Dropbox has been designed to allow access of files across multiple computers. Earlier Dropbox was available for multiple OS and now it has been made available for iPhone, windows phones as well.
Why Should I Go for Dropbox?
Dropbox allows users to store many kinds of documents Xls,PPT,Docx and multimedia files. Your files are safe and instantly accessible through Dropbox. The easy to use interface makes things better. Browsing photos and viewing videos is quick and easy. The files can be accessed so easily that you tend to forget its stored over air and not on your phones memory. Dropbox gives you the freedom to upload photos from your iPhone’s photo library.
The FAVORITES feature present in the Dropbox apps allows you to designate a folder specifically for storing all the files you download onto your phone. The files you download onto this folder can be viewed offline too. The favorites feature is a blessing as it saves valuable time wasted in searching for the downloaded file in each and every folder.
The app supports multiple formats .It supports Jpg ,tiff and gif images.It can play mov,mp4 and m4v movies and document support includes excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentation, word documents, HTML pages and notepad files. E-mailing files using Dropbox is also a breeze.
The Negatives of the Dropbox
Editing of files using Dropbox is not possible and also you are allowed only to view the files. This might prove as a turn off as you might spot a mistake in your document and will be unable to make corrections .Apps such as Quickoffice MobileOffice suite can be utilized to edit the document but a inbuilt editing feature in Dropbox would have made life easier. Some features provide in the original Dropbox app does not work in the mobile version. Security provided for files too is not top notch. This won’t prove to be a problem unless you are a secret service agent .Addition of playlist facility for mp3 files would have lessened the limitations list but given that Dropbox is a cloud storage device the absence of such functions would not be missed by users.
The interface of Dropbox is quick and easy to use plus the app supports a variety of formats. If the above points fail to convince you then the fact that the basic 2GB plan of Dropbox is offered free of cost.