Dropbox is a free Web based file online storage service. It lets you bring all your videos, photos and docs anywhere and share them easily. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, mobile devices and even the Dropbox website.
The app 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. The application works just like any other folder on your computer, but with a few differences.
Any files or folders inside Dropbox application will get synchronized to Dropbox’s servers and any other computer linked to your account.
Green checkmarks will appear on top of your files to let you know that they’re synced and up to date. All data is transferred over SSL and encrypted with AES-256 before storage. Dropbox keeps track of every change made to any of its contents.
There are a total of 10 clients, including versions for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux (official and unofficial). As well as versions for mobile devices, such as Android, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry. Also a web-based client for when no local client is installed.
The service uses the freemium financial model and its free service provides 2 GB of free online storage. Users who refer Dropbox to others can gain up to 8 GB of free storage. The service’s major competitors include Box.net, Microsoft OneDrive, Ubuntu One, SugarSync, Mozy, ZumoDrive, SpiderOak and Wuala.
Your files anywhere.
- 2 GB of space for free, with subscriptions up to 100 GB available.
- Your files are always available from the secure Dropbox website.
- Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
- Works even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.
- Transfers just the parts of a file that change (not the whole thing).
- Manually set bandwidth limits
- Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents.
- See other people’s changes instantly.
- Create photo galleries viewable by anyone you choose.
- Send a link to any file using your Public folder.
- Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry keep your files at hand.
- Edit files in your account from your phone.
- Easily upload your photos and videos.
- Share freely with family and friends.
Your stuff is safe.
- Keeps a one-month history of your work.
- Protects your files without you needing to think about it.
- Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
- All transmission of file data occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL).
- All stored files are encrypted (AES-256).
There are both free and paid services, each with varying options. In comparison to similar services, Dropbox offers a relatively large number of user clients across a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems.
- This update introduces a new surface to track storage usage and manage online-only files vs. offline files to help manage hard drive space.
- This feature is currently in beta and is available to a limited audience.
- Fixed a Linux ZFS filesystem issue where some files are stuck syncing.
Changes in Version 182.4.6427:
- Rolling out a fix where some Windows 11 users could not see the Dropbox context menu.
Changes in Version 181.4.5678:
- Mac updates now trigger an automatic restart of the desktop app if a crash was detected in the previous version.
- Fixed a bug that caused the Dropbox icon on the Mac menu bar to inaccurately display a ‘Beta’ experience for certain users.
Changes in Version 178.4.4811:
- Fixed a user interface issue in the desktop app window.
Changes in Version 177.4.5399:
- Fixed accessibility issue preventing tab key navigation in login menu.
Changes in Version 176.4.5108:
- Beginning rollout of change to have Desktop shortcut point directly to Dropbox folder on Windows.
- Fixed an issue causing unlocalized text in UI display.
- Made Dropbox for macOS on File Provider notifications dismissible.
Changes in Version 175.4.5569:
- Removes the Organize option from Desktop.
- Reorganizes existing UI elements and updates phrasing.
Homepage – https://www.dropbox.com
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 or 11 not in S mode
- Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) up to macOS Big Sur 11
- Ubuntu 14.04 or higher, Fedora 21 or higher
- Android 6 or later
- iOS 12 or later
Size: 176 MB