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DropBox is great!!!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by SoCalBlack08, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    so ive been using Dropbox for about 2 weeks and this thing is great! i can sync files with my itouch/computer and the net.

    all i had to do was install the program then it creates a folder on my computer and whatever i put in that folder automatically gets synced to my account on the internet and i can access it from wherever!!!!
    Its pretty cool for students like myself and they have a referral program where if i refer someone we both get an extra 250 MB on top of the free 2GB of space so im sharing the love :D
    heres the link
    DROPBOX
     
  2. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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  3. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    aww no one wants to help me get more space and get themselves some too :(


    does anyone else use this? is there something out thats better?
     
  4. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    i love it too! thats what i use....

    Man that would be cool to open one random account and upload music.....


    sharing......... *cough*
     
  5. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    WATRD

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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    I did some investigation into this topic a few months back and found one fatal flaw for my uses. DropBox acts as a mirror. That is, if you delete a file from your computer, eventually it will expire and disappear from DropBox.

    I went with IDrive. It does not delete anything from storage, unless you specifically delete it. So, if you delete something from your machine, it doesn't eventually disappear from your online storage. It's the difference between a true "backup" and a mirror like DropBox. I can put something up there for safe keeping, then delete it from my machine and know it's there when I need it.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    ya i noticed that too but i just decide to use google docs for what i want to save. but i think im gunna check out idrive
     
  7. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    isnt that called limewire? lol
     
  8. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    meh.... i was thinking a safer way....
     
  9. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    i thought about it for a bit and realized what u mean :thumbsup:
     
  10. Sep 2, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    just installed idrive...it seems a little complicated but im figuring it out..plus they gave 10gb of extra free storage :)
     
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    what is this stuff you guys are talking about?
     
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    i currently use sugarsync, which is basically the same thing. i used dropbox for about 2 years, then switched. for $5/mo. you get 30GB to sync or back up any files/folders. you can choose which files you want merely backed up and which you want sync'd to another computer. and you can access them all from the web.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    no free account for sugarsync so no thanks haha and idrive is way complicated...im going to stick with dropbox. i think idrive is to back up all ur data?
    i just need something that i can place files in and access them anywhere with internet(essays etc)
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    I use a spare gmail account with gdrive
     
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