Dropbox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 200 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.8
File Size:
39.46MB
Date Added:
April 25, 2013
Price:
Free; Paid upgrade available
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
590,814
Downloads Last Week:
2,891
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 200 votes

    • 5 star: 132
    • 4 star: 35
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 9
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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