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Basecamp vs Dropbox: What are the differences?

What is Basecamp? The leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.

What is Dropbox? Build the power of Dropbox into your apps. Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

Basecamp belongs to "Project Management" category of the tech stack, while Dropbox can be primarily classified under "File Storage".

Some of the features offered by Basecamp are:

  • Basecamp is super fast and famously easy to use.
  • Basecamp helps you get caught up if you’ve been away.
  • Have full control of who sees which projects.

On the other hand, Dropbox provides the following key features:

  • Dropbox Chooser- Get files from Dropbox into your web app with just a few lines of JavaScript.
  • Sync API- Read and write to Dropbox from iOS & Android as if it were a local filesystem.
  • Core API- The basics. Upload, download, search, and more from your web or mobile app.

"Team collaboration (non-tech)" is the top reason why over 67 developers like Basecamp, while over 428 developers mention "Easy to work with" as the leading cause for choosing Dropbox.

According to the StackShare community, Dropbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1070 company stacks & 960 developers stacks; compared to Basecamp, which is listed in 124 company stacks and 53 developer stacks.

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Pros of Basecamp
Pros of Dropbox
  • 72
    Team collaboration (non-tech)
  • 39
    It's simple and intuitive
  • 24
    Great UI
  • 20
    Plain, simple
  • 15
    Very fast
  • 12
    Clear pricing
  • 9
    Super fast task creation
  • 7
    Integration with external services
  • 4
    iPhone app
  • 4
    Frequent + awesome updates
  • 1
    Remote management
  • 1
    As close to an all-in-one tool that is client friendly
  • 1
    Team collaboration
  • 1
    Team and client collaboration
  • 1
    Plays nice with Google Apps
  • 432
    Easy to work with
  • 254
    Free
  • 215
    Popular
  • 175
    Shared file hosting
  • 168
    'just works'
  • 100
    No brainer
  • 79
    Integration with external services
  • 76
    Simple
  • 49
    Good api
  • 38
    Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
  • 10
    It just works
  • 7
    Convenient
  • 6
    Accessible from all of my devices
  • 5
    Command Line client
  • 4
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 3
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 2
    Reliable
  • 2
    Cross platform app
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 1
    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    YC Company
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 1
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 0
    The more the merrier

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Cons of Basecamp
Cons of Dropbox
  • 3
    Basic
  • 3
    Personal vs company account is confusing
  • 1
    Replication kills CPU and battery

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What is Basecamp?

Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.

What is Dropbox?

Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

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