Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable

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

You can read my detailed Dropbox Review here. It has since got more features and Linux support.

dropbox web interface

Best Dropbox Hacks

I often write about Dropbox hacks as I come across them. Here are a few right here in this site

Dropbox Portable

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.

Get DropboxPortable
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.

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.

Try Dropbox Professional

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28 Responses to “Best Dropbox Hacks and Dropbox Portable”

  1. Privatschüler March 27, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    thank you alot for sharing dropbox with us, sounds very interesting and i already looked like an program like that what has the function to show photos and has an easy interface, not so complicated like the known.

  2. abc April 27, 2009 at 11:43 pm #

    heres a referral link to sign up for a bonus 250MB for dropbox

    author’s note: Sorry, referral links not encouraged in comments.

  3. Varun June 9, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Thanks for the post… I was looking for a portable version of the DropBox client.

    I am curious what plugin you are using to display the “social” links at the bottom of the post (the one below “sharing is sexy”).

    Thanks.

    Varuns last blog post..IF (by Rudyard Kipling)

  4. K June 9, 2009 at 10:27 am #

    Varun, thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment! I am using the awesome Sexy Bookmarks plugin by Josh – @eight7teen

  5. Varun June 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    Thanks K! I have installed it on my blog and I am already loving it :-)

    Varuns last blog post..IF (by Rudyard Kipling)

  6. tetek February 16, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi, I coded some python script with is listing the files from dropbox on webpages ;) if you’re interested: http://tetek.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/python-script-for-sharing-dropbox-files-on-webpages/

  7. PeteLong March 7, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    Heres some more information that might be helpful,

    Dropbox Portable

    Pete
    PeteNetLive
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