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Dropbox 0.6.402 Beta

by James 25 November 2008 6 Comments

Overview
Dropbox is a free program and web service that allows you to share files with the world.

Review

Drobpox was recommended to me by some of my users who liked it better than the free file sharing program that I was using, Giga Tribe. After quite a long while I decided to give it a go.

After you download the program you must set up an account with name, email address and, of course, a password.

 

Dropbox Screenshot 1

Dropbox Screenshot 1

After creating an account you can choose where to have your Dropbox folder in your computer and then populate it with the files that you want to share. And that’s quite everything you have to do with the program on your PC. The rest of it is online, using the web interface.

You can go to your folder and right click on any file to get the download link. After that nobody stops you from giving the link to your friends. Quite simple. And the good thing is that the files that you add to the folder are automatically synced, so you don’t have anything to worry about.

Another option is to create a shared folder using the web interface, and with that you can share files with your friends that are using Dropbox too.

Version Tested

0.6.402 Beta

Author

www.getdropbox.com

Operating System

Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux, Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

Download link

Summary

 Multi platform.

Quite easy to use, even for a not very experienced user.

 You don’t have access to any numbers showing how many people downloaded one of the shared files.

Rating

Verdict

Drobpox is a very good freeware program to have around. You can share your files quickly and easily, but be aware of the 2 GB limitation. That’s right, for a free account you can only share 2GB. I decided to place my Freeware Mission Mega Pack into dropbox, you can dowload it following this link. Overall I found Dropbox to be slightly better than Giga Tribe, easier to use and to configure and secondly you can share files with people that don’t have the program installed.

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!

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  • Fuegolago said:

    hello! I would really suggest you to check out new awesome site called mysites. http://www.mysites.com It’s free and you can share everything you like, and you have massive storage space of 10GB! It works like portable HDD but it’s on web. And it’s still on beta version, so new features are coming for sure. And some bugs will be fixed.

    some features are
    -no download or upload limit
    -no waiting
    -multiple upload
    -etc……

  • Andrew said:

    I’m surprised not to see Drop.io on your list. They are constantly expanding and adding features. Most recently present.io which lets you lead a group or team through files in your drop, combined with the unique FREE teleconference # that is provided you can have a great web meeting. It handles rich media extreemly well..

  • Johnny Karp said:

    @Andrew
    Thanks for the suggestion but the limitation of 100 MB per drop puts me off a little bit…

  • jimbo said:

    Can be use on iphone, MAC,PC
    GET 250MB MORE WITH THIS INVITE

    https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTIxMDU5Nzk

    thanks for using it

  • simon said:

    If you haven’t gotten Dropbox, get it now. Dropbox is a backup tool that lets you sync your files between multiple computers. You simply install the software on all computers you want to sync your files on. Then simply drag and drop your files into a folder that Dropbox software creates on your desktop and voila the files are now also on your other computers. No more need for a usb stick.

    Sync your files online and across computers with @Dropbox. 2GB account is free! http://db.tt/dw2gacy

  • 72 Programs For A Freeware Only PC | Freeware Mission said:

    […] DropBox – allows you to share files with the world quickly and easily. The bad thing is that the free account has a 2 GB limitation. […]

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