What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a service that makes all of a user’s files available from any computer or phone. Once a user has installed the Dropbox app and created an account, any files or folders added to Dropbox will automatically save to the Dropbox website, and sync to their connected devices. Users can share any folder in their Dropbox, making it perfect for team projects or sharing with family or friends. Dropbox is available for Windows, Mac or Linux PCs, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.

What is Dropbox?


Dropbox has more than 500 million registered users.


Over 300,000 teams are using Dropbox Business.


Dropbox has users in over 180 countries and territories, and is supported in 20 languages.


Dropbox has 12 offices around the world, with locations in San Francisco, Austin, Dublin, Herzliya, London, New York, Paris, Seattle, Sydney, Hamburg, Washington DC, and Tokyo.

Company Background

The story of Dropbox

Dropbox was founded in June 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. It launched in September 2008 as a simple way for people to have their files wherever they are, and share them easily. The simplicity of the product combined with the reliability of the sync led consumers to bring Dropbox to work to empower collaboration. Over 300,000 teams have adopted Dropbox Business, and there are over 500 million registered Dropbox users around the world. Download our Company Fact Sheet (PDF) to learn more.

Dropbox product

In 2011, Dropbox launched a product for teams. This became the foundation for Dropbox Business, which launched in 2013. Dropbox Business gives companies visibility and control over critical business data, streamlining collaboration for teams large and small. In 2015, Dropbox announced Dropbox Enterprise, introducing new deployment tools, advanced controls, and services and support designed specifically for large organizations. In 2016, Dropbox announced Dropbox Education to facilitate collaboration between faculty and staff at colleges and universities. Dropbox Paper also entered open beta, and Dropbox introduced mobile apps for Android and iOS. Paper is a flexible workspace that helps fast-moving teams bring people and ideas together.

Dropbox platform

Using the Dropbox platform, developers have built integrations with Facebook, 1Password, Autodesk, Adobe EchoSign, Notability, CareerBuilder, Vimeo, HP, DocuSign, Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, Samsung and more. Dropbox has also released the Dropbox Business API alongside more than 20 enterprise integrations, to make Dropbox Business a more powerful and secure solution for business collaboration.

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