For quite a while now, GreenMellen has used Dropbox as the backbone of it’s storage, backup, and file sharing needs. We have always enjoyed the ease and simplicity of sharing folders between team members and clients, and use it quite a bit. It also never phased us to spend a mere $9.99 / month to have a guaranteed backup of the files our livelihood depend on — chump change really, at least until Google released Google Drive.
Google Drive was a Dropbox contender at the get-go. Cheaper plans (100GB of Dropbox storage now runs you $9.99, while it’s half that at Google), better compatibility with other Google products such as Docs, and some sweet Evernote-style Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This means, if you scanned a document containing with the word “Atlanta”, you can search Drive for “Atlanta” and should uncover that document.
All very neat features worth considering, but when it comes down to it which app do you choose in the file sharing faceoff? To up the ante, Dropbox announced today that they have increased the amount of storage allotted for each plan — which still leaves them at a higher price point compared to Drive, but they are obviously poised and ready to compete with the newly released competitor.
Have you made a decision yet on which side you’re going to take? We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback!