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Difference between Dropbox and Google Drive

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1. Dropbox : 

Dropbox is a file hosting service provided by the American company Dropbox Incorporation. It offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. It was founded in 2007. Dropbox was developed by two MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It offers only 2 GB free storage space. Maximum file size is 100 MB for free, 2 GB for paid Plus plan 100 GB for paid Professional plan. It is one of the earliest cloud storage services. 

2. Google Drive : 

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service provided by the Google. It allows the users to store the files and personal data and to share the files. It offers 15 GB free storage space. It was launched by Google in 2012. It is used by almost each and every person which is somehow related to internet. Everyone uses this to store some professional and personal data. 

Difference between Dropbox and Google Drive:

It is owned by Dropbox Incorporation.It is owned by Google LLC.
It was developed by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.It was developed by Google.
It was launched in 2007.It was launched in 2012.
It offers only 2 GB free storage space.It offers 15 GB free storage space.
It charges an amount of $120 per year for 2 TB additional space.It charges only $100 per year for 2 TB additional space.
It supports less number of file types.It supports almost 30 types of different file formats.
It shares files through web applications.While it shares files through links.
It is compatible with all operating systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Blackberry etc.It is compatible with some selected operating systems like Windows, Mac and Android.
It uses block-syncing to update changes quickly.While it does not use block-syncing.
It syncs with Zoom.While it syncs with Google Hangouts Meets.
It has the referral program for gaining additional storage.While it does not have any referral program.
Multiple users cannot simultaneously edit a file at the same time.Multiple users can simultaneously edit a file at the same time.

Last Updated : 09 Dec, 2022
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