Dropbox Software


 

Dropbox is a cloud-based file sharing software system that caters to individuals and businesses of all sizes. This solution allows users to share files and send file requests to people even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. Multiple users can leave comments on files and can collaborate with Microsoft Office.

The soltuion can recover deleted files and maintains version histories in case users want to recover old file versions. It also keeps track of all actions performed on specific files.

Advanced sharing enables only selected users to see important files, and files can be remotely wiped if sensitive data gets compromised. Dropbox can also back up all photos as they are added.

Dropbox also provides an admin panel to control files centrally. User licenses, content and access permissions can be transferred from one user to the other.

 

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    Files
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    Mobile app
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

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from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Dropbox is very easy to use and convenient for saving large files. I do prefer to use it on my computer instead of my mobile device, however.

 
 

from Thriveworks
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Great way to back up your files

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I've used Dropbox for personal and business use for several years. It works seamlessly. From backing up photos at home to storing files at the office, this is a great tool. The pricing is great, too. They have many price points to meet your needs and budget. We have several people using Dropbox. It's a great product. I back up files smoothly from my phone, too.

 
 

from Orizon, Inc.
Specialty: Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

Great for collaboration and/or cloud storage!

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I use Dropbox for both personal and company files to both store in the cloud for access from anywhere as well as collaboration with others. It is especially helpful when a file is too big to email to colleagues. With the desktop and mobile versions, I can access my files as well as work on them from anywhere at any time!

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Ease of use, free of charge for a good amount of storage, available on multiple platforms, reliable and safe!

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Maybe getting a bit more space for free but really, this isn't even a con, just a "nice to have"! :-)

Advice to Others

If you're looking for a way to share files and/or store files in the cloud for access whenever, wherever, from whatever device, Dropbox is your tool!

 
 

from vaad refuah
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

good data sharing system

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this is a good data sharing system that works for lots of stuff. we havent even used it that much yet and found it to be helpful. Its better than any of the other systems we have used up until now.

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ease of use even for non techies

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took a bit of practice to get it working for our needs

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go online and check out the FAQ's

 
 

from CommScope
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

This the best place to put stuff on the cloud

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I think that we are really moving to have all the needed files on the cloud, and what better way to have then

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The easy to use
The desktop app
Autosync and update files

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You can fill it put reallhy easy you have to pay to really take advantage of the cloud
Autosync can put a lot of trash on your cloud and eventualy fill it out

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Remove the auto sync and create a folder to back up all the important stuff monthly, you will be glad you are doing this way

Also have a folder with some of your personal information so you can access to it everytime

 
 

from Midwest Foods
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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Dropbox is my preferred platform of choice for sending and receiving large files among colleagues. It is most useful when these files exceed the size limit of an email. Dropbox is a great alternative to network sharing because it is Cloud based and you can access these files even when working from home. For personal use it is a great and simple way to back up my photos.

 
 

from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: IT/software
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

Dropbox for Collaboration

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I've used Dropbox for both internal and external collaboration and for what it's designed to do, it works really well.

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Sharing and organizing documents is really easy, thanks to a smart folder system that lets you move and arrange files easily.

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It would be great if there was a feature similar to Google Docs, where people could collaborate on documents with each other, but otherwise it works just fine.

 
 

from Hopsing House
Specialty: Restaurants/hospitality
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

excellent software

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this is a good example of how to do right everything. Although it lacks of some features that will make my day (maybe we are not yet there with the technology) the current features are perfect for me

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Easy Collaboration, Easy Set Up, Easy to manage

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You have to keep it simply because you are going to need more space and it cost

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do it now

 
 

from Merkle
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

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I used to use Dropbox all the time to backup the pictures I took from my phone. However, once I my account was completely full, I started using Google Photos and backed up my pictures there. I haven't really used Dropbox a whole lot since then besides sharing files here and there, or downloading other people's files. It would be nice if users had a larger storage space. I do like the file sharing capability and sharing files as a link.

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I like the file sharing capability and sharing files as a link.

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It would be nice if users had a larger storage space.

 
 

from Merkle
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Decent File Sharing Capabilities

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I share photos and videos with clients. The photos automatically display as a grid and then go into a slideshow which makes review easy on the client side. Videos will even play back within Dropbox, but typically I am only sharing them to move large video files, not to preview. Not all videos will play back as smoothly as a dedicated video platform like YouTube or Vimeo.

The ability to organize the file structure is intuitive and easy and I'm able to share any kind of large file or even entire folders by simply clicking to share. Certainly more professional looking than free file transfer options online.

 
 

from Merkle, Inc.
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

Always the Standby Option

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I've employed many methods for sharing files online depending on file size, access protection needs, and convenience. Most people I work with have a Dropbox account, so it can be simple to sync up immediately—although, the first time the need arrises to share a file, we're usually in a hurry and inclined to sign in to our personal accounts (especially if we have not yet created business accounts), which ends up mixing personal and business documents together (ask HRC how that goes). Dropbox has been mostly reliable throughout the time I've used it. Sometimes I'm confused about ownership rights/controls for shared files. To protect our IP and avoid using outside servers, my company has recently deployed a different system for sharing files online, and I suspect my Dropbox usage will decline greatly.

 
 

from Merkle
Specialty: Other

Drob box makes it very easy to share and access files

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I like that I have my own drive and also see others, but more importantly that I can share my files with anyone a lot easier especially for the large files that I sometimes can't email.

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I have not found anything that I don't like. Its user friendly and I have never had a major problem.

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I think it might vary by industry as to the pros and cons. I am in marketing and we use it a lot for images.

 
 

from FL Virtual School
Specialty: Education

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Dropbox is very user friendly, even for folks who may not be as technologically savvy. There aren't a ton of unnecessary clicks which makes it nice. I also really like that it can be accessed from different devices and from anywhere on the web. That makes me really nice to share documents/info from anywhere I happened to be at that time.

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I really don't have much negative to say about Dropbox. If anything, I guess it would be nice to be able to actually Collaborate on the documents within Dropbox, but that's not what this product was really designed to do. It's essentially mass storage in the cloud.

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I used this product for five years at my previous school and really liked it. Simple to use, and easy to access from multiple platforms and multiple users. My current school uses another product that is good, but I would still favor this one if I had the option.

 
 

from Lk Oconee Rehabilitation and Performance Center, LLC
Specialty: Health care

Easy to use just not enough

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Like keeping documents and files in the cloud to free up space on my computers.

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Not enough free space for my taste and with all the additional products available for free doesn't make sense for me to pay a fee.

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Recommendations for other evaluating this software for use -- I think for the minimal features the free version is definitely worth a look; I just choose not to spend money on cloud storage.

 
 

from Holocaust Memorial Center
Specialty: Nonprofits

Great for Remote Employees

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Dropbox makes it easy to transfer small and large files to a number of collaborators wherever they may be. Files are easily accessible from any computer or phone with Dropbox installed making it very versatile. It's also user-friendly!

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You don't get a lot of free storage so if you're using this for your business you may need to upgrade plans.

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It's a great way to share files and make sure they are secure. Out of all of the file storage products I've used Dropbox appears to have the lowest error rate when trying to view files sent to you. It's a great investment. We use it to streamline the process of receiving event photos from our photographers. It cuts out data transfer methods like USB sticks and emails.

 
 

from Regal Oak Counseling, LLC
Specialty: Health care

Convenient, On-the-Go File Sharing and Storage

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Dropbox has made it very easy to share large files and provide access to forms for team members. Emailing large files is a hassle and often ends in frustration, so when I started using Dropbox I was excited that emailing those files was no longer necessary. It is a great place to share with more people and the storage capacity is increased as the users increase. This allows for each team member to share files. Functional, convenient, and accessible from anywhere... Dropbox definitely makes my life easier!

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One downside is the difficulty with files being deleted or moved by others who are not so computer savvy. However, since Dropbox saves versions and tracks file activity, it makes it easier to retrieve deleted files or locate where files were moved. There really is not much to dislike about Dropbox.

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If you need a reliable option to share documents, photos, artwork, etc., Dropbox is a great option that allows you to keep your files in one place without worrying. The backups are reliable and you get to determine what you share. The ease of access for file sharing makes it a top tool for our team members and saves a lot of time and hassle. However, be prepared to spend a little time up front determining how you want to structure your files/folders, what you want restricted versus what you want to share.

 
 

from Prodynamix
Specialty: Education

Dropbox for education

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seems to work with every other product.very easy to deploy easy to understand. Great support.

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nothing at all it is an excellent product. easy deployment great price and very helpful support

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Get right away every other vendor is just trying to catch up spend a little time planning your deployment or it can confusing

 
 

from DTV
Specialty: Telecommunications

The get a friend to join feature is one I valued

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I have started using Dropbox as an early adopter after reading a review in a tech magazine. I adopted it to share files with my team of collaborators and, as I got more and more people to join, my space allotment grew and I migrated most of my files from a desktop folder to Dropbox so I get a continuous backup too.

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I sometimes got in trouble when other collaborators simply deleted the files we were working on and I had trouble recovering it online. Also got in trouble when I didn't realize the synch was not functioning because the app closed.

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I like that BOX offers more space than Dropbox and similar features, but I primarily use Dropbox because more people know and like it and because they gave me more space as I recruited more users

 
 

from Kalmia Enterprises Inc
Specialty: Accounting / CPA

Does a pretty good job, blocked some functionality

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Easy to use, inexpensive. Was very easy to setup and use the product on all devices

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Had some issues storing database files in drop box to be used with accounting software. It wouldn't allow the program to read them.

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If you are looking for a way to keep all of your documents at your fingertips no matter where you are and what device you are using this works great! Not a great way to use a shared database that needs to be accessed through another software.

 
 

from Jobvite
Specialty: Technology

Pretty good!

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This product makes it very simple to transfer files and information to other people. I work with fairly large files, and it allows me to send them with ease using a custom link. I really enjoy how easy it is to drag and drop, and I like that I can get desktop notifications.

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I wish I could create a public Dropbox that's accessible via a link. I think they got rid of that functionality.

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I would only use this for large files. For collaboration, use Google Drive.