Dropbox -- still my favorite file sharing/file storage tool!
August 10, 2019

Dropbox -- still my favorite file sharing/file storage tool!

Tobias Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox

Dropbox is still my favorite file sharing/file storage tool (we used to and still do use Google Drive and Box as well). We use Dropbox in teams -- the finance team has their folders to share monthly close items, work papers, etc.; the marketing team shares their content, graphics, etc. It makes working on files together extremely easy, also across organizations (which is a Google Drive problem for me...). Our fractional controller for example does not have a Google account.
  • Easy file overview (I love being able to use my regular finder on Mac).
  • Quick uploads, and supports large files.
  • Storage space is absolutely sufficient.
  • I truly can't think of one, except maybe a version history in files?
  • We've seen shorter time to find files for team members.
  • We've seen better control of up-to-date files/current information.
Especially with the hot folder, it is simply like using your own OS (the website is super clean and intuitive also); you just drag and drop, open and edit files as usual, and have a simple "share with" setting.
I have, unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess -- speaking for the ease of use and lack of issues) never had to contact Dropbox's support. I could unfortunately not say whether that is good and responsive or not.
Dropbox is still my favorite file sharing tool! It is simple, straightforward, and both the web app as well as Desktop hot folder are so intuitive and reactive.
What bothers me about Google Drive (which we still use within the team to quickly review/comment on documents) is the sharing functionality with folks that are outside of your organization, and for me is a less easy overview of my files than having those through a hot folder on my laptop.
Box feels a bit more clunky and not as quick to use, although it gives a very comparable feature set.
Sharing and storing files in small teams (and with a small set of contractors) works extremely well! I would guess if the teams become too large (so that you have concerns about who can edit what, or how to keep your folder structure organized), that's where it might reach its limits.

Dropbox Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Not Rated
Storage Reports
Not Rated