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Likelihood to Recommend

Airtable

As mentioned previously, I currently developing an Airtable base to track student data and other teaching resource inventory. The children create year group databases. All of which work very well. I haven't encountered any issues or unsuitability thus far.
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Dropbox Business

DropBox is the industry standard for cloud file storage and cloud file sharing. The platform is well suited for all of the creative industries due to the general large file sizes in play. Cloud platforms like DropBox are also well suited for any company wishing to break away from the server workstation model and/or have the ability to take all your files "with you" wherever you go without taking up your entire hard drive. Specifically - DropBox Business is not suited for the individual user - if you don't have multiple users that you need to manage, then go with the Individual plans.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Task Management
Airtable
8.4
Dropbox Business
Resource Management
Airtable
9.0
Dropbox Business
Gantt Charts
Airtable
6.4
Dropbox Business
Scheduling
Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Workflow Automation
Airtable
8.1
Dropbox Business
Team Collaboration
Airtable
9.0
Dropbox Business
Support for Agile Methodology
Airtable
8.0
Dropbox Business
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Airtable
7.6
Dropbox Business
Document Management
Airtable
8.1
Dropbox Business
Email integration
Airtable
6.6
Dropbox Business
Mobile Access
Airtable
8.2
Dropbox Business
Timesheet Tracking
Airtable
8.5
Dropbox Business
Change request and Case Management
Airtable
7.9
Dropbox Business
Budget and Expense Management
Airtable
8.5
Dropbox Business

File Sharing & Management

Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.3
Versioning
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.2
Video files
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.4
Audio files
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.5
Document collaboration
Airtable
Dropbox Business
7.6
Access control
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.8
File search
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.1
Device sync
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.6
User and role management
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.7
File organization
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.8
Device management
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.0
Performance
Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.1
Reliability
Airtable
Dropbox Business
9.1
Storage Reports
Airtable
Dropbox Business
8.8

Pros

Airtable

  • The website is very well laid out. It is uncluttered, easy to navigate, and is highly visual. There are a great range of field types and add-on blocks.
  • Setting up bases is very straightforward. If you get stuck the help section and videos are excellent. You can also access Airtable Universe to see examples of how the product is used by others.
  • I have submitted a number of queries by email and in each case the staff were very helpful and responded quickly. Given that I was using a free account at the time, I was very impressed.
  • Given that I have used the product with very young children successfully, I think that it is extremely well designed.
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Dropbox Business

  • Syncs quickly
  • Can handle sizable files
  • Affordable
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Cons

Airtable

  • I'd really like to be able to link records or a view between bases within my workspace.
  • The form designer is not as featured as we're used to with Google Forms.
  • I'm using the Airtable Importer by Railsware to bring Airtable data into Google Sheets. Import from Google sheets would be a great feature.
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Dropbox Business

  • Downloading from, uploading to, and syncing with Dropbox for Business is a bit slow. You often have to wait several minutes or longer for your files to appear.
  • The "Search" feature of Dropbox is not powerful enough, in my opinion, especially if you have a large amount of data. This makes file organization much more important.
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Likelihood to Renew

Airtable

Airtable 9.1
Based on 1 answer
compared to other products it is just fabulous.
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Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 5.1
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

Airtable

Airtable 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Just so easy to learn/use. Very intuitive in its application logic.
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Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.8
Based on 16 answers
Dropbox is relatively easy to install and manage, and when done properly is very much a set it and forget solution. Because Dropbox can integrate directly with an Operating System - whether it be Windows, macOS, or Linux - accessing Dropbox's more advanced features (such as sharing files and folders with other Dropbox users) can be done directly within Windows Explorer or the Finder, etc. via either a right-click or a dropdown menu. The biggest downside to Dropbox, however, is when something does go wrong, it can be difficult to pinpoint the problem. The desktop interface is fairly barebones (by design), and Dropbox does not keep consistent log files.
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Reliability and Availability

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 7.0
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

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 8.9
Based on 13 answers
Dropbox generally performs quite well. Syncing b/w computer and cloud is generally quick, even for large files - and Dropbox does a good job at managing bandwidth to not use all available bandwidth. In addition, Dropbox includes a LAN based syncing mechanism, so two computers on the same network can sync files via LAN vs. over the internet. Dropbox's webpages always to seem to load quickly and display files, even in a folder with large amount of files, quickly. Dropbox's web-based search though is often times slow and inaccurate.
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Support

Airtable

Airtable 7.3
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 Business

Dropbox Business 4.0
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

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 10.0
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

It wasn't until I became aware of Airtable that we found a solution that allows us to implement the best features of a collaborative RDBMS with our staff who don't have any training. I had previously used Zoho Creator and found that it was difficult to onboard new users because of a steeper learning curve.
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Dropbox Business

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

Airtable

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business 7.0
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

Airtable

  • If not for Airtable I would have had to pursue a CRM system and an asset management system, plus some sort of task management system for multiple employees, and manage my budget in Excel which is a pain when it gets complex. Airtable lets me put all this in one system, light weight, extremely powerful, and extremely efficient. Exactly what we needed. I am so happy this system exists.
  • Airtable is free and you can get quite a bit in there and use it for a while before deciding to go to the paid version. Therefore the proof of concept was quite easy to bring it into our organization. We've been using it for a few months and it's made everyone's lives easier, so moving now to the paid version is a no-brainer. I didn't have to ask everyone to take a big leap of faith in the beginning and there was no big up front resource investment either, at least relative to setting up any other software or even complex Excel workbooks.
  • Several people in our organization have commented that this system has made their lives far easier, because we can now keep track of our tasks and our events. Our key people are both saner and more efficient.
  • The paid version of Airtable is DIRT CHEAP in comparison to the systems it stands in for. I cannot emphasize this enough.
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Dropbox Business

  • Cannot edit a Powerpoint or Word document within Dropbox
  • Hard to navigate
  • Easy sharing with others
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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

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