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March 26th, 2011 · 5 Comments

I just discovered a very neat application that allows you to easily share files between your computers, phone and friends.

Dropbox can be installed on Windows, Mac, Android and even iPhone (Wow!). You can take a picture with your phone, drop the picture in the Dropbox (or just select “Share” and choose Dropbox), and it appears in the Dropbox folder on your computer. You can designate folders as public, so that anybody can view pictures dropped into those folders.

You can also use Dropbox to share files between your computers, so that it can serve as a backup, or as a painless way to move files between computers.

I’m sure there are lots of other ways to use it, but for me the most interesting one is to immediately share or transfer photos.

Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Mar 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Is this anything like Evernote? I have a friend who uses that.

  • 2 Don // Mar 27, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve been using it since Ken tweeted you could get extra space if you shared on Twitter. I love it because it’s a super simple way of sharing files where people don’t have to know how to ftp.

  • 3 Don // Mar 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Silly WordPress turned the word into a link.

  • 4 Daryl // Mar 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    See what I miss out on because I don’t follow Twitter or Facebook!

    Evernote seems similar to Dropbox, but I see some differences. With Evernote, in order to use it for any random file you have to pay for the premium service. With Dropbox it is the main focus, and is included in the free version.

    Evernote seems more oriented towards taking notes and annotations. But that’s just from a brief look.

  • 5 Donna // Mar 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I have a friend who uses Evernote for filing by taking a picture of every receipt he gets and storing that image. Evernote will search through pictures for words, so he can quickly find his receipt for i.e. “Nikon” just by typing the word. It’s pretty cool. Dropbox sounds cool, too.