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Alternatives to Google Drive

OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Google Cloud Storage, and iCloud are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Google Drive.
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What is Google Drive and what are its top alternatives?

Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Google Drive is a tool in the File Storage category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Google Drive

  • OneDrive
    OneDrive

    Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration. ...

  • Dropbox
    Dropbox

    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more. ...

  • Box
    Box

    The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface. ...

  • Google Cloud Storage
    Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage allows world-wide storing and retrieval of any amount of data and at any time. It provides a simple programming interface which enables developers to take advantage of Google's own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a secure and cost effective manner. If expansion needs arise, developers can benefit from the scalability provided by Google's infrastructure. ...

  • iCloud
    iCloud

    Sign in to iCloud to access your photos, videos, documents, notes, contacts, and more. Use your Apple ID or create a new account to start using Apple services. ...

  • Google Docs
    Google Docs

    It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. ...

  • Evernote
    Evernote

    Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks. ...

  • Microsoft SharePoint
    Microsoft SharePoint

    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. ...

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OneDrive

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Save your files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere
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    Dropbox

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      Shared file hosting
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      'just works'
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      No brainer
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      Integration with external services
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      Simple
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      Good api
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      Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
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      It just works
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      Convenient
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      Accessible from all of my devices
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      Command Line client
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      Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
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      Can even be used by your grandma
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      Reliable
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      Sync API
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      Mac app
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      Cross platform app
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      Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
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      Delta synchronization
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      Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
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      Backups, local and cloud
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      Extended version history
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      Beautiful UI
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      YC Company
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      What a beautiful app
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      Easy/no setup
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      So easy
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      The more the merrier
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      Easy to work with
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      For when client needs file without opening firewall
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      Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
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      Easy to use
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      Official Linux app
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    CONS OF DROPBOX
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      Personal vs company account is confusing
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      Replication kills CPU and battery

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    I created a simple upload/download functionality for a web application and connected it to Mongo, now I can upload, store and download files. I need advice on how to create a SPA similar to Dropbox or Google Drive in that it will be a hierarchy of folders with files within them, how would I go about creating this structure and adding this functionality to all the files within the application?

    Intuitively creating a react component and adding it to a File object seems like the way to go, what are some issues to expect and how do I go about creating such an application to be as fast and UI-friendly as possible?

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    Jason Barry
    Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 4 upvotes · 2.4M views

    We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

    • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
    • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
    • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

    Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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    Box logo

    Box

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      Shared file hosting
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      Great API
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      Ability to see who has downloaded the file you sent
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      No brainer
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      Integration with external services
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      Great web UI
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      Popular
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      Custom branding
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      Secure
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      Clean Interface
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      Anyone recommend a good connector like Kloudless for connecting a SaaS app to Dropbox/Box etc? Cheers

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      Google Cloud Storage logo

      Google Cloud Storage

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        Chealp
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        More praticlal and easy
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        Context: I wanted to create an end to end IoT data pipeline simulation in Google Cloud IoT Core and other GCP services. I never touched Terraform meaningfully until working on this project, and it's one of the best explorations in my development career. The documentation and syntax is incredibly human-readable and friendly. I'm used to building infrastructure through the google apis via Python , but I'm so glad past Sung did not make that decision. I was tempted to use Google Cloud Deployment Manager, but the templates were a bit convoluted by first impression. I'm glad past Sung did not make this decision either.

        Solution: Leveraging Google Cloud Build Google Cloud Run Google Cloud Bigtable Google BigQuery Google Cloud Storage Google Compute Engine along with some other fun tools, I can deploy over 40 GCP resources using Terraform!

        Check Out My Architecture: CLICK ME

        Check out the GitHub repo attached

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        Aliadoc Team

        In #Aliadoc, we're exploring the crowdfunding option to get traction before launch. We are building a SaaS platform for website design customization.

        For the Admin UI and website editor we use React and we're currently transitioning from a Create React App setup to a custom one because our needs have become more specific. We use CloudFlare as much as possible, it's a great service.

        For routing dynamic resources and proxy tasks to feed websites to the editor we leverage CloudFlare Workers for improved responsiveness. We use Firebase for our hosting needs and user authentication while also using several Cloud Functions for Firebase to interact with other services along with Google App Engine and Google Cloud Storage, but also the Real Time Database is on the radar for collaborative website editing.

        We generally hate configuration but honestly because of the stage of our project we lack resources for doing heavy sysops work. So we are basically just relying on Serverless technologies as much as we can to do all server side processing.

        Visual Studio Code definitively makes programming a much easier and enjoyable task, we just love it. We combine it with Bitbucket for our source code control needs.

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        iCloud

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            I'm looking for a tool or set of tools to enable searching across all of our platforms including Confluence and Jira, Zoho CRM, Gmail, Gdrive for business, Dropbox and iCloud.

            Any ideas. Something like X1? IBM Watson Discovery?

            (And local Disk of course)

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            Google Docs

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              Jason Barry
              Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 10 upvotes · 344.1K views

              If you're a developer using Google Docs or Google Sheets... just stop. There are much better alternatives these days that provide a better user and developer experience.

              At FeaturePeek, we use slite for our internal documents and knowledge tracking. Slite's look and feel is similar to Slack's, so if you use Slack, you'll feel right at home. Slite is great for keeping tabs on meeting notes, internal documentation, drafting marketing content, writing pitches... any long-form text writing that we do as a company happens in Slite. I'm able to be up-to-date with everyone on my team by viewing our team activity. I feel more organized using Slite as opposed to GDocs or GDrive.

              Airtable is also absolutely killer – you'll never want to use Google Sheets again. Have you noticed that with most spreadsheet apps, if you have a tall or wide cell, your screen jumps all over the place when you scroll? With Airtable, you can scroll by screen pixels instead of by spreadsheet cells – this makes a huge difference! It's one of those things that you don't really notice at first, but once you do, you can't go back. This is just one example of the UX improvements that Airtable has to the previous generation of spreadsheet apps – there are plenty more.

              Also, their API is a breeze to use. If you're logged in, the docs fill in values from your tables and account, so it feels personalized to you.

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              We are trying to find a good tool for internal technical documentation. E.g. playbooks for site operations, or how-to docs on how to use a particular library. The documentation will contain a lot of code/command snippets.

              We currently use Google Docs because of its very good WYSIWYG capabilities, and most importantly, its commenting system that allows us to discuss a particular issue and keep record of that discussion. However, Google docs is not made for code documentation so it's a bit clunky sometimes (e.g. it will capitalize the first letters of sentences etc...).

              We briefly tried the GitHub wiki, but it severely lacked on collaboration/commenting and ease of editing.

              What tools do people recommend for editing internal documentation?

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              Evernote logo

              Evernote

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                Checklist
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                Syncs quickly
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                On life support
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                Perfect version control
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                Seamless intergration with MS Office
              CONS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
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                Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
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                User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned

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              Tyson Fowler
              Senior Analytics Consultant at ArcBlue Consulting · | 7 upvotes · 33K views

              Currently, we are using WordPress in the organisation to deliver content externally to clients via a portal. However, we have installed way too many plugins for our liking, and they are starting to conflict with one another. Also, there were issues around scalability in the way we initially designed it. A few people in the organisation are leaning toward a Microsoft SharePoint solution using Livetiles, but we've been told it is mainly geared towards internal/intranet solutions as opposed to external solutions (which we provide). I was wondering if anyone has some high-level thoughts to share in regards to moving to a Microsoft Sharepoint environment vs. a more flexible solution like Umbraco.

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              I want these Add-ins to communicate to a personal server to authorize users, read from my databases, and write to them while they're using their Excel environment. I have never built a website, so what would be a good solution for this, considering I'm new to all of these technologies? I know about the existence of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft SharePoint, and Google Sheets, but I don't know how to feel about those.

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