DropBox - great alternative for Google Drive
September 26, 2016

DropBox - great alternative for Google Drive

Shannon McNamara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox for Business

We use DropBox in our company for a plethora of different employees. As I work on the Channel side, it is very helpful to use DropBox as some outside sales reps are unable to use our Google Drive, Slack, etc., areas where we share files and work with each other. DropBox is a great way to share large files and edit them online, with people who do not use our typical channels.
  • Ability to share large files
  • Ability to share files with anyone - does not have to already be in your network
  • Ability to edit files in real time
  • Can be confusing to operate for first time users
  • If more than one person is editing at the same time, two versions will be saved which can cause confusion
  • Limited amount of storage with free account
  • Very helpful to grow Channel Department (positive impact)
  • Helpful in sending over large presentation files (positive impact)
  • Certain reps we ask to use DropBox have trouble using it (negative impact)
These are similar in the sense that with Google Drive you can share large files and collaborate, and that with Slack, you can send large files. Our company actually used all 3, and each had a great purpose (DropBox helped send files to reps outside of our company's network, Google Drive had us collaborate in real time on files, and Slack we could send files quickly, and instant message each other).
Best suited for scenarios where you are interacting with co-workers or reps or clients who are outside of your typical network (won't have a company email/be a part of your Google Drive, etc). Also best in scenarios where you will be sending large sized files or videos that are too large to be sent over email. Less appropriate in scenarios where you would be able to use Google Drive, Slack, or another company-instituted network in place of this.

Dropbox Business Feature Ratings

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Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
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User and role management
File organization
Device management
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Storage Reports
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