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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

appear.in

Good quality video conferencing with a small group of people.
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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

File Sharing & Management

appear.in
Dropbox Business
7.9
Versioning
appear.in
Dropbox Business
7.7
Video files
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.2
Audio files
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.2
Document collaboration
appear.in
Dropbox Business
7.2
Access control
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.4
File search
appear.in
Dropbox Business
7.6
Device sync
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.6
User and role management
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.4
File organization
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.8
Device management
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

appear.in
Dropbox Business
9.0
Performance
appear.in
Dropbox Business
9.0
Reliability
appear.in
Dropbox Business
9.1
Storage Reports
appear.in
Dropbox Business
8.8

Pros

  • Easy to use: The app is very, very easy to use. Literally just create a chat room (input a name) and access it to chat.
  • Call/video quality: I've experienced better call quality on appear.in than in almost all other chat and video conferencing services out there.
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  • Syncs quickly
  • Can handle sizable files
  • Affordable
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Cons

  • Feature-wise, none that I can think of.
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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

appear.in3.6
Based on 1 answer
We are using a larger tool suite that already includes video conferencing instead of our older approach of using different apps from different vendors.appear.in has a simple but great set of features but its pricing scheme is not as scalable as we really need in a 500+ employee company.
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Dropbox Business5.3
Based on 4 answers
First, because it's very price reasonable and second because it fulfills the promise it makes. It is simple to use, the learning curve is not that steep and it's easier for the new hires to understand and start using the tool as soon as they are on-boarded. It doesn't just save time but also effort
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Usability

appear.in9.1
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use, technical and non-technical colleagues have used it with no instructions needed. That says all about the app and services.
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Dropbox Business8.8
Based on 4 answers
Software is very user friendly - it is just like navigating Windows Explorer to access files. The system takes little to no training to get new uses up to speed.The website is well organized when outside of the office or using a different computer.
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Reliability and Availability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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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
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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

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Dropbox Business4.1
Based on 4 answers
Support for Dropbox is adequate.
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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

appear.in was the least expensive alternative at the time my company used it. It included the right set of features for what we needed.
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On a purely cost per TB of storage comparison for large amounts of data, Dropbox for Business is cheaper. Its user interface is also friendlier for non-technical users. I found that Google Drive was on the expensive side and Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) required a higher level of technical knowledge to use well
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Scalability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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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

  • It helped us to connect our team across continents in a very affordable way.
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  • Virtually removed waiting times for file submissions and transfers
  • Dropbox has made client on-boarding a much easier task in terms of access to photos and report from site.
  • One negative note is that some people have become too reliant on a file being available on Dropbox, for example, someone not having completed or submitted a report because the files weren't on Dropbox.
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Pricing Details

appear.in

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

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