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We performed a comparison between Dropbox and Google Workspace based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Storage solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The most valuable features of Dropbox are it can be used as a repository of all the photographs and videos that you have on the cloud. You do not need to worry about the hard disk crashing.""It is the best solution in terms of space, file sharing, and live editing. I can share and edit files with multiple users.""Dropbox offers helpful functionalities for business purposes, such as receiving file requests from external parties like customers who don't have an account. Additionally, it includes features, such as reminders and workflow capabilities.""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.""The solution provides great performance.""The performance is good.""It's very easy to use and quite accessible for everybody.""I can use the cloud version for storage and easy retrieval."

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"I have found the solution to be pretty stable.""The initial setup is very easy.""The initial setup is simple.""Google Mail lets you link a task to a specific email and add a reminder. That's helpful for reviewing your schedule. It's based on Slack, so you don't have these folders like in Microsoft mail. Using Slack instead of folders is a bit more intuitive. It's easier to find again a specific email than using Microsoft Suite. If you misplace things, it's much easier to find them because of Google's search capability.""It's more open than Microsoft and easy to use.""Convenient to share and collaborate documents.""G Suite Enterprise is user-friendly, and the technical toolkits and other information are on the website. Additionally, the technical documents are comprehensive.""The initial setup of Google Workspace is straightforward."

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"The interface could have bigger buttons.""I would like to see more storage included and more lessons on how to optimize it.""The pricing could be better and so could the amount of storage space. I feel like for the price, they don't offer very much storage space, especially when compared to competitors like Google.""It could be more secure.""Dropbox can improve by enhancing the capacity of storage in the free version.""The solution could be better integrated with other platforms.""The price for storage space is a little expensive.""The product could always offer more storage."

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"G Suite is not as powerful as Microsoft Office Suite, so sometimes we have to change to Excel and PowerPoint.""I'm not sure if Google Drive has a customizing feature, however, if it did, then it would be better.""To a degree, the project management service could be improved.""The meeting platform of Google Workspace has room for improvement.""The initial setup is not intuitive at all.""Improvements to G Suite would be the ability to collaborate more easily and better quality video compression in Google Meet.""The UI could be simplified and made more user friendly.""G-Suite is excellent for what we're trying to do, but it could use some extra features. For example, it would be helpful if we had a seamless way to convert Excel macros to Google Sheets."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It has some free features, but for some of the features, you need to pay. If you need more storage, then you need to pay. Its licensing probably is on a monthly basis."
  • "I am on a monthly subscription for the solution and I am somewhat satisfied with the pricing. However, the price could a bit better."
  • "There is a subscription-based pricing model and I pay monthly."
  • "We pay a monthly subscription fee."
  • "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."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "The solution does not come with a licensing cost."
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  • "The pricing is very high, although I cannot tell if this is the result of the Indian vendors artificially inflating it."
  • "Approximately $6 per user, per month."
  • "The main challenge regarding startups with identity services is you could be on a platform that works well but the services are expensive. For example, Microsoft Azure costs approximately $30 per user which is expensive. You end up choosing a different platform, such as G Suite Enterprise because it is priced reasonably and is less expensive than other solutions."
  • "It's cheaper to run a couple of users in a Google platform than what it would be with Microsoft Exchange."
  • "The pricing is comparable, it's pretty decent."
  • "The price of G Suite Enterprise is reasonable compared to HotSpot. I'm not going to say G Suite Enterprise is affordable. It's valuable, you find value in paying your gas bill or your electricity bill, because of what it allows you to do."
  • "The overall cost is very reasonable when considering all of the security features that you are receiving. It is a bit more expensive than our local host and/or other hosting companies that are available on the market, but it is worth it."
  • "I can't recall the exact pricing per user for Google Workspace, but I know it's not that expensive. I'm in a mid-sized company that's able to maintain and afford Google Workspace, so it has competitive pricing, and I would rate its price as four out of five."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Dropbox offers helpful functionalities for business purposes, such as receiving file requests from external parties like customers who don't have an account. Additionally, it includes features, such… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing for non-corporations is expensive. They have raised their prices and have low storage capacity. There is a monthly and annual model pay and use solution.
    Top Answer:The price is expensive for individual users.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Google Workspace is its ease of use and stability.
    Top Answer:Google Workspace has limitations as a document or file management system. Without a workspace account, manual actions are required to perform tasks such as managing groups of people. Additionally… more »
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    Also Known As
    G-Suite Enterprise, G-Suite, Google Apps for Business, G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G-Suite Basic, G-Suite Business, Google Vault
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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.

    Similar to G Suite, all Google Workspace plans provide a custom email for your business and include collaboration tools like Gmail, Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Sites, and more.

    As we’ve evolved G Suite into a more integrated experience across our communication and collaboration tools, we’ve rebranded to Google Workspace to more accurately represent the product vision.

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    Sample Customers
    Vita Coco, BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Centric Project, Kayak, FourSquare, Asana, Huge Adversting , USA Gymnastics, Appen, Valliant, Radio Lab
    There are over five million businesses that use Google Apps for Business worldwide. Some key customers include The Roche Group, National Geographic, American Red Cross, City of Los Angeles, Flight Centre, and Konica Minolta.
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Marketing Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization18%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Marketing Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise38%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise25%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Dropbox vs. Google Workspace
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dropbox vs. Google Workspace and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    Dropbox is ranked 5th in Cloud Storage with 42 reviews while Google Workspace is ranked 4th in Cloud Storage with 41 reviews. Dropbox is rated 8.2, while Google Workspace is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Dropbox writes "Simple access, straightforward implementation, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Workspace writes "It replaces a mishmash of different solutions with one fully integrated product". Dropbox is most compared with SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive, Citrix ShareFile, Office 365 and Backblaze, whereas Google Workspace is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online, Amazon WorkMail, Amazon WorkDocs, ProtonMail and Google Drive Enterprise. See our Dropbox vs. Google Workspace report.

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