Dropbox

What is Dropbox?

DropboxDropbox is an online service that allows you to store your personal documents and able to access them from anywhere in the world. With this service you will no longer need to have CDs or flash drives to have your files backed up on.

How does Dropbox work?

Once Dropbox is installed on your device, it will create a folder (by default this folder will be created on your desktop but you can choose to move the folder somewhere else) where you can save all your files in there. You can also drag and drop your documents, pictures, and music over to this folder. Dropbox also has an app for all the major OS platforms, for example: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android

What can I use Dropbox for?

Dropbox can be used in many different ways. Let’s just say you forgot your flash drive at home and you have to have a specific document from your flash drive. If you had a Dropbox account then you wouldn’t have this problem. If you had an account you would be able to log on to their website and simply download your document. You can also let specific people see your Dropbox files at the same time you can control what those specific people can see and what their access to the files are.

How much does Dropbox cost?

Currently Dropbox offers their users both free and paid services with the only difference in service is the amount of storage. Surprisingly, Dropbox offers a free account where users get 2GB of space this can be boosted up to a 10GB account by referring others to the service. For every user that registers through your referral, you will get an extra 250MB of storage. If the paid option is the way you want to go then there are a couple of different storage options you can go with. Their options for the paid accounts are between 50GB and 100GB ranging from $10 – $20 per month.

 

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