Are you excited about Google Drive?
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- As I posted in another comment:
For Google Drive to be a serious competitor of Dropbox, it would need
- Selective sync
- File history (not just deleted, but also changed files)
- Offline Docs editor capabilities
- Unlimited file size and type uploads
- File/folder sharing with individuals, circles or public
- Reasonable pricing (keep the $5 per 20GB and throw in 5GB for free)
Most important: - Full integration of Docs, Video, Picasa, Music, Books, Gmail, etc, I don't want all these different apps and methods to know what I want to see or share, want it all in one place.
If they won't offer all that, I'm afraid I won't use it for anything but to backup my backups...Mar 31, 2012
- it will be in time ! :PMar 31, 2012
- I say, you can never have too much cloud storage, especially free!! Instead of thinking of multiple providers as an aggravation, think of it as security or insurance. Divide up your data so, if your account gets hacked, no one gets access to everything. Likewise, if a provider goes under, you don't have to start from scratch to find a place to hold all of it.
+Sophia Burns They don't necessarily need to put them all physically in one place as much as they need to display them all in one place &, when you choose what you want to access, it brings up the appropriate tool - much like file associations on your computer.
I'd also add cross-platform to your list to include Windows/Mac/Linux desktops as well as mobile that should probably include Android/iOS/WinPhone at minimum.
I'm ready...bring it on!Mar 31, 2012
- You're welcome. The problem is that all of this is just rumors now and hopeful thinking. In the past Google was planning a similar service, but it never happened. They put some of the work into Google Docs and allowed the upload of any file type. We can wait and hope for the best!Mar 31, 2012
- You have a high standard for what would make something able to compete with Dropbox. Dropbox does not even have all of the features that you mentioned (i.e. selective sync, reasonable price, & full integration with all kinds of other services. It does not seem logical that because it does not perform technological miracles that it cannot steal some market share from Dropbox. It might make more sense if you said, "If it does not have all of the items on my wish list, then I see no reason to bother with the hassel of switching services." But Google will likely gain some ground quickly because of the position they already hold in the cyber world.Mar 31, 2012
- Actually Dropbox does have every feature I mentioned :) And I think you will agree with me that Google has never been content with playing second fiddle to anybody...Mar 31, 2012