Dropbox was mentioned on Brigada in 2010/09/05 under a submission about Virtual Filing Cabinet (PC only). Dropbox (Mac and PC) is indeed a great collaboration tool, but it is also a great free backup system for up to 2G+ of your data. Keep current projects in your private Dropbox folder, and every change you save to disk also gets stored on-line with a time-stamp. (Only the current version counts against your space limit!) If your computer dies or disappears, you will probably have a more recent version of your critical files than might be on your regular backup. And this on-line version history is also invaluable when you need to look back or revert to a previous version. For collaboration you can apparently specify individuals to have shared access to a specific folder, and each participant’s computer will stay synchronized with the latest changes regardless of who makes them (previous versions also remain available online). You can also “publish” items (like my draft of this submission at this link):
Referrals bump both parties free data limit (by .25G up to 8G). To get started with such a bump, visit the web comments for this item and use the most recent referral link posted there to sign up for Dropbox, then post your own referral link to let someone return the favor. Once you reach the referral benefit limit, please also note this in the web comments so further referrals aren’t wasted on you. Until another referral is listed in the Brigada comments, you can use Robby’s (Robby was the contributor of this item):
(We couldn’t agree more, Robby. We’ve heard only positive feedback on Dropbox and we can’t figure out why more people aren’t using it. Great innovation that just works!)
I agree! Drop Box is great. So is box.net … another free tool (as long as you don’t exceed the file limit). Both great tools … as you say, they just work.
I couldn’t agree more with the value of DropBox. I love it. For those wanting better security, create an appropriately sized TrueCrypt volume (TrueCrypt – perhaps the best free encryption software) to hold your sensitive info. A TC volume can contain any number of files & folders, but looks just like a single file and will synch just like any other file, but with rock-solid security.
I could definitely use some extra DropBox space, so would appreciate use of my referral link:
For more good DropBox tips, search http://www.lifehacker.com for “dropbox”.
I couldn’t agree more. DropBox is a great deal. Simple to use, and it works great. For those needing greater security, consider combining this with a TrueCrypt (free encryption software) volume. A TC volume appears as a single volume, but can contain any number of files & folders, and will synch just like any other file.
I could definitely use some add’l DropBox storage, so would appreciate any use of my referral link, too:
P.S. – For more tips on DropBox, search http://www.lifehacker.com for “dropbox”.
I agree – DropBox rocks. It is simple and just works. For those wanting greater security, consider using TrueCrypt (TC) together with DropBox. TC is an excellent free encryption program that allows you to (among other things) create an encrypted volume. This volume appears as a single file, but can contain any number of files & folders, and can be synched in DropBox just like any other file.
I could definitely use extra DropBox space so would also appreciate use of my referral link for new sign-ups:
Thanks for the referral. I just signed up. Here is mine.
Thanks for the referral, here is mine.
I’m going to try this, so I’d love referrals.
Here’s another referral link for Drop Box. Great tool!
Here’s another referral link:
If you ever work on multiple computers, or need an easy method for sharing files & folders, I, too, highly recommend DropBox. It is dead-simple to use and just plain works. If you need enhanced security, couple it with TrueCrypt (TC), free encryption software, by creating one or more TC volumes. A TC volume looks like an ordinary file, but it can contain any number of files & folders, and it can be synched just like any other file. TC is also easy to use and includes an excellent user’s guide.
(The above is my DropBox referral link.)
I have gotten a dozen bumps to my own account limit, which is great, but I will soon reach the limit of the benefit I can receive. I had also hoped to share the bumps more widely.
Once you have Dropbox installed, Please follow the instructions below to place your own link here so you can share the benefit. Thanks!
Once you have a Dropbox account, visit the Dropbox website. Log in if that doesn’t happen for you automatically.
On the lower left of the homepage should be a link labeled “Get Extra Space Free.”
Select this link, then copy the personalized link which appears under the label “Share this link on Facebook or Twitter.”
From there Navigate back here
to paste your link into the comments section for others to use in sharing the benefit.
Thanks for the tip. I just started using Dropbox and am finding it very useful. If Robby’s referral limit is met, here is mine.
Thanks, Dropbox works great with my Mac. Here’s my referral link:
Very cool and easy to use. My wife and I are both signed up now.
my referral link. Love Dropbox.
I started using dropbox a little bit ago to keep my wife’s laptop and mine synced with all the common stuff.
Great stuff! Here is my referral link:
Click away :)
I’m finding Dropbox extremely useful as well.
Here’s my referral link as well:
I have been using Dropbox to share powerpoint and video presentations with our recruiting team that are too big to email to them. Pretty slick tool for that…largest file transferred so far is 230 mb.
my referral link– http://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTEyODUwNTczOQ
with Wycliffe in Seattle area
I have found Dropbox to be highly useful for automating some online backups and implementing synchronization of data between multiple computers. I use it to share files for previewing web pages as well.
Here is my referral link: http://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTU4OTIxOQ
– Paul Stefan Ort
Couldn’t agree more. Here is my link:
We’re using DropBox at my church to plan and organize our weekly bulletin items and prayer requests. More space would be super!
Great resource. Access to dropbox from various platforms is great
Love Dropbox! Use it to send stuff between office and home. Use it for collaboration with co-workers. Use it to display and share photos. Use it to store audio files for remote access. Here’s my referral link: http://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTI2MDk2Njg5
Dropbox has definitely been very useful to me as I live and work in SE Asia. http://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTUwMTExODA5
Here is my referral… would love to have others sign up and get the free credits :) http://db.tt/UFJ0Qog
Here is my referral… would love to have others sign up and get the free credits :)
Would love any referrals still looking to make use of this great service. Thanks for the various tips posted in the comments here.
By the way, my apologies for multiple posts above. The commenting system didn’t seem to be working, so I tried from a few different browsers. Didn’t mean to spam the comments section!
Our leadership team uses Dropbox to share files. It just works. Even on very slow internet connections it syncs files without a glitch. Here’s my referral link:
Hmmm. The link didn’t show up. I’ll try again: http://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTM3MTU5NDY5
Dropbox has become indispensable. I hope they don’t close!
My referral link:
I’m so glad to see these additional referral links here. I’m up to 7.5G, so hoping everyone else will use someone else’s link above and not do any more to top mine off. I’d hate to have the benefit wasted on me when there are so many other links here. Blessings to all of you!
Dropbox is one of those things that just works and I really don’t have to think about it. I mostly use it to keep work files in sync between different computers and even my iPod Touch. I first discovered it by using 1Password which integrates beautifully and now my encrypted password keychain is always available and up to date. The knowledge that I also have files backed up online is a comfort.
I highly recommend Dropbox so here’s my referral link if you wish to sign up and get some additional storage for both you and myself:
Hi, I use Dropbox because I think it is very easy to use. Just put a file into a folder. You don’t need to care about anything. There is my referral link:
I would be grateful if you use it to sign up.
With this referral you will get 500 mb instead of 250 mb (.edu email) http://db.tt/Hrot857i