Dropbox is a file storage solution that keeps your files in sync across devices and makes it available in the cloud. Packed with features that provide accessibility and convenience, Dropbox allows users to access their data wherever they are in the world and whichever device they are using. Some of the excellent features of Dropbox are: File sharing and folder sharing capability which allows users and teams to collaborate and work with the same files simultaneously Document scanner that quickly turns your papers and docs like receipts, notes, and whiteboards into PDFs Commenting feature that enables productive collaboration among team members Edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Powerpoint presentations on the go Online access through a web browser so you can work on your files remotely Dropbox is free to use, but paid subscription plans are also available for those who require more storage space and more collaboration features. Dropbox Plus subscription comes with a monthly price of USD 9.99 or at an annual plan for USD 99.99. The Dropbox Service came in 2007 as a startup company formed by the MIT students Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston. It offers users 2GB of free storage space and one terabyte on paid subscription. The app is available on different platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Microsoft Windows, and Linux. Several accolades were vested to the app including having been crowned as the Best Internet Application in the 2010 Crunchie Award and the 2009 Editor’s Choice Award for Software by the Macworld magazine. More the 500 million users are using the service as of March 2016.
The popular word processing software, Microsoft Word, has made its way to mobile. With a few taps, you can be creating and editing documents with ease. Microsoft Word for mobile uses a streamlined interface, with contextual tools appearing where the cursor is. Create documents with tables, images, charts, and more, all from your mobile or tablet. It goes a long way to helping you manoeuvre around the document and add or edit content. Microsoft Word includes collaboration options, making it easy for many people to edit the same document. An improved version history support also allows you to revert back to previous states with ease. Also available is the discussion panel, allowing you to comment and provide feedback within the document. This makes it great to use for team projects, and group assignments for school. Templates are available to get you stuck in to making documents. Whether it's a formal document, a brochure, or a resume, Microsoft Word can provide a template to get you started. Once you pick your template, and add in your content, you'll have a modern, well designed document. Many features of the app need you to have an active Office 365 subscription. Which features need the subscription service differ from device and platform. Creating and editing documents is often free, with some premium options dependant on an active subscription. The cost of an Office 365 subscription differs based on your location, but last for at least one year. If not disabled, Microsoft Word will auto-renew your Office 365 subscription at the end of the subscription period.