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dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices. It’s easy to send large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a dropbox account. Features: • Access your files on any device, even if you’re offline • Create and edit Microsoft Office files from your iPhone or iPad • share links to your largest files without using email attachments We offer in-app purchases for dropbox Pro, which includes 1 TB of storage and additional features. The amount will be charged to your iTunes account and will vary by plan and country. You’ll see the total price before completing payment. dropbox Pro subscriptions purchased in-app renew monthly or yearly depending on your plan. Plans are priced at $9.99USD monthly and $99.99USD yearly (pricing may vary in countries other than the U.S.). To avoid renewal, you must turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before your subscription ends. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. dropbox also offers one-month trials for monthly subscriptions. Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/pricing_terms Privacy Policy: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy
Awful app
by Hunter6003 on 2017/01/17 01:10
Total waste of time
Absolutely Useless!
by Dreawiththatsmile on 2017/01/16 19:48
If I could give this app less than 1 star I would! It's absolutely useless. It will not allow or just freezes up when trying to save files to an empty account, so it's not even like the storage space is full! Please please please fix this !
Crashing!!! Loved this app until now...
by Tnzie on 2017/01/16 07:33
I pay $100/year for storage with Dropbox. I've liked the service until now... I tried uploading some pics and videos from my phone but the iPhone app keeps dying. Very disappointing... :((
The only way to clear cache is to uninstall/reinstall
by Terbie on 2017/01/16 05:27
I basically only use the dropbox app to automatically upload photos and to find links to files to share them with others. For that the app is great. The problem becomes that the app doesn't ever clear the cache and the app ends up being several gigs large. On the forum the employees recommend uninstalling and reinstalling it to delete the cache. Really? That's super annoying and a clear cache button is a basic feature in most apps so why not this one? If they fixed this one issue, it would be a four star app.
Dropbox
by cokeboy2 on 2017/01/16 04:24
I have never had any problems with Dropbox, and I have used it for free for many years. I use the application to send large files back and fourth from my phone to my laptop. It saves me a lot of time, and personally, I enjoy the convenience.
was great, now useless
by mk6six on 2017/01/16 02:17
What happened in the latest version? Now the screen is two-thirds blank/white, making it useless for finding or looking at files. I have an iPhone 5C. Does this happen on the iPhone 6 or 7? I pay for dropbox and I generally love what it does for me. But now I can't use my phone to look at any pictures or files. Don't you check to see that the app works on all platforms before you release it? Please release a version that works ASAP. You do have competition, remember???
Totally Fails iPhone and Zero Support
by JungleNut on 2017/01/15 21:20
I've been a paying customer for years and every time I have an issue it takes longer and longer for support to respond to my help tickets. This time they have totally failed to respond as promised. I cannot upload simple videos from my iPhone anymore and after a week of waiting for what they said would be a "48 to 72 hour wait for paying customers" I have given up. My particular issue is NOT covered in the FAQ nor in the Forums. I will find a better cloud storage that actually cares about their paying customers enough to provide support. Btw, I have submitted two help tickets, one a week ago and one 72 hrs ago with no reply whatsoever. Each time I get a auto generated response saying for paying customers will receive a response within 48 to 72 hours. Don't waste your time with Dropbox. They have out grown their own capacity both in support and in ability to provide reliable service. Also why would a developer release an update without disclosing what "improvements" I'm downloading? So far the app just gets more unreliable with each update in my experience.
Doesn't automatically upload iOs photos
by SFrobo on 2017/01/15 19:21
Why doesn't the app sync my camera uploads anymore? It used to do it automatically and now it doesn't. This is WHY I used this app, not anymore.
Painful to Use
by @Sigil on 2017/01/15 10:09
This is app is awful. There is nothing good about this app. The interface is awful. The sorting options are not intuitive. This app is just buggy and has weird quirks.
No Mass Save on iOS
by Dustin From Huntington on 2017/01/15 04:08
why is there no mass save from he dropbox app to your camera roll
Disappointing
by tomswanplaysguitar on 2017/01/15 02:33
I give this only two stars because at least it gives me access to my files. But the huge preview panel limits the filename panel width so much I cannot read most of my file names. Very poorly designed interface. I love Dropbox but I am disappointed with this app.
I like it
by Bmehmet on 2017/01/14 12:51
Does what I need and makes it easy to keep me organized.
Rain drop drop top
by Madelon Russell on 2017/01/13 21:36
Smokin' on cookie in the Dropbox
why are IOS users are complaining
by epic_killers on 2017/01/13 01:55
I'm on iPhone 6 and drop box is amazing . Works great for storage/transferring photos from camera / computer / phone . It works fine for me
AmaZing
by Kc2bwm on 2017/01/12 18:02
Best app
Great app!
by BB13__ on 2017/01/12 07:24
The Dropbox app is a fairly easy app to navigate. It is user friendly as well as sharing friendly. Being able to sync pictures and documents automatically eases the mind. I would definitely recommend for anyone wanting the extra peace of mind knowing everything on your phone is safely stored.
Won't sink
by CathyjaneYay on 2017/01/12 06:32
Really not sure why I even still have apps on iPad and my iPhone. Can not get them to sink together! Very frustrating.
Love
by Madeinduval on 2017/01/11 00:38
I love this app
MUST HAVE APP
by Ken@916 on 2017/01/10 20:41
I don't know why peope wrote negative reviews about dropbox. I love it, It automatic upload all my photos from my phone. One time I lost my phone but I was able to recover all of my old photos. It a must have app in every phone, install it.
Nice
by ESLAM 200 on 2017/01/10 10:26
Good pro
not happy
by Kayla17gjk on 2017/01/09 02:47
Recently attempted to add over 100 images to Dropbox to free space on iPhone. App told me they were successfully added, so once I removed them from my phone and went back to look at them says later, discovered they were gone. Not very happy with this app anymore
Photos and videos aren't saving
by Wassup782 on 2017/01/07 21:12
Everytime I save a photo or video to my camera roll. It doesn't save. It's been doing this for quite a while idk what's going on but pls fix this I need those photos and videos!!
Worthless for the iPhone
by Sanbuenaventura on 2017/01/07 20:09
4 hours and less than 1/4 downloaded for a 2 minute and 30 second video. Really???
Scanner doesn't crash anymore
by Patrick in Eastie on 2017/01/07 16:56
I was experiencing frequent crashes using the document scanning feature, but the last few days it has worked great. Here's hoping that's been sorted out. Dropbox isn't my favorite cloud service, but I do appreciate the simplicity of the scanner for keeping records of my receipts and other miscellaneous documents.
RAIN DROP DROP TOP IT JUST DROPBOX
by Fghftfdjfs on 2017/01/07 06:12
GONE SEXUALLLLLLLL
Snap : petedaboss22
by petedaboss on 2017/01/07 05:20
Hop on board before its too late, #1 unsigned out of the 412, repeteoconnor.com (No need for studios, producers, audio engineers, managers, etc. when you do it all yourself from a home built one) $$$
Photographs
by gnjdrylizard on 2017/01/06 18:51
Dropbox Camera Uploads has suddenly decided to eliminate all filters put onto a photograph by the user (me) with the iOS camera so that Dropbox only saves the original bland color file. Not cool! Especially since the tweaked pictures are supposed to go online but the blogging app has less features than the iPad version. FIX IMMEDIATELY!
Garbage!
by Stonkysock on 2017/01/06 16:14
I upgraded to Dropbox Pro and expectes to be able to download my additional files, but I can't. This is the worst app in the iTunes store. I wish I could give this app negative stars.
Great App!
by Krevbot on 2017/01/05 21:39
I'm not sure why other people are so negative. I've had nothing but positive experience with this app. Dropbox is great and I know a lot of people who use it. Most of them are happy with it and those who don't like it don't know how to use it. Thanks Dropbox! You are the best cloud option imo.
Worthless
by Tilt y on 2017/01/05 16:45
I simply needed a photo file emailed to me and was forced to use this app. I can't download the file. All that I'm able to do is view it on my phone. What good is that? It's absolutely pointless. A screenshot has much less resolution than the file. Why would anyone use this annoying app over an email?
The best app 🌟 La mejor app
by Santiagob13 on 2017/01/05 07:16
Después de más de 4 años usando Dropbox no tengo 1 sola queja , es un excelente servicio , una excelente app , mis felicitaciones para Dropbox .
Great app!
by Vidarinaa on 2017/01/05 06:55
Stores all my photos an videos that I deleted off my phone
Ruined app
by Roadtripper77 on 2017/01/05 03:24
Used to work seamlessly for uploading all my photos. Now app doesn't work, I can't delete it off my phone (it appears on my phone but is grayed out and nothing changes when I try to delete it), it's not listed in my apps, and I can't re-download it. Super frustrating.
Truly the worst! 😡😡😡
by No Holiday man! on 2017/01/04 23:43
It amazes me how this is suppose to be reliable?!? ALL MY FILES ARE GONE!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! 😡😡😡 Will never use again!
Absolutely useless
by incredible doggo on 2017/01/04 04:56
You can't even upload files except for photos. What kind of trash is this?
Fustrated Beyond Words
by TheKing713 on 2017/01/04 04:21
I work full time. At the end of each day I have about 4 hours of free time before bed. Free time I have to also spend uploading documents daily at home to the web. Dropbox decided that it didn't like me having free time. Dropbox decided that every scan I take should crash the app. Now, I have a good hour of free time, my boss wants to fire me, and I have never hated scanning things as much as I do now. Thank you Dropbox, for making my only free time occupied with dealing with your app, for driving me to leave my good paying job, and for shortening my lifespan a good decade due to the amount of frustration I have endured.
Rate
by Zebaree on 2017/01/03 12:09
Very good
Get rid of it!
by Hateithatehateit on 2017/01/03 02:51
The most stupid app created. Hate how iPhone automatically ask to open in Dropbox. Every file is not supported or can not be viewed. Tried on several different occasions with different docs still the same thing. Get rid of Dropbox. Bad partnership
Music Library
by Son Sun K on 2017/01/02 17:47
Please consider making a library for music within the app. It gets tedious have to stop pick and choose what song plays next there should be a system where the music flows seamlessly and wold make the app better. Thank you for the consideration and congrats on a great app
Love it
by Astudenmund on 2017/01/02 15:46
This a great app for being able to share photos with family and friends
Terrible Terrible app. Stay away!
by Tonito555 on 2017/01/02 05:00
I Lost all my picks on this app. Can't no longer log in!! "They" decided that my password "expired" I can't upgrade my email ! No other options available. Unavailable to recover all my pictures!!
Storage hog
by Happytrees on 2017/01/01 18:04
delete cache?
IT KEEPS FORCE CLOSING; PLEASE FIX ASAP
by Wilbert Abreu on 2017/01/01 17:20
At first the app would work perfectly. But then I decided to upload 6 photos last night to transfer to my iPhone off my iPad and it closed. Now everytime I open the iPad app it closes and is basically unusable. I even tried re installing and still having issues. PLEASE FIX
Lost files and NO customer support
by RickyS916 on 2016/12/31 19:20
I upgraded to Dropbox Pro to make sure I had enough room to migrate all my files to a new laptop. Upon upgrading, hundreds of files disappeared, including many years of essential work files I keep on Dropbox so I can access them anywhere. After three weeks, I have not been able to get any response except "copy and paste" stock replies, which do not apply to my situation at all. They refuse to restore my deleted files and they refuse to give me a refund. Please do not give this company any money. There is no acceptable customer service at all.
Good but needs search for text files!!
by BzMaster6798 on 2016/12/31 18:23
Need ability to edit and search text files. I can search PDF but not txt.
Crashes constantly
by Kernian on 2016/12/31 13:53
Useless. Crashes 75% of the time.
Don't leave us hanging
by appfetish on 2016/12/31 02:34
Time to add my voice to the fray … As a paying DB customer for several years now and a business owner, I carefully read reviews before tapping the Update button on my heavily used apps. Please don't waste my time having to peck out your URL in Safari to find out what changed!
New Move System is Tedious
by Davylyn on 2016/12/30 07:27
The new move system is convoluted and tedious when it used to be simple. Why?
UI is a mess
by Moigle on 2016/12/30 05:07
What the He11 happened to "sort by date"???!!?? You replace it with "sort by size"??????? SMH.
Waste of time
by Usertyyyyyhygghg on 2016/12/30 03:41
Complicated and waste of time Too many steps to set up and it still doesn't work. I will stick to iCloud for large files. Huge waste of time effort, energy and data.
I like it
by Follow on Ig: Bxbi.boi on 2016/12/29 16:47
I love he app.. but i wish there was a way where u can lock a folder or photos and it wont show in photos, obly in the folder that its locked into
Zero clue
by mschultz on 2016/12/29 06:27
This app is painful. I like the service itself, other than it's more expensive than it should be for what it provides. As soon as there's a viable alternative… I'm gone. The iOS app is painful. It has the absolute most basic functionality a file saving app can have… and that's it. Really don't care about 'Recent' files and want to hide that functionality? NOPE. Want to sort folders like you do on your desktop? NOPE. Poorly designed, and not truly useful, other than for dumping files to for backup. And always trying to be everything than the one thing it should be amazing at being: A DROPBOX. I'm convinced the coders/designers of this app barely, if ever, use it. Grade: D-
Waste of an app
by Frztyy on 2016/12/29 04:52
Useless, you can store like 10 pictures if your lucky
RAW CR2 Files
by HaberWin on 2016/12/29 03:04
I would love to have the CR2 file option restored. I have files here that I can't retrieve or use. I went with Dropbox after researching apps that could load RAW CR2 photo files to use while on vacation. The files are there. I just can't access them. After much research looking for the problem I found Dropbox no longer supports CR2 file format. Carousel by Dropbox was pushed in exchange for storage. That was also taken away. I had no complaints but now I also have little use for Dropbox. An app I've used since it was introduced. If you could bring back the RAW file option I'll change my rating to a five.
Works great
by KodeKabuki on 2016/12/28 22:55
I love the Camera Uploads feature.
chuck
by Chaster18 on 2016/12/28 05:18
Im disapointed having 2 movies uploaded and apple stopped them from playing because i was down on my extra storage space and had to delete them.But would like to get them back on here?
Just Load my pictures!
by Pgw87 on 2016/12/27 13:22
I just want it to upload my pictures without constantly pausing every 30 seconds. I might as well manually upload them at this rate
Crap
by FEMA IV on 2016/12/27 08:35
Wont even download. What absolute crap. ZERO STARS!
Switching to Google Drive
by rk681 on 2016/12/26 06:16
I used to love how fast and easy my photos would upload from my IPhone. I then noticed several months ago each picture would take 30 seconds or longer and the pictures remaining would increase. It was really frustrating because it used to work so well. I came here to see if other people were having the same issue and I was very surprised to see how many bad reviews there are and people discussing Google Drive. I decided to give it a try and I am uploading around 5 seconds per picture. I've been using Drop Box for over 5 years and was happy with it until now. Good bye Drop Box!
Unlimited files without wasting space
by Dhchduchdu on 2016/12/26 00:08
You better do something okay I got a lot of things to do but if you can create "Unlimited Dropbox" that will totally work but you being so LAZY!!!!! you won't heard us to fix it and heard it what's going on with our phones,crash,bugs,virus,etc. so stop being lazy and listen we can help you our ideas make better to us and so easy there's a lot of people they were using this for work or recipe books or something else so plz.... Do it for us and Work
No update description?
by gryhnd on 2016/12/25 21:58
App is fine but for such a critical piece of software to my business, I need to make decisions on updating or not based off of current changes. Sending people to a website that they must manually enter into a browser in order to see the change log is lazy, unprofessional, and an inefficient use of your customers' time. If this doesn't change soon I will be forced to consider competitive options.
Live Photos backup ASAP, please!
by Jazz Thompson on 2016/12/25 17:05
People have been asking for it for over a year. I was surprised and disappointed this morning when I realized that Dropbox hasn't been backing them up. This is important. As a Pro user who pays for the Packrat add-on, I have high expectations for app development turnaround time and over a year is too long!
Won't download a video
by MRSPJBM on 2016/12/25 12:02
I've had this for a long time. But it won't download one of my videos. Please send an update. Might be cause of new recent IOS update. Thanks.
What's Wrong With You Devs !!
by Abdulaziz Albadwawi on 2016/12/25 03:47
Why making all these UPDATES for nothing .. keep your time to improve the "SYNC" and "Upload from PHOTO" futures instead make this UNKNOWN updates $hits !!
Does what it says it's going to do
by jack054 on 2016/12/24 19:57
It syncs my files across all my devices with no major problems. It even has the option to save files to Dropbox directly from the share menu. I'm happy.
Awful
by NikaShelby66 on 2016/12/24 06:18
I can't sync this application with my computer and phone. So, this app is absolutely useless for me
Features
by P.A.C DA GOD on 2016/12/23 23:47
Bring more features to this app
ARE. YOU. SERIOUS?
by The Blonde Cookie on 2016/12/22 15:24
Sheesh, why do I bother wasting space on my iPhone with this app? As an IOS (ONLY) user, I feel like a member of the forgotten. In case y'all aren't aware, there are a significant number of IOS users out there. I can appreciate that you are "playing to the crowd," but seriously? I've been looking around at other apps. And if you are too lazy to even bother spelling out WHAT the latest update DOES (bullet points would suffice), or how it improves the app, I guess I'm adopting your attitude - "WHY BOTHER?" If you're not going to tell me how it helps me, I'm not going to waste my time (or space). I've noticed there are a BUNCH of apps out there that put out useless updates - I don't give a RIP how "pretty" the freakin' app is, HOW IS THE FUNCTIONALITY? I also don't care about improving the "social aspects" of an app. There's waaaaay too much OVERsharing as it is. Folks don't seem to get it: you put ~every~ aspect of your life out there on the 'Net, there's a multitude of nasty vultures out there waiting to take advantage of any vulnerability that is offered. I, for one, don't plan on making it easy for them. This doesn't seem (to me) to be asking too much - for a brief description of what the update does. I notice I'm not alone in this thought, either. How 'bout it?
Link shorten
by Leng@ on 2016/12/22 06:39
The old version can share file and generate shorter link when I want to send the file via phone message. It's really useful for me, I can go to anywhere to print my document just with the link. But now it doesn't exist anymore. This app almost become useless for me.
You guys have an obligation to the OTHER APPS that USE Dropbox ONLY
by Thirdnail on 2016/12/22 06:05
You guys have an obligation to the OTHER APPS that USE Dropbox ONLY as the a cloud storage and backup (i.e. the Synthesizer app I am using) to FIX THIS ISSUE!!!! There are many apps that have the DROPBOX function and NO OTHER CAPABILITY to save to the cloud, I think you should be held responsible and PAY for the app that becomes useless because you do not want to take the time to update.
List the changes in the update.
by Kfraz06 on 2016/12/22 04:14
That's pretty simple to do, instead of sending somebody to a website which is cumbersome and inconvenient. Make it easy for us to say yes to the update!
Love!
by SheenJjj on 2016/12/21 03:29
Love it!
Crashing
by DrQuest62 on 2016/12/21 00:30
App keeps crashing. I've deleted/reinstalled but still crashes. What is going on? I pay $9.99 a month for extra storage. Used to be a great app. Now it's becoming useless.
Fantastic app!
by jblarkins on 2016/12/19 20:25
This is the greatest app! I use it to share reports, pictures, letters! Everything! It's easy and so helpful. I don't know what I would do without Dropbox!
So important to use this App
by Obernigi on 2016/12/19 17:45
It is amazing what you can achieve with this application Saving stuff on your desktop to drop box and instantly accessing it on your phone , making it available offline just great!!!
Errors
by M224666432 on 2016/12/19 15:05
Video files no longer play. Get the unable to preview error. Same files worked fine last week before the update.
Works great for me
by M@tt M on 2016/12/19 13:19
It has a slightly different layout than desktop web version, but I've been using this app for years, and I love it. Very useful if you use Dropbox.
Useful!
by Honest, Thought Reviewer! on 2016/12/19 02:06
This app is awesome. It allows me to share files and other things with family and friends. Thank you Dropbox!
Worst customer service EVER
by Planrman on 2016/12/18 23:10
Dropbox app won't update on our computers. So our computers in our 2-person office aren't in synch. Contacting Dropbox (only via email) and we get one response per day. No help whatsoever. Looking for a new solution for collaborative working.
😡😡😡😡😡😡
by Johnston298 on 2016/12/18 14:37
I just hade you 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
DISAPPOINTED, FRAUD, Bad service 👎🏻
by Marimarnohe on 2016/12/18 06:16
Unfortunately I do not have my backup in droxbox (carriusel ) because I can not open carrousel .... and the worst thing is that I was paying $ 9.99 a month for nothing ... you guys are a fraud ... I am very disappointed!
How could you screw up a simple file move so badly?
by Stevenpete on 2016/12/18 04:42
My pics upload. Then I sort my pics. Once, it was just that easy. Now some idiot makes you first choose a short list of file locations, none of which are the location you need since those files have already been moved. What was once simple and fast has now become ridiculously tedious and inefficient. Once again, you need to fire that idiot executive that keeps imposing these pathetic changes on what was once a great app.
Took up 16 GB on iPhone
by DiosTeBendiga2 on 2016/12/18 04:15
iPhone filled because Dropbox took up 16 GB, even though I had no offline files. Dropbox solution is to delete and reinstall the app. Not impressive.
Verification email never sent
by 'Effdup on 2016/12/18 00:25
Can't use because verification that Dropbox demands never arrives. Of course there is no tech support available to help solve the problem. No, the email is not in junk or spam..
Awesome
by Ushsugs on 2016/12/17 21:15
Life saver no... photo saver😂👍🏼👍🏼
BS
by John Taxpayer on 2016/12/17 17:38
Please log into my website to see why Dropbox only gets one star.
Absolutely useless
by John1232015 on 2016/12/17 11:24
This app is absolutely useless. It wiil not sychronise folders to your iOS device, it merely copies them. So you only have out of date files on your device, and any changes you make locally are lost. I cannot imagine why Dropbox do not fix this. It has been a major problem for two years now and they have done nothing to fix it in spite of tons of complaints from customers. Since Dropbox is not listening to its customers any more, it may be time to look for another cloud service vendor. This problem is driving me crazy trying to find a workaround. I have to use Documents by Readdle to synch my Dropbox folders but it is a lot of work. Bad job Dropbox.
Total garbage
by Josh Nyce on 2016/12/17 06:41
iOS app is awful but Dropbox service is the real problem. It has deleted my entire library multiple times. Such stupidly written code. Probably barely works with only one computer but the idea is to sync multiple computers and it is a total failure.
No description !!!
by orkwood T Watt on 2016/12/17 05:04
Come on Dropbox. I've been using you for a few years. Why not list the changes in the app info so people have the choice whether to update or not? There are certainly enough complaints about it for you to action. Very sloppy and unprofessional approach.
Lost 9 MB After Update! 😡
by funrunner1 on 2016/12/17 03:59
Lost 9 MB After Update! 😡 I only want bug fixes and more storage space please.
Slow. Too Many Steps.
by oasisboston on 2016/12/16 20:53
Uploading pics has become so slow with latest update. Ridiculous. Also added an unnecessary extra step to upload to a specific folder. Please fix this Dropbox.
Destroyed a great feature
by ReluctantiPhone on 2016/12/16 18:37
Dropbox really managed muck what was a great feature. The last time I did my expenses I used the scan document feature flawlessly. It was fantastic. However, they updated their app since then and now it is HORRIBLY slow to convert the pics to PDF if it even does it at all. There is a 50% chance of it crashing every time. I'm using the same phone as before, when it worked, which has no issues with any other apps.
Won't update
by Tjd330787 on 2016/12/16 12:55
Ever since the latest release I can't update this app. It gets about 2/3 finished then gives me an error. It also takes FOREVER to back up my phone pictures which is the only reason why I have it... it used to back up the pictures automatically but now I have to manually do it. Every update this app seems to get worse! (Although maybe this release is better... wish I could say... just got another error).
Start looking for other cloud service
by Pgswin on 2016/12/16 11:57
Once a leader, they are getting lazy and sloppy. I agree with many of the negative comments in recent reviews. The scan document function crashes my iPhone. I am a paying customer with Dropbox but expect to migrate to a different choice before my next annual renewal. Why not join me?
New version unstable on iPad
by AvidReader127 on 2016/12/16 05:53
The new version is incompatible with the current iOS on the iPad and disables the entire tablet.
Good app that missed great
by Tbruinsma36 on 2016/12/16 03:22
New updates keep shuffling features! They need to decide if it is a photo app or a file app! Right now it does both with marginal success! With the loss of carousel I would have expected those features to come back to the main app... Time to find another solution!! Ugh
Seriously?!
by hcabarcas on 2016/12/16 03:00
What changed?! I'll keep leaving 1 stars until they provide release notes. Have pretty much lost respect for this company. --- Update: What's new? Oh yea, let's have our users jump through the hoops. FAIL FAIL FAIL. --- The app is underwhelming. It feels like Dropbox is just taking its users for granted. Changelog is on a web page?! Is this an early April Fools joke?
Release notes like EVERY OTHER APP
by tmoneynyc on 2016/12/15 20:30
Instead of a stinking link we have to copy and paste into a browser, take a cue from the 500,000,000,000 other apps on the App Store who (wait for it, novel idea) actually list the changes along with the update! Try it! You'll like it and so will your paying customers!
Great app no issues
by techrecruit on 2016/12/15 14:07
Have had any problems and does what it's supposed to do
Dropbox for iPhone: A Good Start
by David Vasquez on 2009/09/29 22:57
After using this app for a brief time, I have found myself wanting to go back to the web interface - and for only one main reason. Photo thumbnails. There don't seem to be any! Unfortunately for me, someone who takes a large number of photos and stores them in his dropbox, this poses a problem which the web interface doesn't have. The ability to view image thumbnails seems like a no-brainer to me. I'm really disappointed that this functionality appears to be missing. The app itself works fine, it does what it says, and I LOVE the ability to send off my photos and videos from anywhere to my computers at home. Major bonus points for that one Dropbox! However, for browsing files, I think I'll be sticking with the web app - at least until photo thumbnails are integrated. It makes it difficult to browse for the photos I'm looking for without them. In addition, it seems a lot of basic functionality of managing files within your dropbox are missing. After reading over their "to do" list, it seems like these things are planned for future revisions - no mention of photo thumbnails, though! Overall, A good start to an app that holds a lot of promise. Unfortunately I can't rate it 5 stars until I can happily delete the shortcut to the web interface from my home screen. If I have to use both, it isn't fulfilling all the needs it should be. It has a lot of room to grow, but the initial release is well worth picking up.
Incredible app!
by madisono on 2016/12/07 21:23
With the world of cloud storage options being so large and growing every day, Dropbox is the standard by which to measure other apps, and I say just apps because it is a standout not only in cloud storage but as an app in general. That being said, my one negative thing to say is that I think the price for a solo user is too high. When I can get 50 GB of iCloud storage for 99 cents a month, and my Adobe Creative Cloud just flat out over triples my cloud storage for free when I called to see about paying for more storage all because I'm a good customer on a regular payment plan. It leaves me in the unfortunate world of a free account Dropbox customer, and I find that depressing because it limits my use of Dropbox and means I'm not financially contributing to what I consider one of the best and most useful apps on the market. If I could offer a suggestion, I feel stupid for assuming I could actually have advice to offer such a forward thinking brand, I would suggest Dropbox look into lower priced plans. Maybe these plans offer limited capabilities or space (For my use a 50GB storage option would be ideal) but another $10 a month auto payment is just too much. Maybe we could pick and choose which features or capabilities we want our Dropbox to have and pay accordingly. Just food for thought for a thoughtful company from a non paying user who wants to be a paying user.
Safest online storage for my writing - w/ Elements it works perfect for me
by ...S.B on 2013/04/19 01:03
It seems that Dropbox is the only online storage server whose user agreement states that Dropbox employees are forbidden from looking at your content, i.e. what's inside your documents, pix, &tc. By contrast, the Google user agreement states they can look through your stuff, use it however they want - that you agree it's cool with you so long as they don't claim ownership. Apple user agreements for online storage have always been vague legalese, so you don't know what they'll do. For my money, that means I'll store in Dropbox & nowhere else until I learn that Apple or Google respects the private sanctity of my stuff a lot more than they do now. As far as using the app, I've a big-screen iMac, an iPhone 5 & an iPad mini. I use a separate linked app, Elements, to write notes & documents into Dropbox on the fly. Some time ago, there were some glitches accessing everything equally on all 3 devices, but the Dropbox & Element developers seem to have cleared all that up. Lately anything I've ever written into Dropbox by way of Elements has been immediately accessible on all 3 devices, so for me it works perfectly. I guess this is kind of a review for Elements also, which I should go & write a review there too. Beyond that, I've shared photos & mp3s easily many times. No complaints.
Dropped In Just In Time
by dj22091 on 2009/10/03 19:16
I ended up downloading this because of the hype. I read from a few places that this new Dropbox app was something to have, and sure enough it is. I've been using Air Sharing for the longest time, mainly because of my school work. When I had a Powerpoint or Word Document to read I'd end up putting it in a folder to view later on the go. The only problem was connecting it to my iMac. There were a lot of different ways to connect Air Sharing to my computer, and while some did work, the majority did not. Dropbox, however, is a different story. I was skeptical at first, but after a few minutes I found that it is really easy to sync Powerpoints and the like to my phone. Just had to install the Dropbox application on my iPhone and my iMac and I was good to go. Now viewing these files over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection had me worried, considering that I may have to wait quite a while to view a Powerpoint at last notice. My worries faded when I saw that you were able to actually downlaod a file to your phone just by adding it as a favorite. It seems everything I had a question for was answered! Truly an awesome app that I will be getting much use out of.
LOVED Carousel...
by marsanchez02 on 2016/04/05 22:05
Carousel was the best app to happen to my phone. When they took it off, I was SUPER disappointed. I never liked using Dropbox itself bc of the terrible layout. Carousel helped delete photos off my phone to open up storage and now I'm scared to delete pictures off my phone because I'm not really sure it's gonna stay on Dropbox. Carousel had a beautiful layout where I could easily find any picture I wanted and it had flashbacks which were always cute to look at what you did the year before. I'm so used to pressing and holding to select multiple pictures. It was super easy to use and I loved it to the moon and back. Dropbox, however, I don't like and I'm not used to. The layout is bad and makes me feel claustrophobic. I never used this app when I had Carousel. NEVER. Dropbox doesn't remove photos from my phone that are safely stored, so yes I'm scared to manually delete them myself. I just don't like using it at all... Carousel was my life when I had it and my favorite app to use. Why did y'all have to shut it down?? If you want to keep your customers, PLEASE put back the Carousel features!! Very sad member. :( Pros- useful to access photos from any computer or device. Cons- basically what I wrote as a mini rant novel :(
ARE. YOU. SERIOUS?
by The Blonde Cookie on 2016/12/22 15:24
Sheesh, why do I bother wasting space on my iPhone with this app? As an IOS (ONLY) user, I feel like a member of the forgotten. In case y'all aren't aware, there are a significant number of IOS users out there. I can appreciate that you are "playing to the crowd," but seriously? I've been looking around at other apps. And if you are too lazy to even bother spelling out WHAT the latest update DOES (bullet points would suffice), or how it improves the app, I guess I'm adopting your attitude - "WHY BOTHER?" If you're not going to tell me how it helps me, I'm not going to waste my time (or space). I've noticed there are a BUNCH of apps out there that put out useless updates - I don't give a RIP how "pretty" the freakin' app is, HOW IS THE FUNCTIONALITY? I also don't care about improving the "social aspects" of an app. There's waaaaay too much OVERsharing as it is. Folks don't seem to get it: you put ~every~ aspect of your life out there on the 'Net, there's a multitude of nasty vultures out there waiting to take advantage of any vulnerability that is offered. I, for one, don't plan on making it easy for them. This doesn't seem (to me) to be asking too much - for a brief description of what the update does. I notice I'm not alone in this thought, either. How 'bout it?
Business users get the shaft
by Jayrodathome on 2014/09/10 22:46
I'm beyond frustrated with dropbox per their current model. Prior to a recent change in their service I had 30+ business accounts on a dropbox team. Storage wasn't an issue. They to date have given us 32tb of space to use between my employees. One of the most anticipated features was the camera upload. My company has many field employees who take pictures of work in the field. This feature would automatically add the photos from camera roll to their dropbox account for easy sharing and would send the pictures directly to their laptop on the camera upload feature. Now Dropbox requires you to have a second account (personal account) attached to the app in order to use this feature. None of the employees in my company have use for Dropbox outside of work. Now we are forced to pay for more additional storage through iCloud In order to store and share photos. Along with retraining everyone on how to use another system. I'm currently researching an alternative to Dropbox that is more business friendly. My requests to Dropbox support left them unable to work with me on the matter. Going to give them one more chance.
Not a Fan of Newest Update
by Fairfax14 on 2016/05/27 17:55
I depend on Dropbox everyday to get my work done and in general it does a fantastic job. However, this newest update makes sharing and saving files a massive hassle. In all past versions, you used to be able to just tap "Share Link" and a link would be automatically generated. Now you have to jump through the hoops of a dialogue box just to create something so simple. Please Dropbox—get rid of this annoyance and make it easy, like it is on the Mac and like it used to be! Also - it's really hard to figure out how to just download a photo to your phone now. You click the download button with the phone icon, but it doesn't show up in your "photos." Instead, I have to click on the random [...] button, then click SHARE VIA..., then click SAVE IMAGE. Again, too many hoops! Why don't you just bring back the share button—like every other app on iOS? Why is it hidden behind that inane and meaningless [...] button? There's plenty of space. I think the Dropbox team is trying to add features and that's great—but don't get in the way of usability and discoverability. Please! Make things simple again.
Newer and simpler
by iPBJ89 on 2012/12/16 04:35
This update is only making Dropbox even better. The simple redesign is fluid, the app loads faster, you can now submit file directly into any folder instead of going to the upload section to do so, create folders directly now and menu GUI is cleaner. I don't get the argument about the style change. I for one don't care about style or graphics as long as it looks fine enough. I don't pay to use apps or play games just because to look pretty with the graphical bandwagon. Its about the functionality and convenience and the new Dropbox update ensures that. The only few things missing is the sharing via other Dropbox accounts, "open in" integration, multiple file saves into the iPad memory, background/multitasking, renaming folders/files, more file type support like GIF and file sorting feature with multiple sorting options such as dates, file types, and names altogether. 4/5 stars so far for the improvement but still has room to grow with some missing crucial and basic features needed.
update is exactly what I asked for
by Ben HT on 2010/03/01 23:17
I downloaded Dropbox the first day it came out, but I noticed that it lacked some crucial features so I sent them an email with feedback. The previous version did not have the user controls while viewing a document in landscape mode so I had to switch back to portrait just to quit out of the document. There was also no fast scrolling. This version has all of that and I am glad that they actually listened to our feedback. They also added recall last-viewed document at start up, which I never thought of, and it is great because I sometimes go to Notes to write something down and then go back to the document to continue reading. I was previously torn between using Dropbox and AirSharing, but since I sync fewer than 2GB of data and I do not use most of the advanced features of AirSharing, I'm now consistently using Dropbox. Dropbox syncs so much easier and I already have it on all my computers. And of course it is FREE.
Very useful for every type of user
by billc2455 on 2012/06/17 22:47
One of the first apps I have ever taken the time to write a review for...This app is incredible in its simplicity and usefulness. I have worked in IT for over 10 years and use it on all of my computers and mobile devices to share media, documents, and any other type of file almost immediately. I've recommended it to family and friends on several occasions and it has always been received positively, even from people that are not very IT savvy. I see several reviews about recent issues with the password protection feature, but since this is not a feature that I use (nor should most users ever require this functionality), I have continued to use this app for quite some time with zero problems. Setup is a breeze and from there it is simply drag and drop. The interface is extremely intuitive and easy to use for even the most novice user. Even more amazing is that it's completely free!
The app is UNUSABLE now!
by DPdesh92 on 2014/10/25 22:53
This app used to be 4-5 stars, but now it's a 1-star app until this issue gets fixed. The issue is that when I open the app, I get a pop-up window that says "Sign in to iTunes to enable push notifications." I have already signed in, so I click 'Ok,' which closes the pop-up, but it comes back with the same message after a second. It does this even when I hit 'Cancel.' The pop-up ends up blocking any other iPad functions other than the volume control or lock button. The only way to get back to home screen is to hit 'OK' or 'Cancel' and then hit the home button just in time before the pop-up returns. This makes the app completely unusable. I have been using the Dropbox in conjunction with a note-taking app for around 2 years now without a hitch for grad school. Now with this issue, I will need to move all my files to google drive and delete my Dropbox subscription. I'd have to do this in future anyways, I guess since dropbox gives me only ~6 GB right now, whereas I can get 30 GB on Google drive, which makes more sense for the long term. However, I liked the dropbox app UI better than that of Google Drive. Frustrating and unfortunate!
And still it doesn't work
by Bfrank4fr on 2012/04/26 15:21
Despite "Tech Support" giving me the same instructions over and over (why would it work the 5th time if not the first) I have to manually transfer files from laptop to iphone. Even if it's my fault or a problem with my phone or settings, surely the brilliant people at Dropbox could solve it in a different way...what's that saying the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results? I'm looking for a reco for a different app/program - even though I paid for the upgraded extra space - if I can't fill it up automatically - it's worth NOTHING to me! Shame on you Dropbox. Also there is no way to contact them - they just keep offering FAQs - you got too big too quickly and forgot customer service. Initially this was great - even with a glitch I got fast feedback and got that fixed. But now it will not sync so even when I try to manually set that up it doesn't. I don't know what the problem is - but David Pogue should re-evaluate this. Something is not right here. And tech support is not responding either. Oh well, perhaps their competitors will take this concept and improve upon it.
Terrible experience and awful customer service
by Jw8376384748 on 2016/12/09 12:27
What an absolutely terrible program an app! I purchase dropbox pro two months ago to upload my iPhone photos onto dropbox so that I could then transfer them to my computer. I have had only problems from the beginning. My photos would upload extremely slow and get stuck in stop uploading at all. I contacted customer service after a month and it has since been six weeks of back-and-forth emails with them and nothing is working still. They don't have phone customer service and will only email with you and the email every few days so it is an extremely drawn out frustrating process. None of their tips have helped and so I finally asked for a refund which they have refused. They actually refused a refund for a nonworking service where none of their tips are helping it to work properly. I asked repeatedly to speak with a manager and they said I couldn't do that. What business model runs this way?? A very unprofessional one!What an atrocity! I've never heard of anything like that before. I would never ever recommend anyone purchased dropbox pro or use the app. Terrible experience.
Best free app in the App Store
by Tiger0812 on 2010/06/02 21:24
This is one of the very few apps that actually worked from the time I installed it on my computer and iPad and iPhone and iPod. The iPad and iPhone versions integrates with each other from installatin. And when you change the files & folders in the Dropbox they sync with your other devices. It alos integrates with Air Sharing, PDF Reader Pro, Goodreader, Documentt Downloader, Notebooks, Print Bureau and DocsToGo among other business & productivy apps as well as a stand-along by itself. DocsToGo is the easiest and best file & folder transfer/sync app in the App Store. I have tried many other apps similar, but then discovered that the DocsToGo that I already owned was the best and easiest to use. You can also put files and folders from DocsToGo in a Dropbox folder. You can transfer files from Dropbox on the iPad/iPhone into the apps listed above. Everyone who transfers or syncs files between computers and Apple devices should have this app.
Fabulous App-just wish the audio player worked better
by roaming_abroad on 2015/10/07 09:05
This is a great App and a great company. Extremely easy to use and a most valuable way to a) collaborate, and b) keep critical files in a safe place. BUT how I wish DropBox would make the audio player work. We're collaborating on sharing audio files and we can't get the file to load onto the device to be available "offline." The App does not provide any feedback on whether the file is downloading. Say you're at 15 minutes into the audio and a) go back to say 7:00, everything ahead that was downloaded is instantly lost and it starts over again, and b) there's no precise way to move back to a specific part of the recording. The controls are too small, too imprecise. That's just. Wish list for an otherwise very very usual App. The website is actually much better developed when it comes to audio files--really wish the App could catch up.
Forget you Dropbox
by iPadReady on 2014/01/26 17:52
Yeah another one of these clown companies that forgot how many first edition iPads were sold, millions and yet now you see there is an updated but only for 7.0 iso iPads. First this behavior is one reason I will never but another iDevice, too short of life span, too, too, quick of hardware changes which the app writers are not willing to keep up. $850 for an iPad? Think again, not worth more than $150 no matter what the version based on the short life span of app updates.. This devices live off apps, no apps updates, you have a useless device. As for this app? Well if you like reinstalling, the older version of course, over and over, go for it. It seems to stop seeing the updates/changes to the network storage over time. I have given up trying to tell Dropbox to sort it, that triggers it to misbehave. It is like DropBox has a local index of what is stored, that is all it sees,the only way to get it to sync with the network storage is to delete the app and reinstall, over and over and over, until you get the idea and deleted it with no restore, telling DropBox to "Forget You" Gee, you start to depend on these apps then this crap.
Must for Dropbox Users
by Kevlar1 on 2014/03/18 02:05
There are several cloud options, and all have their own good and bad points, so it isn't worth recommending one cloud option over the others in this space. However, if you are a dropbox user, there is no reason why you shouldn't download this app. Other apps that use dropbox as cloud options relay to this app to allow their apps to be connected to dropbox, so you don't have to leave dropbox account name and password to each app. You feel more secure this way. Since iPad and iPhone don't have file systems, dropbox app more or less work as file manager for the system, making this app an essential for many users. However, there is one gripe that I always have over several years of using dropbox app. It doesn't allow me to rename files. You can delete, move files to another folder, etc., etc., but you can't rename files. When this app finally gets that functionality, it will definitely earn 5 stars from me.
Perfect for Group Projects
by Skinica on 2010/02/12 16:59
Dropbox has been useful for just coordinating my files when working either on my laptop, school, or fiancee's computer. But it has a godsend for a project I'm working on with a partner. We're serving as legal counsel to a nonprofit organizations, doing several discrete projects and creating pamphlets, educational devices, candidate fact sheets, candidate questionnaires, etc. Dropbox (a) lets me see old versions if there's ever a mistake, (b) let's me instantly see any updates that my partner makes, (c) allows me to see if anything has been changed via my iphone. Compared to MobileMe's iDisk, this thing takes the cake (assuming you don't need anything more than 2-3gb, which is plenty for sharing documents). I can have active syncing over multiple computers, intuitively share files, and email a link to the file directly on my iphone or computer. And I can do it all for free. 10 stars out of 10 stars.
Great app!
by Big Bease on 2012/12/15 09:09
I use it all the time! While reading other's reviews, I can't help but notice how petty some of the complains are that would cause one to give this app such a bad rating! This is a great app! Does everything you can really ask of it as far as functionality goes. Yes it could probably be cleaned up a little with an upgrade to the user interface, but really? Your going to complain about 2 free GB of storage that can share files with your computer because it has flaws in its presentation? It's a class interface that doesn't look like someone created the program during a drunken all night programming session, most people shouldn't be worried with what color they chose to make their background. Easy to use and very helpful when sending files. Doesn't bog down my phone when sending e-mails with drop box attachments. Sends like a regular e-mail. I highly recommend...and it's free, quit complaining...
It’s Alright
by Firey432 on 2015/02/28 02:27
Don’t get me wrong.. I like this app and 9/10 times, it works flawlessly. My only issue is the way that photos and files are organized makes it very difficult to browse anything. For example, if I added a file to a folder with 100 other images, viewing under “Files” is a long list. If I view under “Photos”, some newly uploading pictures that probably weren’t created “recently” drop to months ago which makes looking for them very difficult. Also, their free space has been quite generous to me. Although this doesn’t affect my rating, it annoys me how Dropbox offers 1TB for $10 a month or their pro services. Sorry, but as a consumer, I’m just more tempted to try Google Drive or OneDrive as they offer 100GB for $2. Since I currently use only 40GB, I see no reason to pay so much for space, especially when using a 128GB SSD MacBook, therefore I can’t even store that much on a normal basis. I was a huge fan of Dropbox, as everything with it works flawlessly, but the pricing option is just really poor.
Extremely positive--love this app
by zappabeefheartfan on 2010/09/27 16:01
I am just delighted with Dropbox and with this app. I use dropbox constantly for my work, almost exclusively to work on word files. Havn't yet used it for larger files, like photos or music, but that should work too. So far, its perfect. I've created several folders to share with colleagues and with family and its just great to have the access. I made one for my son, for example, so he could save his homework in a file where he could always access it (at school for example when he forgets to bring it!) and where I can look at it, even when I am traveling (using the iphone app)!!. I find the dropbox iphone app works very well with on-phone text editing programs, like quickoffice. Quickoffice costs $10 but dropbox is free as long as you only use 2 GB. Thats not a lot or a huge amount, depending on what you need to do. For me 2GB is just fine, and I am loving this app.
There's a huge Problem...Live Photos
by Nanananana53737 on 2016/01/30 21:28
I love Dropbox so much! It is truly my daily file storage driver for keeping all of my files, folders, and images in there! But....I am hesitating to store my photos in there, actually, simple because of the lack of Live Photos support. Guys, it doesn't make sense to me that the second iOS 9 came out, you jumped out of your way to implement new features such as Spotlight search, 3D Touch, etc. but failed to implement one of the most precious features which is the support for Live Photos. Because of the lack of its availability, I am keeping my Live Photos originals onto my phone just in case I want to jump ships (which I really don't want to do)! Without the implementation of Live Photos support, your app is deadly mediocre despite the fact of how much you publicize your photo and video upload! Please please please...Implement this in the NEAR, NEAR future & if I don't see it by then, I am afraid that I will have to find an alternative. Thanks for everything you do & am waiting for a response! :)
Life Saver
by Non ya business! on 2014/05/30 17:01
Dropbox is one of the most important apps I own. A week before my phone was stolen, I had gotten this app and uploaded my entire camera roll and was able to get all of my photos back. It's also useful to save storage on my phone because I can just upload my photos and then delete them from my camera roll, but still be able to view them in the app. But I only have 2 problems with it: 1.) I would like there to be an edit option so I can crop my photos, because it's really annoying when I crop a photo on my phone and then when I upload it, it uncrops it. 2.) I don't like the fact that the app has to be open in order to upload the photos on my camera roll. It takes a really long time and I don't want to have to wait for it to finish, and I don't want to leave it open in case my phone becomes over heated from being open to long. Overall this is a great thing to have and I highly recommend getting it.
The Best!
by noalarms on 2015/09/26 17:39
You know what's nice about this app? I never think about it. I've been using Dropbox since it was available to the public and I don't think I've ever had a single problem with it. It's there when I need it and working in the background when I don't. For all the people complaining about the cost and only having a few gigs of free storage, please calm down. This company should get paid for what they do. Do you work for free? I don't think so. The free level of Dropbox is to show you how it works so you can try it before you buy it. I tried it for a few years until I needed more space and then I started paying. You can go get better pricing or free options from other companies but from my experience they're not as good. Plus, you have to ask yourself how some of these other companies can give so much free space away. What are they getting in return from you?
Totally Fails iPhone and Zero Support
by JungleNut on 2017/01/15 21:20
I've been a paying customer for years and every time I have an issue it takes longer and longer for support to respond to my help tickets. This time they have totally failed to respond as promised. I cannot upload simple videos from my iPhone anymore and after a week of waiting for what they said would be a "48 to 72 hour wait for paying customers" I have given up. My particular issue is NOT covered in the FAQ nor in the Forums. I will find a better cloud storage that actually cares about their paying customers enough to provide support. Btw, I have submitted two help tickets, one a week ago and one 72 hrs ago with no reply whatsoever. Each time I get a auto generated response saying for paying customers will receive a response within 48 to 72 hours. Don't waste your time with Dropbox. They have out grown their own capacity both in support and in ability to provide reliable service. Also why would a developer release an update without disclosing what "improvements" I'm downloading? So far the app just gets more unreliable with each update in my experience.
How to fix crashing in 1.5
by h_nodder on 2012/06/15 01:15
I wanted the new capability of moving/deleting multiple files at once with version 1.5, so I upgraded from the previous version on my 4th generation iPod Touch running iOS 5.1.1. Like other reviewers, I found that 1.5 crashed after I entered my passcode. I deleted the app and reinstalled it (this has apparently fixed other apps' upgrade problems), logged into it again and set the Passcode Lock, and it works fine now (Your Mileage May Vary). The only thing I lost is the "favorited" (starred) status of selected files; I needed to favorite them again so they would be stored locally on my device. This delete and reinstall actually helped me clean out some favorites which I really wasn't using, so it freed up a little more space on my iPod. I mostly use Dropbox to read PDF files -- it's actually more convenient than some other free, dedicated PDF reader apps.
Read this
by everette23 on 2016/07/18 20:37
Dropbox is the only good cloud file service, I'm convinced of this. I've used it for years, and despite the company's troubles it's remained the most solid. I've tried iCloud Drive, OneDrive, Google Drive (which ranks a close 2nd for me), and I also use Creative Cloud as a designer and design student. Dropbox is the only app that integrates deeply with Office documents, PDFs, and it handles Adobe files perfectly acceptably. It's the only cloud file service that lets you edit files directly on mobile devices, whereas other cloud services make copies for you to edit. Then you have to delete the old file, move the edited one to the proper place, etc. etc. It's probably the only service that I *happily* pay for to support the team who makes it. Yes, it has its difficulties but they are amount to far less than other cloud services. Hope my good review offsets the bad, Dropbox is the best.
The best, the very best
by Sonichedgehogback on 2010/07/21 00:59
This is one of my 2 most used apps on the iPhone and iPad. You say it's simple, an everyday idea right...? Wrong. The extent of integration, seamlessness and performance of drop box is stunning. My wife and I use this app to exchange files on a regular basic. Eg she just scanned a doc on her widows box and put it in drop box, then i picked it up on my iPad. I just needed a pic transferred from my iPhone to my desktop and I was going to use it again, but got taken over by a bout of gratitude and decided to write a quick review. Despite my extensive use of db i am not a paying customer. I don't need the extra space - still o would be happy to pay... Hint to the company - give me a reason, any simple reason and my credit card will come peeling out. Example - fine grained sharing - let me create users and selectively give them access to files... I think that would be a real killer app.
Ok product with lousy support
by P9thon 4rms on 2014/12/10 22:20
This was my main cloud service for a couple of years. Recently I added Google Drive for improved file sharing and increased memory--Google offers a lot more for less, so I can store my media there as well as documents. The other day I fired up my old laptop, and apparently DropBox took that as a signal to delete any files and folders that were added since the last time that laptop was used--about 2012. While I still technically have all of my files--DB caches them in Windows--all of the organization is gone, so I have about two thousand business files organized alphabetically. Their help articles didn't offer any solution that worked, and I spent a couple of hours Googling for a solution without success. Supposedly DB can fix this by rolling your folders back to a previous date, but as of today it's been ten days and while they did respond to my initial request with an email, they have not performed the rollback and have ignored my three followup requests. I'm in real estate and my entire business is in those files, so my life is a mess right now.
New to the 'cloud'
by Bomkweesha on 2011/05/28 04:45
As my title says, I'm still learning the ropes as far as navigating storing information in the cloud. I've heard nothing but the highest praise of Dropbox from several of the blogs out there and I decided to give it a try. I am now a total believer! I love the fact that I can save things to Dropbox and always have access to them, for quick reference! For me it also cuts down on the need to carry one more thing around! If I need to look at a document I can easily pull it up on my iPad and look it over. Probably the only thing stopping this from being a perfect app for me is the fact that (at least from iOS devices) you cannot edit text from the app. I have several pieces of writing stored and I would love to be able to change a sentence or add another paragraph from the app versus having to open Pages or another word processing app that you can't save back into. Otherwise, this app is amazing!!
Horrible naming scheme for photos
by Jason Jones 3 on 2015/02/18 08:50
I use Dropbox a lot from my desktop and would use more from my phone but the app offers no options for Tate naming of photos you upload. I want to keep the same name as used by the phone. No messing with any of the meta/exif data either. If there are name conflicts then let me decide how to resolve and offer choices like windows. Currently the app names photos with the month and day and time. Two years of data will sort together alphabetically. Very lame. The carousel app is better for naming but still does not offer a choice. If you don't upload all you photos with dropboxes apps, you'll have duplicates around with the iOS name and the Dropbox name. Very very annoying. Google drive doesn't do this. The other file manager apps for iOS keep the iOS filename and don't tweak the meta data either. If they didn't exist, I'd cancel my Dropbox subscription altogether. The new integration into iOS 8 is very cool. If they just fixed the naming scheme, it would be a perfect solution. Now I avoid it for mobile use.
Better than Google Docs
by bfcoats2 on 2010/08/23 21:27
I rarely write a 5/5 star review, but this app has earned it. Dropbox is easier to use (iPhone and computer versions), supports more file formats, and comes with twice the free storage than Google Docs. This app is great to use as part of my flight training business, especially with the favorites being available when you are not connected to the Internet (i.e. airplane mode). It also works on operating systems as old as Windows '98se (I haven't tried any older OSs) or as new as Windows 7. Highly recommended, this app is a "must have" for any businessman, teacher, or anyone else with an iPhone trying to avoid carrying their laptop around with them everywhere they go. I keep my flight and ground lesson plans in my dropbox so that I can access them from my iPhone, even in the cockpit or on the tarmac -- anywhere on (or above) planet Earth!
Dropbox good. Pro needs heads up re: losing Carousel
by ShaneStreet on 2015/11/05 04:40
The Dropbox software has been great, but please cancel my Dropbox Business trial ASAP and re-enable my Carousel capability. Losing Carousel is a deal breaker, as it has been the most essential value to my small business. If not for this, I would give Dropbox 4-5 stars. I started the trial to expand into accessing more of my non-picture/video files, but was surprised to lose the ability to share with & present picture files with clients as planned just before I needed to do so after starting the trial business upgrade. I am not interested in paying for two accounts. Please let me know when it is possible to automatically back up my camera roll via a business account and manage albums conveniently from there in a manner similar or better than Carousel. Side note only - for what it is worth: I like having Carousel as a backup and means to share picture and video files. The only reason that I do not use Carousel more (more than when I just cannot burn up the memory for certain project albums on the mobile device) is because I cannot modify the pictures in Carousel. Also, pictures edited on my mobile device's camera roll software do not get uploaded automatically to DropBox. That includes, at a minimum, the ability to rotate pictures. The ability to crop and improve photo quality details would be the icing on the cake.
Great Addition to an already Terrific Service
by ericschwartz on 2009/09/29 21:42
I am a fairly new Dropbox user and am using their free version that offers me 2GB of space. Dropbox has been great syncing my some of my files on my work PC and my home MAC. Having the ability to now access my files anywhere in the world is awesome! I going to re-evaluate how I use Dropbx because I will now have access to my files anywhere. Just as described, the App is easy to use. As soon as I logged into the App using the same user name and password as my Dropbox account, a new iPhone introduction pdf snyced to my computer. That was fast! I like the ability of emailing out a link to any of my files in case I need that option. For a future version, I would like to see a search function that can look through all of my folders to speed of the process even more.
Great
by skartreuse on 2013/12/09 00:10
Great design and all-around service. I've been using Dropbox for years for school work and it's saved me plenty of times when I forgot to pick up my papers from my printer. I really wish you could improve the music player though. I was running out of space on my iPad so I had to delete all my music. I was hoping to use Dropbox or an app that plays music off of Dropbox but none of those work. The music player right now isn't best. It doesn't have loop, loop one, shuffle, etc. It also takes a lot of time to load each song before they actually play. If you do consider improving the player, also think about how some people organize their music in a folder called Music and sub folders by artists and albums. Perhaps make an option to only play certain folders and/or play all sub folders.
Worse every update
by most original nick on 2014/02/02 18:21
Have been using DB for several years and have no complaints with desktop version. HATE ipad version more and more with each update. It seems all that each update does nothing but add gloss while removing substance and makes the app increasingly slow, clunky, and annoying. Way too stripped down (can't rename files, for example.) HATE the intrusiveness of the left menu--figured out you have to tap a photo to view full screen, but still wondering why you can't just collapse that effing menu with an "x" or arrow instead of a gesture. Not fond of the initially baffling "..." thing to do two very common tasks (select and upload) while icons I never use (favorites, photos, settings) reside in valuable screen space along the bottom. As for the settings, NOTHING about the interface can be customized..why is this placed so prominently? Cannot express how much I HATE that I must give DB location data to upload photos. Everyone knows this is pure corporate BS and not a technical requirement--together with all else, it is the last straw for me. Bye bye DB ipad!
!!! DELETE DROPBOX APP AND REINSTALL - JUST UPGRADING CAUSES IT TO START CRASHING !!!
by DB4IP on 2012/06/15 05:25
In order to use the latest update, you will need to uninstall the app and then reinstall it. Just upgrading it will cause the app to start crashing. This crashing cannot be corrected by rebooting. This used to be a 4 star app but now I give it 3 stars due to this problem. Dropbox should have tested their upgrade process much better. The Dropbox app is a very nice app. It allows me to store my documents in the cloud so any of my devices can access them. It works cery well and is very useful since many apps support Dropbox integration. However, the Deopbox iOS app is rather limited in that it lacks many file management features such as move, copy, rename, create and delete folders, zip and unzip, etc. I should not have to use the desktop version for such features. Please add them ASAP and the Dropbox app would be great, merit 5 stars and eliminate my need to have to resort to other apps such as iFiles.
why not add delete from camera roll?
by tacoburn70 on 2016/06/12 14:53
I use OneDrive more then Dropbox because I have an Office 365 subscription paid up until dec 2017, which includes 1TB of space for me & my whole family as well (up to 5 accounts). What I don't understand though, is why these cloud drive services, none of them, have an option to delete photos & videos from camera roll after upload?? getting em off the phone is whole point in using that feature in first place. Also an option to restore select photos back to your camera roll. sharing to facebook could share the photo instead of link to the photo too. Another wanted feature might be adding auto syncing of music & documents too. with most iphone users being limited to 16gb of space with each additional 16 costing $100 each, most iphone users are looking for that option.
Handy and solves a big iPhone/iPod Touch deficiency
by EJonC on 2010/02/20 18:42
IMHO, one of the biggest deficiencies of the iPhone/iTouch is the difficulty in storing files locally. I travel internationally, where data rates are obscene, so I like to store important documents (flight schedules, hotel info, key documents, etc) locally before I go. There are several applications that let you do this (Files, FileDev, etc), but they're all awkward to use when you're dealing with dynamic IP addresses. This is the *perfect* solution within the limits imposed by Apple themselves (I'd much prefer actual access to the file system, but Apple doesn't allow that). You can access your documents easily, and by simply marking them "favorite" a local copy is kept that you can look at when you don't have web access. I haven't used it long, but so far it's worked flawlessly.
Dropbox still the best
by Lazy Robot on 2011/04/20 06:48
Now that everyone wants a piece of cloud services business, there are so many apps that claim to offer similar services as dropbox. I've tried zumodrive, and despite the high ratings, it is no where as good. The computer program and iPad app for zumodrive are very buggy, I still have the crap sample music in my iPad zumodrive library even after deleting it everywhere else. Dropbox is way more reliable and it's even better now with the recent updates. Dropbox can be used to open word/pdf documents that you download from the web, which you are effectively uploading to dropbox (theres no folder to actually save documents onto your iPad homepage, so you can only send documents to dropbox via other apps such as pages or safari). But it works nonetheless. Zumodrive cannot do any of this.
Turn off default settings
by Johnger1234 on 2013/10/14 18:48
I am just tying out drop box to transfer photos and videos to and from my iPhone 5s to my IPad3. One option I do not like is that "Camera Upload" is turned on by default. I would prefer that Camera Upload is turned off by default at first use. Then users can turn it on if they choose. Video files take up a lot of room and I don't want every video file on my iPad or iphone uploaded to Dropbox only those that I want to transfer between iDevices. Also I don't want things to automatically sync to all my devices by default. People can turn these options on if they want these options but these settings should not be turned on by default. It sounds a little like what Facebook does by turning on options by default when certain options should be turned off by default. Maybe if a message could pop up at first use informing users of these setting so they can turn them on if the individual user wants the option.
Keep page open?
by Student7098 on 2013/12/15 22:56
I use this app a lot for viewing things for study. I used to be able to open the app, go to the document I wanted, and then flip through other apps. Then, when I would return to Dropbox, the document would remain open for viewing. Since the new update, after a few minutes of the app not being in use, it goes back to the main menu instead of the document I was viewing. It's so frustrating to have to keep going thru my folders to open up the document again! I hope this will change over the next update... Still hoping it will change.... Please!!!!!! Thank you. Also it'd be good to see the time and iPad information at the top like you used to. Now the document takes up the whole screen! Please please please these are easy changes...it used to be this way so make it go back!!!
3 glaring issues
by Now-playing on 2016/05/04 06:09
I have never bothered to take the time to review an app, but these are things you want to know and may affect how you feel about downloading this app. 1. Upload rate is horrendous. It takes minimum two minutes to upload a standard iPhone picture. (I have 600) 2. Which brings me to the second part of this issue...Even if I authorize the app to run in the background, it stops loading when you leave the app (I am also on wifi and plugged in) 3. Which brings us to the third issue, and my concern resounds on a deeper note... WHY CANT I AUTHORIZE THE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TO UPDATE IN THE BACKGROUND, WITHOUT GIVING YOU PERMISSION TO ACCESS AND TRACK MY CURRENT LOCATION, AT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE APP IS EVEN RUNNING? I pay you to safeguard my documents, not collect additional information about where I am every minute of every day. This is an invasion of my privacy and it does not help the app to function. The only thing your app (you) need to be concerned with is whether or not I have wifi at a given moment or whether I authorize you to use cellular data to operate in the background. Considering I pay you to preserve my documents and pictures, there is no reason that I should be required to allow you to invade my privacy and give you more information than is necessary for you to safeguard my documents and take my money. Please explain why you need to know where I am 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
iOS 8 integration, particularly doc picker, is bad
by Bud Gibson on 2014/11/04 14:30
Dropbox is integral to my workflow. I have all of my most important documents on there, and I use the packrat service to maintain copies of my files over time in case I delete any by accident. I have also integrated it in with a number of my other services. Effectively, it is my digital hub. HOWEVER, I have one giant complaint, enough to knock the iOS app from 5 stars to 3 stars and make me start to consider alternative services. Dropbox has done a frustratingly incomplete integration with iOS 8's new doc picker. For instance, go to any iWork app and hit the plus sign. You'll see a list of services from which you can open files. Go to the more item, and it will appear that you can select dropbox to appear in this list, but no, you can't. Sure, you can toggle the dropbox switch, but it never appears as one of your choices when it comes time to selecting files. Box, a dropbox competitor, does implement this functionality quite well, so it IS NOT AN IWORK PROBLEM. I get the impression that dropbox is fighting on too many fronts at once. They want you to route your mail through mailbox and always back up your photos to them. What I want is a way to conveniently access my documents across multiple devices. Period. I am now actively considering alternatives to dropbox. They need to fix this functionality.
Works great but needs more standard features
by algorithmruss on 2013/05/15 17:28
We use dropbox for uploading mp3s so clients can demo mixes and various takes for the recording studio I work at. In this way it's great to be able to access files from my phone for listening in my car but some of the most used features on the desktop version are in fact missing probably for simplicity sake. For example there's no way to rename or share links or folders. No sharing management whatsoever. Also when not playing over Bluetooth my files will stop playing when the screen times out. Also if I am playing an mp3 the favorite button (which downloads onto your local memory) is so close to the play button in the media player that I have inadvertently uncheck it and that's very frustrating when it has to re-download over the cell network. I am happy to have it on my iPhone 5 but wish it was more full featured.
Impressive Customer Care
by Pokirgzhi on 2015/01/27 04:14
I must say that I was never able to use Dropbox the way I thought it worked BUT when someone hijacked an email account of mine THE ONLY COMPANY that realized just how serious this was and replied to me IMMEDIATELY was Dropbox. They not only told me what to do to protect myself in their App...they sent me a long list of all other Apps I should make changes in regardless of status of competitive apps! Their #1 concern was ME! The email company that I pay for annually still has not fixed my situation, they don't seem to even understand the circumstances. Dropbox is now an app I will go out if my wY to learn how to use properly because they want to help you and help you with other apps that don't benefit them! I hope many people read this review because I am not easily impressed!
Not bad but organized horribly
by FutureMrsBrady on 2015/11/18 20:37
Overall, no complaints with the app. It functions very well and I especially love the new fingerprint security access feature. I've never had any issues at all with it crashing or losing files or an inability to retrieve files. My only complaint is more aesthetic and centers on how it sorts your files and folders. It's very heavily focused on providing access to individual files outside of their respective sub folders (organized by date last opened/saved). I organize my files specifically by folders and not having those right in front of me in the same fashion I would see it in the Finder window on my Mac is a little annoying. You can search by file name but sometimes I don't recall what I saved something as but could pull it up quickly via its folder. But besides that, it does as advertised.
Wonderful App So Far
by jbaranski on 2009/09/30 00:49
This app is very useful to me and functions well as far as I've used it. The idea to favorite items works well. Playing audio files is great too. However I'm already having issues with it. For one, there is no zoom function for images, which is very useful at times and something I use quite often. Also, I find myself unable to edit even simple text files. I happen to use a .txt file to communicate back and forth with someone, which is great and was looking forward to doing this in the mobile app. I do realize this is a 1.0 release and will likely be improved upon, so these are simply my suggestions for improvements that could be made. Oh and some sort of sorting option would be nice. Good job on the app. I hope to see even more from you all.
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dropbox is the place for your photos, docs, videos, and other files. Files you keep in dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices. It’s easy to send large files to anyone, even if they don’t have a dropbox account. Features: • Access your files on any device, even if you’re offline • Create and edit Microsoft Office files from your iPhone or iPad • share links to your largest files without using email attachments We offer in-app purchases for dropbox Pro, which includes 1 TB of storage and additional features. The amount will be charged to your iTunes account and will vary by plan and country. You’ll see the total price before completing payment. dropbox Pro subscriptions purchased in-app renew monthly or yearly depending on your plan. Plans are priced at $9.99USD monthly and $99.99USD yearly (pricing may vary in countries other than the U.S.). To avoid renewal, you must turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before your subscription ends. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings. dropbox also offers one-month trials for monthly subscriptions. Terms of Service: https://www.dropbox.com/pricing_terms Privacy Policy: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy
Awful app
by Hunter6003 on 2017/01/17 01:10
Total waste of time
Absolutely Useless!
by Dreawiththatsmile on 2017/01/16 19:48
If I could give this app less than 1 star I would! It's absolutely useless. It will not allow or just freezes up when trying to save files to an empty account, so it's not even like the storage space is full! Please please please fix this !
Crashing!!! Loved this app until now...
by Tnzie on 2017/01/16 07:33
I pay $100/year for storage with Dropbox. I've liked the service until now... I tried uploading some pics and videos from my phone but the iPhone app keeps dying. Very disappointing... :((
The only way to clear cache is to uninstall/reinstall
by Terbie on 2017/01/16 05:27
I basically only use the dropbox app to automatically upload photos and to find links to files to share them with others. For that the app is great. The problem becomes that the app doesn't ever clear the cache and the app ends up being several gigs large. On the forum the employees recommend uninstalling and reinstalling it to delete the cache. Really? That's super annoying and a clear cache button is a basic feature in most apps so why not this one? If they fixed this one issue, it would be a four star app.
Dropbox
by cokeboy2 on 2017/01/16 04:24
I have never had any problems with Dropbox, and I have used it for free for many years. I use the application to send large files back and fourth from my phone to my laptop. It saves me a lot of time, and personally, I enjoy the convenience.
was great, now useless
by mk6six on 2017/01/16 02:17
What happened in the latest version? Now the screen is two-thirds blank/white, making it useless for finding or looking at files. I have an iPhone 5C. Does this happen on the iPhone 6 or 7? I pay for dropbox and I generally love what it does for me. But now I can't use my phone to look at any pictures or files. Don't you check to see that the app works on all platforms before you release it? Please release a version that works ASAP. You do have competition, remember???
Totally Fails iPhone and Zero Support
by JungleNut on 2017/01/15 21:20
I've been a paying customer for years and every time I have an issue it takes longer and longer for support to respond to my help tickets. This time they have totally failed to respond as promised. I cannot upload simple videos from my iPhone anymore and after a week of waiting for what they said would be a "48 to 72 hour wait for paying customers" I have given up. My particular issue is NOT covered in the FAQ nor in the Forums. I will find a better cloud storage that actually cares about their paying customers enough to provide support. Btw, I have submitted two help tickets, one a week ago and one 72 hrs ago with no reply whatsoever. Each time I get a auto generated response saying for paying customers will receive a response within 48 to 72 hours. Don't waste your time with Dropbox. They have out grown their own capacity both in support and in ability to provide reliable service. Also why would a developer release an update without disclosing what "improvements" I'm downloading? So far the app just gets more unreliable with each update in my experience.
Doesn't automatically upload iOs photos
by SFrobo on 2017/01/15 19:21
Why doesn't the app sync my camera uploads anymore? It used to do it automatically and now it doesn't. This is WHY I used this app, not anymore.
Painful to Use
by @Sigil on 2017/01/15 10:09
This is app is awful. There is nothing good about this app. The interface is awful. The sorting options are not intuitive. This app is just buggy and has weird quirks.
No Mass Save on iOS
by Dustin From Huntington on 2017/01/15 04:08
why is there no mass save from he dropbox app to your camera roll
Disappointing
by tomswanplaysguitar on 2017/01/15 02:33
I give this only two stars because at least it gives me access to my files. But the huge preview panel limits the filename panel width so much I cannot read most of my file names. Very poorly designed interface. I love Dropbox but I am disappointed with this app.
I like it
by Bmehmet on 2017/01/14 12:51
Does what I need and makes it easy to keep me organized.
Rain drop drop top
by Madelon Russell on 2017/01/13 21:36
Smokin' on cookie in the Dropbox
why are IOS users are complaining
by epic_killers on 2017/01/13 01:55
I'm on iPhone 6 and drop box is amazing . Works great for storage/transferring photos from camera / computer / phone . It works fine for me
AmaZing
by Kc2bwm on 2017/01/12 18:02
Best app
Great app!
by BB13__ on 2017/01/12 07:24
The Dropbox app is a fairly easy app to navigate. It is user friendly as well as sharing friendly. Being able to sync pictures and documents automatically eases the mind. I would definitely recommend for anyone wanting the extra peace of mind knowing everything on your phone is safely stored.
Won't sink
by CathyjaneYay on 2017/01/12 06:32
Really not sure why I even still have apps on iPad and my iPhone. Can not get them to sink together! Very frustrating.
Love
by Madeinduval on 2017/01/11 00:38
I love this app
MUST HAVE APP
by Ken@916 on 2017/01/10 20:41
I don't know why peope wrote negative reviews about dropbox. I love it, It automatic upload all my photos from my phone. One time I lost my phone but I was able to recover all of my old photos. It a must have app in every phone, install it.
Nice
by ESLAM 200 on 2017/01/10 10:26
Good pro
not happy
by Kayla17gjk on 2017/01/09 02:47
Recently attempted to add over 100 images to Dropbox to free space on iPhone. App told me they were successfully added, so once I removed them from my phone and went back to look at them says later, discovered they were gone. Not very happy with this app anymore
Photos and videos aren't saving
by Wassup782 on 2017/01/07 21:12
Everytime I save a photo or video to my camera roll. It doesn't save. It's been doing this for quite a while idk what's going on but pls fix this I need those photos and videos!!
Worthless for the iPhone
by Sanbuenaventura on 2017/01/07 20:09
4 hours and less than 1/4 downloaded for a 2 minute and 30 second video. Really???
Scanner doesn't crash anymore
by Patrick in Eastie on 2017/01/07 16:56
I was experiencing frequent crashes using the document scanning feature, but the last few days it has worked great. Here's hoping that's been sorted out. Dropbox isn't my favorite cloud service, but I do appreciate the simplicity of the scanner for keeping records of my receipts and other miscellaneous documents.
RAIN DROP DROP TOP IT JUST DROPBOX
by Fghftfdjfs on 2017/01/07 06:12
GONE SEXUALLLLLLLL
Snap : petedaboss22
by petedaboss on 2017/01/07 05:20
Hop on board before its too late, #1 unsigned out of the 412, repeteoconnor.com (No need for studios, producers, audio engineers, managers, etc. when you do it all yourself from a home built one) $$$
Photographs
by gnjdrylizard on 2017/01/06 18:51
Dropbox Camera Uploads has suddenly decided to eliminate all filters put onto a photograph by the user (me) with the iOS camera so that Dropbox only saves the original bland color file. Not cool! Especially since the tweaked pictures are supposed to go online but the blogging app has less features than the iPad version. FIX IMMEDIATELY!
Garbage!
by Stonkysock on 2017/01/06 16:14
I upgraded to Dropbox Pro and expectes to be able to download my additional files, but I can't. This is the worst app in the iTunes store. I wish I could give this app negative stars.
Great App!
by Krevbot on 2017/01/05 21:39
I'm not sure why other people are so negative. I've had nothing but positive experience with this app. Dropbox is great and I know a lot of people who use it. Most of them are happy with it and those who don't like it don't know how to use it. Thanks Dropbox! You are the best cloud option imo.
Worthless
by Tilt y on 2017/01/05 16:45
I simply needed a photo file emailed to me and was forced to use this app. I can't download the file. All that I'm able to do is view it on my phone. What good is that? It's absolutely pointless. A screenshot has much less resolution than the file. Why would anyone use this annoying app over an email?
The best app 🌟 La mejor app
by Santiagob13 on 2017/01/05 07:16
Después de más de 4 años usando Dropbox no tengo 1 sola queja , es un excelente servicio , una excelente app , mis felicitaciones para Dropbox .
Great app!
by Vidarinaa on 2017/01/05 06:55
Stores all my photos an videos that I deleted off my phone
Ruined app
by Roadtripper77 on 2017/01/05 03:24
Used to work seamlessly for uploading all my photos. Now app doesn't work, I can't delete it off my phone (it appears on my phone but is grayed out and nothing changes when I try to delete it), it's not listed in my apps, and I can't re-download it. Super frustrating.
Truly the worst! 😡😡😡
by No Holiday man! on 2017/01/04 23:43
It amazes me how this is suppose to be reliable?!? ALL MY FILES ARE GONE!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!! 😡😡😡 Will never use again!
Absolutely useless
by incredible doggo on 2017/01/04 04:56
You can't even upload files except for photos. What kind of trash is this?
Fustrated Beyond Words
by TheKing713 on 2017/01/04 04:21
I work full time. At the end of each day I have about 4 hours of free time before bed. Free time I have to also spend uploading documents daily at home to the web. Dropbox decided that it didn't like me having free time. Dropbox decided that every scan I take should crash the app. Now, I have a good hour of free time, my boss wants to fire me, and I have never hated scanning things as much as I do now. Thank you Dropbox, for making my only free time occupied with dealing with your app, for driving me to leave my good paying job, and for shortening my lifespan a good decade due to the amount of frustration I have endured.
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by Zebaree on 2017/01/03 12:09
Very good
Get rid of it!
by Hateithatehateit on 2017/01/03 02:51
The most stupid app created. Hate how iPhone automatically ask to open in Dropbox. Every file is not supported or can not be viewed. Tried on several different occasions with different docs still the same thing. Get rid of Dropbox. Bad partnership
Music Library
by Son Sun K on 2017/01/02 17:47
Please consider making a library for music within the app. It gets tedious have to stop pick and choose what song plays next there should be a system where the music flows seamlessly and wold make the app better. Thank you for the consideration and congrats on a great app
Love it
by Astudenmund on 2017/01/02 15:46
This a great app for being able to share photos with family and friends
Terrible Terrible app. Stay away!
by Tonito555 on 2017/01/02 05:00
I Lost all my picks on this app. Can't no longer log in!! "They" decided that my password "expired" I can't upgrade my email ! No other options available. Unavailable to recover all my pictures!!
Storage hog
by Happytrees on 2017/01/01 18:04
delete cache?
IT KEEPS FORCE CLOSING; PLEASE FIX ASAP
by Wilbert Abreu on 2017/01/01 17:20
At first the app would work perfectly. But then I decided to upload 6 photos last night to transfer to my iPhone off my iPad and it closed. Now everytime I open the iPad app it closes and is basically unusable. I even tried re installing and still having issues. PLEASE FIX
Lost files and NO customer support
by RickyS916 on 2016/12/31 19:20
I upgraded to Dropbox Pro to make sure I had enough room to migrate all my files to a new laptop. Upon upgrading, hundreds of files disappeared, including many years of essential work files I keep on Dropbox so I can access them anywhere. After three weeks, I have not been able to get any response except "copy and paste" stock replies, which do not apply to my situation at all. They refuse to restore my deleted files and they refuse to give me a refund. Please do not give this company any money. There is no acceptable customer service at all.
Good but needs search for text files!!
by BzMaster6798 on 2016/12/31 18:23
Need ability to edit and search text files. I can search PDF but not txt.
Crashes constantly
by Kernian on 2016/12/31 13:53
Useless. Crashes 75% of the time.
Don't leave us hanging
by appfetish on 2016/12/31 02:34
Time to add my voice to the fray … As a paying DB customer for several years now and a business owner, I carefully read reviews before tapping the Update button on my heavily used apps. Please don't waste my time having to peck out your URL in Safari to find out what changed!
New Move System is Tedious
by Davylyn on 2016/12/30 07:27
The new move system is convoluted and tedious when it used to be simple. Why?
UI is a mess
by Moigle on 2016/12/30 05:07
What the He11 happened to "sort by date"???!!?? You replace it with "sort by size"??????? SMH.
Waste of time
by Usertyyyyyhygghg on 2016/12/30 03:41
Complicated and waste of time Too many steps to set up and it still doesn't work. I will stick to iCloud for large files. Huge waste of time effort, energy and data.
I like it
by Follow on Ig: Bxbi.boi on 2016/12/29 16:47
I love he app.. but i wish there was a way where u can lock a folder or photos and it wont show in photos, obly in the folder that its locked into
Zero clue
by mschultz on 2016/12/29 06:27
This app is painful. I like the service itself, other than it's more expensive than it should be for what it provides. As soon as there's a viable alternative… I'm gone. The iOS app is painful. It has the absolute most basic functionality a file saving app can have… and that's it. Really don't care about 'Recent' files and want to hide that functionality? NOPE. Want to sort folders like you do on your desktop? NOPE. Poorly designed, and not truly useful, other than for dumping files to for backup. And always trying to be everything than the one thing it should be amazing at being: A DROPBOX. I'm convinced the coders/designers of this app barely, if ever, use it. Grade: D-
Waste of an app
by Frztyy on 2016/12/29 04:52
Useless, you can store like 10 pictures if your lucky
RAW CR2 Files
by HaberWin on 2016/12/29 03:04
I would love to have the CR2 file option restored. I have files here that I can't retrieve or use. I went with Dropbox after researching apps that could load RAW CR2 photo files to use while on vacation. The files are there. I just can't access them. After much research looking for the problem I found Dropbox no longer supports CR2 file format. Carousel by Dropbox was pushed in exchange for storage. That was also taken away. I had no complaints but now I also have little use for Dropbox. An app I've used since it was introduced. If you could bring back the RAW file option I'll change my rating to a five.
Works great
by KodeKabuki on 2016/12/28 22:55
I love the Camera Uploads feature.
chuck
by Chaster18 on 2016/12/28 05:18
Im disapointed having 2 movies uploaded and apple stopped them from playing because i was down on my extra storage space and had to delete them.But would like to get them back on here?
Just Load my pictures!
by Pgw87 on 2016/12/27 13:22
I just want it to upload my pictures without constantly pausing every 30 seconds. I might as well manually upload them at this rate
Crap
by FEMA IV on 2016/12/27 08:35
Wont even download. What absolute crap. ZERO STARS!
Switching to Google Drive
by rk681 on 2016/12/26 06:16
I used to love how fast and easy my photos would upload from my IPhone. I then noticed several months ago each picture would take 30 seconds or longer and the pictures remaining would increase. It was really frustrating because it used to work so well. I came here to see if other people were having the same issue and I was very surprised to see how many bad reviews there are and people discussing Google Drive. I decided to give it a try and I am uploading around 5 seconds per picture. I've been using Drop Box for over 5 years and was happy with it until now. Good bye Drop Box!
Unlimited files without wasting space
by Dhchduchdu on 2016/12/26 00:08
You better do something okay I got a lot of things to do but if you can create "Unlimited Dropbox" that will totally work but you being so LAZY!!!!! you won't heard us to fix it and heard it what's going on with our phones,crash,bugs,virus,etc. so stop being lazy and listen we can help you our ideas make better to us and so easy there's a lot of people they were using this for work or recipe books or something else so plz.... Do it for us and Work
No update description?
by gryhnd on 2016/12/25 21:58
App is fine but for such a critical piece of software to my business, I need to make decisions on updating or not based off of current changes. Sending people to a website that they must manually enter into a browser in order to see the change log is lazy, unprofessional, and an inefficient use of your customers' time. If this doesn't change soon I will be forced to consider competitive options.
Live Photos backup ASAP, please!
by Jazz Thompson on 2016/12/25 17:05
People have been asking for it for over a year. I was surprised and disappointed this morning when I realized that Dropbox hasn't been backing them up. This is important. As a Pro user who pays for the Packrat add-on, I have high expectations for app development turnaround time and over a year is too long!
Won't download a video
by MRSPJBM on 2016/12/25 12:02
I've had this for a long time. But it won't download one of my videos. Please send an update. Might be cause of new recent IOS update. Thanks.
What's Wrong With You Devs !!
by Abdulaziz Albadwawi on 2016/12/25 03:47
Why making all these UPDATES for nothing .. keep your time to improve the "SYNC" and "Upload from PHOTO" futures instead make this UNKNOWN updates $hits !!
Does what it says it's going to do
by jack054 on 2016/12/24 19:57
It syncs my files across all my devices with no major problems. It even has the option to save files to Dropbox directly from the share menu. I'm happy.
Awful
by NikaShelby66 on 2016/12/24 06:18
I can't sync this application with my computer and phone. So, this app is absolutely useless for me
Features
by P.A.C DA GOD on 2016/12/23 23:47
Bring more features to this app
ARE. YOU. SERIOUS?
by The Blonde Cookie on 2016/12/22 15:24
Sheesh, why do I bother wasting space on my iPhone with this app? As an IOS (ONLY) user, I feel like a member of the forgotten. In case y'all aren't aware, there are a significant number of IOS users out there. I can appreciate that you are "playing to the crowd," but seriously? I've been looking around at other apps. And if you are too lazy to even bother spelling out WHAT the latest update DOES (bullet points would suffice), or how it improves the app, I guess I'm adopting your attitude - "WHY BOTHER?" If you're not going to tell me how it helps me, I'm not going to waste my time (or space). I've noticed there are a BUNCH of apps out there that put out useless updates - I don't give a RIP how "pretty" the freakin' app is, HOW IS THE FUNCTIONALITY? I also don't care about improving the "social aspects" of an app. There's waaaaay too much OVERsharing as it is. Folks don't seem to get it: you put ~every~ aspect of your life out there on the 'Net, there's a multitude of nasty vultures out there waiting to take advantage of any vulnerability that is offered. I, for one, don't plan on making it easy for them. This doesn't seem (to me) to be asking too much - for a brief description of what the update does. I notice I'm not alone in this thought, either. How 'bout it?
Link shorten
by Leng@ on 2016/12/22 06:39
The old version can share file and generate shorter link when I want to send the file via phone message. It's really useful for me, I can go to anywhere to print my document just with the link. But now it doesn't exist anymore. This app almost become useless for me.
You guys have an obligation to the OTHER APPS that USE Dropbox ONLY
by Thirdnail on 2016/12/22 06:05
You guys have an obligation to the OTHER APPS that USE Dropbox ONLY as the a cloud storage and backup (i.e. the Synthesizer app I am using) to FIX THIS ISSUE!!!! There are many apps that have the DROPBOX function and NO OTHER CAPABILITY to save to the cloud, I think you should be held responsible and PAY for the app that becomes useless because you do not want to take the time to update.
List the changes in the update.
by Kfraz06 on 2016/12/22 04:14
That's pretty simple to do, instead of sending somebody to a website which is cumbersome and inconvenient. Make it easy for us to say yes to the update!
Love!
by SheenJjj on 2016/12/21 03:29
Love it!
Crashing
by DrQuest62 on 2016/12/21 00:30
App keeps crashing. I've deleted/reinstalled but still crashes. What is going on? I pay $9.99 a month for extra storage. Used to be a great app. Now it's becoming useless.
Fantastic app!
by jblarkins on 2016/12/19 20:25
This is the greatest app! I use it to share reports, pictures, letters! Everything! It's easy and so helpful. I don't know what I would do without Dropbox!
So important to use this App
by Obernigi on 2016/12/19 17:45
It is amazing what you can achieve with this application Saving stuff on your desktop to drop box and instantly accessing it on your phone , making it available offline just great!!!
Errors
by M224666432 on 2016/12/19 15:05
Video files no longer play. Get the unable to preview error. Same files worked fine last week before the update.
Works great for me
by M@tt M on 2016/12/19 13:19
It has a slightly different layout than desktop web version, but I've been using this app for years, and I love it. Very useful if you use Dropbox.
Useful!
by Honest, Thought Reviewer! on 2016/12/19 02:06
This app is awesome. It allows me to share files and other things with family and friends. Thank you Dropbox!
Worst customer service EVER
by Planrman on 2016/12/18 23:10
Dropbox app won't update on our computers. So our computers in our 2-person office aren't in synch. Contacting Dropbox (only via email) and we get one response per day. No help whatsoever. Looking for a new solution for collaborative working.
😡😡😡😡😡😡
by Johnston298 on 2016/12/18 14:37
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DISAPPOINTED, FRAUD, Bad service 👎🏻
by Marimarnohe on 2016/12/18 06:16
Unfortunately I do not have my backup in droxbox (carriusel ) because I can not open carrousel .... and the worst thing is that I was paying $ 9.99 a month for nothing ... you guys are a fraud ... I am very disappointed!
How could you screw up a simple file move so badly?
by Stevenpete on 2016/12/18 04:42
My pics upload. Then I sort my pics. Once, it was just that easy. Now some idiot makes you first choose a short list of file locations, none of which are the location you need since those files have already been moved. What was once simple and fast has now become ridiculously tedious and inefficient. Once again, you need to fire that idiot executive that keeps imposing these pathetic changes on what was once a great app.
Took up 16 GB on iPhone
by DiosTeBendiga2 on 2016/12/18 04:15
iPhone filled because Dropbox took up 16 GB, even though I had no offline files. Dropbox solution is to delete and reinstall the app. Not impressive.
Verification email never sent
by 'Effdup on 2016/12/18 00:25
Can't use because verification that Dropbox demands never arrives. Of course there is no tech support available to help solve the problem. No, the email is not in junk or spam..
Awesome
by Ushsugs on 2016/12/17 21:15
Life saver no... photo saver😂👍🏼👍🏼
BS
by John Taxpayer on 2016/12/17 17:38
Please log into my website to see why Dropbox only gets one star.
Absolutely useless
by John1232015 on 2016/12/17 11:24
This app is absolutely useless. It wiil not sychronise folders to your iOS device, it merely copies them. So you only have out of date files on your device, and any changes you make locally are lost. I cannot imagine why Dropbox do not fix this. It has been a major problem for two years now and they have done nothing to fix it in spite of tons of complaints from customers. Since Dropbox is not listening to its customers any more, it may be time to look for another cloud service vendor. This problem is driving me crazy trying to find a workaround. I have to use Documents by Readdle to synch my Dropbox folders but it is a lot of work. Bad job Dropbox.
Total garbage
by Josh Nyce on 2016/12/17 06:41
iOS app is awful but Dropbox service is the real problem. It has deleted my entire library multiple times. Such stupidly written code. Probably barely works with only one computer but the idea is to sync multiple computers and it is a total failure.
No description !!!
by orkwood T Watt on 2016/12/17 05:04
Come on Dropbox. I've been using you for a few years. Why not list the changes in the app info so people have the choice whether to update or not? There are certainly enough complaints about it for you to action. Very sloppy and unprofessional approach.
Lost 9 MB After Update! 😡
by funrunner1 on 2016/12/17 03:59
Lost 9 MB After Update! 😡 I only want bug fixes and more storage space please.
Slow. Too Many Steps.
by oasisboston on 2016/12/16 20:53
Uploading pics has become so slow with latest update. Ridiculous. Also added an unnecessary extra step to upload to a specific folder. Please fix this Dropbox.
Destroyed a great feature
by ReluctantiPhone on 2016/12/16 18:37
Dropbox really managed muck what was a great feature. The last time I did my expenses I used the scan document feature flawlessly. It was fantastic. However, they updated their app since then and now it is HORRIBLY slow to convert the pics to PDF if it even does it at all. There is a 50% chance of it crashing every time. I'm using the same phone as before, when it worked, which has no issues with any other apps.
Won't update
by Tjd330787 on 2016/12/16 12:55
Ever since the latest release I can't update this app. It gets about 2/3 finished then gives me an error. It also takes FOREVER to back up my phone pictures which is the only reason why I have it... it used to back up the pictures automatically but now I have to manually do it. Every update this app seems to get worse! (Although maybe this release is better... wish I could say... just got another error).
Start looking for other cloud service
by Pgswin on 2016/12/16 11:57
Once a leader, they are getting lazy and sloppy. I agree with many of the negative comments in recent reviews. The scan document function crashes my iPhone. I am a paying customer with Dropbox but expect to migrate to a different choice before my next annual renewal. Why not join me?
New version unstable on iPad
by AvidReader127 on 2016/12/16 05:53
The new version is incompatible with the current iOS on the iPad and disables the entire tablet.
Good app that missed great
by Tbruinsma36 on 2016/12/16 03:22
New updates keep shuffling features! They need to decide if it is a photo app or a file app! Right now it does both with marginal success! With the loss of carousel I would have expected those features to come back to the main app... Time to find another solution!! Ugh
Seriously?!
by hcabarcas on 2016/12/16 03:00
What changed?! I'll keep leaving 1 stars until they provide release notes. Have pretty much lost respect for this company. --- Update: What's new? Oh yea, let's have our users jump through the hoops. FAIL FAIL FAIL. --- The app is underwhelming. It feels like Dropbox is just taking its users for granted. Changelog is on a web page?! Is this an early April Fools joke?
Release notes like EVERY OTHER APP
by tmoneynyc on 2016/12/15 20:30
Instead of a stinking link we have to copy and paste into a browser, take a cue from the 500,000,000,000 other apps on the App Store who (wait for it, novel idea) actually list the changes along with the update! Try it! You'll like it and so will your paying customers!
Great app no issues
by techrecruit on 2016/12/15 14:07
Have had any problems and does what it's supposed to do
Dropbox for iPhone: A Good Start
by David Vasquez on 2009/09/29 22:57
After using this app for a brief time, I have found myself wanting to go back to the web interface - and for only one main reason. Photo thumbnails. There don't seem to be any! Unfortunately for me, someone who takes a large number of photos and stores them in his dropbox, this poses a problem which the web interface doesn't have. The ability to view image thumbnails seems like a no-brainer to me. I'm really disappointed that this functionality appears to be missing. The app itself works fine, it does what it says, and I LOVE the ability to send off my photos and videos from anywhere to my computers at home. Major bonus points for that one Dropbox! However, for browsing files, I think I'll be sticking with the web app - at least until photo thumbnails are integrated. It makes it difficult to browse for the photos I'm looking for without them. In addition, it seems a lot of basic functionality of managing files within your dropbox are missing. After reading over their "to do" list, it seems like these things are planned for future revisions - no mention of photo thumbnails, though! Overall, A good start to an app that holds a lot of promise. Unfortunately I can't rate it 5 stars until I can happily delete the shortcut to the web interface from my home screen. If I have to use both, it isn't fulfilling all the needs it should be. It has a lot of room to grow, but the initial release is well worth picking up.
Incredible app!
by madisono on 2016/12/07 21:23
With the world of cloud storage options being so large and growing every day, Dropbox is the standard by which to measure other apps, and I say just apps because it is a standout not only in cloud storage but as an app in general. That being said, my one negative thing to say is that I think the price for a solo user is too high. When I can get 50 GB of iCloud storage for 99 cents a month, and my Adobe Creative Cloud just flat out over triples my cloud storage for free when I called to see about paying for more storage all because I'm a good customer on a regular payment plan. It leaves me in the unfortunate world of a free account Dropbox customer, and I find that depressing because it limits my use of Dropbox and means I'm not financially contributing to what I consider one of the best and most useful apps on the market. If I could offer a suggestion, I feel stupid for assuming I could actually have advice to offer such a forward thinking brand, I would suggest Dropbox look into lower priced plans. Maybe these plans offer limited capabilities or space (For my use a 50GB storage option would be ideal) but another $10 a month auto payment is just too much. Maybe we could pick and choose which features or capabilities we want our Dropbox to have and pay accordingly. Just food for thought for a thoughtful company from a non paying user who wants to be a paying user.
Safest online storage for my writing - w/ Elements it works perfect for me
by ...S.B on 2013/04/19 01:03
It seems that Dropbox is the only online storage server whose user agreement states that Dropbox employees are forbidden from looking at your content, i.e. what's inside your documents, pix, &tc. By contrast, the Google user agreement states they can look through your stuff, use it however they want - that you agree it's cool with you so long as they don't claim ownership. Apple user agreements for online storage have always been vague legalese, so you don't know what they'll do. For my money, that means I'll store in Dropbox & nowhere else until I learn that Apple or Google respects the private sanctity of my stuff a lot more than they do now. As far as using the app, I've a big-screen iMac, an iPhone 5 & an iPad mini. I use a separate linked app, Elements, to write notes & documents into Dropbox on the fly. Some time ago, there were some glitches accessing everything equally on all 3 devices, but the Dropbox & Element developers seem to have cleared all that up. Lately anything I've ever written into Dropbox by way of Elements has been immediately accessible on all 3 devices, so for me it works perfectly. I guess this is kind of a review for Elements also, which I should go & write a review there too. Beyond that, I've shared photos & mp3s easily many times. No complaints.
Dropped In Just In Time
by dj22091 on 2009/10/03 19:16
I ended up downloading this because of the hype. I read from a few places that this new Dropbox app was something to have, and sure enough it is. I've been using Air Sharing for the longest time, mainly because of my school work. When I had a Powerpoint or Word Document to read I'd end up putting it in a folder to view later on the go. The only problem was connecting it to my iMac. There were a lot of different ways to connect Air Sharing to my computer, and while some did work, the majority did not. Dropbox, however, is a different story. I was skeptical at first, but after a few minutes I found that it is really easy to sync Powerpoints and the like to my phone. Just had to install the Dropbox application on my iPhone and my iMac and I was good to go. Now viewing these files over a Wi-Fi or 3G connection had me worried, considering that I may have to wait quite a while to view a Powerpoint at last notice. My worries faded when I saw that you were able to actually downlaod a file to your phone just by adding it as a favorite. It seems everything I had a question for was answered! Truly an awesome app that I will be getting much use out of.
LOVED Carousel...
by marsanchez02 on 2016/04/05 22:05
Carousel was the best app to happen to my phone. When they took it off, I was SUPER disappointed. I never liked using Dropbox itself bc of the terrible layout. Carousel helped delete photos off my phone to open up storage and now I'm scared to delete pictures off my phone because I'm not really sure it's gonna stay on Dropbox. Carousel had a beautiful layout where I could easily find any picture I wanted and it had flashbacks which were always cute to look at what you did the year before. I'm so used to pressing and holding to select multiple pictures. It was super easy to use and I loved it to the moon and back. Dropbox, however, I don't like and I'm not used to. The layout is bad and makes me feel claustrophobic. I never used this app when I had Carousel. NEVER. Dropbox doesn't remove photos from my phone that are safely stored, so yes I'm scared to manually delete them myself. I just don't like using it at all... Carousel was my life when I had it and my favorite app to use. Why did y'all have to shut it down?? If you want to keep your customers, PLEASE put back the Carousel features!! Very sad member. :( Pros- useful to access photos from any computer or device. Cons- basically what I wrote as a mini rant novel :(
ARE. YOU. SERIOUS?
by The Blonde Cookie on 2016/12/22 15:24
Sheesh, why do I bother wasting space on my iPhone with this app? As an IOS (ONLY) user, I feel like a member of the forgotten. In case y'all aren't aware, there are a significant number of IOS users out there. I can appreciate that you are "playing to the crowd," but seriously? I've been looking around at other apps. And if you are too lazy to even bother spelling out WHAT the latest update DOES (bullet points would suffice), or how it improves the app, I guess I'm adopting your attitude - "WHY BOTHER?" If you're not going to tell me how it helps me, I'm not going to waste my time (or space). I've noticed there are a BUNCH of apps out there that put out useless updates - I don't give a RIP how "pretty" the freakin' app is, HOW IS THE FUNCTIONALITY? I also don't care about improving the "social aspects" of an app. There's waaaaay too much OVERsharing as it is. Folks don't seem to get it: you put ~every~ aspect of your life out there on the 'Net, there's a multitude of nasty vultures out there waiting to take advantage of any vulnerability that is offered. I, for one, don't plan on making it easy for them. This doesn't seem (to me) to be asking too much - for a brief description of what the update does. I notice I'm not alone in this thought, either. How 'bout it?
Business users get the shaft
by Jayrodathome on 2014/09/10 22:46
I'm beyond frustrated with dropbox per their current model. Prior to a recent change in their service I had 30+ business accounts on a dropbox team. Storage wasn't an issue. They to date have given us 32tb of space to use between my employees. One of the most anticipated features was the camera upload. My company has many field employees who take pictures of work in the field. This feature would automatically add the photos from camera roll to their dropbox account for easy sharing and would send the pictures directly to their laptop on the camera upload feature. Now Dropbox requires you to have a second account (personal account) attached to the app in order to use this feature. None of the employees in my company have use for Dropbox outside of work. Now we are forced to pay for more additional storage through iCloud In order to store and share photos. Along with retraining everyone on how to use another system. I'm currently researching an alternative to Dropbox that is more business friendly. My requests to Dropbox support left them unable to work with me on the matter. Going to give them one more chance.
Not a Fan of Newest Update
by Fairfax14 on 2016/05/27 17:55
I depend on Dropbox everyday to get my work done and in general it does a fantastic job. However, this newest update makes sharing and saving files a massive hassle. In all past versions, you used to be able to just tap "Share Link" and a link would be automatically generated. Now you have to jump through the hoops of a dialogue box just to create something so simple. Please Dropbox—get rid of this annoyance and make it easy, like it is on the Mac and like it used to be! Also - it's really hard to figure out how to just download a photo to your phone now. You click the download button with the phone icon, but it doesn't show up in your "photos." Instead, I have to click on the random [...] button, then click SHARE VIA..., then click SAVE IMAGE. Again, too many hoops! Why don't you just bring back the share button—like every other app on iOS? Why is it hidden behind that inane and meaningless [...] button? There's plenty of space. I think the Dropbox team is trying to add features and that's great—but don't get in the way of usability and discoverability. Please! Make things simple again.
Newer and simpler
by iPBJ89 on 2012/12/16 04:35
This update is only making Dropbox even better. The simple redesign is fluid, the app loads faster, you can now submit file directly into any folder instead of going to the upload section to do so, create folders directly now and menu GUI is cleaner. I don't get the argument about the style change. I for one don't care about style or graphics as long as it looks fine enough. I don't pay to use apps or play games just because to look pretty with the graphical bandwagon. Its about the functionality and convenience and the new Dropbox update ensures that. The only few things missing is the sharing via other Dropbox accounts, "open in" integration, multiple file saves into the iPad memory, background/multitasking, renaming folders/files, more file type support like GIF and file sorting feature with multiple sorting options such as dates, file types, and names altogether. 4/5 stars so far for the improvement but still has room to grow with some missing crucial and basic features needed.
update is exactly what I asked for
by Ben HT on 2010/03/01 23:17
I downloaded Dropbox the first day it came out, but I noticed that it lacked some crucial features so I sent them an email with feedback. The previous version did not have the user controls while viewing a document in landscape mode so I had to switch back to portrait just to quit out of the document. There was also no fast scrolling. This version has all of that and I am glad that they actually listened to our feedback. They also added recall last-viewed document at start up, which I never thought of, and it is great because I sometimes go to Notes to write something down and then go back to the document to continue reading. I was previously torn between using Dropbox and AirSharing, but since I sync fewer than 2GB of data and I do not use most of the advanced features of AirSharing, I'm now consistently using Dropbox. Dropbox syncs so much easier and I already have it on all my computers. And of course it is FREE.
Very useful for every type of user
by billc2455 on 2012/06/17 22:47
One of the first apps I have ever taken the time to write a review for...This app is incredible in its simplicity and usefulness. I have worked in IT for over 10 years and use it on all of my computers and mobile devices to share media, documents, and any other type of file almost immediately. I've recommended it to family and friends on several occasions and it has always been received positively, even from people that are not very IT savvy. I see several reviews about recent issues with the password protection feature, but since this is not a feature that I use (nor should most users ever require this functionality), I have continued to use this app for quite some time with zero problems. Setup is a breeze and from there it is simply drag and drop. The interface is extremely intuitive and easy to use for even the most novice user. Even more amazing is that it's completely free!
The app is UNUSABLE now!
by DPdesh92 on 2014/10/25 22:53
This app used to be 4-5 stars, but now it's a 1-star app until this issue gets fixed. The issue is that when I open the app, I get a pop-up window that says "Sign in to iTunes to enable push notifications." I have already signed in, so I click 'Ok,' which closes the pop-up, but it comes back with the same message after a second. It does this even when I hit 'Cancel.' The pop-up ends up blocking any other iPad functions other than the volume control or lock button. The only way to get back to home screen is to hit 'OK' or 'Cancel' and then hit the home button just in time before the pop-up returns. This makes the app completely unusable. I have been using the Dropbox in conjunction with a note-taking app for around 2 years now without a hitch for grad school. Now with this issue, I will need to move all my files to google drive and delete my Dropbox subscription. I'd have to do this in future anyways, I guess since dropbox gives me only ~6 GB right now, whereas I can get 30 GB on Google drive, which makes more sense for the long term. However, I liked the dropbox app UI better than that of Google Drive. Frustrating and unfortunate!
And still it doesn't work
by Bfrank4fr on 2012/04/26 15:21
Despite "Tech Support" giving me the same instructions over and over (why would it work the 5th time if not the first) I have to manually transfer files from laptop to iphone. Even if it's my fault or a problem with my phone or settings, surely the brilliant people at Dropbox could solve it in a different way...what's that saying the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results? I'm looking for a reco for a different app/program - even though I paid for the upgraded extra space - if I can't fill it up automatically - it's worth NOTHING to me! Shame on you Dropbox. Also there is no way to contact them - they just keep offering FAQs - you got too big too quickly and forgot customer service. Initially this was great - even with a glitch I got fast feedback and got that fixed. But now it will not sync so even when I try to manually set that up it doesn't. I don't know what the problem is - but David Pogue should re-evaluate this. Something is not right here. And tech support is not responding either. Oh well, perhaps their competitors will take this concept and improve upon it.
Terrible experience and awful customer service
by Jw8376384748 on 2016/12/09 12:27
What an absolutely terrible program an app! I purchase dropbox pro two months ago to upload my iPhone photos onto dropbox so that I could then transfer them to my computer. I have had only problems from the beginning. My photos would upload extremely slow and get stuck in stop uploading at all. I contacted customer service after a month and it has since been six weeks of back-and-forth emails with them and nothing is working still. They don't have phone customer service and will only email with you and the email every few days so it is an extremely drawn out frustrating process. None of their tips have helped and so I finally asked for a refund which they have refused. They actually refused a refund for a nonworking service where none of their tips are helping it to work properly. I asked repeatedly to speak with a manager and they said I couldn't do that. What business model runs this way?? A very unprofessional one!What an atrocity! I've never heard of anything like that before. I would never ever recommend anyone purchased dropbox pro or use the app. Terrible experience.
Best free app in the App Store
by Tiger0812 on 2010/06/02 21:24
This is one of the very few apps that actually worked from the time I installed it on my computer and iPad and iPhone and iPod. The iPad and iPhone versions integrates with each other from installatin. And when you change the files & folders in the Dropbox they sync with your other devices. It alos integrates with Air Sharing, PDF Reader Pro, Goodreader, Documentt Downloader, Notebooks, Print Bureau and DocsToGo among other business & productivy apps as well as a stand-along by itself. DocsToGo is the easiest and best file & folder transfer/sync app in the App Store. I have tried many other apps similar, but then discovered that the DocsToGo that I already owned was the best and easiest to use. You can also put files and folders from DocsToGo in a Dropbox folder. You can transfer files from Dropbox on the iPad/iPhone into the apps listed above. Everyone who transfers or syncs files between computers and Apple devices should have this app.
Fabulous App-just wish the audio player worked better
by roaming_abroad on 2015/10/07 09:05
This is a great App and a great company. Extremely easy to use and a most valuable way to a) collaborate, and b) keep critical files in a safe place. BUT how I wish DropBox would make the audio player work. We're collaborating on sharing audio files and we can't get the file to load onto the device to be available "offline." The App does not provide any feedback on whether the file is downloading. Say you're at 15 minutes into the audio and a) go back to say 7:00, everything ahead that was downloaded is instantly lost and it starts over again, and b) there's no precise way to move back to a specific part of the recording. The controls are too small, too imprecise. That's just. Wish list for an otherwise very very usual App. The website is actually much better developed when it comes to audio files--really wish the App could catch up.
Forget you Dropbox
by iPadReady on 2014/01/26 17:52
Yeah another one of these clown companies that forgot how many first edition iPads were sold, millions and yet now you see there is an updated but only for 7.0 iso iPads. First this behavior is one reason I will never but another iDevice, too short of life span, too, too, quick of hardware changes which the app writers are not willing to keep up. $850 for an iPad? Think again, not worth more than $150 no matter what the version based on the short life span of app updates.. This devices live off apps, no apps updates, you have a useless device. As for this app? Well if you like reinstalling, the older version of course, over and over, go for it. It seems to stop seeing the updates/changes to the network storage over time. I have given up trying to tell Dropbox to sort it, that triggers it to misbehave. It is like DropBox has a local index of what is stored, that is all it sees,the only way to get it to sync with the network storage is to delete the app and reinstall, over and over and over, until you get the idea and deleted it with no restore, telling DropBox to "Forget You" Gee, you start to depend on these apps then this crap.
Must for Dropbox Users
by Kevlar1 on 2014/03/18 02:05
There are several cloud options, and all have their own good and bad points, so it isn't worth recommending one cloud option over the others in this space. However, if you are a dropbox user, there is no reason why you shouldn't download this app. Other apps that use dropbox as cloud options relay to this app to allow their apps to be connected to dropbox, so you don't have to leave dropbox account name and password to each app. You feel more secure this way. Since iPad and iPhone don't have file systems, dropbox app more or less work as file manager for the system, making this app an essential for many users. However, there is one gripe that I always have over several years of using dropbox app. It doesn't allow me to rename files. You can delete, move files to another folder, etc., etc., but you can't rename files. When this app finally gets that functionality, it will definitely earn 5 stars from me.
Perfect for Group Projects
by Skinica on 2010/02/12 16:59
Dropbox has been useful for just coordinating my files when working either on my laptop, school, or fiancee's computer. But it has a godsend for a project I'm working on with a partner. We're serving as legal counsel to a nonprofit organizations, doing several discrete projects and creating pamphlets, educational devices, candidate fact sheets, candidate questionnaires, etc. Dropbox (a) lets me see old versions if there's ever a mistake, (b) let's me instantly see any updates that my partner makes, (c) allows me to see if anything has been changed via my iphone. Compared to MobileMe's iDisk, this thing takes the cake (assuming you don't need anything more than 2-3gb, which is plenty for sharing documents). I can have active syncing over multiple computers, intuitively share files, and email a link to the file directly on my iphone or computer. And I can do it all for free. 10 stars out of 10 stars.
Great app!
by Big Bease on 2012/12/15 09:09
I use it all the time! While reading other's reviews, I can't help but notice how petty some of the complains are that would cause one to give this app such a bad rating! This is a great app! Does everything you can really ask of it as far as functionality goes. Yes it could probably be cleaned up a little with an upgrade to the user interface, but really? Your going to complain about 2 free GB of storage that can share files with your computer because it has flaws in its presentation? It's a class interface that doesn't look like someone created the program during a drunken all night programming session, most people shouldn't be worried with what color they chose to make their background. Easy to use and very helpful when sending files. Doesn't bog down my phone when sending e-mails with drop box attachments. Sends like a regular e-mail. I highly recommend...and it's free, quit complaining...
It’s Alright
by Firey432 on 2015/02/28 02:27
Don’t get me wrong.. I like this app and 9/10 times, it works flawlessly. My only issue is the way that photos and files are organized makes it very difficult to browse anything. For example, if I added a file to a folder with 100 other images, viewing under “Files” is a long list. If I view under “Photos”, some newly uploading pictures that probably weren’t created “recently” drop to months ago which makes looking for them very difficult. Also, their free space has been quite generous to me. Although this doesn’t affect my rating, it annoys me how Dropbox offers 1TB for $10 a month or their pro services. Sorry, but as a consumer, I’m just more tempted to try Google Drive or OneDrive as they offer 100GB for $2. Since I currently use only 40GB, I see no reason to pay so much for space, especially when using a 128GB SSD MacBook, therefore I can’t even store that much on a normal basis. I was a huge fan of Dropbox, as everything with it works flawlessly, but the pricing option is just really poor.
Extremely positive--love this app
by zappabeefheartfan on 2010/09/27 16:01
I am just delighted with Dropbox and with this app. I use dropbox constantly for my work, almost exclusively to work on word files. Havn't yet used it for larger files, like photos or music, but that should work too. So far, its perfect. I've created several folders to share with colleagues and with family and its just great to have the access. I made one for my son, for example, so he could save his homework in a file where he could always access it (at school for example when he forgets to bring it!) and where I can look at it, even when I am traveling (using the iphone app)!!. I find the dropbox iphone app works very well with on-phone text editing programs, like quickoffice. Quickoffice costs $10 but dropbox is free as long as you only use 2 GB. Thats not a lot or a huge amount, depending on what you need to do. For me 2GB is just fine, and I am loving this app.
There's a huge Problem...Live Photos
by Nanananana53737 on 2016/01/30 21:28
I love Dropbox so much! It is truly my daily file storage driver for keeping all of my files, folders, and images in there! But....I am hesitating to store my photos in there, actually, simple because of the lack of Live Photos support. Guys, it doesn't make sense to me that the second iOS 9 came out, you jumped out of your way to implement new features such as Spotlight search, 3D Touch, etc. but failed to implement one of the most precious features which is the support for Live Photos. Because of the lack of its availability, I am keeping my Live Photos originals onto my phone just in case I want to jump ships (which I really don't want to do)! Without the implementation of Live Photos support, your app is deadly mediocre despite the fact of how much you publicize your photo and video upload! Please please please...Implement this in the NEAR, NEAR future & if I don't see it by then, I am afraid that I will have to find an alternative. Thanks for everything you do & am waiting for a response! :)
Life Saver
by Non ya business! on 2014/05/30 17:01
Dropbox is one of the most important apps I own. A week before my phone was stolen, I had gotten this app and uploaded my entire camera roll and was able to get all of my photos back. It's also useful to save storage on my phone because I can just upload my photos and then delete them from my camera roll, but still be able to view them in the app. But I only have 2 problems with it: 1.) I would like there to be an edit option so I can crop my photos, because it's really annoying when I crop a photo on my phone and then when I upload it, it uncrops it. 2.) I don't like the fact that the app has to be open in order to upload the photos on my camera roll. It takes a really long time and I don't want to have to wait for it to finish, and I don't want to leave it open in case my phone becomes over heated from being open to long. Overall this is a great thing to have and I highly recommend getting it.
The Best!
by noalarms on 2015/09/26 17:39
You know what's nice about this app? I never think about it. I've been using Dropbox since it was available to the public and I don't think I've ever had a single problem with it. It's there when I need it and working in the background when I don't. For all the people complaining about the cost and only having a few gigs of free storage, please calm down. This company should get paid for what they do. Do you work for free? I don't think so. The free level of Dropbox is to show you how it works so you can try it before you buy it. I tried it for a few years until I needed more space and then I started paying. You can go get better pricing or free options from other companies but from my experience they're not as good. Plus, you have to ask yourself how some of these other companies can give so much free space away. What are they getting in return from you?
Totally Fails iPhone and Zero Support
by JungleNut on 2017/01/15 21:20
I've been a paying customer for years and every time I have an issue it takes longer and longer for support to respond to my help tickets. This time they have totally failed to respond as promised. I cannot upload simple videos from my iPhone anymore and after a week of waiting for what they said would be a "48 to 72 hour wait for paying customers" I have given up. My particular issue is NOT covered in the FAQ nor in the Forums. I will find a better cloud storage that actually cares about their paying customers enough to provide support. Btw, I have submitted two help tickets, one a week ago and one 72 hrs ago with no reply whatsoever. Each time I get a auto generated response saying for paying customers will receive a response within 48 to 72 hours. Don't waste your time with Dropbox. They have out grown their own capacity both in support and in ability to provide reliable service. Also why would a developer release an update without disclosing what "improvements" I'm downloading? So far the app just gets more unreliable with each update in my experience.
How to fix crashing in 1.5
by h_nodder on 2012/06/15 01:15
I wanted the new capability of moving/deleting multiple files at once with version 1.5, so I upgraded from the previous version on my 4th generation iPod Touch running iOS 5.1.1. Like other reviewers, I found that 1.5 crashed after I entered my passcode. I deleted the app and reinstalled it (this has apparently fixed other apps' upgrade problems), logged into it again and set the Passcode Lock, and it works fine now (Your Mileage May Vary). The only thing I lost is the "favorited" (starred) status of selected files; I needed to favorite them again so they would be stored locally on my device. This delete and reinstall actually helped me clean out some favorites which I really wasn't using, so it freed up a little more space on my iPod. I mostly use Dropbox to read PDF files -- it's actually more convenient than some other free, dedicated PDF reader apps.
Read this
by everette23 on 2016/07/18 20:37
Dropbox is the only good cloud file service, I'm convinced of this. I've used it for years, and despite the company's troubles it's remained the most solid. I've tried iCloud Drive, OneDrive, Google Drive (which ranks a close 2nd for me), and I also use Creative Cloud as a designer and design student. Dropbox is the only app that integrates deeply with Office documents, PDFs, and it handles Adobe files perfectly acceptably. It's the only cloud file service that lets you edit files directly on mobile devices, whereas other cloud services make copies for you to edit. Then you have to delete the old file, move the edited one to the proper place, etc. etc. It's probably the only service that I *happily* pay for to support the team who makes it. Yes, it has its difficulties but they are amount to far less than other cloud services. Hope my good review offsets the bad, Dropbox is the best.
The best, the very best
by Sonichedgehogback on 2010/07/21 00:59
This is one of my 2 most used apps on the iPhone and iPad. You say it's simple, an everyday idea right...? Wrong. The extent of integration, seamlessness and performance of drop box is stunning. My wife and I use this app to exchange files on a regular basic. Eg she just scanned a doc on her widows box and put it in drop box, then i picked it up on my iPad. I just needed a pic transferred from my iPhone to my desktop and I was going to use it again, but got taken over by a bout of gratitude and decided to write a quick review. Despite my extensive use of db i am not a paying customer. I don't need the extra space - still o would be happy to pay... Hint to the company - give me a reason, any simple reason and my credit card will come peeling out. Example - fine grained sharing - let me create users and selectively give them access to files... I think that would be a real killer app.
Ok product with lousy support
by P9thon 4rms on 2014/12/10 22:20
This was my main cloud service for a couple of years. Recently I added Google Drive for improved file sharing and increased memory--Google offers a lot more for less, so I can store my media there as well as documents. The other day I fired up my old laptop, and apparently DropBox took that as a signal to delete any files and folders that were added since the last time that laptop was used--about 2012. While I still technically have all of my files--DB caches them in Windows--all of the organization is gone, so I have about two thousand business files organized alphabetically. Their help articles didn't offer any solution that worked, and I spent a couple of hours Googling for a solution without success. Supposedly DB can fix this by rolling your folders back to a previous date, but as of today it's been ten days and while they did respond to my initial request with an email, they have not performed the rollback and have ignored my three followup requests. I'm in real estate and my entire business is in those files, so my life is a mess right now.
New to the 'cloud'
by Bomkweesha on 2011/05/28 04:45
As my title says, I'm still learning the ropes as far as navigating storing information in the cloud. I've heard nothing but the highest praise of Dropbox from several of the blogs out there and I decided to give it a try. I am now a total believer! I love the fact that I can save things to Dropbox and always have access to them, for quick reference! For me it also cuts down on the need to carry one more thing around! If I need to look at a document I can easily pull it up on my iPad and look it over. Probably the only thing stopping this from being a perfect app for me is the fact that (at least from iOS devices) you cannot edit text from the app. I have several pieces of writing stored and I would love to be able to change a sentence or add another paragraph from the app versus having to open Pages or another word processing app that you can't save back into. Otherwise, this app is amazing!!
Horrible naming scheme for photos
by Jason Jones 3 on 2015/02/18 08:50
I use Dropbox a lot from my desktop and would use more from my phone but the app offers no options for Tate naming of photos you upload. I want to keep the same name as used by the phone. No messing with any of the meta/exif data either. If there are name conflicts then let me decide how to resolve and offer choices like windows. Currently the app names photos with the month and day and time. Two years of data will sort together alphabetically. Very lame. The carousel app is better for naming but still does not offer a choice. If you don't upload all you photos with dropboxes apps, you'll have duplicates around with the iOS name and the Dropbox name. Very very annoying. Google drive doesn't do this. The other file manager apps for iOS keep the iOS filename and don't tweak the meta data either. If they didn't exist, I'd cancel my Dropbox subscription altogether. The new integration into iOS 8 is very cool. If they just fixed the naming scheme, it would be a perfect solution. Now I avoid it for mobile use.
Better than Google Docs
by bfcoats2 on 2010/08/23 21:27
I rarely write a 5/5 star review, but this app has earned it. Dropbox is easier to use (iPhone and computer versions), supports more file formats, and comes with twice the free storage than Google Docs. This app is great to use as part of my flight training business, especially with the favorites being available when you are not connected to the Internet (i.e. airplane mode). It also works on operating systems as old as Windows '98se (I haven't tried any older OSs) or as new as Windows 7. Highly recommended, this app is a "must have" for any businessman, teacher, or anyone else with an iPhone trying to avoid carrying their laptop around with them everywhere they go. I keep my flight and ground lesson plans in my dropbox so that I can access them from my iPhone, even in the cockpit or on the tarmac -- anywhere on (or above) planet Earth!
Dropbox good. Pro needs heads up re: losing Carousel
by ShaneStreet on 2015/11/05 04:40
The Dropbox software has been great, but please cancel my Dropbox Business trial ASAP and re-enable my Carousel capability. Losing Carousel is a deal breaker, as it has been the most essential value to my small business. If not for this, I would give Dropbox 4-5 stars. I started the trial to expand into accessing more of my non-picture/video files, but was surprised to lose the ability to share with & present picture files with clients as planned just before I needed to do so after starting the trial business upgrade. I am not interested in paying for two accounts. Please let me know when it is possible to automatically back up my camera roll via a business account and manage albums conveniently from there in a manner similar or better than Carousel. Side note only - for what it is worth: I like having Carousel as a backup and means to share picture and video files. The only reason that I do not use Carousel more (more than when I just cannot burn up the memory for certain project albums on the mobile device) is because I cannot modify the pictures in Carousel. Also, pictures edited on my mobile device's camera roll software do not get uploaded automatically to DropBox. That includes, at a minimum, the ability to rotate pictures. The ability to crop and improve photo quality details would be the icing on the cake.
Great Addition to an already Terrific Service
by ericschwartz on 2009/09/29 21:42
I am a fairly new Dropbox user and am using their free version that offers me 2GB of space. Dropbox has been great syncing my some of my files on my work PC and my home MAC. Having the ability to now access my files anywhere in the world is awesome! I going to re-evaluate how I use Dropbx because I will now have access to my files anywhere. Just as described, the App is easy to use. As soon as I logged into the App using the same user name and password as my Dropbox account, a new iPhone introduction pdf snyced to my computer. That was fast! I like the ability of emailing out a link to any of my files in case I need that option. For a future version, I would like to see a search function that can look through all of my folders to speed of the process even more.
Great
by skartreuse on 2013/12/09 00:10
Great design and all-around service. I've been using Dropbox for years for school work and it's saved me plenty of times when I forgot to pick up my papers from my printer. I really wish you could improve the music player though. I was running out of space on my iPad so I had to delete all my music. I was hoping to use Dropbox or an app that plays music off of Dropbox but none of those work. The music player right now isn't best. It doesn't have loop, loop one, shuffle, etc. It also takes a lot of time to load each song before they actually play. If you do consider improving the player, also think about how some people organize their music in a folder called Music and sub folders by artists and albums. Perhaps make an option to only play certain folders and/or play all sub folders.
Worse every update
by most original nick on 2014/02/02 18:21
Have been using DB for several years and have no complaints with desktop version. HATE ipad version more and more with each update. It seems all that each update does nothing but add gloss while removing substance and makes the app increasingly slow, clunky, and annoying. Way too stripped down (can't rename files, for example.) HATE the intrusiveness of the left menu--figured out you have to tap a photo to view full screen, but still wondering why you can't just collapse that effing menu with an "x" or arrow instead of a gesture. Not fond of the initially baffling "..." thing to do two very common tasks (select and upload) while icons I never use (favorites, photos, settings) reside in valuable screen space along the bottom. As for the settings, NOTHING about the interface can be customized..why is this placed so prominently? Cannot express how much I HATE that I must give DB location data to upload photos. Everyone knows this is pure corporate BS and not a technical requirement--together with all else, it is the last straw for me. Bye bye DB ipad!
!!! DELETE DROPBOX APP AND REINSTALL - JUST UPGRADING CAUSES IT TO START CRASHING !!!
by DB4IP on 2012/06/15 05:25
In order to use the latest update, you will need to uninstall the app and then reinstall it. Just upgrading it will cause the app to start crashing. This crashing cannot be corrected by rebooting. This used to be a 4 star app but now I give it 3 stars due to this problem. Dropbox should have tested their upgrade process much better. The Dropbox app is a very nice app. It allows me to store my documents in the cloud so any of my devices can access them. It works cery well and is very useful since many apps support Dropbox integration. However, the Deopbox iOS app is rather limited in that it lacks many file management features such as move, copy, rename, create and delete folders, zip and unzip, etc. I should not have to use the desktop version for such features. Please add them ASAP and the Dropbox app would be great, merit 5 stars and eliminate my need to have to resort to other apps such as iFiles.
why not add delete from camera roll?
by tacoburn70 on 2016/06/12 14:53
I use OneDrive more then Dropbox because I have an Office 365 subscription paid up until dec 2017, which includes 1TB of space for me & my whole family as well (up to 5 accounts). What I don't understand though, is why these cloud drive services, none of them, have an option to delete photos & videos from camera roll after upload?? getting em off the phone is whole point in using that feature in first place. Also an option to restore select photos back to your camera roll. sharing to facebook could share the photo instead of link to the photo too. Another wanted feature might be adding auto syncing of music & documents too. with most iphone users being limited to 16gb of space with each additional 16 costing $100 each, most iphone users are looking for that option.
Handy and solves a big iPhone/iPod Touch deficiency
by EJonC on 2010/02/20 18:42
IMHO, one of the biggest deficiencies of the iPhone/iTouch is the difficulty in storing files locally. I travel internationally, where data rates are obscene, so I like to store important documents (flight schedules, hotel info, key documents, etc) locally before I go. There are several applications that let you do this (Files, FileDev, etc), but they're all awkward to use when you're dealing with dynamic IP addresses. This is the *perfect* solution within the limits imposed by Apple themselves (I'd much prefer actual access to the file system, but Apple doesn't allow that). You can access your documents easily, and by simply marking them "favorite" a local copy is kept that you can look at when you don't have web access. I haven't used it long, but so far it's worked flawlessly.
Dropbox still the best
by Lazy Robot on 2011/04/20 06:48
Now that everyone wants a piece of cloud services business, there are so many apps that claim to offer similar services as dropbox. I've tried zumodrive, and despite the high ratings, it is no where as good. The computer program and iPad app for zumodrive are very buggy, I still have the crap sample music in my iPad zumodrive library even after deleting it everywhere else. Dropbox is way more reliable and it's even better now with the recent updates. Dropbox can be used to open word/pdf documents that you download from the web, which you are effectively uploading to dropbox (theres no folder to actually save documents onto your iPad homepage, so you can only send documents to dropbox via other apps such as pages or safari). But it works nonetheless. Zumodrive cannot do any of this.
Turn off default settings
by Johnger1234 on 2013/10/14 18:48
I am just tying out drop box to transfer photos and videos to and from my iPhone 5s to my IPad3. One option I do not like is that "Camera Upload" is turned on by default. I would prefer that Camera Upload is turned off by default at first use. Then users can turn it on if they choose. Video files take up a lot of room and I don't want every video file on my iPad or iphone uploaded to Dropbox only those that I want to transfer between iDevices. Also I don't want things to automatically sync to all my devices by default. People can turn these options on if they want these options but these settings should not be turned on by default. It sounds a little like what Facebook does by turning on options by default when certain options should be turned off by default. Maybe if a message could pop up at first use informing users of these setting so they can turn them on if the individual user wants the option.
Keep page open?
by Student7098 on 2013/12/15 22:56
I use this app a lot for viewing things for study. I used to be able to open the app, go to the document I wanted, and then flip through other apps. Then, when I would return to Dropbox, the document would remain open for viewing. Since the new update, after a few minutes of the app not being in use, it goes back to the main menu instead of the document I was viewing. It's so frustrating to have to keep going thru my folders to open up the document again! I hope this will change over the next update... Still hoping it will change.... Please!!!!!! Thank you. Also it'd be good to see the time and iPad information at the top like you used to. Now the document takes up the whole screen! Please please please these are easy changes...it used to be this way so make it go back!!!
3 glaring issues
by Now-playing on 2016/05/04 06:09
I have never bothered to take the time to review an app, but these are things you want to know and may affect how you feel about downloading this app. 1. Upload rate is horrendous. It takes minimum two minutes to upload a standard iPhone picture. (I have 600) 2. Which brings me to the second part of this issue...Even if I authorize the app to run in the background, it stops loading when you leave the app (I am also on wifi and plugged in) 3. Which brings us to the third issue, and my concern resounds on a deeper note... WHY CANT I AUTHORIZE THE APPLICATION TO CONTINUE TO UPDATE IN THE BACKGROUND, WITHOUT GIVING YOU PERMISSION TO ACCESS AND TRACK MY CURRENT LOCATION, AT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE APP IS EVEN RUNNING? I pay you to safeguard my documents, not collect additional information about where I am every minute of every day. This is an invasion of my privacy and it does not help the app to function. The only thing your app (you) need to be concerned with is whether or not I have wifi at a given moment or whether I authorize you to use cellular data to operate in the background. Considering I pay you to preserve my documents and pictures, there is no reason that I should be required to allow you to invade my privacy and give you more information than is necessary for you to safeguard my documents and take my money. Please explain why you need to know where I am 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.
iOS 8 integration, particularly doc picker, is bad
by Bud Gibson on 2014/11/04 14:30
Dropbox is integral to my workflow. I have all of my most important documents on there, and I use the packrat service to maintain copies of my files over time in case I delete any by accident. I have also integrated it in with a number of my other services. Effectively, it is my digital hub. HOWEVER, I have one giant complaint, enough to knock the iOS app from 5 stars to 3 stars and make me start to consider alternative services. Dropbox has done a frustratingly incomplete integration with iOS 8's new doc picker. For instance, go to any iWork app and hit the plus sign. You'll see a list of services from which you can open files. Go to the more item, and it will appear that you can select dropbox to appear in this list, but no, you can't. Sure, you can toggle the dropbox switch, but it never appears as one of your choices when it comes time to selecting files. Box, a dropbox competitor, does implement this functionality quite well, so it IS NOT AN IWORK PROBLEM. I get the impression that dropbox is fighting on too many fronts at once. They want you to route your mail through mailbox and always back up your photos to them. What I want is a way to conveniently access my documents across multiple devices. Period. I am now actively considering alternatives to dropbox. They need to fix this functionality.
Works great but needs more standard features
by algorithmruss on 2013/05/15 17:28
We use dropbox for uploading mp3s so clients can demo mixes and various takes for the recording studio I work at. In this way it's great to be able to access files from my phone for listening in my car but some of the most used features on the desktop version are in fact missing probably for simplicity sake. For example there's no way to rename or share links or folders. No sharing management whatsoever. Also when not playing over Bluetooth my files will stop playing when the screen times out. Also if I am playing an mp3 the favorite button (which downloads onto your local memory) is so close to the play button in the media player that I have inadvertently uncheck it and that's very frustrating when it has to re-download over the cell network. I am happy to have it on my iPhone 5 but wish it was more full featured.
Impressive Customer Care
by Pokirgzhi on 2015/01/27 04:14
I must say that I was never able to use Dropbox the way I thought it worked BUT when someone hijacked an email account of mine THE ONLY COMPANY that realized just how serious this was and replied to me IMMEDIATELY was Dropbox. They not only told me what to do to protect myself in their App...they sent me a long list of all other Apps I should make changes in regardless of status of competitive apps! Their #1 concern was ME! The email company that I pay for annually still has not fixed my situation, they don't seem to even understand the circumstances. Dropbox is now an app I will go out if my wY to learn how to use properly because they want to help you and help you with other apps that don't benefit them! I hope many people read this review because I am not easily impressed!
Not bad but organized horribly
by FutureMrsBrady on 2015/11/18 20:37
Overall, no complaints with the app. It functions very well and I especially love the new fingerprint security access feature. I've never had any issues at all with it crashing or losing files or an inability to retrieve files. My only complaint is more aesthetic and centers on how it sorts your files and folders. It's very heavily focused on providing access to individual files outside of their respective sub folders (organized by date last opened/saved). I organize my files specifically by folders and not having those right in front of me in the same fashion I would see it in the Finder window on my Mac is a little annoying. You can search by file name but sometimes I don't recall what I saved something as but could pull it up quickly via its folder. But besides that, it does as advertised.
Wonderful App So Far
by jbaranski on 2009/09/30 00:49
This app is very useful to me and functions well as far as I've used it. The idea to favorite items works well. Playing audio files is great too. However I'm already having issues with it. For one, there is no zoom function for images, which is very useful at times and something I use quite often. Also, I find myself unable to edit even simple text files. I happen to use a .txt file to communicate back and forth with someone, which is great and was looking forward to doing this in the mobile app. I do realize this is a 1.0 release and will likely be improved upon, so these are simply my suggestions for improvements that could be made. Oh and some sort of sorting option would be nice. Good job on the app. I hope to see even more from you all.
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
storage
3.48
9
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share
0.23
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drop
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Box
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dropbox pro free
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drop off
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drop box gratis
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dropbox
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opbox
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carousel dropbox
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dropbox for ipad
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