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AeroFS vs Dropbox: What are the differences?

Developers describe AeroFS as "Enterprise File Sharing and Collaboration. Like Dropbox, but behind your firewall". Your files are never stored on AeroFS servers. AeroFS enables you to share and collaborate while keeping full control over your data, even when sharing with your customers, vendors, and partners. On the other hand, Dropbox is detailed as "Build the power of Dropbox into your apps". Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

AeroFS and Dropbox can be categorized as "File Storage" tools.

Some of the features offered by AeroFS are:

  • Unlimited Storage
  • Your Own Private Cloud
  • One-click installation of AeroFS clients.

On the other hand, Dropbox provides the following key features:

  • Dropbox Chooser- Get files from Dropbox into your web app with just a few lines of JavaScript.
  • Sync API- Read and write to Dropbox from iOS & Android as if it were a local filesystem.
  • Core API- The basics. Upload, download, search, and more from your web or mobile app.
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What is AeroFS?

Your files are never stored on AeroFS servers. AeroFS enables you to share and collaborate while keeping full control over your data, even when sharing with your customers, vendors, and partners.

What is Dropbox?

Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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          What are some alternatives to AeroFS and Dropbox?
          ownCloud
          It is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share app platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & bookmarks across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it.
          Seafile
          A file syncing and collaboration platform for enterprise. It provides Dropbox like file syncing. It also comes with rich collaboration features, includes file preview, discussion, wiki. The goal is to help customers to build an unified and easy-to-use file management platform behind their firewalls.
          Google Drive
          The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive. The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage.
          Box
          The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
          SharePoint
          It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
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          Reviews of AeroFS and Dropbox
          Avatar of IanEdington
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          Review ofDropboxDropbox

          Dropbox is great and I use it all the time for personal use to share static files with friends like pictures, videos, or documents... however I will never use it for anything serious to do with my work because of two really big problems.

          1 - Doesn't use static address' by default. With other services like Google Drive each file is given an ID and when that file is share is uses that ID to share it. This means that wherever I put that file, whoever I transfer it to, even if I change the title the URL to that file stays the same. Not true for dropbox. I don't know if there is an option for this but it's not worth the hassel to find out.

          2 - Editing a document almost always causes a problem. With Google Docs or Microsoft One drive the docs that you collaborate on are updated in real time and are never in conflict with one another. The problem with a 3rd party solution like dropbox is that it can't update in realtime which means that if 2 people are working on separate computer there are 2 docs created. Then the other machines have to try to integrate the docs themselves. With 2-3 people this usually works alright but when 5 people are working simultaneously on the same doc someone's work usually goes missing.

          Also for personal accounts 100GB = 99$ a year vs Google Drive 100GB = 24$ a year...

          I have 23gb for free though so I don't complain ;)

          Review ofDropboxDropbox

          I use many online storage services. While Dropbox is not my main one I use, it is reliable and easy to use. I mainly use it because several companies integrate automatically with Dropbox for automatic delivery of products, like eBooks. (e.g. O'Reilly, and Pragmatic Programmers). But, they charge a premium for extra storage so I just use the free service.

          Review ofDropboxDropbox

          I use Dropbox both as a user and as a developer. Their products are awesome, fast, and super-great all around. The same go for their APIs — the Datastore API gives you real-time sync, for free, in a few minutes. I haven't found anyone to beat them on either side so far.

          How developers use AeroFS and Dropbox
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          Jeff Flynn uses DropboxDropbox

          Although there are more options out there now, some with better pricing, it was the first and most widely-available tool for sharing content. Our app is asset-heavy (images, videos, icons, etc.) and it makes it dead-easy to move stuff around. Still love it even if it's showing its age.

          Avatar of Analytical Informatics
          Analytical Informatics uses DropboxDropbox

          We use Dropbox for document sharing, both for bizdev (contracts, leads, marketing, etc.) as well as operations (project management, documentation, customer specifications, etc.)

          Avatar of yaswanthgoud3235
          yaswanthgoud3235 uses DropboxDropbox

          Dropbox was a five-piece American rock band formed in 2002 in New York City. Their debut album, Dropbox, was released on the Universal Records label with

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          Srinivas Adireddi uses DropboxDropbox

          1)Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork. 2)So you can focus on the things that matter. 3) it is free and very cool

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          Coolfront Technologies uses DropboxDropbox

          Coolfront Mobile has an integration written against Dropbox that allows contractors to attach files to Coolfront Mobile work orders.

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