Dropbox vs Streem

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Dropbox vs Streem: What are the differences?

Developers describe Dropbox as "Build the power of Dropbox into your apps". Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more. On the other hand, Streem is detailed as "Unlimited Cloud Storage For Your Media". Unlike other cloud storage tools, Streem takes up no space on your computer, but still gives you instant access to your files without any lag. All media on Streem is converted on-the-fly so you can access it seamlessly regardless of the device or bandwidth.

Dropbox and Streem can be primarily classified as "File Storage" tools.

Some of the features offered by Dropbox are:

  • 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.

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

  • Truly unlimited cloud storage for $20/month. We're able to do this with our de-duplication, compression, and estimation algorithms to figure out how much the average user will store and store only unique copies of files. Based on our data and analysis, with de-duplication and compression, $20/month is enough to cover the cost of an average users' data storage.
  • No space and no syncing required. We don't require users to keep copies of files on their device (unlike Dropbox, Google Drive, and other cloud sync tools). We store a single copy in the cloud and stream the file data down on-demand when it's accessed.
  • On-the-fly adaptive bitrate video streaming (Apple HLS). Our video streaming technology is able to dynamically fluctuate the quality of the video stream based on the user's available bandwidth. We also transcode videos on-the-fly, so there are no transcoding wait times and users are able to watch videos instantly after upload, on any device, without having to worry about formats, codecs, quality, resolution, or file size.
Decisions about Dropbox and Streem
Noel Broda
Founder, CEO, CTO at NoFilter · | 4 upvotes · 5.4K views

Due to we are using G Suite for emails, Google Drive comes out of the box.

In Google Drive we keep save just some basic marketing files. We used it as a single repository to share files between designers and developers. Nothing more than that. In some moment we had some backups there, but just for security reasons, we removed it

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Pascal Vuylsteler

Key criteria for that choice. I needed a collaborative backup tool for a 15 people team. All people would have access to both their individual private space that should synchronize automatically to/from their desktop and various shared spaces, with various kinds of access rights. Only Box would allow high fine tuning of the access rights. Multi-platform was important too. The ease to transfer ownership of a folder from one departing colleague to their N+1 was a real plus.

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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of Streem
  • 432
    Easy to work with
  • 256
    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
  • 3
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 3
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Cross platform app
  • 2
    Reliable
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    Cons
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    YC Company
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    Pros
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
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    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 1
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 0
    The more the merrier
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    Free
  • 1
    Unlimited storage
  • 1
    Apps for many devices
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    Native apps on most platforms

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Cons of Dropbox
Cons of Streem
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    Personal vs company account is confusing
  • 1
    Replication kills CPU and battery
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    What is Dropbox?

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

    What is Streem?

    Unlike other cloud storage tools, Streem takes up no space on your computer, but still gives you instant access to your files without any lag. All media on Streem is converted on-the-fly so you can access it seamlessly regardless of the device or bandwidth.

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        What are some alternatives to Dropbox and Streem?
        Google Drive
        Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
        Microsoft SharePoint
        It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
        OneDrive
        Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
        Box
        The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
        G Suite
        An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
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