Box - a decent rival to Google Drive
May 28, 2021

Box - a decent rival to Google Drive

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Box

Box is essential to a client we work for for organizing and storing documents. We use it to collaborate and share living documents, protocols, SOPs, etc. Having one place to go to find everything you need to complete your work is the main benefit here - the "cloud" if you will.
  • Speedy upload and download times
  • Very simple and easy to use user interface
  • Version number - you get a new version every time you modify a document, or upload a document with the same title, in the cloud. This can be confusing when working with documents that don't accurately reflect the version number.
  • All Box needs now is a "smart" feature where it can "predict" what document you want to touch next. Yes - copy what Google Drive is doing.
  • File storage
  • Share/collaboration of files
  • I'm not involved in the purchase as this was a client purchase. But I think the ROI is good here especially because this product, or something similar, was absolutely necessary for this client.
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Mentioned already - I give Google the slight edge here. One thing I find interesting is the "search feature" for Box is actually really good - and arguably better than Google's. But I just like Google slightly more for the UI and "smart" features. Dropbox falls below both of these in my opinion.

Do you think Box delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Box's feature set?


Did Box live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Box go as expected?


Would you buy Box again?


8 because Google Drive for business gets the slight edge. I'd still recommend this service as it's (probably?) cheaper than Google and it does solve all the problems you need a cloud storage solution needs to solve. I really love the user interface too - simple and clean, not too cluttered. Shoutout to the "Collections" feature too - at this point that's my go to for all my frequently used documents.