The New Dropbox Alternative – Google Drive

Now it should be safe: Google drive is here, on the address drive.google.com. There is 5 GB free space for all users. With Dropbox is only 2GB, but it is very easy to get up to 20GB of more space by inviting friends Dropbox. Google drive is integrated with Gmail, Google Apps and other services from the company. It can run under virtually all platforms from Windows to Mac iOS and Android to iPhone IOS. Just like Dropbox the concept is that you can upload all files to the cloud and then access them with various units.

From Googles Official Blog they have statd the following price and storage space options:

You can get started with 5GB of storage for free—that’s enough to store the high-res photos of your trip to the Mt. Everest, scanned copies of your grandparents’ love letters or a career’s worth of business proposals, and still have space for the novel you’re working on. You can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

With Dropbox the first 2GB is free, and then it will cost 10 dollars a month for 50 GB and 20 dollars for 100GB. There is also a “company” version called Dropbox for teams, where you pay 795 dollars a year for 1TB.

I think it’s about time Google made a good alternative to Dropbox. I really like the simple interface and the intergration with your Google Account, that makes everything alot more convenient. I must give Google my thumps up for this project and i’m happy the way they succeeded.

The competitor Dropbox was founded in 2007 and has about 50 million users. The small company with 100 employees has an estimated value of 20 billion dollar. Google’s upcoming service operates both as a local client and a web-interface, which is similar to Google Docs. Google has supposedly built in an API for third-party apps, so you can save content from other applications in its Google drive.