Re: Google Drive or Dropbox for document sharing?

Subject: Re: Google Drive or Dropbox for document sharing?
From: Phil <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:37:12 +0700

I also use both for different purposes.

I use Dropbox as a live, synchronous backup to the active directories
(folders) on my Mac. I also use the shared Dropbox folders for regular
clients, and that works great. Worth noting that the Db website has a
'versions' feature (rather like Apple's Time Machine)
which means that you can recover or restore any file through the website
should it get deleted locally or you want to go back to an earlier
version. This does not impact on your allotted free space total either,
which is nice.

I don't really use the Google Drive as such, but its installed by default
because I use Google Docs for teaching. I only ever access the .gdocs
through the website, and indeed as far as I can tell, you can't open
.gdocs locally anyway. Google docs is a really great feature for any
collaborative online work, but the Drive doesn't have the same seamless
integration that Dropbox has for me.

On a personal note, I also try to minimise my use of any Google products
wherever I can (i.e., I will often choose an alternative if one is
available that's equally as good/convenient) because I don't like the way
Google tries to accumulate, consolidate and data mine information about my
entire life.


On 21/04/2013 04:50, "Tony Chung" <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:

>I see Drive's strength in its live spreadsheets and documents, and use
>for content and event organizing.

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