A poor man's Dropbox or Google Docs
May 29, 2021

A poor man's Dropbox or Google Docs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Box

Box is deployed organization-wide as the go-to solution for sharing files across local networks in different departments. We share everything from large binaries to small collaborative documents such as meeting agendas and minutes. It is supposed to make sharing easier, and not reliant on finding email, as files can be organized in project folders, with authorization given by identity, deriving from organization-wide SSO.
  • Collaborative documents works well, no reason to resort to Google Docs anymore.
  • SSO from LDAP.
  • Organization of documents in project-specific folders where individual users across the whole organization can be added.
  • No ability to properly share (with write access) to external collaborators. This is a real show-stopper.
  • No good integration with users' own file system.
  • Difficult to deploy on a smaller scale, so one has to rely on organization-wide SSO, adding additional bureaucracy.
  • Replacing Google Docs for collaborative documents.
  • Ability to use SSO.
  • Living up to EU accessibility directive by default.
  • Positive: Automatic compliance with accessibility directive by EU.
  • Positive: Removing reliance on Google Docs.
  • Negative: Makes external collaboration harder.
The more familiar products perform better and are generally preferred by users. The reason to use Box is for compliance with rules.

Do you think Box delivers good value for the price?

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Did Box live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Did implementation of Box go as expected?

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Would you buy Box again?


Box is very well suited for organization internal collaborative documents, such as meeting agendas and minutes. It is somewhat less suited for sharing large files, it does the same job as a simple web server but worse, as it has no integration with the file system. Box is not appropriate at all for collaborative documents with external collaborators.