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Software Description:

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.

Software Description:

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.

Software Description:

Carbonite provides one of the easiest-to-use online backup services in the market, designed to provide disaster recovery for users' computers. Data loss can cost millions to any company, and Carbonite is taking aim at just this problem.

Carbonite provides the true unlimited storage, with no secret data caps, and supports all data formats. It is continuous data protection (CDP), which means that files are backed up as they change. Features that Carbonite provides are Backup Scheduling, Versioning (Windows only), At-Rest Encryption, Private Encryption, Remote File Access.

Continuous protection means that the system backups new data and data changes. Users can set the backup scheduling and choose when it would occur. Data protection solutions include server backup, data center backup, endpoints protection, and system migration. Carbonite client can be installed on Windows and Mac operating systems, and the service also includes mobile versions for Android and iOS.

Features:

  • Chat
  • Email Integration
  • File Sharing
  • History/Version Control
  • Project Management
  • File Transfer

Features:

  • Email Integration
  • Chat
  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • File Sharing
  • Notifications
  • Document Comparison
  • Project Management
  • File Transfer
  • Password & Access Management
  • Data Export
  • Google Apps Integration
  • External Integrations

Features:

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Dashboard
  • Notifications
  • Data Import
  • Data Export
  • API
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer

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.

Summary:

  • Unlimited Cloud Storage

  • Remote Sharing and Access

  • Mirror Image Backup

  • Video Backup

  • Hard Drive Backup

  • Automatic Cloud Backup

  • Courier Recovery

  • Hybrid Backup

  • Custom Backup Policies

  • Unlimited Protection

Pricing:

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

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Google Docs is free for individuals, but has fees for business starting at $5/month.

Basic

$6.00
per month
Included in plan:
  • Unlimited cloud backup
  • Protect your files from accidental deletions, crashes, ransomware, viruses and other common threats.
  • Easily recover lost files and folders.
  • Access your data even when you’re not at your computer.
  • Backup an external hard drive.
  • Automatically back up video files.
  • Use Courier Recovery to have a physical copy of your backup shipped to you.
  • Count on our award-winning customer support, available 7 days/week via phone, chat or email.

Plus

$9.34
per month
Included in plan:
  • External hard drive backup
  • Automatic video backup

Prime

$12.50
per month
Included in plan:
  • Courier recovery service

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.

FAQs:

    What platforms does this service support?
  • It can be installed on Windows and Mac operating systems as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes, it offers REST API.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users of Carbonite are individuals, as well as SMEs and larger enterprises.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Support: Technical Assistance, Phone Support, Email Support, Knowledge Base.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • No.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for cloud data backup.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It integrates with File Explorer.

Publisher:

Founded:
2007
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
1001-5000
Likes:
Followers:
4.52m

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Founded:
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Based in:
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Employees:
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Likes:
Followers:
86k

Publisher:

Founded:
-
Based in:
Boston
Employees:
1001-5000
Likes:
Followers:
15.9k

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.

Other:

Who uses Carbonite
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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