File Sharing: What’s Your Sawbuck?

One of the main apps that business needs today to support operations and information flow is cloud storage and file sharing apps, like DropBox and OneDrive.
I can remember dropping a floppy disk into a cardboard envelope and mailing it to someone because they needed a copy of the file I was working on. The next thing I knew, I was able to mail a link to a file on my cloud storage app to a colleague across the country, while I was on the phone with her, and see the changes she was making, nearly real time. Everything that happened in between is a blur. I took a poll recently in the Facebook group, State of the Executive Assistant asking what they used for file sharing, with the ability to select multiple apps, if applicable. Here are the results.

Dropbox, OneDrive, and Google Drive are still the clear leaders. I believe that is because they’ve been around the longest in a stable form and are easy to access by most users without special training. According to Datanyze (, market share shakes out like this.

File Sharing Survey Results

While not wholly inconsistent with our results, the industry survey puts OneDrive farther behind DropBox and Google Drive. This survey also polled a wider career demographic.

Your sawbucks are Google Drive, DropBox, Box and OneDrive.

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