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Which to Choose: Dropbox vs OneDrive vs GoogleDrive

--Thursday, December 3, 2015
You should have heard about Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive, three most popular cloud storage tools. They may first impress you with their features of backing up, storing, and sharing files. However, do you thoroughly know these tools? Which one would you like to choose if you are going to backup and share files? Browse this article and decide which to choose: Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive.

1.Storage Space

Storage Dropbox/Drive/OneDrive

Dropbox: For individuals, Dopbox Basic provides 2 GB storage, and Dropbox Pro offers 1 TB (1.000 GB) of that. For teams, storage is unlimited, which means you can enjoy storage space as much as needed.

Googel Drive: Google Drive starts its users with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so they can upload photos, videos, documents – anything to the cloud storage. If you take Google Drive to work, you will get unlimited storage.

OneDrive: For OneDrive individual users, Microsoft gives them 5 GB free storage. If you are OneDrive for Business, you can have 1 TB of space per person for as little as $5.00/month.

2.Compatible Platforms

Compatible Platforms of Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive

Dropbox: You can download and install Dropbox onto Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.

Google Drive: Google Drive is available on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android.

OneDrive: OneDrive supports Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, and Windows phone.

3.File Types Supported

Supported Files of Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive

Dropbox: Dropbox supports Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, audio, video and image files.

Google Drive: Google Drive supports most of the commonly used file types, such as audios, videos, image files, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCad, Scalable Vector Graphics and more.

OneDrive: You can view and edit most Microsoft Office file types on OneDrive. Other files like audios, videos, and images are also supported.

4.Security

Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive Security

Dropbox: Dropbox website requires 2-step verification. For mobile users, you can set 4-digit passcode so that no one can access your private data.

Google Drive: Similar to Dropbox, Google Drive also requires 2-step verification

OneDrive: OneDrive will send a security code to your secondary email address when you try to edit your contact info or connect your computer for remote access.

5.Features

Features of Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive

Dropbox: You can upload your files to Dropbox, so you can access your files anywhere without taking a USB disk. Besides, you can share files, folders, and like with others. If you need someone to send photos, music, documents, etc to you, you can send a file request. Plus, you can recover deleted files from Dropbox. And you can restore the modified documents to previous version.

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Google Drive: Google Drive is cloud storage where you can upload and backup Android files. You can download and share any Gmail attachments to Drive. In addition, Google Drive is coupled with power search function. If you type a certain word, the program will locate image and documents related to the word. In addition, you can covert paper documents into PDF file, and view shared files on Google Drive.

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OneDrive: OneDrive supports you to upload and backup photos/videos/files from phone/tablet to cloud. You can share files to anyone via inviting people, sending link, and sending files. And you can download and save backup files from OneDrive to portable device.

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Conclusion:
1.    If you need large storage for free, choose Google Drive as this program offers you 15 GB storage.
2.    With Dropbox, you can recover deleted lost files and restore modified documents to previous version.
3.    With Google Drive, you can search files easily.
4.    OneDrive provides more ways to share files.
5.    The three apps support Windows, Mac OS, Android, and iOS.
6.    And you can use whichever one of them to backup, store and share photos/videos/Microsoft documents.

Ivy Bruce

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