Google Drive Vs Dropbox
Who is the best?
Google Drive offers all users an initial 15 GB of online storage space, usable across three of its most-used services: Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ Photos (aka Picasa Web Albums).A user can get additional storage, which is shared between Picasa and Google Drive, from 100 GB up to 16 TB through a paid monthly subscription plan ($4.99 US per month for 100 GB). Originally, these subscriptions were truly treated as "additional storage" such that a user with a 100 GB subscription would still retain the free 5 GB for a total of 105 GB; however, in September 2012, Google announced it was cutting the 5 GB of free storage from all paid users' accounts, so that a user paying for 100 GB would be restricted to precisely 100 GB. Data storage of files up to 1 GB total in size was introduced on 13 January 2010, but has since been increased to 10 GB. Documents using Google Docs native formats do not count towards this quota.
On May 13, 2013 Google announced the merge of their free storage across Gmail, Google Drive, & Google+ Photos allowing users up to 15GB of free storage to use across their accounts
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc, that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on each of their computers, which Dropbox then synchronizes so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of which computer is used to view it. Files placed in this folder also are accessible through a website and mobile phone applications.
Dropbox, Inc., was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, as a Y Combinator startup company.
Dropbox provides client software for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS and web browsers, as well as unofficial ports to Symbian, Windows Phone and MeeGo.
So who is victorious?
It’s probably fair to say that no online-storage service has equaled the complete flexibility and simplicity of online-storage as Dropbox with it’s easy-to-use client or app, enabling selective and intuitive online data sync. Although its standard free offer of 2GB is rather sparse, it’s promotional offer with Samsung is interesting – but only to Samsung smartphone or tablet users.
When it comes to permanent free storage space, Google Drive must be the winner with its current 15GB offer. And, with it’s pro plan offering up to 16TB, you actually have to look to professional cloud storage providers likes of Amazon S3 to go beyond this space.