Dropbox Syncs and Backs Up Files Between Computers Instantaneously


Windows/Mac only: Freeware application and web service Dropbox instantaneously backs up and syncs your files over the internet and to any computer. After you install the application, it will create a Dropbox folder on your hard drive. Any file you put inside that folder will automatically be synced and monitored for changes, and each time a change is saved, it backs up and syncs the file again. Even better, Dropbox does revision history, so if you accidentally saved a file and wanted to revert to an old version or deleted a file, Dropbox can recover any previous version. See the video above for a full demonstration.

Any file that's synced with Dropbox is available on any computer you sync it to or through the Dropbox web interface. During the beta, Dropbox is limited to 2GB of storage space and syncing. The software and service will remain free of charge, but if you need more than the 2GB, premium accounts will be available. Dropbox is currently Windows and Mac only, though the Dropbox blog promises a Linux client soon.

web-interface.pngThe application is currently in closed beta, but we've got 500 invites for Lifehacker readers to try it out—just click through to the Dropbox Signup link below; the beta code is lifehacker. If the invites run out (and they probably will), all new users get 10 invites of their own they can dish out to friends, so if you get an invite, feel free to share the love with your fellow commenters. If you've been using Dropbox already, let's hear how it's been working for you in the comments.

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    when the lifehacker invites run out, i have my 10 invites to share.

    Vandozza - love one of those invites at citizen.charles at gmail dot com
    Thanx

    Hi Vandozza, can you send one at pel[at]katanalimited[dot]com ???

    Thank you so much mate !

    Vandozza - I too would like an invite to dropbox:

    tim[dot]s[dot]bell[at]gmail[dot]com

    Would also love an invite if anyone has one to share. Thanks. tongsyc(at)gmail(dot)com

    Would love an invite if anyone still has one?

    Thanks

    dmacb1(at)gmail(dot)com

    Also keen for an invite please phil38555615 at gmail dot com

    thanks
    Phil

    Come on! Help some of us out here!! Would love an invite at dm_chicago (at) yahoo.com. Anyone ??

    Can anyone please send me an invite at vo(dot)dung(at)gmail(dot)com ? Thanks a lot

    Looking for an invite, sifnt (@) internode (.) on (.) net if anyone is has any spare.

    Contact me on tongsyc (at) gmail (dot) com I have a few invites left.

    I'd love an invite to try this out, if anyone has any left?
    please send to scottd32 (at)gmail(dot)com

    If you use the link
    http://bit.ly/dropbox-ah you get some extra space free, currently.

    I have a few invites left (and you get an extra 250m):

    https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTI0MTY5ODc5

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