Dropbox vs Google Drive

I was wondering if I should move from Dropbox to Google Drive. One day later I installed Drive application on my PC and I noticed Google Docs apps on my android phone was updated to Drive app. It gave me instant access to the files I already had in my docs account, which is good.

Dropbox has Public folder, where you can share documents, images and other files to your friends easily. Google Drive lacks this kind easy ”right click file -> copy public link” feature. This alone will make me stay with Dropbox, for now. Who knows if they implement such feature in the future.

Me and Dropbox

I have been using Dropbox since 2009, so I’m no stranger to it. I am using it to share random files and screenshots with friends, but there is one thing that bugs me when it comes to Dropbox. There is no internal way to see how many people have clicked the public link to a file hosted on my Dropbox account. I know you can use URL-shortener to see how many times a link has been accessed. Even though there isn’t a feature like this implemented in Dropbox, I’m not going to stop using it, but it would be great tool to have. I’m a fan of stats.

While I’m on the subject, it’s good to have it added for Playstation 3. I like this addition and most likely I will use it a lot when I need to move files from my laptop to my PS3. I have also linked my Android tablet, Asus Transformer and my cellphone, ZTE Blade to my Dropbox so I can easily move files between them. It’s so easy to move pictures taken with cellphone to Dropbox so I can share them instantly with my friends. Dropbox introduced a new instant upload feature in their new Android app, which I like. They are going to right direction with the features!