Google Drive vs OneDrive

When it comes to purchasing storage space for your files, you want to make sure you get the best option.

Luckily for you, it doesn’t matter which option you’ve chosen with Dokkio, because we sync from Google Drive, OneDrive, Gmail, Box, Dropbox, Slack, Notion, and Microsoft Teams! That’s a whole lot of options.

But still, you want the most bang for your buck, so we’re here to help you decide.

The breakdown, summarized in bullet points from this article:

Google Drive:

  • File sharing + synchronization features
  • Ability to create, store, manage, and share documents across Google Workspace
  • Ability to code your own apps
  • Downloadable client able to sync folders directly from your desktop
  • Sync files across cloud storage for offline access
  • Downloadable on multiple different platforms and devices
  • Only accessible through web browsers on Desktop
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Google One: $2.99/month 200GB storage; $9.99/month 2TB; $99.99/month 10TB; $199.99/month 20TB; $299.99/month 30TB
  • Google Workspace: $6/month (Starter Plan); $20/month (Enterprise)

One Drive:

  • File syncing + collaboration features
  • Works with Microsoft Office
  • Downloadable across Windows + MacOS
  • Allows offline work
  • Real-time collaboration
  • OneDrive Basic: 5GB free storage; $1.99 per user/month 100GB
  • Microsoft 365: $6.99/month 1TB; $9.99/month 5TB
  • Microsoft 365 Business: $15 per user/month 1TB per user
  • OneDrive Business: cloud service without productivity platform; $5/user/month 1TB; $10/user/month unlimited storage

The best option is always to go with the one you feel more comfortable with. If you’ve been using Microsoft Word up until now and all Microsoft 365 Office productivity assets, you’ll probably be better off sticking to what you know, or the platform your company is using so that file types are shareable with your colleagues without any issues.

And again, no matter which platform you choose, Dokkio will still be able to organize it all for you for free, so feel free to try it out and see how much time it saves you at Dokkio!

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How to Prevent Cross-Site Leaks (XS Leaks) Attacks on Modern Web Browsers

Protecting your files and your privacy is a very serious matter. As you may have read here on Hacker News, there are apparently 14 new types of data leakage amongst different sites.

The modern web browsers affected currently include Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Opera, and Tor Browser.

The bug uses these browsers to allow a malicious website to glean personal data while you go about browsing other websites, allowing these hackers to see much of your personal info without you even knowing about it.

So, how to prevent this? Recommendations are to deny all messages/events from any website unless you are sure it is trustworthy. Restrict cookie, data, and other access websites may have to your info.

It is difficult to prevent completely as the problem lies on the browser/website’s end and its tracking allowances, however you can mitigate it by using extra secure browsers such as Mojeek, Searx, Swisscows, Qwant, DuckDuckGo, Brave, and others.

This is why we at Dokkio always maintain the utmost security in your files so you can rest safe in knowing that all of your files are always private and stay personal to you.

Visit us here to learn more or sign up for free now!

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Update! Dokkio now includes Microsoft Teams

Nobody asked, we listened. Just kidding – quite a few people and businesses asked for Microsoft Teams to be included in Dokkio!

All support, teams and channels are fully integrated, everything except for “shares”!

Now you can do everything you did in MT in Dokkio, but more organized and neatly.

Have you tried our new feature out yet? Thoughts and comments? Let us know in the comments!

How to Prevent Google Cloud Accounts Being Used by Hackers to Mine Cryptocurrency

You may have recently read here about compromised Google Cloud accounts being used to mine cryptocurrency.

In simple layman terms, hackers are exploiting Google accounts with no passwords or weak passwords to get inside the account easily, and then do what they wish with your account.

In some cases, they use the account to hike up Youtube views on a video, or install malware (6%), or mine for cryptocurrency (86%). No matter what their motive or purpose is, the good news is there are many ways to protect your account.

How to prevent it? Simply by strengthening your password or adding a password to your Google account. In most cases, this was the weak link that allowed hackers to be able to enter the Google accounts. (48% of the time). Passwords with letters, numbers, and symbols are the strongest – like “Puppy210!” If you have trouble remembering your passwords, we suggest writing it down in either a notebook or somewhere in your notes on your computer so it cannot be lost.

The other times the hackers were able to enter the Google account can be attributed to third-party software installed in the Cloud (26%) and Github credentials being leaked (4%).

To make sure your information is not stolen, never click on links from people you don’t know, or accounts that seem strange. Always check the URL and email user account of the person emailing you – Instagram/Gmail/Tiktok/Twitter etc will never send you a message asking you for your password and username.

To read more in depth, please visit the above link for the original article.

Here at Dokkio, we value your privacy and ensure that your login information and account is safe using multiple privacy practices and standards – we are also GDPR compliant. Questions or comments? Please comment here or visit us at our website.

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How To Manage Files in Google Drive Storage

Here at Dokkio, you can use our AI sorting system with many different platforms: Notion, Google Drive, Box, Slack, Gmail, and Dropbox.  

Let’s talk about how to manage your Google Drive files in storage.  

With Dokkio’s sorting system, you can easily sort through files that you’ve tagged as “unimportant” or in a category that you haven’t used in forever – neatly stored in one easily deletable “click”.  

Even if your files are all in an “uncategorized” category, you can still easily manage your Google Drive files in storage!  

In Dokkio, you can view your files in many different ways, suited to your needs. Let’s go through this together:  

  1. Simply click on “date edited” where the arrow shows here.  
  1. You will see a dropdown list. Click on the choice that best suits you and your files’ needs. For example, I tend to save files and forget about them, even though I haven’t touched them in decades. So for me, I’m going to sort by “oldest”, which means the older edited files which show first, and the newer edited files are last. 
  1. Since all my old files are now at the top, I can easily see the files I most likely no longer need and bulk delete them. Here I have selected the top files by clicking the box to the left of one of the files, holding “Shift” key and clicking the box to the left of the last file I’d like to delete. Note: this will highlight every file between the first file you clicked and the last, so if you do NOT want to delete all of the files in between, uncheck the ones you would like to keep. 
  1. Click “delete” and there you go! Your files are gone and that pesky Google Drive “not enough storage” warning notification will go away if you’ve deleted enough files. Deleting files on Dokkio will also delete the files from their content source, so make sure you do want to delete them!  

For managing and organizing your Google Drives further, make sure to use both the “tag” and “category tags” sections of Dokkio so our super powerful AI can properly sort and tag your items for you! Happy sorting. Was this helpful to you? Any questions or comments? Let us know in the comments below!  

How To Organize Your Work Files (for free!)

While keeping your personal files organized is important, keeping your work files
organized is arguably even more so. Whether you work at the office, at home, or
run your own business, keeping those files properly sorted is essential.
Knowing this, we created Dokkio, which is a computer software that sorts and
organizes through your files for you, currently for free, and can save you countless
hours of time.
The best part about Dokkio is it is at its most powerful the more files you sync to it –
it allows our state-of-the-art AI to filter through and sort your files even more
efficiently.
Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for Dokkio (it’s free!)
  2. Sync all your files from any of these platforms – Google Drive, Box, Notion, Dropbox, Gmail, OneDrive
  3. That’s it! Allow our algorithm to sort and filter through all your files – you can also help tweak it by adding tags, categories, and synonyms to help our AI organize your files even more efficiently.

What used to take you hours of work and sorting through heaps and heaps of files doesn’t have to take up your precious time anymore – the automated file sorting software is HERE!

For more information on particular file sorting, visit any of our other articles customizing global navigation, improving file “kinds” support, and detecting and tagging companies, people and places.

For even more info, visit our website at dokkio.com with video tutorials, pictures and more!
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Dokkio 2021 User Survey – Enter to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card

We are currently conducting our end-of-year survey to hear feedback from our users about how you use Dokkio and how we can improve the product in 2022.

By completing the survey, you will be automatically entered to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card.

Additionally, if you schedule and complete a 30 minute Zoom call with our team to expand on your feedback and answer some questions, we will enter your name a second time — doubling your chance to win!

You can complete the survey by following the link below:

Complete the Dokkio User Survey

Wanted: Microsoft Power Users for Dokkio

Here at Dokkio, we’re hard at work adding support for more Microsoft products. We already let you integrate your OneDrive files; now we’d like to integrate Teams, Outlook, and SharePoint.

We’re actively looking for Microsoft power users whose teams use these tools as an active part of their daily work. If this sounds like you, our Product team would like to talk with you to learn more about how you use these tools, and what capabilities you’d like to see if we integrate them into Dokkio. This is your chance to help shape the future of the Dokkio product.

And once we’ve implemented these new features, which should occur during the next few weeks, we’d like to have you as a beta tester.

If you’re interested in helping, please email info@dokkio.com and we’ll set up a time for a conversation.

User Story: Keeping My Many Hats Straight

I wear a lot of hats.

On any given day, I might deal with a venture capital investment memo in a VC firm’s Google Drive, an architectural blueprint for adding an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) to my home in my personal Gmail, a meeting agenda in yet another company’s Google Drive, and the audio files and transcript for an upcoming podcast episode in a Dropbox account. And that doesn’t even include the pitch decks that someone might Slack to me, or the scanned-in travel expense receipts I keep on my hard drive.

The point is, for a long time, whenever I needed to find a file, I had to navigate to the account in question, usually in yet another browser tab, and either search in that account, or navigate a folder tree. I usually had a plethora of visually identical browser tabs open at any given time. My best bet was to remember their order in my head, but this often failed, forcing me to cycle through the tabs to locate that needle in a haystack.

My many hats make Dokkio a particularly powerful tool. I can search in a single place for all my files and documents. And since I’m a Window’s user, the Windows client allows me to both integrate my local hard drive into Dokkio, and easily reach Dokkio in the task bar whenever I want, rather than sifting through my my Chrome browser windows or tabs.

If you live a similarly complicated life, give Dokkio a try. It’s the perfect “hat rack” to keep the different facets of that life organized.

–Chris Yeh

Dokkio is available as a desktop application for both Windows and Macintosh.

Dokkio for the Desktop installs and works like any other application; for example, it shows up in your menu bar. As we improve the product and add features, the app will automatically update to the latest and greatest.

In addition, the Dokkio desktop app lets you open a Dokkio-connected file using a local application. For example, you can open and edit a Word document using your local copy of Word, even when that document is stored in Dropbox or Drive.

Plus, you won’t have to search through your browser tabs to find Dokkio. In fact, Dokkio for the Desktop lets you open multiple windows at once, using the “New Window” command in the File menu. And you should see even faster performance than on the web.

Dokkio for the Desktop is a free application. If you’d like to try it out, go to the Dokkio Information dropdown (click on your image or initials in the upper right of your Dokkio screen) to download and install.