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Dropbox – Access Your Stuff Anywhere

Dropbox is a high quality online data backup service which allows the user to store up to as much as 100 GB. It is a great way to sync files across various work or home computers and mobile devices. The user can share files for different purposes such as collaboration, storage, sharing galleries or simply safely backing up the data on Dropbox’s secure server. It is expensive than other similar services but the quality for sure fits the price frame. Here is out analysis and rating on its features:

Backup Features: 9/10

With Dropbox’s online data backup service, the user can easily schedule automatic backups and control the bandwidth usage. The online file manager is also pretty easy to use and it provides ease in sharing or accessing files. The user is also able to configure email notifications or connect and sync a variety of computers that are being used. All backed up data can be viewed anytime and status can be monitored. We think that Dropbox is a great way to sync files and data that one regularly works with. It is ideal for accessing data in schools, offices etc. where the files can be accessed and continued to work on.

Remote Web Access: 9/10

We find that Dropbox offers the very best of sharing tools that any online backup service could possible provide. In terms of sharing tools, Dropbox comes with everything along with offering free iPad, iPhone and Blackberry applications. The user can share image galleries, folders which can be viewed by authorized people. This puts Web Access to a next level.

Security: 9/10

Dropbox manages security of data and images really well. We found that it uses SSL for secure transfers and encrypts all files with AES-256 before storing them on the servers. All public folders are viewable by anyone who could find them and the photo gallery links give access to only those with whom the user has shared the link.

Backup Space: 8/10

The user can purchase different amounts of space including 100GB or 50GB. Dropbox requests the user to contact them directly if more than 100GB is needed. The user may get more space free of charge if friends and family are referred to the service.

Ease of Use: 9/10

The service is very easy to use. Download the applications and set it to back up the data. Add in data manually if the user requires. It is easily accessible as well.

Help & Support: 6/10

Support can use some more improvement. So far Dropbox can be contacted only through email which means that the user may have to wait if there is an emergency.


Requirements: Windows (All Versions)
Languages: en-US
License: Freeware
Product: Dropbox