Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you're a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.
Expert Reviews Based on 20 critics
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.
Dropbox is particularly good for those who are less comfortable with computer programs. It is extremely easy to learn and to use.
I really rely on it, as does the entire company. It is a necessary part of our day-to-day operations and if it didn't exist, we would be immediately seeking out another option. Because it is more well-known, we also find that many other people/companies are familiar with it or already use it, so it isn't something we have to help guide clients on how to use, which means better customer interaction for us.
It's a great tool for business and personal use.
Dropbox is a superbly implemented, cloud-based, automatic, file-synchronization service that's ideal for working with files you can store in a single folder.
Dropbox Folder Sync allows you to set up sync links for the data Dropbox doesn't easily sync, and does it without moving anything from Windows Explorer.
• Create a synchronization link between a Windows folder and your Dropbox folder.
• Create the sync link by using your Windows Explorer right-click menu.
• Un-sync using the same menu.
• You can't sync network drives on Windows 8.
• You can't sync to an already existing folder inside Dropbox.
The app is constantly being refined and tweaked and the developers seem very responsive on their website with regards to feedback, feature requests, and potential bug reports.If you are a Dropbox user and you want to start syncing data that you normally wouldn't be able to move into Dropbox, then give Dropbox Folder Sync a try.
I've used Hightail and Dropbox. Both work well but slightly different. The advantage to Dropbox for me is cost. It is considerably cheaper per gigabyte for sharing larger files. I use both their on-line interface and the desktop program. The desktop has an icon that indicates upload status. It took me a while to understand that sharing a folder with a colleague means that both of our computers need to be on and if something is deleted or moved on one computer it is deleted on the other. This may be true of all sharing services. My only complaint with Dropbox is that it seems a bit slow to upload. But, again, that may be true of all similar services.
Dropbox is just standard for every office and private cloud computing users. I think it offers all the features that you need to organize in a good way your files in the cloud.