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Find out what your peers are saying about Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The performance is good.""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 solution is easy to use.""Dropbox is reliable, and I've never reached the storage limits.""Reliability is the most valuable feature.""The scalability is great for us.""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."

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"It's quite easy to use and then of course it is quite well integrated to the rest of Office 365.""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 is good as a central hub for the storage of documents and sharing among team members.""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.""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.""Scalability is good just because it is a cloud-based product.""It gives you access to important files from virtually anywhere.""It is free if you use Microsoft Office 365."

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"They can maybe provide a bit more free space. By default, they give you 2 Gigabytes. The storage space could be a bit more.""The solution lacks sufficient storage capabilities.""It's an expensive solution.""They can provide more storage. Data is something that everybody is after. Any organization that has the requirement of data for any type of analysis will definitely need increased storage.""Tech support could be better.""While I feel the price being charged to be reasonable, it should either be more cost-effective or account for an increased amount of storage space.""Security could be enhanced.""The solution could be a bit less expensive."

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"Performance is an issue when sharing a large number of files in a single folder.""No one gets an alert when files are deleted.""OneDrive is a bit behind competing products like Dropbox and Box.""The security is not as flexible as it is with Dropbox, which means that we can't share our OneDrive files.""The user interface sometimes fails and when it cannot connect, it does not give the reason why.""The initial setup is not easy.""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 solution has sub-folders, which are visible to various team members. If you want to ensure the information is private, you would need to have a certain level of seniority in the office."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is quite cheap. It is quite competitive. You just need to pay for the license. There are no additional costs."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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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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    We don't really use the collaboration features because we have only a small organization. Dropbox is valuable having the hard drive space available, and the access to be able to upload and access the… more »
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    One area that has been a big issue for me is when I tried to close my accounts, it is difficult. We had small personal accounts, and we then wanted to consolidate everything to the business account… more »
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    Dropbox could be improved by reducing the storage price.
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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
    Chevron, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, DBS, Nestle, Lowe's, MGM Resorts, Textron, MGM Resorts
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    Comms Service Provider15%
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    Computer Software Company11%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Retailer6%
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    Comms Service Provider11%
    University11%
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    Dropbox is ranked 6th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 35 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 Citrix ShareFile, SharePoint, Box, Amazon WorkDocs and Azure NetApp Files, whereas Microsoft OneDrive is most compared with Box, Citrix ShareFile, Amazon WorkDocs, SharePoint and OpenText Content Suite Platform. See our Dropbox vs. Microsoft OneDrive report.

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