How do you find the different services? Google just dropped the price of its service to $120 per year for 1TB of storage, and I’m very tempted to switch/upgrade from my 50GB free space on Dropbox.
Searching the issue brings me many old or dateless articles, so I’m turning to the TM who have had experience with the services.
I primarily use Dropbox to share/synch photos. It syncs very well with my phone and desktop and family members get convenient alerts when something uploads. Does G’Drive do the same? What about the other services?
I also use it to keep files I work on on my laptop synched automatically to my desktop. Is the technology mature enough such that this is a trivial feat and all will do very well? Or are there differences I should be aware of?
Given the pricing, if I switch to Drive I’ll be able to drop an $80 GoToMyPC subscription. We have that in case we need to reach our NAS when travelling. But the NAS has the ability to synch with various cloud storage services, and Drive’s new price makes that feasible. Am I correct in assuming that by doing this we’ll have access to all our home files as long as we have an active Internet connection?
I can’t imagine there’s any security or other related concern (NSA notwithstanding and assuming strong passwords), but don’t have sufficient knowledge to not ask the question.
Lastly, we use a VPN (Private Internet Access) when away from home. It’s given us some issues when Outlook tries to connect to my Gmail address—will we likely face similar issues with Drive?
Other than price, *are *there major differences between the services?
(Here in GQ because I assume prettiness and abstract qualities aren’t likely relevant—that it’s a matter of features and use experience.)