Dropbox Is A Must, Personally & Professionally
June 10, 2014

Dropbox Is A Must, Personally & Professionally

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox

Dropbox is a product we use company-wide to send large files securely both internally and with clients. It is especially useful when we need to send audio out for transcription, send or gather images for use in print and online, and sharing video for both editing and approval prior to publishing. Additionally, files can be grouped in a single folder (for example, an audio file, video files, and word documents that all need to be sent to the same person can be easily shared by just sharing the folder with them). It also integrates with your desktop, mobile device (via the Dropbox app) and web so you can access your files anytime, anywhere.
  • Share large (or small) files quickly and conveniently.
  • Access your files anytime, anywhere.
  • Easily share a compilation of information (folder).
  • User controls aren't intuitive, and take some getting used to. I've had to tutor several individuals on simple tasks like sharing one file or uploading a document.
  • I wish you could delete the standard folders that come with Dropbox, and save "favorite" folders to that side panel instead for quick-click access vs. navigating to the home menu each time.
  • I wish you could share storage space with other Dropbox users. Some users have more space than they need, and others have to purchase extra because they need more. If a user could give their extra, unused space to a user in need, it would be more cost-effective.
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Increased organization and collaboration
  • Better management of information sharing between ourselves and with our clients
Google Drive I would say is better than Dropbox in that you have more space to utilize for free up front, and if you have a Gmail account, it is a more seamless integration. However, Google Drive has it's own hiccups and non-user friendliness that I would say you aren't losing anything by using Dropbox instead. The Google Drive app, in my opinion, isn't as well-executed as the Dropbox app either. I have both, because I want as much free space as possible, so for that I'd say you should definitely use Dropbox if not for the extra space on top of your Google Drive storage.
I really rely on it, as does the entire company. It is a necessary part of our day-to-day operations and if it didn't exist, we would be immediately seeking out another option. Because it is more well-known, we also find that many other people/companies are familiar with it or already use it, so it isn't something we have to help guide clients on how to use, which means better customer interaction for us.
I've used it both professionally and personally, from sending work files to sending a folder of wedding pictures to relatives. There really isn't anyone who wouldn't benefit from Dropbox.