When comparing Google Drive vs Amazon Zocalo, the Slant community recommends Google Drive for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud storage services?” Google Drive is ranked 1st while Amazon Zocalo is ranked 30th. The most important reason people chose Google Drive is:
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Pro 15GB free
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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 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 Save files to drive directly from Gmail
Drive lets you save any file from your email.
Pro Mobile integration
You can work from any device, especially mobile.
Pro Cheap for extra storage
$1.99 per 100GB, for up to 16TB.
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.
Pro Simple Document Feedback
Amazon Zocalo lets users quickly access and gather feedback on files. Users can comment on files, send them to others for feedback, and upload new versions without emailing files as attachments. Teammates can leave comments by highlighting a section of a file, or specific text, and typing feedback. Users can set optional deadlines for feedback, track files that are out for review, and are notified by email when they have been asked to provide feedback. Amazon Zocalo automatically stores previous versions of every file so that users do not have to. Amazon Zocalo uses an innovative overlay technology that enables users to see all the comments from others that they have been working with consolidated in one place. Microsoft Word users who prefer working with comments directly in a Word document can download a version of the document with the comments included.
Pro Integrate your Corporate Directory
Amazon Zocalo can integrate with your existing Active Directory. This means that your users can easily access Amazon Zocalo using their existing Active Directory credentials, and allows you to control which users in your organization are permitted to access the service.
Amazon Zocalo offers flexible security settings and access controls to manage data storage and sharing. You can use policies to control users’ sharing behavior, choose the AWS Region where your users’ data is stored, and view audit logs to track document and user activity. All data is encrypted in transit and at rest, and users don’t have to send documents as email attachments.
Pro Low Cost
Priced at $5 per user per month, including 200 GB of storage, Amazon Zocalo is a low cost solution that is also fully managed. This means that there is no hardware to purchase and maintain and no software to deploy. You simply enable Amazon Zocalo for your organization and invite users. A 30-day free trial for up to 50 users with 200 GB of storage per user is available to help you get started.
Pro Central Hub
Amazon Zocalo provides users with a central location for both the documents and files they are reviewing as well as those they own and are soliciting feedback on. With all these files in one location, reviewers have access to all of the related feedback in a single web view, making reading or contributing comments as simple as a few clicks.
Pro Access and Sync from Any Device
Users can access files stored in Amazon Zocalo and view and leave feedback on files anywhere, anytime, from the device of their choice. Users can leverage the Amazon Zocalo apps for iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android tablets. The Amazon Zocalo Sync client lets users have files saved on their computer automatically uploaded to Amazon Zocalo over an encrypted connection and synced across their other devices.
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 No WebDAV, FTP, SFTP or NAS
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 Very unreliable
Desktop client constantly crashes.