What are the differences between Google Drive and ShareFile?

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

Google Drive

It is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google in the year 2012. It allows users to store files, share files and synchronize files on different devices. In order to access and use a Google drive account, you would need to set up a G-mail account.

Once you've set up your Google account, you can access Google Drive by going to http://drive.Google.com in your web browser.

Features

The features of Google Drive are as follows −

  • Sync Your All Files

  • Save to Google Drive

  • Save Gmail Attachments

  • Work Offline

  • Convert PDFs to Docs

  • Share with Others

  • Scan Documents

  • Upgrade to Google One from Drive

Advantages

The advantages of Google Drive are as follows −

  • Google drive is providing cloud storage to store your documents

  • No need to save your documents. Whenever you edit some documents in Google drive, there is no fear of not saving it, as it is automatically saved

  • Google Drive is also an offline feature for users with a Google Chrome Browser.

  • Google Drive initially gives 15 GB of free storage space to users, which is more than enough for the average user.

  • Documents that are created and stored on Google Drive are shared with other Google users with a single click. Documents can also be shared with the general public as Google will generate a custom hyperlink for you.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Google Drive are as follows −

  • If we want more than 15GB of storage users need to purchase the storage.

  • Even though Google is offering paid storage of up to 30 terabytes, it has a restriction in place that files larger than 5 terabytes cannot be viewed within Google Drive.

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 ShareFile and Google Drive are as follows −

ShareFileGoogle Drive
It was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 by later owned by Citrix System in 2011Google Drive is owned by Google LLC in the year 2012
It offers 10 GB for a 30 days free trial.Google Drive offers 15 GB storage for free
ShareFile maximum storage size is unlimited.Maximum storage capacity is 30 TB.
ShareFile provides File Synchronization and cloud storage service.Google Drive provides file hosting service and cloud storage service.
It offers a maximum file size of 10 GB to 100 GB according to plans.The maximum file size in Google Drive is 5TB.
ShareFile is still in use.Google Drive is still in use and most of the people will use it because of 15GB free space.
ShareFile has less number of users.Google Drive has more users.
raja
Updated on 21-Mar-2022 07:08:43

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