How to Connect and Sync Google Drive with Dropbox [Automated]

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If you're an avid user of popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive, at times, you must have stored common data on both these platforms. Generally, we have to do it manually. But what if we connect both these accounts and sync the data on an automated basis? Sounds good? Well, there are several ways to do that and the good thing is that you don't need to be an expert techie to do that. Depending on your preference and workflow, you can choose one of these methodologies to easily connect and sync your Google Drive and Dropbox accounts. Needless to say, if you're syncing a large amount of data, you need to decent broadband connection to ensure updated copies are maintained seamlessly without any delay. I'll strongly advise you to try all the options listed below so that you can get a fair idea about which one is working in the best possible way. So, let's get started and automate syncing of our vital data across these two popular cloud storage services using one of the toolsets.

Method #1: Use a Google Chrome Extension

If you're an avid user of Google Chrome web browser, this is perhaps the best option for you. Install this extension which directly integrates tightly with the web interface of Google Drive giving you enough flexibility to manage and sync files across multiple cloud storage services.

Google Chrome extension for cloud storage syncing

Once installed, authorize and connect both the Google Drive and Dropbox accounts. Thereafter, real-time data syncing can be enabled for both the services.

Bi-directional data updating is supported by the extension. In simple words, if a file is updated on Google Drive, its corresponding file on Dropbox is automatically updated as well and vice versa. Through its unified Google Drive interface, one can access and browse completely synced files database which is replicated on multiple external storage services like Dropbox.

It also supports other popular cloud storage services like OneDrive and Box.

Method #2: Create a Custom or Premade IFTTT Recipe

If you've never used IFTTT service, you're going to love it to the core. It's not just handy for the solution we're looking for but can also be used to create tons of custom solutions to ease your online workflow. So, let's get started and see how it can be used for connecting both Google Drive and Dropbox accounts.

Custom IFTTT recipe for Google Drive and Dropbox syncing

So, here's how to do it.

Step 1: Open this custom IFTT recipe for automating syncing across both the platforms.

Step 2: You'll be asked to authorize both Google Drive and Dropbox accounts so that IFTTT service can access them on your behalf to complete the integration and syncing process.

Authorize channels on IFTTT

During the authorization process, you're directed to the parent cloud storage service website for a secure and safe login procedure.

Step 3: Once, both the channels are connected and authorized, you can specify an optional (highly recommended) folder name which will be synced by the IFTTT recipe.

Syncing folder for IFTTT recipe

You can name it whatever you like provided it doesn't conflict with an existing folder name. Then click the add button to complete the process.

All the files added to this folder within your Dropbox account are automatically synced across the Google Drive account. There's another custom IFTTT recipe more or less similar to this one which provides more control while connecting and syncing the two accounts.

Method #3: Connect and Sync Through MultCloud Application

If you're not a fan of browser extensions or a web-based service, use this powerful and free cloud storage syncing application which works seamlessly right on your desktop.

The application's free version is good enough for general users and enables easy connection and file syncing between Google Drive and Dropbox services.

MultCloud cloud syncing application

Once you've authorized and connected both the cloud storage services, a centralized management interface enables you to easily transfer files in both the directions without any problems.

Data syncing ensures you get the latest copy of the file regardless of the platform you fetch it from. Power users can also connect multiple storage services and can use the free space available on these platforms in a combined form.

Its scheduling feature is helpful for arranging automated large data transfer required at fixed intervals.

Method #4: Use Multiple Zapier Triggers & Actions for Data Syncing

Another handy option to connect Google Drive and Dropbox with data syncing option is Zapier. You can integrate both the services through it and can activate multiple zaps to sync files across both the cloud storage services.

Zapier integration for Google Drive and Dropbox

You can use several different workflows (zaps) comprised of custom triggers and actions to connect, transfer and sync files on both the platform in multiple ways. You can choose the ones that best match with your requirements.

One can also sync a single folder through this integration instead of focusing on the entire cloud storage space. It also enables you to create custom trigger and actions sequence to complete the syncing task in the best possible way.

It's one of the best and user-friendly services to integrate and sync Google Drive and Dropbox data.

Method #5: Sync Files & Folders Through cloudHQ Service

The free plan of this extremely powerful and feature-packed cloud integration service can be used to connect and sync both Google Drive and Dropbox accounts. It's best suited for professionals and small businesses.

cloudHQ cloud storage integration service

One can use this service both for backing up the data as well as to connect and sync the important files. Administrators can also create a central shared folder to let other users access the synced data in an easy way.

Professionals can also take advantage of custom apps that tightly integrate various Google services with external applications to save both time and money. I liked its web interface which is easy-to-use, accessible and works seamlessly.

Businesses using Google Apps must try this solution to connect and sync their data stored on Dropbox and Google Drive.

Method #6: Combine & Sync via SecureBeam Application

Another promising solution to connect and sync both these cloud storage services is SecureBeam. It can run on desktops, tablets and smartphones making it a versatile app that syncs your data no matter which device you're using it on.

SecureBeam cloud integration application

The integration steps for connecting and syncing both Google Drive and Dropbox are dead simple through this application. Even a layman can complete it on his smartphone in a few easy steps.

Its free plan combines up to 18 GB combined space from both the storage services which is good enough for general users. Syncing is fully automated and is secure from intruders.

Its premium plans offer several vital features like fail-safe data backup and an agile support service.


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