Dropbox is great for design business
Updated February 26, 2016

Dropbox is great for design business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Dropbox for Business

I use Dropbox for Business in the communications department at my non-profit. It's been an invaluable tool in sharing design work between machines and users. I've used Dropbox for years and keep coming back to it because of its simplicity. The business functionality allows me to take it further into the creative work we do. I'm the only person on staff for communications work so things get overwhelming quickly, Dropbox for Business has helped me have some organization to the craziness. It allows me to bring in volunteers to help with work as well and share with other key staff members easily.
  • It allows me to easily share files with people inside and outside the organization. This really helps for large files as well.
  • It allows me to keep all of my computers in sync.
  • I love being able to communicate and share across the platform.
  • I wish I could do more project management with it, so it could be an end-to-end solution.
  • I HATE that you can't easily split up files to multiple hard drives, you have to do workarounds for that.
  • It can be hard to stomach the fees.
  • It's allowed me to get projects done easier.
  • I work on multiple platforms, so it helps to have the information at my fingertips at all times.
  • Helps with project management.
As said before, Dropbox is way better and easier to use for all types of files, it's just weaker than Google Drive for documents. I've never liked Google Drive for files, I think it gets muddled with all of its document functionality, so again, dropbox for files, Google Drive for documents.
I think it works for most applications where you're sharing files. Google Drive is better for documents, slides, and spreadsheets. While dropbox has added Office 360 functionality to the product, nothing beats the ease and simplicity of Google Drive for documents. For any other files though, especially in the design world, it's awesome!

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

Using Dropbox for Business

3 - It's used by myself and other people in communications and production. So we use it for all sorts of design work, including graphic design, video production, audio production, and print production.
3 - It's really easy to use, so it's not too hard to teach it to people. There's not a whole lot of learning curve to Dropbox for business. I'd say the hardest hting is to just get across cloud storage with people and that Dropbox has both a desktop app that syncs stuff on your computer with the cloud.
  • Graphic design
  • Video production
  • Audio production
  • Print Production
  • We've been able to use it for sharing with volunteers, that's been good.
  • Revisioning has helped with documents getting deleted.
  • It's been an easy way to share video proofs with people because of the web interface when sharing the file. They don't need software to watch the video.
  • I think it would be great to expand it to the whole staff.
  • It would be great to use it with more project management.
I love it, use it every day, and it always works. So as long as I have a budget for it, I will continue to purchase it. It's so easy to use and its totally worth it.

Evaluating Dropbox for Business and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Usability
  • Prior Experience with the Product
I've been using Dropbox for years and I really like it. I think that it transfers over to the business world as well.
I wouldn't really change it at all. I would probably do it sooner.

Dropbox for Business Implementation

Change management was minimal - It was easy, no big issues whatsoever.
  • None really, the only hard part is that Dropbox can't be split among multiple hard drives.

Dropbox for Business Support

I've only had to contact support once, but it was great!
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
No - I didn't know it even existed!
Yes, it was when I was having a tough time finding an old file that was deleted, they helped me figure out where it was and how revisioning work.

Using Dropbox for Business

It's super easy to use!
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Syncing files are easy as pie
  • Installing on multiple machines is easy
  • None really, it's pretty straight forwards.
Yes - I think it's great, super easy to use and access.