Quick Links

What is Dropbox?

"Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software."

Dropbox is hosting service that allows users to create special folders on their computers, which are then synchronized, accessing the same folder, regardless of which computer is used to view it.
Anything users add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all their computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so they can instantly access it from any location.
It also makes sharing and collaboration easier, by inviting other users to any folder in Dropbox.

Dropbox scored 91/100 in the Cloud Storage category. This is based on user satisfaction (89/100), press buzz (67/100), and other relevant information on Dropbox gathered from around the web.

The score for this service has declined over the past month. What is this?

Crozdesk Icon

Dropbox Review

Editors' Review by the Cloud Storage Software Review Team

Is Dropbox Business the right document management system for you?

Dropbox Business is a document management system (DMS) developed by Dropbox, the cloud storage software launched back in 2007, to address the need for easier and more practical methods of file sharing between users and devices.

The service is designed to cater to the needs of small- to mid-sized businesses, as well as large companies and organizations for file sharing, document management, file collaboration and large data online backups.

While Dropbox addresses the need for reliable cloud storage and file sharing platform for individuals and small groups of users, Dropbox Business takes the service up a notch to handle the bigger demands of large commercial businesses and enterprises.

Dropbox Business in a Nutshell

Dropbox Business is essentially the Dropbox cloud storage software everyone has become familiar with. It’s the same cloud-based storage system that lets users store and share files via cloud using any device where the Dropbox software is installed.

The major difference between the standard Dropbox software and Dropbox Business is the huge bump in security, capacity and administrative features designed for enterprise-ready deployment. Dropbox Business is used by more than 150,000 businesses and organizations across the globe for its industry-leading features and capabilities, such as file sync and file collaboration functions, storage capacity and security features.

Dropbox Business is a great tool for all kinds of users in terms of numbers, whether you’re a team of four or 10,000. Some of the well-known users of Dropbox Business include National Geographic, Hyatt Hotels, Spotify, Under Armour, Zendesk and Intuit, just to mention a few.

DropBox business review

The Benefits – Five Reasons to Use Dropbox for Business

Quick and simple file sharing process

Dropbox has always been known as a good file sharing service.

When you need to share a document, all you have to do is upload it to Dropbox, click a button and the system instantly connects all team members, allowing them to access the document.

Consistent data backups

Dropbox Business has an advanced feature known as Delta Sync, which continually backs up data and speeds up the transfer of updated files, allowing for fast and easy recovery of lost information. The system comes with unlimited version history as well as deletion recovery, ensuring every data, every file and every document are in their proper and accurate state.

Easy and efficient collaboration

When working with team members remotely, Dropbox Business has a few collaboration features that allows for more efficient file folder and document sharing. Uploading files to the cloud is easier and more convenient through LAN, Delta Sync and Dropbox’s streaming sync technologies.

Users and team members can access the Dropbox Business website for communication and feedback on the current projects they’re working on. Additionally, there are two collaboration features that were recently added: the Dropbox Badge and Dropbox Commenting.

The Dropbox Badge allows users to determine whether a document is currently being worked on by another team member, while Dropbox Commenting allows users working on the same project to read and add feedback through a comment sidebar along any document.

Complete control of file sharing

Team leaders have the ability to control which users get access to the documents they want to share, ensuring a secure information sharing process. Additionally, Dropbox Business enables users to completely separate their personal files from the business documents they’re working on, making it easier and more efficient to organize files.

Different administrative programs are also available, which allows clients to remotely wipe data from devices as well as transfer access privileges when necessary. There is also a track user activity program, which enables you to monitor user activity such as edits and sign-ins. Finally, for added security, a two-step verification process is also added into the system.

Enhanced accessibility

Dropbox Business is available on various operating systems and devices. This means documents can be accessed not just from Windows PC or Mac computers, but also through machines with a Linux OS and mobile devices running on Android and iOS.

This cloud storage software lets users connect with a wide range of third-party software for communication, file editing, data processing and so on. Mobile pass codes are available for added security, as well as remote wipes of stored data.

Price Plans for Dropbox Business

While Dropbox Plus is intended for individual users, Dropbox Business is designed for better and more efficient collaboration among a team of multiple users. Dropbox Business offers three affordable payment plans.

Dropbox Business Standard – $15 per user per month or $12.50 per user annually. The package includes 2 TB of cloud storage space.

Dropbox Business Advanced – $25 per user per month or $20 per user when billed annually. This package includes as much cloud storage space as needed.

Dropbox Business Enterprise – For information on this package, you can contact the vendor for a direct quote.


So, should you be using Dropbox Business for your file sharing and team collaboration needs? While deciding whether or not you should opt for any of their payment plan offers, you should know that Dropbox also has a free version and a free trial. Just in case you want to try out the service a bit more, before you make a decision.

  • Dropbox
  • Dropbox
  • Dropbox

Dropbox Product Overview

  • Easy to use, with an interface most anyone can understand.

  • Free and relatively fast syncing of files even with the most basic plan.

  • Graduated pricing levels fit the needs of individuals and smaller organizations.

  • Robust photo and video presentation and sharing, including HTML5 streaming.

Languages: Chinese, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, Indonesian, French, English, German, Danish

Dropbox Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • API
  • Chat
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Document Comparison
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Google Apps Integration
  • History/Version Control
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Password & Access Management
  • Project Management

Dropbox Pricing Plans

Other pricing information:

Dropbox Pro: $9.99 / month.
Dropbox for Business: $15 / user / month

Credit card required: N/A

Dropbox FAQs

What platforms does Dropbox support?

Dropbox can be used on: Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry OS, MeeGo Harmattan.

What are some applications Dropbox is commonly used in tandem with?

Dropbox is used in tandem with many apps and services, like: MS Office, Notability, GoodNotes, DocuSign, HelloSign, SignEasy, Scanner Pro, Scanbot etc.

Does Dropbox integrate with any other apps?

There are over 300,000 apps connected to Dropbox.

Does Dropbox offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

It allows teams to securely store, sync, and share files.

Does Dropbox offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

It provides help center, tutorials, and troubleshooting tools.

Who are the main user groups of Dropbox?

Dropbox is a cloud storage made easy enough for anyone to use.

Does Dropbox offer an API?

Dropbox provides the following APIs: Dropbox Chooser, Sync API, Core API.

What is Dropbox generally used for?

Dropbox is generally used as a cloud storage, file synchronization, and personal cloud tool.

Page last modified:

Dropbox User Reviews

Average User Rating:
4.43/5 based on 3408 user ratings.
Your Rating:
User profile picture

Great resource to store things on the cloud

// Marketing Director at Brokermint

What do you like about Dropbox?

It is easy to integrate, allows you to save resources on your laptop and easy to make folders for different projects that you may want to archive for future usage

What do you dislike about Dropbox?

Some storage size limitations without upgrading or completing more tasks is about it.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Dropbox solve?

Great for personal usage to save things on the cloud such as projects, documents, photos as you change companies and devices

Ease of use
Value for money
Customer service
User profile picture

Very helpful

// Tecnico Commerciale at Il Tetto srl

What do you like about Dropbox?

Very simple to use, available wherever there is a connection and a device. Simple data organization. Sure, data will never be lost

What do you dislike about Dropbox?

There are no particular things that I do not like, perhaps the cost of expanding the data capacity to be saved could be cheaper but is in line with competitors

What have you been using it for and what problems did Dropbox solve?

I used it to save the data necessary for my work and to have them always available wherever I am

Ease of use
Value for money
Customer service
User profile picture


// Social Studies/U. S. History/World Geography/World History Teacher at Georgia Virtual School

What do you like about Dropbox?

Dropbox is a great place to store documents that you need to access from different locations without taking my laptop with me. I also know that my files are safe in case my computer crashes (like it did recently.) I was glad to know that I had my most important work saved there!

What do you dislike about Dropbox?

I don't have any complaints about Dropbox! (Of course we would all love for it to be free, but that's unrealistic!)

What have you been using it for and what problems did Dropbox solve?

My laptop died a few weeks ago and the computer had 4 years worth of work stored on it. My most important files were stored in Dropbox! I realized then that it is essential to have files stored remotely. Also I needed to access my files while purchasing another computer and I could do that with Dropbox! I won't be without it!

Ease of use
Value for money
Customer service
Back to top