I”ve been a long time Dropbox user and have over 50GB of files stores on Dropbox. Mainly video files (and other things) in various stages of editing with my video editor (she’s in Bulgaria – talk about an international company).
The Wall Street Journal reported that Google launched its new Drive service today, offering online and synchronized computer storage of files. I’m going to try it out.
For me the money is not the first thing on my mind (what’s cheaper or more expensive). For me it’s about ease of use, experience and integration into the day to day products and services I use.
I’ll let you know what I think of Google’s new service as I use it.
Other products in this space include Microsoft Skydrive, Yousendit, Box and Sugarsync.
What do you think?
For those users not in Google’s ecosystem there might not be a big reason to switch. But for those using Google Apps, Google Hangout and other Google online services – the integration offers a pretty compelling reason to switch.
Keep in mind, the file sync pie is big enough for several vendors – not one vendor needs to “lose” for others to “win”. If Dropbox keeps doing well and offering value I think it will be just fine.
Time will tell – no use predicting an uncertain future.