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Dropbox vs Google Docs: 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 Google Docs? Real-time docs collaboration. It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.

Dropbox belongs to "File Storage" category of the tech stack, while Google Docs can be primarily classified under "Document Collaboration".

Lyft, StackShare, and 9GAG are some of the popular companies that use Dropbox, whereas Google Docs is used by Blue Toque Software, Fortative, and Sotong Kitchen. Dropbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1071 company stacks & 960 developers stacks; compared to Google Docs, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is Dropbox?

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

What is Google Docs?

It is a word processor included as part of a free, web-based software office suite offered by Google. It brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs.
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    What are some alternatives to Dropbox and Google Docs?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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    Reviews of Dropbox and Google Docs
    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 Dropbox and Google Docs
    Avatar of Jeff Flynn
    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.

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    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.)

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    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

    Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
    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

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    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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