Your opinion about Dropbox ?

@topffer (34045)
France
April 14, 2011 3:47am CST
I discovered and installed Dropbox yesterday -- I got 2 Gb for free and 250 Mb more because I signed up under a referral link : nice to see a site rewarding referrals --. I thought that it was another webdav, but it is different and more interesting as there is a complete synchronized mirror of the box in the cloud in each of my computers -- so, it is also available off line --, and it works well between my Windows desktop and my Linux netbook. I also installed a client on my phone, able to sync some files or directories. I read several pages explaining how to create a small html static website with Dropbox and find the idea interesting : it is possible to update the website on any computer or phone and to have always the last version of the site synchronized in each device. Before creating a new website on this platform, I want your opinion. Have you installed Dropbox ? Have you a website running under Dropbox ? Your opinion about Dropbox ?
4 responses
@zralte (4186)
• India
18 Apr 11
Send me your ref link. I want to try this Dropbox.
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@topffer (34045)
• France
18 Apr 11
With great pleasure : done !
@zralte (4186)
• India
18 Apr 11
A friend of my husband, who is visiting us now, is singing praises of DropBox. I almost ask him his ref link, but then a thought came to me - He's got lots of money, so he does not need me, if he needs more storage, he can afford to buy more...
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@topffer (34045)
• France
18 Apr 11
I am also impressed by Dropbox : I don't use anymore my ftp to send a file from my desktop to my netbook, I just put it in the Dropbox directory. I have opened an account at Droppitto.me : it permits to somebody with a password to send a file to your dropbox. When attachments are often limited with emails, you can send files as large as 75 Mb with Dropitto.me, and it is a web interface, so it is possible to do it behind a firewall. It is in free beta actually : give it an eye. Thank you very much to have joined under me : the box is growing fast, and maybe I will buy more space too. It is the best cloud computing software that I have seen so far.
@suyalynx (55)
• Indonesia
18 Apr 11
well, if you're talking about file sharing, I satistied with my rapidshare account. But if you're talking about cloud computing, a 2GB space is too small I think GlideOS provide with a 30GB Free space (as they claim on their frontpage). I haven't try it though. however I've tried eyeOS, a web desktop script for cloud computing, so you can host your own cloud computing system
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@inedible (771)
• Singapore
26 Apr 11
I've used it for sharing resources while doing projects. It's pretty useful since it lets me keep working with the most updated versions of the files, but it seems it can't handle more than one user editing the same file at the same time. It only updates the files after they're saved, so if more than one person works on the same file, I believe Dropbox ends up creating a new copy to prevent changes from being undone.
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@topffer (34045)
• France
26 Apr 11
Hello inedible, It is a good idea to use it to share resources. I believe it is very rare that two persons work on the same file at the same moment. I will give a try to see that will happen : my feeling is that the most recent version -- the version saved later -- will be considered as the good one. It keeps in memory the more recent updates, but we have to be careful here. Thank you to share this information.
• New Zealand
19 May 11
yes i have dropbox and you can use dropbox as a web server. where is a link showing you how to use dropbox as a server (the same priceable are used a in windows) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huznQTtiLrA