Dropbox is a creative collaboration space designed to reduce busywork, bring your files together in one central place, and safely sync them across all your devices—so you can access them anytime, anywhere. And sending large files is easy, even to people who don’t have a Dropbox account. Features like the doc scanner, shared folders, offline access, and more, make collaborating with others’ simple.
- Bonus expansion of the volume by inviting friends.
- Data recovery within a month for the free subscription.
- Search the disk.
- Convenient and fast loading of photos and videos.
- Offline mode.
- Very little free cloud place at the start.
- Most of the features are provided only in the paid subscription.
- The lack of mass work with information on the disk: copying, moving, downloading.
- Few sorting methods.
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Keep and access files in any place
Collect your working papers in one safe place. Get access to your files from your computer, phone or tablet – the changes you made from one device will be automatically synced to the rest of your devices.
Share small or large file
Send files to anyone, even if you do not have a Dropbox account. The files you share with Dropbox are always updated, helping you and your team to effectively organize the overall work.
The volume of cloud storage
In terms of the number of locations provided, Dropbox is a real underdog, at least when it comes to a free account since it only has 2 GB. For documents, it is quite possible, and that’s enough, but if you need to transfer photos, sometimes you can get into a situation where for the procedure you have to divide everything and send it to the cloud in stages.
In part, these shortcomings cover a number of useful possibilities:
- instant synchronization of content from all connected devices;
- protection of information by 256-bit AES and SSL encryption;
- the ability to restore a previous version or any remote file within 30 days.
As a bonus, it is suggested to get an additional 250 MB by performing very simple tasks: install the program on a PC, share a folder with friends and colleagues, upload something to the cloud, etc. The list consists of seven items, but even for the performance of any five of them in any sequence, the place will be given.
You can get more virtual space by recruiting new members. Provided that the new user you have installed will install Dropbox on your computer, you will both receive 500 MB each. The maximum bonus cannot exceed 16 GB.
If this is not enough, it is suggested that you select one of the paid subscriptions. Thus, an “extended” account for 10 US dollars a month will increase the disk capacity by 1 TB. Payment for the year ahead will cost 99 US dollars. In addition to this, you get additional features beyond those found in the base account. Control access and set third-party rights only to view or edit content in public folders. In addition, for the links, you can select the validity period and set passwords for them. And also for data protection, remote erasure of information is suggested.
The second paid subscription is business-oriented and this is how it is positioned. For 15 US dollars a month, the user gets as much space in the cloud as they need. A tempting offer is not it, but there are some pitfalls. To begin with, the price, $ 15 is contracted from the person in the group, with the minimum number of such a group – 5 people. And it does not matter if you want to buy additional space for yourself or your friend, friend or someone from your relatives, in any case, you will have to pay for the five. But every subsequent account, included in this group, will cost only 15 dollars.
The benefits of a business subscription are as follows:
- removal of access restrictions. Traffic available for download increases by 10 times, which makes it possible to download data much more quickly to a wider range of people;
- the ability to remotely erase content from a lost device, while copies of this data are securely stored in the cloud;
- priority technical support by e-mail;
- unlimited time to restore deleted files;
- report about the actions of users.
As for the space provided, each group receives 1000 GB for each user, and if there is not enough space, it is enough to write to the support service. In addition, it is possible to negotiate a discount for non-profit organizations or if the group is very large.
Among other clients, only Dropbox is dominated by a certain personality. If all previous analogs are similar to each other, and so get confused and get lost in any of these applications will be quite difficult, especially if you have experience with one of them, then, I would say, you have to learn everything from the beginning.
The sidebar, in which I personally already got used to switching between file types or the folders themselves, is missing. All this is located on the top panel and is divided into 4 icons. The first is the disc itself, where all the downloaded information is contained. If there are a lot of data, then for convenience they can be placed in a folder, but you just have to do it all by moving one item, because I did not manage to select a few.
Items with the creation of a new folder, sending something to the cloud, etc. are in the drop-down list by clicking on the ellipsis on the left side of the screen. There it is also suggested to sort the information, but only the choice is not very wide: in alphabetical order and in descending order.
But as regards the addition of the information itself, there are no restrictions, at one time you can add as many elements as there is enough memory. There are two ways to do this:
- photo and video material, which is grouped in the form of tiles;
- Other files where the operation can be performed using the opened window with the file manager.
Another interesting enough function is the creation of a text document and its editing from the disk itself. Similar operations can be performed with other text documents, while the created fragment is downloaded, edited in a gadget and saved back into the cloud. And if there are no editing programs in the device, then you will be asked to install them from Google Play.
If desired, all the downloaded information can be shared by clicking on the switch to the right. In the window that appears, you will be asked to send a link to the file, add to favorites, delete or perform various operations in the form of renaming, moving, etc.
The number of available operations with the link is slightly limited, you can basically share it with the help of “messengers” and a couple of pre-installed programs. There are more opportunities to open when exporting files, where the choice of which application to use is much larger.
The next tab is referred to as the “gallery”, and it is here that all the graphic images on the disk are collected. Photos are sorted by date, and if this method is not suitable, then all the information can be placed in albums. And the installation of an additional service Carousel, according to the developers, will make the storage of photos in Dropbox more convenient.
“Favorites” will contain all the most important, if such will be in a separate tab for quick access, such as important documents, photos, and other information. In addition, the starred items are saved and available offline.
The last “notifications” tab is intended to inform important news of the application.
View free space on the disk, choose which network and which files will be downloaded, activate the automatic upload of material from the camera and not only in the settings. The number of parameters is not that much, but everything is important as it is. Most of all I liked the application password protection, and most importantly – data deletion in case of incorrect password entry 10 times in a row.
The application is quite functional, many interesting parameters, integration with services, it is clear that the developers are working on improving their program. In some places, it’s a little unusual, and at first, it may be necessary to get used to it.
At the same time, many things are missing, the same sorting, simultaneous work with several files. In addition, some useful functions are divided between paid subscriptions, although this is not critical, but still a little unpleasant.