Long gone are the days when I'd share my cracked games folders with my neighborhood friends. In those times we had to draw coaxial cables from window to window. Kids these days have it too easy. With the dawn of high speed Internet connections, the phenomenon of cloud sharing was an inevitability.
Dropbox is the most popular example of the cloud sharing concept. No wonder. The easiness of use makes it so that any regular computer user needs to learn almost nothing new. After installing Dropbox you will have a new folder created. That folder will be regularly synchronized with your Dropbox account. That means that you can literally have the same folder contents on multiple computers that are connected to the web.
Your Dropbox folder can be accessed either from the local shortcut (taking form of a regular Explorer window) or online. "Locally", by right clicking on a file you will have a few options for info and sharing that take you to the online page.
While viewing your folder online, you can get links to share content and pretty much do anything you could do in a normal folder like moving, renaming, deleting etc.
Sharing a folder with somebody means that you can collaborate on the existing files. The nice thing about your Dropbox folder is that older versions of the same files are kept and can be consulted if need be.
In the online interface you can also preview media files such as pictures, audio and video. A specific features is that you may send request links. For example you may organize to receive work from multiple persons without them having to create their own accounts.
Topping at accessibility, Dropbox is also highly supported on web pages and with other apps that deal with files. No matter what on how you use the web, there's probably one way Dropbox can help you get a task done.
- Link sharing
- Online file editing
- File syncing
- Compatible mobile app
- File requests
- Media preview
- Easy to integrate into every day work flow
- High compatibility over the web
- Who knows who is spying on your stuff...
Dropbox is an immense help for the web surfer that deals with multiple computers over the day or week. Transferring files is easy and working with others can be organized incredibly fast. So far, Dropbox is out there with Youtube and Facebook.