A lot of you who are reading this may already have heard of Dropbox and possibly are already using it as an alternative to a USB stick for backing up, storing and sharing files.  Nevertheless I will quickly cover the basics of what Dropbox does, and touch on what it can really be capable of.

As you have gathered Dropbox is a way you can store, and share files.  Dropbox puts a folder on your computer which you can save files to like any other.  Once files are put in this folder these files are uploaded, synced and stored online in a mirror image of the folder on your computer.   This allows one to be able to get the files you put in that folder from anywhere which is connected to the internet.  Remember that isn’t just computers but your mobile as well!  So you can share your files with others from your computer, your mobile, or anything internet enabled.  Indeed the cartoon to the right illustrates how many people feel when it comes to Dropbox as a file sharing method. So what could you use it for? Read more