- Dropbox is very easy to set up.
- Dropbox is a great solution for file sharing, which makes sharing and synchronization, as simple as a cakewalk for their users.
- Dropbox has a great support for mobile devices, and works quite well even with slow internet
- Ideal solution for drop & share cases
- Dropbox is not a good choice for collaborative projects when many people are working on the same file, due to lacking of the version control system.
- Bandwidth utilization may become an issue, especially when large files are being synchronized
Dropbox nicely fits when it comes to sharing and syncing simple files. And the interface is quite intuitive and clean, which makes sharing and syncing simple even for a novice.
What is really shines about Dropbox is that it has client programs for major platforms like Linux, Windows and Mac OS, which makes the process of sharing even more seamless. Simply put a file to a folder, and it will be shared across all your devices even if you’re offline during the initial sharing.
The first 2GB of storage space is free, and you can buy additional storage space once the built-in storage is exhausted. The Pro Account comes with additional 100GB of extra storage. Alternatively, you can invite a friend and get a 500MB of extra free storage for each registered user referenced by you. The service is often used by accountants, students, writers, design professionals and many others.
The drag-and-drop feature lets you share your files much easier and you can also use the Dropbox app on your mobile to access your files virtually anywhere.
When you install Dropbox on your Mac or Windows, it starts working almost unnoticeably. The icon rests in the system tray (top menu bar in Mac) and gets to work whenever you click on it, within milliseconds. The program is lightweight and helps in significant bandwidth savings by uploading/downloading only the modified or edited parts of a shared doc, and not the entire document.
There are several different ways to uninstall Dropbox. In order to uninstall Dropbox on Mac, you need to quit Dropbox by clicking on the icon and then selecting the ‘Quit Dropbox’ option. After that, drag Dropbox from the applications folder and drop it into the trash folder. Then you have to do the same with Dropbox folder, simply drag and drop it into the trash folder.
If you want a simple and easy-to-use cloud storage service and you will mainly be sharing small files, Dropbox has no better alternative.