Using Dropbox to Share Files and Folders

I can’t believe that at one point I would have to share files by sending floppy discs, CDs or DVDs to clients, colleagues, friends and family. Today not only can I send bigger files it is almost instant. 

It seems everyday I share files and they tend to be large as they are usually videos and photographs. Dropbox has made this so much easier than ever. 

One of the things that people worry about when using Dropbox is using up someone else’s allowance, a problem if their Dropbox allowance may already be at the limit or close to it. However, if you are sharing a link to a file or a folder it is not using any of their allowance, in fact they do not even use Dropbox, although I think it something one should condsider using. 

The great thing about Dropbox is that you can pick it up anywhere you have an Internet connection and it works on so many devices like an iPhone, iPad and Android device as they have an app to view your files and for some files the ability to edit them too. Something that you can now do with Word and Excel to name just a couple of them. 

Saving important documents to Dropbox also means I have a backup of my file so an added bonus. 

Here is a video I made on how to share files and folders. 

About garysch

A bit of a techno nut who likes sharing what I know about technology, especially with those who struggle with it. Also through my podcast www.jargonfreehelp.com
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One Response to Using Dropbox to Share Files and Folders

  1. Brilliant. Just what I needed, Gary. Thank you.

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