Choosing the Best File Sharing Software

Empist | July 3, 2019

With the professional use of mobile devices on the rise – and more and more employees choosing to work remotely every day – your business needs file-sharing software. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. 

Providing a quick, reliable, and secure way of transferring information, such software can ensure your team stays collaborative and, ultimately, competitive, in a time when constant communication means everything.  

But not all file-sharing services are created equal.  

To help you pick the right platform for your business, here’s the rundown on the best file-sharing software on the market today:  

1. Dropbox 

Easily one of the most recognizable brands on our list, there’s a reason Dropbox has become so popular among file-sharing tools.  

Available for both personal and professional use, businesses of any size can benefit from Dropbox’s off-site storage system and flexible pricing. Accessible via Mac, PC, or mobile device, Dropbox syncs across all devices, no matter your provider. With unique features like unlimited recovery and remote account transfer included, Dropbox’s ubiquity ensures painless integration and intuitive use from day one. 

2. OneDrive 

If you’re looking for secure file sharing at its finest, Microsoft’s OneDrive for business is the tool for you.  

A lesser-known functionality of the Microsoft Office 365 suite, OneDrive is a fully mobile cloud-based platform that syncs worldwide in real-time. With a whopping 1TB of cloud storage available per month, OneDrive users also benefit from Microsoft’s notoriously strict security measures and reliable recovery program, keeping your business’s sensitive information protected from potential hackers or breaches.  

3. Google Drive 

Google Drive is an easy-to-use, cloud-based file sharing solution readily accessible to all Google account users.  

With automatic updates across linked-devices, change monitoring capabilities, and the power of Google’s search platform at its back, Google Drive makes mobile teamwork a breeze. Though there is a free version available, more storage is available to businesses on a sliding price scale as well.  

4. Apple iCloud 

Though perhaps better known for its backup capabilities between personal devices, Apple iCloud also has much to offer businesses by way of file sharing.  

Syncing directly with other popular Apple apps like Pages and Keynote, iCloud updates information automatically across devices and even offers a recovery system should an employee misplace a phone, computer, or any other cloud-enabled gadget.  

5. Box 

Used by more than 50,000 organizations across the globe, Box is a quickly growing cloud file-sharing and content management service.  

Offering secure file sharing features like customer-managed encryption, granular permissions, and activity logs, Box was created with the safety of your business’s information in mind. As an added plus, Box also empowers global compliance, guaranteeing your data is secure no matter where you do business.  

Decisions, Decisions 

Choosing the best file-sharing software is crucial to your business’s security, scalability, and overall success. When it comes to making the leap to one service, in particular, consider first those safety, connectivity, data storage, and device needs specific to your goals.  

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