Ever worry about losing all your files and pictures that are on your computer or mobile device? You are not alone. Millions of people are constantly worrying about their system’s crashing. They tell themselves they will go buy another flash drive to back up their information; or better yet they’ll spend a fortune on a portable hard drive. But then what happens when you have a file saved on your desktop but you are out of town and need that file on your laptop? Hope you remembered to email yourself that file! Now there is a solution to help you avoid this complicated mess. It’s called Dropbox. This online storage solution allows you to sync your files online and across your computer automatically.
How Does it Work?
All you need to do is save your files and pictures to a Dropbox folder on one computer and the files will appear automatically on any other computer that has Dropbox installed. Dropbox is also available for Smartphones so your files will appear on your phone as well. Also, all your files are available online at dropbox.com.
There are some really cool features that come with Dropbox. First of all, you get 2GB of free storage. If you want more you will have to pay a fee for a maximum of 100GB. They also run promotions for free storage giveaway. For every customer you refer, you get 250MB of extra space totally free!
Dropbox can sync a file of any size and any type. That means no more endless waiting for your email to upload a huge file before sending. Say for example you are editing a document in your Dropbox folder, as soon as you press the save button, Dropbox will automatically save that file and all its changes throughout all your computers and phones. This way there is no need to email the file or save it to a flash drive and transfer it to another location.
Undo and Delete
There is this really cool feature called ‘undo and delete’. Every time you save a file in Dropbox, they save every change you make to their servers. In other words, Dropbox keeps a history of every change you made so you can undo any mistakes and even undelete files! There is also an unlimited undo option called “Pack-rat”.
You can also easily share files or photos with others. All you need to do is put the desired files or photo in your Dropbox folder and invite people to see them. You can also send people specific links to files in your Dropbox account. With file sharing you can allow several people to view a file, control who has access to your folders, see other people’s changes instantaneously and automatically create shareable photo galleries out of regular folders.
Dropbox backs up your files online to their servers without you having to do a thing! This way if every one of your computers burns down, you will still be able to access your files straight form their website.
Security and Privacy
Dropbox uses military grade encryption methods to transfer and store your data so you never have to be worried about hackers!
Dropbox is very easy to install and use. It provides many features for an online storage solution program. Dropbox is a great way to share and store all your information. Between its reliability, great features and simplicity you should have no doubts about trying this great service.