Goodbye dropbox.com, hello box.com

dropbox 2 box

2018 update: Now I have box.com for long term storage, dropbox for daily syncs

update: box.com is not doing any better either after my switch.  The box.com sync app hung and I had to kill it.

box.net

Recently the dropbox.com sync app on my Mac has been chewing up 100% of my CPU causing my machine to heat up. While I am a technologist and I can take the time to try to figure out the problem, the cost of switching to box.net is pretty much zero.

Also I’m taking this time to move only the files that I really care about over to box.com.

While I did love dropbox.com when they first started, I feel like they’ve taken their eyes off the ball when they started adding all these extra features like Camera Upload, Screenshot upload that they’ve not done a great job with their core product which is just plain file syncing.

Tony Tam

Senior Principal Architect @ Splunk Founder of ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org