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Dropbox And Why You Should Have One

Dropbox Benefits

You’re probably wondering what a Dropbox is. A Dropbox is a free service that lets lets you store your precious photos, docs, and videos online. More than that it even allows you to share them easily with friends, family and work associates. With a Dropbox you never have to email a file to yourself again. These are just some of the many benefits you get from having a Dropbox  and I recommend everyone to get one. And I’m not doing it just because by doing so I get an extra 500 MB of space for every person I sign up! Up to 16 GB worth. I should also mention that every person who signs up under me also gets a 500 MB of bonus space!

What You Get When You Join Dropbox

I’ve probably missed out the most important feature about having a Dropbox. Once you dropboxhave uploaded a file into your Dropbox it automatically save to all your computers and phones. Before having a Dropbox it used to be such a pain retrieving a photo I’ve taken with my HTC phone so I could use it in a post. Now all I do is access my Dropbox via the WordPress Dashboard. I no longer have to curse when writing a post on my MacBook air because the image I’m looking for is on my PC. Now I just make sure I save the image to my Dropbox and it is instantly available to my MacBook air, and my Phone. This means I can now show mates stuff no matter where I am.

At the moment I’ve got over 5 GB of free space but I’m pretty sure I only started with 2 GB when I first joined. If you join by clicking a link on this site you get an extra 500 MB giving you 2.5 GB of space. Once you’ve joined you can refer your friends earning 500 MB with each referral up to a nice 16 GB of space. You can even earn extra space immediately after joining without getting one referral. It’s so easy to do too.

The first thing you do upon joining is to click the “Getting Started” tab and complete the following seven steps.

  1. Take the Dropbox Tour
  2. Install Dropbox on Your Computer
  3. Put Files in your Dropbox Folder
  4. Install Dropbox on Other Computers You Use
  5. Share a Folder with Friends or Colleagues
  6. Invite Some Friends to Join Dropbox
  7. Install Dropbox on Your Mobile Device

I’ve completed all but the sixth one and I now have 5.75 GB of space. I don’t actually recall how much you get from completing each step but whatever it is it all adds up. You can even earn space by connecting it to Twitter, FaceBook and by following Dropbox. 125 MB for each action.

I could go on and on but I’m sure I’ve given you enough to entice you to  join. Did I mention it was free?  :drunk_tb:


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  1. Twitter:
    A good tool, for sure. I use both Google Drive and Drop Box. Really useful for sharing the content you want with the people you want.

  2. Twitter:
    Dropbox gives me great access to documents and files at work. I could not work efficiently without it. I highly recommend getting it as well!

    1. Having access to certain files from any computer certainly does make life easier. I especially love the way it automatically uploads any photo I take on my smartphone. That’s a great security feature.
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  3. Actually Dropbox is a lifesaver for anyone who works with internet

  4. Twitter:
    I’ve been using Dropbox for a while and found it useful for transferring large/multiple files for instant access.

  5. Dropbox is a great service. I have never used Google Drive but Mega is another new service that might take up the competition with Dropbox. To get up to 16GB for free when friends signs up is a big reason why I love Dropbox.

    1. How many friends have you signed up Ludwig? Even without signing up anyone I have over 5 gigs of space and haven’t even used a gig of that.
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      1. I have over 10 GB free and signed up around 20 friends. I think a normal user don’t need more than 1GB but if you need to send big files, Dropbox works great.

        1. I agree, I GB is probably enough for the average user but it’s nice knowing you have more available if you need it.
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  6. Twitter:
    How safe is Dropbox? Is it still advisable to have a backup?

    1. I reckon it’s as safe as any online storage service Peter. I wouldn’t use it to store confidential stuff though. Just in case. You just never know these days.
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  7. As a webdesigner i really love Dropbox. It makes life easy when you are dealing with clients. Plus it works with the phone so i can send files and images all the time.. I really love the dropbox..
    Google Drive i like Dropbox and a great tool aswell. Try it :)
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  8. This was an interesting read! I have been using another file sharing service called FileToLink. It has been great for sharing files with clients especially since there always seems to be a problem sending larger files via email. No doubt Drop box is good at its place, I think one should try FileToLink too as it does not require creating an account and it is very simple to use for client documents storage.

  9. I prefer Drop Box over any other online storage medium. Basically, I love using dropbox to exchange files with people. It’s really easy to use, and much more for people that have never used it. The flexibility and easy interface is the centre of attraction.

  10. Twitter:
    Dropbox simplify my data management, at least it makes an easy way to share files or document among my PC, tablet and mobile.

    Thanks for sharing

    1. And a great way to share stuff with family and friends.
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  11. Nice review of how Dropbox worked for you.

    What would be interesting to see is a comparison with Google Drive. They kind of done a complete copy of dropbox with that typical Googles approach of giving double capacity etc. But i’m finding it’s not very stable on my Mac, and Dropbox seems like it has much better polished and crafted with love over the years, while gouge’s product feels like its somewhere on the sidelines (ie they are too big to care about the details now)

    Would be great to get your thought, maybe in another post..

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