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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox helps you maximize inspiration and minimize distraction, letting your best ideas come to life. It’s a tool that allows you to sync your content, share important files, folders, and links, and collaborate with whomever, whenever, wherever. All safely within the cloud.

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What is the cloud?

The cloud makes it possible for you to access your data and documents anywhere, from any device, and at any time.

The cloud isn’t physical, but rather refers to anything that is stored online. It allows you to save and access your content securely across any device—not just the specific one you’re using.

It doesn't matter what system you use

Dropbox is platform agnostic. That means you can choose whether or not you want to use the Dropbox desktop app, the Dropbox mobile app, or just visit

There’s no wrong way, operating system, or web browser to use Dropbox—the choice is entirely yours.

What can Dropbox do for you?

In a nutshell: Dropbox keeps you in flow. With distraction-free collaboration tools that work, you can focus on bringing your best ideas to life.

Read more about how to use your Dropbox team account in our handy guide.

Access what you need from anywhere

Everyone’s always on the move, and Dropbox makes it easy to access your stuff anywhere without worrying about file size, no matter what device you might be using. With Dropbox, you don’t have to be chained to your hard drive to access your important files.

Security you can trust

All of those features sound great, but will all of your files, documents, and data stay safe? After all, you’re putting everything you need most in one place.

The answer? Absolutely.

You never have to worry about the safety of your files with Dropbox—we do that for you. Dropbox is designed with multiple layers of protection, including a two-step verification system. You can learn how to enable two-step verification in the Dropbox help center. Once enabled, Dropbox will ask you for a six-digit code or USB security key when signing into a new device. With Dropbox, you can even monitor linked devices, active web sessions, and third-party apps that have access to your account.