What is dropbox?
Dropbox is a file hosting service that is operated by the American company Dropbox, Inc. Its headquarter is in California, U.S. It offers services of cloud storage, personal cloud, and client software. It was founded in 2007 by MIT, Drew Houston, and Arsh Ferdowsi. Dropbox is one of the most oldest and papular cloud storage services in use today.
How it works
Dropbox allotted you a certain amount of storage space in an online server called “Cloud.”
So, when you install the application of Dropbox app on your PC or mobile device. Any files you store in your Dropbox will also be automatically copied to the Dropbox server as well.
If you make changes to these files. So, the file in the server also is changed or updated. You can easily access the file online everywhere. You can also share your file online with anyone.
How to use Dropbox
It is mainly an online storage device that keeps files in sync between your devices and the cloud. Dropbox is accessible via the web or in apps, you install on PC, Mac, and mobile phone. It does not matter which version you use because everything encrypts with 256-bit AES.
The service also keeps a history of your files so you can recover the files which are accidental deletion. You have 30 days to recover your file in the free version. While in paid version, tiers go up to 180 days.
You can control the permission level. You can also share files with others using the link or make files public. So, anyone with a link can access your file easily. It’s a very suitable way to send files without using email.
Pricing and Cost
The free version of Dropbox comes with 2 GB of free cloud storage, which is enough for beginners. It comes up with many paid options like
It charges about $10 per month. And give 2 TB storage for up to 1 user. And you also have the facility of unlimited device linking.
It charges about $17 per family per month. And give 2 TB storage for up to 6 users. And you also have the facility of a single bill for the whole family.
It charges about $16.58 per month. And give 3 TB storage for up to 1 user. And you also have the facility of 180-day file and account recovery and large file delivery (up to 100 GB).