Another feature that sets Google Drive ahead of Microsoft OneDrive is its storage space. Microsoft has
been edging back its storage capacity to lead to the current 5GB of free storage. Contrast that with Google
Drive’s 15GB of free storage. Further, Google Drive’s file size limit is 5TB while Microsoft OneDrive only offers
a whopping 10GB.
Okay, so things are all bad with Microsoft OneDrive, and things aren’t perfect with Google Drive either.
Microsoft OneDrive excels in offering a wealth of features with Office 365 and the compatibility with more
platforms than Google Drive or any other system currently out there for that matter. Google Drive can be
difficult to use if you need to access documents offline.
So, what do I think about these systems you might be thinking? Well, the review by PC Magazine
confirmed my bias for Google Drive. Earlier this year I took a class that focused on using Google products in
the classroom. It didn’t take long for me to see the incredible capabilities that the program had to enhance
my classroom. Further, for someone that is always pressed on time, ease of use/intuitive controls was
paramount. Before this time, I was a dyed in the wool Microsoft Office user. However, switching to Google
Drive has truly made my life easier. No longer do I have to think about where I am saving my documents or
worry about emailing myself or taking a flash drive home. Not to say OneDrive cannot do this, but Google
does this all for free. It’s hard to argue with that.