Google Drive vs Dropbox vs Onedrive
Consumer cloud storage services
Storing your files in a cloud, to be accessed anywhere at any time. No USB-sticks or portable hard-disk are needed, as long as you have access to the internet. But what are the differences and risks of these consumer cloud storage services?
Dropbox makes it easy to share, with a free space of at least 2 GB, it is useful for example when you can not email a file that is too big. Other than just a great and easy way to store all your files, it is free to use.
Onedrive, with a free space of 7 GB, is what was formerly known as Skydrive and belong to Microsoft.
But lets talk about Google Drive, with free space of 15 GB. Next to the advantages that Dropbox has as well, Google drive has a lot of innovative advantages. Such as their own type of files.
Personally I am a big fan of Google Docs, which can be described as the ‘Word’-version of Google. It is a typewriting document which allows you to collaborate with for instance your colleagues or fellow students on the same document on the same time. A Google mail account is needed. Google Drive has no native app for Windows Phone or Windows RT, but does for Windows PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
Dropbox also has native support for iOS, Mac, Windows and Android, but not Windows Phone or Windows RT. However, it’s the only service here that has a native app for Amazon Kindle Fire and BlackBerry. Of course, you can also access all three services online through your browser, and there are third-party Windows Phone apps for Dropbox and Google Drive.
There is automatic upload for Dropbox and Onedrive which is great for smartphones with limited space, to upload your photos automatically to the storage cloud in order to clean up space on your smartphone.
What do you think of these cloud storage systems and what is your favorite?