Google Drive vs Dropbox vs OneDrive vs SugarSync Cloud Storage Comparison (Updated)

Google Drive launched with a very competitively cheap cloud storage price and 5 GB free storage space. Now the free space offered by Google Drive is 15 GB. Until the launch of Google Drive, Dropbox was considered (is still considered a strong competitor and I am going to stick with them) by many as the hands down winner in the cloud storage service provider. With some of its unique features which were not provided by the competition than, Dropbox was adopted by the masses soon. After the launch of Dropbox, some services did came up that offered quite similar feature sets, like SugarSync, but for some reason, they were not that much popular.

Cloud Storage Comparison

Earlier, I have covered five free cloud storage services, that are worthy to keep your files safely on the cloud. But with the advent of Google Drive, by one of the largest organization on the Internet, who are having tons of resources in their hands, it becomes very important to analyze the scenario again. It’s now time to do a fresh cloud storage comparison between all the popular cloud storage services to see who offers what. Here’s a basic comparison between Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive and SugarSync.

Cloud Storage Comparison

Google Drive Dropbox OneDrive SugarSync
Free Storage 15 GB 2 GB (+ 500 MB per
referral up to 18 GB)
5 GB Free storage space not offered anymore
Minimum Upgrade Price 100 GB at $1.99/month 1 TB at $9.99/month 50 GB at $1.99/month 100 GB at $7.49/month
Share Folders Yes Yes Yes Yes
Online File Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desktop App Windows, Mac OS X Windows, Mac OS X, Linux Windows, Mac OS X Windows, Mac OS X
Mobile App Android, iOS Android, iOS, Windows Phone Android, iOS, Windows Phone Android, iOS
Developer Tools/API Yes Yes Yes Yes

These are some of the basic points that matters most for users while considering a cloud storage service. (I’ll try to update the table with more data as and when needed.)

Which service(s) are you using? Which features are important for you while considering a cloud service? Tell us in the comments below.