Using Dropbox is Free and Easy

Maribeth WardTech Tips0 Comments

Dropbox is a free and extremely easy-to-use tool for sharing files, photos and videos and syncing them among your devices. It is available for both iOS and Android devices. You can get access from just about any browser.

One of the reasons it’s a good app for syncing files is that it is easy to navigate. Once you install Dropbox on your device, you have immediate access to your uploaded files. You can share your files with other people through a “Public” folder (for everyone to use) or with shared folders set up for specific users.

Dropbox remembers recent locations when importing files so you don’t have to dig through all your folders. You can reorder your favorites folder with touch-and-drag gestures and keep frequently accessed files handy at the top.

This app is especially good for backing up your files online, although the size of your backups makes a big difference. You get 2GB free with Dropbox or you can choose 100GB, 200GB, or 500GB with a monthly fee. There are also business plans that start at 1TB for five users.

A built-in PDF reader for android devices was recently added so you can open and view files without leaving the app. With that addition, you can now also search for text within PDFs and other documents. When you search with a keyword, the Android app shows all relevant results and even gives you quick access to where that word appears in a PDF, so you don’t have to scroll through to find it.

Dropbox offers a lot of useful features for free, has a smooth interface and is easy to use. It is a great option If you find yourself frequently transferring files between different people and computers via email, USB drives or other methods. It makes the process much easier.

If you have questions about Dropbox, stop by WynWay. We’ll be happy to help you figure out how to use it.

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