Drop the box, not the ball.
Jacob Jeffries | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 07, 2017

Drop the box, not the ball.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox

Currently, I use Dropbox on a daily basis. Being able to access my files securely from anywhere is a critical component to my organization. I can open the files on my home computer, make changes, and then have access to the most up to date file from my work computer no matter where I take it. It integrates well with my Microsoft Surface 3, iMac, and iPhone. I have no issues with it on any of the operating systems. Most of the time the files sync and are up to date within seconds. One of the features that I utilize and enjoy the most is the ability to sync the camera uploads from the iPhone to a folder within Dropbox. I also enjoy being able to easily share documents with other people. Due to the fantastic ability for collaboration, it can act as a sort of file server without the need to invest in larger infrastructure. It also replaces flash drives which can be easily lost. Every once in a while I do encounter an issue with the syncing but overall there are no major issues with the software.
  • It does a great job of syncing files and keeping everything up to date for you no matter where you are.
  • It boosts the ability for collaboration with the use of file sharing.
  • It is capable of working well across multiple platforms.
  • It eliminates the risk of having valuable data on a flash drive and then losing said flash drive.
  • When using Excel within the app on the iPhone it can be cumbersome trying to navigate different tabs. There could be possible room for improvement with office integration.
  • Sometimes I have issues with sharing files from within the folders when using the integrated computer application. Usually I can work this by logging in on the web and initializing the share from there.
  • I wish there was a way to get it to auto-sync whenever you are connected to wi-fi without having to open the app on the iPhone.
  • Due to the nature of the business, it has worked as a solution for file collaboration without the need for expensive hardware.
  • It has eliminated the need to purchase flash drives and the possibility of losing them.
  • It enables and boosts the efficiency of telecommuting.
Dropbox is the most user-friendly when compared to similar software applications. It also seems to have the most functionality built into one program with the exception of maybe ShareFile, however, ShareFile comes at a much higher cost. I am skeptical of the security provided by the likes of Wetransfer. OpenDXM is probably the worst out of the bunch. It typically only works on Internet Explorer and requires a specific version of Java.
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.

Dropbox Feature Ratings

Versioning
10
Video files
8
Audio files
9
Document collaboration
10
Access control
10
File search
9
Device sync
9
User and role management
9
File organization
10
Device management
10
Performance
10
Reliability
9
Storage Reports
9