Box vs Dropbox

Box and Dropbox are look similar in the display name, so that some users are wondering, are Dropbox and Box the same? In fact, these are two different cloud storage devices that have something obviously different. They have different performances and paid solutions. If you have to find out one more difference, which would be Dropbox is mostly used in family and personal computers and Box occupies more in business field.

But in most cases, similar points are greater than dissimilar ones. Box and Dropbox are good cloud that providing similar offerings: web-based storage, syncing and sharing for photos, documents and other files. Windows OS, Mac OS X and Linux are supported by both clouds, so does to their corresponding mobile phones.

Why Using Dropbox and Box Together?

As stated before, these two clouds have advantages in different sections. To combine Dropbox and Box together can take full advantage of their merits. For example, if you complete the work project on the computer at home and upload it to the Dropbox for security. One day, you need to share this work to your business partner who does not have Dropbox but Box installed. What would you do? Download this project from Dropbox and then upload it to Box? What a time-consuming process! What if you have massive data to share? That’s really troublesome.

To transfer files between Dropbox and Box has another positive effect. As we know, important files like business deal and irreplaceable photos should be backed up just in case. If you stored crucial files on Box cloud storage, you can make one more copy by syncing or transferring them to Dropbox to create another layer of protection for your data. Just like someone using Dropbox and OneDrive together in Windows.

What’s more, combining two clouds, to some extent, enlarges available cloud storages. Why not?

How to Keep Dropbox and Box Together?

Since they are different clouds, to keep them on the same window of the same computer needs the help of third-party tool. MultCloud is such a web-service that can help you do the Box and Dropbox integration.

In general, you add these two clouds to MultCloud which lets them display in the same window. At this window, you can move files, sync files, drag & drop files, rename documents, etc. It is no different than managing files in Windows Explorer or Finder in Mac OS. Website connecting and data transferring use 256-bit AES encryption for SSL, none of data, cache or password would be saved on this service. Sign up to have a try or experience without signing up first.

Steps of Connecting Dropbox and Box

1. Log in to enter MultCloud main interface. Click Add Cloud Drives on the left side and you’ll get many cloud icons in sight. Choose Dropbox.

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Add Cloud Drives

2. At this window, click Add Dropbox Account to authorize. You may want to change the display name if you have more than one Dropbox account.

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Add Dropbox Account

3. Dropbox has been added. Repeat these steps to add Box account. Then you’ll get two accounts in the same interface. You can manage cloud files using functions in the toolbar.

  • Cloud Explorer: it allows you to edit file name, copy or move files from one folder or one cloud to another.
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    Cloud Explorer
  • Cloud Transfer: this allows you to transfer from Box to Dropbox, which can be proceeding within schedule.
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    Cloud Transfer
  • Cloud Sync: this option allows you to sync files from one cloud to the other in one-way or two-way mode. Schedule syncing is also available.
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    Cloud Sync

It is not so difficult to use Dropbox and Box together in MultCloud. As a matter of fact, this cloud manager can help you combine any two clouds together, use Dropbox and Evernote together, use Dropbox and Google Drive together, and so on. Further, combine MEGA and Box to make good of use free space of MEGA. Backup Google Drive to Dropbox can also be achieved.


Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.