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5216 Ratings
25 Ratings

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Nextcloud ranks higher in 3 feature sets: File Sharing & Management, Cloud Storage Security & Administration, Cloud Storage Platform

File Sharing & Management

8.6

Google Drive

86%
9.0

Nextcloud

90%
Nextcloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

Versioning

8.5
85%
170 Ratings
9.5
95%
8 Ratings

Video files

8.4
84%
160 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Audio files

8.7
87%
155 Ratings
9.3
93%
8 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.3
93%
188 Ratings
9.3
93%
9 Ratings

Access control

8.7
87%
185 Ratings
9.5
95%
10 Ratings

File search

8.4
84%
189 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Device sync

8.5
85%
176 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

8.7

Google Drive

87%
9.2

Nextcloud

92%
Nextcloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

8.9
89%
173 Ratings
9.2
92%
10 Ratings

File organization

8.6
86%
183 Ratings
9.4
94%
9 Ratings

Device management

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
8.9
89%
8 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

8.8

Google Drive

88%
9.1

Nextcloud

91%
Nextcloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

8.8
88%
182 Ratings
8.8
88%
9 Ratings

Reliability

9.0
90%
184 Ratings
9.1
91%
9 Ratings

Storage Reports

8.5
85%
89 Ratings
9.4
94%
8 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Drive is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Nextcloud is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Google Drive

89%
191 Ratings
8.8

Nextcloud

88%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

Google Drive

99%
5 Ratings

Nextcloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Google Drive

72%
38 Ratings

Nextcloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.4

Google Drive

94%
14 Ratings

Nextcloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Google Drive

73%
83 Ratings
9.0

Nextcloud

90%
1 Rating

In-Person Training

9.0

Google Drive

90%
1 Rating

Nextcloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Google Drive

80%
9 Ratings

Nextcloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Drive

Google Drive is a fantastic tool for storing personal content and communicating public data. It might be useful in a situation when a person has to keep track of his or her identifying credentials. In any case, if space is an issue, a person may want to store a big number of huge video files on a fast storage hardware device rather than using Google Drive.
Dewan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextcloud

While searching for tools to satisfy a quickly scaling online startup, we found Nextcloud is well suited for today's remote collaborative team. Nextcloud has just the right toolset for a collaborative workspace including video, chat, many file formats accepted, and intuitive user interface. Comparatively other popular tools like Trello were distracting with more features than functionality. Working with Nextcloud is much like having a workspace with all your content and tools available anywhere on any device, without the ads, distractions, and irrelevant functionality. We will continue to utilize Nextcloud as a remote workspace for evolving and scaling teams.
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Google Drive

  • 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
Humayun Farooqi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextcloud

  • Very intuitive interface.
  • Superb synchronization agent.
  • Integration with AD/LDAP, external file sources, and other tools is top-notch.
  • Wide variety of "apps" (plugins).
Joe Foran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Drive

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextcloud

  • Slow in comparison to other solutions
  • May be complex for the start since there are lots of apps and features
  • May be not focusing on core topics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Drive

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per month

Google Drive Editions & Modules

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

Nextcloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Nextcloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

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

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Google Drive

Google Drive 7.2
Based on 38 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

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Drive

Google Drive 7.3
Based on 83 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

Nextcloud

Nextcloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Google Drive

Google Drive's major competitor is Microsoft OneDrive. Though there are a few differences, the services are essentially identical in terms of functionality. While Microsoft's free users have access to more powerful productivity apps and sharing opportunities, Google offers more initial free storage. As a result, Google is the most cost-effective option.
Ore Kamin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextcloud

Nextcloud stacks up pretty well against Mattermost and ownCloud. I really appreciate the fact that Nextcloud seems to integrate with other products pretty seamlessly and allows for extensibility that our product team can extend and improve functionality without a tremendous ramp-up time. We once used ownCloud in previous years, but they went the wrong way, and have found Nextcloud to be the right direction over time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Drive

  • 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!
Nicolas Van Levi Buenviaje | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nextcloud

  • Reduced costs: Cheaper than hosted alternatives if you need a lot of space.
  • Professional impression on partners and clients (branding, security).
Joost Mulder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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