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Well-Suited Scenarios: Large Design Files: Dropbox is well-suited for architects who work with large design files, such as blueprints, CAD files, and 3D models. Dropbox's large file sharing capabilities make it easy to share these files with team members and clients, while its version control features allow architects to track changes over time. Limited Customization: Dropbox may be less appropriate for me who require a high level of customization in my workflow or project management.
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The set-up of auto renewals can only work if it is easier to cancel before the renewal. The business set-up does not rely on a good product, but relies on the difficulty in cancelling.
Read full review Pros We are transferring large files and multiple files with various internal and external parties due to the ease of sharing files and folders. Smart sync, so you don't have to worry about device space and search large file batches quickly. Synchronizing a data file across organizations without the user having to do anything other than work is a significant benefit of cloud computing. Allowing only the people who need it to have access is a huge perk and works well with other enterprise software. Read full review Firstly, Security is the big issue for cloud storage because it gives a specific option that is known as a private key which is used for encryption and it is not difficult for anyone with a zero-knowledge cloud backup service Secondly, the facility of investing a tiny amount to get huge features than other cloud storage Thirdly, I will consider its Photo Backup facility that is managed by a photo manager app for any mobile device because it lets me store unlimited pictures from my mobile device without having any resolution disturbance Finally, I can say it is highly reliable for its for a personal as well as a business customer Read full review Cons At one point 2 gigs [were] deemed enough for the "Free" version of Dropbox and its competition. However as even the most simple picture from a phone gets larger, 2 gigs might no longer be enough. Might want to increase the free size to adjust for file size inflation. Dropbox's app is very presumptive of updating itself every time you log on to a system that it's installed on. I know that's a feature you can turn off, but the assumption to turn that feature on by default is annoying. Dropbox could use a phone app function that would initiate a download to a designated computer hard drive. It would eliminate having to see the file on your phone, go to your computer, turn it on and then download the file. Read full review Need to be able to do a full backup of encrypted disks Express disk needs better instructions before ordering annual free disk Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
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Dropbox is dead simple to us since right out of the box, it creates a folder on your PC and anything added to it gets synced to the cloud and any other device signed into that account. You can then dive deeper into permissions, version history, etc. Overall though, the minimalist approach is welcome since not everyone we work with is highly technical and that itself saves us time and money. Many of our colleagues already use Dropbox for their personal cloud so no training is required when using it at work other than going over our own company guidelines and best practices.
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Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
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It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
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I have not had to use their tech support. I did call once but luckily figured out what to do while I was on hold so I disconnected. If I really needed them it would have been a very long hold time I suppose.
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was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since. Read full review Alternatives Considered
Google Cloud Storage
, the Dropbox app has proven to be more stable and dependable. In the meantime, Google has improved and is a great alternative. But now that we've decided to stick with Dropbox, we'll keep using it. In terms of ease of use, Dropbox appears to be the better option. It has all of the features that we require and more. It's easier to use for simple tasks, making it more convenient.
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is easier to set up, but it's not the better solution for me. I need to be able to backup to multiple locations.
didn't offer a way to do backups to an external HD.
didn't offer versioning when I picked iDrive.
wasn't able to throttle upload and download speeds which would slow things down when I have to deliver files to clients online.
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I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
Read full review Return on Investment Dropbox has a very generous free option. Once surpassed, the cost is relatively inexpensive, which makes it a low cost option for file sharing. It allows us to easily share files with clients without needing to pay for other services that are email based. It's wide usage and wide acceptance in the business world makes it easy to work with other individuals and companies, speeding up collaboration. Read full review iDrive has saved us money as their pricing structure is fair and they allow multiple devices to be backed up under the same account - where others do not. iDrive has saved us time as we no longer have to manually back up and sync files on our computers to external drives. iDrive has lessened the burden of stress. We no longer worry that we may lose critical data that can no longer be recovered. Read full review ScreenShots