What is a Dropbox?
New to dropbox ? Dropbox is a software that syncs your files online and across your computers.Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they’ll be instantly available on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!). Because copies of your files are stored on Dropbox’s secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device using the Dropbox website.
Dropbox is only file storage and syncing service that enables users to store and share files and folders on the Windows, Mac and Linux computers. Dropbox also has mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android devices. Here, how it works, if you put a file into your DropBox folder, and within seconds, it is synced across your PCs, and available if you go offline. Should you accidentally erase a file, DropBox lets you undelete it, or roll back to a previous version. another interesting feature is DropBox has also offered a way to share entire folders with friends. You can drag and drop photo files for anywhere on your desktop in a shared folder, and your friends get notified that the photos are in their own folder on their desktop (they have DropBox installed). If your friend doesn’t have DropBox, they receive an email, which carries a link with URLs to all the files, so they can still see them.
Let’s say you’re editing a document in the Dropbox folder at home. As soon as you press Save, Dropbox will sync this file to all your other computers and mobile devices instantly and automatically. It’s as if you saved the document to all of your computers. This gives you the freedom to work anywhere and always have the files you need. You can easily share entire folders or photo albums with Dropbox. Simply put the folders you want to share in your Dropbox, and invite people to them. You can also send people links to specific files within your Dropbox. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects. Now take the case of online backup -Any file you put into your Dropbox folder is automatically backed up to our servers. Even if your computer has a melt-down, your files are safe on Dropbox and can be restored at any time. Their free 2GB account is perfect for backing up your documents, and they also offer larger accounts (up to 100GB) for backing up your music and video collections.
Every time you save a file in Dropbox, Dropbox syncs it to our secure servers. Dropbox keeps a history of every change you make so that you can undo any mistakes and even undelete files. By default, dropbox keep 30 days of history for all your files. They also have an unlimited undo option called “Pack-rat”.
Here is a video that you can enjoy, describing the functionality of dropbox;
How to use Dropbox
Dropbox Main Features
Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. 2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers. Sync files of any size or type.Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers.Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected. Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.You can see other people’s changes instantly. A “Public” folder that lets you link directly to files in your Dropbox. Automatic backup of your files. Undelete files and folders. Restore previous versions of your files.Manipulate files as you would on your desktop – add, edit, delete, rename etc. Search your entire Dropbox for files. A “Recent Events” feed that shows you a summary of activity in your Dropbox. Create shared folders and invite people to them. Recover previous versions of any file or undelete deleted files. View photo galleries created automatically from photos in your Dropbox.