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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:

  • Storage
  • 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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Pros of OneDrive
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    Easy to work with
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    Shared file hosting
  • 6
    Great API
  • 5
    Ability to see who has downloaded the file you sent
  • 4
    No brainer
  • 4
    Integration with external services
  • 3
    Great web UI
  • 3
    Popular
  • 2
    Custom branding
  • 2
    Secure
  • 1
    Clean Interface
  • 1
    Back up
  • 1
    Simple
  • 1
    FREE
  • 1
    Stable service

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What is 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?

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.

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Dropbox
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
Google Drive
Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Microsoft 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.
Nextcloud
A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services The most deployed self-hosted file share and collaboration platform on the web. Access & collaborate across your devices.
ceph
In computing,It is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.
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