Dropbox Explained – The Cloud & Dropbox

Is a Web-based file hosting service

It uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization

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There are 2 parts to Dropbox:

The Dropbox application (Client) & The Dropbox web interface (Server)
Shared folders allow a group of people to collaborate on the same set of files.
Any additions, changes or deletions made will be seen by all members of a shared folder. Shared folder members only have access to the folder you share with them, and not to the other contents of your Dropbox.

Still with me?
Dropbox is a folder on your computer that synchronizes your files online and across other computers using the internet

Accounts & FOLDERS
Sharing Folders – REQUEST

1. You send a REQUEST to share a folder by email

Adding other Computers
If you work on multiple computers, installing
Add another computer to your Dropbox account
Install the client on that computer by downloading Dropbox on that computer.
Select ‘I’m an Existing User’ then enter your Dropbox account info.
The contents of your Dropbox will start downloading to your computer.

Dropbox Benefits
Its Free (Limits Apply)
Its Private & Secure
It X-Platform Friendly
Its Mobile Ready
Simple Version Control
Simple Disaster Recovery

The Drop Box application offers a solution to two nagging problems:
1. Working on files on different computers
2. Sharing files with collaborators

Who’s using Dropbox?
Dropbox is used in 95% of the Fortune 500,
and over 2 million businesses.
That’s more than the number of businesses in all these cities combined:

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