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Dropbox vs G Suite: What are the differences?

What is Dropbox? Build the power of Dropbox into your apps. Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

What is G Suite? Collaboration and productivity apps for Business. An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

Dropbox and G Suite are primarily classified as "File Storage" and "Productivity Suite" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Dropbox are:

  • 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.

On the other hand, G Suite provides the following key features:

  • gmail
  • google drive
  • Calendar

"Easy to work with", "Free" and "Popular" are the key factors why developers consider Dropbox; whereas "Gmail", "Google docs" and "Calendar" are the primary reasons why G Suite is favored.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use G Suite, whereas Dropbox is used by Lyft, StackShare, and 9GAG. G Suite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10759 company stacks & 1115 developers stacks; compared to Dropbox, which is listed in 1071 company stacks and 960 developer stacks.

Decisions about Dropbox and G Suite
Nasser Khan
Product Manager at StackShare · | 13 upvotes · 155.5K views

We are highly dependent on G Suite for all our collaboration and productivity needs, from Gmail and Calendar to Sheets and Docs. While it may not be as robust as Microsoft's offerings in those areas, it's totally cloud-based, we've never had any downtime issues and it integrates well with our other tools like Slack. We write and collaborate on all our specs/PRDs in Docs, share analyses via Sheets and handle our meetings via Calendar. #StackDecisionsLaunch #ProductivitySuite #Collaboration #DocumentCollaboration

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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of G Suite
  • 432
    Easy to work with
  • 256
    Free
  • 215
    Popular
  • 175
    Shared file hosting
  • 168
    'just works'
  • 100
    No brainer
  • 79
    Integration with external services
  • 76
    Simple
  • 49
    Good api
  • 38
    Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
  • 10
    It just works
  • 7
    Convenient
  • 6
    Accessible from all of my devices
  • 5
    Command Line client
  • 3
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 3
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Cross platform app
  • 2
    Reliable
  • 1
    Cons
  • 1
    YC Company
  • 1
    Pros
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
  • 1
    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 1
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 0
    The more the merrier
  • 608
    Gmail
  • 445
    Google docs
  • 364
    Calendar
  • 283
    Great for startups
  • 230
    Easy to work
  • 115
    Document management & workflow
  • 109
    Very easy to share
  • 80
    No brainer
  • 59
    Google groups
  • 58
    Google scripts & api
  • 21
    Google drive
  • 16
    Popular
  • 13
    No spam, phishing protection
  • 12
    Easy
  • 11
    Google Spreadsheets
  • 10
    Cloud based and collaboration
  • 7
    Simple and fast document creation collaboration
  • 6
    Best Cloud environment ever
  • 5
    Google maps api
  • 3
    Geolocation
  • 3
    Google-powered Search in Gmail
  • 2
    Awesome Collaboration Tools
  • 1
    도메인 단위로 어플을 관리할 수 있고, 클라우드지만 강력한 보안기능과 기기관리 기능을 제공
  • 1
    music
  • 1
    Simple

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Cons of Dropbox
Cons of G Suite
  • 3
    Personal vs company account is confusing
  • 1
    Replication kills CPU and battery
  • 5
    Starting to get pricey
  • 3
    Good luck changing domains
  • 1
    Lesser fonts and styling available in mail compose
  • 1
    Long emails get truncated

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What is Dropbox?

Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

What is G Suite?

An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

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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
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OneDrive
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Box
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Evernote
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