It’s so much easier to have a single document that is the same one everyone can see and edit, compared to passing files back & forth among users and then wondering who has the latest version. We use Google Drive internally and with our clients to make that collaboration easy.
A common misperception that people often have is that they need a Gmail account to be able to use Google Drive — that is, Google documents, spreadsheets, etc. Not so! You can create a Google Account that is linked with any existing email account, which might be a Gmail account but could be your current work email. in other words, a Google Account is different from a Google Gmail account.
Want to give it a try?
You’ll have to log in to the email address you provided to confirm that you control it and then you’ll have your Google Account linked to your non-Gmail email address. Whenever you want to access your Google Drive documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc., you just log in with your own email address.