“Nothing has changed the way I use computers in the last few years more than Dropbox. The ability to get at my files from anywhere has made a huge difference. But it’s the cloud — not Dropbox specifically — that has made the difference,” Larry Seltzer writes for BetaNews. “Any cloud storage service that also supported all the platforms I need would do as well… wouldn’t it?”
“About a year ago I gave Box and Google Drive serious attempts. I thought Box’s software was awful. Google Drive was OK as was SkyDrive, but at the time Dropbox seemed the best deal because the software was drop-dead simple and many of the people I was working with already used it,” Seltzer writes. “I have a 200GB Dropbox account, the subscription for which expires in October, so I thought I would re-evaluate things.
Seltzer writes, “It’s also worth mentioning that many people instinctively think of Apple’s iCloud for such comparisons, but iCloud isn’t really a cloud service in the same way as this. Think of iCloud more as a set of synchronization protocols, along with some specialized feature backup, and you’ll understand it better… The one thing I’m sure I’ll do is move from Dropbox. For the top dollar that it charges, it doesn’t offer much that’s special. Its software is still really good, but all the others are at least close now. It’s time to move on.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]