Affinity vs. Dropbox DocSend

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Affinity
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Affinity (or Project Affinity) headquartered in San Francisco supplies pipeline automation with automatic data and file capture with deduplication, task reminders, sales team efficiency reporting, as well as the platform's machine learning collective intelligence engine for judging the relationship strength salespersons are developing or to uncover the next best lead to contact.N/A
Dropbox DocSend
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Dropbox DocSend helps business professionals to securely share and control content. Dropbox DocSend's link-based system is used to set security preferences for each stakeholder, receive notifications each time someone views a file, analyze content performance on a page-by-page basis, and create modern virtual deal rooms. With DocSend, business can offload administrative burdens and securely share the most impactful proprietary information faster. DocSend’s Virtual…
$10
per month per user
Pricing
AffinityDropbox DocSend
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Personal
$10
per month per user
Standard
$45
per month per user
Advanced
$150
per month
Advanced Data Rooms
$180
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AffinityDropbox DocSend
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
AffinityDropbox DocSend
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(7 ratings)
9.5
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AffinityDropbox DocSend
Likelihood to Recommend
Affinity
Nudge.ai is well suited for individual contributors without enough time or resource to do proper research on clients/prospects. It may work as well for larger teams, but I don't have experience using Nudge.ai in that environment. Nudge.ai is easy to use, so the onboarding and ramp-up time is quick.
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Dropbox
DocSend works really great if you want to send out a doc to a prospect and want to track when they open it and what content they view. The reporting on this works really well and I've been happy with this functionality. Where it falls short is when you're trying to use it for a live demo utilizing the join.me integration. There are a lot of issues when you try to switch your screen and it only works 2/3s the time. I'd prefer an all-in-one solution instead of this Frankenstein model.
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Pros
Affinity
  • Almost all of Adobe Photoshop's features for a fraction of the cost. It was an easy decision for our organization.
  • The interface and most of the features are an almost mirror image of Photoshop. Flat fees instead of high yearly fees are much more desirable for our small team.
  • They have a great support forum for the little one-offs that aren't quite like the Photoshop app, or don't have the same exact name as Photoshop. The forum really helps when this happens. The YouTube support from the company and other users has been very helpful as well.
  • I use Sketch as my primary vector design tool. Affinity allows me to take a .ai, .eps, or other proprietary format and convert it to .svg for use/manipulation with Sketch and back. I can't say enough for this feature. It has helped me stay less pigeon-holed into Adobe products, which have lacked innovation for a long time in my opinion.
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Dropbox
  • Additional information from users who have already downloaded the files or material.
  • Additional information if the download link(s) have been resent.
  • Password encryption if necessary.
  • Email verification for third-party download via email.
  • Add-ons with other platforms and applications, such as Outlook and Gmail.
  • Seal of documents by electronic signature
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Cons
Affinity
  • Sometimes interacting with a large data set is a little buggy, i.e. choppy when navigating the page.
  • It would be nice to have a feature, where the status of an opportunity changes automatically when a certain thing happens. For instance, when I send a cold email, the status of a prospect would change from "identified" to "contacted."
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Dropbox
  • DocSend has a newer feature called Spaces, it lets you place multiple files into a single "deal room". Unfortunately for us, we need it to support nested file structures for larger content sets. Their support team says this is on the way.
  • I'd like to be able to change the icons for links add to Space, currently, they're a default icon.
  • Navigating the UI is just a bit laborious, it feels like it should be easier to get to link creation since that is what you're doing 90% of the time you go to the site.
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Likelihood to Renew
Affinity
We will definitely be renewing. The value for the price we are paying is solid, and we are interested in growing our use to see if we can expand on the value we are getting from Nudge.ai.
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Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Usability
Affinity
For a regular user of Photoshop, Affinity is a very easy transition. It has all the same features and once you adapt to it, and it provides a quick return on investment.
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Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Affinity
I have not had much opportunity to go directly to support, but the training modules that are employed by the company are fantastic. I also find that if I need to understand something, there is always another user ready and willing to share their secrets. As this tool becomes more accepted local communities will also start to organize
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Dropbox
I haven’t used the support as our internal teams do a great job of fixing and supporting our DocSend use.
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Alternatives Considered
Affinity
Affinity is the bridge that links our communication through our software workflow.
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Dropbox
DocSend is more convenient than DocuSign if you are already using Dropbox, otherwise a lot of these solutions come down to pricing and preference on user interface. For us, DocSend was great until our needs changed to needing a more sophisticated contract management tool. With further integrations and API accesses in the future, I think it will be easier to have all systems communicating and working together .
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Return on Investment
Affinity
  • Helps me best manage my relationships, which is a high ROI.
  • Saves me time on data entry which is important to me.
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Dropbox
  • For about $100 you can optimize all
  • Of your pipelines that rely on decks or documents - worth it!
  • The time you’d spend having to send each link to individual clients without tracking is well worth the $100 on the product
  • We’ve been able to close our fundraising round and increase partnerships by utilizing DocSend - would recommend!
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ScreenShots

Dropbox DocSend Screenshots

Screenshot of the granular permissions that give control of what content visitors can access.Screenshot of document analytics that provide insights on the links that have been forwarded to someone that hasn't been engaged with yet. Page-by-page analytics for each viewer of a document reveal any unique interests.Screenshot of the dashboard to manage sensitive documents securely and get real-time deal insights on deals from start to finish with advanced data rooms.