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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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Posted by: Viking
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Posted: 12 years 8 months 28 days 7 hours 47 minutes ago

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

Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 11 years 11 months 8 hours 45 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...