Good enough for casual work
February 17, 2019

Good enough for casual work

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox Business

We use Dropbox Business to synchronize, transfer and store data in our daily studio work. We use it when working with freelancers if we need quick results from them. We also use it for paperwork with our customers. Sometimes it is used by studio employees working from home if it is not possible to use VPN.

Pros

  • Dropbox works great in conjunction with Google Mail, Microsoft Office 360.
  • Simple authorization system as well as administration.
  • Service is present on all platforms (Windows, Linux, iOs, Android)
  • Works in background mode and does not overload the operating system by synchronizing updated files on the fly.
  • Dropbox saves the files history and it often helps to avoid errors just retrieving backup versions of the document.

Cons

  • The system of protection of files stored in the cloud space is not very clear, so there is no certainty that the data is completely safe. Therefore, we use mainly to store data that does not require increased privacy.
  • There is a limit of two to three TB
  • The price of the service is high for small businesses compared to Resilio Sync
  • English is preferred when communicating with customer support for a faster result.
  • There were problems in synchronizing files with a large size (more than 1 GB), which did not contribute to efficiency.
  • Dropbox speeds up the exchange of documents which allows us to make changes in a file on the fly.
  • The price of the service is high even with a good choice of plans.
  • Cross-platform integration with Google and Microsoft solutions allows us to work more efficiently.
We use all available services to store information.
This is a really fast synchronization service, although it has problems with large files.
At the moment, Dropbox Business standard plan is enough for our needs. All the functions we need are present.
For small businesses to exchange documents, a cheaper option would be Recilio Sync or the free version of Dropbox. For a medium-sized company, Dropbox is suitable for exchanging and storing non-confidential documentation. At first, it's easier to start with a standard business plan. Perhaps the existing functions(options) would be enough, and if not, there is always an opportunity to update plan.

Dropbox Business Feature Ratings

Versioning
10
Video files
8
Audio files
8
Document collaboration
10
Access control
9
File search
Not Rated
Device sync
9
User and role management
9
File organization
9
Device management
9
Performance
10
Reliability
8
Storage Reports
Not Rated

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