DropboxEditor: Adam Zeis Last updated 5 days ago
Dropbox is a cloud storage service that allows users to access and share their files from just about any internet connected device. With a now universal app for Windows Phone and Windows desktops, as well as a fully functional website, keeping your files in sync is extremely easy. The first 2GB of storage are included with every free account, and Dropbox also offers paid storage plans for people who want to host more.
The company was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowski, two MIT students who got the American seed accelerator Y Combinator. San Francisco, CA was the home of both the first and second Dropbox office, and then the company added another office in Austin, TX in 2014. As of 2015, Dropbox has over 250 million visits per month, and is ranked #2 among all file sharing websites, with only Imgur coming in ahead of it.
Currently, the company has offerings for both consumers and enterprise users. Dropbox for Business offers higher tier data storage, with more support options as well. The current Dropbox Pro plan offers 1TB of storage space, additional sharing controls, and the ability to remotely wipe your data for $9.99 a month. Dropbox for Business comes in at $15, with the ability to store as much as you need, have unlimited file recovery, improved file sharing controls and priority support.
Dropbox also has various APIs available for developers, which has lead to the creation of some great third-party apps, as well as tie-in's with existing services. Developers have been able to use the Dropbox APIs to have their apps back up and sync various data, as well as an easy way to share files for quick access.