Dropbox

Dropbox 11.4.20

Store, sync and share your files online

The downside to having multiple computers is synchronization. Dropbox is the perfect solution for these situations. View full description

PROS

  • 2 GB of free storage
  • Very easy to use
  • Nice online profile

CONS

  • Too slow

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The downside to having multiple computers is synchronization. Dropbox is the perfect solution for these situations.

With Dropbox you can seamlessly synchronize contents between several different computers – even mobile devices. This means that you can use Dropbox not only to sync files between computers, but also to share photos with friends or collaborate in a common project with your workmates.

Dropbox is dead easy to use. All you have to do is install a small client and from that moment on, you'll have a special folder inside the My Documents folder. Anything you drop here will be synced in the background through the Dropbox service – and therefore accessible online. Dropbox currently offers 2 GB of free storage, which should be enough to share quite a bunch of files.

Worried about privacy? Fear not. Only computers you link to your account will be able to access your files. Also, Dropbox keeps track of changes, so that you can access previous versions of a file. In a way it works as a backup tool as well, because it keeps copies of your files.

Dropbox has a main drawback though: it's painfully slow. Yes, it works in the background and yes, you don't have to be checking the uploading rate every ten seconds, but 30 minutes to upload three photos is simply too much for me.

Dropbox is an easy, handy tool with which you can sync files online, share them and have them always at hand.

Changes

  • Fix multiple login item issue.
  • Performance and bugfixes for reindex.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Egregious typographical error fixes.
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— User reviews — about Dropbox

  • 700miles

    by 700miles

    "Not worth paying for."

    Infuriatingly slow, even though I have a fast connection. And I have a paid account. More.

    reviewed on January 22, 2013

  • MCG65

    by MCG65

    "Too, too slow"

    Upload speeds are painfully slow - as in 10% of my Internet connection's usual speed - even when Dropbox is set to unlim... More.

    reviewed on August 24, 2011

  • fevrier001

    by fevrier001

    "Forget your (too old) USB key"

    To go (much) later in the use of Dropbox, visit: http://wiki.dropbox.com/ You'll learn (among others) to customize yo... More.

    reviewed on September 22, 2010

  • gnobbel

    by gnobbel

    "Faster then networking"

    Sending a file to the computer next to you with dropbox appears to be faster and more easy then opening the network conn... More.

    reviewed on August 30, 2010

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Greatest Backup Storage Across Different Platforms"

    If you have more than one device in which you wish to share your files and software with then Dropbox is perfect for you... More.

    reviewed on July 10, 2010