1. Alfredofid's Avatar
    Could someone please enlighten me on the difference between the two. Thanks again.

    Posted via CB10
    09-30-13 09:15 PM
  2. pmccartney's Avatar
    For the most part, they are the same type of service.
    Interface is similar but different. I use both and like them both equally.
    Signing on via BlackBerry, with Box, used to grant new accounts many GB of free storage. I don't know if that still applies today.
    09-30-13 09:23 PM
  3. frfghtr's Avatar
    For the most part, they are the same type of service.
    Interface is similar but different. I use both and like them both equally.
    Signing on via BlackBerry, with Box, used to grant new accounts many GB of free storage. I don't know if that still applies today.
    Seems like it does. 10 Gbs worth.

    https://app.box.com/personal/
    09-30-13 09:25 PM
  4. BoldWorld's Avatar
    Box limits files to 250mb

    Posted via CB10
    09-30-13 09:27 PM
  5. lindajm22's Avatar
    With Box you can have all of the photos and videos you take on the Z10 auto transferred to your online account. They transfer the moment you take them. I have Box and Dropbox accounts, but I got 50gb of free space in my Box account as a Playbook promotion awhile back.

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    09-30-13 09:29 PM
  6. pmccartney's Avatar
    Box limits files to 250mb

    Posted via CB10
    Free Box has this limitation. For a fee the limitations can be removed.
    09-30-13 09:49 PM
  7. KermEd's Avatar
    Could someone please enlighten me on the difference between the two. Thanks again.

    Posted via CB10
    From a technical perspective, I've used all the major cloud services, and can help fill in.

    Box is typically cheaper than Dropbox, they tend to give you more storage for free, and more storage for less.

    With that said, Dropbox has a better 'install and forget' method than Box. And has some unique sync methods that give it an edge. More specifically it can sync faster and it can discover out of date files easier.

    Dropbox adds support for shared Dropbox folders. And seems to be on 'a few more devices' with stable releases. This is more important if you switch to WP8 and Win8.1 for example.

    I ended up buying space on skydrive - see I have 6 PC's that share development code between all 6 machines. I use skydrive to sync to these devices. One is a backup server with a Raid0 and Raid5, with Dropbox syncing to the Raid0. The Raid0 is then incrementally backed up to Raid5 every day.

    Long story - this let's me restore any file I save on Skydrive to any day in the last year or so.

    Skydrive however is not native for BB10. And it is buggy as sin on Win8.1 for me.

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    09-30-13 10:12 PM
  8. EauRouge's Avatar
    I use drop box. Imo it syncs up nicer

    Posted via CB10
    09-30-13 10:14 PM
  9. Alfredofid's Avatar
    My pics currently go to box. Guess I can leave well alone??

    Posted via CB10
    09-30-13 10:14 PM
  10. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    Could someone please enlighten me on the difference between the two. Thanks again.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...4/#post8639453
    http://forums.crackberry.com/general...0/#post8054956
    http://forums.crackberry.com/blackbe...ml#post8094449
    09-30-13 10:33 PM
  11. oakvillerelopro's Avatar
    +1 on Box. Loved the 50gb. Never use either with desktop access now though

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    09-30-13 10:54 PM
  12. Morten's Avatar
    Box is made ground up as an advanced filesharing system, whilst dropbox is more an external storage for yourself, where you occasionally can permit access to files/folders to others.

    One BIG difference, is that if you on Dropbox share a folder with someone, and this someone chooses to sync that shared folder to his computer - the shared storage is counted onto his own. Meaning - that IF you have 5GB space, and I share a 3GB folder with you, you would only have 2GB left to play with.

    With BOX - this does not happen, and the storage only counts on the account where it was created/belongs.

    Box also have much better collaboration tools than dropbox.

    Box seems to be the more professional
    09-30-13 11:46 PM
  13. talberry's Avatar
    Personally I prefer to use Box too.
    It gives more space on the free account, and it auto syncs Giles from your computer to your device. This saves a lot of time and I won't have to worry about constantly uploading files to the cloud.

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 10:33 AM
  14. bbtino's Avatar
    Box works for me especially when it comes with 50GB of free storage just because I signed up with a Playbook.

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 10:41 AM
  15. darkangel123elijah's Avatar
    I say use both
    Box vs Drop Box-img_00000940.png

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 11:19 AM
  16. brunolovesbrit's Avatar
    I prefer "Box" because of the free giga bytes for us BlackBerry 10 users and because you can automatically transfer your pictures to box when you take pictures.

    Posted via CB10
    10-01-13 11:49 AM

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