Dropbox Account Review - Read belo w to find out if Dropbox is right for you. Get detailed online file sharing reviews below
|Pricing||Free account is excellent with 2 Gig unlimited storage. Dropbox pro accounts offer either 50 Gigabytes for $9.99 a month and 100 Gigabytes for $19.99|
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|Backup Options||Dropbox is not really a backup solution, but more of a "sync" solution. No automatic backups are performed, only files that are in the cloud are on the dropbox folder.|
|Photo Sharing Options||Yes, photos uploaded to the public folder are displayed in a basic gallery format via a secure URL|
|Video Sharing Options||Does not stream videos, but your friends can access them the same way they access other files|
|General File Sharing Options||Great, make any folder public and invite friends to view and collaborate via a secure URL|
|Offline Access?||Yes, you can access your folder when not connected to the internet (although any changes on other computers will of course not be accessible)|
|Mobile Device Access||You can access your files on custom designed dropbox iPhone, Android, and Blackberry apps. Or access your files on any internet connected device with a web browser.|
|File Size Limits||Via their desktop application, there is no file size limit. Via the browser upload, there is a 300 MB size limit.|
|Versioning||Yes, previous versions of files are automatically kept for 30 days.|
|Mac and Linux Versions?||Yes, Dropbox has both Windows, Mac, and Linux versions|
Dropbox started with a simple concept, create an online file folder that functions just like a plug and play USB drive on your computer, but have it accessible anytime, anywhere, on any computer or mobile device. They have been an incredible success because they have stuck with this "keep it simple" philosophy.
The main difference between the Free and Pro dropbox accounts comes down to how much space you need. All accounts come with unlimited bandwidth. The free account is limited to 2 gigabytes of storage, while two tiers of pro accounts offer more.
Dropbox is a great piece of software, and as noted above it does not try to be everything for everybody. As a simple file sharing service, it is great. But, as one would expect with that mindset, there are some serious drawbacks that may give some users pause. Among them:
Dropbox is a nifty tool, and I personally have a basic Dropbox account that I sometimes use to keep my various devices in sync. It is easy to use and very often a useful to share some quick files or folders with friends and family. But, its not my only file sharing and backup solution for reasons discussed above. Despite some of the downsides, I think Dropbox is a great tool and useful to solve some selected file sharing problems, so I would recommend it and say its worth the price.
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