17 – Dropbox

Down 4 places in 2019

Dropbox is a tool for sharing files both publicly and privately, and is also in use in companies and education.

Website: dropbox.com
Cost: Free and premium versions
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 13
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 17
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 45

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 13.   2017: 16    2016: 10     2015: 6     2014: 7     2013: 7
2012: 6      2011: 6      2010: 13    2009: 71    2008: –     2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Dropbox as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “the collaboration choice. Collaborate, share documents, work on the latest version, moreover perfectly integratable in Slack, a large storage capacity, … No, we could not live without Dropbox today. And we are probably not the only one.” Matt Vermeulen, Belgium https://www.winstonwolfe.be/tools-for-learning-2019-onze-selectie/ 
  • ” I rely on this tool for working in the cloud, collaborating with clients and teams, for synchronizing my work across various computers/laptops. I have recently started to use this tool to share documents and pictures with my family. Everyone seems to be on board!” Taruna Goel, Canada https://tarunagoel.blogspot.com/2019/09/my-top-10-learning-tools-2019.html 
  • “I’ve grown dependent on this cloud-based storage system. I love having access to my files on any on my devices so I don’t have to cart my work laptop home daily. Sharing the drive with colleagues can be tricky, but we’ve worked out some of our kinks with work flow and organization.” Instructor, USA
  • “Dropbox is where I digitally store files I may need to access when travelling or giving presentations away from my home office computer.” Senior Organisational Development Consultant, New Zealand
  • “Reliable file storage and distribution repository with various levels of privacy.” Producer of elearning teaching material, Spain
  • “All your files, locked up, safe and accessible anywhere.” Account Manager, Netherlands
  • “Ease of use, sharing, collaboration, link sharing, in-browser editing.” Developer, USA

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