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Difference between Dropbox and OneDrive

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  • Last Updated : 13 Jun, 2022

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. It is one of the earliest cloud storage services. 2. OneDrive : OneDrive or Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting and synchronization service provided by the Microsoft. It gives the convenience to users for storing files, personal data and for sharing files. It offers 5 GB free storage space. It was launched by Microsoft in 2007. It is mostly used by professional workers to store the data related to work which might need more security. 
Difference between Dropbox and OneDrive:

It is owned by Dropbox Incorporation.It is owned by Microsoft Corporation.
It was developed by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.It was developed by Microsoft.
It was launched in June 2007.It was launched in August 2007.
It offers only 2 GB free storage space.It offers 5 GB free storage space.
It charges an amount of $9.99 per month for 2 TB additional storage.It charges an amount of $9.99 per month for 5 TB additional storage.
It supports less types of file formats.It supports more types of file formats.
It shares files through web applications.While it shares files through links.
It is compatible with all kinds of operating systems.It is compatible with some selected operating systems.
It uses block-syncing to update changes quickly.While it does not use block-syncing to update.
It does not allow to set expiry dates on files.While it allows to set expiry dates on links.
It has the referral program for gaining additional storage.While it does not have any such referral program.
Desktop file size upload limit is 2TB.Desktop file size upload limit is 250GB.
File transfer with Photoshop can be done using Dropbox.File transfer with Photoshop cannot be done using OneDrive.
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