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Dropbox

File syncing, storage and sharing platform.

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Who is Dropbox For?


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Dropbox is a free, off-site server for file sharing and storage. It allows you to sync your files online and across your devices automatically.

Handle files as you would on your desktop with Dropbox. Add, edit, erase and then access them on secure servers from any device (PC, Mac, iPhone, Android & Windows Phone).

Dropbox Screenshots (7)

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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based, Windows Phone
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

Dropbox Pricing

Starting from: $9.99
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Free up to 2 GB
$9.99 / month up to 1TB
$12 per user per month - unlimited storage

Competitors Pricing

JustCloud

Starting from: $4.95/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Hightail

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

MozyPro Cloud Backup

Starting from: $9.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Key Features of Dropbox

  • File sharing
  • Automatic organization & back-up
  • Any device accessibility
  • File storage
  • Preview & download
  • Automatic updates
  • Large file sharing
  • Simple link-sharing via email, chat or text message
  • Online back-up & file recovery
  • 256-bit AES encryption security
  • Offline access
  • Efficient syncing
  • Manually set bandwidths

Benefits

Edit Dropbox files even if you're offline; your changes automatically sync once your device regains an internet connection.

When you edit a shared file, everyone gets the update automatically.

Automatically back-up photos from the camera roll on your phone or computer. They´ll be saved in date order for you to create albums with and share. 30 days of undo history enables you 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).

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  • · Secure delivery (all plans)
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  • · Server backup
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  • · Multiple, reliable data restores
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  • · Unlimited Storage
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Dropbox Reviews & Ratings

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Best cloud based storage service

Verified Reviewer  2 days ago

Intern business analyst (Computer Software company, 2-10 employees)
I have used it for my uni assignments, office docs and also personal files. It is personable and awsome UI . Its flexible and the Pro version is good aswell

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Great Solution with conditions

Verified Reviewer  5 days ago

A verified reviewer
Dropbox is clearly the industry standard for cloud based file sharing , for the moment. Great tool, but it is being challenged by many alternatives . Additionally , the cost for Dropbox is actually pushing people to try the very alternatives that are becoming legitimate competition . Competition is good , but I'm thinking unless DB adds more value they will become marginalized in the next 24 months .

Pros: Most efficient tool at the present time

Cons: Cost and value make the solution a less attractive solution than in the past

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Great for storage and remote access but lacks ability to edit natively

Verified Reviewer  5 days ago

James McQuillin, Owner & CEO of 1 on 1 Lessons
Competitive pricing, quality desktop and mobile apps for easy access. Mobile app seems to load media files quicker than I have experienced with Box or Google Drive. Needs an in-between plan, 2gb is too small and 1TB is more than most need. I love Dropbox but I switched everything to Google Drive since they have the in-between plan that fits my needs and more importantly for Google Docs and Google Sheets. If Dropbox had something similar, I would have stayed.

Pros: I have a perception of high quality, trusted security with Dropbox. Not so more than any other cloud service, but for some reason I associate their brand with higher security in a sense. I feel best when I have 2-step authentication enabled which Dropbox offers by sending a text to my phone as a second layer of security.

Cons: Identical pricing as Google Drive for 1TB so pricing is competitive, but Dropbox lacks a 100gb plan (or anything between 2GB and 1TB for that matter). Also 2GB is a disappointing introduction when competition offers 5-15 typically. If Dropbox was able to edit documents live like Google Drive, then I would consider them almost equals.

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Dropbox

Verified Reviewer  6 days ago

Tonner Jackson, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship
I use Dropbox for all my companies larger files, and Drive for textual. The integration for mobile and desktop is very helpful for social and web changes that are necessary for my business.

Pros: Great integration from mobile to desktop

Cons: I wish that you could sign into 3 accounts at the same time.

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Verified Reviewer  22nd of April

Owner & Founder (Senior Direct Marketing/Database Marketing Consultant) (Marketing & Advertising company, 2-10 employees)
A breakthrough app - giving everyone ways to backup and share files. A few of my friends were tricked into the business version - they really did not need it. It was great until Google gave us 60 gig for free.

Pros: File sharing and backup

Cons: Redundant with Google - doesn't work with early versions of Windows like 98

Very efficient and effective way to share files

Verified Reviewer  18th of April

Dave Johnson, M.P.A., CFRE, Professional Fundraiser
Drop Box is a very nice cloud based storage for the price. You can sign up for free but upgrade as you need more storage. I like the fact that if you want to use Drop Box for your company or organization that you can upgrade so that your whole organization can share files. I today's age of tablets with less local storage, Drop Box is great!

Pros: File sharing is great. The cost is awesome.

Cons: Not sure of any cons.

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a handy application

Verified Reviewer  18th of April

jenifer hardley, sales manager at Handy Auto Sales
Dropbox speaks for itself out there. You literally drop all your stuff( the images, videos and all the files from any of your device) to it. Well proving to be a catchy name I suppose. It definitely is the best cloud service out there and providing a lot of competition to Google drive or even iCloud. I loved the fact that it offers its service over all the significant platforms including Windows, Android, Mac OS X, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, Blackberry 10 and even theandnbsp; Google Chrome browser as a plugin. This cross-platform support means it can be a ct as a medium to transfer files from your mobile to the computer hence capitalizing its functionalities. The notable point is that it does all this with minimum fuss. You don't have to spend hours trying to figure it out, and it is quite simple to work around the program. For a basic user, it serves 2 GB storage a month completely for free which might feel suffocating for those who tend to listen to lots of songs or someone who snaps a lot of pictures and has a low mobile storage. Dropbox only keeps that option to expand its market but it really aims at the more business minded people who want to keep several back-ups of their files and for that very reason, Dropbox also offers a whole Terabyte storage for merely 10 dollars a month. There is also another option of unlimited storage by consuming $15 a month. There is a common referral system where you basically gather friends and invite the to Dropbox for extra storage.

Pros: Very easy to setup an account. An excellent place to backup your data. It gives out cross platform support as well. Great graphical interface.

Cons: It is not always up and running as the server crashes aandnbsp; few times. The customer support is not at all punctual, and it fails to respond quickly enough.

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Drop Box works well

Verified Reviewer  14th of April

Bill Tarter, Development Director
We use Drop Box infrequently, but find it very useful when we need to share large files. This was very helpful when we were in the process of producing a promotional video as we could share the various iterations with the film producer.

Pros: The free version is space-limited. The paid version is too expensive to be cost-effective due to our limited use.

Cons: Functionally dependent on a strong Internet connection, and ours could be stronger.

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A useful app with ease to drop anything in a secure place

Verified Reviewer  12th of April

Lakshmi Nallamalli, Student at Andhra University
I am the premium user of dropbox using dropbox from more than last 3 year . Dropbox is the one of the awesome application for cloud store , it is easy for used as compare to other cloud application . If we talk about the cuyomer support it is very good .

Pros: It is providing ample amount of space on cloud for the new user . It benefit is for refering the friend we will get some extra space on the cloud . Support is very good .

Cons: It is costly when compared to other Cloud applications

Nice to have the dropbox app

Verified Reviewer  11th of April

Pitanshu Srivastava, Application Developer at IBM
I am the premium user of dropbox using dropbox from more than last 3 year . Dropbox is the one of the awesome application for cloud store , it is easy for used as compare to other cloud application . If we talk about the customer support it is very good .

Pros: It is providing ample amount of space on cloud for the new user . It benefit is for referring the friend we will get some extra space on the cloud . Support is very good .

Cons: It is costly than other cloud application .

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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:

  • File sharing
  • Automatic organization & back-up
  • Any device accessibility
  • File storage
  • Preview & download
  • Automatic updates
  • Large file sharing
  • Simple link-sharing via email, chat or text message
  • Online back-up & file recovery
  • 256-bit AES encryption security
  • Offline access
  • Efficient syncing
  • Manually set bandwidths

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 (No Credit Card required)

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:

Chinese (Simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

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, iPhone, iPad, 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:

Microsoft Azure, Xero, Producteev, Fuze Suite, DocuSign, Wrike, Receipt Bank, HipChat, Cisco WebEx, Okta Identity Management, Smartsheet, Nimble, OneLogin, Salesforce, RingCentral, Asana, Trello, Microsoft Office 365, Wufoo, Wunderlist, Bitium, Xpenditure Expenses, Domo, Slack, HelloSign, Zapier, IFTTT, Splunk Cloud, 1Password

Q. What level of support does Dropbox offer?

Dropbox offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

Top comparisons

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