Compare Box vs. Dropbox

Box is ranked 1st in Cloud Storage with 1 review while Dropbox is ranked 3rd in Cloud Storage with 5 reviews. Box is rated 8.0, while Dropbox is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Box writes "Good folder privacy allows us to responsibly share files between departments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dropbox writes "Free, easy to use, access and share files from any device". Box is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Citrix ShareFile, whereas Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Citrix ShareFile.
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Pros
The first thing that we liked about this solution is that administrators do not have access to private folders.

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The solution is very fast and simple. If I want to share a file I can put it on the cloud or on-premise. It's user-friendly.The initial setup is extremely easy.The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to access files and documents from any device, anywhere.I can edit my files online, and I like the comments option.It ensures all our staff are using the current version of our documents.

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Cons
I would like to see improvements made in the ability to integrate with other online sharing systems.

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The pricing could be better and/or more clear. Right now, they have a strange way of splitting pricing. It's a bit complicated and not clear for users.The mobile aspect of the solution needs improvement. For instance, if I want to use a file from Dropbox on my phone, I sometimes struggle to download images off of Dropbox. The solution lacks accessibility on different devices.The Security and privacy of this solution need improvement.I would like to see an option to secure my files and set password protection to my folders.I would like to be able to unarchive my files online.Improve the ease of use. Sometimes, occasional users struggle to login again and access documents.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing of this solution is better than Dropbox.

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I am using the free solution, which provides me with 2GBs of storage, and for me, it's sufficient.

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1st
out of 19 in Cloud Storage
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10,247
Comparisons
8,108
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
964
Avg. Rating
8.0
3rd
out of 19 in Cloud Storage
Views
5,784
Comparisons
5,117
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
263
Avg. Rating
6.8
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Overview
Box is a Modern Content Management Platform for companies of all sizes and industries. The difference that Box brings is that it offers the security and controls admins need with the sharing and collaboration capabilities end users want. Since 2005, Box has made it easier for people to securely share ideas, collaborate and get work done faster. Today, more than 43 million users and 62,000 businesses--including 59% of the Fortune 500--trust Box to manage content in the cloud. The Box platform provides HIPAA, FINRA, FedRAMP, and many other compliances to go with granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities. By using Box you can sync, share, and collaborate on all types of files, anywhere, on any device - but that's just the beginning. You can choose where to store your data, to manage your own encryption keys, and set workflows to automate content-based processes. You can also assign custom metadata tags to content, watermark sensitive content, and set file retention or legal hold policies. Box has deep, native integrations with Microsoft Office and Outlook, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Netsuite, Docusign, Adobe, and many other best-of-breed solutions you may already be using.

Dropbox provides cloud-based file syncing, sharing, and storage. It specializes in helping large-scale businesses stay organized and productive while protecting the integrity of sensitive information with enterprise-level security. Dropbox is a valuable solution for businesses looking to simplify communication, safeguard information, and improve collaboration. Dropbox's platform provides a user-friendly, real-time sharing and storage solution for large businesses. The company's enterprise-level service plan includes 256-bit AES and SSL encryption, an optional two-step verification process, and optional mobile passcodes, which provide tight security to protect sensitive information. Dropbox uniquely offers a remote wipe feature, which allows businesses to keep data safe when an employee leaves the company or a computer is lost. Dropbox stands out from the competition by offering businesses expanded storage, unlimited file recovery and versioning, and control over sharing permissions. Additionally, Dropbox provides businesses with team management solutions, including device and location tracking, login tracking, detailed user management options for administrators, and centralized billing. Collaboration between team members is further simplified with the addition of various Dropbox apps that allow advanced functionality such as document editing, CRM, and e-signatures. Dropbox has become one of the most popular business tools, entrusted by 97 percent of all Fortune 500 companies. Before implementing Dropbox, global apparel merchandiser BCBGMAXAZRIA was struggling to structure communication and increase company-wide efficiency, which resulted in the need for increased staff hours and expenses. Since choosing Dropbox as its cloud-based sharing and storage solution, BCBGMAXAZRIA has been able to restructure its file sharing and collaboration streams in every department. As a result, BCBGMAXAZRIA is able to boost efficiency, reduce expenses, and protect its information throughout all 550 locations. Review more of the top Cloud Storage Solutions with our SmartAdvisor.

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GE, Toyota, P&G, Caterpillar, Flex, Schneider Electric, Sally Beauty, Eurostar, AstraZeneca, AirBnB, Whirlpool, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Nationwide, Aeropostale etcVita Coco, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Centric Project, Kayak, FourSquare, Asana, Huge Adversting , USA Gymnastics, Appen, Valliant, Radio Lab
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University18%
Non Tech Company12%
Real Estate/Law Firm12%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm22%
Software R&D Company18%
Manufacturing Company9%
Program Development Consultancy6%
REVIEWERS
University25%
Wholesaler/Distributor13%
Software R&D Company13%
Photography Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
K 12 Educational Company Or School13%
Consumer Goods11%
Retailer7%
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