Dropbox vs Google Drive vs Kloudless

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Dropbox

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Google Drive

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Kloudless

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Decisions about Dropbox, Google Drive, and Kloudless
Noel Broda
Founder, CEO, CTO at NoFilter · | 8 upvotes · 16.9K views

Due to we are using G Suite for emails, Google Drive comes out of the box.

In Google Drive we keep save just some basic marketing files. We used it as a single repository to share files between designers and developers. Nothing more than that. In some moment we had some backups there, but just for security reasons, we removed it

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Pascal Vuylsteler

Key criteria for that choice. I needed a collaborative backup tool for a 15 people team. All people would have access to both their individual private space that should synchronize automatically to/from their desktop and various shared spaces, with various kinds of access rights. Only Box would allow high fine tuning of the access rights. Multi-platform was important too. The ease to transfer ownership of a folder from one departing colleague to their N+1 was a real plus.

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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of Google Drive
Pros of Kloudless
  • 434
    Easy to work with
  • 256
    Free
  • 216
    Popular
  • 176
    Shared file hosting
  • 167
    'just works'
  • 100
    No brainer
  • 79
    Integration with external services
  • 76
    Simple
  • 49
    Good api
  • 38
    Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
  • 11
    It just works
  • 8
    Convenient
  • 7
    Accessible from all of my devices
  • 5
    Command Line client
  • 4
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 4
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 3
    Reliable
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 3
    Cross platform app
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 2
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 1
    YC Company
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 1
    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Official Linux app
  • 0
    The more the merrier
  • 505
    Easy to use
  • 326
    Gmail integration
  • 312
    Enough free space
  • 268
    Collaboration
  • 249
    Stable service
  • 128
    Desktop and mobile apps
  • 97
    Offline sync
  • 79
    Apps
  • 74
    15 gb storage
  • 50
    Add-ons
  • 9
    Integrates well
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Simple back-up tool
  • 2
    Amazing
  • 2
    Beautiful
  • 2
    Fast upload speeds
  • 2
    The more the merrier
  • 2
    So easy
  • 2
    Wonderful
  • 2
    Linux terminal transfer tools
  • 2
    It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
  • 1
    UI
  • 1
    Windows desktop
  • 1
    G Suite integration
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    Cons of Dropbox
    Cons of Google Drive
    Cons of Kloudless
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      Personal vs company account is confusing
    • 1
      Replication kills CPU and battery
    • 7
      Organization via web ui sucks
    • 2
      Not a real database
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      What is Dropbox?

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

      What is Google Drive?

      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.

      What is Kloudless?

      Integrate a single REST API instead of many and use our UI tools to quickly build integrations into your app. We maintain all the integrations so you can focus on building awesome products.

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        What are some alternatives to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Kloudless?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        G Suite
        An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
        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.
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