Dropbox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 202 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.10.52
  • Total Downloads:
    619,532
  • Date Added:
    November 14, 2014
  • File Size:
    38.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,474
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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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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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5 stars

"Awesome backup, synchronization, sharing tool and more."

July 12, 2014  |  By mp-net

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.8.4

Pros

After simple installation this program requires no maintenance.
Everything inside Dropbox folder is automatically backed up.
Dropbox folder is automatically synchronized between all your computers.
Access to all your files from Dropbox folder on cell phones and tablets (Android, iOS, BlackBerry).
All your deleted and changed files are available for 30 days in the cloud, and can be easily recovered.

Cons

Only 2GB of cloud space for free, but can be increased to 16GB through referrals and other bonus programs if you don't want to update to paid version. (>see< referral link below)

Summary

When you create Dropbox account from the referral link below:
https://db .tt/eHbTxPK2 [remove space]
you will receive extra 500MB (2.5GB instead of 2GB) at the beginning.

Great program. I can't imagine my work without it any more. I have all my most important documents on my home computer in sub-folders of Dropbox. They automatically update on my Netbook and my computer at work when I open them. When I don't have any of my computers around me then I open my files on my cell phone.

Recently I also started using automatic upload of pictures from my cell phone to Dropbox. Now I don't have to worry about connecting phone with computer through Bluetooth or USB cable any more.

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5 stars

"Best free file-sharing program for our business"

June 21, 2014  |  By glimbach

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.8.3

Pros

Easy, secure sharing capability for multiple file users
Secure backup for essential files
Very user-friendly
Great for our small business

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"Syncing time could be improved"

May 13, 2014  |  By Colinffo

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.6.33

Pros

Wonderfully easy way to share files (even large ones) between people and at long distances. iPhone app to access files from my phone.

Cons

Syncing time could be improved
'Drag and drop' removes files from one folder and adds to another, better if it only duplicates the folders

Summary

Send photos and avoid your ISPs file size limit: reason enough to install DropBox. Great for collaboration, too. I keep a list of books I own in DropBox so when I am in a bookstore I can grab my phone, see my list and avoid buying a book I already own!

Read More:http://*******.com/Dropbox-3000

Updated on May 13, 2014

Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool
named TunesGo: http://www.video-converter-mac.org/ios-manager-windows/

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5 stars

"Works very well for me"

April 05, 2014  |  By 4Denise

 |  Version: Dropbox 2.6.27

Pros

Allows me to sync my school files between my computers with almost no work.

Cons

None that I have detected.

Summary

I am in school online. I usually work on my desktop computer, but I also have a laptop that I use. Instead of transferring the files by usb drive, I simply work within the dropbox folder. If I have a thunderstorm, for example, and need to unplug my computer equipment, the work will be waiting for me on my laptop. I can continue as before. Perfect!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.10.52
Small fixes.
General
Publisher Dropbox
Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
Release Date November 13, 2014
Date Added November 14, 2014
Version 2.10.52
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Online Storage & Data Backup
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.53MB
File Name Dropbox 2.10.52.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 619,532
Downloads Last Week 2,474
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 2GB limit
Price Free

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