Who is this service for?

Companies of all sizes use Dropbox Business for collaboration, file sharing, online backup, and more.

About Dropbox Business

Easily store and share photos, large file videos, and Adobe files, alongside traditional files in Dropbox. Dropbox Business is a digital workplace trusted by over 300,000 business teams worldwide and over 50% of the Fortune 500 for its industry leading file sync, collaboration, and extensive administration and security features that scale as teams grow.

Average rating 4.7/5

Total score
4.7
“Ease of use
4.8
User support
4.5
Features
4.7

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Free version:

Yes

Free trial:

Yes, get demo

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

Mac

Windows

Linux

App - Android

App - IOS

Cloud, SaaS, Internet

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

Dropbox
https://www.Dropbox.com
Set up in 2007
United States

Features

Access Controls/Permissions
Activity/News Feed
Archiving & Retention
Audio File Management
Audit Trail
Backup and Recovery
Brainstorming
Calendar Management
Collaboration Tools
Communication Management
Compliance Tracking
Conflict Tracking
Contact Management
Content Management
Customizable Templates

Data Migration
Data Synchronization
Database Creation
Discussions / Forums
Document Classification
Document Generation
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Forms
Electronic Signature
Employee Activity Monitoring
Employee Directory
Encryption
File Conversion
File Recovery
File Sharing
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Knowledge Management
Live Chat
Meeting Management
Messaging
Mobile Capture
Notes Management
Office Suite
Offline Access
Optical Character Recognition
Personalization
Presentation Tools
Project Management
Real Time Editing
Real Time Synchronization
Remote Access/Control
Remote Support
Remote Synchronization
Search/Filter
SEO Management
Softphone
Surveys & Feedback
Synchronization Scheduling
Task Management
Team Chat
Templates
Text Editing
Time Zone Tracking
Two-Way Synchronization
Version Control
Video Chat
Video Conferencing
Video Support
Website Management
Workflow Management

Alternatives Dropbox Business


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Isaac F.

«Dropbox Review by Isaac Fungura»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Keeps all data organised and can sync across all your devices - mobile and desktop Sync allows files to be accessible offline on the synced folder Allows collaboration of multiple users able to comment on files Dropbox paper allows writing documents, editing, brainstorming, reviewing and collaborating with anyone with the shared URL. Also allows user to create to do lists and due dates You can recover files that have been deleted so there is no risk of permanently losing data through an error Dropbox keeps track of all changes and versions and you can easily restore prior versions of the file in case you make a mistake. When collaborating with multiple users, Dropbox keeps an audit trail of who has edited a document Can create file requests - inviting someone to upload or tag you to their file

Drawbacks:

Mobile version faces challenges when dealing with big files hence not as flexible as the desktop version Syncing folders from desktop may end up uploading unnecessary files as long as they are added to that folder Affected by internet speeds on downloads and uploads which frustrates the user especially on large files

In sum:

At one time I travelled to Namibia, lost my laptop in transit, but since I had my files synced, I easily got my files and continued with my work 2000km away from home I have managed to keep my important files like documents and pictures intact for more than 10 years I often use Dropbox transfer to send files up to 100GB large with password protection for sensitive data to my colleagues who are not Dropbox users without giving away access to my original document.

October 1, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Muhammad I.

«Dropbox, Most Trusted Place for Cloud Purpose»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

I have liked the pricing plan of dropbox too much. Moreover, Acess controls and permission management is my favorite feature at all. I know there is a lot of platforms offering this feature but there is no option of preventing the user from the download. I use to deliver my digital good to my clients with the helo of dropbox. But before doing any deal, every customer use to ask me for proof, show me whether you have the real thing or not? Anf for that I use it to upload my Software and scripts on dropbox and sets the downloading feature as disabling. After getting the payment, I can allow my client to download files from Dropbox through a shared link. The pricing plan of dropbox is also very affordable. I liked the trial storage of dropbox too much, which is 2GB. After that, I choose to have a monthly plan with dropbox storage for long-term storage. And currently, I'm using the standard pricing plan of dropbox. Renewal charges are also affordable. I have also liked the search filter of dropbox too much. The search filter of dropbox works just like the windows search filter and we can easily locate any files within seconds.

Drawbacks:

Of course, there is nothing that disappoints me at any point while using dropbox. But I would like to have some improvements in my favourite platform from the team. The uploading speed of the dropbox mobile application is a little bit slower than the website uploading speed. And it takes a little bit longer to complete uploading than uploading from the website. But uploading from android is little bur cooler and smart way. That's why I would like that the respected dropbox team should have a look at this problem and should resolve it as soon as possible. So I can keep using dropbox without any trouble and hesitation on android too.

In sum:

If we talk about my overall experience with dropbox then it was excellent. I never realized that I should look over for another cloud storage and should leave the dropbox. I am using Dropbox for a long time and I have no complaints from any of my clients regarding download speed or privacy protection. Now if you also thinking of a cloud storage platform for hosting purposes or for personal data saving purposes, then belove nothing will be perfect for you except dropbox. I assure you that you will have a good experience with dropbox. So stop thinking right now and start using dropbox.

September 30, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
m
mupo m.

«Storage for everybody!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Dropbox has been a huge success. The tools allow us to manage our records more efficiently than an internal server. I appreciate being able to easily upload large files in a short period of time. Multiple people working on the same file used to be a pain; however, this strategy has proved to be a huge success for many of our company's teams.

Drawbacks:

There isn't anything to think about with Dropbox; the features and consistency are far superior to those of most cloud storage services. The only drawback I've seen is the mobile edition. When working with massive files, it is noticeably slower than the desktop version.

In sum:

The use of Dropbox has removed the need for employees to cart and drop files from one computer to the next. The resources added for administrators help to secure and prevent unauthorized access to archives. This aids in keeping track of who has access to what and who does not. Not just that, but the cost of updating our servers has greatly decreased. This is because 90 percent of company files have been moved to online storage, which is very efficient.

September 24, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
K
Kerry B.

«Dropbox Has Been A Life Saver»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

What I like most about Dropbox is that I can access files from anywhere at anytime. Before Dropbox, our staff could only access our files from within the the physical office, making it extremely hard to get any work done outside of the usual workday. Dropbox has allowed the ease of being able to work from home, especially during this pandemic. The only feature that I LOVE is the search option while using the browser version. This cuts down a project time immensely making it so easy to find the document I'm looking for with just a few key words.

Drawbacks:

The one issue our office tends to run into is when the software creates a "conflicted-copy" when multiple user have made edits to the same document. We all access some large spreadsheets, and it is very frustrating when you go through and add various equations and update the grids, just to find out someone else has saved since you started making those changes. This is partly user error, of course, but the notifications are hard to pay attention to if you are so focused on the tasks you are trying to accomplish.

In sum:

Dropbox has changed our office for the better! A little over a year ago, my boss came to me to start looking into cloud storage options. I did some research on storage space, price, security, etc... Dropbox was my top choice right away. In order to sell this migration opportunity to the rest of the office, I knew I had to make little to no changes to their daily routine, but also by proving it was worth the investment. I signed the office up for a free trial and imminently the team loved how easy the software is to use. Most members were comfortable to using the normal desktop file folders and with the capabilities of Dropbox, I was able to load the software right onto their device, only having to change which folder they needed to access. Dropbox has made it so convenient for the entire team to be able to work from wherever they please without causing any added stress. Dropbox was absolutely the best choice for our office!

September 22, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Noorhidayu S.

«Flexible in sharing files with others»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

Feature that i need the most for my cloud storage software is the flexibility to sharing my files with my colleague and other people. Dropbox Business can do it so easily and the recipient of the files did not needs to register with this software to received and to viewing it. Easy access to the files is very important for me.

Drawbacks:

The only things that i have a problem woth Dropbox Business is, they are not option to pause and resume for the uploading and downloading process. It is very frustrating especially when i am uploading a very large files, and need to use the internet in between, and i need to wait for the uploading process completed.

September 15, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Michael Y.

«Dropbox- A game changer»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

We love the fact that Dropbox feels like it was built for media content. It uploads and plays back nicely, and doesn't need to zip files to download. It's extremely fast and responsive.

Drawbacks:

I wish Dropbox offered more collaboration tools, such as a time management area for tracking projects. But it wasn't designed for this! It would be a nice extra though

In sum:

We love it, it enables us to collaborate from wherever we are, whether it be from our homes, office, or job sites across the country, we can share files like our team is all in the same room.

September 15, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
A
Allan K.

«File sharing and storage made easy»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

With Dropbox's real time sync and file sharing, we no longer relied on usb drives to share large files that wouldn't easily attach as email attachments. This not only reduced the incidents of virus attacks and transmissions, it also allowed for proper management of access and better productivity. With great mobile access and sync across devices, that also meant that there was very little productivity lost from not being in the office or having your primary computer with you at all times.

Drawbacks:

Storage size of 2 GB on the free account is quite limited. While we recommend Dropbox for most of the community cooperatives we work with, most of them cannot afford the paid subscriptions that offer sufficient storage .

In sum:

Dropbox gave us a lot of benefits that helped us with practical team collaboration. Especially when working with other field offices and their project teams. Operating from different time zones meant that live communications via email were quite ineffective. So the collaboration features and file sharing tools Dropbox offered us made our work a lot easier and more productive.

September 12, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
J
Jeanne M.

«Love it, hate the price»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

Love the functionality and custom settings. Love that I can choose not to sync or "online only" folders. Love that I can connect my personal account to my business account. Love how much space we get. Love that we can use Dropbox as a server for our small org. LOVE LOVE LOVE AND NEED the automatic saving / versioning. This has saved us so many times. This is the main reason, along with using it as a file server, that we pay for Dropbox.

Drawbacks:

The price is very steep in my opinion. Many people I know and work with do not use Dropbox because of the cost. It drives me absolutely insane that business requires at least three users. That's insane to me! Insane. The other thing that is very troublesome is that it doesn't automatically lock files when you're working on them and someone else opens the same file. It has some integration that sometimes provides warnings through Excel, but other file types are completely at risk of having conflicting copies. This is very tricky for the non-tech savvy and it is a weakness. Most of what I love comes with the paid version. As a free product, I can see it annoying people as they near their limits.

In sum:

I love it!

September 9, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
Zuhairah A.

«Best solutions for my cloud storage needs»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I love how simple is this system can sync my files in my computer to the cloud storage so I don't have to pop open the browser; instead, I can simply transfer files as if I were saving them to my PC. I like that it synchronises with different devices. We don't have to wait for email documents to arrive; we upload them to Dropbox, and everybody has instantaneous access.

Drawbacks:

There isn't anything about Dropbox that I don't enjoy. I'd want to be able to register a user and limit what they can see so that I can keep some folders secret. Another helpful feature would be to password-protect particular files to manage who would have the credentials and, therefore, view them.

September 7, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
L
Laura M.

«Still A Clunky Product After 5+ Years of Use»

Usability

Support

Features

4

Overall rating

Benefits:

In terms of basic file sharing (documents, videos, or audio files), Dropbox Business gets the job done. There are some basic features available which allow you to customize the files you've shared (you can set files to be non-downloadable, password protect them, or even set the shared link to expire after a certain date). One of the features we've found the most useful as a media company is the ability to send out a File Request. This is a feature that allows you to create an upload link that can be shared out to as many people as you need. Once members of that group have uploaded files to your Dropbox using the link, the files will appear on your Dropbox, in a folder that you've preconfigured to be associated with that file request. Users cannot see what exists on your Dropbox on their side, but you're able to secure the files you need. While there are some helpful, advanced features, all in all I would say Dropbox Business will probably work just fine for your purposes if you aren't too concerned about having a bunch of fancy features.

Drawbacks:

I seem to constantly run into strange issues when using Dropbox. For example, although you are able to see all of the files that you've recently deleted in the Trash, you are not able to search the Trash. You can only perform a search for files that are still technically "live" on your Dropbox account. So if you need a file you think you've deleted, you have to scroll through the Trash and search for it yourself. I would think that regardless of what exactly you or your company is using Dropbox for, a search bar feature for the Trash would be useful, and would save you a ton of time. Additionally, more often than not, the progress bar on the bottom of the browser might say a file has completed uploading, but the file won't display on the screen. A refresh seems to do the trick, but this is a longstanding issue we've run into, and contributes to my overall perception of Dropbox as a "clunky," outdated software.

In sum:

Dropbox Business has, for the most part, been our media company's go-to file storage and sharing application since we began primarily working from home a little over a year ago. But after 5+ years of consistent use, I can't say I've noticed a significant improvement in the software's usability. We still seem to experience the same issues we did when we first began using the software. We've been on the lookout for a software to switch to for some time, and may just officially make the move to Frame.io some time in the near future.

September 2, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet