Dropbox is a cloud storage platform for your photos, documents, videos, and other files. Files you keep in Dropbox are safely backed up and you can get to them from all your devices, completely automatically.
First you need to sign up (free) on Dropbox. You’ll have 2 GB of free space and you can earn extra free space by inviting friends (referrals), sharing on facebook, … I use the paid play of $99/year (for 1 TB space).
You can download the software to your device (windows, mac, android, iOS,…). It’s available for almost every platform. You can login to the app with your account, all files will be synced on all your devices.
Default, Dropbox creates a folder named ‘dropbox’, all the contents will be synced with your account. Advanced sharing options are available for selective syncing folders. If you make a habit of saving all your files organised in the Dropbox folder, you’ll never have to worry about losing them.
The mobile apps have a nice feature for your pictures. You can enable the ‘camera upload‘ functionality. When activated, all pictures you take with your mobile device, will be uploaded automatically (over Wifi if you check ‘only upload on wifi’) into a folder named ‘camera uploads’. This way you always have backed up all your pictures and it’s easy to open your desktop afterwards and move the pictures (camera uploads) into a structured folder hierarchy (in your Dropbox folder off course!).
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