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.
- Fixed an issue in Windows setup where clicking Go to Dropbox folder didn’t open the folder.
- Reduced sync error notifications due to user feedback.
Changes in Version 190.4.6383:
- Added messaging during plan changes for certain quota and add-on restrictions.
- Fixed an issue where the onboarding video overlay would vanish before the animation completed.
- Fixed a drive cloning issue that caused sync problems.
- Fixed a OneDrive temporary file issue that impacted syncing.
- Fixed checkbox labels for improved screen reader compatibility.
- Updated the messaging in the folder relocation error for clarity and added a suggestion to restart the user’s computer.
Changes in Version 189.4.8395:
- Fixed an issue that prevented non-English users from setting up and restoring backups.
- Fixed an issue where some files on macOS didn’t sync properly.
Changes in Version 188.4.6302:
- Updated overquota message with info and links on various upgrade plans.
- Improved error handling for Manage hard drive space feature.
- Windows shortcuts for Dropbox no longer open or add files to the associated Dropbox folder. Update old shortcuts to point directly to the Dropbox folder.
Changes in Version 187.4.5691:
- In the Manage hard drive space window, users can click the Folders tab to view offline files organized by folder structure and select folders to make them online-only.
- Selecting Do not ask me again when plugging in an external drive will now be remembered for all drives rather than individual drives.
Fixed in this update:
- Onboarding flow buttons now wrap to the next line if the text is too long.
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: 184 MB