I’ve been a Dropbox user for a long time and have enjoyed it’s capabilities from a sharing and disaster-recovery perspective. The peace of mind knowing that all of my critical data is backed up into the cloud and can be readily accessed when I need it, and from anywhere in world, is incredible. The only problem that I have w/ Dropbox, and this has been a complaint since day one, it’s a huge resource hog. Even when I dial down my settings for the app it still seems to dominate my system resources. I hate this.
A while back I heard about Google‘s newest product, Google Drive. I decided to give it a test drive the other day and see how it stacked up to Dropbox, because for the most part I would completely shutdown Dropbox every morning anyway. Fast forward a week, and I have almost finished synchronizing my ginormous treasure trove of data to their cloud offering and it’s been a very nice experience. Definitely less of a resource hog, in my opinion. Anyway, just wanted to share this awesome new product from Google in case any of you are also frustrated w/ Dropbox.