Dropbox – The Quick Guide

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Recently I had to transfer files from my Android Tablet to my PC for the purpose of an article. The simplest way was to use a thumbdrive as the tablet has a USB host feature, but to each time look for a thumbdrive, copy, disconnect, reconnect, browse … as lazy as I am, I had to find another solution which took lesser time and lesser moves. I could use Skydrive discussed in another article on my blog but I wanted a simpler method, that of a folder on my PC that pulls contents for a cloud location and that very same folder can be edited too from the tablet. I heard of Dropbox and upon reading its features, I was without any doubt that Dropbox was the solution I needed. So I decided to gave it a try and to write an article about it too.

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Creating Office documents online

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My friends often complain that they do not have Microsoft Office installed on their computer and badly need to type a document. This usually happen after an OS reinstall. There exist options like Wordpad but most users are familiar and more at ease with the Microsoft Office application suite. Also, it may be that somebody is not at home but at some friend’s/relative’s house and need to create a Powerpoint Presentation but that friend uses OpenOffice or any other office application or worse they use iOS :S !! So, by hook or by crook, you need that ribbon interface and circle ‘File’ button. Well, good news; there exist an online version of Microsoft Office. Here’s a quick guide about how to use it;

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Online File Storage Services (Cloud Storage)

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Have you ever thought of the possibility accessing your files from anywhere without having to fear about losing your thumbdrive or any other removable data? Most of you already know about it (the possibility); but do not know how to achieve that, while others do not do it in the right way. Well, some upload it to a file sharing site and note down the link and so, when they need the file, they download it and use it. Others save it as a draft email as an attachment and again download it when they need it. Ya ! I agree, these can be done, but it is not the right way, file sharing sites have filesize, speed and download limits while mail attachments have filesize limits (~25MB/file). There exist on the Web, a service that enables you to have a ‘virtual folder’, where you can keep files and access them from everywhere, even from a smartphone. Here’s a guide about how to use these services.

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