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5 Best Alternatives to Google Drive

About Google Drive

Store your files securely and open or edit them from any device using Google Drive.

Relevance to Remote Workers

None

Google Drive Alternative 1 - Dropbox
A central place to access and share files.
Dropbox - Alternative 1 to Dropbox
About & Top features
Starting with a consumer-facing app, Dropbox introduced cloud storage for businesses in a big way. It has a simple UI, allows unlimited storage, and can be accessed across devices. It integrates with a wide number of tools and has significant API presence for any custom usage.
Pricing
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use Dropbox

If you are already using GSuite, then Drive might be a better bet. However, Dropbox's ease of use and easy syncing features make it a serious contender otherwise.

Relevance to remote workers
None
Pros
  • Easy Installation
  • Effortless File Synchronization
  • Shows History Of Actions
Cons
  • Requires Internet for every task
Google Drive Alternative 2 - BlockDoc
Decentralized document manager with private sharing
BlockDoc - Alternative 2 to BlockDoc
About & Top features
BlockDoc is a decentralized document manager where you can easily share files privately with anyone. The owner can edit, share and delete the file. Other user who have access to the files can only view the files.
Pricing
  • Free
When to use BlockDoc

Anyone can store and share documents.

Relevance to remote workers
This tool helps everyone store documents securely and share with anyone around the world without giving up privacy.
Google Drive Alternative 3 - Starfiles
File sharing done simple
Starfiles - Alternative 3 to Starfiles
About & Top features
File sharing done simple. Accountless file sharing with no limits. Share files easily for free on Starfiles
Pricing
  • Free
When to use Starfiles

Starfiles is perfect for when you need to quickly share a file

Relevance to remote workers
Starfiles is perfect for remote working as it lets you send files to others
Google Drive Alternative 4 -  Box
Simple, secure file sharing and collaboration from anywhere.
 Box - Alternative 4 to  Box
About & Top features
Since its inception, Box offered cloud storage services tailored to businesses. This difference in target audience as compared to Dropbox reflects in the making of the product and structure of the company - more focus on security, tool integrations, and great customer service. As Dropbox continues to expand in businesses, it has become a competitor - but Box is the experienced player in this market.
Pricing
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use Box

For firms where security is critical, Box is a great product

Relevance to remote workers
None
Pros
  • Unlimited storage
  • Large number of integrations
  • Good customer support
Cons
  • Doesn't have online editing built-in. Changes have to be made offline and then synced
Google Drive Alternative 5 - OneDrive
Cloud storage offering by Microsoft.
OneDrive - Alternative 5 to OneDrive
About & Top features
Cloud storage offering by Microsoft, it naturally syncs very well with all Microsoft 365 products - both online and offline versions. It offers 1TB per user and is a decent product, but given the other options in the space, might not be your preferred choice. Makes sense though if a lot of work in your team involves using Microsoft products.
Pricing
When to use OneDrive

Is a great fit when your team extensively uses Microsoft products

Relevance to remote workers
None
Pros
  • 1 TB of storage from the lowest plans
  • Integrates very well with widely used Microsoft products
Cons
  • Its offline syncing outside of Microsoft products is not very reliable
  • Might experience a few lags while editing
A central place to access and share files.
Dropbox - Alternative 1 to OneDrive
Top features
Starting with a consumer-facing app, Dropbox introduced cloud storage for businesses in a big way. It has a simple UI, allows unlimited storage, and can be accessed across devices. It integrates with a wide number of tools and has significant API presence for any custom usage.
Pricing
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use Dropbox

If you are already using GSuite, then Drive might be a better bet. However, Dropbox's ease of use and easy syncing features make it a serious contender otherwise.

Relevance to remote workers
None
Pros
  • Easy Installation
  • Effortless File Synchronization
  • Shows History Of Actions
Cons
  • Requires Internet for every task
Decentralized document manager with private sharing
BlockDoc - Alternative 2 to OneDrive
Top features
BlockDoc is a decentralized document manager where you can easily share files privately with anyone. The owner can edit, share and delete the file. Other user who have access to the files can only view the files.
Pricing
  • Free
When to use BlockDoc

Anyone can store and share documents.

Relevance to remote workers
This tool helps everyone store documents securely and share with anyone around the world without giving up privacy.
File sharing done simple
Starfiles - Alternative 3 to OneDrive
Top features
File sharing done simple. Accountless file sharing with no limits. Share files easily for free on Starfiles
Pricing
  • Free
When to use Starfiles

Starfiles is perfect for when you need to quickly share a file

Relevance to remote workers
Starfiles is perfect for remote working as it lets you send files to others
Simple, secure file sharing and collaboration from anywhere.
 Box - Alternative 4 to OneDrive
Top features
Since its inception, Box offered cloud storage services tailored to businesses. This difference in target audience as compared to Dropbox reflects in the making of the product and structure of the company - more focus on security, tool integrations, and great customer service. As Dropbox continues to expand in businesses, it has become a competitor - but Box is the experienced player in this market.
Pricing
Reviews & Testimonials
When to use Box

For firms where security is critical, Box is a great product

Relevance to remote workers
None
Pros
  • Unlimited storage
  • Large number of integrations
  • Good customer support
Cons
  • Doesn't have online editing built-in. Changes have to be made offline and then synced
Cloud storage offering by Microsoft.
OneDrive - Alternative 5 to OneDrive
Top features
Cloud storage offering by Microsoft, it naturally syncs very well with all Microsoft 365 products - both online and offline versions. It offers 1TB per user and is a decent product, but given the other options in the space, might not be your preferred choice. Makes sense though if a lot of work in your team involves using Microsoft products.
Pricing
When to use OneDrive

Is a great fit when your team extensively uses Microsoft products

Relevance to remote workers
None
Pros
  • 1 TB of storage from the lowest plans
  • Integrates very well with widely used Microsoft products
Cons
  • Its offline syncing outside of Microsoft products is not very reliable
  • Might experience a few lags while editing