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Difference between Dropbox and Box

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jan, 2023
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1. Dropbox : 
Dropbox is a file hosting service provided by the American company Dropbox Incorporation. It offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. It was founded in 2007. Dropbox was developed by two MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It offers only 2 GB free storage space. It is one of the earliest cloud storage services. 

2. Box : 
Box is a cloud storage and file hosting service provided by Box Incorporation. It was developed by Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith. It is basically a cloud content management and file sharing service for business. It offers 10 GB storage space. It was launched by Box Incorporation in 2005. It is available for Windows, macOS and other platforms. 

Difference between Dropbox and Box :

It is owned by Dropbox Incorporation.It is owned by Box Incorporation.
It was launched in 2007.It was launched in 2005.
It was developed by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.It was developed by Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith.
It offers 2 GB free storage space.It offers 10 GB free storage space.
It provides 2 GB maximum storage space for free and 5 TB storage space for paid.It provides unlimited storage space for paid.
It supports less types of file formats.It supports more types of file formats.
It has the maximum storage size of 5 TB.Maximum storage size is 100 GB for personal accounts and unlimited for business accounts.
It supports file versioning.It supports file versioning in premium accounts only
It does not support remote uploading.It supports remote uploading of 30 MB per file via IFTTT.
Maximum file size in Dropbox is 10 GB for free and unlimited for paid.Maximum file size is 250MB for free personal, 2GB for starter, 5GB for Business, 15GB for Business Plus, 50GB for Enterprise (and Digital Suites ), 150GB for Enterprise Plus paid plans.
It uses block-syncing to update changes quickly.It does not use block-syncing to update changes quickly.
It shares files through web applications.While it shares files through links.
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