DropBox vs Syncplicity


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DropBox
Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. In comparison to similar services, Dropbox offers a relatively large number of user clients across a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems. DropBox alternatives for enterprise are: Box, Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365.
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Syncplicity
Syncplicity delivers powerful, easy to use file management in the cloud. Syncplicity automatically syncs your files across all your computers, backs up your data, and makes sharing files and collaborating easier than ever before.
Comparing DropBox vs Syncplicity is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that DropBox has better video than Syncplicity



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Syncplicity has more user-friendly interface than DropBox because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that DropBox is more popular than Syncplicity

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Dropbox Paper gets document previews (in 2017)
- Dropbox updated admin panel for Business users (in 2017)
- Dropbox launched collaboration app Paper globally in 21 languages (in 2017)
- Dropbox adds PDF signing, iMessage integrations (in 2016)
- Dropbox adds a new dashboard for IT admins (in 2016)
- Dropbox launched a new way to scan documents with your phone (in 2016)
- Dropbox will allow users to access cloud-only folders from Windows and Mac (in 2016)
- Dropbox is shutting down its email app Mailbox (in 2015)
- Dropbox allows to edit PDF files on the go (in 2015)
- Dropbox to offer collaboration features to free users (in 2015)

Looks like DropBox was recently more active than Syncplicity (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which DropBox and Syncplicity meet head to head:

2017 - Dropbox launched collaboration app Paper globally in 21 languages to strike back at Syncplicity


Dropbox is rolling out its note-collaboration app Paper globally localized into 21 languages. It also gets some new tools that allow users to automatically generate presentations and run them through Paper in their browsers.  Paper came out in a closed beta in the second quarter last year, and then opened as a public beta in the third quarter. As it’s inched closer to launch, both Google and Salesforce in some ways have thrown their weight behind collaborative tools in a similar vein to Paper. Salesforce bought Quip for $750 million late last year. While Paper was already competing with Quip in some ways, Salesforce’s major acquisition of the company signaled that it was quickly looking to broaden its enterprise toolkit. That means that Dropbox will likely come more into direct competition in this space with Salesforce, which may be able to throw more resources at the problem than Dropbox can. For Dropbox, the hope is that its strategy of religiously tracking user behavior will be part of the edge that keeps them ahead of those larger companies.

2014 - EMC Syncplicity cuts prices - a new advantage over DropBox


Forrester and Gartner call EMC's Syncplicity the best-in-class offering on the Enterprise Sync and Share market. But the company doesn’t want other factors to keep companies from embracing all that it has to offer. So EMC has bumped up storage limits for all of its offerings: Individuals with free personal accounts can now store up to 10 GB without incurring charges, subscribers to the business edition are allowed 300GB + 5GB/USER (with more available for a reasonable price), users of the departmental edition are allotted up to 1 TB without incurring extra charges, and storage on the Enterprise edition is unlimited, as it always has been.