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Dropbox – The best way to sync your files to other computers

Posted By Locutus On June 9, 2011 @ 10:20 PM In Freeware Reviews | 60 Comments

Today’s post is brought to you by Conn09, an active member of the forums.  He’ll talk about Dropbox, the great online file synchronization service we all love so much.

Although most of you have probably heard of Dropbox, some of you may have never used it.  If you haven’t, here’s a quick review of Dropbox and why you should have it.

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@page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } –>Dropbox is possibly one of the best file syncing services on the internet.  Lugging around a USB pen drive, or worse, a small hard drive, can be really annoying.  Sometimes you might forget to copy something or maybe you have the wrong version, or an older version. Now I don’t know about you but I hate that.  If you have multiple computers-say, a home computer and a work computer that you need to share files on, or you have your desktop computer and an on-the-go laptop-then Dropbox is a must.

Dropbox fixes that, and with a free account that only takes minutes to set up you get 2GB of free online storage. No more USB pen drives or SD cards to lose and no more outdated documents slowing you down. By installing Dropbox on your computer and other computers you use, you can easily keep all of your most important files in sync automatically-just simply choose the file you want to keep synced and move it into your Dropbox folder that was installed on your computer and Dropbox will sync it immediately, no trouble at all.

Dropbox can also sync to most phones-iPhones, iPads and Android phones are all supported and have their own app to download from the Dropbox website: https://www.dropbox.com/anywhere [2].  They are also currently working on a Blackberry app, which I can’t wait for.

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@page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –>Dropbox can also be used to keep portable apps-I keep portable Keepass, Firefox, Chrome and a few others in my Dropbox and they run and sync flawlessly. Since Dropbox integrates seamlessly into Windows Explorer (or other file managers), you can also edit all your documents and other files as you would normally, and since they have already been downloaded on your computer, you don’t have to worry about going offline-Dropbox keeps a copy of every file in your Dropbox folder on both your computers and on their servers, and any changes you make on a computer will be synced to their server and to the other computers the next time you’re online.

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@page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –>Another great thing about Dropbox is that you can earn more space for free, just by completing a few “goals” :

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@page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } –>Better yet, you can earn up to 8GB just for referring others to Dropbox using your own referral code or email-what do you think I’m doing right now? If you encourage your friends to sign up using your link, you could have up to 10GB of FREE space to sync your files!

To get you started with an extra 250 MB bonus, use this referral link:

https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTU0NzcwNTE5 [6]

Alternatively, those of you with money to spare can always buy a Dropbox Pro 50 account for 50GB of space costing $9.99 a month, or you could go further and buy a Pro 100 account with 100GB of space costing $19.99 a month.

Trust me, you’ll love Dropbox.

There is even a Dropbox Portable [7] available in the Dropbox forums that’ll keep the files on your thumb drives in sync!

Once again, this post was brought to you by Conn09.


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[7] Dropbox Portable: http://wiki.dropbox.com/DropboxAddons/DropboxPortable

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