Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website.
- 2GB of Dropbox for free, with subscriptions up to 100GB available.
- Your files are always available from the secure Dropbox website.
- Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
- Works even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.
- Dropbox transfers just the parts of a file that change (not the whole thing).
- Manually set bandwidth limits — Dropbox won't hog your connection.
Shared folders allow people to work together on the same projects and documents.
- Invite friends, family or teammates to a folder. It'll be as if you saved the folder to their computers.
- See other people's changes instantly.
- Create photo galleries viewable by anyone you choose.
- Send a link to any file in your Dropbox using your Public folder.
Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry keep your Dropbox at hand, even on the go.
- Bring your files with you when you're on the go.
- Edit files in your Dropbox from your phone.
- Easily upload your photos and videos to Dropbox.
- Share freely with family and friends.
Your stuff is safe
Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.
- Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work.
- Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
- Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption.
|Pro 50||$9.99/mo||50gb storage.|
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Oh so easy!
As an Online English Tutor, I find Dropbox to be one of the best storage tools ever invented. Instead of using email for sending huge files and documents to my students, who are residing in different corners of the world, I simply put them in the Dropbox, and they can easily access them. Moreover, I can also share some good reference material with them, which may not be available in their native country, and they don't have to spend their invaluable time in researching and downloading it. Even for my live classes, I don't have to carry any USB drive, as I can easily open my Dropbox and show and share all the relevant material with my students. Thanks to Dropbox, now I don't have to worry about losing some important file!
I would definitely recommend Dropbox to all educators, as it can make their, as well as their students' lives, much simpler.
In this same way, Dropbox can be used in the classroom. Currently many schools are going completely digital by also supplying classroom textbook in pdf format on the iPad. Dropbox is one of the tools that can be used by students to view/download the textbook content. All that someone has to do is create a free Dropbox account, with username and password, and then download any new content that is made available. Once you have an account, you are able to download the new content once the person sending you the content "invites" you to view it. Also, Dropbox is not just for pdf files but also for pictures and videos, so that you can store large amounts of them.
There is a limit, however, to how many files a Dropbox account can hold. Once you have downloaded a lot of files to your 2GB Dropbox account, you will have to increase your GB to be able to hold more files. This is when you will have to pay a small monthly fee. But your students will be able to store lots of files with the free account.
Overall, Dropbox is a great tool for the classroom.
Free users get 2GB of space and every time you refer a friend who downloads the Dropbox application you are awarded space which can reach up to 16 GB of space! Now that is something worth thinking about.
As a teacher, I use this tool on a daily basis to organize lesson plans between my school computer and my home computer. Instead of carrying around a flashdrive or emailing documents to myself, I am able to upload the file to a folder and immediately access it on another linked device.
This program has not only helped keep myself organized but has allowed me to share ideas and files with other coworkers.
Overall, this tool has become an invaluable resource to the success and organization of my classroom. I would highly recommend this tool for any teacher.
In the classroom, I use Dropbox to share files with others. By simply clicking on any folder, selecting the Dropbox sharing options, and typing in an email address, I am able to share test scores, bulletins, and other important papers with my students or their parents effortlessly. The only drawback to Dropbox is that in order to do this, the person you are sharing files with must sign up to Dropbox also.
I highly recommend that everyone back up important files to an application such as Dropbox. You will no longer have to worry about leaving your important documents at school or at home!