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Dropbox

1428 Ratings

Dropbox

1428 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox

Dropbox is well suited for file sharing and file syncing. I highly recommend it to anyone that works from multiple locations or uses multiple peripherals. It may be less appropriate for large-scale collaboration unless you invest in an appropriate package. It may also be less appropriate depending on how secure the files need to be. I have never had any issues with security for my purposes but sensitive documents like medical records may not be suitable without research into the security offered by Dropbox.

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox
8.7
Versioning
Dropbox
8.4
Video files
Dropbox
8.8
Audio files
Dropbox
8.5
Document collaboration
Dropbox
9.5
Access control
Dropbox
9.2
File search
Dropbox
8.3
Device sync
Dropbox
8.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox
9.1
User and role management
Dropbox
9.1
File organization
Dropbox
9.1
Device management
Dropbox
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Dropbox
9.2
Performance
Dropbox
9.5
Reliability
Dropbox
9.3
Storage Reports
Dropbox
8.9

Pros

  • Dropbox retains the ability to roll back a couple generations for a file, this is important if you have an error saving over old files. (This has saved me several times.)
  • Syncing up to Dropbox on a variety of computers makes the workflow clear and simple across laptops and desktops, when I am switching from Mac to PC to test compatibility, I know that the files I need are updated in real time between both synced computers. This also makes working with dropbox easy as your computer sees it more like a hard drive.
  • Dropbox allows for users to be easily turned on and off, so as participants come and go, you can easily manage the accessibility so there is no gaps in protecting your files.
  • Sharing files with our printers, partners, and delivery team is easy as sending a link.

Cons

  • The free version could increase its storage capacity
  • Instead of having individual accounts, it would be good to have shared accounts where there are several people

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox9.0
Based on 18 answers
Even though it has its shortcomings, Dropbox is an exceptionally useful product for simple file sharing. It’s intelligent design and user-friendly interface have continued to facilitate project completion. However, as we expand, we will probably look to other solutions for storage and sharing as we undertake larger and more intensely collaborative projects

Usability

Dropbox9.0
Based on 6 answers
It's storage, not rocket science. It's easy, as it should be. I don't consider what minor issues I do have as deal-breakers. Just don't interfere with my experience & I'm perfectly OK.

Performance

Dropbox9.0
Based on 2 answers
Always works as it should!

Support

Dropbox5.0
Based on 2 answers
Never used customer support with Dropbox before.

Implementation

Dropbox10.0
Based on 2 answers
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.

Alternatives Considered

I have been lucky that I have liked the programs that I have selected to store my music and other files. Dropbox is a comfortable program for me, because I have access to this software through my cell phone anywhere in the world, it's free and very easy. That is why I have always chosen it as an option for me, although I also use other programs.

Scalability

Dropbox8.0
Based on 1 answer
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!

Return on Investment

  • I believe Dropbox is relatively affordable, and for its ease of use, it performs strongly in the ways we need it to, and makes it easy for sharing with clients or internally.
  • I wouldn't say it has saved us any money, but it's effective for the price.

Pricing Details

Dropbox

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details