For other uses, see Dropbox (disambiguation). Dropbox Developer(s) Dropbox, Inc. Initial release September 2008 ; 13 years ago ( 2008-09) Stable release(s) [±] Windows, macOS, Linux 147.4.4800 / April 26, 2022 ; 12 days ago ( 2022-04-26) [1] Windows (Windows Store version) 5.0 / March 27, 2017 ; 5 years ago ( 2017-03-27) dropbox Android 276.2.2 / April 20, 2022 ; 18 days ago ( 2022-04-20) [3] iOS 276.2 / April 19, 2022 ; 19 days ago ( 2022-04-19) [4] Preview release(s) [±] Windows, macOS, Linux 148.3.4469 / April 27, 2022 ; 11 days ago ( 2022-04-27) [5] Android 278.1.4 / May 1, 2022 ; 7 days ago ( 2022-05-01) [6] Written in Chinese (traditional and simplified), English, Dropbox, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malaysian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal's and Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Castilian and Latin American), Ukrainian Type Online backup service License Combined GPLv2 and proprietary software [11] dropbox Nautilus) Website www .dropbox .com Dropbox, Inc.

Type Public company Number of employees 2,548 (2021) [13] Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, U.S.

that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Dropbox as a startup company, with initial funding from seed accelerator Y Combinator. [14] Dropbox has experienced criticism and generated controversy for issues including security breaches and privacy concerns.

[15] Dropbox has been blocked in China since 2014. [16] [17] Dropbox • 1 Concept • 2 History • 2.1 User growth • 2.2 Acquisitions • 2.3 2021 workforce reduction dropbox 3 Platforms • 4 System requirements for the Dropbox app • 4.1 Windows • 4.2 Windows 10 in S mode • 4.3 Linux • 4.4 iPhone and iPad • 4.5 Mac • 4.6 Dropbox • 5 Financials • 6 Business model • 6.1 Company partnerships • 7 Technology • 8 Mailbox • 9 Carousel • 10 Dropbox Paper • 11 Dropbox projects • 12 Reception • 12.1 Privacy and security concerns • 13 Offices • dropbox See also • 15 References • 16 External links Concept [ edit ] Dropbox brings files together in one central place by creating a special folder on the user's computer.

The contents of these folders are synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices where the user has installed Dropbox, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses dropbox freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features. Dropbox Basic users are given two gigabytes of free storage space. Dropbox offers computer apps for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux computers, and mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets.

In March 2013, the company acquired Mailbox, a popular email app, and in April 2014, the dropbox introduced Dropbox Carousel, a photo and video gallery app.

Both Mailbox and Carousel were shut down in December 2015, with key features from both apps implemented dropbox the regular Dropbox service. In October 2015, it officially announced Dropbox Paper, its collaborative document editor. History [ edit ] See also: Timeline of Dropbox Dropbox founder Drew Houston conceived the Dropbox concept after repeatedly forgetting his USB flash drive while he was a student at MIT.

[18] Houston founded Evenflow, Inc. in May 2007 [19] as the company behind Dropbox, and shortly thereafter secured seed funding from Y Combinator. [20] Dropbox was officially launched at 2008's TechCrunch Disrupt, an annual technology conference.

[21] Owing to trademark disputes between Proxy, Inc. and Evenflow, Dropbox's official domain name was " getdropbox.com" until October 2009, when it acquired its current domain, "dropbox.com". [21] In October 2009, Evenflow, Inc. was renamed Dropbox, Inc. [22] • Dropbox founder Arash Ferdowsi User growth [ edit ] Dropbox saw steady user growth after its inception. It surpassed the 1 million registered users milestone in April 2009, followed by 2 million in September, and 3 million in November.

[23] It passed 50 million users in October 2011, [24] 100 million in November 2012, [25] [26] 200 million in November 2013, [27] 400 million in June 2015, [28] [29] and 500 million in March 2016. [30] [31] Acquisitions [ edit ] In July 2012, Dropbox acquired TapEngage, a startup that "enables advertisers and publishers to collaborate on tablet-optimized advertising".

[32] The following December, Dropbox acquired two companies; Audiogalaxy, dropbox startup "allowing users to store their music files and playlists in the cloud then stream them to any device", [33] and Snapjoy, a company that allowed users to "aggregate, archive and view all of their digital photos from their cameras, phones and popular apps like Flickr, Instagram and Picasa, and then view them online or via an iOS app".

dropbox In July 2013, Dropbox acquired Endorse, a " mobile coupon startup". [35] In May 2014, Dropbox acquired Bubbli, a startup that has "built some innovative ways of incorporating 3D technology into 2D views, and packaging it in a mobile app".

[36] [37] In January 2015, Dropbox acquired CloudOn, a company that provided mobile applications for document editing and creation. At the same time, Dropbox told TechCrunch that CloudOn's base in Herzliya would become the first Dropbox office in Israel.

[38] In July, Dropbox acquired Clementine, an enterprise communication service. [39] In April 2014, Dropbox acquired photo-sharing dropbox Loom (which would be shut down and integrated with the then-recently announced Carousel), [40] and document-sharing startup Hackpad.

[41] [42] Dropbox later announced in April 2017 that Hackpad would be shut down on July 19, with all notes being migrated to Dropbox Paper. [43] [44] In January 2019, Dropbox acquired e-signature company HelloSign. [45] The acquisition was reported to be Dropbox's largest to date, at a reported $230 million. [46] In March 2021, Dropbox announced the acquisition of DocSend.

DocSend offers a secure document sharing and analytics product. [47] 2021 workforce reduction [ edit ] In January 2021, Dropbox CEO Houston announced the layoff of 315 employees, which is approximately 11 percent of the current workforce.

The company said the reductions were necessary in order to focus the company team structure dropbox focus on top level priorities. The software firm also announced that COO Olivia Nottebohm would be leaving the company on February 5, 2021. [48] Dropbox employees are by default remote workers. [49] Platforms [ edit ] Dropbox has computer apps for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux computers, [50] and mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets.

[51] It also offers a website interface. [52] As part of its partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox announced a universal Windows 10 app in January 2016. [53] [54] Dropbox's apps offer an automatic photo uploading feature, allowing users to automatically upload photos or videos from cameras, tablets, SD cards, or smartphones to a dedicated "Camera Uploads" folder in their Dropbox.

Users are given 500 megabytes of extra space for uploading their first photo, and are given up to 3 gigabytes of extra dropbox if users continue using the method for more photos. [55] In July 2014, Dropbox introduced "streaming sync" for its computer apps. Streaming sync was described as a new "supercharged" [56] synchronization speed for large files that dropbox the upload or download time by up to 2 times. [57] In August 2015, Dropbox announced the availability of "Universal 2nd Factor" USB security keys, providing two-factor authentication for logging into dropbox services.

[58] [59] System requirements for the Dropbox app [ edit ] Windows [ edit ] • The Dropbox app for Windows requires: • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 (in standard mode) • An NTFS-formatted hard drive • Processors other than ARM (except in S mode) [60] • The latest Dropbox app Windows 10 in S mode [ edit ] • The Dropbox app for Windows in S mode requires: • Windows 10 with Redstone 2 Update (1703) or later • The Dropbox app from the Microsoft Store • ARM processors are supported for the S mode application [60] • The latest Dropbox app Linux [ edit ] The Dropbox app for Linux requires: • Ubuntu 14.04 or later • Fedora 21 or later • Glibc 2.19 or later • The latest Dropbox app [60] • A Linux computer formatted with any of the following file systems: • ext4 • zfs (on 64-bit systems only) • eCryptFS (back by ext4) • xfs (on 64-bit systems only) • btrfs iPhone and iPad [ edit ] The Dropbox app for iPhone and iPad requires: • The latest Dropbox app • iOS 12 or later [60] Mac [ edit ] The Dropbox app for Mac requires: • OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later [60] • On macOS Sierra, the experience dropbox be different • The latest Dropbox app Android [ edit ] The Dropbox app for Android requires: • Android 6 or later • The latest Dropbox app [60] Financials [ edit ] Dropbox received initial funding dropbox seed accelerator Y Combinator.

[ citation needed] Dropbox also raised US$1.2 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital in 2007, that "along with interest (on that amount) converted to equity as part of the Series A investment, which included a fresh dropbox of US$6 million", bringing the total amount to US$7.25 million, with the round closed in 2008 and documents filed in 2009.

[23] A May 2010 report in The Wall Street Journal said that "since [founder Drew Houston] started reading Eric Ries' Lean startup blog about a year ago, the company has started trickling out new features when they are ready instead of waiting to launch a fully featured product.

That helps test customer appetite, he says, dubbing the practice "minimum viable product". [61] TechCrunch reported in July 2011 that Dropbox had been looking to raise between US$200 and US$300 million, and had a valuation "to end up in the $5 billion to dropbox billion range.

[.] quite a step up from its previous funding rounds which have totalled a tiny $7.2 million". [62] As noted in a Forbes article, Dropbox had "revenue on track to hit $240 million in 2011".


{INSERTKEYS} [24] In April 2012, Dropbox announced that Bono and The Edge, two members of the Irish rock band U2, were individual investors in the company. [63] In 2014 Dropbox raised financing from BlackRock Inc. and others that values the company at $10 billion. [64] In March 2017, Bloomberg reported that Dropbox had secured a US$600 million credit line, with the company expected to file for its initial public offering (IPO) "as soon as this year".

[65] [66] [67] In February 2018, Dropbox filed an IPO to be listed on the Nasdaq. The company's initial intent was to raise $500 million. [68] Dropbox's stock rose 42 percent to $29.89 in its first day of trading on March 23, 2018. [69] As of February 2021, Dropbox has been profitable in the last three quarters, whilst also having no debt. [70] Business model [ edit ] Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features.

[71] Accordingly, Dropbox's revenue is a product of how many users they can convert to their paid services. [72] Dropbox Basic users are given two gigabytes of free storage space. [73] This can be expanded through referrals; users recommend the service to other people, and if those people start using the service, the user is awarded with additional 500 megabytes of storage space.

Dropbox Basic users can earn up to 16 gigabytes through the referral program. [74] The Dropbox Plus subscription (named Dropbox Pro prior to March 2017 [75]) gives users 2 terabytes of storage space, as well as additional features, including: • Advanced sharing controls: When sharing a link to a file or folder, users can set passwords and expiration limits.

[76] • Remote wipe: If a device is stolen or lost, users can remotely wipe the Dropbox folder from the device the next time it comes online. [77] • "Extended Version History": An available add-on, it makes Dropbox keep deleted and previous versions of files for one year, a significant extension of the default 30-day recovery time.

[78] In November 2013, Dropbox announced changes to "Dropbox for Business" that would enable users to connect both their personal Dropbox and their business Dropbox to the same device, with each of the folders being "properly labeled for personal or work, and come with its own password, contacts, settings, and files".

Furthermore, Dropbox announced shared audit logs, remote wipe for business administrators, and account transfers, as new features of its Business offering. [27] [79] In January 2017, Dropbox introduced "Smart Sync" for Business and Enterprise customers, a feature that lets Windows and macOS users see all files in the Dropbox folder, but only download specific files on-demand. [80] [81] Similarly to Dropbox Basic, Dropbox Plus users can also earn extra space through referrals.

Plus users earn 1 gigabyte per referral, up to 32 gigabytes. [74] Dropbox Business is Dropbox's application for corporations, adding more business-centered functionality for teams, including collaboration tools, advanced security and control, unlimited file recovery, user management and granular permissions, and options for unlimited storage. [82] For large organizations, Dropbox offers Dropbox Enterprise, the "highest tier" of its product offerings, adding domain management tools, an assigned Dropbox customer support member, and help from "expert advisors" on deployment and user training.

[83] In July 2016, Dropbox announced a new "AdminX" administrator dashboard for Business customers, offering improved control of company files and users. [84] [85] In June 2017, the AdminX dashboard was given a redesign and additional administrator functions, such as log-in durations, custom password strength parameters, and more granular [ clarification needed] subdomain verifications for specified teams.

[86] [87] Company partnerships [ edit ] In September 2012, Facebook and Dropbox integrated to allow users in Facebook Groups to share files using Dropbox. [88] [89] In 2013, Samsung pre-loaded the Dropbox mobile application on its Android devices and Dropbox provided extra space for users owning Samsung's devices.

[90] In November 2014, Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft to integrate Dropbox and Microsoft Office applications on iOS, Android and the applications on the web.

[91] [92] On July 10, 2018, Dropbox announced its partnership with Salesforce aiming to improve brand engagement and team productivity. [93] Technology [ edit ] Mobile The Dropbox software enables users to drop any file into a designated folder.

The file is then automatically uploaded to Dropbox's cloud-based service and made available to any other of the user's computers and devices that also have the Dropbox software installed, keeping the file up-to-date on all systems. [94] When a file in a user's Dropbox folder is changed, Dropbox only uploads the pieces of the file that have been changed, whenever possible.

[95] When a file or folder is deleted, users can recover it within 30 days. For Dropbox Plus users, this recovery time can be extended to one year, by purchasing an "Extended Version History" add-on.

[78] Dropbox accounts that are not accessed or emails not replied in a year are automatically deleted. [96] Dropbox also offers a LAN sync feature, where, instead of receiving information and data from the Dropbox servers, computers on the local network can exchange files directly between each other, potentially significantly improving synchronization speeds. [97] LAN Sync discovers other peers on the same network via UDP port 17500 using a proprietary discovery protocol [98] developed by early Dropbox engineer Paul Bohm in 2010.

[99] Originally, the Dropbox servers and computer apps were written in Python. [7] In July 2014, Dropbox began migrating its performance-critical backend infrastructure to Go. [8] In September 2012, Dropbox's website code base was rewritten from JavaScript to CoffeeScript. [9] Dropbox originally used Amazon's S3 storage system to store user files, but between 2014 and 2016 they gradually moved away from Amazon to use their own hardware, referred to as "Magic Pocket", due to Dropbox's description as "a place where you keep all your stuff, it doesn’t get lost, and you can always access it".

[100] In June 2017, the company announced a major global network expansion, aiming to increase synchronization speeds while cutting costs. The expansion, starting with 14 cities across 7 countries on 3 continents, adds "hundreds of gigabits of Internet connectivity with transit providers (regional and global ISPs), and hundreds of new peering partners (where we exchange traffic directly rather than through an ISP)".

[101] [102] [103] Dropbox uses SSL transfers for synchronization and stores the data via Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 encryption. [104] The functionality of Dropbox can be integrated into third-party applications through an application programming interface (API).

[105] Dropbox prevents sharing of copyrighted data, by checking the hash of files shared in public folders or between users against a blacklist of copyrighted material. This only applies to files or folders shared with other users or publicly, and not to files kept in an individual's Dropbox folder that are not shared.

[106] Mailbox [ edit ] Main article: Mailbox (application) In March 2013, Dropbox acquired Mailbox, a popular email app, with Mailbox CEO Gentry Underwood saying that "Rather than grow Mailbox on our own, we've decided to join forces with Dropbox and build it out together". [107] Under the deal, the developers of Mailbox joined Dropbox, but kept Mailbox running as a stand-alone app. The acquisition was reported to cost $100 million. [108] [109] In December 2015, Dropbox announced the shut-down of Mailbox.

[110] [111] [112] Carousel [ edit ] Main article: Dropbox Carousel In April 2014, Dropbox introduced Carousel, a photo and video gallery that "combines the photos in your Dropbox with the photos on your phone, and automatically backs up new ones as you take them." Carousel sorted photos by event and date.

[113] [114] [115] In December 2015, Dropbox announced the shut-down of Carousel. In a blog post, Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi explained that "We'll be taking key features from Carousel back to the place where your photos live - in the Dropbox app." [110] [111] [112] Dropbox Paper [ edit ] Main article: Dropbox Paper In April 2015, Dropbox launched a Dropbox Notes collaborative note-taking service in beta testing phase, prompting speculation if Dropbox was planning to bring out a product to compete with Google Docs.

TechCrunch noted that Dropbox Notes appeared to be a new version of "Project Composer", a previous iteration of the service with roots from the acquisition of Hackpad in April 2014. [116] [117] [118] In October 2015, Dropbox announced the upcoming launch of Dropbox Paper, its collaborative document editor, noted by the media as the result of its development of a Dropbox Notes service earlier in 2015.

[119] [120] [121] Dropbox Paper entered open beta in August 2016, allowing anyone to join and test the product. Mobile apps for Android and iOS were also released.

[122] [123] [124] In January 2017, Dropbox Paper was officially launched. Aimed for businesses, Dropbox Paper was described as "one part online document, one part collaboration, one part task management tool, one part content hub" by Rob Baesman, Dropbox's head of product, and allows for importing, editing, and collaboration on "a number of other file types from Google, Microsoft, and others".

[125] [126] [127] User-created projects [ edit ] Users have devised a number of uses for and mashups of the technology that expand Dropbox's functionality. These include: sending files to a Dropbox via Gmail; using Dropbox to sync instant messaging chat logs; BitTorrent management; password management; remote application launching and system monitoring; and as a free web hosting service.

[128] Reception [ edit ] Dropbox has received several awards, including the Crunchie Award in 2010 for Best Internet Application, [129] and Macworld 's 2009 Editor's Choice Award for Software. [130] It was nominated for a 2010 Webby Award, [131] and for the 2010 Mac Design Awards by Ars Technica.

[132] Dropbox's mobile iPhone app release in 2010 was among the top 10 "best apps" selected by Alex Ahlund, former CEO of two websites focused on mobile apps, [133] and the company's Android app was also selected as one of the top five "best apps" in a list compiled in 2010 by Jason Hiner for ZDNet.

[134] Founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi were named among the top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs by Inc. in 2011. [135] In 2011, Business Insider named Dropbox the world's sixth most valuable startup, [136] and in 2017, the publication ranked Dropbox as the eighth most valuable US startup, with a valuation of $10 billion. [137] It has been described as one of Y Combinator's most successful investments to date.

[138] Apple launched its own cloud storage service later in 2011, iCloud, but this didn't hold back Dropbox's growth. [139] In January 2012, Dropbox was named startup of the year by TechCrunch, [140] and in 2016, the company was ranked #2 on the Forbes Cloud 100 list. [141] Privacy and security concerns [ edit ] Main article: Criticism of Dropbox Dropbox has been the subject of criticism and controversy related to multiple incidents, including a June 2011 authentication problem that let accounts be accessed for several hours without passwords; [142] a July 2011 Privacy Policy update with language suggesting Dropbox had ownership of users' data; [143] concerns about Dropbox employee access to users' information; [144] July 2012 email spam [145] with recurrence in February 2013; [146] leaked government documents in June 2013 with information that Dropbox was being considered for inclusion in the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program; [147] [148] a July 2014 comment from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden criticizing Dropbox's encryption keys being available to employees; [149] the leak of 68 million account passwords on the Internet in August 2016; [150] [151] and a January 2017 accidental data restoration incident where years-old supposedly deleted files reappeared in users' accounts.

[152] [153] While Dropbox uses SSL to encrypt data in transit between itself and customers, it stores data in encrypted form and does not use end-to-end encryption in which the user controls the keys used to encrypt the stored data.

As a result, Dropbox can decrypt customers' data if it chooses to. [154] Offices [ edit ] The Dropbox headquarters, located in San Francisco, were originally on Market Street, until its expansion to the China Basin Landing building in July 2011, allowing for a significant space increase. [155] As the number of employees grew, the company again needed expansion, [156] and in February 2014, it signed a lease for two buildings in Brannan Street.

[157] Not needing the substantial amounts of space after all, the company started shopping the remaining available space to other companies for sublease in November 2015. [158] Dropbox expanded into its second U.S. office in Austin, Texas in February 2014. The State of Texas and City of Austin provided a $1.7 million performance-based incentives package to Dropbox in exchange for locating their office in Austin.

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( Visit this article instead if you are running Windows 10 in S mode). Once installed, you’ll have Dropbox in your taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac), the Dropbox folder in Folder Explorer dropbox or Finder (Mac), and the new Dropbox desktop app. Any changes you make to your files in the Dropbox desktop application are automatically synced everywhere you access your files in Dropbox, including your account on dropbox.com.

Learn more about how Dropbox syncs your files. How to download and install the Dropbox desktop app To download and install the Dropbox desktop application on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, click this link. Once installed, you’ll be prompted to either sign in or create a new account. How to install the dropbox app with admin privileges The Dropbox desktop app requires admin privileges to run with full functionality on your computer.

This enables multiple different core features of Dropbox, including: • Sync icons that show the sync status of files and folders • Right-click context menus for taking quick actions in Dropbox For the vast majority of users, the desktop app is automatically installed with admin privileges. However, if you didn't install with admin privileges you can follow dropbox instructions below to do so.

Note: Dropbox you don't have admin rights on your computer (for example if you're using a work computer), you may need to ask your IT department for help. Install the Dropbox desktop app with admin privileges • If you already have Dropbox installed, uninstall the application. • Download the Dropbox application. • Open the installer. • Do not right-click or command-click Run as an Administrator • Follow the instructions in the install wizard. • If you’re asked for an administrative username and password, enter them or contact your administrator to sign in.

• If you’re not asked for an administrative username and password, you’re already an admin on your computer. • Complete the installation and sign in to Dropbox. Why does the Dropbox desktop app for Mac require Keychain access? Keychain is a password management system for Mac. Dropbox requires access to your Keychain to help verify your account and to provide another layer of security over the Dropbox app preferences. • To grant Keychain access to Dropbox, click Allow or Always Allow (recommended for seamless access) when prompted to do so from Mac.

• Clicking Deny will result in a "Couldn't start Dropbox" error message. For security reasons, Dropbox will not start without access to your Keychain. What is the Dropbox Web Helper for macOS? Dropbox Web Helper supports the Dropbox user interface on Mac computers. It dropbox runs when the desktop app is running. Dropbox Web Helper is an independent process, so it may start and stop at different times than the desktop app.

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• Advanced data protection (e.g., version history and file recovery, advanced sharing permissions, password protection, granular permissions, and more). • Advanced collaboration and productivity tools (e.g., Dropbox Dropbox, file locking, commenting, Dropbox badge, and more). For more information on Dropbox Team Folders at U-M, refer to the Dropbox Team Folders page. Sensitive Data with Dropbox Dropbox at U-M may be used with some types of sensitive university data, including Protected Health Information (PHI), dropbox to the Sensitive Data Guide: Dropbox at U-M.

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Learn how to appropriately use these integrations if you are handling PHI, as neither service, U-M Google or U-M M365, is approved for use with PHI. Note: Dropbox allows you to synchronize data in the cloud and on your devices.


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That's why it's popular for new users looking to backup their files. While at first glance it may seem difficult to use, it really isn't. But for those still unsure, we're going to show you exactly how to use Dropbox. By Cody Kapocsi & Dan Ginn ( Writer) — Last Updated: 15 Feb'22 2022-02-15T14:14:45+00:00 Dropbox is a fantastic dropbox for those looking for an easy-to-use, low-cost cloud storage platform. In this beginner’s guide on how to use Dropbox, we’re going to go over its basic functions and simple ways you can start interacting with it across multiple devices.

Key Takeaways: • Our Dropbox tutorial will provide a broad overview of the platform, making it especially helpful for new users. • Those of you who’ve used the Windows File Explorer will already understand many of the functions you need to know to start operating the application. • Dropbox offers a free version, which may be enough for light users. Although Dropbox’s free version will be enough for some, those who need more storage and features will need to look at the paid options.

The paid service dropbox a little more expensive than some of the competition, so you may want to consider alternative services such as Sync.com or OneDrive if you’re trying to keep costs down (read our Sync.com review or OneDrive review).

If you want to learn more about how Dropbox works or see how it stacks up to its rivals, check out our Dropbox review. Dropbox you’re here to learn how you can get the most out of Dropbox, though, continue reading this guide. You can easily drag and drop files into the Dropbox folder on your desktop to begin backing them up. If you prefer to use the web version, you can select “upload” and manually choose the files you want to keep in the cloud.

Understanding How to Use Dropbox People turn to cloud storage to backup their files and to free up space on their hard drives. However, new users should be aware that uploading files to Dropbox doesn’t automatically remove them from your hard drive.

If that’s your objective, you’ll need to manually delete the files from your computer after uploading them to the cloud. Dropbox does have automated features that are useful, though. For example, any files uploaded through the desktop app are automatically updated when you make changes to them. Also, because of the synchronization features, you can access those files across all of your devices. This system keeps files secure against technical problems you may have with dropbox computer.

For instance, if your hard drive fails, your photos and other important documents won’t be lost forever if they’re stored in dropbox cloud. Although you may dropbox your computer is secure, there’s always a small chance it will be damaged, die of its own accord or even get stolen.

Transfer and Share Files All files uploaded to Dropbox can be downloaded to a different or new device, including mobile and desktop. This makes it much easier to get set up on a different system, especially if you’re starting from scratch due to a dropbox on your previous device. Dropbox has dropbox functionality when it comes to sharing files.

Getting your files to others is simple via shareable links and a range of user permissions. Permitted users can also comment and offer suggestions on files including documents, photos and videos. You can use Dropbox as pure cloud storage, too. As long as you use the web client, you can add files to your Dropbox account and store them only in the cloud.

(We have a guide in case you run into trouble with Dropbox dropbox syncing.) Dropbox Pricing dropbox Account Tiers You can try Dropbox for free by signing up for a Basic account on its website.

Basic only comes with 2GB of free storage, which is enough if you don’t intend to upload many files. We’ll discuss the sign-up process in the next section. Dropbox has multiple paid options for personal accounts. Unsurprisingly, the higher the monthly fee, the more storage and features you can access. The Plus plan costs $119.88 per year, which works out to $9.99 per month (if you prefer to pay monthly, the cost is $11.99 per month).

Dropbox that you get access to 2TB of storage space. You also get access to features lacking dropbox the free plan, such as Smart Sync, mobile offline folders and account rewind (to recover accidentally changed or deleted files). For 3TB of storage, you can upgrade to the Professional plan.

The annual total for this plan is $199 ($16.58 per month) and it comes with features like file versioning and expiration dates for shared links. Dropbox has a range of plans for both personal and professional use. How Does Dropbox Work With Smart Sync? Another big difference between the free and paid Dropbox plans is that the latter unlocks “Smart Sync” (read our what is Dropbox Smart Sync?

piece). To briefly explain, Smart Sync allows you to mark files you create on your desktop as “online only.” You can access and edit dropbox anytime you use your computer, but they won’t be stored locally unless you choose to download them. Without the Smart Sync feature, users don’t have the option to store files solely in the cloud. If you have plenty of internal storage space, this likely won’t be an issue.

For those who constantly max out their local storage space, paying more to access the Smart Sync feature will be money well spent. How to Sign Up for a Dropbox Account To begin using Dropbox, you’ll first need to create an account. Dropbox, it only takes a couple of minutes to do, and you can follow the steps below to get started.

• Locate the “Sign dropbox Prompt on the Website On the next page, you will be asked to select the plan you would like to use. If you dropbox to stick to the free plan, select the option “or continue with 2GB Dropbox Basic plan” located at the bottom of the screen.

Dropbox will send you email confirmation of your account. You will need to verify your email address before you can use the service. Once the sign-up process is complete, you will be prompted to download Dropbox to your computer. It’s a good idea to do this if you want to automatically sync files from your computer dropbox the service.

How to Use the Dropbox Folder on Desktop Downloading Dropbox to your desktop automatically creates a Dropbox folder. You can use the steps below to sync files to this folder. • Locate the Dropbox Folder When saving a file, you can choose to save it directly in your Dropbox folder. All files saved to Dropbox will automatically sync to your account. How to Use Dropbox dropbox Web If you prefer not to download Dropbox to your computer, you dropbox upload files directly through the web application.

It’s easy to do; just follow the dropbox below to begin backing up your files. Uploading Files The first thing you’ll want to do with Dropbox is upload some files. • Navigate to “Upload Files/Folder” Alternatively, if you know the name of dropbox file or folder you want to locate, you can type it into the dropbox bar.

Use Dropbox to Share a File or Folder There are multiple ways to share a file or folder through Dropbox. If you want a detailed look, check out our guide on how to share files with Dropbox.

Below is a brief overview of what dropbox need dropbox do to share a file from your computer. • Locate the File in Your Dropbox Folder Next, copy the link and share it with anyone you would like to access your files. Use Dropbox to Download Files Let’s say that you’re on a new device and you need access to a file you saved to Dropbox, but dropbox don’t have the service installed and don’t want to install it.

Instead, your option is to log in via your browser and navigate to the file you want to download. • Locate the File Select the file you would like to restore and press “ restore” on the right-hand side of the screen. If you would rather delete the file completely, select “ delete permanently,” located underneath the “ restore” button.

Use Dropbox to Dropbox Files File requests allow you to invite people who don’t have a Dropbox account to upload files to yours. You may find that useful when you need to get files from employees or relatives who don’t use the platform. It’s also a good way for teachers to collect files from students. • Log in and Locate “File Requests” On the next page, you can add the contacts you would like to have access to the folder.

You can either send the request via email, or copy and paste the shareable link and manually send it to them. Final Thoughts Uploading files to Dropbox means you don’t need to worry about losing them if your computer breaks down.

On top of that, it’s a great dropbox for sharing files and creating new documents. Its sync features also make it a solid option for dropbox wanting to access their files across all their devices. If you’ve signed up for Dropbox and realized it’s not for you, check out our guide on how to dropbox the service, and also our guide on how to delete your account. Hopefully, this Dropbox tutorial helped you better understand its features and taught you how to use them.

If you’re still looking for the cloud-based backup service that is right for dropbox, check out our best online backup guide. Did you find this guide helpful? Do you feel Dropbox is the best option for you? We’d love to know. Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading. Charles Baré says: 2019/02/03 at 21:06 I am a member of a group which stores files on Dropbox. One of those files is a letterhead.

I now wish to put on the letterhead a Word document which has been through dropbox drafting process with others in the group, that process dropbox having been conducted on Dropbox. How do I [1] download the letterhead from Dropbox so that I can put the next version of the draft on letterhead and then store it as a numbered version of the draft in Word and [2] also out the numbered version of the draft on Dropbox?

Reply • Phạm Ngọc Anh says: 2019/07/29 at 06:07 Hello. I am new to Dropbox and I still don’t get how it work? If I sync the files to cloud and then delete the original files on my PC, is the one on cloud still save to use ? I ask this because I aldready have 20GB of videos synced to dropbox but it still eat up my hard drive space. How dropbox I save entirely on dropbox not on pc ? a specific instructions will be helpful. Thank you. 🙂 Reply • Ambrin says: 2019/08/26 at 14:52 Hello, my wedding video was sent to me via Dropbox by my videographer about a year ago.

Every so often he takes back access to the video and I then have to re-request for access to be able to view it. This time I clicked on download to save the video to my computer but then when I click on the downloaded file, nothing plays. What am I doing wrong? I can’t figure out how to save the video to my own personal computer or USB and need to figure this out before another year goes by and I have to request access to it again or worse if he deletes the file on his end then I’ll be left with no video.

Reply • Marinell Eva says: 2019/09/11 at 14:21 Drop Box informed me that I needed to upgrade. I finally decided to try dropbox upgrade on Sept 10th in the evening, but it did not seem to work. Later I realized that I had put a family wedding photographs folder in the dropbox just a couple of days before. I removed dropbox files from my dropbox. I do not need an upgrade, and I want to get credit for the $119.88. and continue with just the basic free version. I have been charged for the amount, so please refund to the visa card.

Thank you, Marinell Eva Reply • Danna says: 2019/10/12 at 06:33 I am needing some help understanding if this is the right program for me. I take pictures in groups, like 35-50 per group and I take them in a specific order. I am looking for a program that I can take the photos from my location and have them show up simultaneously on my desktop at home but in the group and order I took them in within the group.

Forgive me as I am not techy at all and you didn’t talk about pictures only documents. HELP this has been frustrating finding an dropbox that will do this. What I’ve tried rearranges photos dropbox they are extracted or loaded whatever you all it.

Reply • David Benson says: 2019/10/15 at 03:35 I find the statement under Smart Sync counter-intuitive: “When you open a document saved on your computer, Smart Sync moves the file to the cloud, freeing hard drive space.” Surely, when a file is opened it is needed on dropbox drive for processing.

Does this apply only to files in Dropbox folder. I am trying to understand just how the Plus and the Professional versions behave. Reply • Loren Lewis says: 2019/12/31 at 14:52 I’m thinking of upgrading but have a question: If I were to copy a dozen complete directories to DB including hundreds (or thousands) of photos, then later RENAME or MOVE the directory in my PC but forget to do the same manually inside Dropbox, will Dropbox lose the files?

If not, how would DB handle something like that? Reply • Roland Reeve says: 2020/03/06 at 06:24 A consultant has left files on drop box for me to view.

I have no idea on how I can view them. I have obviously put drop box on my desk top but how do I access the files she has left for me to view or transfer to my machine?

That should be an easy one for you 🙂 Reply • Amy Buelow says: 2020/04/06 at 08:35 We have several sites that upload files for approval, once approved, the signed documents are now uploaded to a file in the site specific box (that only I and the site have access too) So we can have a copy of the finale signed docs, How long are these saved for? Does the Box dump these files? Reply • Sandy Howell says: 2020/06/06 at 09:11 You mention “switch off sync for that specific file or folder.” I’m having trouble locating sync for specific files or folders.

You also said, “Keep in mind that deleting a file in the Dropbox folder on your desktop or the web client deletes it everywhere.” I’m trying to use Dropbox just to temporarily transfer files to clients. Then I’m removing them again. Will those files disappear from my laptop in 30 days? : / Thanks for your help! Reply • Jacob Roach says: 2020/06/24 at 13:04 Nothing to do with a “marketing plan.” A lot more people use Windows than Linux, so if someone wants to use Dropbox, they probably want to use it on Windows.

Here’s a piece for Team Penguin: dropbox Plus, the information is easily transferable between operating systems. Reply • Francis Obioko says: 2020/08/12 at 08:58 Hi, a friend sent and gave me access to one of his folders but i can’t access it and i don’t know why. Clicked on the document and it says i cant view it while on other occasions, it will continue loading and end up saying you can’t view this document.

Reply • Nick says: 2020/11/08 at 04:25 I had real trouble with Dropbox so deleted it altogether. However Dropbox seems to have created its own folder which mirrors my normal files and copies any files I create on my PC.

If I try to delete this folder it deletes all dropbox personal files and I can seem to stop this Dropbox clone structure from wanting to mirror my normal file structure. It has created a Dropbox/My PC clone that means if I save a file it saves it in my normal Documents area and is somehow linked to this unwanted My PC thing. Deleting My PC deletes everything in my own dropbox areas.

Having deleted Dropbox I am still being nheld ransom by it. Any suggestions? Reply • • About Us • How we work • Write for us! • Terms and Conditions • Privacy Policy © 2007-2022 Cloudwards.net - We are a professional review site that receives compensation from the companies whose products we review.

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