
Google Drive
9.4

Support Rating

Flowdock
Google Drive
8.8

In-Person Training

Flowdock
Google Drive
9.0

Implementation Rating

Flowdock
Google Drive
8.0

Add comparison