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9th April, 2013 | Articles |

The Advantages of using Dropbox

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Dropbox is one of the most popular online file storage/ sharing services currently available. Here is what makes Dropbox so popular.

Cost - Dropbox is completely free, with no hidden charges leaping out at users at any time.

Capacity - Users are given 2 GB of storage capacity. This may not seem like much, but it is certainly plenty to start off with. Adding storage is also possible - and without incurring charges. Users have a whole array of free options to increase their storage capacity, including, among others:

Invite friends/ acquaintances to Dropbox Connect Dropbox to Facebook/ Twitter Send Fan mails

Convenience - Extremely easy to use, Dropbox can either be used online or by installing the Dropbox application. This is quick, easy to do and allows automatic saving/ synchronisation of files between devices (which should also have the application installed) without having to use a browser.

Accessibility - With the app installed, it is possible to access files from wherever a user is, any time on any device, even if offline at the time (the Dropbox folders on all devices are updated automatically every time a file is saved). Mobile users are able to download only required files in order to save space.

Sharing - Files can be shared with individual users or public by designating folders to specific users or enabling them for public sharing.

Back-up - Dropbox is a convenient solution to backing up files in a safe and easy to access fashion. By storing files in the cloud, data sticks, CDs, DVDs and other easily lost or damaged storage devices - and the cost involved - become a thing of the past.

What's more, deleting files accidentally will not result in losing them, because Dropbox keeps easy to retrieve copies of all deleted files for 30 days.

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