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Dropbox reaches 500 million users

Dropbox file hosting has 500 million users
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Less than 8 years since its debut, this online backup service is currently used by more than 500 million people.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03- 8 (Update: 2016-03- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.