Compare Dropbox vs. Google Cloud Storage

Dropbox is ranked 4th in Cloud Storage with 6 reviews while Google Cloud Storage is ranked 3rd in Cloud Storage with 6 reviews. Dropbox is rated 7.4, while Google Cloud Storage is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Dropbox writes "Integration with Microsoft Office synchronizes your documents, so they are always current". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud Storage writes "Keeps customer data secure and well managed". Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Citrix ShareFile, whereas Google Cloud Storage is most compared with Amazon EFS (Elastic File System), Amazon Glacier and Amazon S3. See our Dropbox vs. Google Cloud Storage report.
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Pros
I like the synchronization, and the integration with Microsoft Office is good.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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The feature we've found most valuable is the ability to access our data anywhere, anytime.What I like about this program, is that it's quite fast, because you pay for your usage.The most valuable feature is the cryptographic technology.Using this solution has improved the security of our data.Their technical support is good and very professional.The most valuable features are Pub/Sub, Data Explorer, BigQuery, and Data Transfer.

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The problem with the storage is that you are only able to synchronize the information within the amount of storage that you have. It doesn't matter if you are accessing from a team member who has more storage, the limitations are with your storage.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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User management could be better. It's complicated process to delete users and maintain the structure of documents created by deleted users.I would also like to be able to use my own tools and packages within this solution and also have a tool to visualize the data with graphics.The implementation is not as easy as Microsoft, and the process could be improved.The user experience needs to be simplified.They need to get some parts of the program more mature, like the admin management part as well as the monitoring part.I would like to see this solution made faster, cheaper, and bigger.

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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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They know that the pricing is comparable with Azure, AWS, and those other solutions like Amazon are cheaper, but they are not as flexible.

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Ranking
4th
out of 19 in Cloud Storage
Views
5,713
Comparisons
5,064
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
292
Avg. Rating
7.2
3rd
out of 19 in Cloud Storage
Views
2,572
Comparisons
2,117
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
505
Avg. Rating
8.8
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Overview

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.

Google Cloud Storage offers developers and IT organizations durable and highly available object storage. Google created three simple product options to help you address the needs of your applications while keeping your costs low. These three product options use the same API, providing you with a simple and consistent method of access.

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Vita Coco, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Centric Project, Kayak, FourSquare, Asana, Huge Adversting , USA Gymnastics, Appen, Valliant, Radio LabAutism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
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University25%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Construction Company13%
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Software R&D Company31%
K 12 Educational Company Or School14%
Consumer Goods11%
Retailer6%
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