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How To Use Dropbox

  1. 1. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 1 How To Use DROPBOX
  2. 2. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 2 Why do I love Dropbox?
  3. 3. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 3 Because Dropbox provides an online place for all my photos, documents, videos and other files ...
  4. 4. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 4 which means I can access my stuff from anywhere.
  5. 5. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 5 My other reasons:
  6. 6. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 6  It can be used in multiple devices. If you saved your files on your desktop, you can access them also from other devices such as laptop, smartphone and tablet.
  7. 7. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 7  It keeps your files in sync. You’ll get to access up-to-date info wherever you are.
  8. 8. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 8  No need to bring USB flash drive or portable hard drive.  Super easy to share your files or folders to others.  Your files are always safe even if your computer crashed down.
  9. 9. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 9 How does it work?
  10. 10. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 10 You need to setup your free account and you will be given 2GBs for free straightaway.
  11. 11. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 11 I know it does not sound a lot. But, you get to earn an additional 500MB of free space for every friend you refer that creates an account via Dropbox desktop application..
  12. 12. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 12 Your friend has to use the invite link that you’re gonna send them to create a Dropbox account. You can earn up to 16GB free referral space. Please note:
  13. 13. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 13 Let us head over now to Dropbox.com
  14. 14. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 14 Click sign in if you are already registered.
  15. 15. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 15 Provide your email address and Password. Click “Sign in”.
  16. 16. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 16 Click download if you don’t have dropbox software in your computer yet.
  17. 17. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 17 When you click the exe file in the lower left corner of your browser window, this window appears. Click “Run”.
  18. 18. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 18 Click “Install” then create an account.
  19. 19. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 19 Supply the required information. Tick “I agree ... “.
  20. 20. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 20 Click “Sign up”.
  21. 21. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 21 Keep the 2GB selected then click “Next”.
  22. 22. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 22 Select “Typical” which is the recommended one. Click “Install”.
  23. 23. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 23 When installation is finished, you are provided a 5-page tutorial. Read these pages to orient yourself with some Dropbox features.
  24. 24. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 24 A new folder is also created in your computer called “Dropbox”.
  25. 25. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 25 It works just like any other folder on your machine except that everything in it automatically syncs to the web.
  26. 26. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 26 Now, click the Dropbox icon found in the bottom right corner of your toolbar. This should appear out after installation.
  27. 27. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 27 That will give you easy access to the files from the Dropbox folder.
  28. 28. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 28 A Dropbox icon is automatically created also on your desktop.
  29. 29. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 29 Let’s try moving a file to Dropbox from a local folder to make it available online.
  30. 30. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 30 Open an explorer and pick a file you want to move.
  31. 31. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 31 Have the window with your Dropbox ready.
  32. 32. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 32 Drag the file “test” to dropbox.
  33. 33. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 33 Notice the change of Dropbox icon against the icon from the previous page.
  34. 34. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 34 The status icons will be covered in the next few pages.
  35. 35. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 35 In the meantime, let us head to www.dropbox.com to check if we are able to access the“test” file online.
  36. 36. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 36 This is the home screen of my Dropbox.
  37. 37. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 37 Inside the “Pictures” folder,
  38. 38. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 38 I’ve got the “test” file now which I have just moved from my local folder.
  39. 39. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 39 Here are the status icons that you see over a Dropbox file or folder.
  40. 40. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 40 It means the file or folder has completed syncing the latest changes.
  41. 41. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 41 It means that your Dropbox is currently syncing.
  42. 42. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 42 It is a status indicating that the folder is not being synced. This appears when you’re using the *selective sync feature. *Selective sync is a feature that allows you to select only the folders you want to get synced to your computer.
  43. 43. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 43 “X” means Dropbox is unable to sync for reasons like connection problems or your storage quota is full.
  44. 44. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 44 How do you share a file or a folder?
  45. 45. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 45 Click the Dropbox icon to go back to the home screen.
  46. 46. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 46 Select the folder or file you want to share. Right click and choose “Invite to folder”.
  47. 47. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 47 Enter the email address of the person/s you want to share the folder with. Click “Share folder”.
  48. 48. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 48 Untick this if you don’t want your members to invite others.
  49. 49. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 49 A message can be added also.
  50. 50. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 50 Another way to share is via link.
  51. 51. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 51 Select the folder or file you want to share. Right click and choose “Share link”.
  52. 52. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 52 Click “Get link”.
  53. 53. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 53 You’ll see a message on top of the file or folder to share that says “Link copied to clipboard”. Click “Share”.
  54. 54. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 54 Paste the link in the message box. Enter the email address of the person/s in the contact box. Click “Send”.
  55. 55. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 55 How do you drop files on the Dropbox website?
  56. 56. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 56 Click “Upload” button.
  57. 57. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 57 Click “Choose files”.
  58. 58. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 58 Click “Choose files”.
  59. 59. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 59 Double click on the file you would like to upload.
  60. 60. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 60 Add more files if you wish.
  61. 61. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 61 Click “Done” when completed.
  62. 62. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 62 Uploading through the website has a limit of 300 MB per file. For bigger files, use the desktop application. Please note:
  63. 63. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 63 To create a new folder, click the folder icon.
  64. 64. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 64 Give the new folder a name.
  65. 65. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 65 Great! We have covered the most important features.
  66. 66. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 66 Awesome Tip: If you are using browsers such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you can upload files by simply dragging them from your local machine into the Dropbox website.
  67. 67. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 67 Stop emailing files to yourself. Download Dropbox NOW and simplify your life!
  68. 68. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 68 For more tutorials, please visit Mythreeseasons.com
  69. 69. © September 2013 mythreeseasons.com – How To Use Dropbox 69 Photo Credits http://www.flickr.com/photos/miniyo73/8371683905/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/enochprattlibrary/7852084786/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/delina/6267193797/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristiand/3223920178/

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