Dropbox Review

Get 2 GB+ of free cloud storage with Dropbox

Everyone starts out with 2 GB of free online storage upon signing up with Dropbox. There are numerous ways you can get more space, some simple and others a bit more time consuming. In total, you can end up with around 18 GB of free storage with Dropbox.

You can view and upload files on various devices and share entire folders with anyone. Keep reading for some more details on this service.

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What We Like
  • 2 GB of instant free space is allotted to every user

  • Desktop and mobile app

  • Can limit the upload/download bandwidth of file transfers

  • Share files and folders with anyone

What We Don't Like
  • Shared folders are deactivated for one day if traffic exceeds 20 GB on any given day

Here are some other details:

  • No file size upload limit when using the desktop software
  • Can restore deleted files up to 30 days after they were removed
  • Easily keep track of shared files and folders from a single page
  • Shared files can be downloaded as a ZIP file

File Sharing With Dropbox

Single files or entire folders can be shared with Dropbox, and without the need for the recipient to have an account.

Recipients can download an entire folder to their own computer as a ZIP file, and also comment on the files.

Dropbox Applications

Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone/Tablets, and Kindle Fire users can all enjoy using Dropbox with the Dropbox desktop apps and Dropbox mobile apps.

Thoughts on Dropbox

Dropbox has been one of our favorite free cloud storage services mainly because of how easy it is to use. You can simply drag files to your Dropbox folder to have them immediately begin uploading to your account. You can also share entire folders with anyone, even those without Dropbox accounts.

Unlike similar online storage services, Dropbox can actually limit how much bandwidth it uses when uploading or downloading files via the desktop software. This helps tremendously if you’re using Dropbox often and don’t want your network to become slow.

We really enjoy the mobile app because it lets you automatically upload all your photos to your Dropbox account, which then makes them viewable on your desktop or the web when you log in to your account.

In the web version of Dropbox, you can even edit Microsoft Office files without having to download them and open them in the Office program on your computer. This works by opening your documents in Microsoft Office Online to do all your editing from directly within your browser.

We've used Dropbox for a very long time and it’s just too user friendly to drop now. While it’s unfortunate that the starting storage space begins a bit lower than similar services, there are some really easy ways to get a quick bump when you’re running low.