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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC is truly one of the most versatile applications that we use based largely in part to flexibility and protection of the documents that we send out. Because the free reader is available, we can be assured that those that need a document do not have to have a Microsoft subscription to open a Word document.

Adobe Acrobat DC is not suited business analytics formulas or other similar applications.
Gail Dutchess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

For file management and sharing, I prefer Dropbox over Google Drive. I find the UI of Dropbox and its implementation into the computer's OS to be excellent, which makes using it incredibly intuitive. For editing files in real time, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc. work a lot better. Seeing changes being made by others as they are doing it is great and I haven't been able to find a way to do this in Dropbox.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.7
Versioning
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.5
Video files
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.5
Audio files
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.6
Document collaboration
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.4
Access control
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.0
File search
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.7
Device sync
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.9
User and role management
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.6
File organization
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.0
Device management
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.9
Performance
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.1
Reliability
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.0
Storage Reports
Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.6

Pros

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • For our purpose, being able to quickly set up optimization settings is really important to us. It allows us to easily open a pdf, select the proper optimization setting, and process the pdf. All in a few simple steps. This allows us to do our job more effectively.
  • Acrobat also allows us to preflight a pdf when necessary. If we're having a problem with a pdf, being able to use numerous preflight options to diagnose a problem is extremely helpful to us. It allows us to find the issue and relay this information to the client to hopefully prevent a future issue.
  • We try to never update a client's pdf, but if for some reason we need to make a small text change, having the ability and freedom to do so in Acrobat can be a huge timesaver. Acrobat makes editorial changes a breeze.
  • If we're doing anything design-related internally, Acrobat allows for easy commenting on PDFs. This is a nice feature as it allows you to quickly point out necessary changes for the designer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Super fast syncing across devices and very reliable and consistent speeds.
  • "Good enough" security with the supported 2FA and 256-bit AES encryption.
  • Solid sharing and collaborations tools are built-in to the app, UI shell on Windows/Mac and on web browsers.
  • Version/history feature allows you to never lose work or files.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Some icons in the toolbar could be improved so they are more immmediately recognisable. Saves time having to hover over them to see what they actually do.
  • Export function to other packages may be helpful for those not in the Microsoft ecosystem (e.g. Google docs).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • I find it very difficult to share individual folders or subfolders that are within shared folders. For instance, if I want to share just one file, it doesn't allow me to share it with someone who doesn't have access to the shared folder. I don't want to grant access each time to the entire folder, just to the file.
  • I don't love the layout--it's functional, but not inspiring, and it hasn't been updated in so long. It seems as if it's been the same since Dropbox started. I enjoy when products surprise me with functionalities I hadn't even thought of.
  • I don't find the suggestions on the home page helpful. I prefer the layout of Google Drive, where home takes you to things you accessed recently, but also to the entirety of your drive. I don't find the suggestions or the messages on the home page very helpful.
Claire Rivero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I use this program almost every day. Most of the documents we work with are already PDFs so it would be problematic if I didn't have this program anymore. I would renew it because it has made working with documents so much more efficient than when we used to rely on using Microsoft Word, printing, and scanning!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 19 answers
Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 7.7
Based on 7 answers
Every time I think of something I need to accomplish, whether it be creating a form that has fillable boxes, or converting one type of file to another, Adobe Acrobat can perform that function, and with a minimum of research necessary on deciphering how to accomplish the task. Just having features but being too hard to use can sink a program, and luckily this program is easy but capable.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 21 answers
Dropbox requires little to no training. This is a product that can be downloaded on a device and handed to someone who has never used it before. Within minutes, the user would have figured out how to use the majority of functions Dropbox offers.
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 6.0
Based on 10 answers
Overall, Adobe Acrobat DC performs at an acceptable rate. The software takes some time to load, but nothing that is unreasonable when launching a document. The program responds at a reasonable speed and performs well when operating tasks. It takes time for it to evaluate a document when you request to edit the document, but that is understandable considering it is identifying words and such in the document.
Kelsey Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.8
Based on 6 answers
Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 8.7
Based on 88 answers
I haven't had to use the customer support very often, it at all. Why? Because the software has a well though through user interface and has lots of horsepower when it needs to deal with gigantic documents. I don't think I've ever seen it crash.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 7.4
Based on 38 answers
It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
Arianna Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe Acrobat DC 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Works well with JamF and SmartDeploy. These are our Enterprise imaging solutions for Mac's and PC's. The Enterprise installer is required when pushing out this app.
Jerome Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
Annesa L Lacey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Acrobat DC

Adobe DC was a free to install version, lite software that got our team everything we needed without needing to go and spend gobs of money on software licenses for 20-30 people. It is helpful, searchable (mostly) and gets the team everything the need to be able to read and open PDF files.
Jonathan Kweder, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox has been [easier] for me to use as I am not very tech savvy. When I used Google Drive I had more difficulty uploading, finding files and being able to share documents with others. I did not have this issue when I used Dropbox, and others using it found it as easy as well.
Michelle Melendez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Acrobat DC

No score
No answers yet
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Dropbox

Dropbox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Acrobat DC

  • Adobe Acrobat DC has greatly reduced our number of new accessibility issues.
  • Adobe Acrobat DC is easy enough for most users that request for ADA compliant PDFs no longer come through the web office, so our workflow is much more streamlined.
  • Adobe Acrobat DC has allowed us to generate fillable forms more easily, resulting in less time trying to interpret poor penmanship.
Charley Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • There was one instance where a client sent me a file (and probably deleted their copy) and I accidentally deleted the file. The file was 300MB and hadn't yet been backed up by my computer's backup system. Luckily Dropbox allowed me to recover the deleted file. I believe they keep deleted files for 30 days.
  • Dropbox has allowed me to operate smoothly as a business with my clients. The file request feature, in particular, is very handy, especially for clients that don't have a Dropbox account.
  • Because my working files are synced with Dropbox, I can easily transition to working on a different computer, or on rare occasions access certain files, in particular, via my phone. Just more features that help keep my business running smoothly.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Acrobat DC

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Acrobat DC Editions & Modules

Edition
Acrobat Standard DC22.991
Acrobat Pro DC24.991
Acrobat DC for Teams - Standard16.992
Acrobat DC for EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per seat/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Dropbox

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Dropbox Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Plus$11.992
Family$19.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Acrobat DC
9.0
Dropbox
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Acrobat DC
10.0
Dropbox
10.0

Usability

Adobe Acrobat DC
7.7
Dropbox
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.0

Performance

Adobe Acrobat DC
6.0
Dropbox
8.8

Support Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC
8.7
Dropbox
7.4

Online Training

Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
9.0

Implementation Rating

Adobe Acrobat DC
9.0
Dropbox
10.0

Scalability

Adobe Acrobat DC
Dropbox
8.0

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