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Old 03-15-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Dropbox (Online File Storage And Syncing)


Anybody else using Dropbox?

I have it on all my PCs and android devices (phone and tablet).

Very useful for keeping all your files (drawings, images, music, videos, whatever...)

I have found it handy when I need to check the specs on the drawings and don't have them printed with me.

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The free account gives you 2GB of storage.

If anyone doesn't have it and plans on getting it, if you use my referral link we both get an extra 250 MB of storage: http://db.tt/uKdVrnhX


Increasing Your Free Storage
  1. If you attended any post secondary school (college) you should have a .edu email address. If you add that you will get additional space and your referrals will count for double (up to 16 GB).
  2. If you use the Camera Upload feature on the android app or the Beta Windows Version you can get an additional 3 GB
  3. You can get an additional 1 GB just by jumping through a few hoops on their site.

I'm up to 8 GB in free storage by jumping through a few hoops and using the Camera Upload services. You can pay for the pro version ($99 a year I think) and get 50GB.

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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For the Camera Upload (for additional 3GB free) I hooked up my camcorder and got my max 3GB right away just from a few videos.

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I just started using it last month. its awesome.my designers upload job pics and stuff that way. much faster then emailing.
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Use it all the time, I'm going to be looking at MOZY.com as well since I use them for my offsite backups, they offer a similar service paired with their backup service.

BTW If you are NOT backing up off site, START NOW!! backup everything, I can never get Before pictures again, and while I could reshoot finished pics it would take forever to go back and reshoot them.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #5
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Use it all the time, I'm going to be looking at MOZY.com as well since I use them for my offsite backups, they offer a similar service paired with their backup service.

BTW If you are NOT backing up off site, START NOW!! backup everything, I can never get Before pictures again, and while I could reshoot finished pics it would take forever to go back and reshoot them.
I lost some invoices, photos, and some other files last year from a hard drive crash.

I'm currently organizing my folders for uploading online. I will use both Box.net and Dropbox for backups. If I start lookign at paying for more space in the future I will probably go with Dropbox since I'm already usig it, even though there are a few pay ones slightly less than Dropbox in cost.

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I use DB and love being able to access all my files (which I've stored in the DB folder) from any of my devices. Even when changing a file then later when getting on my laptop, a 'notifier' will let me know one of the files was recently changed.

I had hoped it would work w/ a QB's file, but from what I read, it will not :-(
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Dropbox user here for years. Can't live without.

Heck, Robert and I have our own shared folder we use!
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I use Dropbox mainly for sharing spreadsheets and photos for viewing on my iPad. It has been quick and flawless.
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I use Dropbox in conjunction with google docs and other free services for working remotely with employees. I wouldn't consider giving it up.
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I've been meaning to look into this. Seems like it has some great benefits to it.
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I pay for Dbox and it's well worth it.
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DropBox is great if you use it for backing up most/all of your files.

The majority of people, especially starting out, can get by on GoogleDocs.
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I agree that dropbox premium is so worth the money. I would however tell people that it should not be your only backup solution. Invest in an external drive or something else like mozy/crashplan.
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I have used dropbox in the past. I also own a small web solutions company that does web design and marketing, we have recently switched to just using Google Docs (which is now Google Drive as they re-branded to compete with dropbox). With Drive we can share with more clients easier (everyone with a Google account already has drive for free) and it has more free storage.

Additionally, it is easier having everything in one account (we sync gmail with our business email and Google Calendar). Collectively the free stuff you get from G makes it worth it to get an account. Calendar, Gmail, Drive, and Picasa are all used in our Construction and Web Solutions businesses.
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We have been thinking about using it to sync our computers with our smart phones. We will likely do this soon.
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PicBox is nice addition to DropBox

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