Dropbox brings files together in one central place by creating a special folder on the user’s computer. The contents of these folders are synchronized to Dropbox’s servers and to other computers and devices where the user has installed Dropbox, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features. Dropbox Basic users are given two gigabytes of free storage space. Dropbox offers computer apps for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux computers, and mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets.

Types of use

·   Collaboration

·   Storage

Indicative use in the classroom

The teacher can use Dropbox to share educational content with his/her students, instruct them to upload their projects in a designated Dropbox folder, or engage them in using a team folder to develop their projects by sharing valuable files and information through the drive.

Open access

·   Free access: limited storage

·   Paid plans: storage space upgrade based on each available paid plan

Link to digital tool/platform: https://www.dropbox.com/