Dropbox has been a staple part of my workflow for a very long time, I’m sure you have a copy. I used to have a free account with friend referrals I got it to 21gb of ‘FREE’ data storage.
As a business user it seems to be the ideal way to send sessions, videos and approval copies to clients for free, or is it?
A FREE account has some restrictions, one of which is a ‘fair usage policy’.
This means that unless you are careful you may get an email like the one shown below.
Now, let me be clear, Dropbox are giving us a FREE service so this policy (although not made explicitly clear until they decide you have hit their limit) is a reasonable thing for them to do.
What all the above amounts to is that for home and non-professional use Dropbox is an amazing tool. However if you want a reliable and consistent service for a media business then you should consider paying for an account.