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What is Dropbox?

Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
Dropbox is a tool in the File Storage category of a tech stack.

Who uses Dropbox?

Companies
1584 companies reportedly use Dropbox in their tech stacks, including Lyft, StackShare, and Accenture.

Developers
20402 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dropbox.

Dropbox Integrations

Slack, Postman, Trello, Asana, and InVision are some of the popular tools that integrate with Dropbox. Here's a list of all 173 tools that integrate with Dropbox.
Pros of Dropbox
434
Easy to work with
256
Free
216
Popular
176
Shared file hosting
167
'just works'
100
No brainer
79
Integration with external services
76
Simple
49
Good api
38
Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
11
It just works
8
Convenient
7
Accessible from all of my devices
5
Command Line client
4
Can even be used by your grandma
4
Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
3
Sync API
3
Reliable
3
Cross platform app
3
Mac app
2
Delta synchronization
2
Beautiful UI
2
Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
2
Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
2
Extended version history
2
Backups, local and cloud
1
Easy/no setup
1
Easy to work with
1
So easy
1
YC Company
1
The more the merrier
1
Official Linux app
1
For when client needs file without opening firewall
1
Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
1
Easy to use
1
What a beautiful app
0
The more the merrier
Decisions about Dropbox

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Dropbox in their tech stack.

Needs advice
on
Node.jsNode.jsReactReact
and
React NativeReact Native

I created a simple upload/download functionality for a web application and connected it to Mongo, now I can upload, store and download files. I need advice on how to create a SPA similar to Dropbox or Google Drive in that it will be a hierarchy of folders with files within them, how would I go about creating this structure and adding this functionality to all the files within the application?

Intuitively creating a react component and adding it to a File object seems like the way to go, what are some issues to expect and how do I go about creating such an application to be as fast and UI-friendly as possible?

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Needs advice
on
AeroFSAeroFS
and
KloudlessKloudless

Anyone recommend a good connector like Kloudless for connecting a SaaS app to Dropbox/Box etc? Cheers

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Needs advice
on
ConfluenceConfluenceDropboxDropbox
and
Zoho CRMZoho CRM

I'm looking for a tool or set of tools to enable searching across all of our platforms including Confluence and Jira, Zoho CRM, Gmail, Gdrive for business, Dropbox and iCloud.

Any ideas. Something like X1? IBM Watson Discovery?

(And local Disk of course)

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Blog Posts

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Dropbox's Features

  • Dropbox Chooser- Get files from Dropbox into your web app with just a few lines of JavaScript
  • Sync API- Read and write to Dropbox from iOS & Android as if it were a local filesystem
  • Core API- The basics. Upload, download, search, and more from your web or mobile app

Dropbox Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Dropbox?
Google Drive
Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Microsoft SharePoint
It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
OneDrive
Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
Box
The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
G Suite
An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
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Dropbox's Followers
17273 developers follow Dropbox to keep up with related blogs and decisions.