Comparison of Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox

    Comparison of Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox

     

    All of us would like to access the photos, files and documents that are stored on personal computers from other places on different devices. The cloud based storage services help us in such situations. Dropbox was the only choice for a long time. Later, Microsoft entered the arena with the SkyDrive service.

    Now, Google has launched the Google Drive to spice up the competition. All these three services are similar. They all offer online storage, facility to edit the documents on the computer from other devices and many others. The table below lists out the comparison of these three services.

    Feature

    SkyDrive

    Google Drive

    Dropbox

    Supported Platforms

    Windows, Windows Phone, Mac, iPhone, iPad

    PC, Mac, Android

    Windows, iOS, Mac, BlackBerry, Android (supports Windows XP)

    Free Storage

    7 GB

    5 GB

    2 to 3 GB

    Storage Plans

    20 GB for $10 per year

    50 GB for $25 per year

    25 GB for $2.49 per month

     

    50 GB for $99 per year

    Built-in File Viewers

    Offline documents, videos, photos, PDFs, Google Docs, Photoshop mockups, AuoCAD drawings

    Offline documents, videos, photos, PDFs, Google Docs, Photoshop mockups, AuoCAD drawings

    Offline documents, videos, photos, PDFs, Google Docs, Photoshop mockups, AuoCAD drawings

    Selective Sync

    Copies all files to all devices

    Selectively synchronize folders per computer

    Selectively synchronize folders per computer

    Account Security

    No extra protection

    2 step protection due to connection with Google account

    No extra protection

    Advantages

    1. Plenty of storage

    2. Web app allows to access files from the browser

    3. Access files easily using Windows Live ID

    1. Pleasing interface

    2. Brilliant search feature

    3. Email files easily from Drive account

    1. 16 GB storage by referring friends

    2. Powerful and useful apps

    3. Maximum number of platforms supported

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