I’m watching the world wonder about Google Drive and MS SkyDrive etc and how they compare to DropBox.
I may be alone in this point of view but in the short term I’m not worried about these offerings. I’ve been using both Google Docs and Microsoft offerings for a while now, but they both don’t deliver something that DropBox got right early, application API integration. As a place to pop a file and have it everywhere, neither Google or MS offer the convience that DropBox does. It works on my desktop, my laptop, my Blackberry, my iPad, my iPhone, my Android phone…. It works with the APPS on those devices too. And as we are learning, APPS are key.
Somehow I just don’t see that level of integration with either product above.
And from a team approach the DropBox offering may still missing some security features, but my executives love it, my team use it daily and you know what. I’m not responsible for DR on any of it! Talk about a deal.
So for now, get your free space, it is always useful. But my money is with DropBox.