Dropbox vs Google Drive vs OneDrive: Comparing the Big Three in 2020
In my business I use Dropbox – I did not research which way to go at the beginning - Dropbox kind of just happened… it works for me and my clients - but I have been wondering lately who is the best? So, with a small amount of internet research, I have found this information on https://www.cloudwards.net/. And because we are all short on time (and I do not have endless adverts I want you to see - so you read to the end!! – I have put the verdict and winner first).
These are three huge names in cloud storage, so which one comes out on top as the better cloud storage provider? The quick answer is OneDrive. Well, of these three: Google Drive vs Dropbox vs OneDrive. However, Sync.com is our absolute favourite.
Microsoft OneDrive is easy to use and offers fast syncing. Although it is not the best cloud storage provider on the market, it still offers better security features than the other two providers.
Dropbox scores very highly for features, especially if you are looking for a product that is ideal for collaborating on both Office and Google documents. It does have some flaws, however, especially for Mac and iOS users, which we will cover in further detail. Google Drive offers the most free storage space and has better customer service, but there are well-known privacy issues.
It was always going to be a decision based on the smallest of margins. If you read this in full, you will see a pattern: almost all our categories had near-ties, but there can only be one winner.
With five points, the winner of this Dropbox vs Google Drive vs OneDrive battle is OneDrive. Google Drive trails with three points, while Dropbox sits at the bottom with an (unfair at first glance) one point. In the end, though, it really depends on what you are looking for in a cloud storage provider.
Overall Winner: OneDrive
If you are worried about pricing, Google Drive is a great option, with more storage and services offered for the price you pay, as well as a good free plan at the bottom. In other areas, like file syncing and sharing, Dropbox and OneDrive shared the glory, with both providing full account versioning and easy link sharing.
OneDrive offers block-level sync for files, with a personal vault for your most sensitive documents, which is why it nudged ahead in our security round. It also did well in plenty of other areas, including offering the best interface for mobile and desktop users, with Google Drive very nearly matching it.
It did not do well for customer support, however. Google was the winner there, with Dropbox offering a strongly useful alternative.
OneDrive might be the overall winner in this OneDrive vs Google Drive vs Dropbox comparison, but that does not necessarily mean it is the best option out there. If security and privacy are major concerns, then there are superior products available. Just look at Sync.com or use a service like Box Cryptor to encrypt your files first.
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