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- Sync files that you're currently working on onto a device
- Removing files from devices remotely
- File previews. Dropbox is not the best at allowing you to preview the file. A lot of times people will have to download the file to view it. We've done video work and the client will review it with the Dropbox preview and the quality is very low. This causes the client to thing the video file is low quality.
- Pricing is a bit on the high side compared to other cloud storage solutions.
We used to use Dropbox across the whole organisation but that changed due to overhead costs.
- Great tool for previewing large files and sharing them quickly with people in and out of the organisation.
- Good collaboration tools - it's simple to give feedback during revisions.
- Nice UI and search function so it's easy to find files you're looking for.
- Some PDF previews can be a bit wonky in terms of colour, but downloading the file and viewing it fixes that issue.
- Overhead costs for larger organisations.
However, the overhead costs can be an issue if you want to use the tool across your growing company because most people simply need to have access and are not necessarily using the tool at all.
Due to our company growing, we switched to Google Drive which is free, however, the search function and folder structure are pretty messy! If cost were no object for the company, I'd choose Dropbox in a heartbeat (just like I do for my personal work).
Haven't needed to contact support ever since. Dropbox is a straightforward product that's easy to use - all the qualities you'd want a 21st-century tool to have.
- User and group permissions are straightforward and easy to use
- Creating a link to share files takes no time at all and is easily revoked
- Web and desktop apps work seamlessly
- Smart Sync and Selective Sync allow you to save hard drive space by selecting what you need to sync
- They need to fix the ._Filename.doc (or any other file type) issue on the web version when syncing from Macs.
Dropbox Business is used across all verticals in my organization. It
is a one-stop solution for file storing and sharing. It is very flexible and
stable when it comes to transferring large size files and documents. From the point of view security, it provides a great platform to store proprietary information using encryption key security. Such features are critical in helping organizations to trust and migrate exhaustively to cloud storage like Dropbox Business. Smart sync feature in the Dropbox Business allows you to sync and autosave files from your desktop to the cloud. This way, an auto backup is created the moment you start working on a file. Dropbox Business allows you to add members and share your folder with others. Dropbox Business integrates well with enterprise software, where information collaboration can take place across different software.
- Collaboration is very fast and secured.
- Document storage is seamless with auto arrange. Folder views are very graphical, and navigation is easy.
- Dropbox Business mobile phone app needs continuous updates, and the app only works after update.
- No traceability or tracking logs, this is a major issue.
The support from Dropbox Business is efficient and effective. It is pricey as it the only service provided by Dropbox Business is cloud storage. The response time is good, and you can expect to get your problem solved within a few hours. Sometimes it is hard for them to get your problem immediately solved; they usually will get you connected to an expert. The wait times are meager, and you get connected to the right person. Overall the support from Dropbox Business is excellent for the price.
- File transactions to some other employee using the Dropbox network is extremely fast, achieving effectiveness at all times.
- Dropbox Business design provides comfort for anyone who uses it.
- You cannot download files that are already stored in the cloud, from the Desktop App, only new files can be uploaded.
- The mobile phone app cannot be used if it is not updated.
- Allows for sync and sharing of large files.
- Good as a collaboration tool.
- Sometimes we cannot find specific tabs which make it difficult to locate previous versions of our files or files that have been deleted.
- One needs to purchase more storage if they want to go beyond the free GB of storage allocated.
I am part of our sales team. I use it to store proposals, presentations, and signed contracts. Our consultants use it for client deliverables. We use it to share documents internally and externally.
- I can quickly share documents by copying the link.
- It allows me to recover old/deleted versions of files.
- I wish searching through deleted files to recover them was easier.
- It isn't clear to me when Dropbox creates a new link when you overwrite a file, so sometimes I send clients the old link and it's no longer valid.
I'd like some better search functionality. Maybe some reporting on when people access/download my files.
- The desktop application is really great, it integrates well with normal OS file finders.
- The speed is great. Changes are made live, and there is no lag between computers.
- It is expensive. We are paying per user and each user gets a portion of shared data. I would love to see a feature where there is a lower per user fee and a per data fee. We are paying for 8 terabytes that we don't need right now.
- There is a learning curve to understand how it works. Not sure it could be more intuitive, but some of our team members have struggled.
- Smart Sync
- Search Functionality
- Sometimes the syncing doesn't work correctly, especially during initial setup, and it, in turn, makes our team's computers go haywire until we're able to jump in and fix it.
- I wish I could prevent people from deleting things. We've run into trouble when someone's computer starts to be "too full," and they'd remove locally, not realizing it deleted for all. Smart Sync has helped with that, but still a risk.
- Dropbox Business is well suited for: Traveling teams, large art files, marketing departments, people who need access anywhere, tech-savvy people, and more.
- Dropbox Business is not well suited for: Super secure systems (I don't have problems, but my IT guy doesn't love that I use it), real-time edits by numerous users, nontech savvy people, etc.
- Cloud storage of files
- Simple interface for sharing files
- Incredibly easy file sync across multiple devices
- Large storage and larger upgrades available!
- Great integration options with tools we use
- Price for business plans
- The ability to share information.
- You can invite others to your files.
- You can keep the information separate and limit who gets access to what.
- The interface has been a little clunky at times and any time it updates you may have to relearn how to use it.
- Backup information.
- Makes collaboration and sharing documents easy.
- Compatible with lots of tech including phones, laptops, etc.
- It can be a bit slow to navigate when you have a large amount of folders backed up.
- Automatic imports can be a bit worrisome when sharing content.
- Tough for some older users.
- Real-life access to shared files folder between devices
- Great native apps for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS
- Easy file sharing and management
- Remote control, allowing the user to erase stolen quickly, lost or damaged devices
- Sometimes synchronization has to be manually triggered by launching the Dropbox app on mobile devices.
- Mobile devices - some of them don't let the app run in the background due to the batter saving modes - but that is those devices settings, not the Dropbox issue.
- Dropbox Business is very well suited for all environments, where a lot of images are being taken. They are quickly accessible on all devices accessing that account, so they work great while doing visual documentation while capturing industrial processes, etc.
- There are two scenarios where I would not be using Dropbox:
- - working with medical projects - as far as I know, Dropbox security is not certified for medical records. Hence I would not be keeping data regarding medical projects there.
- -using a lot of Word and Excel documents - as far as Dropbox Business can use deep-linked native apps on mobile devices. It means going from one app to another; I would stick to Google Drive if I would need a solution for storing and sharing a lot of Google-suite documents.
- We use Dropbox Business when clients want to share files with us. It is used on a lawyer by lawyer basis depending on what file-sharing software a client has chosen to implement.
- The business problem it addresses is that sometimes clients need to share files with us that are too large to fit into an e-mail (usually e-mails get rejected if the file is over 20 gigabytes, although this varies slightly by an organization).
- File sharing between a client and their external professionals.
- Implicitly results in the user creating a cleaned-up set of data files, since you don't want to share non-material and personal files with other business users.
- More appropriate for small organizations than large organizations.
- It is intended for file-sharing - not a formal document management system that a law firm or an accounting firm would typically use.
- the file size may be too large for e-mail;
- the files may change from time to time - it is easier to send me a log-in, and then I can find the most current documents on the Dropbox Business site; and
- the file structure on Dropbox Business tends to be more organized than a large volume of files just attached to an e-mail.
Dropbox Business Scorecard Summary
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What is Dropbox Business?
Dropbox Business Video
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Dropbox Business Pricing
Starting Price: $15
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
|Standard||$15||per user/per month|
|Advanced||$25||per user/per month|
|Enterprise||Contact sales team|
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