Google Drive vs. Dropbox

Google Drive vs. Dropbox

There are a lot of different ways to store information online or share it with others. Services like Google Drive and Dropbox are both popular choices that are also convenient for easily sharing large files you couldn’t fit into an email. 

If you’re wondering which is better, there’s no reason to guess. We’ve already compared the two storage services for you and compiled the results.


Free storage


Both Dropbox and Google Drive offer free storage space for those who would like to try out their respective services before putting down a few dollars a month for something more expansive and permanent. Google Drive comes as standard, with 15GB of free space, far more than Dropbox’s initial free storage offering of just 2GB.


Although that does give Google a notable edge in this section, Dropbox offers several ways to increase your free storage. Basic (free) accounts can earn an additional 500MB of storage space for each friend or family member referred to the service, up to 16GB. Users can also compose a short message about why they enjoy using Dropbox to get 125MB for free.


While the additional earned storage space leads to Dropbox offering more free space than Google Drive, referring hoards of friends isn’t a simple task. Especially in today’s world, most people who want cloud storage already have it. It’s good that Dropbox has that option, but ultimately Google Drive’s free storage is simply better.


Premium storage


If you want to store anything beyond a few gigabytes, it doesn’t matter which cloud storage solution you opt for: You’re going to have to pay for it. Both Google Dri ..