Store, Sync, and Share your files online
Dropbox is a
software which enables you to share files and folders across the online
platform, by synchronizing them with your offline storage.
order to start using Dropbox, you must create an account. You can either
set the tool to sync all the folders in your Dropbox, or you can use
"Selective Sync" to choose particular ones.
Basically, Dropbox installs a folder on your computer in which you can copy or move data to share online.
if you want to access your Dropbox files from another location, simply
log in with your username and password on the developer's website.
can view, download or upload contents directly in the web browser if
you don't have the Dropbox application installed on the computer.
course, if you want, for example to download your files shared on
Dropbox from another computer, the job will be much easier and faster if
Dropbox is installed on that particular computer.
In the online
browser you can search for files and folders in your Dropbox, create a
new folder, view deleted files and events (similar to a log file), send
invitations to your friends, and more.
In the "Preferences” menu,
you can disable desktop notifications and the LAN sync, unlink the
computer to the current account to add a different one, set the download
and upload rate, configure proxy settings, input the Dropbox location,
change the interface language, and so on.
The program uses a
moderate amount of system resources and, by default, automatically runs
at system startup (but this option can be changed). It also includes a
very comprehensive documentation oriented towards helping users get
Unfortunately, the free version of Dropbox only provides
you with 2GB of space. But you can get extra space for free, by
completing the "Get Started" tour and by sending invitations to friends
(you can get up to 8GB).
The bottom line is that Dropbox provides
one of the simplest solutions for sharing data online and we strongly
recommend it to all users.
Dropbox is a useful tool that will enable you to instantly store your files online and share them.
You can also rely on Dropbox to synchronize the files from your offline directories and online storage.Here are some key features of "Dropbox":Synchronization:
Once installed, any file you drop into your Dropbox folder will
synchronize and be available on any other computer you've installed
Dropbox on, as well as from the web. Also, any changes you make to files
in your Dropbox will sync to your other computers, instantly.Backup:
Let's say you accidentally delete that 8 page report that you were
supposed to have for a meeting tomorrow. A handy Dropbox feature is the
ability to undelete files or pull up any previous versions of it.Sharing:
You can also share files and folders with whomever you choose, whether
it be music with buddies, docs with colleagues or photos with grandma,
even if they're not Dropbox users.Speed:
· We obsess
over speed, and it shows. Dropbox is very smart about the way it handles
files. For example, if you make a change to a huge file, dropbox will
only update the piece of the file that changed.Security:
· All files are transported over SSL and encrypted using AES-256 (banks use this too).Requirements:
· At least 512 MB of RAM
· Free space on your computer equal to your Dropbox storage quota.