Google Drive vs. Dropbox – Which One is Right for You?

How to decide which cloud platform works for your brand
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Between Google Drive and Dropbox, both have their pros and cons. It’s a little like deciding between Apple and Android. Both essentially have the same goals – to contain your important documents and files so you can conveniently access them online.

Personally, I use both, and for different reasons. But let’s talk about why one may be a better fit than the other when it comes to you and your business.

Google Drive (Or rather, GSuite)

  • Comes with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Easily attach drive documents through GMail
  • Syncs Files, Photos, & Documents
  • Seamlessly comparable with Microsoft Office Documents

Dropbox

  • Integrates with Office 365 so you can create, edit, and share documents easily through Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Includes Dropbox Paper as a native document creator

When it comes to choosing which one works for you, I would recommend you consider who you use as your email hosting provider. Then, consider what apps you like to use to create documents and spreadsheets.

For example, I use a Mac, so I find Microsoft Office always gives me issues when I try to create spreadsheets and Word Documents. I prefer the simplicity of Google Docs and Google Sheets because I can easily collaborate and share documents with my clients. I also have a professional GSuite email account.

If I were on a Windows computer, I might find myself wanting to lean the Office 365 route and therefore, Dropbox might be my primary choice. What I actually use Dropbox for is a backup to my Google Drive folder.

Really, there is no right and wrong with this choice. I prefer Google Drive because I love the Google Sheets and Docs. As a digital marketer, I need the solution that will easily jump between the Google Marketing Software and Google Sheets. But you may have very different needs! If you have any personal experiences you’d like to share, please drop them in a comment! I would love to hear your feedback.

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