Dropbox reaches 500 million users
Dropbox launched its online backup service back in mid-2008 and now covers all major platforms, reaching over 500 million users. The Dropbox client software is available on Linux, OS X, Windows for desktop, while mobile systems running Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, or Windows Phone have their own apps as well. Even more, the client can be accessed via Web browsers, while unofficial MeeGo and Symbian ports of the app are also available.
ZDNet reveals that Dropbox has just reached the 500 million users mark, but this is not the most impressive part of the story. The more interesting thing is that Dropbox had 400 million users back in December 2005, so they had a massive 25 percent growth in just about three months. Dropbox is based in San Francisco, but 75 percent of its users are from outside the US. Back in December, the service had no less than 8 million users in Australia.
The service is used by no less than 8 million businesses, out of which 150,000 are paying businesses. About 25,000 join the Dropbox crowd each quarter as well. Reaching 500 million users is quite impressive for Dropbox since notorious services like Twitter or Instagram have far less than 400 million each.