Review: Dropbox

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Summary

Dropbox offers users 1,000 GB for $9.99 a month. The free subscription has a limit on 2 GB storage space.

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Dropbox.com positive user reviews

  • The best way to store, share and collaborate.
  • I use cloud storage in real-time and I’ve evaluated OneDrive, Google drive, Copy and Dropbox. Dropbox is the *only* one that is completely reliable and breathtakingly fast.

Dropbox.com negative user reviews:

  • After 3 seperate attempts at getting ahold of customer support, no one has responded
  • Very slow upload – 3 to 4 hours for 311 mb video.

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General Review:

In the market for a cloud service? If so, you should definitely consider Dropbox. The following review should help prove why.

Popularity

This may seem like an odd thing to list as a feature, but there’s no doubting that Dropbox is one of the most popular backup solutions in the world, which definitely makes it a lot more useful as a collaboration tool.

In short, when you’re trying to work with people, you have a much better chance of finding someone who is familiar with Dropbox then, say, Microsoft OneDrive. Furthermore, more of them are going to have preexisting accounts too, which means one less thing standing between you and collaboration.

Despite how many competitors are joining the market, don’t expect Dropbox to lose any fans in the near future.

Interface

A big reason for this is Dropbox’s interface. It might be one of the simplest and most user-friendly versions out there.

For the most part, Dropbox works on a folder system. You are given unlimited folders and subfolders which you can use to organize your files as necessary. Practically any type of file can be stored too, including documents, videos and photos.

We also love how easy it is to use. It’s one of the few cloud providers out there with a desktop app, for example. Therefore, all you have to do to move a file from your local environment to that of someone on the other side of the planet is drag and drop it.

The company’s mobile app is equally easy to use. Though, obviously, you can’t create documents on your iPhone and drag them into your Dropbox, you can access those that have already been shared.

Features

Along the same lines, Dropbox provides a ton of features to make it easy for users to collaborate with one another. One we really appreciate is to share files with others through links. This makes it extremely easy to share your work with someone for the first time even though they may not have your Dropbox address.

Automatic syncing has become a bit of a hallmark of Dropbox and it’s easy to see why. Basically, the moment you’re done dragging and dropping your document, syncing begins. That’s it. While you can pause syncing if you like, it will otherwise be done right away without any prompting necessary from your end.

One feature that is lacking with Dropbox is an email client. The product simply doesn’t have one. There’s no calendar or address book either.

Therefore, most of you will want to find a third-party application that makes it easy to manage your email, calendar contacts with this cloud service across all your platforms. The good news is that Dropbox is so popular that you won’t have any trouble finding options.

Encryption

A lot of you may recall that there were a lot of news stories that came out in 2015 regarding Edward Snowden’s comments about Dropbox and their security measures. To put it simply, Snowden recommended users go with other brands for their cloud services, specifically those that provide local encryption.

Pricing

For most people, Dropbox’s free service will be enough. However, for enterprise purposes or those who simply have greater needs, there Dropbox Pro offering should definitely suffice. You’ll only pay $9.99 a month to get a full terabyte of storage.

Other features also come with Dropbox Pro which is another good reason to upgrade. Many of these features were added specifically to accommodate the many consultants, freelancers and entrepreneurs who use this cloud service.

As one of the most popular cloud solutions on the planet, you won’t have any trouble finding people who love using Dropbox. If you’re in the market for one, hopefully, the above review has helped you understand what it has to offer.

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