Coolsmartphone Recommended App – Dropbox

Dropbox is an easy way to synchronise files between your phone, your desktop computer, your laptop, your ipad, your iphone, your ipod touch or your blackberry, in fact most mobile devices or computers have software to suit. To sign up for an account is free, you get 2gb of storage to start with and you can buy more if needs be. Then once you have your account you set about installing the software on your devices. You get a public folder which allows you to download a file to public folder and then share it on the internet via email, text message or twitter. You could quite easily sync music, video, photos or documents. I use it to sync files and photos required for various websites to one online location so wherever I am I have access to them without having to carry drives around. I also sync between several laptops and several desktop some running Ubuntu, some running Windows XP and some running Windows 7. Overall I find it essential, it is so much more than just a single app it is a whole service. As it is free give it a go you may find another use for it that I have not thought of yet. If you want to sign up use either this link or this link and we will both get extra storage once you have installed the desktop client.

Links – Market (Device)Dropbox Site

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  • I couldn’t agree more, Dropbox is an excellent piece of software. I can create documents on my work laptop, save them to Dropbox, then edit them on my iPhone and email then via my iPhone. Dropbox makes it all so easy!

    Its great as when you refer people you both get 250mb free, up to 8GB – so the total amount of space you can have on the Basic Free account is 10gb!


  • Anonymous

    Great concept but it annoys me I can only sync a single folder. What’s all that about? I’d like to use it as a backup service for my My Docs etc.. and having to manually copy them into the DropBox folder would be too much hassle.

    The Symbolic Link trick is far too tricky.

    • Couldn’t you just change where you save stuff to start with and choose your DropBox folder instead? That way everything would be saved automatically to your DropBox folder and away you go? Changing the default places programs use to save your files is what I normally do as I want to look at some documents on different user accounts, so just don’t save them into My Documents.
      Just a thought!