Dropbox vs Google Docs

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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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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of Google Docs
  • 432
    Easy to work with
  • 254
    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
  • 4
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 3
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 2
    Reliable
  • 2
    Cross platform app
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 1
    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    YC Company
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 1
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 0
    The more the merrier
  • 3
    It's simple, but expansive
  • 2
    Free
  • 1
    Fast and simple

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Cons of Dropbox
Cons of Google Docs
  • 3
    Personal vs company account is confusing
  • 1
    Replication kills CPU and battery
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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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