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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a place where all your team's content comes together. Where you can use the tools you love. Where we help you cut through the clutter and surface what matters most.

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Focus on the work that matters

Scattered content, constant interruptions, difficulty coordinating—there’s a smarter way to work. Dropbox helps people be organized, get in sync, and stay secure with their teams.

Be organized

Bring traditional files, cloud content, Dropbox Paper docs, and web shortcuts together in one place, so you can organize and tackle your work efficiently.

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Store and access files from anywhere

Store your files in one safe place, accessible from your computer, phone, or tablet. Back up important folders like your “Desktop”—any changes will sync across your account.

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Bring all your content together

Create and edit your work—including cloud content and Microsoft Office files—directly in Dropbox, so you spend less time switching between apps or searching for files.

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Work smarter from your desktop

Our desktop experience with smart content suggestions lets you work with your team, content, and tools—all from the convenience of one organized place.

Get in sync

Keep projects moving forward with your team in sync and connected to the tools you use every day—including Slack and Zoom—without ever leaving Dropbox.

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Always be informed

Get notified of progress updates and to-dos added to descriptions, and stay up to date with a recent activity view that lives alongside your work.

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Connect your tools to Dropbox

Stop searching and switching between apps when you connect your content to the tools you use, Slack, Zoom, HelloSign, and other Dropbox integrations.

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Dropbox Paper puts everyone on the same page

With Paper, a collaborative doc for your team, you can create content easily and organize your projects using timelines, to-dos, and tables.

Stay secure

At home, in the office, or on the go, Dropbox keeps your personal and business files safe, and gives you the tools you need to protect the work you share.

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Give the right people the right access

With features like password protection, expiring links, and download permissions, you can ensure shared files stay where they should.

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Disaster-proof your files

Protect files from unwanted edits, deletions, hackers, and viruses by restoring or recovering anything in your Dropbox account for up to 30 days.

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Keep company data in safe hands

Dropbox is the secure, flexible workspace trusted by over 500,000 teams to keep their most important data protected.

Team management made simple

With new Dropbox admin features, you can simplify team management, support data security and compliance, and gain actionable insights into team activity.

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Frequently asked questions

Dropbox is a cloud storage solution, equipped with features to help you save time, improve your productivity, and collaborate with others.

Just some of the many things you can do with Dropbox include:

  • Store your files, documents, and photos online and access them from any device
  • Easily share files and folders from your cloud storage, simply by copying a link
  • Transfer large files, like videos, by sending a link for recipients to download
  • Collaborate with your team on shared files at the same time
  • Edit, annotate, and sign PDFs directly within your cloud storage
  • Store and work with files from your favorite tools, with Dropbox app integrations

Whether you’re a team, a solo professional, an individual user, or a family—Dropbox can be used in many ways, whatever your needs.

  • For teams—Dropbox excels as a collaboration tool, providing you with a central space to store, create, and feedback on files
  • For individuals—Dropbox is the ideal cloud storage solution for your files, synchronize files and photos between your desktop and cloud storage and access them from anywhere
  • For families—Dropbox provides a secure way to organize and access your photos, functioning as a single point of storage for every device in your home

When you store a file in your Dropbox cloud storage, it is uploaded to our secure servers. Once the upload is complete, the file can then be accessed from anywhere, using any computer, phone, tablet, or other compatible device.

Creating a Dropbox account is quick and easy. Simply head over to, click Create an account and follow the steps.

Once your account is live, you can use your login details to access Dropbox on any device.

Keen to learn more? Read the full introductory guide: How to use Dropbox.

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Cloud storage

Keep all your files safe with powerful online cloud storage

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File sharing

Share any file or folder easily with anyone, hassle free

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Productivity tools

Use Dropbox tools to be more productive in the workplace

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Content collaboration

Easily collaborate, edit, and share content with team members

For freelancers and solo workers

For business and teams of any size