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Google Drive

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Any happy users here?
    I'll try to Drive Google soon. Are you?
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Google and Apple battling over control of my life.
     
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Probably not:
    2G plus extras for people who sign up with you, PLUS heaps of aware apps at Dropbox
    5G plus extras for people who sign up with you at Sugarsync, great for sharing
    50G if you got on board at box.net at the right time, or 5G normally, and lots of collaboration/sharing opportuniy
    25G if you were quick enough to claim it on your old Skydrive, and 7G if you were not.

    I think, for once, Google has been behind the 8-Ball instead of in front of it. I'll take a look but I'm already using the four I've mentioned, and they suit me well.
     
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  4. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    I think I'll go with Apple. They want to sell me stuff, and sometimes I can say no. Google Drive would mean Google indexing my docs so they can sell me. No thanks.
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I'm with ya. It's bad enough that I use gmail and the google search engine.

    I've been using Dropbox. Pretty easy to use.
     
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  6. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    I agree - Dropbox just works.
     
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  7. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

    410
    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Ricky
    I tried it. Skydrive works just as well and has 25Gb of storage so Google Drive is a no go.
     
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I feel like a Luddite. What do you people use these things for?
     
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  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I use Dropbox to sync and move files between my work laptop, Tab, 'phone, desktop and the netbook under the TV in the drawing room.
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Anything that I want on all my computers/devices. For example, I have a budget program which is dropbox aware, so I can store its database on dropbox. that means I can access the exact same database on my imac and on my MBP.

    Another example. I have a truckload of ebooks, I keep them in a few places, so that I don't lose them.
     
  11. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I upload photos to it, and send a link to people that I want to give access to the photos. Or send them an invite to join that particular Dropbox folder. Much faster than burning photos to CD or emailing them.
     
  12. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    Off site RAW file storage. I'm not so interested in synching - I just want a back up for all my RAW files that's not in the house.