Dropbox Review

The versioning feature enabled me to recover documents that I had edited by chance, which was really a life-saver for me.


What is most valuable?

Dropbox is a file hosting service (cloud storage and file-syncing services). Its strong points are

1) Availability of dedicated Apps on any kind of O.S.

2) seamless sync

3) file versioning

How has it helped my organization?

I use Dropbox as a personal productivity tool, to always have critical information available using a browser or working on the local copy of the contents.

The versioning feature enabled me to recover documents that I had edited by chance, which was really a life-saver for me

What needs improvement?

2 Gb of free space and then a not so cheap subscription (also if the competitors have similar proposals for customers)

Some additional features related to photo and video are not interesting for me (probably it depends on the personal requirements)

For how long have I used the solution?

Five years. However, 2017 is my first year as a Dropbox Plus user.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The installation is really easy. On the mobile devices you have to consider how much information you really need available offline (due to the more limited storage of the smartphone or tablet)

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, the software is fairly stable and reliable

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Staying inside the 2Gb of the free subscription is not easy, when you get used to using DropBox

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Never used it

Technical Support:

Never used it

Which solutions did we use previously?

Onedrive (previously SkyDrive) was my favorite but some features that I am used to are not available

How was the initial setup?

Installation is almost trivial

What about the implementation team?

I am in a single user scenario

What was our ROI?

For many years it costed zero to me and granted a lot of features I needed.

Also if now I am a paying customer, I still feel the money is well spent.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

A bigger discount for existing users would be appreciated

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Onedrive, Gdrive and EverNote. I use all of them along with Dropbox, but the latter is my main Cloud storage option.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Manager, Live Production at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employeesReal User

yup

05 September 17
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