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Dropbox, Great Free Web Service or the Greatest Free Web Service? July 30, 2008

Posted by Evan in Review.
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You might be able to tell by my title that I think Dropbox is the best thing since sliced bread. Why? Imagine this. You have a computer at work and a computer at home, and you are constantly emailing yourself the same files back and forth over and over again with minor updates. Not any more. Find out what you need to know after the jump.

All Dropbox seems to do is place a new folder in your documents folder, but here’s the magic part: that folder automatically updates across as many computers as you want. Is that not enough for you? How about this, it saves all the different revisions too so that say you made a bad change to a file and saved it you can revert it to the original. Still not enough? How about through the web site you can access any file in the folder, meaning you can now access work files from any computer with Internet access, quickly and easily.

One of my favorite parts of Dropbox is the shared folders. With a few clicks you can set a folder that not just you can access, but anyone else with Dropbox. What’s this mean? Now rather than email my entire family pictures i want to share with them, i just drag them from one folder to another on my computer and they instantly become available on my family’s computers.

The only problem with dropbox is that right now its in closed beta, meaning its not open to everyone just yet. Right now users get 2GB but when it gets out of beta, there will be varying amounts of storage with varying prices, 1 or 2GB might remain free. If you want in I still have a few invites, shoot me an email and I’ll update this post when I run out. Trust me, after a week of dropbox you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. So far there are clients for windows, OSX, and even a linux client is being tested.

Here’s a video from the Dropbox team if my review wasn’t enough for you.

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1. Anon - July 30, 2008

Awesome Review


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