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Dropbox - Backup, Sync, Share
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Dropbox lets anyone upload and transfer files to the cloud, and share them with anyone. Back up and sync docs, photos, videos, and other files to cloud storage and access them from any device, no matter where you are. And with advanced sharing features, it’s easy to share docs and send files—large or small—to family, friends, and co-workers. Features: • Automatically upload videos and photos from your camera roll to cloud photo storage—all in the background—for easy video sharing and photo sharing. • 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 copying and pasting a link you can give to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. • Scan documents, receipts, IDs, photos, and more using your mobile device and transform them into high-quality PDFs, so you can view and send 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. Sign up now for your free Dropbox Plus trial. You’ll get 2 TB (2,000 GB) of storage space—that’s enough room to save files from all your linked devices. We’ve also introduced some new features as part of your Plus plan: Dropbox Passwords to store and sync passwords across all your devices and Dropbox Vault to secure and organize your most sensitive documents. And with Dropbox Rewind, you can roll back any file, folder, or your entire account, up to 30 days. Existing Plus customers can upgrade to Dropbox Professional. With 3 TB (3,000GB), you can store all your stuff—from work projects to personal photos—and have space to spare. You and your clients can comment on most file types without leaving Dropbox. And you can protect your work with a watermark, add shared link controls, or rewind your account up to 180 days. Before starting a trial or completing payment, you’ll see the plan price. This amount will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and on renewal and will vary by plan and country. Dropbox subscriptions renew monthly or yearly, depending on your plan. Your account will charged for renewal 24 hours before the end of your current billing period. To avoid auto-renewal, turn it off in at least 24 hours before your subscription renews. You can turn off auto-renewal anytime time from your iTunes account settings. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase. Dropbox is a secure cloud solutions 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 dedicated to their security and privacy—no matter what they do or where they are. Let Dropbox be your all-in-one file storage, file organizer, file transfer, and file sharing solution for all your devices. We’d love to hear from you! Join the Dropbox community: https://www.dropboxforum.com Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/terms Privacy Policy: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy
Brilliant!
by Eunjix on 2020/11/28 10:05
The synergy between desktop and mobile is just seemless and smooth. Even the free account and storage offered is enough to do a tremendous amount of productivity between members or personally. Also I love the compatibility with pretty much all format of word processing documents. One of the best out there when it comes to cloud/online storage solutions!
No longer able to upload photos
by Dirt bike boy on 2020/11/26 20:28
Have used this app for years and love it, it’s the only place I have found that I am able to keep all my past pictures in one place through various phone changes. Disappointingly, when trying to upload pictures recently I am met with an ‘unknown error’ app has been updated but still no joy - fix please??
Great product but.....
by Tomcatuk on 2020/11/26 17:33
Managed to get via recommendations a bigger storage which is fine for me and my PC, laptop, IPhone and new iPad.... WHOA STOP!!! AARRGGHHHHH... now restricted to three items.... #gutted
Rubbish
by Allnicknamesaretakenagaim on 2020/11/24 20:12
Spend a whole day trying to upload one video. Why would I pay £10 a month for something that is so slow to load files? Nonsense!
RT
by RT Flame on 2020/11/23 12:59
Dropbox delivered.
Used to be 5 star before update
by Marcovanbaston on 2020/11/16 15:39
The new update is terrible. Trying to upload photos has become confusing.
Love this app
by ILlolsurupurise on 2020/11/13 18:56
I love this app because since lockdown because of Covid-19 I’ve been using as my piano app for uploading things from zoom/Skype to here and since I’ve got my grade 1 I use it to upload videos and my piano teacher comments back thanks whoever made it and bye!
Has stopped working with Shortcuts - again
by AlanWestwood on 2020/11/12 00:38
Most of the time I find Dropbox very useful, but everytime there’s a major iOS/iPadOS upgrade it fails to work with the Apple Shortcuts app. I’m not sure whether the solution lies with Apple or Dropbox, but either way I have to stop using Dropbox until its fixed - the tasks I use it for are simple single clicks with Shortcuts, but tedious done manually. This time, even with release 14.2, this problem has still not been fixed.
Great app!
by Fomoore on 2020/11/04 09:54
Find Dropbox super useful for keeping all my data in one place with access from all devices
Face recognition
by dlswas on 2020/11/01 09:57
Please add face recognition technique as well
DROPBox
by hidehi1966-3 on 2020/10/28 18:48
I’ve been using Dropbox for several years now and am more than happy with the convenience it provides. In terms of security, versatility and ease of use, I also can manage my media, work and personal artefacts with confidence... I wish I’d thought of the Dropbox idea!.. Robert AWERE - Author/Publisher
Appalling support
by IK1047 on 2020/10/24 15:44
Good when it works but file transfer stopped working for me and support was rude and unhelpful. Anything that needs so much time to tweak and reset your computer settings (still without success) is best avoided. Support won’t lift a finger without a ‘screencast’....
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🙁
by Auntie Me Me on 2020/10/20 21:51
To try and go forward or back on an audiotape is so clumsy.
Select All on iPad
by MichaelMaurer on 2020/10/20 08:46
I love Dropbox, but the fact that there is no select-all option on iPad makes my life 1000x more complicated when wanting to download bulk .raw image files.
Not great
by obliss1 on 2020/10/14 17:31
pros: - looks good - updates frequently reliably cons: - awful functioning on the files app. - no multitasking/ split screen - frequently struggles to rename or move folders despite strong internet connection - native apps such as numbers, pages documents simply can’t be used without duplicate copies made. Therefore limited to use microsoft excel and word :( This has been a problem for years, with no apparent changes being made by the developers. - v expensive compared to alternatives
Battery Drain on IPad
by troublesome96 on 2020/10/14 14:01
You know about this battery drain even with background turned off and yes MONTHS later us paid users can’t use it with it eating battery life How about fixing this bug which makes this cloud software currently unusable ?
Good app
by maverston marvel on 2020/10/07 13:02
Great for storage.
I want to manage what’s on my storage in shared folders
by Nickiham on 2020/10/04 08:44
But I can’t so every Mb used on my Dropbox is a Mb used on every members of that folder’s Dropbox. If I delete on my Dropbox I delete on everyone’s Dropbox. I don’t like this restriction so I don’t really use Dropbox. Not worth it
It’s good
by Tate1234321 on 2020/09/29 18:25
You can do a bit of changes a bit more bits and pieces it’s great a very good game the age though is including I thought it would be be like 12 years old but my friends love this app I quite boring but typically awesome pls do a update this is very indispensable and it’s royal and loyal I’m 45 years old this game is awesome
Problems synching devices
by mojo1904 on 2020/09/24 20:14
Having problems synching my Macbook Pro with my Macbook Air. Able to synch laptop with my iPhone, but not with each other.
Why can’t you have an organised file structure?
by Paulfch on 2020/09/22 05:51
Impenetrable file organisation.
Constantly loses downloaded files
by Rabidbob on 2020/09/20 19:42
Set file to be kept on device, come back later when no wifi available .... annnnd .... yep, file has been lost, forgotten or something. Really not sure what's difficult about this, file storage is an issue that was broadly solved ... 40? years ago.
Absolutely amazing App Design and User Interface
by Kohinoor singh on 2020/09/18 23:32
Brilliant app, very easy to use. Beautifully designed and great app for your iPhone
Brilliant
by Rayeex123 on 2020/09/17 21:46
Amazing App!!!! 1000000000/10. Would be really great if you could create an Apple Watch app.
App OK but not compatible
by Catfish_Spoonbender on 2020/09/17 14:06
The app itself has always worked fine, but I can’t rate it any higher than two stars because the browser version- on my tablet at least- is so slow as to be unusable. It’s not my browser/tablet as this is the only website I have a speed problem with. Two test runs to access two different files took more than half an hour (and I still can only open them on the screen, not download!). If you only want to use the app it’s ok, but if you ever want to be able to access your files from any device that doesn’t have it, I strongly suggest another cloud storage provider.
Great App... but...
by alun101_uk on 2020/09/16 22:01
Been using Dropbox since the beginning and can’t fault the app, however, now I’m restricted to 3 devices only (I used 5 with my band) I need to upgrade. The price plans are still too much though. I’m not fussed about getting 2Tb of storage, more than happy with 8Gb as I use iCloud for most other things. If DB offered a monthly price of <£5 just for adding more users, that would be great, but £7.99 is just too much... hence not 5* review.
Mahesh shah
by KARCHELIA on 2020/09/14 15:43
It is very easy and very good
Amazing app but the fee
by Kamzeh on 2020/09/14 12:05
I love love this app, one of the easiest storage apps but my goodness the fee. You only get 2GB for free which is too little for most people but then if you want to subscribe the only option is to get 1TB. Realistically no ones going to use up that much space straight away. I’ve had my paid account for about 2y? now and I’m not even half way (just checked and I’ve used up 7.5% of my paid storage, 7.5!!) it would have been logical to have different paid options so everyone can choose what suits them best. If you need more storage down the line you just get a more expensive option. I’ve contacted the CS numerous times regarding this but they just say we don’t have another option for now so it’s no help. Once I clean up my phone and back up all my photos onto my laptop I will be unsubscribing unfortunately and only use the free option if I need it.
Not really a cloud solutions is it?
by daimosmj on 2020/09/07 07:41
What is the point of this app if you cannot manage how much space it should take from your device? I cannot currently upload any files do Dropbox via app as I am getting error message that there is no space on my iPad. That is because Dropbox app is taking 45GB on iPad. So what is the purpose of this app then?!
Dreadful
by Daayve on 2020/08/31 08:09
What has happened to this software. It’s lost the intuitive design and functionality. Use to love it and now the most frustrating app out there
Useless
by BradleyPeck on 2020/08/30 14:56
Keeps saying my internet connection dropped yet all my apps work fine except dropbox. Useless app. Avoid!!
large uploads very inefficient
by Chaoticjohn on 2020/08/30 04:31
i generally have a good experience with dropbox which supplants a lot of the inadequacies of the ipad operating system. but i’ve found that large uploads take an extremely long time. i suspect there’s a problem in breaking files down. currently uploading a single 2.5gb file and it has taken +12 hours to get to not even get to 90%. i understand download and upload connections are optimised differently by infrastructure but this looks more like a problem in the app. the app runs extremely sluggishly in this time and like it’s consumed the device’s entire memory. i’m on ipad pro and i expect better. as i say generally very good. the upload handling though seems like it needs attention.
Handy
by Mazzeroon on 2020/08/27 15:09
Really handy way to carry around in “more photographs
Beware
by CrudBox on 2020/08/25 20:10
This app has completely failed to deliver the file sharing capability I was looking for. I recommend shopping around.
STOP APP FROM SLEEPING
by Shaygadepista on 2020/08/23 15:54
Trying to upload a file of 150mb, Halfway through the app goes into sleep mode Have to start uploading again.... STOP APP FROM TIME OUT OR GOING INTO SLEEP MODE HAVE TO KEEP TAPPING SCREEN TO KEEP IT ON... Thank you
Take care, you may be paying twice!
by Markw57 on 2020/08/21 19:29
I am a long time Dropbox user with a Dropbox professional account. I used this app to connect to my existing Dropbox account. No problem with that, that is how you would expect to use it. However several years later, I have just found out I am paying twice for it. Apple has placed a subscription in my iTunes account. No idea how it got there. I have been paying around £10 per month for the privilege of connecting to my Dropbox Professional account which I am paying £199 a year for. I have never taken out another account, why would I? My account is directly with Dropbox. I don’t recall any messages in the app saying a subscription would be applied either. So take care with this app and check your subscriptions from time to time. The app works fine, just not at all happy about this scam.
Destroys battery life
by Just another SteveO on 2020/08/19 20:12
I was seriously about to return my iPad Pro for very poor battery life - it was dropping 40% or more overnight and normal usage during the day saw a terrible drop in battery life. Checked the battery in settings and found the culprit was the Dropbox app. Running in the background for up to 40 minutes every hour. Checked on Dropbox forum, not alone, others are seeing the same thing. Others also reported that turning off the background refresh didn’t solve the problem; deleting it however..... So, deleted app and so far, battery life normal. Needs sorting out - or just forget Dropbox, plenty of other providers available.
Lost it’s focus, now too expensive
by theNightCoder on 2020/08/16 08:43
I used Dropbox for many years on a pro subscription and while it is still arguably the best cross platform cloud storage, they have been using newly added features that nobody really wants as justification to increase the price. I don’t want or need a Dropbox password manager or Dropbox office suite. Dropbox used to do simple cloud storage so well at a fair price but now no longer does.
slow
by crogglyjo on 2020/08/14 09:01
so slow it takes hours to upload
All for free!
by Jamespauljonesaa on 2020/08/13 08:26
Great facility, comprehensive , systematic and clear You can scroll through all the elements that are not clearly covered in the original owners manual
Why won’t it save any videos
by Wonga dog on 2020/08/05 19:12
It says sorry this type of video can’t be exported. Don’t waste your time by signing up and downloading
issues
by Kurzname666zejck on 2020/07/30 10:07
I am usually happy with DropBox but it urgently requires an update. Since IOS13 it’s a pain to scroll trough excel files as I am always getting stuck when trying to scroll from one side one tho the other. Sideways, up or down any direction same.....please update!!!
Stuck/won’t update
by Chico Cheb on 2020/07/30 09:02
Last 2 weeks this app has tried to update but just gets stuck. Spinning loading icon, but never updates. Have been using this for years with no problems but just recently seems too keep sticking on update. Other than that the app still works fine.
A dependable resource
by ak scot on 2020/07/28 19:06
Always find drop box a dependable resource
Good but really drains the battery
by TheBigManlyGuy on 2020/07/16 23:08
Reading a PDF on my iPhone 11 using this app really drains the battery fast.
Not great.
by dave_bass5 on 2020/07/12 21:34
Not impressed with this. Doesn’t seem to show my last used files, just randomly shows some I’ve used recently. Uploaded and opened a few files today. None showing in the recent list, but a file I used 2 days ago is apparently the only file I’ve used this month.
Poor
by Big Broph on 2020/07/12 18:31
I have paid for a manual, and it is not coming up on my phone although I’m instructed to download this app to view it. Not very user friendly
Usually works more than fine to upload a file to the space but I’ve had nothing but issues at recent
by CallMeUnique on 2020/07/11 09:25
I’m trying to upload a video or photo the time takes absolutely hours when usually it would take minutes
Improved by half-wits
by Nkersov on 2020/07/11 08:04
The latest update makes it impossible to name new folders at the time of creation, and tells me that moving files between folders has failed... when I can see the files in place. The app used to be essential, but keeps getting worse, adding stuff that nobody asked for, and taking away features that were of benefit. Such as serving HTML pages. Nic
AMAZING
by Karlos48 on 2020/07/09 16:08
Best cloud storage for sure 👌🏻😊
Continually fails to connect to server
by Deephorse on 2020/07/09 05:34
I've had the Dropbox app on my ipad for several years now, but hardly ever use it. I was recently sent a Dropbox link to download some files that I had purchased. It took me a while to work out hw to do this because information on how to use the app is non-existant. Once I knew what I was supposed to do the next issue was that the app continually failed to link to the server. I finally found a workaround and had to use it after each file download. It will be a while before I ever use Dropbox again.
App Broken Since iOS13
by MrWillRA on 2020/07/07 15:44
I've either been unable to upload any files from my iPhone since September 2019 - or uploads were painfully slow and required the app to be open and the screen on. Background uploads DO NOT WORK. After a very unhelpful exchange with Dane from Dropbox Support he confirmed that it was no longer fully compatable since the intro of iOS13! I was told that my paid subscription is for the backup servers only and not the App. His advice was to resort to the desktop software and that my paid subscription does not involve any support. This was the end of our correspondence and no assistance was even given to obtain the files. Very disappointing as I've been paying for something I can't use as intended for 10 months. No offer of a refund was provided.
Rubbish compared to Google
by BigPizzle on 2020/07/06 10:21
Paid user of both Dropbox and google.. Im just trying to switch over to Google as much as possible - photos and docs. Dropbox is so frustrating - even trying to find things is just a nightmare. It's not intuitive.. I'm trying to work out where things are and then I give up. I don't even usually write reviews but I hope someone from the Dropbox team sees this
Background activity
by James Wilby on 2020/07/03 17:51
Constant background activity slowly draining the battery, even though background app refresh is off and no auto uploads. So I delete the app and only install it when I need it. Then delete it again. Not a great user experience.
Battery drain?
by JammyR on 2020/07/02 06:02
I’ve always valued Dropbox. However since the new update over the last 24 hours it has continually drained the battery on my iPhone. What is going on??
Will not update
by domfairlie on 2020/07/01 06:38
The latest release will not download and update from the App Store. Just hangs. Have turned phone off and on again and still will not update. Please resolve soonest.
Great for storage but that’s about it
by Darreng0506 on 2020/06/27 10:32
Been yang DB for a couple years now as a paid subscription instead of using a hard drive. It’s great for storage but as I use it for all my media, photos, video and music have found that it lacks a lot in terms on media functionality. Would be great to have integrated media player with editing software, photo editing even being able to carry out simple tasks such as rotating images instead of having to export edit then save again and delete original unedited files. Also truth to batch move multilevel files in the app occasionally crashes and files are not moved and deselection of files and attempt to move again is required.
What have they broken...
by Bonzai1888 on 2020/06/26 19:19
...Last week I was able to create a zip file on my ipad, upload to Dropbox, this week I just keep getting a failed message all the time. I am paying for 2 tb of storage but if I can no longer do this then it is time to cancel my sub.
Infuriatingly unintuitive
by Davesowerby on 2020/06/25 07:47
Infuriatingly unintuitive
Indispensable
by jimmybedford on 2020/06/24 21:56
I use Dropbox for work and it’s been so useful for sharing and storing files.
It never backs up my photo or videos
by DT40592 on 2020/06/21 19:53
i have selected all the option, wifi and roaming data but nothing gets backed ip from my iPhone. So i go in manually and it start to upload and stops when the screen lock come on. Takes forever and been an issue for years!! Why is there a fix for this?
Log in confusion
by Mfletch007 on 2020/06/19 08:09
Tried to log in to my account but my old password didn’t work so I reset it via the email link I was sent. Every time I tried to log back in with my new email it failed! Downloaded google drive instead. Worked first time 👍
Does not work with Apple Files app or with Spotlight search
by Capdoc on 2020/06/18 20:43
Searching for Dropbox files using Spotlight search function or Apple Files app on iPhone or iPad does not work - please stop ignoring this Dropbox!
Time to say goodbye
by DeejieTheGreat on 2020/06/17 08:50
I championed Dropbox to friends family my team... It was the world leader But the ease simplicity and transparency slowly eroded imho so that its unfortunately time for my relationship with the app to come to an end. Why? The last two times I've needed to use it it's let me down (for two different reasons) and I just can't afford wasting time at the moment... So long it's been fun. Hello OneDrive how you doing?
Great app
by somewhereincolchester on 2020/06/15 12:19
Really happy with the whole Dropbox system
Great back up and memory keeper
by Timeuser43 on 2020/06/12 23:44
Back most of my important files and pics on drop box. Easy to connect and great for filing my documents.
Took £9.99
by dibsta! on 2020/06/08 18:18
Took £9.99 not even subscribed but took £9.99 can’t get refund. Would not 1 star but have to put something.
Used to be a great app!
by Flash__Gordon on 2020/06/07 12:46
Spent years recommending to build up a useful amount of storage and now they limit to 3 devices - I send in my iPad for repair as it needed a new battery and now I can’t use Dropbox on it - Ridiculous and so expensive for the paid version compared to other services - AVOID companies that change the rules like this to extract money - BAD NEWS! Angry user!
Fantastic App
by JulTimes2011 on 2020/06/06 20:32
Love Dropbox, it’s so straightforward and easy to use.
Can't open
by kkdllc on 2020/06/04 21:11
I can never save anything sent to me from Facebook messenger and open it in the Dropbox app
Repeat button on audio playback
by Cliff_94 on 2020/06/04 12:29
Would be a useful feature
Problem
by mike0000007 on 2020/06/03 18:27
It’s telling you I’m allowed three devices and won’t let me in, but I’m only using two devices.
Lack of space
by Helicopter185 on 2020/06/03 13:13
I have nothing stored in Dropbox personally which amounts to anywhere near the free limit. I require Dropbox to access my employer’s account via a link. I continually get a message informing me that I have exceeded my limit. Pretty poor organisation.
Great to stay organised
by Cudgeecoo on 2020/05/30 17:44
I use this app mostly for work purposes but have a personal account too. The ease to be able to share dance choreography and work related things with colleagues is brilliant. If the monthly payments were lower for more storage to let’s say £6.99 I’d be tempted to upgrade my personal account. That’s the only thing I would like to suggest.
Thought this would help!
by Ennoaj on 2020/05/30 11:00
I downloaded this app and initially thought it was great to hold my school support documents on, making it easier to send information straight from my phone to parents, during the Covid lockdown I am supporting families and children especially with their transition anxiety to their next school. I have some very supportive documents which I had hoped I could send to parents and you have not allowed me to attach them unless I upgrade! I am really disappointed that during this very difficult time that your company are not supporting us key workers to help support families by lifting this fee. Truly disappointed. This could have been a really good tool to help us but instead the greedy fee has been your only interest.
Excellent tool!
by Plyy218 on 2020/05/27 14:44
Very useful tool can’t live without
Drains battery life
by nathgee on 2020/05/24 14:01
Runs in the background reducing battery life even when it has been disabled
Epic
by FrederickJL on 2020/05/23 18:58
Fantastic resource for storing all your stuff!! Ace.
Keepass database
by rubishproduct on 2020/05/19 13:44
App been working fine until now clicked on sync in keepass to sync with Dropbox but database disappeared from both??
Just what I needed
by 1chiquitita on 2020/05/19 08:09
It is easy to use, in particular to save all those documents and information that you cannot carry with you all the time, it is also secure and you can access your files anytime. I have tell friends about and they have also joined.
Bez
by Bigwilly&thetwins on 2020/05/14 09:09
No options to change the paper size when printing
Used to be good, now unreliable
by Marlon*3 on 2020/05/13 12:52
I’ve used Dropbox for years, mainly for storing and sharing audio files. However, recently I’ve noticed that a lot of files I copy/share to my Dropbox folder have noticeable glitches and audio dropouts, which is very frustrating, not to mention embarrassing when I’m trying to send files to clients with these faults.
Office compatibility
by Cherieston on 2020/05/11 20:24
Recommendation - Word, Spreadsheets documents do not open in the new ‘Office’ app via Dropbox.
Disappointed
by jamillysueth on 2020/05/11 01:21
Very disappointed as I downloaded the app to see the free trial of plus and I got charged.
Notifications temperamental
by Laurie-Jane on 2020/05/10 12:03
The notification system for comments or mentions in comments is extremely temperamental. Some days this will be working just fine but the majority of the time I have to wait for an email to say there has been a reply to a comment/mention. Aside from that Dropbox is fab and always has been. Just a shame about this feature.
Love it!
by Silverfox22 on 2020/05/09 16:30
So useful for sharing photos and videos with friends
Can’t find dark mode
by Tony-iPad on 2020/05/07 14:51
I only updated for the dark mode option and I can’t find where to switch it on.... UPDATE: I have been contacted by the developer to say that dark mode is only available on IOS13. Pity that, cos I am running iOS 12 on my device and don’t want to update. How about making a dark theme for the app for all versions of IOS? Thanks
Good
by vovin777 on 2020/05/06 15:44
No problems at all been using the app for Ages.
Awful
by Fizzleeee on 2020/05/04 16:24
Not worth it.
Fabulous team
by (Liv) on 2020/05/04 09:13
I absolutely Love it. Great job 👌👍👏👏💓
Clunky.
by urbanshep on 2020/05/04 08:58
A very clunky app that has not moved forward in any discernible way since its inception. Dropbox had a first mover advantage that is appears to be tragically squandering
Thx
by Quasems on 2020/05/03 11:57
Ace thNkyouuu xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Transfer of funds April 2020
by strattee on 2020/04/30 15:17
Whiter transferred GDAŃSK to Rathbones
Great app
by rorogers on 2020/04/27 10:53
Great app, perfect for photos and documents
Not letting me open files
by joze. f on 2020/04/23 09:52
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Not user friendly
by namgur on 2020/04/17 18:40
Title says it all. Even nicknames are impossible.
The primary place for important documents
by DrTHe777 on 2020/04/17 09:36
I have been using Dropbox around ten years? I use this to store my important scanned documents and thesis and very rare information. Hope it can give more space for free users before they are committed to pay.
Love it
by Redali24 on 2020/04/16 15:40
I love Dropbox. I can access all my documents whenever and wherever I need them. Lots more features too.
Amazing tool day in day out....
by Guttibh on 2018/05/29 08:37
I joined Dropbox 9 years ago and since then I use it on daily basis. I am a big fan... the app is very easy to use, convenient to keep those receipts I can’t throw away. Sharing files with my friends is easy and they can also have a copy of “that” special picture I took. Mum has access to my pictures and from abroad (15k miles away) she can check them out at anytime and see her grandchildren growing up at fast pace. Its reliable and secure! I trust my files are safe and at my fingertip at anytime! Thank you the developers for coming out with this great tool!!
Amazing app but the fee
by Kamzeh on 2020/09/14 12:05
I love love this app, one of the easiest storage apps but my goodness the fee. You only get 2GB for free which is too little for most people but then if you want to subscribe the only option is to get 1TB. Realistically no ones going to use up that much space straight away. I’ve had my paid account for about 2y? now and I’m not even half way (just checked and I’ve used up 7.5% of my paid storage, 7.5!!) it would have been logical to have different paid options so everyone can choose what suits them best. If you need more storage down the line you just get a more expensive option. I’ve contacted the CS numerous times regarding this but they just say we don’t have another option for now so it’s no help. Once I clean up my phone and back up all my photos onto my laptop I will be unsubscribing unfortunately and only use the free option if I need it.
Account restriction work around
by Microsoft dont like apple on 2019/04/22 13:10
The app has been updated to restrict the number of devices that can be connected to an account. Probably because quite a few people have a large chunk of free storage which they share across a number of devices which brings little or no revenue into Dropbox. The work around is to create a shared folder and create a second account. Log some of your devices into this second account. You are then back to sharing the data across 6 devices. Create a 3rd account and this gives you 9 devices and so on. If you have buckets of data this won’t work by 2GB is quite a sizeable chunk to share. For archive info use One Drive or some other slower package and keep Dropbox for the current on the fly info you need. It can be a bit of a faf but it keeps it free to users. If you need access to lots of large data over the web consider using something like Western Digital Cloud. There is an initial outlay but the data is stored in a known location - your home. It can be configured to auto backup you PC and give remote access to all of your files. You could also share the space with your friends and everyone wins.
Great for storage but that’s about it
by Darreng0506 on 2020/06/27 10:32
Been yang DB for a couple years now as a paid subscription instead of using a hard drive. It’s great for storage but as I use it for all my media, photos, video and music have found that it lacks a lot in terms on media functionality. Would be great to have integrated media player with editing software, photo editing even being able to carry out simple tasks such as rotating images instead of having to export edit then save again and delete original unedited files. Also truth to batch move multilevel files in the app occasionally crashes and files are not moved and deselection of files and attempt to move again is required.
Life saver
by JoeLeese on 2020/03/06 19:55
I very rarely write reviews, but Dropbox has earned 5 stars from me more than once. Absolute life saver, I pay for business storage and have never regretted it once. It’s saved me after tipping water on my laptop on client deadline day, and from my own stupidity deleting files without thinking. If you’re thinking about whether it’s worth paying for the space to keep all your files in the cloud...it is. Do it now and thank yourself later.
App Broken Since iOS13
by MrWillRA on 2020/07/07 15:44
I've either been unable to upload any files from my iPhone since September 2019 - or uploads were painfully slow and required the app to be open and the screen on. Background uploads DO NOT WORK. After a very unhelpful exchange with Dane from Dropbox Support he confirmed that it was no longer fully compatable since the intro of iOS13! I was told that my paid subscription is for the backup servers only and not the App. His advice was to resort to the desktop software and that my paid subscription does not involve any support. This was the end of our correspondence and no assistance was even given to obtain the files. Very disappointing as I've been paying for something I can't use as intended for 10 months. No offer of a refund was provided.
Wonderful!
by AAA.KS on 2018/06/07 13:26
All I want to do is move my files out of dropbox into my ordinary device storage. It only gives me the option to download and view my files inside the app. I need it outside the app to use it to edit videos, transfer it to other mediums, like my usb flash drive. I feel like my own property is being controlled and quarantined away from me. I feel angry. EDIT!: I am happy! I have found out how to properly download my files. I click ”...”, then I click “export”, then I click “open in...”, then I can save to my iphone, copy to my Google drive and do what I want. Thank you!
Thought this would help!
by Ennoaj on 2020/05/30 11:00
I downloaded this app and initially thought it was great to hold my school support documents on, making it easier to send information straight from my phone to parents, during the Covid lockdown I am supporting families and children especially with their transition anxiety to their next school. I have some very supportive documents which I had hoped I could send to parents and you have not allowed me to attach them unless I upgrade! I am really disappointed that during this very difficult time that your company are not supporting us key workers to help support families by lifting this fee. Truly disappointed. This could have been a really good tool to help us but instead the greedy fee has been your only interest.
App OK but not compatible
by Catfish_Spoonbender on 2020/09/17 14:06
The app itself has always worked fine, but I can’t rate it any higher than two stars because the browser version- on my tablet at least- is so slow as to be unusable. It’s not my browser/tablet as this is the only website I have a speed problem with. Two test runs to access two different files took more than half an hour (and I still can only open them on the screen, not download!). If you only want to use the app it’s ok, but if you ever want to be able to access your files from any device that doesn’t have it, I strongly suggest another cloud storage provider.
Easy and Essential
by Kemilyb on 2019/03/22 06:29
I Love Dropbox. Started almost a year ago when I joined a guitar group. My bulging folder of paper music, was heavy and a pain to keep printing off. Any alterations were wasteful. This digital space, where several of us can alter, share and view our music is a massive part of our time. Not sure life would be so easy without it.
Destroys battery life
by Just another SteveO on 2020/08/19 20:12
I was seriously about to return my iPad Pro for very poor battery life - it was dropping 40% or more overnight and normal usage during the day saw a terrible drop in battery life. Checked the battery in settings and found the culprit was the Dropbox app. Running in the background for up to 40 minutes every hour. Checked on Dropbox forum, not alone, others are seeing the same thing. Others also reported that turning off the background refresh didn’t solve the problem; deleting it however..... So, deleted app and so far, battery life normal. Needs sorting out - or just forget Dropbox, plenty of other providers available.
Bug in most recent update
by mrchimp on 2018/06/08 18:41
This used to be brilliant. I’ve reported several times that since the last update the app is using ENORMOUS amounts of mobile data, even with cellular data off for photos and videos. The app has used 12gb of my mobile data in a couple of days since I switched it back on, despite mostly being connected to WiFi, and video/photo upload off. I barely use the app most of the time so this is inexplicable. What the hell is it doing?! That’s the size of 3 full length DVDs or a large PlayStation game! It did the same in May and cost me a fortune in extra data charges until I realised the App was using it all. It got through 5gb in a hour that time, although admittedly I had photo uploading on, it seemed to get stuck loading 1 photo constantly. No compensation from Dropbox for all the wasted money on EE data top ups. I’m a paying user and I’m losing my patience with Dropbox for not sorting this out, if it is not sorted I’ll take my money elsewhere. SORT IT OUT DROPBOX
Horrific with Text Files
by webplus on 2018/09/17 20:33
Creating and saving text files is extremely bad with this app. It doesn’t allow you to simply open the text editor and add text with autosave as most iOS apps do. You have to tap something before you can edit a text file and then remember to save any changes or edits, otherwise it’s all lost. The app constantly fails to load the latest version of text files. Instead you get the version last opened on the device, which could be days or weeks out of date. The app may or may not realise this after several minutes and ask you to ‘refresh’ the text file to get the newest version. This frequently causes conflicted copies of text files. The only way to bypass these problems is to remember to force quit the app whenever it’s used to hopefully get updated text files. Very unreliable and a terrible experience if you use it with text files.
Making an iPad genuinely useful
by George AdvHtg on 2018/06/04 15:51
It would be great if DropBox would included an rtf editor within the preview pane on iOS. As of today - June 2018 - the only files you can directly type into are .txt files. Such a shame - surely an rtf-editor isn't too much to ask for? On the positive side, without dropbox it would be a real struggle to switch over to using iPad as an everyday business tool. The offline files facility is SO much better than Google Drive.
Easy to use, but false sense of security.
by viewer-x on 2018/05/28 17:36
I signed up for dropbox paid version in the hope of being able to sync and share my files across all my devices and be fully up to-date. Imagine my shock when having saved my spreadsheets to drop box that I’d spent hours working on my mobile pc, looking at the dropbox tray utility to confirm everything was synced, and opening up the same files on my internet enabled home pc to find that not only had my dropbox files in the cloud not been updated but the old files on my home pc overwrote the mobile laptop files destroying hours of work!! I would have been better off with a usb keyfob! (That is where I am now). No conflict resolution or management and no previous versions offered. Nada. Hugely disappointed. * No detailed file list with date & time * No effective conflict resolution for concurrent changes on more than 1 device.
Brilliant!
by Eunjix on 2020/11/28 10:05
The synergy between desktop and mobile is just seemless and smooth. Even the free account and storage offered is enough to do a tremendous amount of productivity between members or personally. Also I love the compatibility with pretty much all format of word processing documents. One of the best out there when it comes to cloud/online storage solutions!
Always there for me....
by FizzyWhizzyPapa on 2018/05/26 06:06
It really is. I can save from my phone and find it from my laptop. In this day and age we shouldn’t be storing on our devices that is so last century ;-) Why have your smartphone or laptop die or get stolen or lost to find you’ve list all your important pictures and documents. Often our devices groan under the weight of all the storage they need to manage ! Dropbox it. Automatic camera upload, scanning and saving documents and decent storage at reasonable prices. You can make some documents available offline too which is helpful for guides, maps & timetables. It’s almost perfect, a little more whizz and more intuitive controls and settings would make this a standout market leader !
Dropbox app
by Thearyan96 on 2018/09/27 20:02
I tapped the drop box app to open it but it was taking a very long time to open the app and put my email and password in they accepted my email and password but it is taking a long time to log in I deleted the app and downloaded it again I know I have my email and password is correct because I have written them down before I made my account as well as I log in on my laptop but I only have the problem when I use the app on my IPhone I don’t know if it my have problems with internet or the app any one have the same experience I have?
Great to stay organised
by Cudgeecoo on 2020/05/30 17:44
I use this app mostly for work purposes but have a personal account too. The ease to be able to share dance choreography and work related things with colleagues is brilliant. If the monthly payments were lower for more storage to let’s say £6.99 I’d be tempted to upgrade my personal account. That’s the only thing I would like to suggest.
Reliability is everything
by Ummsalam on 2020/03/16 09:23
Have been using Dropbox for several years now in its free version but recently upgraded to a paid contract. I researched other options and tested a few but found Dropbox to be the most reliable with a lot of flexibility. Not the cheapest but for me consistency and reliability of service was paramount.
Continually fails to connect to server
by Deephorse on 2020/07/09 05:34
I've had the Dropbox app on my ipad for several years now, but hardly ever use it. I was recently sent a Dropbox link to download some files that I had purchased. It took me a while to work out hw to do this because information on how to use the app is non-existant. Once I knew what I was supposed to do the next issue was that the app continually failed to link to the server. I finally found a workaround and had to use it after each file download. It will be a while before I ever use Dropbox again.
Worst file storage app
by Genova witness on 2019/07/30 12:34
Just tried to use Dropbox after deleting it years ago, I should have left it deleted. After opening it up it says I have apparently used 98% of my 2Gb space but when I go to my files I can’t delete anything, the only files there are images other people have shared with me, are these taking up space in my storage? Who knows. It’s impossible to tell at a glance with the app’s terrible UI and usability. Overall a poor file storage app, many other apps developed by kids work far better, or just use google.
You have made a new update without notifying and it BAD!
by this cant work .. on 2019/03/11 18:41
I came on it thinking oh let move these file to my pc . Oh nooo I forgot it take forever to upload and I can’t even add the files some time get the old menu back ASAP it was a 5 star but no longer until you change it back and don’t say you haven’t it wasn’t like that yesterday or this morning in fact
Notifications temperamental
by Laurie-Jane on 2020/05/10 12:03
The notification system for comments or mentions in comments is extremely temperamental. Some days this will be working just fine but the majority of the time I have to wait for an email to say there has been a reply to a comment/mention. Aside from that Dropbox is fab and always has been. Just a shame about this feature.
Great for work
by imp85281 on 2020/01/22 22:44
Consider using Dropbox for sharing files with VA’s or photos with them. My Va accesses whatever I put up and it’s super easy. I get emails when she changes things in the folders too so that’s great. 2 GB for free is loads too. I understand why you may start using more space and I think I’ll probably most likely end up there. I’m not sure how much I’ll use so I’ll probably take it one step at a time. I think I can back up my iPhone data this way but I’m not sure. I’ll have to look into that. All in all, I’m very pleased and have sent out referrals links too as I think lots of people can benefit for using this. It’s great. Thanks. Bye
Major problems in latest version...
by Ken Kei Whitewind on 2018/10/13 09:24
I’ve been a long term user but there are major problems after the latest update. App keeps crashing when opening files. Freezes when trying to navigate files. Unusable basically. Is there no QA?
Take care, you may be paying twice!
by Markw57 on 2020/08/21 19:29
I am a long time Dropbox user with a Dropbox professional account. I used this app to connect to my existing Dropbox account. No problem with that, that is how you would expect to use it. However several years later, I have just found out I am paying twice for it. Apple has placed a subscription in my iTunes account. No idea how it got there. I have been paying around £10 per month for the privilege of connecting to my Dropbox Professional account which I am paying £199 a year for. I have never taken out another account, why would I? My account is directly with Dropbox. I don’t recall any messages in the app saying a subscription would be applied either. So take care with this app and check your subscriptions from time to time. The app works fine, just not at all happy about this scam.
Over charged
by Emilyyy j on 2019/09/06 07:27
I have been using drop box for years and recently went over my limit on storage for free so I upgraded. I went on to my account and I still had no extra storage space and my account was still saying basic so I assumed the upgrade didn’t go through. I have checked my bank accounts and they have been taking £9.99 for months. I have tried to contact them, to cancel and refund but cannot get through and it’s impossible to stop it as my account still says basic. It’s so frustrating!
Great App... but...
by alun101_uk on 2020/09/16 22:01
Been using Dropbox since the beginning and can’t fault the app, however, now I’m restricted to 3 devices only (I used 5 with my band) I need to upgrade. The price plans are still too much though. I’m not fussed about getting 2Tb of storage, more than happy with 8Gb as I use iCloud for most other things. If DB offered a monthly price of <£5 just for adding more users, that would be great, but £7.99 is just too much... hence not 5* review.
Can’t close file preview
by Mikebaughurst on 2019/09/28 18:10
Been using Dropbox for years & not had any real issues until last app upgrade. I now can’t close the file preview window, the x that used to be at the top on the left has disappeared, tried uninstalling, restarting iPad but to no avail. Most of my files have long file names which I now can’t see due to only having less than a quarter of the screen to use, probably going to delete app as it’s now unusable
Can’t connect to IOS files
by Swebo on 2019/08/18 21:44
*******Issue below was resolved and fixed promptly ********** I am not sure when this happened but it must have been in the last couple days. When I open excel or word, I no longer can access my Dropbox files. I am being told that its not supported and sometimes even being told that the server is not reachable. I wish I could send you the screen shots. I have deleted the Dropbox app and reinstalled it - same issue. I have deleted my account from excel and word and now can’t re-connect it to Dropbox. It used to work well these last couple years for me.
large uploads very inefficient
by Chaoticjohn on 2020/08/30 04:31
i generally have a good experience with dropbox which supplants a lot of the inadequacies of the ipad operating system. but i’ve found that large uploads take an extremely long time. i suspect there’s a problem in breaking files down. currently uploading a single 2.5gb file and it has taken +12 hours to get to not even get to 90%. i understand download and upload connections are optimised differently by infrastructure but this looks more like a problem in the app. the app runs extremely sluggishly in this time and like it’s consumed the device’s entire memory. i’m on ipad pro and i expect better. as i say generally very good. the upload handling though seems like it needs attention.
Just what I needed
by 1chiquitita on 2020/05/19 08:09
It is easy to use, in particular to save all those documents and information that you cannot carry with you all the time, it is also secure and you can access your files anytime. I have tell friends about and they have also joined.
Dropbox is the best
by Karen Com on 2018/05/17 12:10
We have a small business and we all work out of the office. We are able to share information and file large worksheets with each other without endless emails and no duplications . It has revolutionized our working
Drop great, but update is disappointing
by Slyppery Styx on 2020/03/05 11:20
Dropbox in an excellent way to store files and move them effortlessly between computers. It is worth paying for increased capacity. However, since the recent update, it has become less easy to use. For example, uploading files is more difficult and indexing is not as good. This is disappointing, but does not detract too badly for its overall usefulness.
It’s good
by Tate1234321 on 2020/09/29 18:25
You can do a bit of changes a bit more bits and pieces it’s great a very good game the age though is including I thought it would be be like 12 years old but my friends love this app I quite boring but typically awesome pls do a update this is very indispensable and it’s royal and loyal I’m 45 years old this game is awesome
Stuck/won’t update
by Chico Cheb on 2020/07/30 09:02
Last 2 weeks this app has tried to update but just gets stuck. Spinning loading icon, but never updates. Have been using this for years with no problems but just recently seems too keep sticking on update. Other than that the app still works fine.
Default upload folder change missing
by Ssotyi on 2019/05/07 23:03
I've been using Dropbox for around 7 years. And I can't believe I still have to manually struggle with all my 10k+ photos every time I get a new phone. Simply because I can't change the default upload folder. Like that I could just make a new folder every time I change my phone. And I change it very often.
Last Release
by David de Niese on 2020/04/11 15:16
The ability to see how many photos and videos are waiting to upload from my iPhone to Dropbox and how fast the upload is progressing has been removed from the latest release. Please can I have that functionality back. Apart from this it’s a 5 star product.
Too slow.
by deckr8 on 2020/01/27 13:02
The whole Dropbox is too slow particularly when you want to download from it. Most times it places you in a download queue so you can wait up to 10 minutes before it trickles the file to you eventually. After uploading a file it can take another 10 minutes for the system to register the upload on other devices no matter how much you refresh the screen. Not something I would consider paying for in an upgrade.
Essential
by Naz89 on 2019/07/01 10:55
I’ve always use Dropbox for file storage. Would be great if they retained files without losing a bit of resolution. Also please integrate file conversion within the app, I can’t view jp2 file types unless I convert them into jpg. Update: Thank you for your response.
DROPBox
by hidehi1966-3 on 2020/10/28 18:48
I’ve been using Dropbox for several years now and am more than happy with the convenience it provides. In terms of security, versatility and ease of use, I also can manage my media, work and personal artefacts with confidence... I wish I’d thought of the Dropbox idea!.. Robert AWERE - Author/Publisher
It would be nice if I could read the file names
by Kirky29 on 2018/12/19 12:16
It would be nice if you could resize the side bar so you can read the file names. I know it scrolls, but it takes time and doesn’t feel productive at all. Or maybe an option to hide the preview screen and just have it as a file browser until you tap on a file... Other than that it’s a good app.
The primary place for important documents
by DrTHe777 on 2020/04/17 09:36
I have been using Dropbox around ten years? I use this to store my important scanned documents and thesis and very rare information. Hope it can give more space for free users before they are committed to pay.
Multiple file saving
by CoolGuyInn on 2019/04/17 08:27
I love Dropbox, but one thing that irks me is that I can’t select multiple photos in the Save to Dropbox feature on my iPhone. I have to save them one at a time. Not too onerous, but it would be handy to save all the photos at once.
10 years on STILL no improvement
by Badw0lf on 2020/02/11 23:36
OMG I need to create an album and add to it several photos/videos from across the years in the upload folder and I STILL have to do each one one at a time! Why oh WHY have you still not made it possible to select all the photos to be moved and move them to a folder all in one go. I cant believe in all these years such a basic function is STILL not available. SORT IT OUT WE PAY YOU ENOUGH!!!
Love this app
by ILlolsurupurise on 2020/11/13 18:56
I love this app because since lockdown because of Covid-19 I’ve been using as my piano app for uploading things from zoom/Skype to here and since I’ve got my grade 1 I use it to upload videos and my piano teacher comments back thanks whoever made it and bye!
Very handy
by Noisy aeroplane overhead on 2018/10/16 17:14
However, could you introduce the option to see contents across the whole app screen rather than just as a list (ie. folders) Sometimes its not easy to find the folder I want as files are grouped by date!
Has stopped working with Shortcuts - again
by AlanWestwood on 2020/11/12 00:38
Most of the time I find Dropbox very useful, but everytime there’s a major iOS/iPadOS upgrade it fails to work with the Apple Shortcuts app. I’m not sure whether the solution lies with Apple or Dropbox, but either way I have to stop using Dropbox until its fixed - the tasks I use it for are simple single clicks with Shortcuts, but tedious done manually. This time, even with release 14.2, this problem has still not been fixed.
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Dropbox - Backup, Sync, Share
Description
Dropbox lets anyone upload and transfer files to the cloud, and share them with anyone. Back up and sync docs, photos, videos, and other files to cloud storage and access them from any device, no matter where you are. And with advanced sharing features, it’s easy to share docs and send files—large or small—to family, friends, and co-workers. Features: • Automatically upload videos and photos from your camera roll to cloud photo storage—all in the background—for easy video sharing and photo sharing. • 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 copying and pasting a link you can give to anyone, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account. • Scan documents, receipts, IDs, photos, and more using your mobile device and transform them into high-quality PDFs, so you can view and send 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. Sign up now for your free Dropbox Plus trial. You’ll get 2 TB (2,000 GB) of storage space—that’s enough room to save files from all your linked devices. We’ve also introduced some new features as part of your Plus plan: Dropbox Passwords to store and sync passwords across all your devices and Dropbox Vault to secure and organize your most sensitive documents. And with Dropbox Rewind, you can roll back any file, folder, or your entire account, up to 30 days. Existing Plus customers can upgrade to Dropbox Professional. With 3 TB (3,000GB), you can store all your stuff—from work projects to personal photos—and have space to spare. You and your clients can comment on most file types without leaving Dropbox. And you can protect your work with a watermark, add shared link controls, or rewind your account up to 180 days. Before starting a trial or completing payment, you’ll see the plan price. This amount will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and on renewal and will vary by plan and country. Dropbox subscriptions renew monthly or yearly, depending on your plan. Your account will charged for renewal 24 hours before the end of your current billing period. To avoid auto-renewal, turn it off in at least 24 hours before your subscription renews. You can turn off auto-renewal anytime time from your iTunes account settings. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your account settings on the App Store after purchase. Dropbox is a secure cloud solutions 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 dedicated to their security and privacy—no matter what they do or where they are. Let Dropbox be your all-in-one file storage, file organizer, file transfer, and file sharing solution for all your devices. We’d love to hear from you! Join the Dropbox community: https://www.dropboxforum.com Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/terms Privacy Policy: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy
Brilliant!
by Eunjix on 2020/11/28 10:05
The synergy between desktop and mobile is just seemless and smooth. Even the free account and storage offered is enough to do a tremendous amount of productivity between members or personally. Also I love the compatibility with pretty much all format of word processing documents. One of the best out there when it comes to cloud/online storage solutions!
No longer able to upload photos
by Dirt bike boy on 2020/11/26 20:28
Have used this app for years and love it, it’s the only place I have found that I am able to keep all my past pictures in one place through various phone changes. Disappointingly, when trying to upload pictures recently I am met with an ‘unknown error’ app has been updated but still no joy - fix please??
Great product but.....
by Tomcatuk on 2020/11/26 17:33
Managed to get via recommendations a bigger storage which is fine for me and my PC, laptop, IPhone and new iPad.... WHOA STOP!!! AARRGGHHHHH... now restricted to three items.... #gutted
Rubbish
by Allnicknamesaretakenagaim on 2020/11/24 20:12
Spend a whole day trying to upload one video. Why would I pay £10 a month for something that is so slow to load files? Nonsense!
RT
by RT Flame on 2020/11/23 12:59
Dropbox delivered.
Used to be 5 star before update
by Marcovanbaston on 2020/11/16 15:39
The new update is terrible. Trying to upload photos has become confusing.
Love this app
by ILlolsurupurise on 2020/11/13 18:56
I love this app because since lockdown because of Covid-19 I’ve been using as my piano app for uploading things from zoom/Skype to here and since I’ve got my grade 1 I use it to upload videos and my piano teacher comments back thanks whoever made it and bye!
Has stopped working with Shortcuts - again
by AlanWestwood on 2020/11/12 00:38
Most of the time I find Dropbox very useful, but everytime there’s a major iOS/iPadOS upgrade it fails to work with the Apple Shortcuts app. I’m not sure whether the solution lies with Apple or Dropbox, but either way I have to stop using Dropbox until its fixed - the tasks I use it for are simple single clicks with Shortcuts, but tedious done manually. This time, even with release 14.2, this problem has still not been fixed.
Great app!
by Fomoore on 2020/11/04 09:54
Find Dropbox super useful for keeping all my data in one place with access from all devices
Face recognition
by dlswas on 2020/11/01 09:57
Please add face recognition technique as well
DROPBox
by hidehi1966-3 on 2020/10/28 18:48
I’ve been using Dropbox for several years now and am more than happy with the convenience it provides. In terms of security, versatility and ease of use, I also can manage my media, work and personal artefacts with confidence... I wish I’d thought of the Dropbox idea!.. Robert AWERE - Author/Publisher
Appalling support
by IK1047 on 2020/10/24 15:44
Good when it works but file transfer stopped working for me and support was rude and unhelpful. Anything that needs so much time to tweak and reset your computer settings (still without success) is best avoided. Support won’t lift a finger without a ‘screencast’....
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🙁
by Auntie Me Me on 2020/10/20 21:51
To try and go forward or back on an audiotape is so clumsy.
Select All on iPad
by MichaelMaurer on 2020/10/20 08:46
I love Dropbox, but the fact that there is no select-all option on iPad makes my life 1000x more complicated when wanting to download bulk .raw image files.
Not great
by obliss1 on 2020/10/14 17:31
pros: - looks good - updates frequently reliably cons: - awful functioning on the files app. - no multitasking/ split screen - frequently struggles to rename or move folders despite strong internet connection - native apps such as numbers, pages documents simply can’t be used without duplicate copies made. Therefore limited to use microsoft excel and word :( This has been a problem for years, with no apparent changes being made by the developers. - v expensive compared to alternatives
Battery Drain on IPad
by troublesome96 on 2020/10/14 14:01
You know about this battery drain even with background turned off and yes MONTHS later us paid users can’t use it with it eating battery life How about fixing this bug which makes this cloud software currently unusable ?
Good app
by maverston marvel on 2020/10/07 13:02
Great for storage.
I want to manage what’s on my storage in shared folders
by Nickiham on 2020/10/04 08:44
But I can’t so every Mb used on my Dropbox is a Mb used on every members of that folder’s Dropbox. If I delete on my Dropbox I delete on everyone’s Dropbox. I don’t like this restriction so I don’t really use Dropbox. Not worth it
It’s good
by Tate1234321 on 2020/09/29 18:25
You can do a bit of changes a bit more bits and pieces it’s great a very good game the age though is including I thought it would be be like 12 years old but my friends love this app I quite boring but typically awesome pls do a update this is very indispensable and it’s royal and loyal I’m 45 years old this game is awesome
Problems synching devices
by mojo1904 on 2020/09/24 20:14
Having problems synching my Macbook Pro with my Macbook Air. Able to synch laptop with my iPhone, but not with each other.
Why can’t you have an organised file structure?
by Paulfch on 2020/09/22 05:51
Impenetrable file organisation.
Constantly loses downloaded files
by Rabidbob on 2020/09/20 19:42
Set file to be kept on device, come back later when no wifi available .... annnnd .... yep, file has been lost, forgotten or something. Really not sure what's difficult about this, file storage is an issue that was broadly solved ... 40? years ago.
Absolutely amazing App Design and User Interface
by Kohinoor singh on 2020/09/18 23:32
Brilliant app, very easy to use. Beautifully designed and great app for your iPhone
Brilliant
by Rayeex123 on 2020/09/17 21:46
Amazing App!!!! 1000000000/10. Would be really great if you could create an Apple Watch app.
App OK but not compatible
by Catfish_Spoonbender on 2020/09/17 14:06
The app itself has always worked fine, but I can’t rate it any higher than two stars because the browser version- on my tablet at least- is so slow as to be unusable. It’s not my browser/tablet as this is the only website I have a speed problem with. Two test runs to access two different files took more than half an hour (and I still can only open them on the screen, not download!). If you only want to use the app it’s ok, but if you ever want to be able to access your files from any device that doesn’t have it, I strongly suggest another cloud storage provider.
Great App... but...
by alun101_uk on 2020/09/16 22:01
Been using Dropbox since the beginning and can’t fault the app, however, now I’m restricted to 3 devices only (I used 5 with my band) I need to upgrade. The price plans are still too much though. I’m not fussed about getting 2Tb of storage, more than happy with 8Gb as I use iCloud for most other things. If DB offered a monthly price of <£5 just for adding more users, that would be great, but £7.99 is just too much... hence not 5* review.
Mahesh shah
by KARCHELIA on 2020/09/14 15:43
It is very easy and very good
Amazing app but the fee
by Kamzeh on 2020/09/14 12:05
I love love this app, one of the easiest storage apps but my goodness the fee. You only get 2GB for free which is too little for most people but then if you want to subscribe the only option is to get 1TB. Realistically no ones going to use up that much space straight away. I’ve had my paid account for about 2y? now and I’m not even half way (just checked and I’ve used up 7.5% of my paid storage, 7.5!!) it would have been logical to have different paid options so everyone can choose what suits them best. If you need more storage down the line you just get a more expensive option. I’ve contacted the CS numerous times regarding this but they just say we don’t have another option for now so it’s no help. Once I clean up my phone and back up all my photos onto my laptop I will be unsubscribing unfortunately and only use the free option if I need it.
Not really a cloud solutions is it?
by daimosmj on 2020/09/07 07:41
What is the point of this app if you cannot manage how much space it should take from your device? I cannot currently upload any files do Dropbox via app as I am getting error message that there is no space on my iPad. That is because Dropbox app is taking 45GB on iPad. So what is the purpose of this app then?!
Dreadful
by Daayve on 2020/08/31 08:09
What has happened to this software. It’s lost the intuitive design and functionality. Use to love it and now the most frustrating app out there
Useless
by BradleyPeck on 2020/08/30 14:56
Keeps saying my internet connection dropped yet all my apps work fine except dropbox. Useless app. Avoid!!
large uploads very inefficient
by Chaoticjohn on 2020/08/30 04:31
i generally have a good experience with dropbox which supplants a lot of the inadequacies of the ipad operating system. but i’ve found that large uploads take an extremely long time. i suspect there’s a problem in breaking files down. currently uploading a single 2.5gb file and it has taken +12 hours to get to not even get to 90%. i understand download and upload connections are optimised differently by infrastructure but this looks more like a problem in the app. the app runs extremely sluggishly in this time and like it’s consumed the device’s entire memory. i’m on ipad pro and i expect better. as i say generally very good. the upload handling though seems like it needs attention.
Handy
by Mazzeroon on 2020/08/27 15:09
Really handy way to carry around in “more photographs
Beware
by CrudBox on 2020/08/25 20:10
This app has completely failed to deliver the file sharing capability I was looking for. I recommend shopping around.
STOP APP FROM SLEEPING
by Shaygadepista on 2020/08/23 15:54
Trying to upload a file of 150mb, Halfway through the app goes into sleep mode Have to start uploading again.... STOP APP FROM TIME OUT OR GOING INTO SLEEP MODE HAVE TO KEEP TAPPING SCREEN TO KEEP IT ON... Thank you
Take care, you may be paying twice!
by Markw57 on 2020/08/21 19:29
I am a long time Dropbox user with a Dropbox professional account. I used this app to connect to my existing Dropbox account. No problem with that, that is how you would expect to use it. However several years later, I have just found out I am paying twice for it. Apple has placed a subscription in my iTunes account. No idea how it got there. I have been paying around £10 per month for the privilege of connecting to my Dropbox Professional account which I am paying £199 a year for. I have never taken out another account, why would I? My account is directly with Dropbox. I don’t recall any messages in the app saying a subscription would be applied either. So take care with this app and check your subscriptions from time to time. The app works fine, just not at all happy about this scam.
Destroys battery life
by Just another SteveO on 2020/08/19 20:12
I was seriously about to return my iPad Pro for very poor battery life - it was dropping 40% or more overnight and normal usage during the day saw a terrible drop in battery life. Checked the battery in settings and found the culprit was the Dropbox app. Running in the background for up to 40 minutes every hour. Checked on Dropbox forum, not alone, others are seeing the same thing. Others also reported that turning off the background refresh didn’t solve the problem; deleting it however..... So, deleted app and so far, battery life normal. Needs sorting out - or just forget Dropbox, plenty of other providers available.
Lost it’s focus, now too expensive
by theNightCoder on 2020/08/16 08:43
I used Dropbox for many years on a pro subscription and while it is still arguably the best cross platform cloud storage, they have been using newly added features that nobody really wants as justification to increase the price. I don’t want or need a Dropbox password manager or Dropbox office suite. Dropbox used to do simple cloud storage so well at a fair price but now no longer does.
slow
by crogglyjo on 2020/08/14 09:01
so slow it takes hours to upload
All for free!
by Jamespauljonesaa on 2020/08/13 08:26
Great facility, comprehensive , systematic and clear You can scroll through all the elements that are not clearly covered in the original owners manual
Why won’t it save any videos
by Wonga dog on 2020/08/05 19:12
It says sorry this type of video can’t be exported. Don’t waste your time by signing up and downloading
issues
by Kurzname666zejck on 2020/07/30 10:07
I am usually happy with DropBox but it urgently requires an update. Since IOS13 it’s a pain to scroll trough excel files as I am always getting stuck when trying to scroll from one side one tho the other. Sideways, up or down any direction same.....please update!!!
Stuck/won’t update
by Chico Cheb on 2020/07/30 09:02
Last 2 weeks this app has tried to update but just gets stuck. Spinning loading icon, but never updates. Have been using this for years with no problems but just recently seems too keep sticking on update. Other than that the app still works fine.
A dependable resource
by ak scot on 2020/07/28 19:06
Always find drop box a dependable resource
Good but really drains the battery
by TheBigManlyGuy on 2020/07/16 23:08
Reading a PDF on my iPhone 11 using this app really drains the battery fast.
Not great.
by dave_bass5 on 2020/07/12 21:34
Not impressed with this. Doesn’t seem to show my last used files, just randomly shows some I’ve used recently. Uploaded and opened a few files today. None showing in the recent list, but a file I used 2 days ago is apparently the only file I’ve used this month.
Poor
by Big Broph on 2020/07/12 18:31
I have paid for a manual, and it is not coming up on my phone although I’m instructed to download this app to view it. Not very user friendly
Usually works more than fine to upload a file to the space but I’ve had nothing but issues at recent
by CallMeUnique on 2020/07/11 09:25
I’m trying to upload a video or photo the time takes absolutely hours when usually it would take minutes
Improved by half-wits
by Nkersov on 2020/07/11 08:04
The latest update makes it impossible to name new folders at the time of creation, and tells me that moving files between folders has failed... when I can see the files in place. The app used to be essential, but keeps getting worse, adding stuff that nobody asked for, and taking away features that were of benefit. Such as serving HTML pages. Nic
AMAZING
by Karlos48 on 2020/07/09 16:08
Best cloud storage for sure 👌🏻😊
Continually fails to connect to server
by Deephorse on 2020/07/09 05:34
I've had the Dropbox app on my ipad for several years now, but hardly ever use it. I was recently sent a Dropbox link to download some files that I had purchased. It took me a while to work out hw to do this because information on how to use the app is non-existant. Once I knew what I was supposed to do the next issue was that the app continually failed to link to the server. I finally found a workaround and had to use it after each file download. It will be a while before I ever use Dropbox again.
App Broken Since iOS13
by MrWillRA on 2020/07/07 15:44
I've either been unable to upload any files from my iPhone since September 2019 - or uploads were painfully slow and required the app to be open and the screen on. Background uploads DO NOT WORK. After a very unhelpful exchange with Dane from Dropbox Support he confirmed that it was no longer fully compatable since the intro of iOS13! I was told that my paid subscription is for the backup servers only and not the App. His advice was to resort to the desktop software and that my paid subscription does not involve any support. This was the end of our correspondence and no assistance was even given to obtain the files. Very disappointing as I've been paying for something I can't use as intended for 10 months. No offer of a refund was provided.
Rubbish compared to Google
by BigPizzle on 2020/07/06 10:21
Paid user of both Dropbox and google.. Im just trying to switch over to Google as much as possible - photos and docs. Dropbox is so frustrating - even trying to find things is just a nightmare. It's not intuitive.. I'm trying to work out where things are and then I give up. I don't even usually write reviews but I hope someone from the Dropbox team sees this
Background activity
by James Wilby on 2020/07/03 17:51
Constant background activity slowly draining the battery, even though background app refresh is off and no auto uploads. So I delete the app and only install it when I need it. Then delete it again. Not a great user experience.
Battery drain?
by JammyR on 2020/07/02 06:02
I’ve always valued Dropbox. However since the new update over the last 24 hours it has continually drained the battery on my iPhone. What is going on??
Will not update
by domfairlie on 2020/07/01 06:38
The latest release will not download and update from the App Store. Just hangs. Have turned phone off and on again and still will not update. Please resolve soonest.
Great for storage but that’s about it
by Darreng0506 on 2020/06/27 10:32
Been yang DB for a couple years now as a paid subscription instead of using a hard drive. It’s great for storage but as I use it for all my media, photos, video and music have found that it lacks a lot in terms on media functionality. Would be great to have integrated media player with editing software, photo editing even being able to carry out simple tasks such as rotating images instead of having to export edit then save again and delete original unedited files. Also truth to batch move multilevel files in the app occasionally crashes and files are not moved and deselection of files and attempt to move again is required.
What have they broken...
by Bonzai1888 on 2020/06/26 19:19
...Last week I was able to create a zip file on my ipad, upload to Dropbox, this week I just keep getting a failed message all the time. I am paying for 2 tb of storage but if I can no longer do this then it is time to cancel my sub.
Infuriatingly unintuitive
by Davesowerby on 2020/06/25 07:47
Infuriatingly unintuitive
Indispensable
by jimmybedford on 2020/06/24 21:56
I use Dropbox for work and it’s been so useful for sharing and storing files.
It never backs up my photo or videos
by DT40592 on 2020/06/21 19:53
i have selected all the option, wifi and roaming data but nothing gets backed ip from my iPhone. So i go in manually and it start to upload and stops when the screen lock come on. Takes forever and been an issue for years!! Why is there a fix for this?
Log in confusion
by Mfletch007 on 2020/06/19 08:09
Tried to log in to my account but my old password didn’t work so I reset it via the email link I was sent. Every time I tried to log back in with my new email it failed! Downloaded google drive instead. Worked first time 👍
Does not work with Apple Files app or with Spotlight search
by Capdoc on 2020/06/18 20:43
Searching for Dropbox files using Spotlight search function or Apple Files app on iPhone or iPad does not work - please stop ignoring this Dropbox!
Time to say goodbye
by DeejieTheGreat on 2020/06/17 08:50
I championed Dropbox to friends family my team... It was the world leader But the ease simplicity and transparency slowly eroded imho so that its unfortunately time for my relationship with the app to come to an end. Why? The last two times I've needed to use it it's let me down (for two different reasons) and I just can't afford wasting time at the moment... So long it's been fun. Hello OneDrive how you doing?
Great app
by somewhereincolchester on 2020/06/15 12:19
Really happy with the whole Dropbox system
Great back up and memory keeper
by Timeuser43 on 2020/06/12 23:44
Back most of my important files and pics on drop box. Easy to connect and great for filing my documents.
Took £9.99
by dibsta! on 2020/06/08 18:18
Took £9.99 not even subscribed but took £9.99 can’t get refund. Would not 1 star but have to put something.
Used to be a great app!
by Flash__Gordon on 2020/06/07 12:46
Spent years recommending to build up a useful amount of storage and now they limit to 3 devices - I send in my iPad for repair as it needed a new battery and now I can’t use Dropbox on it - Ridiculous and so expensive for the paid version compared to other services - AVOID companies that change the rules like this to extract money - BAD NEWS! Angry user!
Fantastic App
by JulTimes2011 on 2020/06/06 20:32
Love Dropbox, it’s so straightforward and easy to use.
Can't open
by kkdllc on 2020/06/04 21:11
I can never save anything sent to me from Facebook messenger and open it in the Dropbox app
Repeat button on audio playback
by Cliff_94 on 2020/06/04 12:29
Would be a useful feature
Problem
by mike0000007 on 2020/06/03 18:27
It’s telling you I’m allowed three devices and won’t let me in, but I’m only using two devices.
Lack of space
by Helicopter185 on 2020/06/03 13:13
I have nothing stored in Dropbox personally which amounts to anywhere near the free limit. I require Dropbox to access my employer’s account via a link. I continually get a message informing me that I have exceeded my limit. Pretty poor organisation.
Great to stay organised
by Cudgeecoo on 2020/05/30 17:44
I use this app mostly for work purposes but have a personal account too. The ease to be able to share dance choreography and work related things with colleagues is brilliant. If the monthly payments were lower for more storage to let’s say £6.99 I’d be tempted to upgrade my personal account. That’s the only thing I would like to suggest.
Thought this would help!
by Ennoaj on 2020/05/30 11:00
I downloaded this app and initially thought it was great to hold my school support documents on, making it easier to send information straight from my phone to parents, during the Covid lockdown I am supporting families and children especially with their transition anxiety to their next school. I have some very supportive documents which I had hoped I could send to parents and you have not allowed me to attach them unless I upgrade! I am really disappointed that during this very difficult time that your company are not supporting us key workers to help support families by lifting this fee. Truly disappointed. This could have been a really good tool to help us but instead the greedy fee has been your only interest.
Excellent tool!
by Plyy218 on 2020/05/27 14:44
Very useful tool can’t live without
Drains battery life
by nathgee on 2020/05/24 14:01
Runs in the background reducing battery life even when it has been disabled
Epic
by FrederickJL on 2020/05/23 18:58
Fantastic resource for storing all your stuff!! Ace.
Keepass database
by rubishproduct on 2020/05/19 13:44
App been working fine until now clicked on sync in keepass to sync with Dropbox but database disappeared from both??
Just what I needed
by 1chiquitita on 2020/05/19 08:09
It is easy to use, in particular to save all those documents and information that you cannot carry with you all the time, it is also secure and you can access your files anytime. I have tell friends about and they have also joined.
Bez
by Bigwilly&thetwins on 2020/05/14 09:09
No options to change the paper size when printing
Used to be good, now unreliable
by Marlon*3 on 2020/05/13 12:52
I’ve used Dropbox for years, mainly for storing and sharing audio files. However, recently I’ve noticed that a lot of files I copy/share to my Dropbox folder have noticeable glitches and audio dropouts, which is very frustrating, not to mention embarrassing when I’m trying to send files to clients with these faults.
Office compatibility
by Cherieston on 2020/05/11 20:24
Recommendation - Word, Spreadsheets documents do not open in the new ‘Office’ app via Dropbox.
Disappointed
by jamillysueth on 2020/05/11 01:21
Very disappointed as I downloaded the app to see the free trial of plus and I got charged.
Notifications temperamental
by Laurie-Jane on 2020/05/10 12:03
The notification system for comments or mentions in comments is extremely temperamental. Some days this will be working just fine but the majority of the time I have to wait for an email to say there has been a reply to a comment/mention. Aside from that Dropbox is fab and always has been. Just a shame about this feature.
Love it!
by Silverfox22 on 2020/05/09 16:30
So useful for sharing photos and videos with friends
Can’t find dark mode
by Tony-iPad on 2020/05/07 14:51
I only updated for the dark mode option and I can’t find where to switch it on.... UPDATE: I have been contacted by the developer to say that dark mode is only available on IOS13. Pity that, cos I am running iOS 12 on my device and don’t want to update. How about making a dark theme for the app for all versions of IOS? Thanks
Good
by vovin777 on 2020/05/06 15:44
No problems at all been using the app for Ages.
Awful
by Fizzleeee on 2020/05/04 16:24
Not worth it.
Fabulous team
by (Liv) on 2020/05/04 09:13
I absolutely Love it. Great job 👌👍👏👏💓
Clunky.
by urbanshep on 2020/05/04 08:58
A very clunky app that has not moved forward in any discernible way since its inception. Dropbox had a first mover advantage that is appears to be tragically squandering
Thx
by Quasems on 2020/05/03 11:57
Ace thNkyouuu xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcccxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Transfer of funds April 2020
by strattee on 2020/04/30 15:17
Whiter transferred GDAŃSK to Rathbones
Great app
by rorogers on 2020/04/27 10:53
Great app, perfect for photos and documents
Not letting me open files
by joze. f on 2020/04/23 09:52
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Not user friendly
by namgur on 2020/04/17 18:40
Title says it all. Even nicknames are impossible.
The primary place for important documents
by DrTHe777 on 2020/04/17 09:36
I have been using Dropbox around ten years? I use this to store my important scanned documents and thesis and very rare information. Hope it can give more space for free users before they are committed to pay.
Love it
by Redali24 on 2020/04/16 15:40
I love Dropbox. I can access all my documents whenever and wherever I need them. Lots more features too.
Amazing tool day in day out....
by Guttibh on 2018/05/29 08:37
I joined Dropbox 9 years ago and since then I use it on daily basis. I am a big fan... the app is very easy to use, convenient to keep those receipts I can’t throw away. Sharing files with my friends is easy and they can also have a copy of “that” special picture I took. Mum has access to my pictures and from abroad (15k miles away) she can check them out at anytime and see her grandchildren growing up at fast pace. Its reliable and secure! I trust my files are safe and at my fingertip at anytime! Thank you the developers for coming out with this great tool!!
Amazing app but the fee
by Kamzeh on 2020/09/14 12:05
I love love this app, one of the easiest storage apps but my goodness the fee. You only get 2GB for free which is too little for most people but then if you want to subscribe the only option is to get 1TB. Realistically no ones going to use up that much space straight away. I’ve had my paid account for about 2y? now and I’m not even half way (just checked and I’ve used up 7.5% of my paid storage, 7.5!!) it would have been logical to have different paid options so everyone can choose what suits them best. If you need more storage down the line you just get a more expensive option. I’ve contacted the CS numerous times regarding this but they just say we don’t have another option for now so it’s no help. Once I clean up my phone and back up all my photos onto my laptop I will be unsubscribing unfortunately and only use the free option if I need it.
Account restriction work around
by Microsoft dont like apple on 2019/04/22 13:10
The app has been updated to restrict the number of devices that can be connected to an account. Probably because quite a few people have a large chunk of free storage which they share across a number of devices which brings little or no revenue into Dropbox. The work around is to create a shared folder and create a second account. Log some of your devices into this second account. You are then back to sharing the data across 6 devices. Create a 3rd account and this gives you 9 devices and so on. If you have buckets of data this won’t work by 2GB is quite a sizeable chunk to share. For archive info use One Drive or some other slower package and keep Dropbox for the current on the fly info you need. It can be a bit of a faf but it keeps it free to users. If you need access to lots of large data over the web consider using something like Western Digital Cloud. There is an initial outlay but the data is stored in a known location - your home. It can be configured to auto backup you PC and give remote access to all of your files. You could also share the space with your friends and everyone wins.
Great for storage but that’s about it
by Darreng0506 on 2020/06/27 10:32
Been yang DB for a couple years now as a paid subscription instead of using a hard drive. It’s great for storage but as I use it for all my media, photos, video and music have found that it lacks a lot in terms on media functionality. Would be great to have integrated media player with editing software, photo editing even being able to carry out simple tasks such as rotating images instead of having to export edit then save again and delete original unedited files. Also truth to batch move multilevel files in the app occasionally crashes and files are not moved and deselection of files and attempt to move again is required.
Life saver
by JoeLeese on 2020/03/06 19:55
I very rarely write reviews, but Dropbox has earned 5 stars from me more than once. Absolute life saver, I pay for business storage and have never regretted it once. It’s saved me after tipping water on my laptop on client deadline day, and from my own stupidity deleting files without thinking. If you’re thinking about whether it’s worth paying for the space to keep all your files in the cloud...it is. Do it now and thank yourself later.
App Broken Since iOS13
by MrWillRA on 2020/07/07 15:44
I've either been unable to upload any files from my iPhone since September 2019 - or uploads were painfully slow and required the app to be open and the screen on. Background uploads DO NOT WORK. After a very unhelpful exchange with Dane from Dropbox Support he confirmed that it was no longer fully compatable since the intro of iOS13! I was told that my paid subscription is for the backup servers only and not the App. His advice was to resort to the desktop software and that my paid subscription does not involve any support. This was the end of our correspondence and no assistance was even given to obtain the files. Very disappointing as I've been paying for something I can't use as intended for 10 months. No offer of a refund was provided.
Wonderful!
by AAA.KS on 2018/06/07 13:26
All I want to do is move my files out of dropbox into my ordinary device storage. It only gives me the option to download and view my files inside the app. I need it outside the app to use it to edit videos, transfer it to other mediums, like my usb flash drive. I feel like my own property is being controlled and quarantined away from me. I feel angry. EDIT!: I am happy! I have found out how to properly download my files. I click ”...”, then I click “export”, then I click “open in...”, then I can save to my iphone, copy to my Google drive and do what I want. Thank you!
Thought this would help!
by Ennoaj on 2020/05/30 11:00
I downloaded this app and initially thought it was great to hold my school support documents on, making it easier to send information straight from my phone to parents, during the Covid lockdown I am supporting families and children especially with their transition anxiety to their next school. I have some very supportive documents which I had hoped I could send to parents and you have not allowed me to attach them unless I upgrade! I am really disappointed that during this very difficult time that your company are not supporting us key workers to help support families by lifting this fee. Truly disappointed. This could have been a really good tool to help us but instead the greedy fee has been your only interest.
App OK but not compatible
by Catfish_Spoonbender on 2020/09/17 14:06
The app itself has always worked fine, but I can’t rate it any higher than two stars because the browser version- on my tablet at least- is so slow as to be unusable. It’s not my browser/tablet as this is the only website I have a speed problem with. Two test runs to access two different files took more than half an hour (and I still can only open them on the screen, not download!). If you only want to use the app it’s ok, but if you ever want to be able to access your files from any device that doesn’t have it, I strongly suggest another cloud storage provider.
Easy and Essential
by Kemilyb on 2019/03/22 06:29
I Love Dropbox. Started almost a year ago when I joined a guitar group. My bulging folder of paper music, was heavy and a pain to keep printing off. Any alterations were wasteful. This digital space, where several of us can alter, share and view our music is a massive part of our time. Not sure life would be so easy without it.
Destroys battery life
by Just another SteveO on 2020/08/19 20:12
I was seriously about to return my iPad Pro for very poor battery life - it was dropping 40% or more overnight and normal usage during the day saw a terrible drop in battery life. Checked the battery in settings and found the culprit was the Dropbox app. Running in the background for up to 40 minutes every hour. Checked on Dropbox forum, not alone, others are seeing the same thing. Others also reported that turning off the background refresh didn’t solve the problem; deleting it however..... So, deleted app and so far, battery life normal. Needs sorting out - or just forget Dropbox, plenty of other providers available.
Bug in most recent update
by mrchimp on 2018/06/08 18:41
This used to be brilliant. I’ve reported several times that since the last update the app is using ENORMOUS amounts of mobile data, even with cellular data off for photos and videos. The app has used 12gb of my mobile data in a couple of days since I switched it back on, despite mostly being connected to WiFi, and video/photo upload off. I barely use the app most of the time so this is inexplicable. What the hell is it doing?! That’s the size of 3 full length DVDs or a large PlayStation game! It did the same in May and cost me a fortune in extra data charges until I realised the App was using it all. It got through 5gb in a hour that time, although admittedly I had photo uploading on, it seemed to get stuck loading 1 photo constantly. No compensation from Dropbox for all the wasted money on EE data top ups. I’m a paying user and I’m losing my patience with Dropbox for not sorting this out, if it is not sorted I’ll take my money elsewhere. SORT IT OUT DROPBOX
Horrific with Text Files
by webplus on 2018/09/17 20:33
Creating and saving text files is extremely bad with this app. It doesn’t allow you to simply open the text editor and add text with autosave as most iOS apps do. You have to tap something before you can edit a text file and then remember to save any changes or edits, otherwise it’s all lost. The app constantly fails to load the latest version of text files. Instead you get the version last opened on the device, which could be days or weeks out of date. The app may or may not realise this after several minutes and ask you to ‘refresh’ the text file to get the newest version. This frequently causes conflicted copies of text files. The only way to bypass these problems is to remember to force quit the app whenever it’s used to hopefully get updated text files. Very unreliable and a terrible experience if you use it with text files.
Making an iPad genuinely useful
by George AdvHtg on 2018/06/04 15:51
It would be great if DropBox would included an rtf editor within the preview pane on iOS. As of today - June 2018 - the only files you can directly type into are .txt files. Such a shame - surely an rtf-editor isn't too much to ask for? On the positive side, without dropbox it would be a real struggle to switch over to using iPad as an everyday business tool. The offline files facility is SO much better than Google Drive.
Easy to use, but false sense of security.
by viewer-x on 2018/05/28 17:36
I signed up for dropbox paid version in the hope of being able to sync and share my files across all my devices and be fully up to-date. Imagine my shock when having saved my spreadsheets to drop box that I’d spent hours working on my mobile pc, looking at the dropbox tray utility to confirm everything was synced, and opening up the same files on my internet enabled home pc to find that not only had my dropbox files in the cloud not been updated but the old files on my home pc overwrote the mobile laptop files destroying hours of work!! I would have been better off with a usb keyfob! (That is where I am now). No conflict resolution or management and no previous versions offered. Nada. Hugely disappointed. * No detailed file list with date & time * No effective conflict resolution for concurrent changes on more than 1 device.
Brilliant!
by Eunjix on 2020/11/28 10:05
The synergy between desktop and mobile is just seemless and smooth. Even the free account and storage offered is enough to do a tremendous amount of productivity between members or personally. Also I love the compatibility with pretty much all format of word processing documents. One of the best out there when it comes to cloud/online storage solutions!
Always there for me....
by FizzyWhizzyPapa on 2018/05/26 06:06
It really is. I can save from my phone and find it from my laptop. In this day and age we shouldn’t be storing on our devices that is so last century ;-) Why have your smartphone or laptop die or get stolen or lost to find you’ve list all your important pictures and documents. Often our devices groan under the weight of all the storage they need to manage ! Dropbox it. Automatic camera upload, scanning and saving documents and decent storage at reasonable prices. You can make some documents available offline too which is helpful for guides, maps & timetables. It’s almost perfect, a little more whizz and more intuitive controls and settings would make this a standout market leader !
Dropbox app
by Thearyan96 on 2018/09/27 20:02
I tapped the drop box app to open it but it was taking a very long time to open the app and put my email and password in they accepted my email and password but it is taking a long time to log in I deleted the app and downloaded it again I know I have my email and password is correct because I have written them down before I made my account as well as I log in on my laptop but I only have the problem when I use the app on my IPhone I don’t know if it my have problems with internet or the app any one have the same experience I have?
Great to stay organised
by Cudgeecoo on 2020/05/30 17:44
I use this app mostly for work purposes but have a personal account too. The ease to be able to share dance choreography and work related things with colleagues is brilliant. If the monthly payments were lower for more storage to let’s say £6.99 I’d be tempted to upgrade my personal account. That’s the only thing I would like to suggest.
Reliability is everything
by Ummsalam on 2020/03/16 09:23
Have been using Dropbox for several years now in its free version but recently upgraded to a paid contract. I researched other options and tested a few but found Dropbox to be the most reliable with a lot of flexibility. Not the cheapest but for me consistency and reliability of service was paramount.
Continually fails to connect to server
by Deephorse on 2020/07/09 05:34
I've had the Dropbox app on my ipad for several years now, but hardly ever use it. I was recently sent a Dropbox link to download some files that I had purchased. It took me a while to work out hw to do this because information on how to use the app is non-existant. Once I knew what I was supposed to do the next issue was that the app continually failed to link to the server. I finally found a workaround and had to use it after each file download. It will be a while before I ever use Dropbox again.
Worst file storage app
by Genova witness on 2019/07/30 12:34
Just tried to use Dropbox after deleting it years ago, I should have left it deleted. After opening it up it says I have apparently used 98% of my 2Gb space but when I go to my files I can’t delete anything, the only files there are images other people have shared with me, are these taking up space in my storage? Who knows. It’s impossible to tell at a glance with the app’s terrible UI and usability. Overall a poor file storage app, many other apps developed by kids work far better, or just use google.
You have made a new update without notifying and it BAD!
by this cant work .. on 2019/03/11 18:41
I came on it thinking oh let move these file to my pc . Oh nooo I forgot it take forever to upload and I can’t even add the files some time get the old menu back ASAP it was a 5 star but no longer until you change it back and don’t say you haven’t it wasn’t like that yesterday or this morning in fact
Notifications temperamental
by Laurie-Jane on 2020/05/10 12:03
The notification system for comments or mentions in comments is extremely temperamental. Some days this will be working just fine but the majority of the time I have to wait for an email to say there has been a reply to a comment/mention. Aside from that Dropbox is fab and always has been. Just a shame about this feature.
Great for work
by imp85281 on 2020/01/22 22:44
Consider using Dropbox for sharing files with VA’s or photos with them. My Va accesses whatever I put up and it’s super easy. I get emails when she changes things in the folders too so that’s great. 2 GB for free is loads too. I understand why you may start using more space and I think I’ll probably most likely end up there. I’m not sure how much I’ll use so I’ll probably take it one step at a time. I think I can back up my iPhone data this way but I’m not sure. I’ll have to look into that. All in all, I’m very pleased and have sent out referrals links too as I think lots of people can benefit for using this. It’s great. Thanks. Bye
Major problems in latest version...
by Ken Kei Whitewind on 2018/10/13 09:24
I’ve been a long term user but there are major problems after the latest update. App keeps crashing when opening files. Freezes when trying to navigate files. Unusable basically. Is there no QA?
Take care, you may be paying twice!
by Markw57 on 2020/08/21 19:29
I am a long time Dropbox user with a Dropbox professional account. I used this app to connect to my existing Dropbox account. No problem with that, that is how you would expect to use it. However several years later, I have just found out I am paying twice for it. Apple has placed a subscription in my iTunes account. No idea how it got there. I have been paying around £10 per month for the privilege of connecting to my Dropbox Professional account which I am paying £199 a year for. I have never taken out another account, why would I? My account is directly with Dropbox. I don’t recall any messages in the app saying a subscription would be applied either. So take care with this app and check your subscriptions from time to time. The app works fine, just not at all happy about this scam.
Over charged
by Emilyyy j on 2019/09/06 07:27
I have been using drop box for years and recently went over my limit on storage for free so I upgraded. I went on to my account and I still had no extra storage space and my account was still saying basic so I assumed the upgrade didn’t go through. I have checked my bank accounts and they have been taking £9.99 for months. I have tried to contact them, to cancel and refund but cannot get through and it’s impossible to stop it as my account still says basic. It’s so frustrating!
Great App... but...
by alun101_uk on 2020/09/16 22:01
Been using Dropbox since the beginning and can’t fault the app, however, now I’m restricted to 3 devices only (I used 5 with my band) I need to upgrade. The price plans are still too much though. I’m not fussed about getting 2Tb of storage, more than happy with 8Gb as I use iCloud for most other things. If DB offered a monthly price of <£5 just for adding more users, that would be great, but £7.99 is just too much... hence not 5* review.
Can’t close file preview
by Mikebaughurst on 2019/09/28 18:10
Been using Dropbox for years & not had any real issues until last app upgrade. I now can’t close the file preview window, the x that used to be at the top on the left has disappeared, tried uninstalling, restarting iPad but to no avail. Most of my files have long file names which I now can’t see due to only having less than a quarter of the screen to use, probably going to delete app as it’s now unusable
Can’t connect to IOS files
by Swebo on 2019/08/18 21:44
*******Issue below was resolved and fixed promptly ********** I am not sure when this happened but it must have been in the last couple days. When I open excel or word, I no longer can access my Dropbox files. I am being told that its not supported and sometimes even being told that the server is not reachable. I wish I could send you the screen shots. I have deleted the Dropbox app and reinstalled it - same issue. I have deleted my account from excel and word and now can’t re-connect it to Dropbox. It used to work well these last couple years for me.
large uploads very inefficient
by Chaoticjohn on 2020/08/30 04:31
i generally have a good experience with dropbox which supplants a lot of the inadequacies of the ipad operating system. but i’ve found that large uploads take an extremely long time. i suspect there’s a problem in breaking files down. currently uploading a single 2.5gb file and it has taken +12 hours to get to not even get to 90%. i understand download and upload connections are optimised differently by infrastructure but this looks more like a problem in the app. the app runs extremely sluggishly in this time and like it’s consumed the device’s entire memory. i’m on ipad pro and i expect better. as i say generally very good. the upload handling though seems like it needs attention.
Just what I needed
by 1chiquitita on 2020/05/19 08:09
It is easy to use, in particular to save all those documents and information that you cannot carry with you all the time, it is also secure and you can access your files anytime. I have tell friends about and they have also joined.
Dropbox is the best
by Karen Com on 2018/05/17 12:10
We have a small business and we all work out of the office. We are able to share information and file large worksheets with each other without endless emails and no duplications . It has revolutionized our working
Drop great, but update is disappointing
by Slyppery Styx on 2020/03/05 11:20
Dropbox in an excellent way to store files and move them effortlessly between computers. It is worth paying for increased capacity. However, since the recent update, it has become less easy to use. For example, uploading files is more difficult and indexing is not as good. This is disappointing, but does not detract too badly for its overall usefulness.
It’s good
by Tate1234321 on 2020/09/29 18:25
You can do a bit of changes a bit more bits and pieces it’s great a very good game the age though is including I thought it would be be like 12 years old but my friends love this app I quite boring but typically awesome pls do a update this is very indispensable and it’s royal and loyal I’m 45 years old this game is awesome
Stuck/won’t update
by Chico Cheb on 2020/07/30 09:02
Last 2 weeks this app has tried to update but just gets stuck. Spinning loading icon, but never updates. Have been using this for years with no problems but just recently seems too keep sticking on update. Other than that the app still works fine.
Default upload folder change missing
by Ssotyi on 2019/05/07 23:03
I've been using Dropbox for around 7 years. And I can't believe I still have to manually struggle with all my 10k+ photos every time I get a new phone. Simply because I can't change the default upload folder. Like that I could just make a new folder every time I change my phone. And I change it very often.
Last Release
by David de Niese on 2020/04/11 15:16
The ability to see how many photos and videos are waiting to upload from my iPhone to Dropbox and how fast the upload is progressing has been removed from the latest release. Please can I have that functionality back. Apart from this it’s a 5 star product.
Too slow.
by deckr8 on 2020/01/27 13:02
The whole Dropbox is too slow particularly when you want to download from it. Most times it places you in a download queue so you can wait up to 10 minutes before it trickles the file to you eventually. After uploading a file it can take another 10 minutes for the system to register the upload on other devices no matter how much you refresh the screen. Not something I would consider paying for in an upgrade.
Essential
by Naz89 on 2019/07/01 10:55
I’ve always use Dropbox for file storage. Would be great if they retained files without losing a bit of resolution. Also please integrate file conversion within the app, I can’t view jp2 file types unless I convert them into jpg. Update: Thank you for your response.
DROPBox
by hidehi1966-3 on 2020/10/28 18:48
I’ve been using Dropbox for several years now and am more than happy with the convenience it provides. In terms of security, versatility and ease of use, I also can manage my media, work and personal artefacts with confidence... I wish I’d thought of the Dropbox idea!.. Robert AWERE - Author/Publisher
It would be nice if I could read the file names
by Kirky29 on 2018/12/19 12:16
It would be nice if you could resize the side bar so you can read the file names. I know it scrolls, but it takes time and doesn’t feel productive at all. Or maybe an option to hide the preview screen and just have it as a file browser until you tap on a file... Other than that it’s a good app.
The primary place for important documents
by DrTHe777 on 2020/04/17 09:36
I have been using Dropbox around ten years? I use this to store my important scanned documents and thesis and very rare information. Hope it can give more space for free users before they are committed to pay.
Multiple file saving
by CoolGuyInn on 2019/04/17 08:27
I love Dropbox, but one thing that irks me is that I can’t select multiple photos in the Save to Dropbox feature on my iPhone. I have to save them one at a time. Not too onerous, but it would be handy to save all the photos at once.
10 years on STILL no improvement
by Badw0lf on 2020/02/11 23:36
OMG I need to create an album and add to it several photos/videos from across the years in the upload folder and I STILL have to do each one one at a time! Why oh WHY have you still not made it possible to select all the photos to be moved and move them to a folder all in one go. I cant believe in all these years such a basic function is STILL not available. SORT IT OUT WE PAY YOU ENOUGH!!!
Love this app
by ILlolsurupurise on 2020/11/13 18:56
I love this app because since lockdown because of Covid-19 I’ve been using as my piano app for uploading things from zoom/Skype to here and since I’ve got my grade 1 I use it to upload videos and my piano teacher comments back thanks whoever made it and bye!
Very handy
by Noisy aeroplane overhead on 2018/10/16 17:14
However, could you introduce the option to see contents across the whole app screen rather than just as a list (ie. folders) Sometimes its not easy to find the folder I want as files are grouped by date!
Has stopped working with Shortcuts - again
by AlanWestwood on 2020/11/12 00:38
Most of the time I find Dropbox very useful, but everytime there’s a major iOS/iPadOS upgrade it fails to work with the Apple Shortcuts app. I’m not sure whether the solution lies with Apple or Dropbox, but either way I have to stop using Dropbox until its fixed - the tasks I use it for are simple single clicks with Shortcuts, but tedious done manually. This time, even with release 14.2, this problem has still not been fixed.
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