I use Dropbox for my stuff. I like it a lot and I even bought the 2TB version for a year. I drop all my iPhone photos and videos on there and they sync across all my systems. It’s very convenient.
Granted, Dropbox may have some privacy issues but for me, it works with my flow. I also started using Dropbox Paper for my notes and like the Google Calendar and Zoom integration.
It appears that people have taken notice of these integrations as well.
Trial subscriptions to Dropbox’s business and individual services have increased 40% and 25%, respectively, since mid-March. Active users for the company’s new desktop app have surged 60%. Heading into April, Dropbox saw a 20-fold spike in the use of its integration with video calling platform Zoom. (via Yahoo Finance)
The stock price, on the other hand, is a bit chaotic. I guess my question is how well would these upticks translate into new revenue for Dropbox? Maybe I should buy a few shares given they’re pretty cheap right now.
Or I can completely cut Dropbox from my yearly billing and go with one of these open source tools. Buying a 2TB hard drive and attaching it to my router is a cheap alternative.