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Dropbox.com free 2GB cloud drive
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Published: 18 Aug 2011
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Dropbox.com free 2GB cloud drive Published by: Bob Cozzi on 18 Aug 2011 view comments(2)

I've been using DropBox.com for over a year and love it. It's FREE and is effectively a USB Thumb Drive in the cloud.

Sign up for a free 2GB Dropbox cloud drive here.

When creating Powerpoint presentations, moving PC programs around, or just making sure my checkbook Excel file is current, I move everything onto the Dropbox drive and it automatically sync's it between my devices (including my iPad!).

This is NOT a commercial, it is a tip! It is one of those cool things I discovered and want to share with the IBM i Midrange community. Follow the link in this post, and if you sign up you get a free 2GB dropbox drive and of course they have more space options if you want to pay for it.

I wrote this article in my RPG Report newsletter on backups, and mentioned Dropbox, and a lot of readers signed up for it. No I get no nothing if you sign up, I don't care about that, it's one of those things like Skype or gmail.com that people should know about.

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I use Dropbox on my Android tablet and my PC and it works great.

Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 10 years 11 months 13 days 22 hours 43 minutes ago

what you have to understand about drop box is that it is NOT the typical storage in the cloud. The file exists on your pc/laptap and the cloud.


We had a project where there were going to be like 8 or 10 folks working with large art files and so they all wanted drop box.  Well this became huge source of files and filled up their pc's. I had proposed a cloud mapped drive while yes when they had to access it would have taken awhile to open, well...


So just understand how dropbox works. Not saying it is not a great tool but...