Dropbox

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5
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Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 201 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    603,575
  • Date Added:
    December 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    38.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,256
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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If you're not already using Dropbox, we have to ask: What are you waiting for? This popular service lets you easily sync files between computers, share with them others, and create backups. Best of all, it integrates so seamlessly with Windows -- and other platforms -- that you're barely even aware that you're using it. This program is a must-have for anyone who needs to make their files readily available to multiple users or computers.

Once installed, Dropbox appears as an icon in the system tray. It doesn't have an interface, exactly; it turns up as a folder in My Documents, and it functions just as any other folder would. The magical thing about this folder, however, is that its contents are stored both locally and in the cloud. Any files or folders that you place inside the Dropbox folder can be easily shared: simply right-click, select Dropbox from the context menu, then select Share Link. This will open your default browser and provide you with the opportunity to share the selected file or folder via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, or to simply copy its Dropbox URL. The folder contents will also be automatically synced, so anyone who has access to a folder will immediately have the most up-to-date files. You can forget about using USB drives or e-mailing documents to yourself; Dropbox lets you keep everything you need in My Documents on multiple computers, or simply log into the Web interface if you're not on a machine that has Dropbox installed. Dropbox requires users to create an account; the service provides users with 2 GB of space for free, but paid upgrades are available if you need more. A thorough online Help center, as well as brief text instructions within the Dropbox folder, provide plenty of well-written documentation.

Dropbox is incredibly easy to use and will change the way you store and share files. We highly recommend it.

 
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    "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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    What's new in version 1.6.6
    Version 1.6.6 has fixed notifications not showing up in Snow Leopard and below and icon overlays getting out of the Dropbox folder.
    General
    Publisher Dropbox
    Publisher web site https://www.dropbox.com
    Release Date December 14, 2012
    Date Added December 18, 2012
    Version 1.6.6
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Online Storage & Data Backup
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 38.57MB
    File Name Dropbox%202.10.41.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 603,575
    Downloads Last Week 3,256
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations 2GB limit
    Price Free

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