Dropbox is a Dropbox Inc. file hosting service that includes personal cloud storage, file synchronization, and a client program. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

Dropbox allows users to create a special folder on their computers that Dropbox syncs so that it has the same content no matter which device you use to view it. Files located in this folder are also available through the Dropbox website and mobile applications. Dropbox works according to the Freemium model, in which users have the opportunity to create a free account with a given amount of free space, while a paid subscription is required to increase the volume of the account.

Dropbox was created in 2007 by MIT students Drew Houston and Arash Firdousi.

Dropbox supports Windows, macOS, Linux; Mobile OS Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry; Web browsers and also has unofficial ports on MeeGo and Symbian.


Dropbox allows the user to upload files to remote servers using the client or using the web interface through a browser. Installing Dropbox client software creates a sync folder on your computer. Although the main focus of the technology is on synchronization and information exchange, Dropbox keeps a download history so that after deleting files from the server it is possible to recover data. Also, a file change history is kept, which is available for the last 30 days, in addition to this, the “Pack-Rat” file unlimited change history function is available.

How to get extra space for inviting friends to Dropbox

You can earn a free bonus spot by inviting your friends to Dropbox:

Dropbox Basic account users receive 500 MB for each invitation accepted by another and can earn up to 16 GB in this way

Users of Dropbox Plus and Professional accounts receive 1 GB for each invitation accepted by another and can earn up to 32 GB in this way.