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Airtable

213 Ratings

Dropbox Business

Top Rated
415 Ratings

Airtable

213 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Dropbox Business

Top Rated
415 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

Good for replacing administrative spreadsheets, creating resource assignment and calendars, planning activities, creating on the fly data stores, outputting simple mobile data entry forms. Dealing with mobile staff needing to enter simple data quickly or with managers and officers who need to see real-time snapshots of information. When dealing with smaller data sets and not requiring blocks, then for a non-profit it is useful to have the free workspaces where everyone can fully collaborate and update records.Less good for complex financial work you should stick with Excel or your finance system. If you have a very large number of records and need many people to be able to update records then you need to consider the costs (however most off the shelf products you will be looking at to do your specific tasks will probably cost more when you evaluate them).
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Dropbox Business

Most useful for accessing documents on the go, or to back up files when switching to a new computer or other devices. The business subscription is great for sharing documents with co-workers, storing commonly used files (such as logos and templates), and for collaboration. Doesn't have all the features of other project management software, but for document sharing, it has everything I need. The recent updates to the platform are helpful in providing quick access to files. Also, I really like that you can link your personal and business accounts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
7.8
Dropbox Business
Task Management
Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Resource Management
Airtable
8.2
Dropbox Business
Gantt Charts
Airtable
7.5
Dropbox Business
Scheduling
Airtable
7.5
Dropbox Business
Workflow Automation
Airtable
7.7
Dropbox Business
Team Collaboration
Airtable
8.7
Dropbox Business
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
7.9
Dropbox Business
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.7
Dropbox Business
Document Management
Airtable
7.8
Dropbox Business
Email integration
Airtable
7.2
Dropbox Business
Mobile Access
Airtable
7.5
Dropbox Business
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
7.9
Dropbox Business
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.1
Dropbox Business

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.8
Versioning
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.5
Video files
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.1
Audio files
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.9
Document collaboration
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.3
Access control
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.3
File search
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.4
Device sync
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.5
User and role management
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.4
File organization
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.7
Device management
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.8
Performance
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.7
Reliability
Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.0
Storage Reports
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.7

Pros

  • The ease of the relational database capabilities are key for keeping tracking of how our contacts, partners, donors, and event attendees are all related.
  • The map block feature is great for when we're on the road visiting partners.
  • The custom views are extremely helpful for viewing the most important information quickly.
  • As a nonprofit, the reduced prices are also greatly appreciated so we can put more funds towards the youth we serve rather than into infrastructure.
  • Of HUGE importance is the care and feeding I've received from customer support. I ask a question and get a response within 24 hours and the response is personalized and makes sense. The conversation with a single representative is such a relief and makes it so much easier for me to be productive.
  • I suspect that the technology integrations with other apps, using Zapier or otherwise, will become more and more important to us - we're working on getting PayPal payment completions to populate our event attendee lists right now!
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  • Syncs quickly
  • Can handle sizable files
  • Affordable
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Cons

  • I'd like to see the forms capability have more features. For example, with richer forms features, we could use Airtable to solicit and manage applications from individual students who apply to our programs.
  • It might be helpful to have some sort of automated fill in for dates and times. It would be great to have less clicking and scrolling to select dates and times. For example, an end time could auto-populate as an hour after the start...or even if the default start time was 8 am or some reasonable hour.
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  • Missing strong document collaboration with team
  • Missing documents (a sync error issue)
  • Web/desktop interface
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Dropbox Business5.4
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
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Usability

Airtable9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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Dropbox Business8.8
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very easy and fun to use. It is very self evident and from a graphical user interface it is very intuitive. There is really nothing else to say about it.
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Reliability and Availability

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Dropbox Business7.0
Based on 1 answer
At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
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Performance

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Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 1 answer
Syncing to the cloud is almost instantaneous. Users on the same network can see my changes within seconds on their computer.
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Support

Airtable7.3
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes, I have to wait a bit longer but I'm on a low priced option so I understand why. Generally, they're able to provide me solutions to my problems as long as I'm not in a rush.
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Dropbox Business4.2
Based on 4 answers
One of our employees accidentally deleted large portion of our database. I've reached out for help as the admin site did not manage to restore the content (it requested I contact support). It took Dropbox about 2 month to handle the problem, and eventually we got a very huge mess. Some of the files were never restored, and we lost money and reputation. Dropbox, on their part, did not do but the bare minimum to help us with this, nor they took responsibility for their inability to supply us with the backup and restore features they were committed to.
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Implementation

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Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
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Alternatives Considered

Airtable is a modern data management tool. It doesn't bring in baggage from when technology was restricted to your local hard drive like other spreadsheet and database software. I don't have to deal with version control or 100 different files...and then figure out how to share them...while making sure they were editable but not corruptible.
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I use Google Drive extensively, but the collaborate file structure doesn't even compare--dropbox blows it out of the water.
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Scalability

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Dropbox Business7.0
Based on 1 answer
The only limit to scaling Dropbox is pricing. After a certain point, using traditional data storage would be more cost effective than per user pricing.
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Return on Investment

  • I can't provide tangible ROI at this time
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  • Dropbox has allowed our business to grow without costly expenditure around storage infrastructure, backups etc.
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Dropbox Business

Pricing Details

Airtable

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

Dropbox Business

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