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Confluence

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 1 feature set: File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.5

Confluence

75%

Dropbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 7/7 features

Task Management

7.7
77%
83 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.9
79%
12 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

7.2
72%
21 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
55 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

6.8
68%
80 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

7.8
78%
103 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Visual planning tools

7.4
74%
82 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

8.0

Confluence

80%

Dropbox

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

6.4
64%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Notifications

8.6
86%
103 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
97 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Surveys

7.0
70%
15 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

9.3
93%
97 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

9.3
93%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

9.6
96%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

8.3

Confluence

83%
7.5

Dropbox

75%
Atlassian Confluence ranks higher in 8/9 features

Versioning

8.6
86%
89 Ratings
7.2
72%
95 Ratings

Video files

7.7
77%
66 Ratings
7.4
74%
104 Ratings

Audio files

8.0
80%
60 Ratings
7.5
75%
100 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.5
85%
100 Ratings
7.7
77%
103 Ratings

Access control

8.8
88%
98 Ratings
7.6
76%
110 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.6
86%
74 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

7.9
79%
47 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

8.1
81%
46 Ratings
7.4
74%
107 Ratings

File search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
111 Ratings

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Confluence

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Dropbox

76%
Dropbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

User and role management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
100 Ratings

File organization

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
107 Ratings

Device management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
94 Ratings

Cloud Storage Platform

Confluence

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.7

Dropbox

77%
Dropbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
112 Ratings

Reliability

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
112 Ratings

Storage Reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
86 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Atlassian Confluence is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Dropbox is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Atlassian Confluence and Dropbox are tied in 2 areas: Availability, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Confluence

83%
122 Ratings
7.8

Dropbox

78%
131 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Confluence

97%
19 Ratings
10.0

Dropbox

100%
19 Ratings

Usability

8.3

Confluence

83%
12 Ratings
8.5

Dropbox

85%
23 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Confluence

90%
5 Ratings
9.0

Dropbox

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Confluence

80%
9 Ratings
8.8

Dropbox

88%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

6.4

Confluence

64%
45 Ratings
7.3

Dropbox

73%
60 Ratings

Online Training

Confluence

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Dropbox

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

8.4

Confluence

84%
6 Ratings
10.0

Dropbox

100%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

Confluence

80%
2 Ratings
8.0

Dropbox

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Confluence

It has a comment option on the page, where you can tag other teammates tagging them. it sends the mail notification. Comment at the page end is pretty good for referring to other stakeholders and future references of the topic on the page. Creating the highlights of the discussions, and meeting held points with highlighted tagging. Easy shortcuts such as to add a date just type "//". The interface is cool and has easy shortcuts for quick page making.
Abhishek Nandi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox is used in a variety of ways at our workplace. Sharing documents with our team on the go is made possible by Dropbox. Once a file is uploaded to Dropbox, team members can view and discuss it immediately. Some of the new features make it easier for us to keep things organized and maintain continuity during our meetings. We will store large files on it and send them to clients or suppliers via a link. A sales campaign's data is also stored in Dropbox. For example, it enables our marketing team to work on various sales campaigns from any location.
Mostafa Swid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Confluence

  • QUICK How-to Guides that can be generated and share instantly
  • One can subscribe to the pages and spaces and receive updates in the feed on their home page
  • Automatic Email notifications of new updates in the Confluence area
  • The platform integrates easily with other Atlassian platforms including third-party apps thus improving its reliability
Binoy Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • We are transferring large files and multiple files with various internal and external parties due to the ease of sharing files and folders.
  • Smart sync, so you don't have to worry about device space and search large file batches quickly.
  • Synchronizing a data file across organizations without the user having to do anything other than work is a significant benefit of cloud computing.
  • Allowing only the people who need it to have access is a huge perk and works well with other enterprise software.
Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Confluence

  • Navigation. Similar to other Atlassian products, users have complained that aspects of Confluence are difficult to learn right away[.]
  • An issue that users can face when using Confluence is attempting to edit a document while someone else is editing. Although users can access the document and save it, they are unable to see the changes happening in [real-time] that other users are implementing until they refresh their page. Some users have also noted that this can result in loss of edits.
  • Another drawback of using Confluence is its specific organizational structure. All information is stored within one page or project, although the page is able to be broken up into sections, some users do not prefer this style. Users can use the ‘page tree’ on each page to organize the different elements of each project.
Hari kapse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • At one point 2 gigs [were] deemed enough for the "Free" version of Dropbox and its competition. However as even the most simple picture from a phone gets larger, 2 gigs might no longer be enough. Might want to increase the free size to adjust for file size inflation.
  • Dropbox's app is very presumptive of updating itself every time you log on to a system that it's installed on. I know that's a feature you can turn off, but the assumption to turn that feature on by default is annoying.
  • Dropbox could use a phone app function that would initiate a download to a designated computer hard drive. It would eliminate having to see the file on your phone, go to your computer, turn it on and then download the file.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Confluence

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per month

Confluence Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Server10.001
Server2700.002
Server5300.003
Server10,200.004
Server19,800.005
Server30,000.006
Server45,000.007
Server90,000.008
Server150,000.009
Data Center15,000.0010
Data Center30,000.0011
Data Center52,000.0012
Data Center79,200.0013
Data Center105,600.0014
Data Center132,000.0015
Data Center143,000.0016
Data Center154,000.0017
Data Center165,000.0018
Data Center176,000.0019
Data Center187,000.0020
Data Center198,000.0021
Data Center209,000.0022
Data Center220,000.0023
  1. 10 Users - Perpetual License
  2. 25 Users - Perpetual License
  3. 50 Users - Perpetual License
  4. 100 Users - Perpetual License
  5. 250 Users - Perpetual License
  6. 500 Users - Perpetual License
  7. 2,000 Users - Perpetual License
  8. 10,000 Users - Perpetual License
  9. 10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
  10. 500 Users - Annually
  11. 1,000 Users - Annually
  12. 2,000 Users - Annually
  13. 3,000 Users - Annually
  14. 4,000 Users - Annually
  15. 5,000 Users - Annually
  16. 10,000 Users - Annually
  17. 15,000 Users - Annually
  18. 20,000 Users - Annually
  19. 25,000 Users - Annually
  20. 30,000 Users - Annually
  21. 35,000 Users - Annually
  22. 40,000 Users - Annually
  23. 40,001+ Users - Annually
SaaS Edition
Free0.001
Standard5.002
Premium10.002
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. Free for 10 Users
  2. Per User Per Month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Dropbox

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Dropbox Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Plus$11.992
Family$19.992
  1. none
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Confluence

Confluence 9.7
Based on 19 answers
I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
Charles Thomasset, MBA | 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

Confluence

Confluence 8.3
Based on 12 answers
Confluence can - and in my personal opinion, it will - be a bit hard to use in the first moment. Atlassian is a great company and is eager to help you with any question you have, though. The interface seems to be a bit clumsy at first but the customization options are enough to make it easier and simpler. In general, Confluence is easy to use when you understand what each section does, but this can take a while.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 23 answers
Dropbox is dead simple to us since right out of the box, it creates a folder on your PC and anything added to it gets synced to the cloud and any other device signed into that account. You can then dive deeper into permissions, version history, etc. Overall though, the minimalist approach is welcome since not everyone we work with is highly technical and that itself saves us time and money. Many of our colleagues already use Dropbox for their personal cloud so no training is required when using it at work other than going over our own company guidelines and best practices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Confluence

Confluence 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 9.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Performance

Confluence

Confluence 8.0
Based on 9 answers
Pages load very quickly, which makes it useful for quickly obtaining information. The search functionality is also very quick and is able to parse through all of the documents to provide the most relevant results for the query. Other information based software gets bogged down, but so far Atlassian Confluence maintains its performance.
Kaleb-John Loo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.8
Based on 10 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

Confluence

Confluence 6.4
Based on 45 answers
This rating is specifically for Atlassian's self-help documentation on their website. Often times, it is not robust enough to cover a complex usage of one of their features. Frequently, you can find an answer on the web, but not from Atlassian. Instead, it is usually at a power user group elsewhere on the net.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 7.3
Based on 60 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

Confluence

Confluence 8.4
Based on 6 answers
Overall, I am very satisfied with the initial implementation (and the subsequent upgrades and implementations made over the years).
This product has never rose to the level of being an major issue at an executive level. It has quietly and valiantly done it's job for our company!
Bill Kratzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 4 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

Confluence

I haven't use any other software that I could compare to AtlassianConfluence. The closest one would be Sharepoint, but it's a different beast. Sharepoint has more feature, but it's a lot harder to use and understand. Furthermore like many Microsoft solutions the UI is terrible and very difficult to understand sometimes. Atlassian Confluence is just plain easy to use.
Benoît Desroches | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Of all the options we tried, Dropbox was at the top in terms of performance, reliability, and features.Nextcloud is a self-hosted solution, and is the system preferred by our IT department — mainly because it is free or has no annual subscription cost. However, it's UI is clunky compared to Dropbox's. It didn't sync files as well, couldn't preview some file types, and had other technical problems. Even though it was locally hosted, it was slower than Dropbox.Google Drive is another service we used in tandem with the others. It is great for collaborative documents and spreadsheets, and does OK with some other types of projects. But for file sharing it didn't work as well, and our plan didn't allow for enough storage space compared to the other options. For my personal home use, I use pCloud. It works great, and has an optional lifetime purchase plan: You have perpetual use for a one-time payment. I like that you can sync specific subfolders to a computer, but it is more tedious or technical to set up compared to Dropbox.
Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Confluence

Confluence 8.0
Based on 2 answers
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Confluence

  • We've gone from folders and folders of Word documents and PDFs into a single system with a search feature to bring all of our data together and trackable
  • While onboarding took a bit longer for the company (to switch from a Word document centric mindset - to a web-based one), overall the company has embraced the features and power of Confluence within the working stack
  • However, as costs continue to climb for the Atlassian product, we are forced to continue our evaluation of the product - with replacing it a remote possibility if it begins to outprice its usefulness to us.
Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Dropbox has a very generous free option. Once surpassed, the cost is relatively inexpensive, which makes it a low cost option for file sharing.
  • It allows us to easily share files with clients without needing to pay for other services that are email based.
  • It's wide usage and wide acceptance in the business world makes it easy to work with other individuals and companies, speeding up collaboration.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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