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"The solution is easy to use.""One of the advantages of Dropbox is that you can share files with people who are external to your organization without any additional costs. It is also easy to use, stable, and trustworthy.""The most valuable feature of this solution is its convenience, I can retrieve files online from various places. It has backup options in case something was to go wrong with my computer I can restore my files.""Its usability is valuable. It is easy to use.""Dropbox allows me to organize files well. I can name files in such a way as to lead students to the right destination.""I think Dropbox is a good option for Windows users because it's easy to use in Windows and a user can access all other products and software.""A valuable feature is that it stores my files and photos. I'm satisfied with this product.""The solution is easy to use."

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"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that Microsoft OneDrive works with any Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office app. You can edit a document on the cloud, share documents with your colleagues, and monitor changes. You can access your work almost anywhere. You can also sync Microsoft OneDrive with your workstation so that whatever you are working on gets automatically backed up to the cloud at regular intervals. So even if your system crashes, you still have a copy of your documents in the cloud, which I found very useful.""It is free if you use Microsoft Office 365.""It is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members.""It's quite easy to use and then of course it is quite well integrated to the rest of Office 365.""Ability to share documents.""It's pretty easy to learn. Once someone taught me, I was able to navigate it quite easily.""It is well integrated with other Microsoft products.""One of the good features is that the users are not even aware that they're using it."

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"Dropbox could be improved by reducing the storage price.""The solution could be a bit less expensive.""The product could always offer more storage.""The solution lacks sufficient storage capabilities.""It would be good if they could market themselves as a safe solution for corporates. Currently, most corporates don't see it as a safe area to share within.""They can do the scanning of viruses, and they can also do malware detection when they do the synchronization.""The search could be made more intuitive.""We are moving to Microsoft Teams. Instead of Dropbox, we will be using Microsoft Teams that has the advantage of saving the versions. It supports file versioning so that you can always go back to the previous version if you want to. If somebody has made a change in one of the files and you don't know what changes have been made, you can always go back to the previous version. This feature led us to migrate to Microsoft Teams. With Dropbox, there is no option for simultaneous work. This feature is there in Google Files. In Microsoft Teams, you can invite team members to collaborate. That is the reason why I prefer Microsoft Teams over Dropbox. It should also have more integration with other solutions."

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"It is not very stable because there are a lot of bugs.""The user interface sometimes fails and when it cannot connect, it does not give the reason why.""Technical support is not very impressive and is typical of large company software support.""Performance is an issue when sharing a large number of files in a single folder.""There are not enough ways to assign permissions to shared folders and files.""The technical support is really very bad.""Support has not been the same since the beginning of COVID lockdowns.""The area that can be improved is to be able to share easily with folks outside the organization and with folks who don't have an office account. Sometimes, when you send a link, you might have some form of repetition. If you don't know how to share it properly, whoever you are sharing it with will have issues using it. Also, the link that you use to share a document can be made a bit shorter. It doesn't have to be long. Typically, when you want to share a document, it has everything, such as the name of the organization, SharePoint, etc. A short URL will be easier to use, and it will just make life easier, especially because a lot of people are now going mobile. I'm not sure if there's a mobile version of Microsoft OneDrive, similar to Google Drive. If they don't have a mobile app, it would also be nice to have a mobile app because that would help in checking out your documents. It would be easy to check your documents on the go on your phone."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I am on a monthly subscription for the solution and I am somewhat satisfied with the pricing. However, the price could a bit better.""You pay as you go, which is a good thing. There is a monthly fee, and you can also pay annually. This flexibility makes the subscription easier and affordable for some of us. I prefer yearly pricing, which is also slightly cheaper than monthly pricing.""Its price is quite cheap. It is quite competitive. You just need to pay for the license. There are no additional costs.""The solution is expensive.""I am using the free version of the solution.""The solution is purchased on a subscription basis, and there are purchasing options. If you purchase annually there is a discount.""A basic version of Dropbox is available for free with a paid subscription from Microsoft.""We pay a monthly subscription fee."

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"This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity.""It is free if you are using Office 365, and you get a terabyte of storage with your account.""We pay a lot for the Enterprise version, but it is a premium service.""OneDrive comes with Microsoft 365 so it is just an added part of that package."

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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
Chevron, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, DBS, Nestle, Lowe's, MGM Resorts, Textron, MGM Resorts
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider16%
Marketing Services Firm12%
University12%
Financial Services Firm12%
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider19%
Retailer6%
Media Company6%
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Energy/Utilities Company22%
Comms Service Provider11%
University11%
Manufacturing Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise27%
Find out what your peers are saying about Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Dropbox is ranked 6th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 31 reviews while Microsoft OneDrive is ranked 2nd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 11 reviews. Dropbox is rated 8.2, while Microsoft OneDrive is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dropbox writes "A simple and accessible solution, with an easy setup, scalability and overall good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft OneDrive writes "Collaboration and sharing that is experiencing growing pains as it comes into its own". Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs, Box and Azure NetApp Files, whereas Microsoft OneDrive is most compared with Box, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs, Atlassian Confluence and Egnyte Connect. See our Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive report.

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