A SHORT SUMMARY
Would you recommend?7.5/10
- Easy to use: all you have to do is save a document to the Dropbox folder on your device and it will be instantly added to the cloud
- Makes file sharing easy: another great thing about Dropbox is the fact that it allows you to share files with one single click
- Not enough free storage space
- Difficult to navigate on mobile: organizing and moving documents can be a real chore when using Dropbox on mobile devices
- Users cannot work simultaneously on single files
Cloud computing has completely revolutionized the way we use data. Cloud computing allows us to access our files from anywhere, anytime and allows us to synchronize data between a variety of devices. Not only that, but it also allows teams to work together on a variety of projects wherever they may be around the world.
But with all the cloud computing applications out here, it can be hard to make a choice. A good cloud service provider should be able to provide steady service, have secure servers and make file transfer easy. Dropbox is one of the most popular apps out here and does a very good job at doing just that. But how does Dropbox stack up against its competition? Well let’s take a closer look at some of Dropbox’s features.
Easy to use: all you have to do is save a document to the Dropbox folder on your device and it will be instantly added to the cloud. The interface is very intuitive and allows you to setup a shared folder in seconds. You’ll have to access from every device, may it be your smartphone, tablet or laptop instantly. The installation is seamless and sync times are great as well.
Makes file sharing easy: another great thing about Dropbox is the fact that it allows you to share files with one single click. All you have to do is to right click the document you want to share and you’ll get an instant link you’ll be able to share with anyone you wish. When compared with Google drive per instance, the process is a lot simpler and straight forward. You can also create a public folder that will be accessible to anybody with a link.
Not enough free storage space: when comparing with Google drive which offers 15GB of storage space on their free version, Dropbox’s measly 2 gb of free storage is a bit disappointing. If they want stay competitive in the area, they will have to do consider offering at least twice the storage.
Difficult to navigate on mobile: organizing and moving documents can be a real chore when using Dropbox on mobile devices. Simple things like selecting multiple documents or sending multiple email attachment can be a real. They should really consider changing that on their next update.
Users cannot work simultaneously on single files: when comparing with Google drive which allows different users to work on documents in real time, Dropbox actually requires that you download the file, modify it, and re-upload the file to the shared server.
All things considered, Dropbox still is the cream of the crop when it comes to online cloud storage. Their service is efficient and safe and extremely easy to use. Also, the ability to send and share documents in one click is great and perfect for professionals who need to share and collaborate on documents. However, they will need to improve navigation and user collaboration to make the app even more efficient. However, minus a few minor details, Dropbox remains still one of the best out here and is definitely recommended.