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Dropbox for File Sharing

by deevisesolutions on October 17, 2015

There are many files involved with projects:  requirement docs, content docs, status reports, website images etc.  It is inefficient to communicate project files via e-mail;  we utilize Dropbox.  Think of Dropbox as a place to store files on the internet (cloud-based storage) that we can both access and update.

What is Dropbox?

  • Dropbox offers cloud storage. Files are stored at www.dropbox.com on secure online servers.
  • Dropbox files sync with your devices. You can view/edit files on your computer/tablet/phone and they are automatically synced with dropbox.com.
  • Dropbox files can be shared amongst multiple Dropbox users. Each user can view/edit shared files.

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Creating a Dropbox Account – Windows

  • The Client needs to sign-up for a free account at www.dropbox.com.
  • Enter your Name, E-mail Address and Password
  • The Dropbox software will be downloaded to your computer. When complete, run the Dropbox Installer.
  • In Windows Explorer, go to Downloads folder
    • Double-click DropboxInstaller.exe
    • After install completes, you will see a Dropbox folder in Windows Explorer
    • The files in your Dropbox folder are synced with the files at dropbox.com.

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Creating a Dropbox Account – MAC

  • The Client needs to sign-up for a free account at www.dropbox.com.
  • Enter your Name, E-mail Address and Password
  • The Dropbox software will be downloaded to your computer. When complete, run the Dropbox Installer.
  • In Finder, go to Downloads folder
    • Double-click DropBoxInstaller.dmg
    • After install completes, you will se a Dropbox folder in Finder
    • The files in your Dropbox folder are synced with the files at www.dropbox.com

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