Box vs OneDrive: What are the differences?
What is Box? Build Innovative Applications on 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.
What is OneDrive? Save your files and photos to OneDrive and get them from any device, anywhere. Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
Box and OneDrive can be categorized as "File Storage" tools.
Some of the features offered by Box are:
- Enterprise-grade file sharing
- Native mobile apps
- File sharing links
On the other hand, OneDrive provides the following key features:
- Ransomware detection & recovery
- Expiring sharing links
LinkedIn, Pandora, and Anaplan are some of the popular companies that use Box, whereas OneDrive is used by OutSystems, m-cookies, and Necsia IT Consulting. Box has a broader approval, being mentioned in 40 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to OneDrive, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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I use box as an broker between my phone's data storage and my home networks backup storage. Box allowed me to automated backup of photos and videos to their cloud storage and in turn, schedule syncs of this data from Box to local network storage. This is a decent solution for me as it essentially offers on-premises backup in case I lose my phone and it also offers off-site back up inherently in case of local data loss, fire, etc.