The age of the Internet is the age of data. Everyone has a file that is precious. It’s also true that everyone has someone they exchange files with – either in their professional or personal life. And everyone has experienced a time when they’ve tried to mail a file, but failed because the file was too large. While email is one of the most widely accepted ways of transferring files, there’s a new and better technology: Cloud storage. Cloud storage addresses the one danger that we all face with our precious data – losing it. Today, thousands of companies and people across the world are moving to Cloud storage. In this article, I will introduce you to Dropbox, one of the most popular Cloud storage services.
What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is a Cloud storage and file syncing service with which you can access your files from your computer and any other linked device. If you change your computer, lose the data from it, or want to share your data with someone else, you can log in to Dropbox from another device to get those files, or share the files with the other person through Dropbox. You can store high amounts of files on Dropbox conveniently and safely.
Here’s what it lets you do:
The basic functions you can perform on Dropbox include uploading your files, downloading your files and sharing. There is also a “File Request” option, which lets you request someone to share their files with you. Here’s the best part – you can use the “File Request” option even for people who don’t use Dropbox! If you want to know about all the activities you carried out in your Dropbox account ever since you opened it, you can do so by going to the “Events” tab.
Dropbox is loaded with a bunch of advanced features. You also edit your files and add comments, which is highly helpful if you exchange files professionally. You can also take screenshots from Dropbox and share them directly. One of the most advanced features is that Dropbox stores all the previous versions of your files. So you can access them at any given point of time! And for your most important files, simply hit the “favourite” button, and you can view them easily from your mobile phone.
In case you lose your phone and your Dropbox folder on it, you never have to worry about your files being misused. Simply use the “remote wipe” feature to remove your Dropbox from the phone’s hard drive! And last but not the least is the Dropbox Encryption function, which uses a variety of high-end methods to assure you that all your files and data are absolutely safe and confidential. You can add extra security to your account by its two-step verification process that involves an SMS being sent to your phone with a six-digit code.
If you are someone who is very particular about where, how and with who your files are stored, Dropbox is your number one choice. Even though it is packed with features and contains files, it is designed to take up minimal space on your hard drive. With it, you can be 100% sure that your files are in good hands!