All your photos, video and docsanywhere… By –Ramanjeet lamba
Imagine...... A person forgets his/her USB drive andneed to save the file . Anysuggestions????
Contents• History• What is Dropbox?• Features• How to use Dropbox?• How to share files with others?• Recovery of files•Appllication• Advantages• Disadvantages• Scope• Conclusion
History…..Dropbox was founded in 2007 by two MITgraduates, Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.It was launched publicly in 2008As an MIT student, Houston had trouble keepingtrack of his USB. As a result, he decided to createa website designed especially to save files online inorder to have access to them anywhere.
What is dropbox ?Dropbox is a web based service that syncs files acrossmultiple platform ,regardless of file type . But you are notlimited to web- there’s a desktop application for pc ,Macand Linux AND app for iphone, ipad, blackberry andandroid .Dropbox allow to you save a file on your homecomputer, open it and edit it at work or school and view iton your smart phone.Dropbox also automatically creates backup version ofyour file.Applicants can also download it on their Smartphones ormobile (iPhones, Android, and Blackberry)
File syncing Edit and savea file on onedevice, and itautomaticallysyncs to yourother Dropbox-enableddevices
File sharingAny file you save to the Public folder isassigned a public link you can share with othersGo to bit.ly/dropboxdoc for an exampleYou can also invite specific people to share anyother folder in your Dropbox folder
Online backup When you save a file to your Dropbox folder, it’s automatically backed up to Dropbox’s servers.
Security and privacyProvides high level of security.Use AES-256 bit encryptiontechnique.Encryption program includes BoxCryptor or True Crypt.Two step verification is donebefore login.Nobody can see private files inDropbox unless they are invited, orthey’re in the Public folder.(Everything in your Public folder is,by definition accessible to
Mobile Device AccessViewing files and faves on theiPhone
What it replaces External harddriveGoogle docs.Emailing files to your selfFtp programsUSB drive
How do you use Dropbox? Go to
Click “Download Dropbox”
Just follow the installation instructions
When you reach thiswindow, choose “I don’thave a Dropbox account”
Fill out needed information Click “Next”
Choose 2 GB then click “Next” Choose 2 GB then click “Next”
Choose Typical then click “Install”
Click “Log In”
Enter your Email and Password
Select file you want to upload, Click “Open”
The file is nowuploaded successfully
Your local PC dropboxwill also be updated
So whatever you uploaded onyour online dropbox…you can find them in your localdropbox folderIn vice versa, if you update yourlocal dropbox..Updating your dropbox throughyour local PC. Locate the dropbox folder in your PC
In this example, it is located in thedrive C. Open dropbox
For example we need to transfer the file“SAMPLE DOCUMENT” to dropbox
You may drag/drop or copy/pastesthe file to your dropbox folder
You may alsoshare your files toothers.
For instance you want to share“Sample Folder” to others.
Move the mouse over the folderyou want to share and select“Shared folder options”.
Enter email of whom you want toshare the folder, add a shortmessage and Click on “Sharefolder”.
An invitation email will be sent to therecipients… And gives them a link to accept your invite Once they accept your invitation, the folderwill appear in their Dropbox account Yes, they must have a dropbox account too...
Can I still recover my deleteditems? Yes, you can!
Click “Show deleted files”
Select the document you want torecover
Right click then click “Undelete”
Application of Dropbox:Monitor your computer for running task orfrom unauthorised access.Manage your bit Torrent download.Quickly install android application & ROMs.Create your own cloud based library. Convert ,Share and Automate your files.
Dropbox Advantages: Dropbox takes security of data very seriously. Everything stored in it is encrypted both in transmission and storage. Nobody can access the files unless he/she decides to share them, and everything in the public folder is accessible to anyone. The website keeps up to 30 days of history (under the tab “Events”), from which a task can be undone or undeleted. On this note, there is an unlimited undo option called “Pack-rat”. Dropbox is a web 2.0 application that replaces the USB,which means that moving files from one software to another will be no longer necessary.
Dropbox’s Disadvantages:The website is only free for the first 2GB, if userswant or need more space, they will be charged.(clickon “cost” (top of page), and look at the differentprices).The reaction-time of uploading a file has the samespeed as the user’s internet connection.
SCOPE: Sync API Sync API Allows apps for iOS &Android to treat files stored onuser’s dropbox account as if theywere:LocalManaging syncing, cachingOffline accessTracking changes easily
Simplifies and Smoothens the process ofintegrating Dropbox storage into apps.Syncs to Dropbox behind the scenes.Lets you create folders quickly.Retires uploading/downloading the fileautonomously.Refreshes quickly.
Conclusion….Minimal use of USB and shift to dropbox. Itis affordable, reliable, and safe.Dropbox can be used as an alternativeUSB drive.It is applicable for learning.Popularity has increased from 25 million in2011 to 50 milion in 2013.