Extra Space = Gratitude!
I expressed my gratitude to a couple of friends recently when I received 2 notifications to a service for DropBox.com. After playing around with it for all of 2 minutes, I was hooked! It is very cool!
I use many different computers – using DropBox I can put something in ‘The Cloud’ and access it anywhere. What I like about it is the following:
1. You can get a 2 gig account for free!
2. I can access it anywhere.
3. It is not just web based! I get a folder created on my computer that I just drop things in and it is now available for me anywhere. One thing to be aware of – when you drag and drop something from your computer to the DropBox folder, it is a MOVE (not a copy). It will no longer be on, say your desktop, but in that folder on your computer.
4. This is cool… You can authorize other DropBox users to a specific folder and now you can both share documents. I was able to send a folder of 1 gig of pictures to a friend and he gets them almost instantly!
It is really cool! You can check it our here: DropBox.com – they have a nice short video you can watch to get an idea of what they do.
By the way – This link is a referral link. The account you create is free. If you use this link, I get an extra .25 gig of space, and so do you. This is not shared space – we each get it. And using my link does not share your stuff with me. If you upgrade and get more space by paying, I do not think there is any money to me.
When you get an account, you can also refer people to get more free space.
I hope you can find a use for this. Again, use my link and we both get extra space. You can also go directly to their home page and sign up dropbox dot com. I will not be offended if you don’t want the extra space.
The Gratitude Guru
My son-in-law got me signed up for Drop Box. I love it. It is a great way to share files or make your own files available while traveling.
I’ve used DropBox a few times as well and it is a very handy little tool. And you know what? I had to learn the same drag and drop = move not copy thing the hard way! LOL
I’m a Dropbox believer, too, Paul. It’s conveniently awesome and awesomely convenient!
And for that … I’m grateful.
And since you like Dropbox, I bet you’ll really like “Evernote”! Check it out. 🙂
@Danielle – For new users that read my post here, hopefully they will NOT have to learn the hard way about MOVE vs. copy! Thanks.
@Melanie – I use Evernote already! Great minds think alike 🙂 I love it as an iPhone user as well! Thanks for sharing.
Dropbox is an amazingly simple tool to use – and very powerful!
The issue with moving v. copying can be a big one, at least at first.
My church uses Dropbox to share drafts of the weekly bulletin between the pastor and secretary. When the secretary places a draft in the Dropbox folder and pastor drags it to his desktop, it is no longer available to the secretary in the Dropbox folder. Until they got used to this, it did cause some confusion.
Other than the need for people to be careful with move v. copy, Dropbox works like a champ.
Thank you for sharing about dropbox. Never heard about but now I know more through you. Like your information about dropbox.
Thank you, Paul … dropbox sounds like an amazing tool and I’m going to try it today!
My son recommended for my iPhone; I did not know it was available for my computer as well! Thank you Paul.
And thank you (and you son!) for letting me know it is on the iPhone! I am going to go check that out now, Joy!
Thanks Paul. Ironically, I heard about this the other day but forgot to check it out. Glad you reminded me and I can’t wait to try it. It will save me a lot of wasted time constantly emailing files to myself and will make collaboration with teammates much simpler!