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.
- Added the “Share in” menu to Tray. Users are now able to start sharing flows to Slack, Trello, and Zoom on files from Tray.
- Fixed a rare bug in which for some users updating their team name during setup was not handled automatically, this is now fixed.
- Users can now preview Markdown, Text, and Code files in the desktop app.
Changes in Dropbox 95.4.441:
- Optimized local file event latency under some conditions (including during startup)
- Updated mac Finder tooltip text over Ignored files from “selectively synced out” to “ignored”
- Modified collaborator avatar order under Shared Content of People Pages in Collab Browser. It now has the current user’s avatar be first, and the collaborator’s avatar that the user looking at be second.
Changes in Dropbox 94.4.384:
- Fixed an issue where newly added or edited files were not reinheriting permissions of their parent folders on Windows
Changes in Dropbox 93.4.273 :
- Fixed a rare issue where Smart Sync would occasionally stop working on some windows machines.
Changes in Dropbox 92.4.382:
- Added gated link settings for cloud docs.
- When creating transfers, users can now set whether they want to receive notifications whenever someone downloads the transfer.
- Improve compatibility with some antivirus providers.
- Some users will see a new item, “Open with Web”, in the context menu obtained by right clicking on most Dropbox owned Microsoft files in Finder/Explorer. The sub-options in this new menu item will allow the user to open the file in a cloud editor of their choice. Current sub-options are “Google Docs” and “Word for the web”.
- Fixed one instance of a rare bug where old notifications would permanently stick around in the tray even if you dismissed them.
Changes in Dropbox 90.4.307:
- Fixed a rare issue where users’ files wouldn’t sync down until they paused/unpaused or restarted.
- Removed the need for users to unlink/relink when enabling the zero logical size placeholders sync preference on mac.
- Added additional guidance to help reply to comments on Google Doc, Sheet, and Slides files.
- Fixed accessibility issues with the sharing modal’s member list both a) making the screenreader read out the information in the member list, and b) making the rows and columns counts listed in the member list accurate.
Changes in Dropbox 89.4.278:
- Updated text on Mac OS 10.15 Catalina consent dialog to increase clarity that Desktop directory access is required for screenshot upload feature.
- Fixed an accessibility issue so voice over now declares the correct number of rows for the member list in the sharing modal.
Changes in Dropbox 88.4.172:
- Linux-only: Included “libatomic” library with Dropbox so it works out of the box on Ubuntu Server and Fedora.
- Resolved an issue where if you started typing into the folder overview your insertion point would sometimes move while typing.
- Improved experience when two or more people are editing the same folder overview at the same time.
- Fixed a rare issue that caused Microsoft Excel instability when Dropbox Application was running
Changes in Dropbox 87.4.138:
- Mentions icon in the comments pane is a little bigger.
- Fixes some cases where Excel might hit sharing violations when saving changes.
Changes in Dropbox 86.4.146:
- Users will find a toggle button to open and close the sidebar when viewing a file preview within the desktop app.
- Your personal team member folder is moved to the top of the folder search filter.
Changes in Dropbox 85.4.155:
- You can now see the current folder path to the title of any open Dropbox App window.
- Certain filesystem warning dialogs related to moving and deleting Cloud Docs now have more informative text, as well as the option to suppress the same message from showing in the future.
Changes in Dropbox 84.4.170:
- If the sharing of a certain file is not supported then when a user attempts to share they get a message explaining why sharing is not supported.
- Updated the icon of AirSlate PDFfiller.
- Resolved a rare issue where the formatting toolbar in the folder overview wouldn’t dismiss when clicking the ‘Done’ button.
- Resolved an issue where dates would not be formatted using the correct locale for users in non US English regions (eg. UK and Australia)
Homepage – https://www.dropbox.com
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 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: 135 MB