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    Default Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    I am considering Google Drive but saw there were others out there. I have an iPhone 5. Is one better than another as far as service ans what can you really do with this? I appreciate the help.
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    Default Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    SugarSync is also a great alternative. 5gb free, 500mb more per referral.
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    Default Re: Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    I need to take a look and try a few I guess.
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    Default Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ringfinger View Post
    I am considering Google Drive but saw there were others out there. I have an iPhone 5. Is one better than another as far as service ans what can you really do with this? I appreciate the help.
    They are all cloud based storage so it will depend on your particular storage needs, ease of use and cost, if applicable. Dropbox is popular because it's easy to use, has cross-platform support and it's reliable. Still, read a view reviews and decide which is the best option for you.
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    Dropbox still remains the cloud leader. I also use Box but they have file size limits. But I have 500GB of storage with them.
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    Default Re: Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    I use dropbox. Its super easy to earn more space too (ie: referrals, automatic syncing with your computer)
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    Default Re: Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    They are all cloud based storage so it will depend on your particular storage needs, ease of use and cost, if applicable. Dropbox is popular because it's easy to use, has cross-platform support and it's reliable. Still, read a view reviews and decide which is the best option for you.
    What is the pros and cons for DropBox, I keep seeing that on my App Store from my iPhone 5?
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    Default Re: Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    It looks to me that dropbox ends up savings files to your iPhone thus taking up space, that's not good. the whole idea is to store it somewhere and be able to access it without storing locally and taking up space. Am I missing something?
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    I noticed that with the app on my MBA. Took a lot of HDD space. I never bothered to check out the IP5 app data usage.
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    To me, that's a deal breaker. It;s all about the cloud, not local storage.
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    I use google drive. If you already have a gmail account then it's easy to get google drive storage space, just a matter of signing in. You get 5 gigs free, it's cross platform, and heres the part i like: on a desktop all of your google drive its sync onto any computer you have it installed on in a folder labeled google drive. on a mobile platform it's all cloud storage unless you opt to save something "for offline use" you can share docs in your google drive for public use or via web link for download as well if you choose, I think it's great and I don't need anymore than 5 gigs, however if ur a power user google give u an option for additional space for a fee.
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    Dropbox is great, very easy to use, on pretty much any platform and it hooks in to so many apps like 1Password and the like. It allows you to put pretty much any file in there and acts like a container instead of trying to organize things for you. It does keep things local the point of that is so you have access to your files whether you have an internet connection or not. There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to work on a file during a time when for some reason you just don't have a connection. It is also a form of backup, so that if things disappear out of the cloud as long as you haven't synced you still have a copy you can move and then sync back to the cloud.
    iCloud is pretty good but it's very restricted and you have very little control over what is in it. Google Drive is OK but I found it really convoluted to figure out how to use it to put your files in and get them out. Microsoft's SkyDrive is really cool and with 25GB it has a ton of space but in the end after using all of those I found Dropbox to be the easiest to use.
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    Default Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    Dropbox only stores the files you select on your device. It does not download everything. To the best of my knowledge I believe that's how they all work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringfinger View Post
    To me, that's a deal breaker. It;s all about the cloud, not local storage.
    What exactly is drop box storing on your device. I have over 160 gigs on my and the app only takes up 34 mb on my iPhone. You have to make sure you're not storing it locally.
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    Dropbox is my go-to cloud storage.
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    Dropbox. Kind of like Evernote vs competitors. Lots of third party support and get bonus storage by referring people
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    Default Re: Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    I downloaded a number of storage apps to try out. Dropbox was the easiest to use on both pc and apple platforms.
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    Default Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    Dropbox. Kind of like Evernote vs competitors. Lots of third party support and get bonus storage by referring people
    Speaking of Evernote, the upcoming version 5 looks good from the photos I've seen. I'll be glad when it is finally updated.
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    Default Re: Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Whatever?

    I use Google Drive.
    I moved all of my Doc to Google Drive, Photos to Picasa, my music to Google Play.
    Everything is accessible from my iPhone and iPad.
    I also use the The native Notes app for a few docs.
    The one issue I have is accessing the spreadsheet app on Google Drive. Didn't like the way it played with my iPad. So I have a few frequently used spreadsheets on Apple's Numbers.

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    I think another alternative to dropbox and google drive is Skydrive.
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    Dropbox - simply the best solution to store and share data online. Google Drive cannot replace it.
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    Box for me , got a 50gb storage limit last year as I had a sony phone at the time and they were giving you a bigger account. I believe that you work for certain companies you can also get a 50gb limit
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    I use Dropbox. When I signed up I did all the bonus requirements and invited people from my Facebook and built up 18gb for nothing. Plenty of room for me. I also signed up to box when it debuted and got the 50gb for life offer so I use both.
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    For corporate use, Box is really good.

    Particullary, I use Skydrive, although people try (in vain) to make me switch to DropBox.
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