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Today's APPvice! Dropbox

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Cloud Storage Series, Part 1 of 3: Dropbox

Well, we have planes in the clouds, snakes on a plane, and of course FILES in the Clouds! Yes, cloud storage, what a savior it can be! In today’s world, accessing your files while on the go is essential. Having instant access to that important document, spreadsheet, presentation, picture, etc. wherever you are can be extremely helpful and useful.
Three apps will be reviewed in this three-part series, the first one being Dropbox. It has received rave reviews, and with good reason... Dropbox is a user-friendly, safe and secure app with a clean and beautiful user-interface.
How do you use it? First you need to create an account at www.dropbox.comand install the software. Afterwards, simply save files to “My Dropbox,” which will be a folder on your computer. Then, you can access your files from your phones and other computers. Very sweet, indeed!
Dropbox features include (please see website for full details and information)…
- File sync: Synchronize files across your computers and phones
- File sharing: Share folders for collaboration, files, photo galleries, and more
- Online backup: Automatic backup of your files
- Web-access: Access your Dropbox files online
- Security & Privacy: All files stored on the Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES-256) and are only accessible with your password
- Mobile Device Access: Viewing and downloading files, taking photos and videos and syncing them with your Dropbox, sharing links, exporting files to other apps

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Personally, I have had wonderful success with Dropbox and highly recommend it. Dropbox offers a free 2gb account, expandable up to 8gb via their referral program. They also offer paid accounts with more storage.
Web-enabled mobile devices can access Dropbox at http://m.dropbox.com/. However, Dropbox recently created a fantastic and free Android app (a Blackberry app will be offered soon). It can be installed by searching for “Dropbox” in the market, or by scanning the following QRCode code...

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