DO NOT UPDATE!
This updates removes access to all but 3 devices.
I’ve used Dropbox for a long time, and I’ve turned so many people on to them I have maxed out my free space for referrals on my personal account. I’ve also purchased Dropbox business and Dropbox pro for companies I run. So this latest update feels like a slap in the face. It’s time to reconsider Google drive, box or pCloud.
Almost no value anymore, sadly.
I never write reviews. And I guess I rarely use Dropbox anymore but when I installed the app on my new phone to access some documents I was so annoyed with how I was met I felt compelled to write this.
Dropbox used to be a leader in digital storage. They were the first place I thought of when it came to digital storage in fact. Of course Google fame along and are their lunch by giving everyone 15 GB for free (in addition to being tied to their email service and app suite). But I have always had a soft spot for Dropbox over the years because I started with them.
That soft spot has significantly hardened. The first thing was being greeted by a call to action because my “linked accounts” limit was reached. If this is for security fine. But it’s not simply by virtue of the fact I was asked to subscribe to an upgrade. How much would this monthly upgrade be? Who knows?? Only a free trial offered. I should know what I’m spending after a trial period ends.
I decline. Only to be forced to “unlink” several accounts before seeing my files. This is simply ridiculous. Luckily I plan to move all of my files off Dropbox after this but it is absolutely ludicrous to think that I would be unable to access a file at work, on a another computer temporarily or at a friend’s house because I’ve reached my linked accounts limit. If I apply this principle to Gmail or any Google offering I guarantee Google would be out of business by now. It’s a barrier to ease of use and not customer friendly. Then to seal the deal I was asked to upgrade one more time after unlinking my accounts. This felt like salt in the wound. Further—no pricing information was given. Suddenly those warm and fuzzy feelings I used to associate with Dropbox all but dried up.
I know it’s tough to run a business and keep increasing profits. The dev team and entire staff work hard to get this tech to work correctly and reliably with constantly expanding features. I am guessing this was the idea of one small group of people in the company. I speak to them when I say please re-evaluate your policies, be more transparent with pricing and stop working against your customer base. I’m sorry to say I won’t be using Dropbox any longer.
Literally the worst
All I wanted to do.. was open the wedding video file my dad sent me and Dropbox is all “free” to download but heaven forbid I actually want to watch the video because I have to sign up to pay $10 a month. NOPE.
I don’t even write reviews, but this is bad
Dropbox quietly updated so you can only sync 3 devices only now. For many people that might be suffice and I’m all up for Dropbox trying to monetize some way, but Dropbox should drop their ridiculous price likes of iCloud and/or Google Drive. 10 bucks.. a month. Don’t you see this not working? I gladly pay for iCloud and Google Drive, but this is the wrong direction Dropbox is taking. I can’t believe I’m taking time out to even update this. Feel like I was hoodwinked not being notified about this update.
This thing is a piece of crap I hate it
I love Dropbox!! >w<
Okay, I do admit, I only use Dropbox for music, but it’s still useful!
Alright, so the problem that I was having was downloading music. I have an IPhone 7 and I couldn’t download music instantly like on an Android, so I used Dropbox as a folder for music, and it works! Now I can edit music into videos without problems! So, thanks for making this app, Dropbox creators! ^^
Another Great Service destroyed by APP
By Ti leaf
The app is worse than useless. I used it last year quite successfully. This year I started using the camera upload feature. Now it won’t let me access the MANY MANY document files that are stored them. From vital legal documents (for hurricane/disaster protection), to articles, and other documents.
I am a writer and journalist, and I travel. I have been using Apple products since 1989, and have migrated to the newer IPad Pro, for travel.
Dropbox has become a monster dead pool of data. I will likely delete everything. Dump the app. Deal with it on desktop.
Move to another cloud service, like Amazon.
Sickened to have just paid $450 for a business account only to have it wreck my administrative systems, just as I begin another trip and will be away from home.
Another gets deleted
By Version 2.2.8
Just got the notification that I can only have three devices or I have to pay. Nice advance notice. It will take me a day to move everything, but I will. See ya
Like it, BUT....
I remember when bought my galaxy S3, wow...in doing so; received 100GB of free Dropbox space for 2 yrs. Was some kind of promotion for buying a Samsung Galaxy phone. Than I referred like 5 ppl, so received like an extra few GB. In all, I had around 105GB of space(or there abouts). Was awesome, had 5 devices connected & uploading all camera rolls/vids to a backup folder. Super handy, & used my Dropbox ALL the time. Then I get an email 1-2 mos before “honeymoon” was over saying my Dropbox storage is over the 15GB of space allotted to me. Than I find out that instead if 15GB of free space, they changed it to 5GB of free space, unless wanted to buy additional storage (& a tiered subscription every mo/yr). Kinda sucked having to copy 80GB of storage to external drive & took forever. I’m okay with Dropbox now & storage, as I have things managed & under control. Can only connect 2 devices now....kinda crappy, but dem da rules, w/ the continued 5GB of free space. Don’t mind all this, truly...I’m living w/ it. WHAT I HATE, is the UPDATES! Why? Thanks for asking. Here’s why(take good note Dropbox & other Devs/ppl): IT’S B/C YOU DONT LIST EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE UPDATING OR DOING WITH THE APP, INFO, DATA, ETC... INSTEAD, YOU GIVE A CUTESY STATEMENT LIKE NETFLIX ET AL...OF TAKING OUT TRASH, KOW8NG THE LAWN, TWEAKING THIS/THAT....IMPROVING THINGS FOR US, & REGULARLY RELEASING NEW UPDATES WEEKLY TO JUST “TWEAK” AGAIN THE PREVIOUS WEEKS UPDATES!
IF YOU & OTHERS WOULD TELL US WHAT YOUR DOING, IT WOULD SOLVE SO MANY ISSUES. IT WOULD ALLOW PPL A CHOICE WEATHER TO UPDATE OR NOT, MAYBE UPDATING WILL PREVENT APP FROM WORKING ON THEIR VERSION OF PHONE/OS(WHICH HAS HAPPENED MORE TIMES THAN CAN COUNT FOR ME/FAM/FRIENDS OF OTHER APPS ETC....), OR THEY DONT HAVE STORAGE SPACE & “CANT” UPDATE” BUT ARE WORRIED OF SECURITY PATCHES(& IF NO SEC PATCHES INCLUDED IN THIS PARTICULAR VERSION UPDATE, THEY DONT NEED TO WORRY...OR WORSE, DELETE APP CUZ DONT WANNA LOSE, COSTING YOU A CUSTOMER), THAT MIGHT NOT BE NEEDED IF NO PATCH INCLUDED ETC....
So please, real the mold....be bold, brave, & tell us what your changing/updating in the new versions of every update. Transparency goes a long way ya know, especially when we are trusting you with our data......just sayin’ ya know. Most Apps do list what’s new in the updates, heck....Apple does it, on their OS updates! Think about those apples......
Besides this, I like Dropbox & use it daily, but not “knowing” what I’m updating or allowing...is uncool & why a rarely update my App. The only reason I do update it, I MUST so it will continue working on my devices, otherwise, I don’t update any app that doesn’t list the new changes etc....ANY APP!
Strange thing is, thought Apple required Devs to divulge to ppl what was being updated & why in the descriptions of every update &/or new install of an app/product; so then, why isn’t COs’ doing this then....Hmm...
My score 3/5 b/c of lack of transparency in updates etc...FIX that & I’ll redo rating. Cheers y’all
Attach a file
I used to be able to attach pdf docs from Dropbox to an email and ever since I updated the app, that feature stopped working. What happened?