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Dropbox

1473 Ratings

Dropbox

1473 Ratings
Score 8.4 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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox
8.8
Versioning
Dropbox
8.5
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
8.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox
9.1
User and role management
Dropbox
9.1
File organization
Dropbox
9.1
Device management
Dropbox
9.2

Cloud Storage Platform

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

Pros

  • Dropbox works smoothly across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms, including mobile devices, to the point that you barely notice you’re using it. Its clean design allows for easy access to and organization of shared files.
  • Dropbox gives users 2 GB of free space, with the possibility of earning up to 16 GB for referrals, while larger companies may find the more spacious, paid options more useful. Dropbox’s premium service, Dropbox for Business, has the added benefit of extra administrative tools, tech support via telephone, and unlimited version history.
  • The service simultaneously stores your data locally and in the cloud, making it a reliable small-scale data backup service. You can also create invitation-only folders for a hassle-free way of sharing documents with a variety of colleagues or clients.
  • It can keep bandwidth usage low by only sharing the revised or added pieces of files. In this way, Dropbox allows for quick file upload, access to file location, and a readily available list of files which have been recently added or changed.
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Cons

  • The small free storage space can be expanded, of course, you can expand the storage, which has a cost.
  • You can access the tool only if you have access to the Internet, which limits access to information
  • When sharing files, you should not work on the same file at the same time, since it is because two copies of the file are created. You can only synchronize what is inside the folder that is created automatically.
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Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox9.0
Based on 18 answers
Dropbox is at the top of its game. There are other competitors, but Dropbox has served me well and has always been a reliable, seamless product that I trust and would highly recommend
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Usability

Dropbox9.0
Based on 6 answers
Easy to use on multiple platforms. I can upload all types of files and share them whenever, with whoever. If I need to maintain the integrity of the file, I can compress it.
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Performance

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

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

Actually the use of tools is very similar in hosting functionality that allows users to store and synchronize files online and between computers and share files and folders with others, generate greater employee productivity and better business results. Both allow you to store large amounts of data safely, create backup copies of your files and share with your contacts.
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Scalability

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

Dropbox

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