Dropbox vs. WeTransfer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dropbox
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Dropbox is a service for file syncing and sharing, or for cloud storage.
$11.99
per month
WeTransfer
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
WeTransfer in the Netherlands offers a large file transfer service which includes up to 20 GB transfer with its Pro service, as well as 100 GB of cloud storage.
$12
per month
Pricing
DropboxWeTransfer
Editions & Modules
Plus
$11.99
per month
Family
$19.99
per month
Basic
Free
Pro
$12.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DropboxWeTransfer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
DropboxWeTransfer
Considered Both Products
Dropbox
Chose Dropbox
WeTransfer is another large file sharing entity, however[,] once a file is uploaded, the other user has a time limit to download it. Once that time limit is over, the file is erased. Dropbox has no such time limit, and thus is superior in that regard. Both offer a 2 gig free …
Chose Dropbox
Dropbox seemed to be broader and provided more storage than its counterparts. However, when compared with WeTransfer, the ability to send a very large file with a time limit would be nice, even if the recipient doesn't have Dropbox. The link feature helps, but by default, …
Chose Dropbox
Compared to Google Cloud Storage, the Dropbox app has proven to be more stable and dependable. In the meantime, Google has improved and is a great alternative. But now that we've decided to stick with Dropbox, we'll keep using it. In terms of ease of use, Dropbox appears to be …
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
HighTail's Pro version requires files to be 25GB and under, while Dropbox has [a ]capacity for 50GB and smaller.
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 …
Chose Dropbox
Dropbox WAS something I tried to use frequently, but has dwindled in the face of more professional applications and file storage opportunities.
WeTransfer
Chose WeTransfer
While Dropbox does offer features that WeTransfer does not in terms of collaboration & organization, WeTransfer is the better option for simple file transfers. In my experience, WeTransfer is much faster for uploads & downloads. The premium version of WeTransfer also offers a …
Chose WeTransfer
Dropbox is a terrible and slow service, so WeTransfer is the far better option between the two. Google Drive isn't as professional as WeTransfer (in my opinion) so using WeTransfer might be the better option.
Chose WeTransfer
Both solutions work fairly seamlessly. But we prefer Dropbox because we can more easily track our files across devices and across the organization. They are equal when it comes to sending files, but receiving files is where some friction points/frustration points arise.
Chose WeTransfer
While Dropbox is more robust with storage and ways to share, it's often cumbersome to send files, especially with clients that don't use Dropbox. WeTransfer sends my clients a link that results in an immediate download - no fuss, no having to log in. The process is much easier, …
Chose WeTransfer
Dropbox is too complex and unreliable to use. I have had many headaches with files not downloading properly, going missing or not opening. I have to spend a lot of time to figure out what I need to do. And just as you think you have everything under control, you set up a nice …
Chose WeTransfer
WeTransfer doesn't require storage. You just send the files and you're done!
Chose WeTransfer
We actually use both other platforms because we may be required to by our clients or vendors. I find We Transfer easier to use especially remotely - quicker to upload and send.
Chose WeTransfer
The listed alternative are also very good but we have specifically used WeTransfer for it's simple and straight to the point file hosting. All of the above services require registration and WeTransfer doesn't. We can just send our files quickly and call it a day. The files …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DropboxWeTransfer
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox
7.1
113 Ratings
14% below category average
WeTransfer
5.4
8 Ratings
41% below category average
Versioning6.997 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Video files6.9105 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Audio files7.2101 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Document collaboration7.5104 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.1111 Ratings3.06 Ratings
File search7.2112 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Device sync6.8108 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox
7.2
109 Ratings
17% below category average
WeTransfer
8.3
4 Ratings
2% below category average
User and role management6.9101 Ratings8.02 Ratings
File organization7.7108 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Device management7.194 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Dropbox
7.3
113 Ratings
14% below category average
WeTransfer
8.6
8 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance7.5113 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Reliability7.7113 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Storage Reports6.687 Ratings9.73 Ratings
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DropboxWeTransfer
Small Businesses
SugarSync
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Score 10.0 out of 10
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Block Storage
Score 9.2 out of 10
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Block Storage
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Block Storage
Score 9.2 out of 10
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Block Storage
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
DropboxWeTransfer
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(132 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.5
(21 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(23 ratings)
7.9
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.8
(10 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(60 ratings)
9.6
(8 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DropboxWeTransfer
Likelihood to Recommend
Dropbox
Well-Suited Scenarios: Large Design Files: Dropbox is well-suited for architects who work with large design files, such as blueprints, CAD files, and 3D models. Dropbox's large file sharing capabilities make it easy to share these files with team members and clients, while its version control features allow architects to track changes over time. Limited Customization: Dropbox may be less appropriate for me who require a high level of customization in my workflow or project management.
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WeTransfer
It is the most appropriate tool to quickly share documents with someone you don't want to give access to your company's own online library, yet you have to share files. It's great that there's no need to create a user, nor for uploading or downloading files. Just have in mind that the documents on the link have an expiration day!
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Pros
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.
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WeTransfer
  • WeTransfer is very fast for uploading & downloading.
  • WeTransfer allows you to see if the document was opened by the recipient & how many times.
  • WeTransfer allows you to password protect documents.
  • WeTransfer is extremely secure & safe to use.
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Cons
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.
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WeTransfer
  • The price for Pro is a bit high.
  • A way for free users to save an address book.
  • The offline app isn't as robust as the web client.
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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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WeTransfer
No answers on this topic
Usability
Dropbox
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.
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WeTransfer
As noted previously, sometimes it can take more than once to upload and share a file if you are using Chrome. It doesn't happen often but of course it always seems to when we are on a really tight deadline. It just takes patient in those cases
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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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WeTransfer
WeTransfer is extremely reliable 99% of the time. There has been twice in 4 years that their service was unavailable due to server outage for several hours.
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Support Rating
Dropbox
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.
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WeTransfer
I've only reached out to WeTransfer support once, but they were prompt, courteous, and answered my question. I assume that future interactions would be the same, I'm looking forward to being a long term customer.
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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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WeTransfer
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Dropbox
Compared to Google Cloud Storage, the Dropbox app has proven to be more stable and dependable. In the meantime, Google has improved and is a great alternative. But now that we've decided to stick with Dropbox, we'll keep using it. In terms of ease of use, Dropbox appears to be the better option. It has all of the features that we require and more. It's easier to use for simple tasks, making it more convenient.
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WeTransfer
Dropbox is too complex and unreliable to use. I have had many headaches with files not downloading properly, going missing or not opening. I have to spend a lot of time to figure out what I need to do. And just as you think you have everything under control, you set up a nice work environment with organized folders, you realize your storage space is up anyway! Since I've discovered WeTransfer, I never went back to Dropbox.
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Scalability
Dropbox
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
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WeTransfer
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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.
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WeTransfer
  • I haven't paid for this software personally, so I'm not sure, but $12/month is very reasonable if you are constantly sharing files.
  • WeTransfer is fairly professional, so in my opinion, links sent to clients look more professional than using a link from Google Drive or Dropbox.
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