Dropbox and Box are fundamentally different products with divergent user bases. Dropbox started off catering to “a big chunk of the world, not just Silicon Valley. Our users are trapeze artists, high school football coaches . . . physicists who collaborate across the world”. Its user base has grown exponentially to 600 million users, such that it has become the de-facto verb for virtual file sharing. Haven’t we all “dropboxed” a file? With Dropbox’s foray into the organization’s app stack with Dropbox Business, it is often compared with the other cool company on the cloud storage block. The one that has always catered to the discerning organization – Box. While it may have fewer users at 8 million, Box commands 70% of Fortune 500 companies as customers. So which one – Dropbox or Box – is the better cloud storage option? We do a Dropbox vs Box comparison in terms of their file-sharing capabilities, ease of synchronization, collaboration mechanisms, ecosystem, integration, and pricing.
Read our other cloud storage comparisons: Google Drive Vs OneDrive and Google Drive Vs OneDrive Vs Dropbox Vs Box
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Dropbox Vs Box: Which is The Better Cloud Storage?
Let’s examine how Dropbox and Box compare in terms of seven parameters:
Dropbox Vs Box: 7-Point Comparison Table
We’ve laid out all the points of comparison so you can make an informed, data-based choice.
All the pricing listed is per user per month.
Dropbox editions offered include:
Box pricing options available are:
Ease of file sharing is of critical importance to collaborate across distributed teams.
Collaboration is of essential importance for the distributed workforces of today.
Organizations need seamless integration with devices and apps
Cloud storage needs to easily interface and accurately synchronize with local storage.
Additional apps for increased productivity
* Apart from Box Sync, Box Capture, and Box Notes discussed earlier, Box offers Box Skills (adds AI to business processes), Box Drive (repository), Box Sign (digital signatures), and Box Shuttle for organizations to migrate large amounts of data (terabytes to petabytes). * For security and compliance, Box offers Box KeySafe, Box Shield, and Box Governance.
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* Box stores files and folders you place in the trash for a certain period of time. That default period is 30 days, although Box administrators of business and enterprise accounts can shorten or lengthen it.
We hope you found our Dropbox vs Box table helpful. Considering OneDrive or Google Drive? Read our comparison of OneDrive Vs. Google Drive. Or better still see how they all stack up with a comprehensive OneDrive Vs. Google Drive Vs. Dropbox Vs. Box.
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