Dropbox

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Introduction

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Dropbox is an online document synchronization between devices, storage, editing, and sharing for individual as well as business purposes. It offers a number of exciting capabilities including file syncing between devices, storage, editing, and sharing. Individuals and businesses in need of convenient ways for document access on multiple devices as well as document sharing will find Dropbox to be of great benefit.

Using Dropbox documents can be syncronized between devices such as laptop, smartphones, and tables making sure most up to date documents can be accessed regardless of device and location.

Documents such as photos, spreadsheets, etc can be shared and accessed by multiple individuals. This convenient file sharing arrangement ensures access to most current information and eliminates a number of steps normally neccessary in transfering documents.

It offers reliable document security, in case a device used to access document is damaged, stollen, or lost documents will be safe in online servers and can be retrieved using alternate devices.

History

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Dropbox Inc. was found by Drew Houston in June 2007. The company started using domain name getdropbox.com untill October 2009 due to trademark issues.








Features

Account setup

Using Dropbox

Dropbox on iPhone

Ilustration video on how to use Dropbox app on iPhone.

Dropbox on Kindle Fire

Ilustration video on how to use Dropbox app on Kindle Fire.

Dropbox on Android

Ilustration video on how to use Dropbox app on Android devices.

Dropbox on Blackberry

Ilustration video on how to use Dropbox app on Blackberry.

Add-ons

Dropboxifier: Sets up hard-drive/ Dropbox folder syncing for backing up documents.

MailDrop: Automaticall uploads email attachments to Dropbox, for windows.

MacDropAny: Makes it possible to sync any folder with Dropbox, for mac.

DropboxFolderSync: Makes it possible to sync any folder with Dropbox, for windows.

Jotform: Makes it possible for users to send documents to your Dropbox through a blog or website.

Airdropper: Custom URL for sending/ receiving documents on Dropbox.

DROPitTOme: Custom URL for sending/ receiving documents on Dropbox.

Filestock: Used to request files and have it uploaded to your Dropbox.

Dropbox Droplet: Drag and drop app that sends documents to Dropbox and copies a sharing URL to the clipboard, for mac.

Bittorent: Remotely download files to your home/ office computer while away.

uTorrent: Remotely download files to your home/ office computer while away.

Transmission: Remotely download files to your home/ office computer while away.

Conclusion

Dropbox offers individuals and businesses a reliable, convenient, cost effective and safe online way of synchronizing between devices, storing, editing, and sharing documents. It makes it offers a convenient way for distance work collaboration, syncronizing documents among devices, as well as protecting documents againsted or lost devices.

References

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/04/15/the-top-10-best-dropbox-services-addons-and-hacks/ https://www.dropbox.com/

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