What are the differences between Amazon Drive and ShareFile?

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


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.


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


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.


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.

Amazon Drive

Amazon is one of the most used online retail businesses started in the year 1994 as an online bookstore. Now it has become the world’s one of the largest online retail businesses that is spread in almost all countries of the world. This transformation is due to the strategic planning & strategic execution by the Amazon team over a period of more than 20 years.

Amazon followed the strategies given below to improve the business

  • Strategy

  • Execution

  • Culture

  • Structure

Amazon Drive, called Amazon Cloud Drive is a cloud storage application which is managed by Amazon. The service offers by Amazon cloud drive is secure cloud storage, file backup, file sharing, and Photo printing

The Amazon cloud drive gives only 5 GB data for storage at initial level. After they charge as per their conditions they can take an additional charge of USD 0.50 per year for extra GB storage to the Amazons Clouds.

Amazon announced the storage service in the year 2011, with the help of Amazon drive the files and folders can be transferred and managed from multiple devices including web browsers, desktop applications, mobiles, and tablets.


The advantages of Amazon Drive are as follows −

  • It is very simple to use.

  • Amazon Drive can be accessed from any device that is connected to the internet.

  • It has the support of Amazon.

  • Good storage space.


The disadvantages of Amazon Drive are as follows −

  • Expand the space for free users.

  • It is good if it has an option to edit files in the cloud.


The major differences between ShareFile and Amazon Drive are as follows −

ShareFileAmazon Drive
It was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 by later owned by Citrix System in 2011Amazon Drive was launched in the year 2011 by Amazon.
It offers 10 GB for a 30 days free trial.Amazon Drive offers 5 GB free storage space
ShareFile maximum storage size is unlimited.Amazon Drive offers 30 TB maximum storage space for paid.
ShareFile is used worldwide.Amazon Drive is used in all countries except Mexico and China.
ShareFile provides File Synchronization and cloud storage service.Amazon Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
ShareFile is used to store all types of files.In Amazon Drive, we will specifically store photos.
It offers a maximum file size of 10 GB to 100 GB according to plans.Amazon Drive allows a maximum file size of 2GB can be uploaded through the web and 50 GB through drive application.
ShareFile is used in small and large organizationAmazon Drive used to store personal data.
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 06:51:13