Box is a well-known cloud storage accessible via mobile devices and works flawlessly as a desktop app, too. Besides storing your files, the service enables you to share content with your friends or family quickly. But, so does OneDrive.
Both services come with one of the best features and plans, so how different are they? OneDrive is one of the fiercest competitors of Box, but some think they’re very similar.
However, if you want to find out which one is the most suitable for your needs, here is what you need to know.
Box vs. OneDrive: Storage Cost and Plan
Box and OneDrive are both offering free or paid storage plans. Box comes with free storage up to 10GB and a file upload limit of 250MB. Users can choose a paid plan, Personal Pro, for $10/month. The plan includes storage space up to 100GB and 5GB file upload limit. The Business Plans are available for $15/user for one month and include unlimited storage and a 5GB file upload limit.
OneDrive, on the other hand, has a Basic plan of 5GB free storage and can only be used to store content. For an upgrade, you’ll have to pay $1,99/month and get 50GB. Or you can choose to sign up for Office 365 for Premium OneDrive features. There are two other plans, including the Office 365 Personal, 1TB for $6.99/month, and Office 365 Home, 5TB for $9.99/month.
Box vs. OneDrive: Shareability and Accessibility
Box allows you to store, edit, and share all your files from anywhere. For businesses, the service stores all your team’s data in the cloud so everyone can access, comment, or edit them.
OneDrive Basic will only store your files. To use the service’s premium features, you have to choose a Business plan. You’ll get all the Office apps and more cloud services, topped with advanced security and file sharing.
As you can notice, Box and OneDrive both offer a lot and perform well on personal storage and business use. So, it’s better if you try both services and then decide which one is for keeps. However, if you want to enjoy the best subscription plans, you can go with Box all the way!
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