Choose the necessary data in Finder you want to add to Dropbox.
What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is an online file hosting service that offers various services such as cloud storage, personal cloud, file synchronization, and client software. It was established in 2007 and it was one of the first apps to deliver cloud storage services to all users in times when it was quite hard to share documents, photos, or other data.
Files on Dropbox
When talking about any cloud storage solution, one of the first questions that arise is “What’s the space I’m getting?”. If you’re asking this exact question, you should know that a free account gives you 2GB of cloud storage space. Luckily though, there’s no maximum file size to worry about. So, you can upload one 2GB file in one operation. However, if you’re using the browser version of Dropbox, you can only upload files of 50GB or smaller.
If you decide to upgrade to a paid plan, you get 2TB of storage space with the option to add multiple users, 256-bit AES encryption, and the possibility to upload files of up to 250 GB at once. This is enabled through the Dropbox Transfer and Creative Tools Add-On that’s usually helpful with large files in media like CAD drawing, video graphics, or other such files. You can either save them on desktop, sync on other devices, or transfer them to other users.
Dropbox Upload Speed
No matter if you upload files to create a backup, clear space, or share a link to other users, you’ll want t know about the upload speeds. And everything is connected to your Internet connection speeds. The app itself can’t control upload speed in any way, it’s all about what your ISP delivers.
However, the app does offer the possibility to limit the bandwidth use so it doesn’t interfere with other operations on your computer. This can be done in the Dropbox desktop app by clicking on Preferences and then the Bandwidth button. We need to highlight that this won’t affect the overall upload speed, it will only ensure the app doesn’t use your entire bandwidth when you hit the upload button.