What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is a cloud based file hosting service which allows users to drop any file into any designated folder and access them later, even on a different device. The files uploaded are automatically uploaded to Dropbox’s cloud and in theory, are available to any other users that have the application installed. Only however, if they have been invited to collaborate with the file or folder by the owner. Essentially, it’s a platform to store and share a variety of file types.
The Dropbox servers keep the same files up to date on all devices. When a user makes changes to one of the folders, Dropbox only updates the pieces of the file that have been changed, rather than updating the whole file. The application is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS and Linux computers. It’s also available in mobile app form for iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets.
The level of your account identifies with how much storage space and features you are given access to. Dropbox Plus users are given two terabytes of storage space, as well as advanced sharing controls, remote wipe, and an optional Extended Version History add-on.