I have to work on Linux and Windows-powered computers. I need to sync data between them, and Dropbox handles that quickly.
For those reluctant to keep sensitive data on Dropbox: I use encrypted filesystem, encfs, which is actually synced via Dropbox. That gives me the feeling of better safety and some insurance that my data will still be more or less protected from third party eyes if human error happens and my storage can be accessed by someone else.
Its mobile versions aren't that smart, however, especially Android one. Managing files with them can be a nuisance. However, even its free plan gives me enough disk space to keep my development and mail archives in sync.
I should also admit the developers take security seriously and react quickly to whatever problem the program and its service had.
Dropbox is an excellent idea and I use it on a daily basis. I recommend it to anyone who juggles files from one machine to another. There are no catches and it even allows you to view files from a web browser, which works well for a user who doesn't have a Dropbox account (as an example you can share photos with the family this way). Some people do say it can be a bit slow but that's mainly dependent on the speed of your Internet connection. You can fine tune the options to set limits for download and upload speeds, but the defaults are perfectly fine for most people and I wouldn't mess with them unless you really feel the need. I can't say anything bad about Dropbox at all and would be lost without it.
It is that easy. Really...just open up the folder that is created save your document, pictures, mp3, whatever...and BAM! Your information is now mobile. I like to take pictures & play new MP3 on my EVO, but I do not need to connect my USB to sync, just drop them in my DropBox and away I go. Anytime I want it, it is a click away! Great job and keep up the good work!
I installed this program on 2 computers and it does exactly what it says. I first installed it at work and added a few folders and files of my own. When I installed it at home, it automatically synced and added the new folders and files I created at work to the Dropbox folder on my home computer. This is a very useful program eliminating the need to carry around my USB Thumb drive. I have washed it before because I left it in my pants pocket. Not anymore. Great Program. I am only using the Free 2GB. That's all I need as my thumb drive was also 2GB.
This is a very unique and useful application for me.
Automatic synchronization between the internet and
local folders make it a user friendly breeze to use.
My friends like it too!
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