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770 Ratings

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

File Sharing & Management

8.6

Google Drive

86%
8.4

OneNote

84%
Google Drive ranks higher in 6/7 features

Versioning

8.5
85%
170 Ratings
8.5
85%
37 Ratings

Video files

8.4
84%
160 Ratings
8.0
80%
31 Ratings

Audio files

8.7
87%
155 Ratings
8.0
80%
33 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.3
93%
188 Ratings
8.7
87%
50 Ratings

Access control

8.7
87%
185 Ratings
8.7
87%
41 Ratings

File search

8.4
84%
189 Ratings
8.5
85%
48 Ratings

Device sync

8.5
85%
176 Ratings
8.5
85%
51 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

8.7

Google Drive

87%
8.0

OneNote

80%
Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

8.9
89%
173 Ratings
7.8
78%
29 Ratings

File organization

8.6
86%
183 Ratings
8.4
84%
41 Ratings

Device management

8.7
87%
101 Ratings
7.8
78%
27 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

8.8

Google Drive

88%
8.6

OneNote

86%
Google Drive ranks higher in 2/3 features

Performance

8.8
88%
182 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Reliability

9.0
90%
184 Ratings
8.1
81%
45 Ratings

Storage Reports

8.5
85%
89 Ratings
9.0
90%
20 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Drive is rated higher in 1 area: Performance
  • OneNote is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Google Drive

88%
191 Ratings
8.9

OneNote

89%
66 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

Google Drive

99%
5 Ratings
10.0

OneNote

100%
13 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Google Drive

72%
38 Ratings
9.5

OneNote

95%
10 Ratings

Availability

Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

OneNote

100%
4 Ratings

Performance

9.4

Google Drive

94%
14 Ratings
8.8

OneNote

88%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

Google Drive

73%
83 Ratings
8.4

OneNote

84%
22 Ratings

In-Person Training

9.0

Google Drive

90%
1 Rating

OneNote

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Google Drive

80%
9 Ratings

OneNote

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

OneNote

In my opinion OneNote is a must for anyone who does business. It’s versatile, stable and sustainable. It can keep private information private - like passwords. It can be used for collaborative work - like standard operating procedures. It is fairly easy to use and far superior to pen and paper. When used for meeting notes, it can be flagged with icons that are searchable - like ideas or important items. You can even create Outlook tasks on the fly
Jill Liegghio | 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

OneNote

  • Because of its flexibility and ability to hold different types of content (text, images, tables), it is a great tool for collecting content from different resources and organizing it in one place.
  • Technical support analysts are using sections for their support case analysis; they paste pieces of logs, screen-shots, document their steps in troubleshooting etc., all in one section, to get the full picture yet stay organized.
  • The logic of content structure; Notebook>Section>Page>Paragraph, allows you to manage and collect all needed information by the areas of the user's responsibility. For example; each of my projects has its own section, in which each page is a task.
Anonymous | 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

OneNote

  • The table editing tools are too simplistic and lack the features found in other Office products.
  • Some content loses its rich text formatting when being pasted into OneNote. A workaround is to paste the content first into Outlook or Word and then copy/pasting that into OneNote.
  • Microsoft is moving away from a local install of OneNote, which means notebooks have to be in the cloud in Office 2019. This will actually reduce the usefulness of OneNote in some environments and opens the door to competitor products.
  • Update: Microsoft has now announced that it will continue to support OneNote 2016 through 2023. https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Your-OneNote/ba-p/954922
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
EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

OneNote

General

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

Starting Price

$0

OneNote Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft OneNoteFree
  1. none
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

OneNote

OneNote 10.0
Based on 13 answers
As this is not a compulsory tool in our organization, I would say all depends on the decision makers, however since this is a part of MS Office, I am sure we will have it for as long as we will possibly need it. However, I would not be so sure, if it was a separate product
Ausrine Pasakarnyte | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OneNote

OneNote 9.5
Based on 10 answers
I find OneNote incredibly usable. I'm fairly middle of the road when it comes to tech savvy-ness. The platform was very easy to learn and explore. I like that OneNote is no clunky and offers a clean interface. This is important when it comes to deciding if a tool is usable for multiple people.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OneNote

OneNote 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Overall, I rate OneNote's performance highly. In general, notebooks, sections and pages load quickly. OneNote integrates with other apps and info ca easily be shared/copied to and from the tool to other tools. Moreover, Notebooks tend to sync quickly meaning shared notebooks are up to date almost immediately provided there are no syncing issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OneNote

OneNote 8.4
Based on 22 answers
Microsoft does an alright enough job supporting issues in OneNote and updated as of late have brought welcome features. Several years ago they were not as supportive, but current rating reflects updates as Microsoft has seemed to consolidate around the Microsoft Store app. I haven't had many issues where I directly needed to call support.
Justin Harbin | 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

OneNote

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

OneNote

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

OneNote

I tried using Evernote and it is an equally usable tool, however, I prefer the interface and capabilities of OneNote. OneNote seems much easier to use and understand. I think that may primarily be because OneNote is a Microsoft application and I am very used to using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, etc.I also use OneNote to keep my grocery list. It does as good of a job as the grocery list applications out there, only I like the flexibility I have with OneNote and how I specifically do my shopping.
Joel Brache | 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

OneNote

  • OneNote has become our organizational standard method of taking electronic notes (though some still prefer pen and paper.) It has been a zero cost outlay due to its freely available nature.
  • Its integration with other Microsoft Office products makes it easy to share notes and content between products, allowing for easy collaboration where needed.
  • OneNote's integration with OneDrive ensures that individual's notes are always safe and secure, taking away the tedious responsibility of backup from the user, and makes it happen seamlessly in the background.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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