Dropbox vs Google Drive: Which Cloud Storage Option is Right for You?

Olivia Scholes

Marketing Associate - 22 Feb, 2019

These days, it seems like there are dozens of cloud storage options out there including Dropbox and Google Drive. How can you tell which is right for you?

Like most things "internet," the right cloud storage option comes down to one of two things.

☑ Ease of use
☑ Personal preference

Two of the most popular choices for professionals are Google Drive and Dropbox.

Both excel in their own way, which might make deciding which to use a little bit harder.

That means there's only one thing left to do... take a look at their perks.

Google Drive vs. Dropbox

Dropbox has 500 million active users, 11 million of which pay for the service.

Google Drive, on the other hand, has more than 800 million active users.

If those stats tell you anything, it's that these two cloud storage providers are definitely the best of the best.

But which is best for you?

Google Drive

BASIC COST: Free
BASIC STORAGE: 15GB
PREMIUM COST(S): $1.99-$299.99
PREMIUM STORAGE: 100GB-30TB

Google Drive offers up a collaborative workspace, meaning you and your teammates can work seamlessly within shared folders.

Additionally, if you're a Google Docs or Gmail user and are used to the Google interface, Google Drive is really easy to master.

Offering seamless syncing and search functionality, Google Drive will give you a bigger bang for a lesser buck. ?

Dropbox

See how to get Google Drive on Mac, Windows or Linux here.

Dropbox

BASIC COST: Free
BASIC STORAGE: 2GB
PREMIUM COST(S): $9.99-$19.99
PREMIUM STORAGE: 1TB

Unlike Google Drive, Dropbox has an app for Windows Phones.

It also offers phone support and video tutorials, which can be the difference between having a bad day at work and a good one.

Dropbox

Lastly, it has over 500 integrations including apps such as Gmail, Slack, Trello, and even Zapier.

Although...

Whether you want to experiment with Dropbox or are curious about Google Drive, there's also another option.

With Shift, you can sign into more than one Dropbox account and/or Google Drive account simultaneously.

Dropbox

Ergo, instead of having one Premium storage provider, you can have several for free all in one place. Magic.