When comparing Draft vs Google Drive, the Slant community recommends Draft for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Draft is ranked 36th while Google Drive is ranked 38th. The most important reason people chose Draft is:
Draft supports [Github style Markdown Todos](https://github.com/blog/1375-task-lists-in-gfm-issues-pulls-comments).
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Pro Markdown to-dos
Draft supports Github style Markdown Todos.
Pro Hemingway Mode
Draft will turn off the ability to delete anything in the document. It will be possible to only write at the end of what's already written. It won't allow going back; only forward.
"Write drunk; edit sober" -Ernest Hemingway.
Pro Cloud sync
Documents can be imported from cloud services like Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Google Drive.
Pro Version control
With documents shared with Draft, any changes collaborator made by collaborators are on their own copy of the document, and the user gets to accept or ignore each individual change made.
Pro File sharing & collaborative editing
Google account holders and non-holders can be set to access and/or collaborate on files/folders in real-time. Additionally, you can find files you've shared not only by filename but by person you've shared the files with.
Pro 15GB free
This space is shared across Drive, Gmail & Google Photos.
Pro Built-in office suite
Includes tools for writing, presentations and spreadsheets.
Pro Extended functionality via apps
Third party Drive applications running in Chrome or Android can add functionality such as image/video editing, project management, flowchart creation, etc.
Pro Mobile integration
You can work from any device, especially mobile.
Pro Integrates with other Google services
For example, you can use search to search through both Drive and Gmail.
Pro Cheap for extra storage
$1.99 per 100GB, for up to 16TB.
Pro Save files to drive directly from Gmail
Drive lets you save any file from your email.
Pro Revision control
By clicking Ctrl + Alt + G in Windows or Command + Alt + Shift + G is OS X you can access previous version of the file.
Pro Indexes images
You can search images by object, place, or face when they've been added to your google photos collection. Google Assistant also helps you find screenshots that could be archived, images that aren't in the correct orientation and pictures that would work well as animations or albums.
Con No official client for Linux
Google as of yet has a client for Linux, leaving many who use the service forced to use third party apps or the webpage.
Con Data privacy not guaranteed
Data privacy is widely known as one of Google's weaknesses. Data shared through Google is most likely matched up with the user's profile inside other Alphabet inc. subsidiaries, and, due to the business model, used commercially.
Con Terms and Conditions allow Google to own anything on Google Drive
They can create derivative works, they can perform it, they can modify it, and they can publish it at will. There are many other specific rights they take over your product. Read the Terms carefully and compare with ANY others.
Con No WebDAV, FTP or SFTP
It supports none of these common protocols used for access to network storage, which severely limits OS integration. You are forced to use the browser or a standalone client, which isn't possible on all systems.
Con Low bandwidth
Can't even upload all my files to this
Con Very unreliable
Desktop client constantly crashes.