It is true, Dropbox is wonderful for the purpose of storing and backing up documents. Dropbox also allows you to invite various individuals to collaborate on and edit the documents that you place within the system. However, their method is only good for the attorney who collaborates occasionally. Anyone who collaborates on a regular basis and needs specific tools and features that facilitate better organization and cooperation will want to use a service such as Box.net.
The good part about having all the features of Box available through an online web browser is that any attorney can access documents and files from any type of Internet connection and OS. It doesn't matter if you're mobile, satellite, cable, DSL, or Wi-Fi. It also doesn't matter if you're using Windows, Linux, or OS X. No matter what the case is, Box will always be accessible to you.
Box.net has recently added a task-based system to its set of features. This allows for lawyers to assign various tasks during collaboration. Individuals can be asked to reject, approve, update, or review. They can also be given customized instructions. This can be very helpful to getting tasks done in an orderly and professional manner.
There are many other features that Box offers for lawyers. You can add your own custom logo to the login screen in order to convey a sense of professionalism. Other options include mobile access via browser, multiple folder layers, and security management.