Tips To Help You Make the Most of Dropbox
Dropbox, the cloud file backup service, evolves and brings in new features all the time. Its iOS and Android apps are among the most popular ones on those platforms. If you use Dropbox, here are some of the best ways to get the most out of the latest version.
Get extra free space without paying for it
Dropbox assigns 2 GB of space to every free account. If you would like more free space, you have three options. To begin, you get 125 MB of extra space each time you go on Twitter to say something nice about Dropbox. Referring a friend to Dropbox can be a good way to earn some free space, too — you get an extra 500 MB for each new sign-up that you bring in. Finally, Dropbox’s forums often have contests and beta-version test offers running. Signing up for one of these offers usually includes a reward of free space.
You can use Dropbox to keep all your iTunes libraries synced
If you have differently stocked iTunes libraries on different devices, Dropbox can be a great way to have access to them all wherever you are.
To get an iTunes library on Dropbox, you simply need to drag it and drop it into your Dropbox folder. Once you let iTunes know about the new location to go to (you need to hold down the Shift key when you launch iTunes), you should be able to access your library in Dropbox whenever you need it.
Back up all your pictures to Dropbox
The web app If This Then That has any number of useful applications. One of the best ways to use the app involves setting it to automatically save every photo that you upload to your social networking accounts, to Dropbox. All you need to do is to download and install the app, and set it up with sign-in information for your social media accounts.
Back up all your mobile pictures
Dropbox’s apps for both Android and iOS platforms have an automatic photo upload feature built in. Each time you take a photo or make a video, Dropbox can be set to automatically back them up. Even if you end up accidentally deleting what you have on your device, your online backup will always be safe.
Mark files for offline access
If you find yourself often accessing certain files — home movies, photos and so on — Dropbox allows you to mark them as Favorites . Once a file is marked as a favorite, Dropbox automatically makes them available locally on your device. You don’t need Internet access to see them.
Share things with people who don’t have a Dropbox account
If you have a file or folder on Dropbox that you would like someone else to be able to see, all you need to do is to right-click on it and select the Share link item. The person you send the link to, gets full read-only access to it.