GOOGLE DRIVE alternative

The Smarter Choice for Digital Asset Management, HIVO vs Google Drive

HIVO is the best value and easiest to use digital asset management platform on the market. So why do our clients choose HIVO as a Google Drive alternative? When it comes to digital asset management, HIVO and Google Drive are two very popular solutions that many businesses and individuals use.

While both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, below we compare the two to help you make an informed decision.

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What is Google Drive

Google Drive is an excellent solution for individuals and small businesses. It provides off the shelf plans that help you get up and running very quickly. HIVO, on the other hand, is more catered towards small to medium sized businesses as well as large enterprises. It does not offer solutions for individuals.

Difference in User Interface

HIVO is a great Google Drive alternative that has a clean and simple interface with a modern design. It is easy to navigate, and users can quickly find what they are looking for. Google Drive also has a user-friendly interface, but it can be overwhelming for first-time users due to the abundance of features, options and links to other products in the Google suite.

Features Comparison

HIVO offers many advanced digital asset management features, such as automated version control, access control, groups permissions, and metadata management. It also allows users to create custom metadata fields en masse, making it easy to search and sort files beyond simple folder structures. Google Drive offers basic file management and storage features, such as file sharing and collaboration, but it lacks some of the more advanced features that HIVO offers.


HIVO integrates with many popular tools, such as Canva, Figma, Adobe Creative Cloud, Slack,, Asana, making it easy to manage files and tasks in one place. Google Drive also integrates with a significant amount of third-party apps, such as Zapier and DocuSign, but it does not offer the same level of integration as HIVO with regards to specific and advanced digital asset management features such as tagging and version control.


HIVO provides robust security features, such as data encryption, two-factor authentication, and automatic regular backups. Google Drive also has strong security features, including data encryption, but it is not as comprehensive as HIVO, given it’s more open and accessible nature.


HIVO offers a free trial period, after which users must pay for a subscription. The pricing is based on the number of users and storage space required. Google Drive offers a free plan with limited storage space, but users must pay for additional storage or upgrade to a paid plan for more features.

Concluding HIVO as a Google Drive Alternative

Both HIVO and Google Drive are excellent digital asset management solutions, but they cater to different audiences. HIVO is a more comprehensive solution for professional digital asset management, offering advanced features and integrations for businesses that require more control and customization over their assets and metadata.

Google Drive is a more basic cloud storage solution for individuals and small businesses that need basic file storage and document sharing capabilities. Ultimately, the choice between HIVO and Google Drive will depend on your specific needs and budget.

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"   The staff are getting a lot of daily use out of HIVO (and no longer requesting photos from me anymore), so the platform has been a great success!   "
Creative Director, City Renewal Authority
"   Adopting the HIVO DAM platform has been a true benefit for our organisation. The process of categorising, storing and sharing assets through HIVO has created efficiencies and time savings for staff, and ensures the quality of our assets. An added bonus is the streamlined creator upload option – this has saved us so much time when compared to our previous processes.   "
Creative Director, City Renewal Authority
"   The HIVO DAM was very well received from all partners and sponsors that accessed the HIVO system daily in the lead up and during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Made life so much easier!  "
Senior Manager, Digital Marketing
"   The ability to talk to our marketing team in real time is invaluable. Rather than going back and forth via email; the ability to mark and tag our creative team in posts on artwork, videos and documents allows us to quickly turnaround content and any marketing collateral we need.   "
Owner of Revo Fitness
"   Working with HIVO allowed us to streamline a rapidly growing house of brands under one roof and allow collaboration and visibility from management and marketing through to the sales and field team. We swiftly onboarded and created customised task management for creating and approving artwork to suit our internal processes. The proximity of workflow to assets is crucial for fast and on-brand distribution.  "
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