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Dropbox Reviews

Dropbox

File syncing, storage and sharing platform.

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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

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

Dropbox Overview

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).
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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

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).

Dropbox Reviews & Ratings

User ratings

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Rating summary

Overall rating
Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Excellent Online Storage

Verified Reviewer  3 days ago

Field Engineer II (Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)
I use Dropbox every day for online storage and automatic photo backup on my phone. It works seamlessly on the iPhone to backup photos as I take them. I also use it for attachments to emails, which works great from my phone as well.

Pros: Automatic photo backup Works seamlessly between devices Reasonable storage with the free plan

Cons: Some IT departments block Dropbox use

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Dropbox

Check with your IT department before choosing Dropbox

Great software for saving files

Verified Reviewer  5 days ago

A verified reviewer
I use dropbox to save all my documents online. I saved many files there and It's very simple to organize it. Dropbox is very simple to use and I'm confident that my files are safe when I'm using it.

Pros: easy to use available for free

Cons: need to upgrade to enjoy full features

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Dropbox

Verified Reviewer  15th of July

David Flynn, Software Developer at General Motors
Dropbox is a great software that allows you to store and then retrieve files from anywhere, very useful product. It's also easy to share things with your team from the dropbox.

Pros: Fairly easy to use and not a huge learning curve.

Cons: Sometimes it can be blocked by your company, but that's not the fault of dropbox

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

Very Helpful App

Verified Reviewer  15th of July

tara bates, Publisher
This app is a real life saver. I used it everyday to save my files. I just wish there are more disk space allowed for free members But I get extra disk space when i refer friends to use this app so, i think this app is still great.

Pros: easy to use and gives extra disk space who refer their app to friends

Cons: You need to upgrade to save all your files and enjoy its full features

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Dropbox - great application for file mobility

Verified Reviewer  6th of July

Dawn VanGelder, Help Desk Manager at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc.
I have been using the personal version of Dropbox for a few years now. It's great for being able to access larger files without having to carry around a flash drive. Easy to setup and use.

Pros: Easy setup and use. Can upload any type of file for use anywhere.

Cons: File size limited to 2GB for free version.

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Dropbox

If you need more than 2GB of space, pay the fee for extra storage. It will be worth it.

Love Dropbox!

Verified Reviewer  28th of June

Amy Block, Communications and Marketing
I've been using Dropbox for some time now, and it is by far the best file sharing app out there! It's great for sharing large files that will get caught up in your email outbox.

Pros: Easy to use, perfect for my needs.

Cons: When I share a file, I hate that it looks like a recipient has to log in to view it. The view as guest button could be larger.

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used

2+ years

Great file sharing solution

Verified Reviewer  25th of June

Judy Kensington, Digital Director at Phancybox
Dropbox is a great tool for sharing resources with others (files, images, documents etc). It's easy to use, allows for folder creation for managing multiple projects and makes sharing really easy. I use Dropbox for personal and business use and regularly recommend it to others for sharing files.

Pros: Easy to use Great user interface Lets you get it done without all the fluff

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

DropBox is easy to use

Verified Reviewer  23rd of June

Teena Roberts, Researcher
I use dropbox to store my research and also as my backup for papers I am in the process of writing. I work in some rather strange countries and can usually access my dropbox from wherever I am. This saves me catering around large amounts of paper or storing it all on my laptop which can take up a lot of data space. The other practical thing I like about dropbox is that it can sync all my electronic equipment so I am not without the necessary data what ever instrument I am using. I also keep a copy of my travel docs as a safeguard against loss

Pros: Can use it anywhere and it is secure

Cons: You need an internet connection to use it

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

Dropbox

Verified Reviewer  23rd of June

Dr. Bob Gregory, Associate Professor at Bellevue University
One of the greatest app on the market for storing data to access from a variety of sources. This app is well worth the money to have value space to store and retrieve documents from almost anywhere.

Pros: One of the easiest storage app I have used. I can access the data from nearly any source (IOS, Windows, Android, and Mac). It really does offer a safe and convenient place to store data and retrieve data.

Cons: It does take some time to sync to a new device, it is not immediate.

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

Files in the cloud

Verified Reviewer  22nd of June

Fábio Póvoa, Investidor Anjo e professor de Empreendedorismo e Lean Startup @ Unicamp
Dropbox is by far the best tool for syncing, backing up, storing and sharing files over the cloud. Its OS integration allows me to drop files in a folder and have it accessible or shared with anyone on any device via cloud.

Pros: - Easy to use, invisible, just-works cloud file platform - Right-click feature to get a shareable link - Native integration with MS Office tools and other 3rd parties (like 1Password)

Cons: - Recover timeframe is limited to 30 days - Can not have 2 Dropboxes (one personal, one for work) - Comments feature on online version of the file is not useful (clunky)

Rating breakdown
Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used

1-2 years

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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. What type of pricing plans does Dropbox offer?

Dropbox has the following pricing plans:

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:

Linux, Mac, Windows, Web-based

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 Sales Cloud, 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

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