Dropbox vs Drive

Is Dropbox a falling star? The benefit of it was simple, it was FREE and much harder to lose than a flashdrive. It also allowed selective sharing. The downside is that it took effort to share things and was stingy with it’s storage as per the freemium business model. I for one found it’s endless resource hogging on my Mac Air a pain as it endlessly gobbled down bandwith. The secondary issue being the pathetic upload data rates in Australia …

Now Google Drive seems somewhat more useful these days. Finally they’ve got over their hate of folders. We can now dump tons of stuff in there … and connect it to our workflows. In fact, what I’ve noticed among the cool kids, is a shift to use Drive (and nested docs) in preference to Dropbox. It’s perhaps due to one thing – the ability to inherit permissions and thus make sharing both collaborative and closed documents with a knowledge network easier than ever – for those of us who are interested in using technology to drive a process, not simply read email or photograph our lunch.