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Which version of Dropbox would suit my business best?

Which version of Dropbox would suit my business best?

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I wish to share with my clients their inventory in my stores. I currently do this using the free version of dropbox and update the inventory information daily or weekly, as suits that client / project. I would like to do this live, i.e. as inventory changes (these are in XLXS format). Currently I set up a google account per client, share that password etc with them and then ask them to log in to dropbox via google. As and when I update their dropbox I send them an email to tell them I have done so and they can access accordingly. It isn't as clunky as it sounds and it does work. More than one of my clients has expressed an interest in a more 'real time' method (albeit I am skeptical they will actually use it) and I am hoping that this might also negate the need for me manually uploading etc. It would also be useful for me to know if and when clients are viewing this information (not just editing or uploading but viewing). My clients do send information to me via this dropbox method but that is infrequent, the info flow is generally from me to them. The information is not especially sensitive so just the usual safe guards are required. Having read reviews on both Plus and Pro it seems these might work for me but the reviews aren't particularly explicit on these specifics. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. Ta EG 

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Re: Which version of dropbox would suit my business best?

Hello @ElectricGnome, thanks for posting your question here. 

Generally, when you create a shared folder, you can add another user to it by entering their email address. 

That will then send them a notification to the email you've outlined and, if they don't have an account, will prompt them to create one associated with it when they click on the invitation. 

It sounds like what you're looking for is viewer info, which allows you to see if someone is currently looking at a file.

If you're on a Professional subscription, you can also see when they last viewed it. 

Are you looking for something more specific by any chance?

Give me a nudge whenever you have a moment to check this out, thanks!

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