A revolutionary change has been brought in the world of “exchanging information” by companies such as Dropbox. Small business enterprises have derived the most benefit from the abundance of Dropbox features, regardless of their geographic boundaries. Can, Dropbox be credited for the flourishing growth of these small businesses? Quite possibly, and read on for some other Dropbox alternatives that your small business can leverage to grow your market share.
Dropbox does lack certain features that a small business may need to meet the challenges of ensuring business security, software affordability and real-time collaboration. So, we have come up with few substitutes that may serve you better than Dropbox – depending on your business model. Let’s walk you through the easy-to-use alternatives, to make a better choice.
SpiderOak: Secure Your Files!
When it comes to storage of data, the certain factor that strikes one’s mind is the ‘security’. Unfortunately, Dropbox does not have an impressive security history. They also have a history of disabling password authentication for their users.
While using this service, you will see a folder sitting on your desktop, where you can drag and drop your files to move the files synced to the SpiderOak server. These files can be accessed using SpiderOak’s website, apps for Android & iOS and the desktop client.
• Free storage: 2GB
• Price: $100 per year for 100 GB, $600 GB per year for 1 TB
Copy: Offers an affordable storage space!
It is not a secret that Dropbox offers 2 GB of free storage. For users who have storage requirements more than that, say 100 GB this is a problem. Certainly, the users with higher storage requirement will search for a service that offers more free storage space. In that case,
‘Copy’ could be the one that you’ve been looking for in terms of affordability.
Copy offers a free storage space of 15 GB and you can add 5 GB extra, if you download the desktop client. So, it comes to 20 GB. This is not it! You can add on to free storage space with referrals. The tariff provided by Copy to its users is also cheaper than that it is quoted by Dropbox.
• Free storage: 20 GB
• Price: $99 per year for 250 GB, $149 per year for 500 GB
Google Drive: Great Collaboration:
“Collaboration” in Dropbox only means sharing. However, this doesn’t suffice the needs of many users.
However having Google Drive to use, you can work simultaneously on multiple files with multiple users. This gives you the real sense of collaboration.
• Free storage: 15 GB
• Price: it starts at-$5/month for 100 GB and the maximum pricing is $800/month for 16TB
All the alternatives that have been mentioned above are surprisingly easy to set up and use. Try it for yourself.
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