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About Dropbox

Dropbox is hosting service that allows users to create special folders on their computers, which are then synchronized, accessing the same folder, regardless of which computer is used to view it.
Anything users add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all their computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so they can instantly access it from any location.
It also makes sharing and collaboration easier, by inviting other users to any folder in Dropbox.

About Google Docs

Google Docs is a word processor that is offered by Google as part of their free, web-based software office suite.
Google Docs is one of many cloud computing document-sharing services The suite allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time
The suite is tightly integrated with Google Drive. All files created with the apps are by default saved to Google Drive.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Chat
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Document Comparison
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Network Traffic Monitoring

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contact Sharing
  • Customer Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Integration
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Gantt Charts
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Travel Management
  • Resource Management

Summary

  • Easy to use, with an interface most anyone can understand.

  • Free and relatively fast syncing of files even with the most basic plan.

  • Graduated pricing levels fit the needs of individuals and smaller organizations.

  • Robust photo and video presentation and sharing, including HTML5 streaming.

Summary

  • Work can be published as a Web page or as a print-ready manuscript.

  • Google Docs is a simple file-and-folder system. Users can create folders and subfolders for all their files.

  • The application supports opening and exporting two ISO standard document formats: OpenDocument and Office Open XML.

  • Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for multiple users editing documents in real time.

  • Documents can be created, imported or sent.

Pricing

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Dropbox Pro: $9.99 / month.
    Dropbox for Business: $15 / user / month

Pricing

  • Credit card required: No
  • Google Docs is free for individuals, but has fees for business starting at $5/month.

FAQs

    What platforms does this service support?
  • Dropbox can be used on: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry OS, MeeGo Harmattan.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Dropbox is used in tandem with many apps and services, like: MS Office, Notability, GoodNotes, DocuSign, HelloSign, SignEasy, Scanner Pro, Scanbot etc.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • There are over 300,000 apps connected to Dropbox.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • It allows teams to securely store, sync, and share files.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It provides help center, tutorials, and troubleshooting tools.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Dropbox is a cloud storage made easy enough for anyone to use.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Dropbox provides the following APIs: Dropbox Chooser, Sync API, Core API.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Dropbox is generally used as a cloud storage, file synchronization, and personal cloud tool.

FAQs

    Does this service offer an API?
  • It offers APIs.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Users own a particular document, but documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users simultaneously.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for creating, editing, sharing, and storing documents online.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • The service is officially supported on recent versions of the Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome browsers running on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux operating systems.
    The three apps are available as web applications, as Chrome apps that work offline, and as mobile apps for Android and iOS. The apps are compatible with Microsoft Office file formats.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • It is mostly used in tandem with Google Chrome web browser.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It can be integrated with web browsers, mobile apps, and other applications.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • It offers a help center, video tutorials and guides.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Google Docs is ideal for publishing within an enterprise, maintaining blogs or composing work.

Vendor Information

Founded:
2007
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
1001-5000
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Other

Who uses Dropbox
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Languages:
Chinese, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French, English, German, Danish
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Google Docs
  • Personal
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • WinPhone
  • Blackberry
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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