7 SharePoint Alternatives that Actually Get the Job Done

Sharepoint Alternatives

Microsoft SharePoint is a bit like a Swiss army knife. It has a ton of different functions, some of which are useful, and some that aren’t. If you’re using SharePoint or one of several SharePoint alternatives and you’re not careful, you might wind up with a tool that’s so bloated with features it doesn’t really succeed at any of them.

As SharePoint consultant Jason Masterman says, “Customers are [implementing SharePoint] because they own it. It’s not that they’re doing research and choosing [SharePoint]. They’re doing it because they own it.” In a 2013 survey, only 6% of respondents reported completing a successful SharePoint project. In 2015, that number was up—but just to a mere 11%.

We think more than 11% of users deserve to be happy with their workflow tool. So we looked at 7 SharePoint alternatives and examined how they stack up in terms of price, capability, and user-friendliness. Here’s what we found.

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How We Use Free Screencasting Apps To Crush Communication At Our Startup

free screencasting apps Screencasts are true powerhouses in team communication; they allow us here at Process Street to convey everything in a concise manner with both visual and audial cues, whilst giving the viewer a resource that they can run through as many times as they want.

Unfortunately, many teams put off using screencasts because you have to:

  • Spend time recording it
  • Wait for the file to export
  • Wait for the video to convert
  • Wait for the video to upload
  • Remember you recorded a video that has now finished uploading
  • Manually send it to the right team member

Whilst conversations are more likely to be forgotten or lost, their ease makes them the go-to method for communication (or, at best, a Skype call). This is a huge mistake.

Using just a couple of free screencasting apps you can record your video, spend three seconds saving it and then have it automatically sent to to the right person. Rather than waiting for your time zones to match up or the other person to reply, you can record, save, then get on with the rest of your day.
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6 Top Document Management Systems Compared

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You might not know it by its formal title, but if you’re a Google Drive user, you’re already using a document management system.

The good news is that there are other solutions out there with a ton of various features.

Document management systems can be as simple as a shared version of Windows Explorer and as complicated as a fully functional platform with workflows, versioning, and live collaboration.

With so many out there, how do you know which to choose?

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Dropbox vs Google Drive — Which Should You Choose?

Dropbox vs Google Drive

I recently hit the limit on my 100GB Dropbox account and after a bit of research decided to make the move from Dropbox to Google Drive. In this post I’ll explain why I did it and some cool unexpected benefits that came from the move and give you a rundown of Dropbox vs Google Drive.

Dropbox and Google Drive are file storage services that sync files between a folder on your device(s) and the cloud. Making it easy to backup and access your files from anywhere.

Up until a few weeks ago I was paying for premium plans for both Google Drive and Dropbox. Both 100GB plans, $1.99 a month for Google drive and $9.99 a month for Dropbox.

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32 Google Drive Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard Before

Back in 2014, I moved over from Dropbox to Google Drive and found a few unexpected benefits. At first, I had a little trouble managing the space since the 1TB on my Google Drive was bigger than my HDD, but after I got that sorted I started to learn some of the deeper features of Google Drive, some of which are pretty cool.

Below is a big list of the top tips and tricks I have learned from my experience with the platform.

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How I Replaced 3 External Hard Drives with the Cloud

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External Hard Drives suck. They take up space, USB ports and are far from a secure place to keep your precious photos and videos.

I used to have three external hard drives, now I have none. In this post, I’ll explain how I got rid of them and how you can too.

A while back I switched from Dropbox to Google Drive since they are now offering 1TB of data for just $10 a month. But the change had a few unexpected benefits, one of which was allowing me to get rid of my external drives.

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