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Sharing files over the internet is nothing new, but the process has evolved since the halcyon days of finicky FTP servers and dodgy P2P programs. Now, it’s easy to send large files with a simple web app or cloud service, like Dropbox, and the latter is planning to make this even easier with a new, free file transfer service called Dropbox Transfer.
When social media leaves me exhausted, I always feel better by switching to one-on-one or group chats. But I never thought of this method, via
Gareth’s Tips: write a “blog post” in a cloud doc and share it with a select group of friends. Inventor and engineer Star Simpson calls it “lazy blogging”; investor Kevin Kwok calls it “private memos.” It’s like building your own highly controlled, temporary social network, and it’s as easy as sharing a Google doc.
Dropbox announced a new unified version of its desktop app Tuesday that the company is calling “the new Dropbox.”
Dropbox has moved on from being a simple file sync-and-share application. After releasing a number of ancillary apps like Dropbox Paper and API integrations with popular online tools like Microsoft Office, Google's suite of cloud apps as well as Zoom and Trello, the company has embarked on a redesign that aims to make Dropbox the place where you do all your work.
Dropbox just did a crappy thing to its “Basic” users — free users, that is. The company quietly added a new caveat that limits these accounts to a mere three devices. To use your Dropbox account on four or more devices, you must pay for the service’s premium version, which will cost you at least $15.39 per month or $152.90 per year.
Dropbox is continuing its push to become everyone's preferred storage solution with a bunch of new integrations. The company has launched Dropbox Extensions - an evolution of its collaboration platform that adds a suite of new capabilities for editing and managing files sorted on the cloud-synching platform.
The cloud offers lots of benefits for consumers as we all as for small business. But, as a consumer, how do you know what cloud services to use and what they're all for? Here's our dive into the world of personal cloud services.
The subject of file backups and online storage came up the other day at a Lifehacker staff meeting, and resident door-holder Nick Douglas chimed in that his solution for backing up his laptop was easy: He never keeps any important files on it. Everything — and he means everything — lives in the cloud.
There are a lot of services you can use to host your files in the cloud. Dropbox is one solid option, even though it doesn’t give you a lot of storage to play with if you aren’t paying its monthly fee. Still, it’s an incredibly convenient way to access a shared pool of files across your computers and devices.
Even if it’s reached “household name” status for software, here’s a guide to getting the most out of this great storage solution.
Dropbox is facing some stiff competition as they move from purely being a storage infrastructure provider to a business that brings essential cloud storage infrastructure to companies. But they continue to boost the storage they are bringing. Customers on Dropbox's Professional and Business Standard tiers will be getting an extra terabyte of space for no additional fees from today.
All browsers: Google and Dropbox are now collaborating on a brand-new "Dropbox add-on for Gmail", which will make it easy to share the contents of your Dropbox directly within Gmail. If you're going the other way, it's also a lot easier to dump files directly into your Dropbox, saving you the step of having to pull up your Downloads folder and manually drag the file over yourself.
Electronic communication can still create a paper trail, as former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort learned recently when his bail was revoked for alleged witness tampering while he was on house arrest awaiting two trials.
There's nothing inherently wrong with Dropbox, Google Drive, or whatever popular service you use to back files up to the cloud and keep them synchronised between your multiple desktops and laptops. However, data privacy is becoming a bigger deal and we wouldn't question you if you're ready to make the leap away from these kinds of services.