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Cloud Wars

Google Drive is yet another Google ambition to own all our data and make it accessible from everywhere.

Admittedly, 100GB for 4.99/month is a steal. We’ll never have to buy an external hard drive again.

But the central flaw to Google Drive is simplicity. People want more than tons of space. They want tools that make it super easy to store and share stuff. That’s why the DropBox right click share feature is key.

DropBox is an amazing product. It was the first in seamless backup and is more importantly, well designed and mobile. All my Instagram photos automatically save there.

DropBox is Apple’s real iCloud service. It looks and integrates with all Apple products as if it were part of the family.

The online hard drive is no different than the plethora of external hard drives. It’s a matter of choice. If you like space and a dumping ground for backup go with Google. If you like design, shortcuts, and simplicity use DropBox. iCloud is still a service that doesn’t feel optimized yet.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.