1. MrMars's Avatar
    Do you prefer one over the other? Thoughts, opinions, advantages, disadvantages of each etc...
    11-14-2013 09:02 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have both, but I don't use Google Drive for anything, but I use Dropbox a lot. It's just what I prefer.
    11-14-2013 09:31 PM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    Can you email a file as an actual attachment from either or is it just the ability to send a "link" to the file?
    11-14-2013 09:35 PM
  4. WreakingHavoc's Avatar
    Moved over to GD because they give 5gb space for each acct. I got 25gb of space.


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    11-14-2013 09:40 PM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Dropbox for everything because I find it more readily available on my phone or internet when I need it and very user friendly.
    11-14-2013 10:33 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Can you email a file as an actual attachment from either or is it just the ability to send a "link" to the file?
    You can email or text a link from the Dropbox website or via the Dropbox app that will then allow you to download the actual file.
    11-14-2013 11:11 PM
  7. Richard Crane's Avatar
    I use both Dropbox and Google Drive, but certainly Dropbox is much more convenient to use via phone..
    11-15-2013 12:35 AM
  8. iwoodland's Avatar
    Dropbox all the way! I use it all the time for work and personal use.
    11-15-2013 01:17 AM
  9. CG68's Avatar
    I have both but Dropbox is my go to online storage.
    11-15-2013 01:20 AM
  10. alicepattinson's Avatar
    Dropbox is more convenient because in Drive, you have to download the files if you want to use it and send to other email addresses. While in Dropbox all of the files are just synced. Dropbox is really easier
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    11-15-2013 01:37 AM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    DropBox works the best for me.
    11-15-2013 02:22 AM
  12. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I have both, however I think that dropbox is the winner for me. It syncs magically and has great api access for other apps. It's my cloud platform of choice.
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    11-15-2013 02:54 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use drop box I wish I had more free space but it works well
    11-15-2013 02:57 AM
  14. LauraSchulz's Avatar
    Certainly both services have advantages and disadvantages. What they both lack is local encryption which makes it pretty hard to use for sensitive information. Maybe SpiderOak or Tresorit are worthy alternatives because those in fact do encrypt your files before sending them off. Dropbox generally is more integrated into a world of third party application (for example password managers etc.) That's why you might go for Dropbox instead of Google Drive.

    However, considering both have their servers in the US and the NSA scandal still having some woes you might want to avoid them altogether. Here is a feature chart of both services:
    Google Drive vs Dropbox
    11-15-2013 05:01 AM
  15. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    I have both but I use Dropbox more than GD because I have over 100GB on Dropbox from various promos and such.
    11-15-2013 12:27 PM

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