In this blog I want to speak about a website/tool that I really love! It’s fantastic, and useful, and very easy to use… and free!
The whole idea behind this site is to share files. You upload files of any kind to share with you 🙂 or with somebody else.
Yes… it’s not a mistake! What I mean with you sharing files with yourself is that they are stored in a place where you can retrieve them from, using any computer. For example, you upload pictures that are in your hard drive and then show them to your friends and family using any computer or a device with the APP.
But even better … you can share your folders with others so that they see what you uploaded in their own devices! And of course, they can upload files themselves to share them with you.
For example, my brother had a baby and I live abroad. I really “need” to get pictures to see how he is growing up!
My brother creates albums (folders) and uploads pictures, and I can see them all by just logging in to the website… and not only that, I can show off my nephew’s pictures using the Dropbox APP installed in my phone!!! And believe me… I do 🙂
You can also have the “app” in your smartphone or tablet; you save some files you need to read on the go – or for a presentation – and you just open them from within the app!
Okay, so you might be wondering how do you do that, right?
Well, everything starts by creating a Free Account: just go to www.dropbox.com:
“Create an account” by entering the required fields, and type in your own new password.
You don’t need to accept installing the folder into your computer!!! And I recommend you don’t if you are not familiar with it yet.
If a friend invites you to share a folder and you register using that email account, you will automatically see the shared folder under your Dropbox. Just click on that Folder and it will open to let you see the files:
And that’s it… that simple!!!
Now, if you want to save any of the files in your computer, you can right click over the chosen file and select “download” from the listed menu options:
If instead you wanted to create a new folder, just go to the Main Dropbox folder (click on the icon on the left “the blue box”) and press the new folder icon as shown; and of course, type the New Folder Name:
Once inside the folder you can choose to “upload” files by clicking on the upload icon and then “choose files” from your computer:
Now that you have your new folder with files… you can share it with others!!!
Click on the “Share this folder” icon and enter your friends’ emails… and it’s all done!
Would you give it a try? I hope you do!
Dropbox is a trademark of Dropbox Inc. in the United States and other countries.