Dropbox vs Microsoft OneDrive Comparison Chart

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Yuriy Yavorovskiy

Nice tool

2019-03-16

No nonsense interface, intuitive features.

Pros

Dropbox has been around for a very long time. The name is automatically associated with file sharing.

Cons

Difficult to justify cost with Google drive or Microsoft OneDrive free offerings.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 51-200 employees)

Dropbox Business is quality, and the best choice for creatives

2018-11-29

Pros

File size. Dropbox for Business it pretty much the best choice all around for those who are in video editing. The max file size for one file is currently the largest in enterprise storage. Which makes it default for people who shoot in 1080p or 4K.

Cons

The integration with Windows and Office will always be second class to Microsoft Onedrive.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Brett Dryer

Dropbox for business is an easy to use cloud storage system for files.

2018-08-29

Dropbox for business is a good way to collaborate on shared documents and store files in the cloud. Although it is easy to use, there are many competitors that offer similar services that integrate into their company's other products.

Pros

Dropbox is easy to use and allows for collaboration between team members on common documents. The user interface is super slick and we have had no problems with security while using.

Cons

Dropbox has many competitors such as Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive/Sharepoint.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
UX/UI Designer (Computer Software company, 201-500 employees)
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The best cloud storage option

2017-12-22

Pros

I tried other options like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive and this is the one I prefer.

Cons

To store the pictures Google Photos is now better. I wish Dropbox has a search as powerful as Google photos. For example with Google photos you can search "Eiffel tower" and it will show you the pictures of the Eiffel tower.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Colin McNicol

Dropbox - the easiest way to share files outside your organisation

2018-12-29

We work with clients who may be using a variety of cloud storage systems - Microsoft OneDrive, SharePoint Libraries, Google Drive, Box, etc., - or on-premise storage.

Pros

When you need to share files with people outside your organisation, Dropbox is often the best solution. Many already have a Dropbox account and for those that don't, it's a simple process to set one up. That means you don't have to worry about giving access to content within your company systems and the attendant security concerns that arise from this. If you want external contracts, consultants or other stakeholders to share files with you, you can create a request link where they can upload the requested files even if they don't have a Dropbox account. Dropbox seems to have nailed the file sharing process better than other cloud storage providers; when you are working with multiple stakeholders with different corporate systems, Dropbox is likely to be your easiest option for all concerned.

Cons

As with all cloud storage solutions, there is a potential security risk, but this is largely down to the people who use it rather than the software itself.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Harry Charles

We are switching away from Dropbox Business and moving to Microsoft OneDrive

2019-03-16

We've moved to Microsoft OneDrive, and we are quite happy with it.

Pros

We like that it is a familiar household name that people trust, which is important when we have clients using the software to send us files.

Cons

We found that the recent versions of the software slow down our computers to the point of being unusable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

Stuck in a rut

2018-09-29

I used this software for a cloud storage solution.

Pros

Dropbox was great when it first came out and was a major innovator in its field. Excellent software for backing up files and sharing with others.

Cons

Other similar software like Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive have far outpaces this software in usability, features, and collaboration.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Best Cloud Service

2018-09-20

Dropbox is an excellent choice for online storage, although Editors Choices Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive is not really worth it.

Pros

Hassle-free file synchronization. Apps for just about any operating system. Tight OS integration. Supports collaboration. Shows history of actions. Good features for Pro users.

Cons

It is expensive.only up to 1 GB of space for free trial.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dina Mouris

Access from Anywhere!

2018-08-03

Pros

Dropbox Business is great because it allows you to access important files and documents and virtually connect with any member of your team around the world. It is easy to use and the functionality is somewhat user friendly. You can store files and it also will sync your documents so that it is easier to perform simple business functions in a collaborative space.

Cons

In comparison with other faster platforms, they are more expensive than Microsoft OneDrive, which offers more space and is a faster platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Julio Meza

It is easy to use

2018-02-08

I prefer this one over DropBox. Easy to share files over OneDrive than DropBox

Pros

Easy to use, and the password option to access your files on your phone is Great! It gives you an extra layer of security.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rob Nicholas

Save the hassle and get dropbox

2018-03-12

Highly recommend using Dropbox over Onedrive

Pros

Saving your files on the cloud and being able to access them remotely. However this doesn't work. Every-time i save my excel file and come to reopen, it doesnt upload it to onedrive properly.

Cons

- Unable to effectively save files - Laggy - Non user friendly - Beware when you hit save, your files will not be saved and you will be stuck with an older version of your file - Hours of work lost due to Onedrive unable to effectively save files

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Software Advice
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Marie Stones

I only used OneDrive for about a week and then switched back to DropBox.

2018-07-24

Could be a great alternative to DropBox.

Pros

The software came pre-installed on my laptop. It is easy to use once you create an account and get everything set up.

Cons

It looks pretty easy to use, but because I ran into some trouble I just stuck with my DropBox.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Collaboration at Work

2018-11-22

Pros

One Drive makes it very easy to share folders and files with colleagues. In 2018, we shouldn't have several versions across many different local machines. OneDrive makes it easy for the person creating the documents to save locally, yet sync to OneDrive. It also makes it simple for other people to access the files.

Cons

I used to be a dropbox user. OneDrive works a little differently, but overall accomplishes the same objectives I used dropbox for.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

A decent cloud file storage with good Microsoft integrations

2019-03-13

Pros

Integration with Office and Windows makes using OneDrive easier than ever!

Cons

File-names have specific naming requirements that complicate drag-and-drop migration from something else like Dropbox. No version history like in Dropbox.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Quality product that is outclassed by Dropbox.

2018-02-06

Pros

The bundling of OneDrive with other products for a reduced price is a great offering. If your company is a Microsoft shop and this could integrate with other tools/technology this can also prove handy. Additionally, the direct integration with Microsoft Office is very handy.

Cons

When comparing to Dropbox, sometimes OneDrive refuses to accept files.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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G. Keenan Schneider

It's fine, but it's no Dropbox.

2018-05-15

Pros

Integration in the Microsoft ecosystem, if that's something you're really into. Especially helpful if you want to connect Windows PCs, phones, tablets, and Xbox.

Cons

Dropbox is better than OneDrive in nearly every way.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Jordan Biberkraut

Alternative to Dropbox

2019-04-11

Pros

Good alternative to dropbox because it integrates seamlessly with 0365

Cons

getting used to the difference between this and dropbox

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Charles Chacon

Competes with the rest

2019-02-05

Pros

I like the organization, interface, look, etc.

Cons

Competes with dropbox, drive, etc.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nickolus Highland

Sync Errors

2019-03-04

We utilized OneDrive briefly to synchronize documents across multiple computers.

Pros

Compared to Dropbox, this service is inexpensive.

Cons

OneDrive lacks important features that are present in other Cloud Storage solutions. It is not as intuitive or user-friendly, either. The biggest flaw with the software is that frequent Sync errors create an major obstacle that reduces reliability. On numerous occasions, for example, I have discovered that a previous copy of a Word document that was synced to another computer has overwritten updated versions of the same document. I have lost hours of work due to this problem.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Nilanka Sampath

Store files Offline

2019-02-10

Great!

Pros

Store files offline then it automatically sync when you go online. Offers 5 GB of free storage for everyone. Files can be access by PC or mobile device.

Cons

OneDrive is not fast and easy to use as Dropbox

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, myself only employees)

OneDrive to rule them all? Not so much...

2019-03-19

Pros

What I like the most about OneDrive is that, being a Windows user, it already came installed and ready to use when I got my PC.

Cons

I still prefer Dropbox. Sorry, OneDrive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

One Drive

2018-10-18

When I ran into storage issues with my laptops hard drive, I found one drive a good solution for archiving design files.

Pros

It is provided by my work and is useful when sharing information with colleagues.

Cons

Ease of use is not at the level of Dropbox.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Online Media company, 1-10 employees)

OneDrive review

2018-10-27

Pros

Handy way to organize files. As all the main storage solution, its main advantage is the fact that allows to access files wherever you are

Cons

Overall free storage is below Google Drive, although above Dropbox

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Plastics company, 11-50 employees)

Passable

2018-09-23

Pros

A good optional cloud sharing software to DropBox.

Cons

It requires a Microsoft account login every time you wish to access it.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Brandon Elmore

Free Version Works Fine

2018-09-12

Unless you are connecting across a large work group, just use Dropbox.

Pros

Works well with MS Office and comes with the Office Suite. Sync works very well with Windows Explorer.

Cons

Adding it to existing MS Office Suite can be a challenge. Doesn't bring as much functionality as I expected with a MS product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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sunny wu

OneDrive review

2018-12-06

Pros

i am able to sync all my files to onedrive and it is integrated well with the other microsoft apps

Cons

i prefer dropbox because sometimes the files are altered when syncing

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alexander Hartmann

Great cloud storage solution

2018-08-02

Used when I was in school to save files and access them across multiple devices

Pros

Easy to set up and link to your Microsoft account, virtual drive that you can also have on your local computer

Cons

Nothing new or different than Google Drive or Dropbox in particular

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Lu

OneDrive Review

2019-03-01

Pros

One of the methods of storing data onto a cloud that is free of use.

Cons

The free version has very limited storage space just like DropBox.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Simon Clemmensen

Good option for Microsoft-users

2018-10-27

Pros

Great integration with other Microsoft products.

Cons

Not as full-featured as Dropbox e.g. in terms of collaboration

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Humaira Yusuf Nabeela

Not the bad

2019-01-14

This software works good when you need to save something with Microsoft Office as well as where you'll not have any microsoft office suit installed.

Pros

-Affordable than Dropbox - Good for Windows and Microsoft uder

Cons

- Annoying setup time - Doesn't get updates - Not enough space

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 11-50 employees)

Dropbox is better, but OneDrive comes with Office365

2019-01-28

Pros

WHen it works it's really quick, just like Dropbox.

Cons

It doesn't always work ... I've had to re-share and re-sync about 25 times in our first month, of 13 users.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacob Schneider

OneDrive is good, but there are better alternatives

2019-02-12

Go with DropBox or another cloud-based service over Microsoft OneDrive.

Pros

OneDrive does its job - it stores files in the cloud and lets you access them from elsewhere. It has a good mobile app that seems to be a natural extension of its desktop and web apps. It is relatively intuitive and allows people with little technical experience to use the service to its full functionality. It has quick upload speeds and works well with other Office 365 products, including Outlook.

Cons

If you don't use Office 365, OneDrive doesn't seem to be worth it. The shared folders are somewhat difficult to get going on a Windows computer and its Windows app leaves something to be desired. There are too many steps and it makes it difficult to know whether or not it is in sync. In addition, it doesn't always sync well enough and sometimes leaves you without knowing whether or not your files actually got uploaded. It seems to be finnicky sometimes.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Aaron Wersing

Great cloud storage app

2018-11-20

Pros

Integrates wonderfully with Microsoft Office, is included with Office 365

Cons

Not as many features as Dropbox, and does not sync as well.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Landrigan

Other file sharing services are better.

2018-09-15

Working remotely OneDrive makes it simple to share files directly from office programs however if users are not already setup with OneDrive it can be more of a hassle.

Pros

The integration with Office products makes one drive easy to use when saving direct from Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Etc...

Cons

Other software like Dropbox and Google Drive is much more user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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