It is cumbersome to try to both store and share files via your hosting service.
You’ve got to know how to:
- upload the file into your file manager using an FTP client
- then get into your hosted files
- navigate to the folder in question
- and lastly, figure out how to get the URL that you’ll use to share the file with.
As part of my WordPress course, for example, I offered lots of bonus ebooks, and for each one I had to follow the steps above.
But then I was introduced to Dropbox…
Hallelujah was all I could say! Simple and intuitive were the first words that came to mind after a cursory look at the product.
Dropbox allows you to:
- Store your documents, including photos and videos
- Share your documents, photos and videos with others
- Protect your documents, photos, and videos
Once you’ve uploaded your documents to your Dropbox account, you can access them from anywhere (computer, laptop, iPad, Smart Phone) and at anytime, without the worry of your files being lost. How’s that for peace of mind?
Sharing your documents is a breeze. Just send them an invitation to access the folder in your Dropbox and they’ll have immediate access to view and download the contents. It takes all the guess work out of sharing content with others.
Your documents are safe in Dropbox because a version of each document is stored online, at the Dropbox site. If your computer crashes or your lose your iPad, your stuff is safe because Dropbox can be restored really fast.
Anyone who works with computer files and documents knows how important it is to have secure storage. You only have to lose a file once to know how frustrating this can be. The only thing worse is when you’ve lost a file that you’ve been working on for forever.
It doesn’t matter how great your computer is, it’s still a smart decision to back up your files. You can do that with Dropbox.
If you should accidentally delete a file or folder, you can go right to your trash and dig the files out, essentially reversing your mistake.
And the cost for Dropbox is?
Dropbox is free for up to 2 G of space (there are lots of incentives where you can get free space too).
If you need more, you have the option of purchasing an additional 100 G of storage for $9.99 per month (or $99 anually).
It’s so great to have the convenience of being able to access your files from anywhere, share your files with others and recover those files if you need to. What are you waiting for?
Get Dropbox apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry. Click HERE
If you are already a Dropbox user, how are you using it?