Dropbox Paper vs. Lucidspark

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dropbox Paper
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Dropbox Paper is a web-based, co-editing tool that includes word processing, document creation and coordination features. The tool is free to use and allows multiple people to collaborate on a document.N/A
Lucidspark
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Lucidspark is a virtual whiteboard where teams can bring their best ideas to light. Users can collaborate in real-time, no matter where they are. Lucidspark helps people organize notes and scribbles and turn them into presentation-ready concepts. When it’s time for next steps, teams can develop workflows and process documents to turn ideas into reality. Features include integrations, infinite canvas, sticky notes,…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Dropbox PaperLucidspark
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
Individual
$7.95
per month, per user
Team
$9.00
per month, 3 user minimum
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dropbox PaperLucidspark
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsWe offer free, individual, team, and enterprise licenses of Lucidspark.
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User Ratings
Dropbox PaperLucidspark
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(10 ratings)
8.7
(283 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(283 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(238 ratings)
User Testimonials
Dropbox PaperLucidspark
Likelihood to Recommend
Dropbox
When collaborating with a team on content creation with the purpose of bringing multiple inputs in a nonstructured or nonfixed media type, this is a great choice because of its diversity of content and collaboration tools, however, if you are looking to have high flexibility in a particular content creation stream, for example, sophisticated text editing or presentation, there are a lot of strong competitors out there.
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Lucid Software
Well suited: brainstorming & ideation, use of the same board with multiple groups of users where feedback from each session has been moved to a different area so the next group can start afresh, but then I can collate all results later. Wide range of templates for many different use cases. Scenarios that I'd like to see added: a feature similar to Miro's Miroverse, which is extremely powerful and collaborative. As an independent consultant highly engaged with the professional world in my area, I see thought leaders sharing content in Miro.
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Pros
Dropbox
  • With Dropbox Paper, I can insert images and videos into your document, to make the document more visual, which is helpful for creating newsletters and simple flyers.
  • Once you create a document, you can save it as a template to be reused as a starting point for creating new documents.
  • Dropbox Paper has some basic formatting features like bolding text, adding links, and creating H1 and H2 headings.
  • You can insert tables into your Dropbox Paper document
  • Dropbox Paper also has an unusual but helpful feature, and that is the time line feature.
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Lucid Software
  • Intuitive and simple design is one of its strong points, so zero learning curve!
  • Clearing away the whole board or parts of the board is a breeze to avoid confusion.
  • The different pens with colors and nib thickness allow easy explanations.
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Cons
Dropbox
  • No spell check feature.
  • No going back to "old versions" once changes are made they are permanent, with no restriction setting or ability to see previous versions.
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Lucid Software
  • CSV export of Lucidspark board cannot be imported into another board.
  • I cannot import contents from Miro (or other tools) to import my whiteboards from other tools into Lucidspark.
  • JIRA integration was clunky and I accidentally created 16 cards in JIRA without realizing it. All selected items in a flow chart became separate JIRA stories, which was surprising.
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Likelihood to Renew
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Lucid Software
It’s integral to the way we operate and run the business. It’s slick, professional and always having new features added
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Usability
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Lucid Software
Lucidspark is very much the easiest offering to pick up and use and its not even close I have been to Lucid summits to lean how to better utilize Lucidchart and its hard to get others to do the same. The best part about Lucid spark is that when new people are involved in my project planning it takes less than 5 minutes to get them up to speed and collaborating right away.
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Support Rating
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
Lucid Software
It is efficient enough to execute the workflow and lacks only a few convenience requirements. It is easily recommended to any user due to its optimised templates and tools where the size limit is only interfering with the work process for new users to test it. It is also a potential platform to work with a team to get very good real-time responses.
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Alternatives Considered
Dropbox
I was not part of the decision making to acquire the Dropbox tool against any of the other options and competitors. However, I can assume that the fact that we have been using Dropbox File Management for many years and many important files are stored and shared in the tool everyday, the adding of Dropbox Paper should have been felt very natural.
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Lucid Software
Other comparable platforms, such as Miro & mentioned above are slightly too vague in scope when it comes to virtual whiteboarding tools, however, they allow for linking blocks to live-updating Asana cards among other productivity tools.
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Return on Investment
Dropbox
  • Dropbox Paper has allowed all of our employees to be much more productive and on track even when we can't be in the office, which from a management standpoint is a huge positive impact. They know that productivity isn't slowing or lacking when everyone isn't actually sitting in the office under their watchful eye.
  • It has had a huge impact on our turn around time and speed of getting more work and projects completed. The more work you can effectively get done in a time period means more money for the bottom line.
  • It has made the majority of our team members more accountable and reliable when they know everyone is working together on something and each person has their own checklist of items to complete. It is especially helpful that everyone can see the same checklist, so everyone knows what each other is accomplishing.
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Lucid Software
  • I've made a Planning Poker template in Lucid that we use for Sprint Planning, and it's made it easier to switch to Story Points and forego task breakdown and time estimation altogether. It does save time during Sprint Planning but that's less significant than the fact that developers no longer feel the need or pressure to conform to whatever random time estimate was provided. That's thanks to Story Points, not Lucid itself, but Lucid surely made Planning Poker a lot easier than it used to be. As an added bonus, it stores voting history, so we can go back during the Retrospective and review particular items of interest that we completely botched the sizing of.
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ScreenShots

Lucidspark Screenshots

Screenshot of Ideate and brainstorm with a team in real time.Screenshot of Team collaboration with creativity and none of the chaos.Screenshot of Hundreds of templates are available to guide the next collaboration session.