Cloud storage is very popular right now and Dropbox offers its users 2GB of space for free that they can use to sync their documents, photos and files across multiple computers as well as mobile devices.
What makes Dropbox most popular though is the compatibility with multiple platforms and the ease of use. There are apps available for all major platforms and you can use Dropbox to backup your photos, files, settings, gaming profiles and anything you could ever think about using the 2GB limit.
Of course, if 2GB is not enough for you, you could opt for a premium account and get some more space for your files. Alternatively, you can start inviting your friends and family to start using Dropbox and get 250MB of storage space for each joining member.
How does Dropbox work?
Many people still don’t understand what Dropbox can do for them and why they should use a cloud storage service. Aside from its file sharing use, Dropbox offers a great platform to synchronize files across different platforms. If you have a desktop, a laptop and a smartphone, for example, you can use Dropbox to access your important files wherever you are.
To use the service, you will have to install the Dropbox app on your computer or mobile device and copy the files you want to access on all your platforms, to the Dropbox folder. This way, you’ll be able to access your files on any platform, everywhere you go.
Creative Uses of Dropbox
If you take a minute to think about it, you could come up with more interesting uses for your Dropbox account. In fact, many people use Dropbox in creative ways
Host a Portfolio Site
If you’re a creative person and want to show off your work in a resume, Dropbox can help you host your portfolio site. If you’re not looking to find clients online, but just attach a link to your work in a resume, Dropbox can come in very handy. Just copy the index.html of your portfolio site in your Dropbox public folder and it can serve as a means to show off your work.
You already know that you can store your MP3 files with Dropbox to share your music across multiple platforms. DropTunes will let you create playlists from your stored MP3 files and play them online. DropTunes also offers a stylish user interface to create playlists, play, adjust volume or browse through tracks.
If someone needs to send you a large file that can’t be attached to an email, Dropittome is a perfect solution to your problem. Dropittome will help your create a custom URL and an encrypted password, so people can send large files directly to your Dropbox account.
Use Dropbox as a CDN
If you’re a blogger you can use your Dropbox account as a Content Delivery Network, to serve files such as images, CSS and JS. This will help you increase the loading speed of your blog and help your SEO in the process as well.
Use Dropbox as a My Documents Folder
If you’re on Windows 7 or Vista, you can easily use your Dropbox account as a My Documents folder. You will then have a Documents folder common to all your devices and you’ll never have to use a USB stick or a data cable to transfer a file from one platform to another.
Just right-click My Documents, go to the Location tab, and click the Move button to relocate My Documents to a new directory. Navigate to your Dropbox directory, and click OK.
These are just five more ways you can start using your Dropbox account. If you don’t have a Dropbox account yet, make sure you register one and take advantage of the new cloud storage technology for free. Let me know if you know any other revolutionary way to use your Dropbox account in the comment section.