Dropbox, is a secure cloud & drive solution. Leader trusted by Fortune 500 companies, for their most sensitive data. Over 14 million paid users, choose Dropbox. Because they know, they can count on a company. That’s also dedicate to their security and privacy—no matter what they do or where they are.
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Dropbox, is a file hosting service operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, U.S. that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. It was establish, in 2007. By MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a startup company, with initial funding from seed accelerator Y Combinator.
This has experience criticism, and creates controversy. For issues, including security breaches and privacy concerns. And has been block in China since 2014.
Dropbox brings files together in one central place by creating a special folder on the user’s computer. The contents of these folders, are synchronize to Dropbox’s servers. And to other computers and devices where the user has installed Dropbox, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices.
Dropbox saw steady user growth after its inception. It surpassed the 1 million registered users milestone in April 2009, followed by 2 million in September, and 3 million in November. It passed 50 million users in October 2011, 100 million in November 2012, 500 million in 2016, and 700 million in 2021.
They has computer apps for Microsoft Windows. Apple macOS, and Linux computers. Also mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. It also offers a website interfaceAs part of its partnership with Microsoft, that announced a universal Windows 10 app in January 2016
This apps offer an automatic photo uploading feature, allowing users to automatically upload photos or videos from cameras. Tablets, SD cards, or smartphones to a dedicated “Camera Uploads” folder in their Dropbox. Users are given 500 megabytes of extra space for uploading their first photo, and are given up to 3 gigabytes of extra space if users continue using the method for more photos
In July 2014, Dropbox introduced “streaming sync” for its computer apps. Streaming sync was described as a new “superchargedsynchronization speed for large files that improves the upload or download time by up to 2 times
In August 2015, Dropbox announced the availability of “Universal 2nd Factor” USB security keys, providing two-factor authentication for logging into its services.
- Automatically upload photos and pictures from your camera roll to cloud photo storage for easy photo sharing ready to send anywhere.
- Access any file in your account—even offline—and preview over 175 different file types with no special software required.
- Easily send large files by sharing a link with anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.
- Photo transfer app: easily save photos to the cloud or transfer photos from your cloud storage app.
- Scanning documents, receipts, IDs, photos, and more using your mobile device and transform them into high-quality PDFs, so you can view and send them anywhere.
- Sync folders on your PC or Mac to Dropbox with computer backup, and recover older versions or restore deleted files with version history and file recovery.
Dropbox Partner Integrations
Enhance remote collaboration with Zoom instant meetings and video recordings.
Bring Slack conversations and Dropbox content together to keep teams in sync.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Easily and securely send files to clients and vendors from within Adobe Photoshop.
Easily access, edit, and share Office docs online in Dropbox.
Create, edit, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in Dropbox.
Collaborate on team projects in Trello with Dropbox content.
Upload course files or assignments straight from Dropbox to Canvas.
Asana, Track all of your team’s work with Asana. While keeping Dropbox content alongside.