How to share files over the Internet

Do you have trouble accessing files when you are out of your office?

Dropbox is a quick and easy way of storing files on the internet. You don’t even have to remember to take your pen drive with you.

Dropbox is an easy way to store, sync, and share files in the cloud. It is not complicated, works with any operating system and can automatically synchronise your files.

Just go to the Dropbox website to register a free BASIC account.

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

  • Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
  • Work on files in your Dropbox even if you’re offline. Your changes sync once your computer has an Internet connection again.
  • Dropbox transfers correctly resume where they left off if your connection drops.
  • Efficient sync: only the pieces of a file that changed (not the whole file) are synced. This saves you time.
  • Doesn’t hog your internet connection. You can manually set bandwidth limits.

File sharing

Sharing files is really easy and the benefits are:

  • You can see other people’s changes to a shared folder instantly.
  • A public folder that lets you link directly to files in your Dropbox.
  • You can access shared folders, kick people out and remove the shared folders from their computer.
  • You can create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.

Web access and online backup

  • A copy of your files are stored on Dropbox’s secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device.
  • Manipulate files as you would on your desktop.  Add, edit, delete, rename, etc.
  • A Recent Events feed that shows you a summary of activity in your Dropbox.

Security and privacy

Dropbox takes the security and privacy of your files very seriously.

  • Shared folders are viewable only by people you invite.
  • All transmission of file data and metadata occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL).
  • All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES-256).
  • Dropbox website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers.
  • Dropbox employees are not able to view any user’s files.
  • Online access to your files requires your username and password.
  • Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s). Public folders are not browsable or searchable.

Mobile device access

The free application for iPhone iPad BlackBerry and Android lets you:

  • View files from within the application.
  • Download files for offline viewing.
  • Take photos and videos and sync them to your Dropbox.
  • Share links to files in your Dropbox.
  • Export your files to other applications.
  • Sync downloaded files so they’re up-to-date.

 

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