Dropbox is a free service that lets you to carry all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. You upload your files on Dropbox and you can access them anywhere. You can start working on your computer at office or at school and if there is a paucity of time to complete there, you can finish it at your home computer and all your data will be synchronized on Dropbox. No need of mailing a file to yourself.
Dropbox is like a folder on your computer, but with a few differences. Any files or folders inside Dropbox will get uploaded to Dropbox’s servers and gets synchronized and after that you can access that data from any other computer or phones linked to your account.
DropBox offers a basic free version where you can store upto 2GB of data and if you need more space you can purchase pro version at the nominal cost:
- Basic – 2GB: Free
- Pro 50 – 50GB: $9.99/month or $99.00/year
- Pro 100 – 100GB: $19.99/month or $199.00/year
After you download and install Dropbox on your computer you can create an account. To sync files between another computer simply download and install the appropriate version of Dropbox for that computer. As dropbox supports different operating systems like Windows, Linux and Macintosh so you need not to worry which O.S. is being installed in your machine. Now the Dropbox also offers mobile application for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. So now your all documents and files are in your hand and easily accessible.
Another exquisite feature of dropbox is sharing of files among your friends. If you want to share something with your friends you can move the file in public folder and it will be available for all who have a dropbox account. You can send people links to specific files in your Dropbox too. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects, sharing party photos with friends, or recording your band’s new album.
On the whole, Dropbox is an excellent data backup service with powerful sharing and syncing abilities. Albeit the price is little expensive but the ability to access data from multiple computers and mobile devices is an excellent feature.