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based on preference data from user reviews. Box rates 4.2/5 stars with 4,486 reviews. By contrast, Hightail rates 4.2/5 stars with 662 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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4.2 out of 5
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4.2 out of 5
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Market Segments
Box
Box
Enterprise (41.6% of reviews)
Hightail
Hightail
Small-Business (50.8% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Box
Box
Free
Hightail
Hightail
$45 user/month (minimum 3 users)

Box vs Hightail

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Hightail easier to use. Reviewers felt that the products are equally easy to set up, and both vendors make it equally easy to do business overall. However, reviewers preferred the ease of administration with Box.

  • Box and Hightail both meet the requirements of our reviewers at a comparable rate.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Box is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Box over Hightail.
Categories
Shared Categories
Box
Box
Hightail
Hightail
Box and Hightail are categorized as Cloud Content Collaboration
Unique Categories
Box
Box has no unique categories
Hightail
Hightail is categorized as Online Proofing and Project Collaboration
Pricing
Box
Box Pricing
Personal Starter
Free
Business Starter
$5Mo/User
Business
$15Mo/User
Enterprise
ContactContact Vendor
Free Trial Unavailable
Hightail
Hightail Pricing
Business
$45user/month (minimum 3 users)
Lite
$0100MB/file upload
Teams
$24user/month
Pro
$15user/month
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Box
Box
8.8
Responses: 3962
Hightail
Hightail
8.8
Responses: 611
Ease of Use
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 3974
Hightail
Hightail
8.8
Responses: 612
Ease of Setup
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 905
Hightail
Hightail
8.7
Responses: 158
Ease of Admin
Box
Box
8.6
Responses: 897
Hightail
Hightail
8.5
Responses: 156
Quality of Support
Box
Box
8.4
Responses: 2692
Hightail
Hightail
8.2
Responses: 381
Ease of Doing Business With
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 788
Hightail
Hightail
8.7
Responses: 142
Product Direction (% positive)
Box
Box
7.6
Responses: 3897
Hightail
Hightail
7.0
Responses: 605
Features
File Management
Device Syncing
Box
Box
8.6
Responses: 2671
Hightail
Hightail
8.2
Responses: 77
Web Interface
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 3032
Hightail
Hightail
8.7
Responses: 142
File Type Support
Box
Box
8.9
Responses: 2984
Hightail
Hightail
8.9
Responses: 146
Search
Box
Box
8.3
Responses: 2882
Hightail
Hightail
7.9
Responses: 59
Mobile Apps
Box
Box
8.6
Responses: 2028
Hightail
Hightail
8.1
Responses: 66
Collaboration
File following
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 2578
Hightail
Hightail
8.4
Responses: 59
File Sharing
Box
Box
9.1
Responses: 3104
Hightail
Hightail
9.3
Responses: 150
Simultaneously Editing
Box
Box
7.7
Responses: 2371
Hightail
Hightail
7.9
Responses: 26
Change Tracking / Audit Logs
Box
Box
8.3
Responses: 2297
Hightail
Hightail
8.3
Responses: 76
Administration
User and Role Management
Box
Box
8.8
Responses: 1748
Hightail
Hightail
8.2
Responses: 50
Single Sign-On
Box
Box
8.9
Responses: 1773
Hightail
Hightail
7.9
Responses: 35
Policies and Controls
Box
Box
8.6
Responses: 1608
Hightail
Hightail
8.1
Responses: 45
Device Management
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 1556
Hightail
Hightail
Feature Not Available
Storage Limits
Box
Box
8.6
Responses: 1787
Hightail
Hightail
8.4
Responses: 33
Storage Zones
Box
Box
8.7
Responses: 1432
Hightail
Hightail
Feature Not Available
Security
Box
Box
9.1
Responses: 1845
Hightail
Hightail
9.0
Responses: 51
Platform
Internationalization
Box
Box
8.8
Responses: 437
Hightail
Hightail
Feature Not Available
Performance and Reliability
Box
Box
8.9
Responses: 643
Hightail
Hightail
8.5
Responses: 54
Reporting and Auditing
Box
Box
8.5
Responses: 462
Hightail
Hightail
7.8
Responses: 32
System of Record Integration
Box
Box
8.6
Responses: 432
Hightail
Hightail
8.1
Responses: 31
APIs
Box
Box
8.5
Responses: 358
Hightail
Hightail
Feature Not Available
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Box were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment, while reviewers for Hightail were more commonly in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Box
Box
27.7%
Hightail
Hightail
50.8%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Box
Box
30.6%
Hightail
Hightail
30.4%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Box
Box
41.6%
Hightail
Hightail
18.8%
Reviewers' Industry
Box
Box Industry
Higher Education
9.7%
Information Technology and Services
6.8%
Computer Software
6.3%
Education Management
6.0%
Marketing and Advertising
5.0%
Other
66.2%
Hightail
Hightail Industry
Marketing and Advertising
15.6%
Entertainment
6.3%
Education Management
2.9%
Media Production
2.8%
Consumer Goods
2.4%
Other
70.0%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Box
Nerissa C.
User in Staffing and Recruiting

The box is a cloud storage tool for data saving, we can drag and drops data on this tool quickly. We can save data form remote computers and it grants us great data protection and we can easily locate our data from anywhere and from any device with an...

Hightail
Mario P.
User in Photography

I use the desktop application that was developed when Hightail was still YouSendIt and the Outlook plugin to deliver large sized file packages to my clients on a regular basis. The convenience of the "fire-and-forget" method of delivery is perfect since I...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Box
Brendan S.
User in Financial Services

Personally I don't see the value add of Box. Is it a Business Dropbox? Is it a Google Drive Replacement? What makes this different to the countless other competitors? For me box is rather slow, unintuitive and if like us, you have thousands of folders, it...

Hightail
Daniel J.
User in Computer & Network Security

Many of the features require a paying option, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because many of those features are professional and not available in Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. However, you cannot share files larger than 50MB unless you have a paying...

Discussions
Box
Box Discussions
How does this service differ from Dropbox?
4 comments
Michael S.
MS
They are very similar. Primarily, I would say the storage offered is lower on Box, and DropBox has better UI and features.Read more
Where is Box headed in the near future? Will it become an integrated service?
3 comments
Ram K.
RK
With all the advancement in technology I believe that Box is definitely going forward with the movement. It is such an easy program to use along with being...Read more
how can i better improve my experience with this program?
3 comments
DR
Box helps to improve your experience of sharing documents and files within your team. You can provide individual access to each file or folder. Create and...Read more
Hightail
Hightail Discussions
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