Compare Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive

Dropbox is ranked 3rd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 6 reviews while Microsoft OneDrive is ranked 5th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 2 reviews. Dropbox is rated 7.4, while Microsoft OneDrive is rated 9.0. 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 Microsoft OneDrive writes "Allows us to share documents without the need of extra hardware". Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive and Citrix ShareFile, whereas Microsoft OneDrive is most compared with Box, Dropbox and Citrix ShareFile. See our Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive 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 most valuable feature is to be able to modify the file online and keep it stored on the cloud, since it is not necessary to download it to make modifications.Image management is great since the search is simple, and accessing images with labels is easy.It was extremely easy to setup.We use Microsoft OneDrive for file sharing without the need for additional hardware (such as flash drives or external hard drives).

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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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An online video player would be great, since sometimes you have to download the video to play it.An increase in the capacity of storage in the free version would be nice.I would advice not storage sensitive information since it could be prone to hacking.The website could be improved. Sometimes I try to login and the website has issues, I can't retrieve my documents.

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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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Costwise, it is a great option. In most cases, it is a free space, which will be more than enough for most customers.Using this software, it has had an amazing impact moneywise on our business. It allows us to share documents without the need of extra hardware.

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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.

Microsoft OneDrive for Business gives you online storage that works seamlessly with the tools you use every day to create, communicate, and collaborate from your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android, or Windows device.

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Vita Coco, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Centric Project, Kayak, FourSquare, Asana, Huge Adversting , USA Gymnastics, Appen, Valliant, Radio Lab
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