Dropbox Business Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Dropbox Business

File syncing, storage & sharing platform

4.51/5 (16,396 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

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M
L

Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, China, India, 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 Business reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Lauren Hazen

Power To The Drop

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-16
Review Source: Capterra

I have been with Dropbox for over 3 years and will continue to use the software. I believe it's crucial to carry heavy files in a web page without crashing. Something that you don't realize is extremely important to a storage software.

Pros
Where can I begin, except for the fact that Dropbox has a powerful engine? From my experience, I am impressed by the energy this software has. I work in media production, so capacity and performance are primary factors in how we store content. Dropbox sees to it that our heaviest files are taken care of. I often transfer computer animations as well, which requires a lofty amount of memory to carry certain files. With that, this software is able to store and load the pages that contain each modeled/rigged subject with ease.

Cons
I would only suggest that the import/export functions were at more of an ease in terms of loading. They often require additional steps to just get a file through. Anything as simple as import to browse would fulfill my only concern.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Camillia Cunningham

Upload With A Simple Drop!It's so Easy

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-12
Review Source: Capterra

My experience with dropbox has been epic. Its saved much time and frustration of carrying hard drives and switch computers. No longer do you have to worry about "Storage is full delete or move items to make space." No longer do you have to worry about. Panicking because you accidentally left the harddrive in your other suitcase and your outta town so your projects is on hold. NOPE! Not with dropbox. It's so easy to use I recommend it for anyone that's on projects of ant kind. Or just simply wants the security of knowing their stuff is backed up safely if the computer crashes or a exturnal harddrive fails or gets broken. I love how everyone on the team can be on it at one time. Accessing all they need. It's so easy to use. And everything is easy to find. It's way more organized than Google drive.

Pros
When I say that LOVE this software. I LOVE this software. I worked on a media team so we produce alot of videos, promo flyers edits ,photoshop edits, Premiere videos, We use ALOT of storage and each person on the production team has a different task to perform. We used to store stuff on hard drives and unplug them from computer to computer which is a hassle. One time the harddrive dropped and stopped working so we lost all our data. Talk about a mess! But not with dropbox! We uploaded the entire Terabyte of data unto dropbox. And it saved sooo much time and protected our artistic works that's accessible at anytime. Dropbox allows you to create accounts for each person on the team so they can have their own storage and files without it being in the way of others. You simply take a file from your computer Click, Drag, and BOOM its uploaded to Dropbox! It's probably the best storage site I've experienced honestly. Each person has their own individual space and login information. As the admin you can lock projects, restrict access to other people on the team. Or choose who can add files and see content on specific folders. You can create folders and subfolders to organize everything from pictures to videos and let's say "Camillie's Movie 2019" You can add and categorize folders within that folder for say "Drafts folder" or "Jan-March footage" or however you want to break it down.

Cons
Sometimes when uploading depending on the internet speed it can take quite awhile to get everything uploaded. But it's totally worth it because you can save space on your computer and hard drives and can access it anywhere you go.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Carissa Johnson

Outdated product - needs some upgrades to remain competitive

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-10
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, this is a great software option for companies to use if they don't need very robust security features (ie HIPPA/FERPA) options. It is very easy for multiple teams and companies to work together to house documents and see what version of the document they are looking at. The software is easy to sync up to a desktop and always ensure that the web version vs your desktop is the same. It is also easy to see comments and who updated the latest version of the document. The way that the documents are organized could use to some work, but overall, this is a good product that can house a lot of documents in the same place and are accessible via mobile and desktop in a very simple way. No set up is needed and no in depth tech knowledge is needed, which is a great option for any company to be able to allow anyone to administer the account.

Pros
The nice part about Dropbox is that it is pretty easy to use and has a free option if you are looking to use it for personal use. The software is easy to switch between mobile and desktop and has a pretty basic way to organize documents, pictures, etc in folders. It is also easy to share the docs/folders with a link or make them public, if needed. We utilize this software to share documents across multiple companies for different projects and house the different versions of the documents in a single place.

Cons
Security updates are lacking when compared to alternatives like Box. We need to keep a very specific set of security functionality for our documents in the higher education industry and Dropbox is not meeting the needs of our industry any longer; therefore, we have to be selective on what documents we are using the software for now. I am sure that Dropbox will update their security functions soon, but in the meantime, we have to be selective on what we use it for. Would be nice if you could organize documents in a different way to make it more efficient to find what you are looking for, as well as comments. I do like that you can see which version of a doc you are looking at right way; however, it is still a pretty old school mentality for organization and collaboration vs all of the other software out there now. This is a good repository to house documents (if it meets your security standards) but doesn't meet the ever changing needs of a robust collaboration tool that we needed it for.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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SARA LOERLEIN

Dropbox Allows Musicians to Share and Protect Files

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-07
Review Source: Capterra

Dropbox solves sharing obstacles, as I can directly share songs and ideas immediately after I upload them. This makes working together possible even if we are not in the same room together. We can freely send ideas back and forth instantly and with ease. Dropbox offers a large amount of storage which is very useful when working with large media files. I know that my files are safe and will remain where I store them no matter what files I may lose on my personal computer. Dropbox has saved me from losing hours of work by safely storing my songs and music ideas.

Pros
Dropbox is a web based service that gives you a free space with an option of additional storage for a reasonable monthly fee. As a musician, it is essential to protect and share your music. I am able to upload files onto my Dropbox storage and send direct access to anyone I choose from all over the globe. Media files are typically large, so there is a huge benefit to have the ability to purchase additional data at any time. I feel safe knowing that my files are protected in the Dropbox cloud, especially in the event of a computer or program crash.

Cons
The Dropbox file compression will degrade the media quality to a noticeable extent when clicking a direct play link. The compression isnt as noticeable on downloaded media files.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tina (Christine) Adams

Dropbos

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

I use it for business and for education. I also use a competitor program but I tend to like Dropbox better.

Pros
The most important reason is that it works with my professional software. Now that I have the app I can use it on my cell phone with is really incredible. It has allowed for remote access with is very important

Cons
I fear that security can be compromised it also tends to freeze my computer if I use it too frequently. Every time I use the short cut on my desktop or laptop my computer freezes, so I have to use the actual files. This should be addressed,

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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 (224 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (186 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (221 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (175 other apps)
File Management (139 other apps)
Projections (144 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (138 other apps)
Search Functionality (260 other apps)
Workflow Management (145 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).