Dropbox Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Dropbox

File syncing, storage & sharing platform

4.51/5 (15,492 reviews)

Dropbox overview

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free, off-site server for file sharing and storage. It allows users to sync their files online and across devices automatically.
Dropbox brings files together, in one central place. They’re easy to find and safely synced across all devices, so users can access them anytime, anywhere.
Handle files as users would on their desktop with Dropbox. Add, edit, erase and then access them on secure servers from any device (PC, Mac, iPhone, Android & Windows Phone).
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Pricing

Starting from
€9.99/month
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 5 other markets, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, French and 10 other languages, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Dropbox reviews

Value for money
Features
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Hao Ci Koay

Dropbox review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-01
Review Source: Capterra

Dropbox is so far the best cloud storage and syncing services platform, it satisfies my security concern for files sharing and it is a software I would recommend companies.

Pros
Dropbox provides easy file synchronization and supports files sharing, this allows companies to share, exchange and modify information in the cloud storage, which increases the productivity of workers as they can access the data everywhere besides improving the collaboration. Dropbox also provides access to deleted files and documents which is very user-friendly and easy to use.

Cons
There is nothing much to complain about dropbox, the feature and performance are very outstanding as compared to other cloud storage service, the only disadvantage I personally could think of is its price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Cloud Storage that Focus on Needs

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-15
Review Source: Capterra

Now we have control over data as we can access data from both phone and desktop. We don't have to worry about losing data as we know it is secure with Dropbox Business.

Pros
Dropbox Business has helped us to back up our company and personal data easily. Having a desktop and mobile applications helps to access the cloud stored data from everywhere whenever we need it. In a desktop, files and folders to be backed up are easily dragged to the shortcut on desktop which is convenient and easy. Dropbox Business allows the administrator to give other users controlled access to data in our company thereby providing a platform for easy team work as data is made available for team's access everywhere they are. You can also give links to individuals that don't have access credentials to download data from the account without logging in.

Cons
Dropbox Business has no Artificial Intelligence to recognize and group data on its own, it depends on the user to put files in order before backing up.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Carlos Torres

Store documents in the Cloud and share documents with your co-workers.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: Capterra

Dropbox is, without a doubt, the best existing software to store and synchronize documents in the cloud. Having this software in your work will get many benefits to store, share and edit documents in the cloud, as its options work splendidly, far outperforming the competition. Another ivaluable element that Dropbox has is its security for the storage and transfer of information, for many years Dropbox has been in charge of perfecting its security system and thus be more appealing for large companies. A software that I always recommend.

Pros
The storage and synchronization of information in the cloud is one of the most useful tools for businesses today. This service makes it very easy for companies to share and modify files in the cloud, creating a new generation of workers more productive and efficient in their work. Dropbox is a beneficial software for you and your company for the following aspects. -In addition to storing information in the cloud, you can synchronize your Dropbox folder with other devices and users, facilitating the transfer of information. -You have excellent levels of security to share confidential files from your company to other users. File transfers are done through SSL with AES-256 encryption. -Create direct links and share them with the users you want. -Dropbox has a multiplatform application, which allows you to use the software on Android and IOS. -Dropbox has contracts with other service companies, whether they are creators of online stores, websites, companies and much more. -Synchronize a folder from your pc or smartphone with Dropbox, and when you copy any document to this folder, it will automatically be hosted in the Dropbox cloud. -Send large files seamlessly with Dropbox.

Cons
This software has a remarkable performance, and its features were designed exclusively for hosting information in the cloud, in addition to synchronization with other devices and users using Dropbox. I have used these aspects for a few years, achieving my work goals and establishing a very important file base. Dropbox has everything I need and I have never had any mishaps when I use it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Karasinghe Arachchige Hashan Chandrasekara

Dropbox Business

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-19
Review Source: Capterra

In a nutshell, this software help to guarantee security satisfaction for sharing sensitive documents for connected stakeholders in the digital platform. Moreover, saves invaluable time for company operations when transferring sensitive data and information at the multinational level. Last but not least, reduce unnecessary courier fees to third-party companies to send vital files, therefore ensure maximum cost savings for companies while boosting the ROI for the company.

Pros
1. Ease of use to this software can be considered as one of the best features in this software because you just need to either do drag and drop or copy and paste. 2. Enable to link various devices through different platforms (Windows, Android, Mac) 3. Allow sharing massive files that cannot be shared through official Email communications like Microsoft Outlook. 4. Guaranteed security for sharing documents because the stakeholders are aware that unlike Emails; only connected people have access to view these items. 5. Ease of upload from Mobile phones is recognized as the best feature. 6. Any activity inside the Dropbox notifies at the same time between the connected parties. For Example, if someone deleted a file from one end, instantly sharing messages among other devices like PC and pop up as small notifications. 7. Allows the company to expand the storage space is an ultimate feature as it helps the company to reduce physical archives and renting spaces. 8. It can allow third parties to share the files despite them having Dropbox software; therefore help to reduce the work time and enhance operational efficiency.

Cons
1. Sometimes it takes time to upload the files despite a strong broadband facility available since some of the connected direct stakeholders in the loop had to wait to see the shared file for some time which I did by using my PC 2. For Mobile Dropbox users, not getting a pop-up notification when activity was done by using a PC 3. Not Experienced visible updates

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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David Sadd

My GoTo Cloud Storage and Sharing System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-05
Review Source: Capterra

It's my central file sharing and syncing system. I've used it personally and professionally for years. As an IT Tech, I'm always recommending it to companies. It works easily and reliably. My largest deployment is for 40 employees who are all sharing a common data drive. I almost never have to trouble shoot anything.

Pros
It just works! I can't stress enough how much this matters. The program is easy to use on the desktop (Mac and PC) and the web interface is great as well if you are on a guest computer. Syncing is fast and doesn't slow the computer. Mobile access is super easy and fast as well.

Cons
I can't think of anything wrong with it. I've been using it for years... maybe it could be free, but that seems unfair to ask...

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dropbox pricing

Starting from
€9.99/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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Dropbox for individuals:
Basic: Free for up to 2GB of space
Plus: €9.99/month
Professional €19.99/month for

Dropbox Business:
Standard: €12/user/month
Advanced: €18/user/month
Enterprise: Contract Dropbox for pricing.

Dropbox features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Permission Management
SSL Security
Third Party Integration

Access Control (184 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (157 other apps)
Calendar Management (107 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (174 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (144 other apps)
File Management (120 other apps)
Projections (123 other apps)
Search Functionality (217 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Dropbox

Key features of Dropbox

  • File sharing
  • Automatic organization & back-up
  • Any device accessibility
  • File storage
  • Link-sharing via email, chat or text message
  • Online back-up & file recovery
  • Manually set bandwidths
  • Activity audit
  • Automatic updates
  • Team folder manager
  • Admin dashboard
  • Audit sharing activity
  • Group management
  • 256-bit AES encryption security
  • Connected accounts management
  • External sharing
  • Anytime, anywhere access
  • Enterprise mobility management
  • Dropbox badge
  • Plus button
  • File requests
  • File event tracking
  • Invite enforcement
  • Network control
  • Data protection
  • Smart sync
  • Dropbox Showcase
  • Visual previews
  • Customized layouts
  • Accounting integration
  • Team activity tracking
  • Application integration
  • Auditing
  • CRM integration
  • Branding management
  • File synchronization
  • Document storage
  • Email integration
  • File transfer
  • Full text search
  • HIPAA compliance
  • History tracking
  • Offline access
  • Permission management
  • Progress tracking
  • Secure data storage
  • Secure login
  • Single sign on
  • SSL security
  • Third party integration
  • Two-step verification
  • Activity dashboard
  • Authentication & security
  • Centralized billing
  • File & version recovery
  • API
  • Chat
  • Help desk integration
  • Device approvals
  • Password management
  • Remote wipe
  • Version history
  • Preview & download
  • Document management
  • Organization-wide collaboration
  • Commenting
  • Data migration
  • User lists
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Benefits

Edit Dropbox files even when offline; changes automatically sync once the device regains an internet connection.

When editing a shared file, everyone gets the update automatically.

Automatically back-up photos from the camera roll on a phone or computer. They´ll be saved in date order for users to create albums with and share. 30 days of undo history enables users to restore accidentally deleted files.

Share files and photos - even with someone without a Dropbox account.

Save any kind of file in Dropbox and sync them across all devices (PC, Mac, Android, iPad, iPhone or Windows Phone).