Share, Store and Sync your Files Online with Dropbox

There are probably more than a dozen online file sharing and back up websites for you to choose out there but what sets Dropbox apart is it's ability to drag & drop and sync your files instantly between computers running Windows, Mac or Linux. Forget about thumb drives, now you can backup all your documents online (up to 2GB for the free account) automatically using Dropbox.

Dropbox
To use Dropbox, first you need to download the little program from the Dropbox website here.

Dropbox Setup
Double click the downloaded application to install. If you already had a Dropbox account choose the second option and enter your e-mail address and password that you registered with Dropbox. For new users, choose the first option.

Create your Dropbox
Fill in the blanks, tick on the Terms Of Service and click Continue.


And that's it! Your Dropbox setup is finished. Chose whether to watch the product tour (recommended) or click Continue to start using Dropbox.

Just drag and drop any files or folder you'd like to store online into the Dropbox folder.

It just works!


Dropbox works just like any other folder on your computer, but with a few differences.


Here's how it works:
  • Drag and drop to move files around, just like you normally would
  • Any files or folders inside Dropbox will get synchronized to Dropbox's servers and any other computer linked to your account.
  • Green checkmarks will appear on top of your files to let you know that they're synced and up to date.



Your files are always safe. All data is transferred over SSL and encrypted with AES-256 before storage.

Worry-free Syncing


Dropbox keeps track of every change made to any of its contents. Any changes are instantly and automatically sent to any other computer linked to your Dropbox. Dropbox on Windows, Mac and Linux all play nice with one another too!



Dropbox is also smart with how it tracks changes to files. Every time you make a change, Dropbox only transfers the piece of the file that changed (also known as block-level or delta sync), making it easy to work with big files like Photoshop or Powerpoint documents.



Access from anywhere


Not at any of your computers and want to grab one of your files? Just hop onto Dropbox's web site for access to your files from anywhere in the world.



The web site is your Dropbox away from home. Download your files to computers that don't have Dropbox installed, or upload new files to be synced to all your computers.

Dropbox's web site is also like a virtual time machine that remembers every change you ever make. View or restore any previous versions of a given file. You can even undelete files that you may have accidentally trashed.



Share your files


Dropbox's shared folders make it easy for you to share a bunch of stuff with other people. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects, music/video editing, and much more.
  • Any member of a shared folder can add, edit and delete the contents within.
  • Collaborators of your shared folder won't have access to any of your files outside of that folder.
  • Changes made to a shared folder are instantly sent to every member of that folder.



Need to share some files with non-Dropbox users? Just drop files into your Public folder. Any files in here will be given a link that you can send to others in emails, IMs, blogs, etc. without requiring people to sign up for Dropbox.




Show your photos


Want to share your pictures with friends and family? Just create a folder within the Photos folder and drop your pictures inside. These folders will be viewable in a gallery on our web interface.




Galleries in your Photos folder also have a unique web address that you can share with others (non-Dropbox users too!) through e-mail, instant messaging, or blogs.




Sign up and download Dropbox from their website here.

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