(stealing from DrG over at MilePoint.com)
Dropbox isn’t new, but it is new to me. As someone who travels frequently it is nice to be able to transfer files easily from my home computer to my phone, nook, or work computer. Now I have access to certain files wherever I am. I was just e-mailing files to myself or using Google Docs before.
Dropbox shows up as a folder on my desktop. I place a file in there. It uploads it to dropbox land. I go to dropbox on my phone or nook and download the file and transfer it where I need it. This is great for files like many of the free .epub books out there in the public domain. I can browse on my computer, download, place it in dropbox (I don’t care much about covers and other meta data so I skip Calibre if the file didn’t come with that).
Dropbox comes with 2 gb of cloud storage in their free plan and they have the ability to purchase more. 2 gb is adequate for me for personal use since I don’t need to share a lot of pictures and I view it as more temporary than something like Google Docs or photo hosting.
There is a feature to share files with others. I haven’t tried that yet, but it may come in handy when my husband wants to share files with me since he’s a Mac and I’m a PC and I like to keep my flash drives formatted to NTFS because I need to keep large virtual machines on them for work.
- Sign up via a referral link (extra 250 MB) – Here’s Mine http://db.tt/Y9q7UTL
- Complete steps such as the tour to become a “Dropbox guru” (extra 250MB)
- Connect Dropbox to social media (up to 640MB) – http://www.dropbox.com/free
- Register .edu email address (extra 500MB) http://www.dropbox.com/edu
- Refer other users (extra 250MB each)
- Refer fellow students (extra 500MB each) – dropbox.com/edu