Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Dropbox: Internet File Storage

There are a number of sites that offer you storage space to back up or share your files over the Internet. Many of them have a limit on the size of file that can be stored, but this is not the case with Dropbox. Dropbox offers 2gb of storage space for free. This capacity can be increased if you upgrade to one of the payment options.

Dropbox provide software that enables you to access your storage space as if it were a drive on your computer. This software is available for Windows, OSX, Linux and a variety of mobile devices. Alternatively you can use the Dropbox web site to upload and download files.

Files can be placed in a 'Public' folder so that other Dropbox users may access them, or they can be stored in your private area, in which you can create new folders. Dropbox also records any activity on your account. Just follow the simple registration procedure and you will have enough space to back up your essential files.

8 comments:

Kloggers/Polly said...

I heard about this on Tuesday and apparently if you answer various questions the storage space is increased to 3gb. I like the idea of it.

Stepterix said...

K/P: I had not noticed that. Thanks for sharing.

As an alternative you may want to check out http://www.filejumbo.com (acknowledgement to Tomas for the link).

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Chris said...

Interesting. Free storage in exchange for questions?

Stepterix said...

Chris: I think it is a case of extra storage for questions.

Stefan said...

I started using Dropbox a few months ago - definitely and excellent method of backing up small files. However, one must be careful when sharing your box with others, as if they delete a file, not only will it delete from the Dropbox but it'll also delete from your computer.

Stepterix said...

Stefan: Thanks for the warning

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