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2019-03-05T10:13:00Z

What needs improvement with Dropbox?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Dropbox.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5Real User

The solution could be better integrated with other platforms.

2021-09-08T13:35:41Z
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Top 20Real User

When it comes to the type of software that is available, Microsoft is attractive because it comes in a bundle. It is easier to maintain rather than having separate subscriptions for it. If Dropbox or Google Drive could have the same software and bundle as Microsoft, then that would be great. I would like to see integration with Office products, it would be very helpful. It would also be helpful if Dropbox could store data. It may already be possible, but I haven't tried it.

2021-08-18T09:02:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It would be good if they could market themselves as a safe solution for corporates. Currently, most corporates don't see it as a safe area to share within.

2021-07-27T13:03:28Z
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Top 5Real User

The product could always offer more storage.

2021-07-26T13:12:11Z
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Top 20Real User

It could be more secure.

2021-07-21T12:58:47Z
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Top 5Real User

The drawback to this product is the cost. When you use other solutions such as Google Drive or Microsoft, their office suite is accessible and integrated with other things. Dropbox is just a files product. If Dropbox wants to compete, they should be offering it at a reasonable price given that the product is only a file storage solution.

2021-07-21T10:22:17Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There could be better integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft Office 365 for more collaboration. At the present time, it is more focused on its own internal systems.

2021-06-29T11:42:39Z
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Top 5Real User

I think Google Drive shows the log of the file better than Dropbox and its installation and use are easier than Dropbox. Dropbox is a little bit complex and it could be that someone would have a hard time using it. For example, I am a computer engineer so it's easy for me to install a software and solve a problem, for example, the installation process. But maybe somebody would not be able to do it. I think Dropbox could make the installation and the log of what has changed in a file easier. Showing logs could be more accessible.

2021-06-08T12:09:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They can maybe provide a bit more free space. By default, they give you 2 Gigabytes. The storage space could be a bit more.

2021-06-04T18:39:44Z
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Top 5Real User

The arrangement of documents can be simplified. Personally, I am used to it, but for a new user, it might be a little confusing. It can maybe have a feature to allow people to collaborate or work on the same document at the same time. I'm just using it to load and access information, and I haven't faced many challenges. However, I have seen that the whole system or laptop slows down a bit when I am synchronizing files to Dropbox. I don't know if it is because of my system. It might be good if they can enhance the synchronization process so that we can specify that synchronization should be done after 30 minutes. In addition, synchronization should only be done for the documents that have been uploaded.

2021-04-30T10:21:28Z
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Top 5Real User

File version control can be improved. It generates a lot of conflicts when people are working on the same file. When working simultaneously in the same file, a conflict tends to be generate when both save the file. This is solved by replacing with the latest version but is not automatic. Its integration with other solutions can be improved in terms of user experience. Integration is there, and it has connectors for Excel, Word, and other solutions, but it is not very friendly. There should be a better user experience. The open a excel file using the offlien application you must access the file directly on the folder, so you can't jump from DropBox portal online version to the offline version of the app.

2021-04-01T16:16:06Z
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Top 10Real User

We are moving to Microsoft Teams. Instead of Dropbox, we will be using Microsoft Teams that has the advantage of saving the versions. It supports file versioning so that you can always go back to the previous version if you want to. If somebody has made a change in one of the files and you don't know what changes have been made, you can always go back to the previous version. This feature led us to migrate to Microsoft Teams. With Dropbox, there is no option for simultaneous work. This feature is there in Google Files. In Microsoft Teams, you can invite team members to collaborate. That is the reason why I prefer Microsoft Teams over Dropbox. It should also have more integration with other solutions.

2021-02-04T09:10:27Z
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Top 20Real User

The file storage space between a business account and a personal account is not compatible. For example, if a person has a business account and has storage of one terabyte where he stores files into, and I have a personal account with only ten gigabytes available for me to view, then all of the files are stored in my team member's business account. Once I have reached the ten gigabytes of storage, I am not able to synchronize any data even though my teammate, who has one terabyte of storage, is where the files are stored. The problem with the storage is that you are only able to synchronize the information within the amount of storage that you have. It doesn't matter if you are accessing from a team member who has more storage, the limitations are with your storage. This is a problem that I am facing. If I withhold my storage and someone shares a file with me, I will not be able to synchronize locally because I personally do not have enough storage.

2019-12-03T10:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The pricing could be better and/or more clear. Right now, they have a strange way of splitting pricing. It's a bit complicated and not clear for users.

2019-11-21T07:12:00Z
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Real User

The mobile aspect of the solution needs improvement. For instance, if I want to use a file from Dropbox on my phone, I sometimes struggle to download images off of Dropbox. The solution lacks accessibility on different devices.

2019-10-13T05:49:00Z
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The Security and privacy of this solution need improvement. I am always worried about security and privacy. I don't know who can see my information in Dropbox. There is indeed no way to collaborate in realtime, but for that function I use Google.

2019-09-19T08:39:00Z
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Real User

* I would like to see an option to secure my files and set password protection to my folders. I want to lock my folders with a password. * I would like to be able to unarchive my files online.

2019-03-05T10:13:00Z
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