some options off 3/5
the offline option, it use to be it easier to click each one to offline mode by one click then a second click to offline side, but now it 2 clicks to make a offline, then another 2 clicks to get to offline mode.
That wasting 2x effort = supposed you need 30 minute to make all files offline, now it 2x = 1 hr. Now there even a plus that replace all, but why make it to pay to use.
no longer shows numbers sheets in tabbed form 1/5
By Nicky rivers
I’ve used Dropbox for many years and have always been satisfied. With this update, its almost worthless to me. Spreadsheets now take forever to load and show a tiny toilet paper style list instead of titled tabs. The individual pages have even lost the tab title. I keep a monthly budget in a numbers spreadsheet and most pages differ only in the actual numbers and the tab title. This toilet paper roll view is a huge step backwards. Shame on you, Dropbox
Trying to log in with my Dropbox email/password credentials, as I have for years, and app now pops up a window:
“Misconfigured App. Your company’s Dropbox isn’t set up properly. Ask your admin to check the settings. Thanks.”
Thanks indeed. Deleted.
Dropbox is fantastic. This mobile app is seriously trashed.
Going downhill fast!!! 1/5
By Easy St.
The old Dropbox was great. Everything synced nicely on my Windows 7 PC, my iMac OS 10.6.8, my iPhone 7. Then Dropbox decided to “upgrade” which cut off desktop syncing for the iMac because it would not upgrade beyond OS 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). The only solution is to go out and pay another $2k for a new iMac. But how to get all the files up to date since 1/16/18 (the cut off date)? “Chat” appeals have been useless. There is no direct support where one can actually TALK to someone, unless one “upgrades” to business/premium which I shouldn’t have to do. I don’t think my data is “safe” anymore and there really is no support unless you consider trying to solve a conversion problem with canned text messages “helpful”. POTENTIAL USERS BEWARE!!!! Dropbox has changed! At some point you will loose your ability to tie in your devices to your files unless you plan on buying a new computer every other year or so. Can’t express how disappointing this is. Users probably should back up all their Dropbox files somewhere else before Dropbox pulls the plug and determines that your current device/computer is too old. The fact that there is no one to TALK with is troubling. Summary: initial concept and execution was great. Subsequent execution and decision to cut off older operating systems has been a nightmare. AVOID !!
Wish I could shut off phone while using 4/5
I use Dropbox all the time for uploading photos for work and pretty much love it. I’m not sure if it’s possible but it would so much more convenient if you could shut of your phone and it continue to upload. I have to sent my phone to never shut off while I’m uploading and now with the iPhone X burn in is an issue. Could you please figure something out?
Excellent product 5/5
I have used it for the better part of a year now and it has been more than useful. I recommend this service to anyone who is constantly on the go.
Latest update not in search 2/5
It won’t come up in a search anymore.
It works 🤷🏻♂️
How do I find a photo? 3/5
By Grandpa Snarf
How do I find a photo? Rev. 2/13/18
How do I find a photo in a Dropbox folder that has 5000 photos in it using my iPhone? The answer is, using descriptive Tags (EXIF). One problem though, the iOS Dropbox app does not have that feature. Of course Windows File Explorer does and so does the iOS OneDrive app. In all fairness the OneDrive iOS app works pretty well but still needs a few adjustments to be convenient.
I have one terabyte of space with Dropbox, the typical and minimum purchasable plan. I have barely begun to use this much space with my 5000 jpg images. How many family photos could you get into a terabyte or even half of that? How the heck could you ever find anything in this much space? With photos, directories are not the answer. Dates are important but not really primary. Way too many dimensions and overlaps!
Using descriptive Tags is a very powerful and effective way to accomplish photo organization, searches and sorts. I use Tags, and they work very very well, so long as I’m sitting behind my Windows computer. My photo files are NOT easy to find from my iOS devices, despite Dropbox’s statement to the contrary. So yes, they are effectively synced, presumably safe and accessible from anywhere, and even though I have extensively tagged my photos, I just have no effective way to find them from my, “anywhere”, iOS devices!
When I bought into and committed to Dropbox several years ago they were heavily promoting their service for photos. They even had a separate app just for photos. After getting excited that Dropbox created a photo management app, I was very disappointed to see that, other than with dates, there wasn’t any meaningful search capability. Maybe that’s why it didn’t last long.
I see that they have changed course to a more business theme now. But, storage is storage, files are files, why can’t Dropbox support the business world and the purpose they got me to commit to, photos? Besides don’t many businesses use photos? Adding this one feature could turn a directory of thousands of photos into an indexed photo library accessible from anywhere!! For Sales, Marketing, Engineering... and my Family photos! OneDrive seems to have broader perspective on this.
I have expressed these interests to Dropbox in the past via support and in a survey. The response, if any, had typically been, “we’ll pass it on to development”. I never got feedback beyond that.
Dropbox is a great service! Truly. But it could be an even better service with an effective photo management feature. So, I and potentially Dropbox’s business customers would appreciate their attention to the suggestions I’ve made here.
watchOS App for Notifications & tvOS App for Viewing 5/5
watchOS Dropbox App:
Dropbox needs to create a basic, bare-bones watchOS app to serve as a notification hub and within the Apple Watch app displays the recent account activity (file/folder updates, deleted items, sharing, requests, etc). Also could serve as 2-factor authentication by measuring distance between your Watch and the device you’re accessing the Dropbox account from (computer, iPhone, iPad) to ensure that the proper user is accessing the account instead of malicious user activity.
tvOS Dropbox App:
Create a content-rich tvOS app for 4th generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. The purpose of this app would be to view folders and files on the big screen. Viewing presentations, documents, photos, videos, etc. No editing functions should be included in this app, however. It’s simply a “Dropbox Browser”... only for viewing items. And possibly shows the recent activity for the account.
Leave it alone already!! 3/5
DropBox worked perfectly well when I first began using it; but of COURSE their designers have to go and make "improvements" all the time and eventually managed to eff up a perfectly good app. I'm so done with app and site "upgrades" that downgrade the usability, especially ones that are not checked for backwards compatibility on, say, an older browser. The latest version of DropBox no longer runs on my older MacBook Air -- and I'm not buying a new computer just to run your bloody "latest version" the software.
If you have a good product, don't fark with it for bloody sakes!
Using Comments Crashes the App 1/5
Once fixed I’ll update my review, as I was generally happy with the app
Crashes with photos 1/5
On my iPhone, not like it’s an esoteric platform...
I take it back... 3/5
By Satori Atman
I didn’t want to rate. Clicked stars accidentally but I can’t blank out any stars.
What am I missing? 3/5
Am I missing something that is right in front of me, but with this latest update, how can I navigate back to other folders? I have folders with 5+ sub folders. If I enter the wrong subfolder, I can’t figure out how to go back one folder, I need to go the very top level. What am I missing?
Deletes entire folder when deleting a single file in the folder! 1/5
Has a troublesome bug wherein deleting a single file instead deletes the entire folder! This has happened to me twice now, and that means hours of work trying to figure out what I need to re-upload.
Aside from THAT, it would be nice for users to have the ability (via a preferences setting) to display items by ‘file creation’ date, rather than by ‘last activity’ date.
I say that because I also accidentally moved a few files to the wrong folder, which changed their ‘last activity’ dates to current date: there’s no way to display when I actually uploaded the files (which is what I need for my uses).
Can't download more than one photo at a time! 1/5
What good is a photo sharing service if photo sharing is difficult and tedious? I can only download one photo to my phone at a time. As a photographer constantly sharing photos on social media, this is unacceptable. Will be researching other options.
I thought I unsubscribed but... 1/5
How do I get rid of my subscription? No unsubscribe options 😡directions on how to also no help
Still no correct view of Camera Roll 2/5
When selecting photos for upload, Dropbox only allows a ‘collections’ view of My Photo Stream (even though it says it’s the Camera Roll). There’s no grid view of just Camera Roll. That means I have to browse far more images than I need to with Camera Roll and I have to do tons more scrolling since it wastes space by separating photos by date. This wouldn’t be quite as bad if Dropbox supported iOS’s drag-and-drop feature on an iPad Pro, which would be perfect with split view.
Used to be Good, now Trash 1/5
Years ago, Dropbox was a good app to manage files, now it has been surpassed by everyone else, stay away.
This is version 82.2 and there's no "select all" button. Come on.
App cannot share docs with others 1/5
If you send a link to share a document with a client, they cannot view the document unless they install drop box sign up etc etc. useless.
This version is BROKEN, does NOT work on my iPad 1/5
Please fix it. It opens and is frozen. Using latest iOS 11 update on iPad Pro 10.5”. Thanks.
Best cloud, but... 1/5
Also those hand made drawings are super ugly!
And why do you have a home screen so when I click in my folder it opens a new window?? Why not put all files in 1 window so I don’t have to click my files and go to them
And remove that big share on top of the folders! Are you guys crazy?
All my photos 1/5
I gave it one star. I was shocked when I went to the app and saw that all my photos were deleted. They kept sending messages to me that o wasn’t logged in or my photos would be deleted. I had been logged in quite a while. This app is like a criminal. I gave up on them!
Why did i have to pay 1/5
By Is really cool but
For everyone else it was free but for me i had to pay for it !!! I was so mad cuz i was confused and i needed it for class
Can’t share dropbox link 1/5
By Jett Gunther
Retarded. Can’t share dropbox link. What’s the point of having this app on my phone if I can’t share folders while on the go?
“Free” app started charging me 1/5
I downloaded this as a free app. Suddenly one day I get an e-mail receipt thanking me for my subscription. I find out that I was charged $10 when they changed my app to a paid subscription without my consent. I do not recommend this app.
Worse customer service ever 1/5
I recently had to change my phone number, due to family violence. This last minute change did not give me any chance to think about changing my phone number on my dropbox account. Dealing with cops and having a child changing my phone number on a dropbox account was not the first thing that came to mind. I have had dropbox since I was in high school so when I contacted the dropbox customer service no one was able to help me re-open my dropbox account. I basically lost eight years worth of pictures and videos. All of my family memories and pictures of my daughter are all gone. Dropbox has the worst customer service I have ever dealt with in my entire life. The fact that they told me there was no way they could help reopen my account I suggest no one even use this app. This company should have a way to open someone’s account, just how for any other account for with any other company they have the option to re-open peoples accounts when things like this happen. I am very disappointed speciallySince I’ve been a customer for eight years and they couldn’t do anything for me
I’d like a better media player. 5/5
This app is wonderful! Truly, it is. It interfaces perfectly with all of my devices, which is essential for my career.
I’m a film composer, and Dropbox has been there for me since the beginning. But for the love of God, please give us a more in depth media player. I demo my cues to directors through Dropbox 95% of the time, so it’d be great to have a media player built into the iOS app that’s a little more media player-esque. Something that allows intuitive scrubbing forward and backward, play/pause, and if you’re feeling a little saucy in development, a track skip button that can skip to the next audio file in a folder.
I love you guys, and I LOVE the service you provide. I’m a Dropbox fan for life. So thank you for such a wonderful product. 💚
wish i could give it 5 2/5
i really would love if i could give this 5 stars, but there were a few major problems
first off, my whole family uses and shares one dropbox account, that has unlimited storage. this is great but dropbox uploads all of the pictures of any device to Camera Uploads. this is a pain since then we all have to sort through that folder to find our pictures. and you can’t change the folder they upload to.
also, this takes so long for your pictures to upload. you have to be connected to wifi, so i always am. i’ve had it for about a month now and it’s only uploaded about 25 pictures. this app would be great but it has a few problems.
Pass on this one 1/5
Trash app. It’s so thirsty to trap you inside of its services. Wouldn’t use it if it didn’t force me to.
Very useful but I have a couple requests 4/5
Please make it so that audio files in a folder play in sequence. Also, please make a numerical order option so that track 10 is after 9 and not immediately after 1. Those two things would really be helpful. Thnx!!
KEEPS CRASHING 2/5
By Dan Smallacombe
used to be a great app that i would use on the regular, but now anytime i open the app it crashes right away. can’t access my files!
Recent View a Problem 3/5
By M Sir Nasty
I love Paper. I love Dropbox. These are two separate apps. STOP displaying all my Paper docs in “recent” column of Dropbox...Or at least give me option to Hide! Recent column in Dropbox app is no longer useful. I feel like I’m being penalized for using Paper!
Not terribly impressed 3/5
It used to be super-functional and easy to use. Now, everything looks cluttered, and it is hard to find what I need, when I need it. I can’t even manage to hit the right buttons to upload a file.
Not needed in 2018, and not likely to be in business much longer. Expect spam emails begging you to upgrade. Please, Dropbox just go away while you still have a shred of dignity.
Did not live up to my expectations 5/5
By Tym Avi
The emoji movie lied to me
Always works as advertised 5/5
Been using for years - never a problem. Dependable and intuitive.
When I downloaded the Dropbox app & prepaid for a whole year I had big hopes to store all my photos etc.
This app is not easy to use and looking for certain photos is a pain.
I switched now to Google Photos which is for free & has unlimited storage & so easy to use & navigate.
Too bad that I payed almost a $100 bucks in advance for a year for the Dropbox service that is useless to me.
It hasn’t worked in 2 weeks 1/5
I open it and it crashes immediately. I have uninstalled it three times and it works until I close and try to reopen it, then it crashes again when opened.
Better have versions 4/5
It would be good if I can access versions of files in the app.
Planned obsolescence 1/5
With Apple’s planned obsolescence for iPhones, this app is slower than a Cupertino traffic jam. Terrible. 1 star is too generous.
Love the Folders I Am now Able to See 4/5
First off, the price for cloud space is ridiculous. I think having a tier system like Apple would be a nice option. Needless to say I have quite a few apps that utilize Dropbox and don’t save anything but backups of documents, never pictures because they eat up the free space one is given when sign up. I use on an iPhone 8, iPad Pros and the Mac and syncing has never been an issue. It is now friendly with PDF Expert which is super useful, plus the drag and drop works great and simplifies moving the crapfest of random documents I have scattered everywhere into their correct home.
Getting there 3/5
I cannot open Dropbox Paper files due to an NSURL 999 error, and I’ve signed out/back in a few times
It’s life “Trash” for IPad 2/5
You can put files in, but once there, it is impossible, or at least almost impossible, to export them to Word or Adobe. You can look at them but you can’t do anything with them. Therefore. . . “trash” for IPad.
By Reena Patel
Offline office files editor 4/5
Please, add feature to edit offline office files like doc, xls and ppt - may be through Keynotes, Numbers and so on. If I store files offline, I want to edit it without Internet connection, for example on the plane
Love my Drop Box 5/5
By ET 1 Retired
I have been using it for year. It is my favorite app. I tell everybody to get it.
The app keeps closing. 1/5
I Upload all of my phones photos to dropbox before I delete them from my phone, and a few weeks ago something change and the app keeps crashing. I haven’t been able to upload photos for quite a while now. I keep checking for an update or an explanation, but I haven’t found a way to fix it.