Dropbox Business Review
May 28, 2021

Dropbox Business Review

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Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox Business

We originally started to use Dropbox Business as a solution to share data with other external users, consultants, and customers. We really loved using this tool in the beginning as it was easy to share large files, but when sharing to users that do not have enough storage on their personal account. It turned into more unnecessary work. But I love the secure sharing features that it provides and allows you to password protect as well as expire the link. Those are features that have been available for years.
One way we like to use it create a shared folder for a specific need and provide read/write access to non-pro users to access it. This works just fine as most company users do not have the need for the premium features and this helps with cost and efficiency.
We are now using Microsoft SharePoint/OneDrive a little more but always go back to Dropbox when need to share securely. If wanting to purchase this product, please use a trial and have a plan prior to starting to make sure the features you need and want will work well for your organization, before spending the money on the annual subscription.
  • Secure File Sharing with external users
  • Share link expiration
  • User control
  • Keeps track of user file changes
  • When dropbox.com detects a user creating an account, it will suggest to have your IT department add you as a user
  • Not require the external user that is trying to access the shared date to have enough available storage
  • Reconfigure the folder structure for sharing
  • In order to configure your company branding, you need to have a certain amount of paid users under the account
  • External File Sharing
  • High Capacity File Sharing
  • Securely being able to share
  • Control users rights on the files and folders
  • Simplifying External Collaboration is worth the cost
  • Simplicity of use and no need to train as similar to personal dropbox.com
  • Reduces security risk of Personal Identifiable Information
The services like OneDrive and Google Drive are pretty identical but, OneDrive for business is more cost-effective as it already is included in all of our user's Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions. They all similar functionality but at the end of the day if we can use a one-stop shop that can offer the same or similar service then we will utilize it. We have to make our employees work easier with the least amount of software to do their jobs.

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Dropbox Business is still very useful when sharing secure data with external users and providing them with a password and link expiration. I still think that this is a secure way of sharing data. I normally share the link via a new email and if the possibility is available, text the password to the user.
Sharing data internally is not ideal as we can now use Office 365 SharePoint/OneDrive which is making things a lot easier for us as a company.

Dropbox Business Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports