Dropbox 2.11.45 Experimental

3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 (835 votes)

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Windows (All) / Freeware / 77,391 downloads

Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are up-to-date. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Reviews of Dropbox

  1. 2 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 2.11.29 Experimental (Oct 27, 2014)

    to many alternatives that do a better job

  2. 1 out of 5 stars
    nilst2006

    Reviewing 2.11.9 Experimental (Aug 23, 2014)

    NSA spyware !

  3. 4 out of 5 stars
    patto3122

    Reviewing 2.10.27 Final (Aug 1, 2014)

    First some negative comments about Dropbox. I don't think the 2GB of free space they give you when you sign up is very generous. I feel they should at least start with 5GB for free and give you 1GB for each referral instead of 500MB per referral. If most people you know are already using Dropbox the number of people you can invite to join is quite limited.

    On the positive side I happen to use a Windows screen reader (for those who aren't sure what a screen reader is look up "screen reader" in Wikipedia). Therefore it is important that software can be used easily with the keyboard. Dropbox has very good keyboard support for the program interface and the Dropbox release notes show some commitment to make sure the program is accessible. In contrast some other cloud storage programs I've tried such as www.copy.com while offering very generous amounts of free space have a very mouse-driven interface making them difficult to use with a screen reader. So I think I'll mainly use Dropbox for now.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars
    bopb99

    Reviewing 2.10.1 (Jul 15, 2014)

    Dropbox isn't bad.
    If you want encryption there are apps for encrypting your files client side to prevent snooping by the government or other entities.
    (Big Business trying to nickel and dime you at every opportunity they get.)

    If you want a tool for self hosting files on your own servers, nas check out sparkleshare on http://sparkleshare.org/.

  5. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.9.46 Experimental (Jun 12, 2014)

    Get Owncloud, sync things yourself for free and get unlimited storage, And keep the US government from spying on you, like they will if you use Dropbox or any other cloud storage based in the US.

  6. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.7.50 Experimental (Apr 11, 2014)

    copy.com and gdrive both give 15 gig off the bat, the only reason the schills here keep pushing this dropbox garbage is because they all have referrals going which gain them more space. But ya dropbox is dead in the water, all thats left for them now is to position for a buyout.

  7. 3 out of 5 stars
    olivergiving

    Reviewing 2.3.30 Experimental (Sep 25, 2013)

    cool!

  8. 2 out of 5 stars
    Bart Welson

    Reviewing 2.3.25 Experimental (Sep 4, 2013)

    The price you pay is your privacy.

  9. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2.1.12 Experimental (Apr 26, 2013)

    @aszure - I thought the American speak is 'As dumb as a BAG of hammers' Or 'As thick as a bucket of rocks'? It's a while since I lived in TX ~

    Either will do but you are right.

    @Aegis69 - I appreciate as a Linux user you expect all things in life to be free but at times get your wallet out ~

  10. 5 out of 5 stars
    aszure

    Reviewing 2.1.5 Experimental (Apr 1, 2013)

    @Aegis69 Lawdie you're as dumb as a hammer

    So..How much did the computer cost you? The power to run it? The drives you're putting in? The space in your parents basement to store it? And it's still not unlimited. Einstein...your hard drives run out of space too.

    So why would someone choose a cloud based storage option? Because they don't want to set all that s*** up. They don't want to have to administer the box, they don't want to have to deal with hardware failures, they want apps that can be shared easily between devices and computers. Maybe for a tard like yourself, in a poor attempt at looking l33t, this is an option. But for a large corporation or organization...it's not

  11. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2.1.5 Experimental (Mar 30, 2013)

    @Aegis69 - The simple fact that you are unable to comprehend that unlimited space & or bandwidth can't be given free shows plainly you neither work in the IT sector or run a business -

    Before your next review switch you brain on 'before' you start typing, if you follow those simple instructions you might not look such an idiot next time?

    The amount of updates this program requires is unnecessary.

  12. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.1.5 Experimental (Mar 29, 2013)

    Hey retard, do you even know what owncloud is? Go look, then shut up and jump off a hill.

  13. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 2.0.2 (Mar 20, 2013)

    @Aegis69 - You want unlimited space for free? Why on earth would any company give you that?

    You can 'BUY' space on DB or use your own system, though your system isn't working well as you keep reviewing DB & you don't like MS SkyDrive either. My problems with DB & all so called 'Cloud drives' is the lack of security.

  14. 1 out of 5 stars
    Aegis69

    Reviewing 2.0.2 (Mar 19, 2013)

    Is there really anyone here who cannot simply setup owncloud on a server at home and run their own system with unlimited storage?

    Services like this are dead in the water unless they give unlimited storage, the ONLY thing they bring to the table now is high bandwidth.

  15. 5 out of 5 stars
    Budgie29

    Reviewing 2.0.0 Final (Mar 14, 2013)

    no complex GUI simplicity itself why use usb sticks cd/dvds etc etc
    to transfer data between computers. the only draw back is the size of your dropbox account

  16. 4 out of 5 stars
    ZenoLabs

    Reviewing 2.0.0 Final (Mar 13, 2013)

    Still the best, but it's time to provide 5GB free. Skydrive is 7GB, Google Drive 5GB, Ubuntu One 5GB: come on, guys!

  17. 4 out of 5 stars
    chinch

    Reviewing 2.0.0 Final (Mar 13, 2013)

    You START OUT with 2GB. You can earn up to 20GB, I think, on the free accounts. You can immediately get an extra GB or two by doing some menial tasks that take seconds... several GB more for installing the mobile app and using the photo sync capability. That will put you at 5GB pretty much right away. After that, any referrals add an extra 500MB... and there are other ways here and there to gain more space (like DropQuest). Do your homework before saying how ridiculous 2GB is. I agree that it's a little meager compared to offerings like Box's 50GB promos or the "standard" initial offering of 5GB on the countless other services that copied Dropbox's idea, haha... Dropbox has been around since 2007 and is one of the highest regarded and used cloud storage/sync services (100 million users). What it lacks in generous space offerings, it makes up for in reliability and consistency. I recently saw a new cloud storage site/app offering 100GB of storage! Awesome! -- Until it randomly went down and never came back up a few weeks or months into the gig. Which one do you want to use? The service used for more than half a decade by 100 million people-- but only starts you with 2GB... or the service that went up two weeks ago and offers you 250GB to start? I'd like to wake up tomorrow and find my data still exists... or that it wasn't hacked because the owners hired a homeless dude to set up their servers... and he is not that big into security-- patches... encryption... changing default passwords... all just extra work for this guy. He wants to hurry up and take the $20 they paid him for the job and go get ripped out of his mind! Sometimes quality is more important than sheer quantity.

  18. 4 out of 5 stars
    MikeTechno

    Reviewing 2.0.0 Final (Mar 12, 2013)

    I really do like this program, and I love the concept, but can you guys please come up with a more straight forward, easier to understand interface for your application? It's still way to confusing and hard to understand for as easy as a program as this is. Please have your people redesign your interface for this so that it is much more intuitive and straight forward. I know it looks simple to use, but this program is still far less intuitive that it should be at this point. Please do some more focus groups with users that have never used your program before so you can get the issues that I'm referring to here sorted out finally (They should have been caught and identified long ago by your internal beta testers!)

  19. 3 out of 5 stars
    cmotdibbler

    Reviewing 1.7.2 Experimental (Jan 22, 2013)

    Installed this on OSX and noticed it really chewed through memory, well over 120 megs of RAM. Didn't care so much for the big box status report. It works fine but I reverted back to stable 1.6.16 version.

  20. 5 out of 5 stars
    H.alsadah

    Reviewing 1.7.2 Experimental (Jan 22, 2013)

    Good and useful

    .................
    halsadah.blogspot.com

  21. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.6.13 (Jan 7, 2013)

    @RWW 'I tend to believe the same people bellyaching would gripe if the updates were too infrequent. 'I tend to believe the same people bellyaching would gripe if the updates were too infrequent.'

    I don't agree - What you believe & what is realistic are different. Frequent updates do show bad coding. BTW you can 'buy' extra space as required so stop complaining the drawback of a program is you can't get a free ride.

  22. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 1.6.13 (Jan 7, 2013)

    I really like Dropbox. The biggest plus to me is you just use it, no effort. The biggest drawback for me is the fact I turned everyone I know onto it when it first came out and never used recommendations so I could have more storage. My fault.
    Updates are not a problem........simply don't update every time if the updates are too frequent for you. I tend to believe the same people bellyaching would gripe if the updates were too infrequent.

  23. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.6.12 (Jan 4, 2013)

    Another day another DropBox update - Yet according to the change-log it's Mac fixes, seems they need to separate the Windows & Mac versions as most recent fixes have been for Macs.

    'Fix Finder overlays not updating properly on Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.'

  24. 5 out of 5 stars
    Renaak

    Reviewing 1.6.9 (Dec 22, 2012)

    Come on girlies, find the release notes ...
    https://www.dropbox.com/release_notes

  25. 3 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 1.6.9 (Dec 21, 2012)

    Why doesn't this stupid program autoupdate?

  26. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.6.9 (Dec 21, 2012)

    I'm beginning to wonder if these people know what they are doing as there are updates more than once a week.

    Edit: Looks like they have only gone & updated it again since yesterday, it's 1.6.10 now.

    @Renaak - It's not the change-log that's the issue it's that Drop has gone from an update once a month to 3 a week ~ (make that daily)

  27. 3 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 1.6.6 (Dec 18, 2012)

    This is ridiculous! A new version every week 0_o

  28. 2 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.6.5 (Dec 15, 2012)

    Well, it seems they do have a change log section, but they should post changes on here when they submit new version.

    Dropbox release notes

  29. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.6.5 (Dec 14, 2012)

    3 Updates in less than 3 weeks, yet no idea what's changed, the last update was 2 days ago?

    BTW DropBox changes several Auto-Play features & assigns them to DropBox without asking & switches Auto-Play on if it's disabled, worth checking.

    This is the only change-log I can find & seems to be for macs mostly?

    https://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=94256

  30. 2 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.6.3 (Dec 5, 2012)

    Why not submit change log?
    And why isn't it portable yet?
    Huh? Why?

  31. 4 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.6.0 (Nov 19, 2012)

    Password any files you don't want looked at including photographs as they will harvest info from them too, if you don't upload illegal stuff you will be OK (I don't but looks like c4p0ne does?)

  32. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.5.44 Experimental (Nov 4, 2012)

    @c4p0ne - I wasn't actually being serious :-)

  33. 3 out of 5 stars
    c4p0ne

    Reviewing 1.5.40 Experimental (Oct 26, 2012)

    As for passwords, i don't care if your password is 5000 characters long, it doesn't matter with dropbox because they have FULL ACCESS TO ALL your files at ALL times. The reason for this is so that they can freely give them up to any "law-enforcement" agency that asks for them for any reason.

    "Passwords" in the dropbox scenario are only keeping you protected locally at your own station, from potential LOCAL attackers. As far as super-long paranoid passwords are concerned, even on "secure" services that don't have backdoors to their encryption so that the company employees can access your files, the passwords you suggested (music4) are ridiculous and impractical. We simply don't HAVE the processing power today (not even all the GPU/FPGA computing power on earth) to crack passwords of even HALF that length. Maybe in 50 years.

  34. 3 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.5.34 Experimental (Sep 27, 2012)

    After the recent fiasco regarding security if you do use dropbox use a strong password - If you load your files on DP without protection you are no so bright.

    Maybe the likes of: cgkrX9h.9:cAHkv!8BC:I,}-oV&Cxlh³^G2R²XSd5Vsg-0NNw? will keep your data safe ;-)

    If you are really paranoid: -->

    wNCwgv0q5FGVdC§nXt´d8McTN?1x$_²f8T:´t4d.9w9XM?40i#Jwoelb³%[;D-r^yrGSo20tL0bX³^Uf²;0e_oT6kTjIZMs?D2ixi!=W6}uhPFf=y2#C%\y0[2$VC
    {MKTUGFm,8up#o6E1IDT0aeB"DCS"G6d^_$cCmn8QG03U=,CO-§BPgcM.Ro
    :,Pl6g+e?$%0L³0e/9]SF,8KYB"phVa?yUez²,Kbf_qT`m.Qh6vD1rgQsQF5#
    EqL[²tAx`I5´1E]0}PFtDRHoirqj7RG,2939-Jygx".bSH`1Cr;;d+?

    Should take a while to crack ~

  35. 2 out of 5 stars
    Joco

    Reviewing 1.5.34 Experimental (Sep 26, 2012)

    Dropbox grants 2GB. The referral process to increase the storage space is pretty complex time consuming. Many other cloud storage providers give immediately 5GB or more (Box.net, GDrive, SkyDrive, Ubuntu1). Not worth to bother anymore with Dropbox.

  36. 4 out of 5 stars
    knownware

    Reviewing 1.5.9 Experimental (Jul 24, 2012)

    Had some great success with this tool. Didn't find it that hard to use either!

  37. 5 out of 5 stars
    Renaak

    Reviewing 1.4.7 (May 25, 2012)

    I'm sure you've had no affect on Dropbox, it's quite easy to you're a self absorbed wazzock.

  38. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.4.7 (May 24, 2012)

    Hope I haven't lost you any customers DB ~

    @ Renaak (AKA Pimp Daddy) - Your comment makes no sense whatsoever I suggest you read up on use of grammar ~ Mad name too ~

    If you feel posting links to DB's own privacy policy is being stupid that's up to you - Fortunately not everyone has a lemming like attitude to life ~

    wazzock :-)

  39. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.4.3 (May 7, 2012)

    HeilNizar says in his infinite wisdom ~ 'Once your connected to the internet there is no such thing as privacy'

    There is if your external drive(s) are not switched on! (doh) ~Think on that ~

    If you have nothing to hide I assume you live in a transparent house, have no doors or locks & walk around town in your birthday suit? ~ Oh & leave your bank details on your driveway?

    I don't charge any extra for sarcasm ~

  40. 3 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.4.2 (May 4, 2012)

    Once your connected to the internet there is no such thing as privacy, your gonna have to do some more work to hide your data, TrueCrypt is a good solution.
    But again, I have nothing to hide so I don't care.

    2 stars less for not being portable yet.

  41. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.4.2 (May 2, 2012)

    This applies to almost all 'Free'? Cloud based storage ~

    Another example ~

    Drop Box Privacy statement ~ https://www.dropbox.com/privacy

    Geo-Location Information. (part of) Some photos and videos you place in Dropbox may contain recorded location information. We may use this information to optimize your experience.

    If you do not wish to share files embedded with your geo-location information with us, please do not upload them ~ (good advice I think) ~

    If you don’t want to store location data in your photos or videos, please consult the documentation for your camera to turn off that feature. Also, some of the information we collect from a Device, for example IP address, can sometimes be used to approximate a Device’s location.

  42. 1 out of 5 stars
    Music4Ever

    Reviewing 1.3.38 Experimental (Apr 22, 2012)

    You have zero rights as to your own material offered to these people & I feel many will come to regret using such 'cloud based' storage facilities in the future ~

    There are many far better methods of saving data than using the likes of this ~

    If anyone feels I am paranoid do yourself a favour & at least spend a few minutes reading the Dropbox privacy policy ~ Then ask yourself do I really want to share my private data with such people?

    https://www.dropbox.com/privacy

    Just one example ~

    'Log Data. When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your Device, its software, and your activity using the Services. This may include the Device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning your Files, and other interactions with the Service.'

    @ Stoerpser ~ This is a review site nothing wrong with posting a review here?

  43. 1 out of 5 stars
    Uriel

    Reviewing 1.3.30 Experimental (Apr 4, 2012)

    @HeilNizar The employees and marketers of Google successfully sucked you in to thinking that wanting privacy means you have something to hide. I bet Google knows everything about you including your credit card numbers, bank balance, and sexual preferences. PayPal wants you to give them your bank password when signing up. Would you trust them? They don't trust you. Privacy has nothing to do with being a pedo. It has everything to do with companies like Google and PayPal gathering data and what they do with it. Dropbox is a bad idea because once it is in the cloud, you have no control over it unless it's encrypted strongly with software they have no control over because you never know if they have a secret back door built in to it. And since Dropbox is free, you can be very certain that you are paying for it with them data mining you for the sake of commerce.

  44. 5 out of 5 stars
    Stoerpser

    Reviewing 1.3.21 Experimental (Mar 9, 2012)

    Why you don't use truecrypt-containers within your dropbox?
    And why you don't write your stuff in the discussion-area?

  45. 1 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 1.3.17 Experimental (Feb 17, 2012)

    HeilNizar:

    There is nothing wrong with privacy, not illegal or secret just private. Many of my files contain information that is private that I don't want some pillock looking at, nothing wrong or illegal about that.

    I have a lot of registered software, customer databases, quotes for contacts, & more. If you can't trust a company to keep out of your information it's really not worth bothering with. Therefore I continue to use local & remote hard drives.

    Before you make unfounded serious accusations to me:

    Consider the legal implications of broadcasting these on a public forum.

    Where I live we have some pretty strong laws about such things & they can & are used.

  46. 1 out of 5 stars
    nilst2006

    Reviewing 1.3.16 Experimental (Feb 15, 2012)

    Dropbox look through Your uploaded stuff. So do CIA, FBI, NSA and so on. Avoid this BS !!!!

  47. 3 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.3.16 Experimental (Feb 15, 2012)

    @Input Overload,
    What are you dude? Terrorist or pedo?
    Your screaming all over the place about privacy, so suspicious!

    Any chance they will release a portable version in the next 10 years?

  48. 3 out of 5 stars
    Input Overload

    Reviewing 1.3.10 Experimental (Jan 31, 2012)

    OK if you don't mind your files being looked at. I did notice a case over the pond where a person was taken to court & ordered to reveal the encryption key!

    There are other privacy issues regarding transmission of data on the net that I won't go in too...

    I've gone back to personal backups using external drives here & in a remote locations.

    A pity though as after many years I have a fast fibre connection & can't use it for remote backups.

  49. 3 out of 5 stars
    c4p0ne

    Reviewing 1.3.6 Experimental (Jan 16, 2012)

    PROS:
    Dropbox is by far the easiest I've seen so far in terms of the implementation of syncing files across multiple machines and "the cloud". Most importantly, it is the most "transparent" solution for the end-user that is available right now.

    CONS:
    You can't "rename" the root folder to anything other then "Dropbox" which is annoying. However, using "Hard-Links" and "Junction Points" in Windows can somewhat "soothe" this issue.

    !!WARNINGS!!:
    Dropbox is allowed to browse through, LOOK at ALL of your personal data and GIVE IT TO WHOMEVER THEY SEE FIT INCLUDING so-called "law-enforcement" agencies, the FBI, NSA, etc.. The proprietary encryption that Dropbox uses to "protect" you is ABSOLUTELY 100% USELESS since it is purposefully includes "backdoors" in it so that the entities mentioned above can have access to ANY AND ALL of your PRIVATE data simply by serving Dropbox with a subpoena. Although Dropbox states in their ToS that this never needs to happen since they will WILLINGLY, EASILY, AND FREELY GIVE YOUR DATA TO PRETTY MUCH ANY LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCY THAT REQUESTS IT.

    The SOLUTION TO THIS REPUGNANT, INDISCRIMINATE Invasion of privacy is to ENCRYPT ALL OF YOUR DATA USING STRONG ENCRYPTION *BEFORE* it ever touches your Dropbox folders.

    Preferable encryption solutions would be NON-PROPRIETARY (open-source) encryption algorithms that ARE NOT created-by, endorsed and/or supported by US government entities, especially ones that operate outside of the bounds of the constitution such as the NSA.

  50. 1 out of 5 stars
    Tallpaultn

    Reviewing 1.3.6 Experimental (Jan 16, 2012)

    Version 1.3.6 Experimental--More of the same--Dropbox stil gives an installation error & will not complete the installation process. Seems pretty pointless to me to release versions of the program that will not install.....

  51. 1 out of 5 stars
    Tallpaultn

    Reviewing 1.3.5 Experimental (Jan 3, 2012)

    I'm sure that as soon as Dropbox releases a version that will install appropriately & function as it should that users will be glad to use the program. Unfortunately, they haven't done that for some time now...

  52. 1 out of 5 stars
    juanito1968

    Reviewing 1.3.4 Experimental (Dec 23, 2011)

    @Stoerpser

    I suppose da time's come 2 upgrade yr OS 2 a Win 7 (lite if yr machine needs that kind of release).

  53. 4 out of 5 stars
    Stoerpser

    Reviewing 1.3.4 Experimental (Dec 23, 2011)

    Can't install on Win98SE!
    Please correct this.

  54. 3 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.2.45 RC2 (Oct 14, 2011)

    Still not portable... Zzzzz

  55. 4 out of 5 stars
    c4p0ne

    Reviewing 1.2.28 Experimental (Aug 27, 2011)

    All you have to do is ENCRYPT your files BEFORE they even touch the dropbox folder. Perhaps you could Compress (RAR) all your data and then put it in there, as long as the password is STRONG, RAR encryption is currently unbreakable and impractical to brute-froce (crack) so you're good to go. If that is too time-consuming perhaps you could look into enryptions solutions like TrueCrypte, etc...

    Bottom line is if you ENCRYPT FIRST, then no one will be able to see your files EVER, especially not the employees of dropbox, OR their fruity little FBI buddies.

    Why stop using a VERY convenient service just because a few ROYAL A-HOLES decide that invading your privacy is warranted under circumstances they define? Step 1: Encrypt. Step 2: Relax. Step 3: Like a summer breeze, gently crank up a majestic middle finger to ALL corporate & government entities that would invade your privacy for WHATEVER reason...

  56. 5 out of 5 stars
    IT_Guru

    Reviewing 1.2.27 Experimental (Aug 19, 2011)

    The service itself is an excellent idea and I use it on a daily basis. I most wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who juggles files from one machine to another, which is almost everyone these days! There are no catches and it even allows you to view files from any web browser, which works well for a user who doesn't have a Dropbox account (as an example you can share photos with the family this way). Some people do say it can be a bit slow but largely that's dependent on the speed of your Internet connection. You can fine tune the options to set limits for download and upload speeds, but the defaults are perfectly fine for most people and I wouldn't mess with them unless you really feel the need. I can't say anything bad about Dropbox at all and would be lost without it. Install it now and wonder how you ever managed without it ! ... By the way, if you liked these few words and want an extra free 250Mb bonus storage you can reward both you and me by signing up with my link below. You will get the standard 2Gb free + 250Mb bonus as a friend's reward, so it's a 'win-win' situation, as they say. Many thanks and happy dropboxing!
    http://db.tt/Oc3bPoD

  57. 1 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 1.2.23 Experimental (Aug 8, 2011)

    After the privacy debacle surrounding Dropbox, I will neither use nor trust this program again.

  58. 5 out of 5 stars
    paasan69

    Reviewing 1.2.20 Experimental (Aug 6, 2011)

    The 1.2.20 version constantly crashed Explorer.exe on my Win7-x64 machine. Managed to uninstall and found an even newer version in the Dropbox forum, v1.2.22 which seems to work just fine.

    Great software! I

  59. 5 out of 5 stars
    DigiBrian

    Reviewing 1.1.34 (May 23, 2011)

    Not sure what you guys are moaning about, but if you go to dropbox website and select download you will download 1.1.34 no beta etc.

  60. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 1.1.34 (May 23, 2011)

    I love Dropbox by why doesn't it autoupdate ???

  61. 4 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 1.1.29 (May 2, 2011)

    Actually, 1.1.29 is the latest stable release as of two weeks ago, according to the DropBox forums. The 1.2.0 is now the beta, although DropBox seems to use the words "experimental" and "beta" interchangeably. Regardless, 1.1.29 is now labelled by DropBox as "stable".

    But complaining about a site named BETAnews linking to a beta version makes little sense to me to begin with.

    Incidentally, the 1.2.0 beta/experimental build is supposed to address the recently publicized security vulnerability: "Security enhancements, an attacker will not be able to steal your computer's account credentials just by copying configuration files to another machine." Also: "New encrypted database format to prevent unauthorized access to local Dropbox client database."

    Anyway, I'm a bit miffed at Dropbox for basically lying for the past three years about their employees' ability to access encrypted data (regardless of what internal and undocumented safeguards they have in place). Other than that, it's still a great service.

    If you want to store stuff in the cloud that you're REALLY worried about other people getting a hold of, you need to properly encrypt the data yourself (TrueCrypt, for example) before uploading it rather than relying upon the service to handle the encryption for you. This remains true for just about ANY cloud storage service.

    So yeah, DropBox really dropped the ball when it came to disclosure. Really badly dropped the ball, in fact. But the service and the software is still very compelling relative to other offerings out there. It's supported by just about everyone, and the remote access features it offers are second to none.

  62. 4 out of 5 stars
    reviewer

    Reviewing 1.1.29 (May 2, 2011)

    Dropbox is a winner, sadly Betanews is linking to unreleased betas, in this case 1.1.29, naughty, naughty. Ver 1.1.28 is the last that should be reviewed.

    Not the 1st time Betanews has jumped the gun.

    Actually 1.2.0 is experimental, a lot different to a Beta.

    Note: I know what Betanews is about but I say "unreleased betas" with the emphasis on "unreleased"

  63. 1 out of 5 stars
    Mr Swiffer

    Reviewing 1.1.27 (Apr 23, 2011)

    Dropbox's data encryption feature doesn't work at all.

  64. 1 out of 5 stars
    Bala7

    Reviewing 1.1.27 (Apr 22, 2011)

    After the back-door access scandal how can anyone take dropbox seriously?
    http://www.betanews.com/...vice-changes/1303489434

  65. 5 out of 5 stars
    chinch

    Reviewing 1.1.26 (Apr 21, 2011)

    Possible reason for not auto-updating: Is it a beta or experimental release? I have seen mine auto-update, so I know it works. Second: solve security issue on cloud services? Especially those that update on bit-diff level? Cloud storage + Truecrypt. Truecrypt can create a portable version of itself which you can upload as well and always have the ability to decrypt your file(s). The key is NEVER stored anywhere but your head (unless you are stupid enough to save it in a text file in the same folder or something). About the default space, 5GB is the new black. Even Box.net went up to 5GB; SugarSync=5.5GB; Amazon 5GB, upgrade to 20GB for under a dollar; ZumoDrive=2GB, Google, Microsoft's SkyDrive=25GB (all can be mapped to local drives, etc using certain programs like Gladinet, GMail Drive). Anyway, if you're looking for a Drop.io or Rapidshare replacement -- Ge.tt is where it's at (or gonna be at). Love that site. Still regardless of anything, DropBox is my favorite of all. They just need to add some more features to it -- but their recent iPhone app update really took things in the right direction on the mobile end. So thumbs up there. Now if I could only RENAME and EDIT text files in-app. I use Nebulous Notes anyway for that, so it's not a huge deal, but they would be what I would consider "fundamental" features to such an app. Slow progress with Dropbox, but slow is better than none, I suppose.

  66. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 1.1.26 (Apr 21, 2011)

    really Wuala.... come on Wuala only gives 1 gig free
    and no sync.... you must have got the paid version of Wuala
    Sugarsync gives 5 gigs for free

  67. 3 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 1.1.26 (Apr 21, 2011)

    @CyberDoc999

    Haven't paid, I'm trading storage. Got over 7GB so far.

  68. 3 out of 5 stars
    speedwaystar

    Reviewing 1.1.24 (Apr 19, 2011)

    why on earth doesn't this POS auto-update? it runs all the time, connected to their backend server. are you trying to tell me it can't check for updated versions of the client?

  69. 3 out of 5 stars
    Grandpas

    Reviewing 1.1.16 Experimental (Apr 13, 2011)

    I like the program but I will remove sensitive files from the backup as severe security flaws have been discovered recently (http://dereknewton.com/2...ication-static-host-ids/)

  70. 1 out of 5 stars
    anomoly

    Reviewing 1.1.16 Experimental (Apr 12, 2011)

    Weak. If you copy a certain few files you can kiss the so-called security goodbye, regardless if you reinstall update or change pc's.

  71. 4 out of 5 stars
    HeilNizar

    Reviewing 1.1.5 Beta (Mar 25, 2011)

    It seems the author is not listening to users yet..

    -We need it portable and updateable (Internal updater).
    -More options, like "synch and close when done".
    -Use less memory.

  72. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 1.1.5 Beta (Mar 25, 2011)

    Sure, it could be lighter, but there are always compromises and tradeoffs in that.

    I have it installed on four very different systems, and it never uses more than 50MB of physical RAM on any of them. When my browser uses an average of five times that amount (often much more if I have lots of tabs open), it really doesn't bother me that much.

    I guess if I had 1GB or less system memory, it'd be a bigger deal.

  73. 2 out of 5 stars
    mbe2005

    Reviewing 1.0.20 (Jan 28, 2011)

    This is actually a nice program, but i simply uses to many ressources! But why, there isn't much to do actually, simply monitor if any files are changed and sync if neccesary. But this is the top user in my system.

  74. 5 out of 5 stars
    robertguda

    Reviewing 1.0.20 (Jan 27, 2011)

    small, free and crossplatform without a glitch. for more serious use there's the payable version. works outstanding for me. computer, blackberry android.
    thank you very much for this little gem.

  75. 2 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 1.0.13 (Jan 13, 2011)

    Pretty good actually, if not for being so unreliable. Unlike some sync programs (IDrive) It's very light. You hardly notice when it's uploading. On the down side, it has errors the developer isn't competent to fix. Users constantly complain of "out of space" stoppages when they are not out of space,,, and failure to sync certain files and folders. It's far too undependable to be serious, so I'm dropping it. I'm finding SugarSync currently has a slight edge on the other 2, but will be watching all 3 for improvements.

  76. 5 out of 5 stars
    The Seeker 11

    Reviewing 1.0.10 (Dec 17, 2010)

    1.0.10 is the final release, not RC.

  77. 4 out of 5 stars
    jafo818

    Reviewing 1.0.6 RC (Dec 15, 2010)

    This program works really well. You can verify a student email address and retroactively double your referral bonus storage space. The link for that is:

    http://www.dropbox.com/edu

  78. 2 out of 5 stars
    ballyhairs

    Reviewing 1.0.6 RC (Dec 15, 2010)

    Pros:
    -Does the main thing its meant to do (Synchronize).
    -Has free version.

    Cons:
    -Not portable.
    -Memory hog even when its not doing anything.
    -No command line (At least I can't find them).
    -Missing important features (Like read only).

  79. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 1.0.1 RC (Dec 8, 2010)

    Windows Live Mesh is (finally!) a competitive service, but DropBox still offers a lot of advantages like public link creation allowing you to send someone a download link to any file that's in your public folder(s), automatic creation of picture galleries viewable in any web browser for image files placed in the Pictures folder, undelete and undo features for data recovery, sharing synced folders between users or between groups of users, and, most importantly, cross-platform integration.

    That being said, I wouldn't be surprised at all if DropBox ups the amount of free space you get at signup to 3-5GB sometime this coming year.

  80. 5 out of 5 stars
    nightwolf

    Reviewing 1.0.1 RC (Dec 7, 2010)

    Or you can register via the application instead, instead of clicking on fredlkrue's referral link below.

  81. 5 out of 5 stars
    fredlkrue

    Reviewing 1.0.1 RC (Dec 7, 2010)

    Great program, and it works with Linux. You can register for a free account by clicking here: https://www.dropbox.com/...2MzY4NDY2OQ?src=global0

  82. 5 out of 5 stars
    shallot

    Reviewing 1.0.1 RC (Dec 7, 2010)

    Windows Live Mesh does the same thing but with 5gb !!! and beyond that it can sync across your computers with no size limit...

  83. 5 out of 5 stars
    chinch

    Reviewing 1.0.0 RC (Dec 6, 2010)

    great program for syncing amongst your computers, accessing through the web interface from anywhere, and even has apps for your mobile devices (you can even stream audio to iphone/itouch, etc). interface is simple, clean, and that's the beauty of it. other competitors like sugarsync, boxnet, mozy... sometimes are just more cumbersome and cluttered if your goal is simple backup/sync/cloud storage. now with the newer beta/rc builds, you can have selective sync, so you only sync what you need if you have a lot of stuff out there and don't need it all. this is a feature that has been needed for a long time, but is not in the "release" build you will download from the site (yet). so for starters, you get 2GB free space, and then 256mb extra for every referral -- BUT -- just to remind (or let people know): if you are a student and have an .edu email address, you can get double the space for each referral, 500mb! you just have to verify your .edu email address by going to https://www.dropbox.com/edu. makes this app/site even sweeter. max you can get for free by referrals is 10gb (2 free + up to 8gb referrals), though if verify your .edu account, the limit also goes up to 16gb! you can also find other ways to increase your space limit by going to https://www.dropbox.com/free and doing any of those things! *if i helped you out with these tips, i'd be more than grateful if you'd use my referral link, as a small token of thanks: https://www.dropbox.com/...TU1MzU1MTU5?src=global0 -- would love to get some more space whenever i can. if you use my link, thank you in advance! btw, they also have paid plans for higher quota demands beyond the free product. dropbox rules, and gets even better with each update, though major/stable releases are too spread out IMO. you can always get the latest beta by going to the Forums link at the bottom of their page, though... which I recommend, to get more functionality in the interim.

  84. 5 out of 5 stars
    rfithen

    Reviewing 0.8.114 Experimental (Nov 24, 2010)

    ***************************************************
    Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
    ***************************************************
    Info: Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. which uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.
    ***************************************************
    (Each Question is worth 1/2 Star each.)
    ***************************************************
    01. Does the download size match the product type? Yes.
    02. Does it install correctly? Yes.
    03. Does it skip installing unnecessary items? Yes.
    04. Does it do what it claims? Yes.
    05. Does it use a low amount of memory? Yes.
    06. Does the design post date 2002? Yes.
    07. Does it appear to have commands in proper places? No. Dropbox could take a lesson from "SafeCopy" during the configuration process. Dropbox all but 08. forces you to use a folder named "Dropbox"; this can be over-ridden, but could be tricky for a new user. It could be better to have no initial solid folder for sync, as I would like to Right-Click and individually select folders/files to sync.
    08. Does it have an easy learning curve? Yes.
    09. Does it render itself stable? Yes.
    10. Does it render your system stable? Yes.
    ***************************************************
    Where can it be downloaded? https://www.dropbox.com/install
    ***************************************************

  85. 5 out of 5 stars
    reviewer

    Reviewing 0.8.114 Experimental (Nov 21, 2010)

    I have tested Dropbox by myself and its a realy great tool and everything works perfect and is easy to handle. Dropbox also seem to take much care about the safety of your files.

    You get 2GB for free and when you use the link below, then you get 250MB extra and I will get 250MB too for advertiseing you! :)

    http://www.dropbox.com/r...ls/NTE1NDIxOTkwOQ?src=7

    Thanks alot!

  86. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 0.8.112 Experimental (Nov 1, 2010)

    Well, by "trivial" I mean that you go to your personal Dropbox page on their website and click on "show deleted files". They keep deleted files for 30 days with the free version of the service.

    You're right about this being necessary if your local files are accidentally deleted through the OS (the Dropbox website uses the example of "your pet" deleting them, heh), but if your hard drive crashes and you recover it and then reinstall Dropbox, it will just pull everything down from the cloud again unless you specifically tell it not to.

    The particulars of the way solutions like this operate can be confusing even to intelligent IT professionals. I'm really not trying to be nit-picky even though it may come across that way. I just don't want to add to the confusion.

  87. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.109 Experimental (Oct 21, 2010)

    Another correction, if your local files are accidentally deleted, or your HDD crashes and is recovered (and Drop Box client re-installed), it's possible your files in cloud storage will be deleted. You can ask Drop Box to undelete the lost files, a minor problem, but not trivial. Still rates a 5, though it's not quite perfect.

  88. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 0.8.107 Experimental (Oct 8, 2010)

    Just a minor correction: Dropbox will not delete your files from the "cloud" storage if your hard drive crashes, only if they are deleted through the file system (OS) Dropbox is installed on. But yes, file recovery is a trivial affair regardless.

    I hope they get a stable 0.8.x build out soon. Great stuff.

  89. 5 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.106 Experimental (Sep 15, 2010)

    Great sync application, just OK as a remote or "cloud" backup program. Very unobtrusive and stable, great support.

    As a sync manager, it's perfect. As a remote backup program, it's fair, but that's not what its intended for. For example, if you use it as a remote backup program, and your local files get deleted (or you have a HDD crash), the sync feature will obediently erase your files from the remote location unless you catch it in time. (you can ask Drop Box to undelete them, a minor hassle) If you desire to use Drop Box as a "cloud" backup program, I recommend you don't run the tray app at Windows start. Just schedule it to run for 30-45 minutes a day, and your local and remote files are safer.

    Wait until the next release in a day or 2, this one has a couple of minor issues on some systems. 4.5 stars, needs a couple of options to make it a killer app. Highly recommended!

  90. 4 out of 5 stars
    ballyhairs

    Reviewing 0.8.91 Experimental (Jul 31, 2010)

    It's nice, but missing few features..

    -An option to share folders that are read only by others.
    -Portable releases by author.

    But I like it anyway and I'm sure it will be Ok one day

  91. 4 out of 5 stars
    verdecove

    Reviewing 0.8.90 Experimental (Jul 23, 2010)

    Have tested Dropbox and using it to share files with our business partners and so far I am very pleased how easy it is to use and how good the sync works.

  92. 5 out of 5 stars
    wuahn

    Reviewing 0.8.90 Experimental (Jul 23, 2010)

    Well I have no relationship with Dropbox other than using it for several months and I find it to be extremely useful and simple. It practically eliminates the need for USB flash drives. Whatever I need to synchronize between my home and office computers happens seamlessly. It just works.

  93. 5 out of 5 stars
    Orbitration

    Reviewing 0.8.89 Experimental (Jul 20, 2010)

    Hey, spammer clown, get lost.
    Nobody reads that crap anyway, and it pisses people off so much they'd go the extra mile to NOT buy your crap.

  94. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.85 Experimental (Jul 15, 2010)

    I'll never post the changelog anymore.
    Everything is in the Publisher link, enjoy Dropbox !

  95. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 0.8.80 Experimental (Jun 23, 2010)

    Heh, at this rate they're gonna hit .9 before the .8 version goes stable! Weird. I guess they've been adding a lot of major features in this iteration, though, and they need a lot of testing. Selective sync!

    "Rated up artificially by its developers" my arse. Sure, there are other services offering "cloud" storage, but all of the competition I've tried either imposes more restrictions of the type and characteristics of data being stored (like maximum file size limitations, or syncing only program data), doesn't offer the same level of online remote access to stored data (public link creation, automatic photo gallery creation, etc., doesn't operate as seamlessly on individual client computers; requiring more user intervention and/or arbitrary file organization, or just plain fails a lot.

    DropBox isn't perfect. The client software occasionally uses a lot of system resources during scanning and syncing. But I'm not aware of any other similar solution that's so actively developed and includes as many features.

    To put it simply: if you don't at least see what's unique about DropBox - what sets it apart - then you just haven't actually USED enough of these types of services to know any better. The only competitor I would even consider using at this point is Ubuntu One, but it's got a long ways to go before it can match DropBox on consistency and cross-platform feature completeness. It'll get close, but it's going to probably take at least six more months.

  96. 2 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.75 Experimental (Jun 22, 2010)

    0.8.75:
    - Fix to flicker in the linux/windows selective sync ui control. it should feel faster and more responsive now
    - Fix to some issues with Dropbox and AFP mounts
    - Better unexpected error on booting dropbox reporting (if you had os x and you double clicked dropbox and it just never starts, you might now get some more information :)
    - Other small

    @Uberfly : I'm not a dropbox dev and I don't want to under rate this software. If it's average and common, tell me witch software do this better thand Dropbox and I will try it.

  97. 2 out of 5 stars
    uberfly

    Reviewing 0.8.75 Experimental (Jun 22, 2010)

    This thing is artificially rated up by its developers. It's average and common at best.

  98. 4 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.67 Experimental (Jun 4, 2010)

    0.8.67:
    - Selective sync settings should instantiate a lot quicker
    - Fixed bug that would cause client to spin on 0.8.66

  99. 3 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.65 Experimental (Jun 1, 2010)

    Got a quick bugfix release here. Stay tuned for a version with selective sync options before initial sync as well, it's on the way.

    0.8.65:
    - Fixes preferences being broken on OS X 10.4
    - Preserve folder casing when spinning out (Selective Sync Conflict x)
    - Fixes a scroll glitch in Linux/Windows
    - More assorted fixes

    Have fun!! All standard experimental build warnings apply ;)

  100. 5 out of 5 stars
    pjb

    Reviewing 0.8.64 Experimental (May 28, 2010)

    Brilliant Application, and yes Ulmo, selective sync for real. Why not download and review...

    Have been using 08 builds for a few weeks now with no issues, and this build is no exception, works really well.

  101. 3 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.64 Experimental (May 28, 2010)

    0.8.64:
    - Selective Synch !

  102. 3 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.62 Experimental (May 24, 2010)

    0.8.62:
    - All UI is now native Cocoa on the Macintosh (this is due to the initial tour now being ported over), our Mac download is now ~20MB. Memory usage has also decreased significantly (we've seen a decrease of up to 16MB in used memory)
    - Fixed a bug that would cause pausing to take longer than necessary.
    - More optimizations during normal syncing.
    - Lots of small fixes.

  103. 3 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.57 Experimental (May 12, 2010)

    Update of the day, nothing worthwhile here. Dropbox should quit throwing so many of their resources into playing with Linux and Mac tray icons so they can move along with important things like Selective Syncing. I'm getting tired of D/L and installing updates only to find it's just a Linux Icon change. I'll be looking for other sync-backup programs that are more serious about development.

  104. 4 out of 5 stars
    KINGRPG

    Reviewing 0.8.57 Experimental (May 12, 2010)

    This one of best.

  105. 4 out of 5 stars
    shallot

    Reviewing 0.8.57 Experimental (May 11, 2010)

    I just use Mesh.com to sync files from anywhere to my own HDD at home. And my HDD has over half a TB of space that I don't pay monthly for. And I back this up onto a secondary disk for safe keeping.

  106. 4 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.8.48 Experimental (May 5, 2010)

    I like it a lot. It just sort of works.
    2 things I'd very much like to see in the future:

    1 - ability to leave some files on the dropbox server and NOT download them to my local machine (but show that they are there)
    2 - smaller memory footprint.
    When most of the time Dropbox isn't doing anything other than hiding in the system tray and occasionally checking to see if there any new files it does use an awful lot of RAM. (although with each release it's using less and less)

    On the whole I LOVE it

  107. 4 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.46 Experimental (Apr 29, 2010)

    Getting better, but still doesn't have selectable syncing as promised. That makes it totally worthless for backup, though it's very convenient for remote sharing. If they ever implement selectable syncing, this will be a killer app, and go viral on the level of Google Earth etc. The Dev. is saying in a week or 2, but their promises have been empty so far.

  108. 4 out of 5 stars
    asaenz

    Reviewing 0.8.35 Experimental (Apr 21, 2010)

    I use services like this to backup important data that I wouldn't want to lose if my hard disk stops functioning for whatever reason ... I can backup that data to a thumb drive, external hard drive, CD/DVD, or online service (preferably secured) but the main thing is to have it in more than one secure place to retrieve it. And I can access it from another location if I'm not home or in my office. If it is valuable data and represents a means to access your life saving then you should encrypt it with some of the better methods before storing it. I try to use AES or at least that level of encryption and not put all my trust in the online storage service. Hopefully you guys can leave some useful info in here and not just think of ways to be ugly with each other. It's not a positive reflection of your wittiness to do otherwise. As for this program, I briefly tried it but I prefer others that don't require that I download a program to use them. It does work fairly well. Before making a final choice, I'd set some time aside and try most of the popular ones and pick one or two that suit me the best (2 in case one goes "out-of-business" or is bought out to avoid converting or extracting the data). I have my important data stored in more than 1 secure place and encrypted. The big thing about Dropbox's reputation seems to be the length of time they've been around and its ability to sync relyably.

  109. 5 out of 5 stars
    RWW

    Reviewing 0.8.30 Experimental (Apr 5, 2010)

    Some people have a really warped view of this service. It is no different than using any other service to store and share online except for the fact that the developers have made it so easy to use.
    I have no problem storing my pictures and much of my documents on Dropbox but anyone should think twice about credit card numbers, etc.
    That is only common sense.

  110. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 0.8.28 Experimental (Apr 1, 2010)

    TO: Slipped it in
    you have a very low IQ
    Dropbox is perfect
    why trust MYSPACE?

  111. 4 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.28 Experimental (Mar 30, 2010)

    Slipped it in, Anyone that uploads his SSN, credit card info, address, phone, or other info that can be used to steal his identity is beyond stupid. Use this program to share pictures, music, and other replaceable files, and it's truly useful. It's very useful for accessing needed files from any computer with Internet access. You need to wise up.

  112. 1 out of 5 stars
    Slipped it in

    Reviewing 0.8.28 Experimental (Mar 30, 2010)

    Software like this is very, very dangerous. Why would I want to give all or part of my important data to some stranger? The company that is developing this software would probably use my data to steal my identity regardless of what their privacy policy says. Anyone with half a brain knows that privacy policies are just meaningless words. If they weren't then nobody would be getting things like junk e-mail.

    @bobad - If I want to share things like pictures or music then there's already a service available for that. It's called Myspace. Dropbox is nothing more than an online backup service for people who don't have other means available to back up their data. Online backup services cannot be trusted with anything.

  113. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 0.8.27 Experimental (Mar 29, 2010)

    @bobad

    Dropbox does NOT delete your files if you lose them on your local computer. It only deletes files that you specifically tell the operating system to delete. That is, if your hard drive or your operating system crashes, your backed-up files will all be kept safe indefinitely on the Dropbox servers as long as you don't delete your account.

    Even if you get some malware that makes changes to your backup directories or you accidentally delete something, Dropbox tracks all changes and deletions made for 30 days. So as long as you notice you're missing some files or you made some unwise changes within a month of them occurring, you can go back and recover them using either the Dropbox context menu within the OS or the Dropbox web interface on their site.

    It's an elegant solution, and it's perfectly fine for off-site backup.

    Edit: oh, and it's good to see that they've labeled these builds "experimental". Nice!

  114. 3 out of 5 stars
    bobad

    Reviewing 0.8.27 Experimental (Mar 29, 2010)

    Nice app, but don't use it for backup. That's because it mirrors a local folder on your computer and a remote folder 1:1 on the DropBox server. If the files get lost on your HDD, they will soon be deleted by DropBox on their server. So until they wise up and implement an option to not erase any files on the server, it's useless as an off-site backup.

    It's somewhat useful for accessing files on your computer remotely. It is also somewhat useful for sharing a few pictures with friends and relatives, but we already have Photobucket for that.

    Nice app, easy to use, but usefulness is severely limited as it stands now.

  115. 5 out of 5 stars
    Diam0nd

    Reviewing 0.8.21 (Mar 24, 2010)

    Nice idea and realisation. But I would never ever use anything like this for mission-critical stuff. Just my 2 cents, ofc.

    btw, a newer ver is out already: http://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/Dropbox%200.8.23.exe

  116. 5 out of 5 stars
    Prospero424

    Reviewing 0.8.21 (Mar 21, 2010)

    Yeah, these versions (up to at least 0.8.21) seem to be betas even though they're not labeled as such. The Dropbox web site still prompts you to download and install version 0.7.110 and the Dropbox app isn't automatically updating to newer version yet.

    Yes, you start out with 2GB for free and you can get 250MB for viewing all of the tutorial pages and then an additional 250MB for each person you invite, but only up to 3GB, not 5GB.

    I allow very few programs to run in the background on all of my PCs. This is one of them. Great stuff!

  117. 4 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 0.8.21 (Mar 19, 2010)

    It is a CPU hog..... but other than that it is a great app

  118. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 0.8.20 (Mar 15, 2010)

    Is version 0.8.20 a beta or a full version?

  119. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.8.11 (Mar 11, 2010)

    @Fatbas****
    Free Users get 2G, but you can get more... for free.
    Go to your Dropbox account on web site to easely get 250M more by following some easy steps.
    And for each friend you invite who install Dropbox, you get 250M more.
    I think you can reach a 5G this way. ;-)

  120. 4 out of 5 stars
    FatBastard

    Reviewing 0.7.110 (Feb 28, 2010)

    Dropbox is great but I wouldn't mind some more free storage. 2GB is not very much. How about 20GB free storage financed by ads...?

  121. 4 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.7.110 (Feb 28, 2010)

    Hard to tell what's new or updated in this version as Dropbox always just works.. Smooth upgrade, no issues.

    My only criticism is the memory use. considering it appears to be doing very little most of the time 45Mb of ram is a lot to consume.

    But apart from the high memory usage, I just LOVE dropbox

  122. 5 out of 5 stars
    netean

    Reviewing 0.7.79 (Dec 15, 2009)

    Dropbox is one of those very rare applications that "just works" you install it then forget about it. It just site there doing it's (very clever) thing without you having to care one iota about what it's doing or when it does it.

    It's so simple. you save your files to the dropbox folder and they're in there, on the web, on my other windows machine, on my linux netbook, on my work computer.

    a superb application.

  123. 5 out of 5 stars
    Volodymyr Frytskyy

    Reviewing 0.7.50 (Nov 14, 2009)

    I'm an author of AllMyNotes Organizer, and my users want to be able to synchronize data between two or more computers. Dropbox is a perfect sollution for this purpose - I'm recommending to all my users to use Dropbox for sharing data between conputers, so far I'm receiving good feedback from them.

  124. 5 out of 5 stars
    Linux4All

    Reviewing 0.7.50 (Oct 29, 2009)

    I run 4 OS's (for the purpose of testing networks) Speaking strictly as a l
    Linux user running the Firefox browser, I found this app to be seamless and straight forward. I created an account and uploaded a test file within 1 minute. Kudos to DropBox for creating an easy network based "cloud" computing program that's not dependent upon a particular OS.

  125. 5 out of 5 stars
    CyberDoc999

    Reviewing 0.7.50 (Oct 29, 2009)

    2 gig online storage for free
    $$ if you want more
    a good app

  126. 5 out of 5 stars
    Ulmo

    Reviewing 0.7.50 (Oct 29, 2009)

    Never tryed the uninstall feature.
    Download it to know why. ;-)

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