When comparing Minute vs Google Drive, the Slant community recommends Google Drive for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Google Drive is ranked 17th while Minute is ranked 63rd. The most important reason people chose Google Drive is:
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Pro Real-time collaboration
Collaborate on notes, todo's & other documents.
Pro Addition to your current workflow
Minute can be seamlessly integrated with most workflows and online services currently on the market, in every functional aspect.
Minute works great with iCalendar on your iPhone or iPad. Turn calendar appointments into meetings with the press of a button. You can invite people to join meetings by email and Minute automatically invites them again when when you create a follow-up meeting.
Import documents directly from your computer before and during meetings. Import them using Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud or Evernote. After the meeting, it’s just as easy to save documents, along with any notes made during the meeting. Everyone will always have the most up to date information.
Do you use scrum and sprints? Minute works great with that too, creating a seamless integration with your workflow. Turn on timers for different agenda items and instantly divide tasks during the meeting. Items and tasks that couldn’t be discussed in the allocated time will automatically be transferred to the next meeting.
Pro Syncs across iOS & webversion
Pro Simple to use
Pro Minute mission
Makes meetings easier and more efficient.
Pro How meetings are more efficient when using Minute
At Minute, we’ve looked long and hard for ways to facilitate meetings in the easiest way possible. Like how to save on paper, by creating an easy to understand digital environment. Or how we can make meetings more efficient, while at the same time using the simplest and most minimal technological tools at our disposal. How to make sure every single employee is able to access all the important information out there. And how to make an app that everyone instantly understands, whether they’re using their iPhone or iPad, or just using the web. We’ve let people from outside the company test our application, and the response we got was amazing. That’s why we’ve made our app publicly available, so it can be used by any company or office.
Pro Why meetings should be more efficient
Using Minute saves 16 trees each year - that’s equal to one metric ton of paper.
In the Netherlands alone, 0.24 tree is cut down per employee, just to keep up with the demand for printing paper. That comes down to one tree per 400 employees every year. And when you do the math for the total of 7.2 million people currently employed in the Netherlands, it means the loss of 18.000 trees every year.
Research done by PriceWaterhouseCoopers shows that an average business:
makes 19 copies of every single paper document
spends 25 dollars to file one paper document
spends 130 dollars euros looking for a single misplaced document
spends 25 hours restoring one lost document
loses 10% of its yearly revenue just by processing information on paper
spends 7 minutes looking up and refiling one paper document
Pro 15GB free
This space is shared across Drive, Gmail & Picasa.
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 Integrates with other Google services
For example, you can use search to search through both Drive and Gmail.
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 Save files to drive directly from Gmail
Drive lets you save any file from your email.
Pro Built-in office suite
Includes tools for writing, presentations and spreadsheets.
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 Mobile integration
You can work from any device, especially mobile.
Pro Cheap for extra storage
$1.99 per 100GB, for up to 16TB.
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 Low bandwidth
Con Very unreliable
Desktop client constantly crashes.