Google Drive take over Dropbox?

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm in Threads > Opinions

Since the newest biggest thing of Google, what are your thoughts on it taking Dropbox’s place?

Dropbox has been around for a while, and actually one of the larger cloud storage systems to the market when released. It has a name for itself, and very simple to use. But with the new hype from Google’s Drive, I wonder if Dropbox will suffer.

For mobile usage, you still have load the Drive app as well as Dropbox. Console use is slightly different though in certain aspects. Both have their own individual side loaded app for the OS where you can simply drag and drop the file to the folder. But using a browser is different depending on how everything is setup. Homepage is Google and already signed up, BAM there is Google Drive. Click it and you’re there. Dropbox is different, you have to go log into their own individual page to access documents.

Currently Drive is not available for iOS users, so Dropbox still has their users. Plus the Apple drive, but who cares about that. Another point is Drive only allows 5GB free, which is fairly limited. So Dropbox will still probably be used since it offers free storage as well.

One of the main purposes for Dropbox is hosting photos for me. I can simply create a URL to post pictures where needed. I have been unable to do so with Drive, so I still use Dropbox a lot. Maybe I just missed it, if so someone fill me in!

Also part of Bitcasa Beta with infinite storage. This could also be big game changer as well. I know you can up the storage limit for both Drive and Dropbox via funds, and same with Bitcasa. $10 dollars a month for unlimited storage, that is a well worth bill if you ask me.

So what is everyone’s thoughts on the two? Do you think Google might buy out Dropbox?