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To Google Drive or Dropbox? That is the question...
19/08/2013
Author: Creating Media Team

Google Drive moves in on Dropbox.

At Creating Media we have long been fans of the awesome Dropbox.   As a team it allows us to share files, images, briefs and designs online without clogging up our already very busy and large email boxes.  When you are creating logos and brands the files are very high resolution so sending them out to clients across South Wales and far beyond, plus between the team it means that they take up a lot of space.  Dropbox means that we can all view the file up there “in the cloud”.

For client work we can then take this a step further and set up shared Dropbox folders which mean that a specific client can see only their relevant logo design files or business cards, letterheads, flyers, websites etc.  We can then set up sub folders for example for favourite images, final logos, documents etc.  This has worked brilliantly on many projects and the beauty of it is that our design clients are now also loving the benefits of Dropbox.

So…now Dropbox have a real competitor and that is none other than Google with it’s very own Google Drive.  Take a look at it’s very persuasive strapline:

“Google Drive is everywhere you are – on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just…there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB free.”

At this moment we are using Dropbox Pro, the 5GB offered free with Google Drive would not be enough for me and my photograph and video library plus all the design work we have created for our clients.  We also love how Dropbox works, the simplicity and connectivity, so the thought of migrating to Google Drive sounds like hard work and could there be any risk to our data in the transfer?  So for now at least, we will be staying with Dropbox.

Happy Dropboxing or Google Driving – whatever your choice give one of them a try.  Never, ever again lose data or those all important photographs that can never be replaced.

If you would like to take advantage of a free trial on Dropbox and see what all the fuss is about click here – then blog back and tell me what you think!

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