Spoiler: We love Dropbox!
I’m sure many of you will have heard of Dropbox, a company set up by two entrepreneurs called Houston and Ferdowsi as a file storage and sharing solution for everyone. Anything from videos, documents or photos all there at your fingertips. I use Dropbox both in my everyday life and for work, especially for sharing photographs and videos. So I thought I would chat to you today about some of the uses, and how it’s improved the ease with which I can do my job and share files with my family. Dropbox really is incredibly handy if you are a blogger, a photographer or videographer, or just like sharing images and videos with your family. It’s also fantastic for small start-ups to large businesses. Though that list of users is definitely not all inclusive, it gives you an idea of who might want to use it.
Share any file or folder easily, with anyone
I would describe sharing with Dropbox as being quick and simple. Share from anywhere, using your phone, tablet or computer, by just sharing a link. You can send anything – from photos and videos to zipped folders and even large CAD files. It doesn’t even matter if the person you are sharing with doesn’t have a Dropbox account.
Before I used Dropbox, the problem I came up against time and time again was file size. It’s so annoying that you can’t just simply share a set of photos quickly and easily via email. Yet with cloud storage, unlike email attachments, you don’t have to worry about file size limits. Share files as large as your storage quota (2 GB and up). Dropbox Transfer is a new feature that lets users upload files of up to 100GB to the file-sharing site.
Dropbox Shared Files & Editing
Sometimes when I have larger projects with brands, I have to send a brief of what I am covering, and the blog post that I am proposing. With cloud file sharing, I can see who made amendments to those files and what comments have been made. This can be invaluable. The files can also be easily organised and once edits are made, they are synced across everyone’s account who has access.
Recently I was away and urgently needed to send a document to someone that I had accidentally deleted. That’s why Dropbox has built in file recovery and version history.
Sharing folders can also work well for sharing photographs and videos with family members and friends. We live in a society where our relatives live all around the globe. We don’t want to miss out on all those important life moments: when a baby is born, holidays, or first days at school. By creating a group and adding a list of members, you can quickly and easily share. Also for example, if you go on a multigenerational holiday or are on a trip with a large group of friends, you all can save your snaps to one place and enjoy one another’s photos.
Do you use Dropbox to share files? What’s your favourite feature?
This is a sponsored post for Dropbox. All opinions are my own. Dropbox is not affiliated with nor endorses any other products or services mentioned.