Differentiate between OneDrive and ShareFile

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Let us understand the concepts of OneDrive and ShareFile before learning the differences between them.

OneDrive

OneDrive is a Microsoft cloud service which connects all your files. It helps us to store and protect our files, share them with others and we can access them from anywhere. It is a file hosting service available in 107 languages.

It was launched in 2007 by Microsoft as a web version of office. It offers 5GB of storage space for free and a paid version offers a space of 100 GB, 1 TB, and 6 TB available either separately or with Office 365 subscriptions.

Features

The features of OneDrive are as follows −

  • Larger sized documents can be shared

  • It has access control and permission management features.

  • It is a cost effective software and also reliable with content management

  • Syncing your data files to your OneDrive app

  • Resolved syncing issue

  • Sharing files with others

Advantages

The advantages of OneDrive are as follows −

  • One drive is an affordable service

  • It provides a large amount of storage for very less.

  • Access with mobile and desktop which makes it very convenient

  • Remote Access and File sharing concept

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of OneDrive are as follows −

  • Its integrations into other operating systems,

  • Uploading file with larger size takes time.

  • Document management is slightly difficult

  • Syncing issues can occur.

  • User interface could be improved.

  • OneDrive email app can focus more on spam filtering.

ShareFile

ShareFile was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 and was later owned by Citrix system in the year 2011. It can be integrated with any third party applications and current file storage systems to ensure flexible and synchronous file storage, modification, saving, sending and retrieval of files. It accommodates the secure sending of large files, with the ability to send and receive files of up to 100 GB in size.

It helps us to access the files from any device, mobile or desktop, allowing you to work anywhere. We can also add an e-signature feature to our documents, provide tracking tools and get notified when files are received.

Features

The features of ShareFile are as follows −

  • ShareFile Sync

  • Desktop Widget

  • Version Control

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Compliance

  • Tracking

  • Document Archiving

  • Document Assembly

  • Document Indexing

  • Document Retention

  • e-Signature

  • File Recovery

Advantages

The advantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • We can share documents

  • Unlimited storage

  • Send and receive files in a more safe and secure way.

  • Software includes a number of features.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • Difficult to non-tech people to handle

  • Outlook extension of ShareFile is not good

  • Sometimes documents are shown as corrupted and forced to reload.

  • Transferring takes a lot of time.

Differences

The major differences between OneDrive and ShareFile are as follows −

OneDrive
ShareFile
OneDrive was launched by Microsoft in the year 2007.
ShareFile was owned by Citrix systems in the year 2005.
OneDrive offers 5 GB free storage space.
ShareFile offers 30 days free trial for maximum storage size is 10 GB.
OneDrive provides 5 TB maximum storage space for the paid version.
ShareFile maximum storage size is unlimited.
OneDrive provides a maximum file size of 100 GB.
ShareFile maximum file is 10 GB to 100 GB based on plans.
One Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
ShareFile provides file synchronization service and file sharing service.
OneDrive is used to store both professional and personal data.
ShareFile used to store professional data.
OneDrive provides 500 MB free storage far referral up to 5 GB.
ShareFile has no referral system.
raja
Updated on 22-Mar-2022 12:33:01

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