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Dropbox - Sync files across your computers automatically

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Only offers 2GB free, but once you download the program on each of your computers every file you create and save to your Dropbox folder can be seen on any of your computers or compatible phone. Also you can access your files through any browser.

File Sync
Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

Work on files in your Dropbox even if you're offline. Your changes sync once your computer has an Internet connection again.
Dropbox transfers correctly resume where they left off if your connection drops.
Efficient sync: only the pieces of a file that changed (not the whole file) are synced. This saves you time.
Doesn't hog your internet connection. You can manually set bandwidth limits.
File Sharing
Sharing files is simple and done in only a few clicks.

See other people's changes instantly.
A Public folder that lets you link directly to files in your Dropbox.
Control who is able to access shared folders. Kick people out and remove the shared folders from their computers.
Automatically create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.
Online Backup
Dropbox backs up your files online without you having to think about it.

Automatic backup of your files.
Undelete files and folders.
Restore previous versions of your files.
30 days of undo history. Upgrades available for unlimited undo.
Web Access
A copy of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device.

Manipulate files as you would on your desktop. Add, edit, delete, rename, etc.
A Recent Events feed that shows you a summary of activity in your Dropbox.

Security & Privacy
Dropbox takes the security and privacy of your files very seriously.

Shared folders are viewable only by people you invite.
All transmission of file data and metadata occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL).
All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES-256).
Dropbox website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers.
Dropbox employees are not able to view any user's files.
Online access to your files requires your username and password.
Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s). Public folders are not browsable or searchable.
Mobile Device Access
The free application for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android lets you:

View files from within the application.
Download files for offline viewing.
Take photos and videos and sync them to your Dropbox.
Share links to files in your Dropbox.
Export your files to other applications.
Sync downloaded files so they're up-to-date.

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All Comments (36)

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    slapheadfb
    This is a real bonus for when your away from home
    befuddled
    slapheadfb
    This is a real bonus for when your away from home

    English lesson. You are, or you're. NOT your.
    Sociopath
    People got the gist of his post and that is all that matters. Quit trying to be a Grammar Nazi.

    Worth noting also that is you recommend people via your referral link then they add extra storage space to your 'box'
    Natreeba
    Sociopath
    People got the gist of his post and that is all that matters. Quit trying to be a Grammar Nazi. Worth noting also that is you recommend people via your referral link then they add extra storage space to your 'box'


    I work with adults with dyslexia and this is a common mistake. Sometimes it takes a lot of confidence to post on a forum in a public domain like this one.

    Please don't put people off posting - their intent was clear and their intentions were great. I too like things to be perfect in life but realise that modern times mean that intention is more valuable.

    Thanks for reading.

    Rachel
    dmn001
    sorcha_a
    Dropbox is ace. Really good when you need to sync up documents with friends and that type of thing. Or transfer a small amount of pictures. Or anything at all. Can share folders with friends and have your own folders.

    I use it all the time :-) x
    fatmick
    It's brilliant. I use it to sync files between my home PC, my work laptop and the wife's laptop. You can also get it for your mobile - I've got it on my Android phone, and can access my files and pics anywhere. It's ace!
    Mrs.Z
    fatmick
    It's brilliant. I use it to sync files between my home PC, my work laptop and the wife's laptop. You can also get it for your mobile - I've got it on my Android phone, and can access my files and pics anywhere. It's ace!

    Can I ask? If I have them all synced, does the computer need to be on for me to acess the files on my mobile?

    Thanks :)
    gemmf
    Mrs.Z

    Can I ask? If I have them all synced, does the computer need to be on for me to acess the files on my mobile?

    Thanks :)


    Each device will have its own Dropbox folder and all the files go in there (or you can of course access them by visiting Dropbox website), and they are synced at start up and every time the file is updated.
    Predikuesi
    Mrs.Z
    fatmick
    It's brilliant. I use it to sync files between my home PC, my work laptop and the wife's laptop. You can also get it for your mobile - I've got it on my Android phone, and can access my files and pics anywhere. It's ace!

    Can I ask? If I have them all synced, does the computer need to be on for me to acess the files on my mobile?

    Thanks :)


    No, none of your computers need to be on as the files are kept in Dropbox (online) then synced whenever you turn on your computer or mobile.
    Mrs.Z
    Thank you x
    csiman
    just a word of caution when sharing with mates. If they delete a file you have shared with them, you also lose it!
    QuickProfits
    Heard of a USB Drive? lol. A lot easier and cheap as chips. Not to mention 10,000 times faster.

    Edited By: QuickProfits on Nov 23, 2010 12:27
    csiman
    QuickProfits
    Heard of a USB Drive? lol. A lot easier and cheap as chips. Not to mention 10,000 times faster.

    Deary me. If you aint got a clue, you should keep it shut. Or just make yourself look extremely foolish.

    In b4 squeals of you can post usb sticks to each other lol
    Predikuesi
    QuickProfits
    Heard of a USB Drive? lol. A lot easier and cheap as chips. Not to mention 10,000 times faster.


    Please let the rest of us know how you manage to send your USB drive across the country to a friend but are able to keep it at the same time? Also, it might be quicker on a single PC, but I bet you cannot beat Dropbox with a USB drive if you have to sync between several computers and in different locations.
    Do you understand what Dropbox is?
    profet
    Oh, and the guy going on about using a USB drive instead of dropbox - the whole point of dropbox is that you dont have to think about it. You can't lose a dropbox account, you can't put it in the wash and it won't randomly corrupt. Most importantly, you can't forget to update your files, and you dont have to constantly mess around trying to work out which file is newer - the one on your USB drive or the one your PC. ALL of you computers ALWAYS contain your documents and important files. Once you've used it, you wont even think about USB drives for your docs any more.
    cuzzy
    cuzzy[mod]3 years, 8 months ago #17Show comment tools Reply
    Referral above removed, please do not repost.
    Wicked Lester
    Natreeba
    Sociopath
    People got the gist of his post and that is all that matters. Quit trying to be a Grammar Nazi. Worth noting also that is you recommend people via your referral link then they add extra storage space to your 'box'


    I work with adults with dyslexia and this is a common mistake. Sometimes it takes a lot of confidence to post on a forum in a public domain like this one.

    Please don't put people off posting - their intent was clear and their intentions were great. I too like things to be perfect in life but realise that modern times mean that intention is more valuable.

    Thanks for reading.

    Rachel


    Is slapheadfb dyslexic? While I also find sloppy or lazy English annoying, there's a great video by Stephen Fry here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY&feature=player_embedded
    Wicked Lester
    QuickProfits
    Heard of a USB Drive? lol. A lot easier and cheap as chips. Not to mention 10,000 times faster.


    http://www.guentherdehn.de/pics/facepalm_jim.jpg
    profet
    So I take it referrals aren't allowed. Shame, cause it was a win/win deal, and now new dropbox signups miss out too.

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