Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dropbox review

Attended a workshop today and found out about Dropbox from one of the guys. I have been using iDrive to backup my files at home for quite sometime now. I haven't had any problems but there are a few drawbacks of the service. Fist of all, it takes ages to save a few MBs of files. Further more, there were problems when you tried to access the account form another computer.

So when I found out Dropbox and it's features, I was quite excited. Go to the site, install the application on your PC or laptop and then sign up. You get just 2GB for the free version but that's quite good enough for me. However, you have the chance of upgrading the space up to 8 GB by recommending friends.

After installation, you will see a box icon in the task bar below. Clicking on it will bring up the Dropbox folder. Just drag or save stuff there like you would normally do. The files automatically get saved and you can access it form anywhere with an internet connection. You can also share files with other people as well.

Just found out that there is a Dropbox App for the iPhone and you can actually edit your documents on the iPhone using Quickoffice.

Definitely recommended.

2 comments:

  1. Dropbox has become one of my fav software for sharing file...
    After dropping few referral I have almost 4.5 Gb of space..Most of the time I use it to share files and folders with my friendly quickly...

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  2. As a long time user of Jungle Disk for online back up and sync, I find dropbox much more user-friendly and intuitive and I have now replaced “My Documents” with “My Dropbox” in windows explorer, no need to have the two folders and drag files into the other.

    If anyone else wants to use my referral link for an additional free 250MB of storage (for both of us) please sign up through my link

    https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTU0ODUxNjY5

    Thanks!

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