Dropbox has literally changed the way I do things in the Internet.
If you haven’t heard of Dropbox, it is an online file synchronization service with the following cool useful features:
- File Sync between multiple computers
- Cross platform support – Windows. Linux & Mac
- No complicated interface – runs in the background and access via your regular file browser.
- Access from anywhere from the Internet
- Share your files with other users
- Show photos
Best Dropbox Hacks
I often write about Dropbox hacks as I come across them. Here are a few right here in this site
- Dropbox Hacks: Upload Files To Dropbox By Email
- Dropbox Hack: Dropbox Folder Sync
- Dropbox Hacks: Find Your Remote Computer’s IP Address
- How to Add Dropbox to Windows 7 Start Menu?
- Access Dropbox Easily With Google Chrome Extension
- Sync Folders Outside of My DropBox to Dropbox
I use Dropbox at home and work and so does my wife. We can share and access/share files seamlessly no matter where we are.
I drop a file for my wife in our Dropbox folder and it instantly appears in her folder at her workplace or at home – in our desktop or laptop. No matter what operating system we are working on – Windows, Linux or Mac.
Isn’t that just fantastic?
With freeware application – DropboxPortable, Dropbox becomes thumb-drive friendly. You can now access your synced files right in your thumb drive and have it with you anywhere you go.
I can see this being very useful when you are frequently on computers where you can’t have Dropbox installed permanently but need access to your Dropbox files.
You can find out how to install and run DropBoxPortable in Dropbox forums.
The ability to have your files synced across various computers opens up a lot of possibilities. Here are a few of my other favorite Dropbox hacks.
- Start BitTorrent downloads at Home with any computer – Lifehacker
- Synchronize Dropbox and ZumoDrive on Windows – Idea ExcursionZumoDrive doesn’t support Linux yet. But, you can use Dropbox in conjunction with Zumodrive to do this cool hack.
- Synchronizing Firefox Through Dropbox – Rob Wilkerson
- Redux: Synchronizing Firefox Through Dropbox – Rob Wilkerson
- How to Use Dropbox as the Ultimate Password Syncer – Lifehacker
- How to sync Greasemonkey scripts between computers using Dropbox – Dor Shemer’s Blog
As you can see, Dropbox’s cool file sync technology opens up the possibility of doing so many cool things you can dream of that wasn’t possible before.
Even if you don’t feel like getting your hands dirty, Dropbox simply can put your most accessed files in the cloud and act as a backup in case your hard drive fails. Plus, did I mention there is a iPhone Dropbox version as well and a dedicated Dropbox iPhone app is also in the making.