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Dropbox Business vs Google Workspace

Dropbox Business vs Google Workspace
Dropbox Business vs Google Workspace

Dropbox Business is an enterprise cloud storage solution designed to meet the needs of large organizations. Key features include administration, user management, unlimited file version control, file recovery, and more. Dropbox Business has been widely adopted by many large organizations due to its security and enterprise-grade features, as well as its simple interface for end users.

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, a suite for all major Google applications such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs Editors, Google Meet, etc. Google Workspace is also widely used in many large corporate environments, small and medium companies to increase productivity.

In order to better understand Dropbox Business and Google Workspace, this article provides the following table content on the characteristics of both.

  Dropbox Business Google Workspace
Features Access Control/Permissions;
Archiving and Retention;
Activity/News Feed;
Audio File Management;
Audit Trail;
Backup and Recovery;
Brainstorming;
Calendar Management;
Collaboration Tools;
Communication Management;
Compliance Tracking;
Conflict Tracking;
Contact Management;
Content Management;
Customizable Templates;
Access Control/Permissions;
Archiving and Retention;
Calendar Management;
Collaboration Tools;
Content Management;
Document Management;
Drag And Drop;
Electronic Signature;
Offline Access;
Real Time Editing;
Search/Filter;
Task Management;
Version Control;
Video Conferencing;

Why Migrate from Dropbox Business to Google Workspace?

Dropbox Business to Google Workspace
Dropbox Business to Google Workspace

From the above content, it's really hard to tell which is better to use, as each cloud has its own unique capabilities. Overall, Google Workspace is best for businesses interested in a full suite of business tools rather than simple document storage capabilities. While businesses interested in storing and sharing documents can opt for Dropbox Business, Google Workspace offers more powerful cloud storage capabilities at a more affordable price.

You'll prefer Dropbox Business if:

  • All you need is a document management system to store and share documents;
  • You don't need automation to simplify your workflow;
  • You want to be able to recover files up to 180 days after deletion;

You'll prefer Google Workspace if:

  • You want to broadly automate complex team workflows;
  • You need a system to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations;
  • You need advanced communication capabilities to facilitate collaboration;

That said, Google Workspace is a great option for users who want a more automated team workflow to facilitate collaboration. If you already have a lot of important data in your Dropbox Business account that needs to be migrated to Google Workspace, this is a good time to migrate your data. In this article, we will introduce a practical multiple cloud storage manager---MultCloud to help with the migration of Dropbox Business to Google Workspace.

How to Migrate from Dropbox Business to Google Workspace

MultCloud is a free web-based cloud file manager designed to help you easily manage various cloud storage services in a single interface, with excellent functions such as Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Remote Upload, and Sub Account Management.

Currently, MultCloud supports more than 30 mainstream cloud storage services for personal and business accounts, including Google Drive, Google Workspace, Dropbox, OneDrive, Dropbox Business, OneDrive for Business, MEGA, FTP Server, NAS, MySQL, etc.

With MultCloud, you can seamlessly transfer, sync or backup data from the cloud with one click in a completely free easy-to-use interface. For the Dropbox Business to Google Workspace transfer, you can use features like Cloud Transfer and Copy for cloud-to-cloud transfer.

Now follow the step-by-step guide to easily migrate from Dropbox Business to Google Workspace.

Method 1. Transfer from Dropbox Business to Google Workspace via Cloud Transfer

Cloud Transfer is a professional core feature in MultCloud designed to transfer data from one or more clouds to a target directory without switching cloud accounts. What's more, this unique feature provides some additional options like "Email", "Filter" or "Schedule", which enables automatic data migration between clouds.

Step 1. Create a free MultCloud account.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Click "Add Cloud" and select Dropbox Business to add to MultCloud. Then repeat this step to add the Google Workspace account to MultCloud as well.

Add Dropbox Business to MultCloud
Add Dropbox Business to MultCloud

Note: MultCloud supports adding the My Drive folder in the Google Workspace account separately. If you also want to manage the Shared Drive folder for this Google Workspace account in MultCloud, add Google Workspace and Shared Drive to MultCloud separately.

Step 3. Switch to the Cloud Transfer page from the left sidebar, select the file or folder in Dropbox Business as the source directory, and select the Google Workspace account as the destination directory. Then click "Transfer Now".

Migrate Dropbox Business to Google Workspace
Migrate Dropbox Business to Google Workspace

Notes:

  • In "Options", you can have MultCloud treat source and destination files differently, or send you an email notification when a cloud transfer task is complete.
  • In "Schedule", you can set up daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled cloud file transfer tasks to automate the migration of Dropbox Business to Google Workspace.
  • If you need to migrate large amounts of data between cloud accounts, you may want to upgrade to a premium MultCloud account with a monthly, quarterly, annual or lifetime plan. You can then get blazing fast transfer speeds and 100 GB per month to unlimited lifetime data depending on your subscription.

Method 2. Perform Dropbox Business to Google Workspace Migration via Copy to

Unlike the Cloud Transfer feature, this "Copy to" feature offers no additional settings, but allows you to migrate Dropbox Business to more target directories at the same time.

Step 1. Open your Dropbox Business account in MultCloud.
Step 2. Tick the files and folders you want to migrate from this account.
Step 3. Click "Copy to" in the upper function bar, and select the Google Workspace account in the pop-up window.
Step 4. Click "OK".

Copy Dropbox Business to Google Workspace
Copy Dropbox Business to Google Workspace

Note: You can click "Multi-select" and select as many destinations as you want to migrate Dropbox Business to.

Conclusion

You can easily migrate from Dropbox Business to Google Workspace in just a few steps. In addition to the "Cloud Transfer" function, MultCloud also has Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, and Remote Upload.

  • Team Transfer: If you're an admin of business clouds, you can use this feature to easily migrate all accounts from one business cloud to another. For example, each user will have a folder of their own in a cloud platform, MultCloud can automatically pair the folders from two different business clouds and migrate the files from one cloud to another.
  • Cloud Sync: You can create a sync relationship between cloud drives. Whenever people add, modify or delete files on one of their cloud drives, those changes will also be synced to the target cloud. 
  • Cloud Backup: You can back up important files in one cloud drive to another cloud drive so that the data can be retrieved in case of loss. You can use it if you want to backup Google Photos to Dropbox.
  • Remote Upload: You can upload URLs, torrent files or magnet links to clouds remotely, e.g. download directly to Dropbox from URLs.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features