What's the difference between Google Drive and Dropbox? Google Drive is a cloud storage service. You can store documents, photos, and other digital information in their cloud. Dropbox is a file-sharing service. You may be able to store files, but you can only access them elsewhere using the file's URL. Google Play is your way to browse, play games, and interact with other apps. All the content is stored there. Dropbox is free for 10 GB. Dropbox is priced at 3.99 per month. Read a detailed explanation on Dropbox. When you click and share your PDF file on Google Drive, it will show up as a “Share” link. And Google Drive saves your link as your “clipboard”. You may use your clipboard to paste the PDF document into different apps and share it across the internet without typing anything. As we've shown in the previous topic, it's very practical because you can have multiple documents on your phone. Read the whole tutorial on Google Drive. Using Google Drive for PDF Viewing If your document is protected, you can open any PDF file in your Google Drive or Dropbox, as long as the URL you copy is in plain text. You can download to your computer in any way, including a download to your computer or network drive in windows. You can add files and folders to your Google Drive or Dropbox on any computer, not just your phone via a network drive. Just have a Google Drive account. Go to your Dropbox folder on your computer. Google Drive will automatically display the folder in your Google Drive. Open the PDF file and browse it. Right click and choose Copy link to clipboard . Click the copied Copy link link. Then paste the link to your clipboard into your application. How to Convert a PDF file with the link Step 14. Open in Google Drive. Step 16. Now we are in Dropbox. Step 18. The PDF that you have just downloaded in Google Drive (copy the link, right click and Download. You do not need to sign up for a Dropbox account first). What the link in the title of the article is Step 1.