Annette Riley Web Design

Wednesday Web Tip                      October 22, 2014

 

Easy Ways to Use Dropbox

Dropbox 

 

I recently started using Dropbox. Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service. Its free version is geared towards consumers, but can be just as useful for small businesses. There is a paid version available for business as well. There is also an app for your phone.

I have been using the free version. Here are some useful features:

  • Do you often work from different locations?  I have an office in Lockport and also have a computer to work on at my home office.  I can put files I need for both places in a folder in Dropbox and have an updated version to work on whenever I need it.
  • Do you send large attachments via email? If I have a very large attachment or a group of photos to send to a client, I can put them in a folder in Dropbox and send a link giving access to that folder to the intended recipient. They can download the files from there, so I don't have to worry about files being too big to email.
  • It can be a good way to collaborate with many people. In the above example, the recipients can view the photos and only download the ones they want; or they can review and give an opinion without having to download any of them.

Is it safe to use?  In keeping with safe online practices, you will want a strong password - that you do not use for any other accounts - and that you change regularly. These are things  you should do anyway for all your online accounts.  I personally wouldn't upload sensitive documents like my tax returns, etc. With common sense and good practices, Dropbox can be a useful resource.

There are many uses for Dropbox, but even just the convenience of not having to worry about sending large files via email makes it worth a try. It's free and easy to use. You can find it at this link: www.dropbox.com.
 

   

Did You Know...

I also offer consulting? Need help with your website or online marketing? Call me at 434-1500 or send me an email

 

I am building my subscriber list. If you know someone who might find my Web Tips useful, please forward a copy to them using the link below.

 

I also post more tips and interesting tidbits on my Facebook business page.  Just hit the "like" button below and stay informed!   

 

You can check out  Annette Riley Web Design for past hints, articles and resources!   

Like me on Facebook

Annette

Annette Riley Web Design

716-434-1500

 www.annetteriley.com 

 ariley@annetteriley.com