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Software Description:

In Google Drive online storage users can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, and videos.
All files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer, with possibility to invite others to view, download, and collaborate on a set of files.
The service works with Drive, Gmail and Google Photos, so it is possible to store files, save email attachments and back-up photos directly to Drive.

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.

Features:

Features:

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

Summary:

  • Metadata: There is a Description field available for both files and folders that users can use to add relevant metadata. Content within the Description field is also indexed by Google Drive and is searchable.

  • Save to Google Drive: Google offers an extension for Google Chrome, 'Save to Google Drive', that allows users to save web content to Google Drive through a browser action or through the context menu.

  • Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations can be created in Google's format, or uploaded files can be converted to this format from types such as .doc or .ppt.

  • File Viewing: The Google Drive viewer on the web allows viewing a number of different file formats.

  • Third-party Apps: These apps are available from the Chrome Web Store and are compatible with all supported browsers. To use an app, users are required to sign in into Chrome Web Store and add the app to their extensive database.

  • Sharing: Files or folders can be shared privately with specific users, using their @gmail.com addresses. Sharing files with users who do not have a Google account requires making them accessible to 'anybody with the link'.

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.

Pricing:

  • Credit card required: N/A
  • 15GB - Free, 100 GB - $1.99 per month, 1 TB - $9.99 per month, 10 TB - $99.99 per month, 20 TB - $199.99 per month, 30 TB - $299.99 per month.

Pricing:

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

FAQs:

    What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is used for storage, synchronization, sharing and editing files, as well as for work collaboration.

  • What platforms does this service support? (e.g. native mobile apps)
  • Google Drive client software is available for the following devices: PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 with NTFS partitions, or Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher; Android smartphones and tablets with Android 2.1 (Eclair) or higher; iPhones and iPads with iOS 5.0 or higherGoogle. It can also be accessed through Linux via open source projects such as Grive.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • This service is commonly used in tandem with other Google products, like Gmail, Google Photos, Google Calendar, Docs etc.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • It integrates with large number of other apps.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • The Drive platform offers a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help develop apps that integrate with Drive.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability? (e.g. teams)
  • It offers Teamwork accounts.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Users of Google Drive are all computer and internet users who want to easily store, access, edit, and share files across many devices.

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

FAQs:

    What platforms does this service support? (e.g. native mobile apps)
  • 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.

Publisher:

Founded:
1998
Based in:
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Employees:
10001+
Likes:
19.9k
Followers:
1.79m

Publisher:

Founded:
2007
Based in:
San Francisco
Employees:
1001-5000
Likes:
1.35m
Followers:
4.7m

Other:

Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

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.
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