Get Started Using Dropbox in 5 Minutes or Less

In All Classes, Apps, Business, Cloud Storage, Product Reviews by techtalkamerica

Dropbox is one of the leaders in cloud storage and I use it every day for both business and personal files. Installing and using Dropbox is extremely easy – it’s really something you can just set and forget.

All you do is create a file structure within your Dropbox folder and then create/edit/save things as you normally would and everything within that main Dropbox folder automatically syncs to the cloud (and to any other computer you have Dropbox installed on as well).

I use Dropbox to sync all of my computers (2 desktops and 2 laptops) so that I have all of my client work available on all of them any time I need them. I can also access those same files from my phone, so if a client needs a file while I’m on the go or if I need to post an image to social media, I can just pop into my account and grab it. Sharing files is also very easy to do from any device as well.

The only potential downside of Dropbox is the price because in the last year or two, many competitors have offered far more free space than the 2 gigs Dropbox offers.

The ease of use is what keeps me coming back to Dropbox, but I also have a Google Drive account that I use as well due to it’s wide integration with 3rd party apps and extremely low price.

Bottom line:
Dropbox is a solid product that has worked flawlessly for me. If you need more free space than the 2 gigs, you’ll likely need to look elsewhere and the price for the paid plan ($9.99 a month for 1 TB at the time of writing) is still a deterrent for some.