1. marzfreerider's Avatar
    What's better and why?

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    05-10-2016 06:14 AM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    Personally I choose OneDrive. I have bigger storage one OneDrive, plus the Google Drive apo screwed up with PDF data streaming for me.
    05-10-2016 08:15 AM
  3. LeoRex's Avatar
    Depends... If you use it solely as a cloud-enabled storage, they are both fairly similar.... both have similar apps, both have desktop components to allow you to mirror your drive to your computers, etc. But if you utilize a lot of Google services... like Photos, for instance, Google Drive's tight integration into those services pushes it WAY ahead.
    05-10-2016 09:17 AM
  4. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    For free, Google Drive gives you 15 GB while OneDrive is changing in August to only 5 GB (they recently sent out an e-mail about this). So, that right there might effect your decision. I have been using Google Drive a lot longer, only signing up for OneDrive after downloading the Word apps for my iPad and Android phones (previous phone and now this one) within the last six months (used Polaris for documents before that and it became buggy), and also use Dropbox because of certain apps (especially iPad apps) that work only with it and not Google Drive.

    I don't really use any of them for backups, though some of the files are there partly for safe keeping. I use Google Drive for all sorts of file types (including PDF, photo, and video) that I want access to at all times on various devices, including important documents. I use OneDrive just for the Word mobile app files for my tablets and phones (previous and current phone). I use Dropbox for the apps that use it, for sharing files with others sometimes (which I have also done with Google Drive), and as a quick way to share personal photos between my iPad and Android devices. I prefer Google Drive, so have the most stuff on there and everything organized in folders on it. I need to do some cleanup on my Dropbox of photos I don't need on there anymore.
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    05-11-2016 03:37 AM
  5. RifterAD's Avatar
    Although I use Google services for just about everything, I prefer OneDrive over Google Drive for my family.

    We use Office 365 across a few computers and a handful of phones (all covered under one license now!). But as a bonus, it comes with 1TB of OneDrive storage! That alone makes it a win for us.

    What makes it even better (for my family) is that we use Windows computers. The benefit here is that the OneDrive folder looks like any other folder on the computer. So I have the computer default the user folders (such as My Documents) to save to the OneDrive folder and within seconds, it syncs that local copy to the cloud. Even if it loses connection, they can work on the local copy and it will sync whenever it can later on..and they are none the wiser.
    05-11-2016 06:18 PM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    The benefit here is that the OneDrive folder looks like any other folder on the computer.
    Having both loaded on my laptop, they both map to local folders for mirroring... OneDrive just had hooks to force things through, like the default doc directory, which was actual extremely annoying... wife flipped out that she had lost all her new stuff until I realized Microsoft took it upon themselves to fuss with the My Documents link.
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    05-11-2016 08:43 PM
  7. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    Who do you trust more with your stuff, Google or Microsoft?

    There is your answer. Everything else is secondary.
    05-11-2016 08:59 PM
  8. edubb256's Avatar
    Although I use Google services for just about everything, I prefer OneDrive over Google Drive for my family.
    The benefit here is that the OneDrive folder looks like any other folder on the computer. So I have the computer default the user folders (such as My Documents) to save to the OneDrive folder and within seconds, it syncs that local copy to the cloud. Even if it loses connection, they can work on the local copy and it will sync whenever it can later on..and they are none the wiser.
    I think that is a pretty standard feature on all the major cloud services. Certainly Google Drive and Dropbox do the same thing.
    05-12-2016 07:51 AM
  9. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I prefer OneDrive. I've never really liked Google Drive. And OneDrive integrates so well with my Windows 10 laptops.
    05-12-2016 11:14 AM
  10. illdini's Avatar
    To me, it depends...I lean more towards Google Drive, since I can either export Google Docs documents in .docx (or .rtf, or .txt) and edit in Word, or set up a Google Drive folder on my laptop & edit Word docs there. Word for Android supposedly supports reading/writing from GDrive, but the last time I tried to do that I almost lost the paper I was working on (thank goodness revision history worked).
    05-12-2016 01:13 PM
  11. pjwk81's Avatar
    I'm 95% of my time on Android so I use Google Drive because the app at least looks like some time was put into designing it. Though I've 1.15TB of OneDrive storage compared to 15GB Google so it may get used at some stage.
    05-12-2016 01:22 PM
  12. awriternot's Avatar
    I like OneDrive better than Drive but I use both. Actually, I prefer Box to anything. Seems to have more advanced features that OD doesnt have. I love the collaboration functionality in Box much more too.
    05-13-2016 06:40 AM
  13. jazz70's Avatar
    OneDrive's tight integration with my Windows 10 PCs and Office, the extra space I get from my Office 365 subscription, and it works fine on my s7e is why I have never had any real incentive or reason to switch over to Google Drive
    RifterAD likes this.
    05-13-2016 10:53 AM
  14. NaimNut's Avatar
    For me its OneDrive

    10 dollars a month gives me 1TB of cloud storage for each email address up to 5. Also Outlook has unlimited cloud email storage plus full Office 365 for 5 computers, 5 tablets, & 5 smartphones.

    What a deal.
    05-26-2016 07:42 PM
  15. love4speechless's Avatar
    I prefer One Drive. My phone company gave me 200gb of data for One Drive use
    05-26-2016 07:51 PM
  16. SurfnSun's Avatar
    I use Google Drive for work, but my personal storage is the 1 TB I have on OneDrive
    05-27-2016 03:08 PM

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