By Andreas Rivera, business.com Writer | Updated Mar 16, 2019
DropSend is an FTP website that provides an easy way to send large files over the internet. The folder-sharing features are simple; there aren't folder permissions or remote wipe. The Business plan is the only option with unlimited bandwidth and security for your files.
Plans and Pricing
DropSend's plans for business use have three tiers. Starting at $19 per month, the Professional plan includes 25GB of storage and one employee account. The Business Lite Plan, which includes 250GB of storage and up to 10 employee accounts, costs $45 a month. The largest plan, Business, includes 500GB of storage with up to 100 employee accounts for $99 per month. If you need more than that, DropSend can work with you on a custom enterprise plan.
DropSend's allows you to invite users to access a shared folder via web browser so that you can each work on the same files. This means you can collaborate on a project with anyone from anywhere. Everyone invited to the share folder can edit the files. Keep in mind that, since there's no file sync or versioning, any change a user makes is permanent.
When sending files to outside parties, you can see if the recipient has seen and downloaded the file, and set the service to send you an email notification when this happens. You can set a download limit for your recipient for security purposes. DropSend also has a plugin for Microsoft Outlook, allowing you to upload and send larger email attachments than normally allowed. Likewise, you can import your contacts into the platform, which can detect which ones are DropSend members or not.
DropSend doesn't sync files with your desktop, so even though it has a large storage capacity, it's not a viable backup solution. However, it does allow you to upload and download as many files you want concurrently.
Be aware that files uploaded from your computer to share with others eventually expire unless they're uploaded to DropSend's online storage. For security, DropSend only provides 256-bit AES encrypted files with the Business plan.
The biggest file size that you can share with DropSend is 8GB. While this is larger than most files, it doesn't compare to the best file-sharing sites, which allow FTP file transfers of 100GB or larger. So, while you can easily share documents and spreadsheets, you may have trouble sending your large video files to a video editor.
DropSend lacks device syncing, which means the edits you make to a file won't be mirrored on other computers and devices. Without it, you have to upload a changed file manually each time you make changes and manually download the file to your desired device via web browser. Also, the lack of file versioning means you can't override unwanted edits by reverting to a previous version, so be wary of this when multiple people are working on a document.
DropSend's simplicity makes it easy to use for sharing files and collaborating on them. If you opt for its Business plan, you can also send an unlimited number of files. However, with its lack of device syncing, you can't use it as a backup solution.