Dropbox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 206 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.5
  • Total Downloads:
    707,071
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; Paid upgrade available

Editors' Review

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The Dropbox app for PC offers an intuitive interface that allows users to drag and drop their files into cloud storage, which will then sync in the background. While it can use its share of resources during setup, it is one of the most reliable ways to store and share files remotely on a PC, all while ensuring they are protected against loss or damage.

Pros

Seamless integration with your Windows interface: After installation, Dropbox appears in Explorer as its own folder, while also placing an icon in the task bar. This allows you quick access to the folder. Drag and drop files into or out of the Dropbox to update them in the cloud, or see what files someone has added on their own machine. It's all very intuitive.

Access sharing options from your desktop: Right-click on any file or folder, and you'll find sharing options for other users. Even if someone doesn't have an active Dropbox folder, you can share a file with them -- either as a direct download link or as an invite to sign up.

Cons

Initial setup and upload can drag: If you have a large volume of files or a full folder to upload, initial installation can be slow. This can impact performance of other applications on your computer, and even slow down your Internet connection a bit. It's a small complaint because most people won't have that many files, and syncing will take only an hour or two. But for large accounts, it can be a frustrating process you'll likely go through multiple times.

Some options require logging in to the website: While you can update files and folders from your desktop app, some options require logging in to the website, including many sharing and linking tools. The switch is smooth, however, and the online interface is easy to navigate.

Bottom Line

Overall, Dropbox is one of the most accessible and easy-to-use cloud storage tools available for the PC platform. It's free to download and use up to 2GB, and it offers a range of options for both personal and business users, making it a must for many users.

 
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5 stars

"BEST STORAGE UTILITY OUT THERE!"

March 26, 2015  |  By QuentinTarantino

 |  Version: Dropbox 3.2.9

Pros

Free,its easy to use. You can pick what and when you want to upload.

Cons

No Cons at all.

Summary

This saved me in the past. I used the built in cleaning utility on my LG G3.It wiped all my camera pics off my phone, I thought Oh Sh*T! Then I remembered my dropbox, it had saved all of them over 300 pictures.II would not be without it.I have the free version, if needs be I would pay for it.

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1 stars

"Truncates Large Files Without Warning"

February 17, 2015  |  By CJB666

 |  Version: Dropbox 3.2.6

Pros

Allows uploading, downloading and sharing of small files only.

Cons

But DropBox is pants for large files. And because of this syncing is suspect. I have Windows 7 and an Acer Notebook. Using DropBox someone has shared three WAV files to my account; each is about 250MB. I have a hi-speed wifi connection but every time I try and download one of these all goes well until about 200MB - then the downloading stops. The implication is that the full download has succeeded but the file is actually truncated short - and without warning. It does appear that unlike other cloud sites, e.g. MediaFire, DropBox downloads are not restartable. DropBox is pants for large files.

Summary

Pants for large files - not fit for purpose.

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3 stars

"Definitely not the be all, end all"

February 12, 2015  |  By wtfgolfing

 |  Version: Dropbox 3.2.6

Pros

Once your file is uploaded, it is very handy to simply provide a link to someone to share the file with.

Cons

Very slow upload - 3 to 4 hours for 311 mb video. Tried to share using e-mail, but set up for social media only. A fairly easy workaround is just copy the webpage URL and paste into a separate e-mail. I guess the best option is an overnight upload.

Summary

Not great but better than nothing and if you are happy with 2 GB total file storage, is free.

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2 stars

"Great service when it's working"

December 09, 2014  |  By mojobot100

 |  Version: Dropbox 3.0.3

Pros

User friendly across multiple platforms

Cons

Poor support. Tablet performance (iPad) is uneven

Summary

This was my main cloud service for a couple of years. Recently I added Google Drive for improved file sharing and increased memory--Google offers a lot more for less, so I can store my media there as well as documents.

The other day I fired up my old laptop, and apparently DropBox took that as a signal to delete any files and folders that were added since the last time that laptop was used--about 2012. While I still technically have all of my files--DB caches them in Windows--all of the organization is gone, so I have about two thousand business files organized alphabetically. Their help articles didn't offer any solution that worked, and I spent a couple of hours Googling for a solution without success. Supposedly DB can fix this by rolling your folders back to a previous date, but as of today it's been a week and while they did respond to my initial email, they have not performed the rollback and have ignored my three followup requests.

I'm in real estate and my entire business is in those files, so my business is a mess right now.

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3 stars

"only 3 stars due to messed up billing"

November 22, 2014  |  By mark.strahm

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.52

Pros

easy access, fast usable across multiple platforms.

Cons

Billing dept sucks and does not credit your payment the same day. I paid 99 for the year subscription the day before my prior acct ran out and the next day it is telling me nope you need to pay again!

Summary

Pain in the ass to deal with Im probably moving over to google or another service as they have not replied to my help requests so I will request a refund thru Paypal.

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1 stars

"Maddening to use..or try to."

October 09, 2014

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.39

Pros

People I have to work with insist on using it.

Cons

Uploads very slowly. Files shared with others that got deleted by them after they downloaded them were removed completely from MY computer. I have to make a second file to share on Dropbox, or risk losing my originals. No way to restart uploads if they stop mid-upload, unless you delete files that haven't been uploaded and start over with them individually. No way to stop upload until it thinks it is finished (if you make a mistake uploading). I didn't trust cloud storage to begin with, and this hasn't done anything to make me think it is a good idea at all. Bogs down my computer as long as i thinks it is uploading, even if it freezes and hasn't done anything for hours.

Summary

I wish I wasn't forced to use this by a circle of business contacts. The only people who like it seem to be Apple fanbois, and even some of them have all kinds of trouble with it...yet still defend it. What's the deal?!?!?!? There HAS to be better systems out there than this.

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1 stars

"worst customer service EVER"

September 15, 2014  |  By ampldr01

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.29

Pros

When it works, provides a platform for our virtual team to store and access files.

Cons

When it doesn't work, customer service is unavailable, unresponsive, provides canned cut and paste answers, and always cites user error.

Summary

When we initially began using Dropbox, it appeared to be the perfect solution for our virtual team as we were able to store and access documents real time. Recently, however, files have begun disappearing and customer service does not answer the phone, responds to emails slowly, and always provides links to the self help page in their response. They never take the next step and offer to help investigate the issue or research what alternative solutions might be available. If I failed to answer the phone, took 2 days to respond to emails, and pointed the finger at my customers when they had issues, my business would be OUT OF BUSINESS. Dropbox has lost mine and I will not recommend them to anyone.

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4 stars

"Works flawlessly."

September 02, 2014  |  By copyref

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.29

Pros

1. Works flawlessly across multiple platforms.
2. Has native linux client.
3. Can see which files and folders are being synced in real time

Cons

1. Compared to the competition very little initial storage for free.

Summary

I have tried Copy, Box, DropBox on Linux, and so far DropBox is the winner. Copy didn't sync properly and Box doesn't have a linux client (which is a pity since my employer gives us 250gb free on Box). Sure the amount of free storage on DropBox is much smaller than the others, but at least it works.

If you would like to get extra 500mb free when you sign up for dropbox (so you start with 2.5gb instead of 2gb), please use the following link. Both of us will get 500mb extra storage.


https://*****/35zbAspD


Thank you.

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2 stars

"Gives too little space"

August 07, 2014  |  By Hornyhorns

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.27

Pros

None. Don't know why people use it.

Cons

Gives too little space. Syncing is too slow.

Summary

Slow, requires too much RAM, gives you little free space. Nothing good.

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5 stars

"Get Over itunes..."

July 30, 2014  |  By Blancharer

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.10.3

Pros

I usually like enjoying music with my lovely iPod shuffle. Last Sunday, I got a new computer. Incredibly, I transferred all songs back to my new computer.
Dropbox is portable as well and can be found here:
http://www.ipad-converters.org/ipod-to-computer-transfer/

Cons

WORKING ON PLACING MY GIRLFRIENDS AS WELL IN TO COMUPUTER.

Summary

I have been searching for an alternative to iTunes and i found this... And I\'ve got a pretty amazing experience so for.. Cool features packed into a decent clean UI...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8.5
Fixes an issue that could cause an account to become unlinked.
General
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date July 24, 2015
Date Added July 27, 2015
Version 3.8.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Online Storage & Data Backup
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 47.84MB
File Name Dropbox 3.8.5 Offline Installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 707,071
Downloads Last Week 1,490
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License Model Free
Limitations 2GB limit
Price Free

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