Summary. Dropbox is a service that creates an online live synchronized storage space for data files and also works like a realtime backup service. The client software works on Apple, Linux, and Windows computers to keep a synchronized folder on your desktop computer. Their service and software are free for those needing 2GB or less of storage.
About. The following information from the Dropbox website offers a brief introduction to the company.
Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007, and received seed funding from Y Combinator. Today, Dropbox is well-funded by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Amidzad. Since launching publicly in September of 2008, we’ve attracted over three million users and are growing rapidly. We’ve been featured in the New York Times and on TechCrunch, and have won awards from places like PC Magazine and CNET.
Business Model. The Dropbox business model and pricing is philanthropical and similar to other companies such as Google and Pagelines who offer a solid, usable, stable, secure solution that serves the needs of most people. Those who need more advanced support and features can pay for them.
Review. The Dropbox software and service are easy to use, elegantly designed, and economical.