Now Google drive has became a reality and other two major players Dropbox and Skydrive are still competing with each other. In Result, users like you and me may get benefit because each facility has its own unique set of features to offer. It’s true that all these three differs in amount of Free Storage and functions, but it will be interesting to see that in the end who wins the race.
In the First look Skydrive seems to be a clear winner because it is offering 7GB of free cloud storage whereas Google Drive offers 5GB of Free Storage and Dropbox lagging behind with 2GB of Free Storage. One additional thing that Dropbox offers is free storage on referrals and if you’re willing to use the beta versions of the Dropbox apps, you can earn up to 3 GB more in free storage by syncing photos. Also, Dropbox already has its Linux and Android client.
In return, SkyDrive has offered 25GB of free storage for a limited time for the users who signed up before April 22, and SkyDrive has a client for Windows Mobile Also, There is a third-party Android app for SkyDrive called “Browser for SkyDrive”
Google has started its free and Open Platform cloud storage service with 5GB of space. Here, Google is providing full integration to all Google services with Google Drive. You can attach photos from Drive to posts in Google+, and soon you’ll be able to attach stuff from Drive directly to emails in Gmail.
Here are the Quick Policy details and the terms of Service to use these free services:
“When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.”
“Except for material that we license to you, we don’t claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don’t control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service.”
“By using our Services you provide us with information, files, and folders that you submit to Dropbox (together, “your stuff”). You retain full ownership to your stuff. We don’t claim any ownership to any of it. These Terms do not grant us any rights to your stuff or intellectual property except for the limited rights that are needed to run the Services.”
Comparison between Google Drive, SkyDrive and Dropbox
|Basic Free Space||5GB||7GB||2GB|
|Maximum File Size Limit||10GB||2GB||2GB|
|Windows/MAC OS Apps||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|iPhone App||Launching Shortly||Yes||Yes|
|Windows Mobile App||No||Yes||No|
|Public & Private File Sharing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Third Party App Integration||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Linux sync availability||No||No||Yes|
Obviously the choice is ours, If we signup with all these three services we may get up to 50GB of free Cloud space to store our data and Nothing seems bad in it.None found.