Dropbox Business Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Dropbox Business

File syncing, storage & sharing platform

4.51/5 (16,949 reviews)

Dropbox Business overview

What is Dropbox Business?

Dropbox Business is an off-site server for file sharing and storage. It allows users to sync their files online and across devices automatically. Dropbox Business 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
€10/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India

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 Business reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Sarah Hoffman

Dropbox Business for Small Teams

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-19
Review Source: Capterra

Our team uses Dropbox Business every day and we organize it by our projects which makes finding documents and assets very efficient. We love the ability to instantly add a shared Dropbox folder from a client directly into our Dropbox dashboard in a matter of seconds. It's one of the most useful features. The history and version control is also really useful to ensure we're using the latest files.

Pros
This cloud-based storage tool has been incredibly effective, especially now that our team is working remotely due to COVID-19. We are able to organize our documents very efficiently using the tools instead of having to use an internal server. It's game-changing to be able to access documents, photos, and videos from any computer without having to use a clunky VPN login.

Cons
I wish the thumbnails were larger when previewing photos and sometimes when you hit the back button, it takes you to the home page instead of the last page of you breadcrumb trail but the ease of use makes it worthwhile, once you get used to it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Benjamin Accinelli

If you have a team that needs to collaborate, look no further

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-18
Review Source: Capterra

my overall experience has been positive. there has been some issues as with any service, but dropbox has been great to work with and has been helpful. Adding the FTP capability a couple of years ago has been a huge upgrade to the account and makes me want to stick with them indefinitely

Pros
Dropbox has been my go-to software for over 5 years. We use dropbox to collaborate between video projects, graphic projects, and photo projects. We have editors all over the world and nothing works better than dropbox. I've tried using google drive multiple times, but dropbox's desktop sync has been the best thing for our collaboration. Transferring files to clients have been so simple on both ends. Every time we've sent files using google drive, we've had nothing but problems. Dropbox makes it super easy to send files and to gather files. Their file request functionality has been amazing to work with and makes it easy to collaborate with clients outside of our dropbox network.

Cons
The syncing can be a little slow especially with large files, but our work around is using an FTP client to log into dropbox to download and upload files directly to and from dropbox. sometimes we'll have syncing issues, but their file conflict solution has made it manageable to work with but still needs some work. the pricing it through the roof, but when you break it down into it's benefits, it's not so bad—but i do find myself constantly talking myself into the price being ok every time that annually payment goes through.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Joseph Chetty

GOOD IDEA BUT NEEDS WORKING ON

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-03
Review Source: Capterra

Not very pleasant. Highly annoying. You cannot get support staff on the line to walk you through.

Pros
I went onto Dropbox about 6 years ago when we required our documents to be stored in the cloud and teams could collaborate by accessing documents to work on. It works fine if you are just working on selected documents as they you can store what is only required and access them without any complications.

Cons
After I commenced using this software, I thought it would be a good idea to "replicate" my hard drive on my desktop computer into Dropbox in the cloud. This is where the challenge came in. I would have expected a mirror image of my desktop computer. However, I had to recreate directories and then upload my documents, which took forever. Dropbox speed is extremely slow although I have a very fast internet connection. Furthermore, when I wish to access my documents, it: a) takes forever to bring documents up b) brings them up in different formats - example: a Word document will not open again in my Word software, or an Excel Document in my Excel software. Instead, it opens it up on a similar format that is foreign to me. I must be able to access my document, it should open back in the original software provided I have it on the computer I am using, and I should be able to work on it and resend it back into the cloud. Dropbox lacks this and this is annoying. This is just one of the challenges I face. Their utilities menu is not easily understandable and one has to navigate and look for options which makes it highly annoying. Perhaps Dropbox should ask users what they require and develop their platform according to users requirements instead of trying to fit users into their BOX. I may not renew my subscription once it expires as I have downloaded all my files back to my hard drive and am not uploading anymore.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Michael Ariel

Expensive, yet you need it

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-23
Review Source: Capterra

I like Dropbox for Business. It helps me a lot in: - Sync files across device - File sharing with my team - Team work (for people who I require them to send me some file) , instead of sending hundreds of MB file via email (googleDrive), this Dropbox works better for me. - with certain package, you have the option to only keep your file ONLINE. Very helpful for me, it saves my storage.

Pros
1. It's flexible, you can have it online, or offline. 2. It's reliable. I've never experience system down. 3. It works well across platform. I use it on my mobile, tablet and laptop. All works well. I've been using this app more than 5 years.

Cons
It's a bit expensive. The price you see now on their website is the new price. Before, they had the cheaper price. After several years using this service, they increased the price. However, they fairly added the features :) which is helpful. The downside is, you didn't have the options anymore to use the cheaper package with the less price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jeanne Mam-Luft

Love it, hate the price

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-24
Review Source: Capterra

I love it!

Pros
Love the functionality and custom settings. Love that I can choose not to sync or “online only” folders. Love that I can connect my personal account to my business account. Love how much space we get. Love that we can use Dropbox as a server for our small org. LOVE LOVE LOVE AND NEED the automatic saving / versioning. This has saved us so many times. This is the main reason, along with using it as a file server, that we pay for Dropbox.

Cons
The price is very steep in my opinion. Many people I know and work with do not use Dropbox because of the cost. It drives me absolutely insane that business requires at least three users. That’s insane to me! Insane. The other thing that is very troublesome is that it doesn’t automatically lock files when you’re working on them and someone else opens the same file. It has some integration that sometimes provides warnings through Excel, but other file types are completely at risk of having conflicting copies. This is very tricky for the non-tech savvy and it is a weakness. Most of what I love comes with the paid version. As a free product, I can see it annoying people as they near their limits.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dropbox Business pricing

Starting from
€10/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Dropbox for individuals:
Basic: Free for up to 2GB of space
Professional €16.58/month for

Dropbox Business:
Standard: €10/user/month
Advanced: €15/user/month
Enterprise: Contract Dropbox for pricing.

Dropbox Business features

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

Access Control (244 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (192 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (240 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (185 other apps)
File Management (157 other apps)
Projections (152 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (156 other apps)
Search Functionality (283 other apps)
Workflow Management (158 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

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Dropbox Business

Key features of Dropbox Business

  • 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).