What is DropBox?

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Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage. In brief, Dropbox allows you to create a special folder on your computer, which Dropbox then synchronises so that it appears to be the same folder (with the same contents) regardless of the computer it is viewed on. Files placed in this folder are also accessible through a web site and mobile phone applications.

How to set up Dropbox?

First of all, you need to create a free account here. When you finish you will get a DropBox folder on your computer and 2Gb of free storage. All you need to do is place there all the files you want to synchronize; the files will be saved in “the cloud”, and you can now access them from any computer or mobile device, either through the web page service, or an app. You can get more space by paying a monthly fee; the price depending on the space you want, from 100Gb at 9.99 USD/month, to 500Gb at 49.99 USD/month. If you have an enterprise you can request even more space, in packs of 1Tb each.

To get the iOS app click here (iTunes App Store)

To get the Android app click here (Google Play)

Automatic Photo Synchronization 

Recently DropBox added a feature that allows you to automatically synchronize your iDevice’s photo library with DropBox each time you connect your device to your computer. This will let you add up to 3Gb of extra space to your account, and of course to get your photos into your DropBox. This is perfect for people like me who love to take hundreds of photos and doesn’t have enough free space on their device.

And, as always, we will show you an even easier way to do this process, without the need to connect your device to your computer. You have 2 options:

1) iOS

All you will need to do is download this 1.99 USD App called QuickShot, from iTunes app store (link here), which allows you take a photo and instantly upload it to Dropbox (if you have an internet connection or wi-fi), thus providing you an easy way to backup your photos on the go.

2) Android

All you will need to do is download this free app called Photo Sync from Google Play (link here), which allows you take a photo and instantly upload it to Dropbox (if you have an internet connection or wi-fi), thus providing you an easy way to backup your photos on the go

You don’t like Dropbox as a photos backup?

If you don’t like using DropBox for this don’t worry, we have the solution: iCloud (iDevices only). Click here to access our tutorial about how to set up iCloud and back up your photos and all your iDevice’s data.

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