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

139 Reviews of Dropbox

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from Prodynamix
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

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 Kalmia Enterprises Inc
Specialty: Accounting / CPA
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

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 Bold Brew Studios LLC
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Dropbox Gives You the Space You Need at an Affordable Price

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Dropbox syncs great with all devices. Doing all my work on a Mac and then syncing with an android devices seamlessly really makes things easy. The pro plan offers 1 TB of storage which is more than enough for my business, but enables easy sharing of files with clients, especially those that are too large for emailing.

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Nothing at the current moment, it fits all my needs at a low price point.

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If you need the space, purchase the pro plan and skip spending the time to try and invite people to gain more space. The pro plan is a great way to backup all your files and share files with clients. I've never had an issue with Dropbox, and i'll continue using it as my go-to backup and file sharing service with clients.

 

from Ricoh
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Great cloud storage for personal use, just OK for enterprise.

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The ability to sync files from different OS. Access the files from mobile devices is easy. The third party plugins are helpful. The APIs provided are adequate to build a customized workflow solution.

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The integration to Microsoft Office online is poor. It is hard to use and doesn't support simultaneously editing by different users.

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It is great for personal use. But if you are going to use it for work, especially collaborate with other team members, you need to learn some tricks and get used to where everything is.

 

from Florida Virtual School
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Considered for education-related file sharing, but not the one chosen

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I loved Dropbox. We used it for years to share files between teachers on a team. I never had a problem with it and loved that it had apps for my phone and iPad and I could access my files anywhere. I never had to contact Dropbox support which is a good thing. It always synced just fine. It was a very eye pleasing and user friendly interface. Honestly I saw no real difference between Box and Dropbox. I liked them both equally.

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The biggest gripe I had was how quickly we ran out of free storage. I know we could have upgraded, but we did not.

I believe my company stopped using it because of the price, but I am not sure what that price was. We are part of a public school that tries to find free options for file sharing and storage. I did feel like the software slowed my computer down a bit when it was running, so I just shut it down between uses. Other than that, I really liked it.

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There are a TON of options out there. We've evaluated Box, Dropbox, OneNote, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Google Drive. None of them are perfect. Consider how much space you need first. Then look for reliability - the last thing anyone needs is having their files lost. I'd consider ease of use last. If something is harder to use but has all the functionality you need, consider it. There is a lot of help on the web through videos and forums and online support from the software developer.

 

from María Fernández Sedeño
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Life saver!

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Dropbox was, in many ocasions, my life saver. Why? You can put your documents on the cloud and access them no matter where you are, you don't need to download the app, because you can do it even from any internet browser.

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Syncronising the tool with your machine means losing many space. You can't edit a document online at the same time another user is using it.

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Try to asset your space needs before committing with Dropbox or any other tool like this one. Pricing depends on space you use so it's extremely important to know your needs before paying for a plan or another.

 

from Charlie's Chalk Dust
Specialty: Consumer Products
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Dropbox helps me take my files everywhere

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I was skeptical of Dropbox at first. But I have grown to rely on it to conduct business. I can access my files anywhere I go, on different computers. It makes sharing files across my team incredibly easy.

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I found there was a bit of a learning curve to using Dropbox. That said, it really didn't take very long to get a handle on how to use it effectively. Sharing the links to the files I need is quite simple.

The other challenge I can foresee is the limit to the amount of space I can use on Dropbox for free. But I've been using it for a year and have most of my inbox free still so that may never be an actual issue.

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I recommend spending some time getting familiar before using it with your peers. It doesn't cost anything to sign up so there's no real risk. I recommend asking people you know, because I'm sure someone you know is using Dropbox and can help you get started.

 

from Charlie's Chalk Dust
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Made a daunting task much easier

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I like most about the platform its ability to revert back to older version of the file. I also like the ability to access the Dropbox from a desktop folders icon. This is key. The ability to have web and desktop editing.

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I don't like dual live editing. I also think the mobile app could be better where you can easily access folders. It just gives you recent folders.

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It's nice to have something outside Google where you can access on mobile, work, and desktop platform.

 

from UCSB
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Easy to use, helpful for personal cloud storage.

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Dropbox works great for syncing important files on your computer to the cloud, it is easy to use as a backup tool for multiple computers.
You can organize your folders in your account nicely, so you know which are your personal folders and which are your work folders.

You can also share files with friends, as long as they also have accounts. You also get 2 GB of storage with a free account ( jumps up to 1TB for $9.99 a month).
It also has many integrations available, including a Microsoft O365 one!

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I feel that it lacks in the granularity of its competitors for sharing options (only can edit/can view). It also assumes that everything you have in there should be synced with your computer. There's also no full-text search as far as I can tell.

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Know how much you expect to be collaborating with others- and on what levels.

 

from iPaperless Document Management Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Microsoft offering

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Its Microsoft...need we say more...The seamless integration with Microsoft Office makes it ideal for any cloud storage options.

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If you are using Windows 7 to 8,You need to download it.

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Try it...once you get the hang of it. you will never do without it

 

from ilegra
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Accessing your files everywhere

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This is an extremely agile tool that helps you keep content on the cloud and access it everywhere, without the need for duplicating data and sending over other media.

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The storage limit is still too short, so when you have your box full, you'll need to replace files.

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Synchronizing file system locations is better than keeping online copies only.

 

from The Nanny League
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Dropbox for Photos, Files, and More

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Dropbox is user friendly, easy to organize, easy to share files with others, tracks file history well, and integrates well with other programs such as Adobe and MS Office. I like that I can set up shared folders and see the progress or edits other users have made in real time (as they are changed and saved).

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The folders occasionally stop syncing between the web version and my pc version of Dropbox. I've called customer service to remedy the issue. I had to remove and reinstall Dropbox on my computers. This still didn't solve the issue with one folder in my Dropbox.

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Trying the software in all formats is a good way to see how far it will go for someone who uses this daily. I use the app, the web version, and on a laptop and desktop. My experience with the app is almost as good as my computer experience. I think more time could be spent using Dropbox for multiple types of files. I use it primarily for file sharing with pdf and word.doc documents.

 

from Realington LLC
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Love the simplicity and easy of use of Dropbox

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It's simple to set up and use on all devices. It's also stable i.e. no lost files so far.

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File/folder permission shpuld be more granular and flexible.

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I think it's one of the best file storage/sharing products out there, but do your research and compare with other products.

 

from DJB Systems Inc.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Enjoyable!!

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easy to use, i can open the app and view my files quickly. downloading and uploading is quick also!

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uploading to the specific folder i want is confusing when on my mobile device

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if you need to access alot of files on a daily basis and would like quick, lag free availability then this is for you.

 

from OAB Design
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Dropbox beats Box everytime... it''s the little things

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I started with Box for my personal business, while using Dropbox at my fulltime gig. I noticed a big difference when copying the link to files. Dropbox is instantaneous, while in mostly every case box needs to upload files before the link works. a small detail but a big timesaver using dropbox... Also, I never have issues with dropbox's app syncing while I found Box to be much more fickle.

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Trying to move files to a different hard-drive meant syncing from scratch for me... maybe I did something wrong but the process was definitely not ideal.

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Make sure you actually use both before picking one.

 

from Feast, inc.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Use for professional purposes

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Dropbox give the ease and convenience of file sharing while keeping your information secure and all in one place.

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The site occasionally glitches or crashes but other than that there is not much to dislike.

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Keep in mind that dropbox works differently on different devices, so reviewing it when you use it solely on mobile will produce a slightly different review if you use the product on desktop.

 

from R. H. Wright & Associates
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Quick, Organized, and Helpful

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So convenient and easy! Dropbox saves the day by making your files accessible online or offline.

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Nothing! Dropbox has been extremely helpful in solving my business needs and keeping all my files accessible.

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Try to push it to it's limits to see the real potential.

 

from SocialCondo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Best app experience

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App and desktop experience are better than competition

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Web experience, e.g. for downloading multiple documents, could be better

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For Gmail users, Google Drive is very similar and integrated

 

from SocialCondo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Great tool to store files

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It is very easy to use and manage files in general. You can access and synchronize your files from a web browser, phone, or even directly from a live folder in your hard drive.

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It works nice, but free storage limit could be higher.

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I recommend for personal use and also to share photos/files with friends or colleagues.

 

from Newstar Garments LTD
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Fantastic Software - Perfect for International Business

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Dropbox has made sharing files to the international areas of our business possible - considering it is free, it's absolutely perfect and fits seamlessly into our business

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Could do with having a larger free storage allowance - google drive has 15gb free

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It's the perfect addition to any business - takes away the need for complicated IT setups to share files. If your business operates across a number of countries, this helps massively

 
 
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