Use Dropbox To Find The IP Address Of Your Remote Computers

Dropbox is great for syncing files between all your machines, but reader Ryan shows us that it's also useful for grabbing their current IP address, for FTP, SSH or whatever else you need.

If you have multiple computers, you've probably installed Dropbox on all of them and use it pretty regularly. If you need to grab their IP address for any reason, you can just head to the Manage page in Dropbox's settings and mouse over the blue "i" info icon to see your computer's current IP address.

It's not something everyone will need on a daily basis, but if you frequently access your other computers with FTP, SSH or anything else, this can be pretty useful, especially if you aren't using static IPs (though it's also helpful for forgetful static IP users).


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