Most of the features of Google Drive and Box are very similar; we recommend you use the tool that is best for your team.
The primary similarities between Google Drive and Box are:
- Can be used to store Public and Confidential Data only; not for use with Restricted or Prohibited Data.
- Available to Stanford community members with a full-service SUNet ID.
- Able to view documents online.
- Uses a folder structure.
- Mobile aware.
- A sync tool is available for Mac, Windows, and mobile devices.
- Able to limit permissions to individuals or display to everyone.
- Allows comments/feedback.
- Integrated with Stanford workgroups
The primary differences between Google Drive and Box are shown in the following table:
|Free storage||30 GB (shared with Google Mail)||25 GB|
|Real-time edition and collaboration||Yes||No|
|Extensive document preview formats||No||Yes|
|Ownership||Creator of document||Owner of folder|
|Groups||Only individuals own folders||A group or an individual can own a folder|