This post is to suggest adding features to Dropbox for it to stay competitive. As a student constantly sharing files with other classmates, I want to share my suggestions for the improvement of Dropbox.
I've used a competitor cloud service provider, Google Drive, since I manage my mom's files which is stored in Google Drive.
Dropbox only gives you 2GB free space, while Google Drive gives 15GB, which is more than 5 times the amount of free space. As a student, I have unlimited storage space on Google Drive (with a .edu email account), but I don't use it since I don't have the time to move as of now.
The Google Drive web interface looks better, and is more responsive that this of Dropbox's. It feels faster and lighter to use based on experience.
Google Drive contains features in Dropbox Pro that is available for free, such as making files read only (there is an option whether or not you allow users to download the file or folder).
The behavior of sharing files, folders, and sub-folders is a turn-off compared to that of others. From my experience using Google Drive, I can say that it is way easier to share files and folders there (in the web interface). For example, I can share a sub-folder easily, without sharing the whole folder. Secondly, I can share a folder, but leave a sub-folder in the parent shared folder not shared, or invisible to the people who has the link. This is useful, for example, when your team is working on a project, and there is one or more folder(s) in the main project folder that you don't want visible to everyone you've shared it to. And no, this does not cause confusion (for me) in any way. There is a shared symbol beside the file/folder that is shared, so it is easy for me to know if a file/folder is shared or not.
There should be an option to turn off comments, a newly introduced Dropbox feature, in ALL your files, regardless if you are a paid or free Dropbox user. I am not a fan of this feature since it looks distracting.
There should be a "details" tab for each file/folder, so you know when you've saved it, modified it, or how much space it is taking in web view.
I believe that Dropbox can be better, and in order to stay competitive, I believe that a few of these features must be considered, and hopefully implemented.