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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
1377 companies reportedly use Dropbox in their tech stacks, including Lyft, StackShare, and 9GAG.

Developers
7304 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Dropbox.

Dropbox Integrations

Formstack, Asana, Trello, LiveChat, and Conceptboard are some of the popular tools that integrate with Dropbox. Here's a list of all 131 tools that integrate with Dropbox.

Why developers like Dropbox?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Dropbox
Dropbox Reviews

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

Jason Barry
Jason Barry
Cofounder at FeaturePeek | 4 upvotes 112.4K views
atFeaturePeekFeaturePeek
Insomnia REST Client
Insomnia REST Client
Postman
Postman
Paw
Paw
Dropbox
Dropbox

We've tried a couple REST clients over the years, and Insomnia REST Client has won us over the most. Here's what we like about it compared to other contenders in this category:

  • Uncluttered UI. Things are only in your face when you need them, and the app is visually organized in an intuitive manner.
  • Native Mac app. We wanted the look and feel to be on par with other apps in our OS rather than a web app / Electron app (cough Postman).
  • Easy team sync. Other apps have this too, but Insomnia's model best sets the "set and forget" mentality. Syncs are near instant and I'm always assured that I'm working on the latest version of API endpoints. Apps like Paw use a git-based approach to revision history, but I think this actually over-complicates the sync feature. For ensuring I'm always working on the latest version of something, I'd rather have the sync model be closer to Dropbox's than git's, and Insomnia is closer to Dropbox in that regard.

Some features like automatic public-facing documentation aren't supported, but we currently don't have any public APIs, so this didn't matter to us.

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Tim Abbott
Tim Abbott
Founder at Zulip | 4 upvotes 17K views
atZulipZulip
Ghost
Ghost
Dropbox
Dropbox
Markdown
Markdown

We've been using Ghost as the blog software for Zulip since we first needed a blog. I've been pretty happy with using open source software developed by a non-profit, and their editing experience is great. We use Dropbox Paper to draft posts with a nice commenting experience, and then export the Markdown into Ghost when we're ready to publish.

There's a few that could be better, though. My main complaint is they have a 200 character limit for author biographies, which seems arbitrary and unhelpful.

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Jorge Cortell
Jorge Cortell
Founder & CEO at Kanteron Systems | 1 upvotes 23.9K views
atKanteron SystemsKanteron Systems
Dropbox
Dropbox
Google Drive
Google Drive

We originally used Dropbox as an easy way to store and share documents, but moved to the much more powerful and convenient Google Drive, although we still use Dropbox occasionally.

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pfornieri
pfornieri
| 1 upvotes 6.4K views
atCoolfront TechnologiesCoolfront Technologies
Dropbox
Dropbox

Coolfront Mobile has an integration written against Dropbox that allows contractors to attach files to Coolfront Mobile work orders. Dropbox

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markdaly
markdaly
COO at Analytical Informatics | 1 upvotes 6.4K views
atAnalytical InformaticsAnalytical Informatics
Dropbox
Dropbox

We use Dropbox for document sharing, both for bizdev (contracts, leads, marketing, etc.) as well as operations (project management, documentation, customer specifications, etc.) Dropbox

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Ujjwal Bhujel
Ujjwal Bhujel
Full-stack Developer at Evans Dixon Group | 1 upvotes 6.4K views
Dropbox
Dropbox

Better to have incase Google Drive Stops its services for cloud storage. Dropbox

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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
The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive. The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage.
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鈥檙e 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
6756 developers follow Dropbox to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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