Dropbox vs. Egnyte

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dropbox
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Dropbox is a cloud storage solution, equipped with features that help users to save time, improve productivity, and collaborate with others. Users can edit PDFs, share videos, sign documents, and collaborate with stakeholders without leaving Dropbox.
$9.99
per month
Egnyte
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Egnyte provides a unified content security and governance solution for collaboration, data security, compliance, and threat detection for multicloud businesses. More than 16,000 organizations trust Egnyte to reduce risks and IT complexity, prevent ransomware and IP theft, and boost employee productivity on any app, any cloud, anywhere.
$25
per month
Pricing
DropboxEgnyte
Editions & Modules
Plus
$9.99
per month
Essentials
$18
per month
Business
$20
per month per user
Business Plus
$26
per month per user
Basic
Free
Team (1-10 employees)
$10
per employee/per month
Business (10-100 employees)
$20
per employee/per month
Enterprise (50+ employees)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DropboxEgnyte
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DropboxEgnyte
Considered Both Products
Dropbox
Chose Dropbox
We actually use both platforms and are currently migrating over to Egnyte as our sole system. Egnyte is superior in its [HIPAA] Compliance, its GDPR options, and its overall security. Dropbox is a great application for smaller companies, but I feel like we outgrew the …
Chose Dropbox
Dropbox is a great low-cost, wholesale cloud DMS solution. That being said, its security features and search-ability are not as sophisticated as Datasite or Egnyte, which to be fair, are much more costly solutions. As compared to its peers in terms of cost, Dropbox is the …
Chose Dropbox
Egnyte was quite similar but desktop native, which made onboarding a bit easier and more natural for non-tech native folks and folks who are used to the typical file system structure. That said, Dropbox with the desktop functionality is a good hybrid between Egnyte and Google …
Chose Dropbox
Dropbox gives us more control over what we are trying to accomplish, and that is key. Egnyte wanted such a large outline of capital to get their system up, and then we would become married to just their system. I didn't like that because then we were at their mercy, and with …
Chose Dropbox
I have only had to download files from these other platforms but haven't had a chance to use them. My organization chose Dropbox and I am neither for or against it. Seems to be working for what it is.
Chose Dropbox
Dropbox customer support and availability worldwide is better, it is more compatible with other programs and browsers and it rarely stops working.

There is plenty of space on Dropbox that you can use from Dropbox and it takes lesser steps to upload or download or even to share …
Chose Dropbox
I think that in terms of familiarity with the platform and interface, Dropbox is probably top of mind. However, I do like Google Docs the most, since you are able to edit in real-time, and it makes note of the version changes. Sharepoint has this capability as well, however, I …
Egnyte
Chose Egnyte
Dropbox is really simple, and you can share files. But users cannot manage who sees files as well as Egnyte does. In Egnyte, you can allow users to have full access and down to view only access. You can also give links to non-users so they can just view the files. Dropbox makes …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte blows away any competition. I've used Dropbox and other competitors, but Egnyte's interface and ease of use is what makes it superior. I would recommend it over any of the other guys out there because that's what my company uses and that's what works for us.
Chose Egnyte
The biggest competitor and leader in this space is Dropbox. Egnyte beats Dropbox when it comes to ease of use and its inviting interface. However, Dropbox has the obvious advantage in reliability, which comes with the scale of that company. Ultimately, the security of Egnyte …
Chose Egnyte
Dropbox is just the main competitor of Egnyte that we have used and have ample experience with, among many others. Egnyte however blows Dropbox out of the water in ease of use, style, functionality, and cyber security from my experience. Egnyte has been nothing short of …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte has significantly more structure out of the box than Google Drive or Dropbox. While Google Drive is much cheaper, and Dropbox has more potential in the right hands; Egnyte just works immediately in an enterprise situation. There are other enterprise level solutions, like …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte is more user-friendly than both Dropbox and Box, and has more functionality to match. The user management is simple with Egnyte, and the storage limits are enormous - we'll never be concerned about running out of room. Egnyte's device management is also an essential part …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte's storage capacity was well beyond the capabilities of Dropbox at our budget. Plus, at the time (nearly five years ago) Dropbox was a little quirky when it came to uploading files. OneDrive was a good fit but it presented challenges when working with users that did not …
Chose Egnyte
I think that Egnyte is a good tool especially when you need to share files within the same company or organization. I think that the layout is much better and updated than Dropbox. The downside to Egnyte is that you cannot edit files within the tool like you can do for Google, …
Chose Egnyte
We also looked at Dropbox and a few others, and we found that Egnyte was (at the time) the ONLY HIPPA and Part 11 compliant software on the market. We loved the security features in Egnyte and felt safe trusting our data to such an innovative and reputable company. We are …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte is already up to Dropbox because of its features and its interface we can easily understand Egnyte but Dropbox is very hard to understand security is more in Egnyte as compare with Dropbox so I think Egnyte is heading in the right direction and Egnyte team is doing a …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte provided Quarem the most robust and secure environment. Additionally, Egynte makes organizing the files very simple, saving my team time and money.
Chose Egnyte
None of these other solutions had document tracking or search features that could even hold a candle to Egnyte. Out of all of them box had the best, then we tried Egnyte and it blew then all out of the water.
The amount of time we saved on minor tasks was more than enough to …
Chose Egnyte
Egnyte allows integration with Google Drive as well as providing additional functionality such as tasking.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DropboxEgnyte
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox
7.7
853 Ratings
9% below category average
Egnyte
9.8
35 Ratings
15% above category average
Versioning7.6686 Ratings10.033 Ratings
Video files7.9673 Ratings10.029 Ratings
Audio files8.0602 Ratings10.027 Ratings
Document collaboration7.7748 Ratings10.033 Ratings
Access control7.4797 Ratings10.035 Ratings
File search7.4825 Ratings10.034 Ratings
Device sync7.9785 Ratings9.032 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox
7.6
817 Ratings
13% below category average
Egnyte
10.0
35 Ratings
14% above category average
User and role management7.5749 Ratings10.033 Ratings
File organization8.0806 Ratings10.035 Ratings
Device management7.3704 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox
7.9
804 Ratings
8% below category average
Egnyte
8.7
34 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance8.0797 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Reliability8.2802 Ratings9.034 Ratings
Storage Reports7.7614 Ratings9.030 Ratings
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
DropboxEgnyte
Likelihood to Recommend
7.8
(876 ratings)
8.0
(39 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.6
(31 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(41 ratings)
9.6
(4 ratings)
Availability
7.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(8 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
6.1
(34 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DropboxEgnyte
Likelihood to Recommend
Dropbox
It works very well for my particular role in book design, where I manage multiple projects simultaneously and need to link to hundreds of images nested within other folders. At times, though, it seems my computer folders will change which files are kept in the cloud vs. my desktop.
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Egnyte
Egynte is best suited for companies that SharePoint is not the best fit for. This includes managers unfamiliar with SharePoint specifically, and those really looking for a replacement for a file server in the more traditional Windows sense. SharePoint has more or less done away with any management that resembles Active Directory or File Explorer. Egnyte's web portal is incredibly straightforward. I would say Egnyte is less suited for companies that have licensing access to SharePoint already and do not have a ton of files or granular sharing and security needs
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Pros
Dropbox
  • Shared data among all peoples who have access to certain folders.
  • Data stored online so it frees lots of space from the personal computer.
  • Updates really fast.
  • You can access all the information on a file on your computer and on the Dropbox online platform.
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Egnyte
  • Sharing files externally with passwords, link expiration and granular control of permissions
  • File syncing across end-user devices using a client installed onto the computer for seamless integration for end-users as if they had mapped a drive directly to their machine
  • Implements 2FA for secure access
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Cons
Dropbox
  • One issue is when the preview of the video will sometimes play at the same time when watching it in full screen, where the two videos overlap each other.
  • Faster import time when inserting multiple files
  • It will be easier and faster to have a section to delete files under the folder tab
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Egnyte
  • The main drawback of the system that it is lacking in managing the uploading of large or huge files, even though the large files can be easily downloadable but the upload takes a lot of time.
  • While uploading the system sometimes starts lagging and the file after sometimes needs to upload again.
  • Egnyte is lacking in syncing multiple platforms at the same time. It gives access to one platform at a time which somehow hinders the work while migrating a large amount of data.
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Likelihood to Renew
Dropbox
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.
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Egnyte
We found that usage of Egnyte in our supported clients, with sufficient bandwidth, provided all the features and stability we required. The billing setup was fair and the support provided was ample for end users and well as our in house admins. There was a concern about high usage clients but this was taken into account during the vetting process.
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Usability
Dropbox
[Its] functionality and usability are very good, however[,] on every computer that I have ever installed the app on, Dropbox assumes I want it to update the files every time I start the system up. That's not always true, but the app assumes it is. I can switch that function off, but I would rather that function default to "Off" and then I can decide to turn it on as needed.
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Egnyte
Really easy to use the interface. The web browser is very intuitive and I have not had any notable issues with this. It's easy to work on documents as a team, and the only issues we have to tend to come with Apple apps and downloading large files to WebEdit. It's very similar to the filing systems that come on Apple and Windows devices so not a steep learning curve.
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Performance
Dropbox
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.
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Egnyte
Egnyte works very well across all platforms and as an add-on to other programs. Load time is close to nothing. Reports can be made in no time as well. All in all no performance issues. We can see that it depends on the local network connection. If you're running with fiber there won't be any issues.
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Support Rating
Dropbox
They immediately responded like in an example that I gave where one of our staff members accidentally deleted the whole Special Hope Network Dropbox, we immediately contacted Dropbox they walked us through the steps of how to retrieve the information and luckily enough we were able to retrieve the entire Dropbox and we have had back and forth with Dropbox on what to do when an employee leaves how to remove them how to add another employee.
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Egnyte
I never had to reach out to customer support for Egnyte. I don't know any coworkers who have had to reach out to Egnyte for support either. As far as I am concerned, the support team is doing a good job since I have not had to reach out to them.
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Online Training
Dropbox
I did not personally take any training for Dropbox so I am self taught but I know when our Vice President selected Dropbox, he personally did do some training modules on it and I'm assuming it was very easy and simple to understand since he now acts like he is a pro at it!
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Egnyte
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Dropbox
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.
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Egnyte
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Dropbox
Google Drive has similar features, but the security functions of Dropbox allows our institution to save our sensitive and regulated data in a more protected way on Dropbox. This gives administrators, decision makers and policy makers additional piece, especially during a time and living in a world where data breaches are much more frequent and common.
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Egnyte
At the time when this was implemented (over 5 years ago and still in production), there were issues with syncing and reliability that Egnyte did not have, and have continued to impress with. Other providers have improved a lot and Egnyte is fairly costly, but switching costs would be high to move away from it to similar solutions.
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Scalability
Dropbox
bc i think box.com is better and more affordable
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Egnyte
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Dropbox
  • Negatively impacted my ROI as it's rather expensive.
  • Many of my freelancers were having issues accessing Dropbox because they already had other clients with Dropbox, so I requested Google Drive instead.
  • Wish the collaboration was easier.
  • A lot of times, people on my team can't access photos.
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Egnyte
  • Allows us to easily communicate important data securely with other offices (not just sending via email)
  • It allows everyone in our office to be working on the same information at the same time
  • It meshes so well with salesforce that I can't really picture what our practice would look like if we didn't have the combination.
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ScreenShots

Dropbox Screenshots

Screenshot of the action bar, that sits across the browser page can be used to record the screen, edit PDFs, upload files, create folders, get signatures, or send and track documents.Screenshot of Dropbox Replay, that lets collaborators leave frame-accurate feedback and markups directly on project files.Screenshot of Dropbox Capture, which can be used to take screen recordings, screenshots, and GIFs with one click and share them with a link.Screenshot of the interface where Dropbox lets users upload, edit, send, and sign PDFs in one place.