What is Dropbox? A Simplified Definition and Its Use

Mar 30, 2013

I have been really curious about a software called Dropbox. So with a little research and googling I have found these data about Dropbox. These information will really be of help if you do not like to carry around a flash disk or tired emailing to yourself your unfinished tasks.

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Simply, Dropbox is a cloud storage. This means that you can access the files from virtually anywhere. Dropbox started the cloud storage idea. It started with an idea of a student that always forgets his flash drive. He thought of putting it online. Eventually, this became Dropbox.

How does it work? First head over to Dropbox's Site and register. You will be prompted to download the software. After installation and connecting to the server, the Dropbox interface is just like any folder on your desktop. Whatever you do to your Dropbox folder: add, delete and move files; create, delete and arrange folders; all will be synchronized in your account. In addition Dropbox also keeps track of every single change made to the contents of your storage and any changes are instantly updated to all computers linked to the account.

What happens if I am not on any of my computers (where I installed Dropbox)? No problem. Just open a web browser, and go to Dropbox's Web Interface and your files are available there.

What can you do with Dropbox? Aside from being your online storage for your files. Every individual folder you have can be shared with other people and every member of a shared folder will be able to add, edit, and delete the contents and files inside but will not be able to access outside of that folder. This file sharing system is best for team projects involving website, music or video editing, computer and system repairs, or for anything which needs collaboration among its members. There is also a public folder that allows you to share files with non-Dropbox users through the use of a hyperlink.

If you are looking for a reliable way to share files to colleagues, friends, co-workers and/or family then take a look at what Dropbox has to offer. Dropbox is for Windows, Mac, and Linux and you can have share 2 GB of your files for free.

Dropbox is even available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry.
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So what are you waiting for? Register to Dropbox and start sharing your files and make your online life easier.


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