Ultimate App Comparison: Google Drive vs. OneDrive vs. Dropbox

Accessibility is the unique and mostly utilized benefit of cloud storage services. Users can access their files and documents at anywhere from the cloud. Online storage providers offer dedicated apps for different platforms like desktop, smartphone and tablet. In this post, I’ll present a side-by-side comparison among three popular cloud services’ PC applications. This study is based on my hands on experience with Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox. Let’s start.

The table below provides a comparative scenario of the three brands’ features and usability. We will have a sum up at the end.

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The Sum Up

Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox- all three desktop clients work on the same theme. They synchronize your online storage with your PC, where you can specify the sync folders. Google Drive does not offer offline document editing in its Windows desktop app. OneDrive and Dropbox enables native document editing which is then adjusted to the online version. None of the apps allows using file version history right on the desktop app. However, Dropbox shows a web link in its home context menu to view file history.

Dropbox provides a brief log to its file changes, but other two apps don’t have this useful feature. Additionally, Dropbox also offers screenshot taking ability which is unavailable in Google Drive and OneDrive. None of the three app provides client side manual file encryption ability.

So, the above post tells the comparative story of Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox Windows desktop apps. I hope you will find it useful while making a choice. Keep in touch to learn more like this in future. Thank you.