Google drive - Top 4 Alternatives (Mar 2022)

Google drive Review
ITQlick Score: 99/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.8/5)
Pricing: 2/10 - low cost
Category: File Sharing -> Google drive -> Google drive competitors
Ranking:Ranked 1 out of 27 File Sharing systems
Company: Google
Pricing: starts at $1.99 per month
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Mobile, Cloud
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Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Mar 07, 2022

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Google Drive faces competition in software solutions like Dropbox Business, Box, OneDrive by Microsoft, and pCloud. Based on key aspects, Google Drive is compared with its competitors below:
  • Deployment and Support: Google Drive can be deployed on PC (Mac and Windows) and mobile (Android and iOS). Dropbox, Box, pCloud, and OneDrive can all be deployed on mobile and PC, with pCloud offering support for Linux. Google Drive offers 24/7 live rep, FAQ section, Help Desk, and email support. Dropbox offers live 24/7 chat and phone support, mail support, and Help Desk, while pCloud supports only FAQ, email support, and Help Desk. OneDrive offers phone and email support, while Box offers 24/7 chat and live support.
  • Cost: Google Drive pricing is cost-friendly compared to most of its competition. The least package starts at $2 monthly, while Box and OneDrive have their least pricing offer pegged at $5 monthly. Dropbox and pCloud do not disclose their pricing details. Google Drive does offer a free version, like all the others, but does not have a free trial option.
  • Functionality: Google Drive compares favorably with its competitors in terms of functionality and features. However, the software does not support features like file conversion, OCR, archiving and retention, and file recovery as Box and Dropbox. OneDrive also does not support the aforementioned features, and pCloud offers only file conversion among the options.
  • Cloud or Physical: Google Drive is cloud-native, meaning that all its features are entirely cloud-based, as all its competitors also are. Customers/Industries: Google Drive targets small, average, and large-scale businesses, catering for organizations sized between 1 and over 1000. Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive also target businesses of all sizes. pCloud is focused on individuals and small-sized businesses, favoring sizes below 500.
  • Scalability: Google Drive compares favorably with the competition in the aspect of scaling businesses. The free version offered by most of the competitors helps much smaller businesses organize data.
  • Popularity: Drive is a household name in tech today, used by over 1 billion people and built on Android devices. The software is more readily available compared to others, hence, more popular.

Google drive alternatives - for low budget, SMBs and global businesses

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Google drive that are worth checking out: OneDrive for SMBs, Microsoft SharePoint for large size business, WeTransfer for growing companies, and

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Google d...
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$1.99 per month
Functionality
3
Best for SMBs
OneDrive
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4/10
License pricing
$1.99 per month
Functionality
5
Best for Enterprise
Microsof...
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
92/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$5 per user/month
Functionality
29
Growing
WeTransfer
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per person/month
Functionality
4

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.