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"I can edit my files online, and I like the comments option.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to access files and documents from any device, anywhere.""The initial setup is extremely easy.""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.""I like the synchronization, and the integration with Microsoft Office is good."

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"With this solution, the sharing of documents if very easy to do. There's a lot of collaboration you can do with your colleagues.""It's quite easy to use and then of course it is quite well integrated to the rest of Office 365.""Being able to use OneDrive as a mapped drive in Windows Explorer is the most valuable feature. Rather than using OneDrive on a browser, you can also open up the Windows Explorer and I can see the file structure in the normal format.""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.""One of the good features is that the users are not even aware that they're using it.""It is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members.""Scalability is good just because it is a cloud-based product.""It helps you keep organized."

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"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.""The Security and privacy of this solution need improvement.""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 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 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."

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"The online application is quite limited, for this and other Office offerings.""The file structure insight could be made more flexible like for creating more flexible folders.""If I want to pick out certain criteria of pictures, Google enables me to do that whereas OneDrive is a bit sort of flaky.""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.""The user interface sometimes fails and when it cannot connect, it does not give the reason why.""Recent functionality changes have actually made the product more confusing to use.""Technical support is not very impressive and is typical of large company software support.""The initial setup is a bit clunky."

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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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"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.""It is free if you are using Office 365, and you get a terabyte of storage with your account.""This is a pricy solution, given that we are only using it at 50% capacity."

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Top Answer: I like the synchronization, and the integration with Microsoft Office is good.
Top Answer: The file storage space between a business account and a personal account is not compatible. For example, if a person has a business account and has storage of one terabyte where he stores files into… more »
Top Answer: I use Dropbox for document and file sharing. I am more active now because I am using my personal storage to share project files.
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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 LabChevron, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, DBS, Nestle, Lowe's, MGM Resorts, Textron, MGM Resorts
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University25%
Construction Company13%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company13%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Media Company7%
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Energy/Utilities Company22%
Comms Service Provider11%
University11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise17%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,439 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Dropbox is ranked 7th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 5 reviews while Microsoft OneDrive is ranked 2nd in Content Collaboration Platforms with 11 reviews. Dropbox is rated 7.4, while Microsoft OneDrive is rated 8.0. 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 "Collaboration and sharing that is experiencing growing pains as it comes into its own". Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs, SmartVault and Azure NetApp Files, whereas Microsoft OneDrive is most compared with Box, Citrix ShareFile, Atlassian Confluence, OpenText Content Suite Platform and Egnyte Connect. See our Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive report.

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