Google Drive vs OneDrive


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Google Drive
Online file storage and syncing service working as a file system for other Google's services. Allows to sync files between all your computers and mobile devices or collaborate on files with your team and partners. Version control, OCR, powerful online viewer. Provides 5 GB free disk space. Google Drive free alternatives are: OneDrive, Box, Dropbox
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OneDrive
Tools for online file/docs storage and collaboration. Contains Web versions of Microsoft office editors (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote). Excel web version allows simultaneous document editing in real time. OneDrive alternatives for enterprise are: Box, Office 365, Sharepoint.
Comparing Google Drive vs OneDrive is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Google Drive has better video than OneDrive



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like OneDrive has more user-friendly interface than Google Drive because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Drive is more popular than OneDrive

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users (in 2017)
- Google Drive gets a new Backup & Sync desktop app (in 2017)
- Google updated Drive with a focus on its business users (in 2017)
- Google Drive gets intelligent search (in 2016)
- Microsoft gives Apple Users OneDrive For Business Access (in 2015)
- Google Drive adds OpenDocument support, sending files as attachments (in 2014)
- Google Drive for desktop now allows to launch files in preferred applications (in 2014)
- Office 365 gets unlimited OneDrive storage. (in 2014)
- OneDrive unifies access to business and personal files (in 2014)
- Google launched Drive for Work with unlimited storage (in 2014)

Looks like Google Drive was recently more active than OneDrive (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Drive and OneDrive meet head to head:

2014 - Google Drive for desktop now allows to launch files in preferred applications to defeate OneDrive


File storage service Google Drive now allows users to more easily launch the files they have saved in the cloud using their preferred desktop applications. The feature is available as an optional Chrome extension. Once installed, users will be able to right-click on applications stored in Google Drive and open them using a compatible application on their computer. Users must also have the latest version of the Drive app for Mac or PC installed and their files synced to the computer in order for the extension to work. Google says the new extension is rolling out over the next several days.