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Dropbox is the leading cloud-storage service, which is available for nearly all platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS and Android. It allows you to keep all your photos, videos, music, documents and other files always at hand, securely stored in the cloud.
When you install Dropbox, a new folder will be created and all the files that you add to it will automatically be uploaded to the servers. Any other computer that is logged in into Dropbox's servers with your accounts will receive the files that you add to your Dropbox folder automatically. This means that your files will always be up-to-date. What is great about Dropbox is that it keeps copies of your files, so even if you modify, let's say a Word file, you can go back to an earlier version of it whenever you want to.
There are a lot of features that make Dropbox the best cloud-storage service out there. I like its simplicity, its platform support, and that you are given many ways to increase the 2 gigabytes of space that you get when you sign up. You can refer friends, complete tasks and more to get more space. There are new offers all the time that allow you to increase your account's capacity. For example, I got 50 gigabytes for a year when I logged in with a new Samsung Galaxy phone.
One of the most important changes in Dropbox with version 2.0 is its new menu. The redesign to the menu that pops up when you click on the application icon on the menubar makes it much easier to see what is going on with your account. All the files that you have recently uploaded, updated, deleted or shared will be shown there. Now when someone shares a file with you, you will see a notification from where you can easily accept or reject it. Files can now be shared directly from the menu, which is very convenient.
Other changes include improvements of the auto-update feature, many bug fixes, and performance updates.
In conclusion, Dropbox has all the features that I need and that is why it is my go-to cloud-storage solution. However, editing your files leaves a lot to be desired. Google Drive is a step ahead in that regard.
- The new menu looks great
- Different ways to get more space
- Fast uploads and downloads
- Localized in many languages
- Web apps
- Platform support
- The file edition web app is not the best