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Dropbox

Online Sync and File Sharing
4 reviews

Overview

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
Sync files of any size or type.
Sync Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.

File Sharing

Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on the same files.
See other people's changes instantly.
Use your "Public" folder to link directly to files.
Control who has access to your shared folders. Kick people out and remove the shared files from their computers in the process.
Automatically create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, Linux, Mac, RIM-BlackBerry, Web-based, Windows, Windows Phone
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Supported Platforms
Open API

Pricing

Starting from: $9.99
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

Free up to 2 GB, $9.99 / Month up to 50GB


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  • · Secure delivery (all plans)
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Overview

File Sync
Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

Work on files in your Dropbox even if you're offline. Your changes sync once your computer has an Internet connection again.
Dropbox transfers correctly resume where they left off if your connection drops.
Efficient sync: only the pieces of a file that changed (not the whole file) are synced. This saves you time.
Doesn't hog your internet connection. You can manually set bandwidth limits.
File Sharing
Sharing files is simple and done in only a few clicks.

See other people's changes instantly.
A Public folder that lets you link directly to files in your Dropbox.
Control who is able to access shared folders. Kick people out and remove the shared folders from their computers.
Automatically create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.
Online Backup
Dropbox backs up your files online without you having to think about it.

Automatic backup of your files.
Undelete files and folders.
Restore previous versions of your files.
30 days of undo history. Upgrades available for unlimited undo.
Web Access
A copy of your files is stored on Dropbox's secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device.

Manipulate files as you would on your desktop. Add, edit, delete, rename, etc.
A Recent Events feed that shows you a summary of activity in your Dropbox.

Mobile Device Access
The free application for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android lets you:

View files from within the application.
Download files for offline viewing.
Take photos and videos and sync them to your Dropbox.
Share links to files in your Dropbox.
Export your files to other applications.
Sync downloaded files so they're up-to-date.

Key Features

  • Up to 100GB available to paying customers.
  • Mobile Access
  • Military grade encryption methods
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User Reviews

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Reviewer

Dropbox is on top of the game!

Sales Executive ( company, 11-50 employees)17th of November, 2014 06:11

I have been using Dropbox both in personal and professional settings and can only recommend it. It's reliable, easy to navigate, easy to share and the price point also provides good value for what it offers.

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Reviewer

Easy to set up but limited administrative features

Co-Founder ( company, 11-50 employees)12th of November, 2014 20:33

What i really like is the simplicity of the service which is their biggest strength. It is easy-to-setup and the various clients for PC, Mac or mobile make it very easy to use across all my devices. Even on 3G network the sync works well. It is also possible to set individual dropbox clients to sync selectively, so that you don’t automatically copy every addition to a growing library of media onto the capacity-constrained devices

Dropbox does it well!

Director Bob20th of February, 2014 12:24

I've used Hightail and Dropbox. Both work well but slightly different. The advantage to Dropbox for me is cost. It is considerably cheaper per gigabyte for sharing larger files. I use both their on-line interface and the desktop program. The desktop has an icon that indicates upload status. It took me a while to understand that sharing a folder with a colleague means that both of our computers need to be on and if something is deleted or moved on one computer it is deleted on the other. This may be true of all sharing services. My only complaint with Dropbox is that it seems a bit slow to upload. But, again, that may be true of all similar services.

Difficult to imagine how life was before Dropbox

Elke8th of June, 2012 14:12

Dropbox is just standard for every office and private cloud computing users. I think it offers all the features that you need to organize in a good way your files in the cloud.

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FAQs for Dropbox

Below are some frequently asked questions for Dropbox.

Q. What are the main features of Dropbox?

Dropbox offers the following features:

  • Up to 100GB available to paying customers.
  • Mobile Access
  • Military grade encryption methods
Q. How much does Dropbox cost?

We have the following pricing information for Dropbox:

Starting from: $9.99
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

Free up to 2 GB, $9.99 / Month up to 50GB

Q. Who are the typical users of Dropbox?

Dropbox has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Dropbox support?

Dropbox supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Dropbox offer?

Dropbox has the following pricing plans:

Free Trial, Freemium, Subscription

Q. Does Dropbox support mobile devices?

Dropbox supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone-iPad, RIM-BlackBerry, Windows Phone

Q. Does Dropbox offer an API?

Yes, Dropbox has an API available for use.

Q. What other apps does Dropbox integrate with?

Dropbox integrates with the following applications:

No information available.

Q. What level of support does Dropbox offer?

Dropbox offers the following support options:

No information available.

Q. What are the main benefits of using Dropbox?

Dropbox offers the following benefits:

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