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Use Dropbox to access your files everywhere: OS X, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android

What do you do when you want to access your files from your computer, your phone and the web? What is the easiest way to share files in a workgroup spread across the globe? How do you share files with friends without manually uploading them to the web? How do you do all this without spending a cent? The answer to these questions, and a lot of others, is Dropbox.

Dropbox is like a tele-porter on steroids. Put any file in it and the file will magically, and almost instantly, appear on all computers and phones where you have installed Dropbox. You will also be able to see it on the web. And if you have shared a folder with someone else, it will appear in her or his Dropbox too. Make changes to the file and the changed file will be available everywhere. Remove it and it will disappear. Unless you change your mind and decide to bring it back. All events are stored in Dropbox so you can undo any mistakes.

It doesn’t matter if you have a Windows PC or a Mac, an iPhone or an Android, Blackberry or iPad, or even a Linux machine. Or all of them. They can share the same Dropbox.

How much would you be willing to pay for all of this? It’s free. You get 2 gigabyte of storage to start with. If you tell a friend about Dropbox, and the friend register for an account, you will receive more storage. 500 megabyte extra storage space for every referral. And the people you refer will also get 500 megabyte extra added. I have done that a lot. Currently you can get up to 16 gigabyte in total this way. If that is not enough you can buy more storage. 100 or 200 gigabyte extra to play with. You can put all your documents in Dropbox and have them available at all times. If you belong to a workgroup you can share folders in Dropbox and not have to buy a company server.

I use Dropbox for many things. One of the obvious is for easy access to all my important files. Another is to easily transfer files, like screen captures, from my iPhone to the Mac. I also share images and movies with family and friends.

Sign up for Dropbox now and get 500 extra megabytes.

Published 8 jan 2013 by Niklas Johansson
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