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A file hosting service that enables users to store and share files.

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Great alternative to Microsoft Mesh

  • Sep 20, 2010
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I've finally begun making the switch from MS Mesh to Dropbox.  Mesh worked great for years, but with their whole new MS Live initiative, it's uncertain what will happen to Mesh.  Enter Dropbox.  Does everything Mesh appears to do and more.  The fact that it works on my HTC EVO (Android) was the clencher. 

If you haven't experienced Cloud file storage, you're in for a treat!  Give it a try and there's no going back.


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review by . March 31, 2010
Most of the time i want to share files with friend, family, other people who are not into tech, and Dropbox is the most easy way to share files with everybody !   You just install the program, select your local dropbox folder on your pc & your good to go, your friend does te same and then whenevery one of you puts something in that folder it will automatically show up on your friends pc. If your friend deletes the file it also gets deleted at your pc.   This really is the …
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Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. which uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet  using file synchronization.

There are both free and paid services, each with varying options; the service is cross-platform, with client programs available for several different operating systems as well as a Web-based client.

The Dropbox client enables users to drop any file into a designated folder that is then synced to the cloud and to any other of the user's computers with the Dropbox client.[4] Files in the Dropbox folder may then be shared with other Dropbox users or accessed from the web. Users may also upload files manually through a web browser.

While Dropbox functions as a storage service, its focus is on synchronization and sharing. It supports revision history, so files deleted from the Dropbox folder may be recovered from any of the synced computers. Dropbox's version control also helps users know the history of a file they may be currently working on, enabling more than one person to edit and re-post files without complications of losing its previous form. The version history is limited to 30 days. A paid option for unlimited version history called "Pack-Rat" is available.

The version history is paired with the use of delta encoding technology. To conserve bandwidth and time, if a file in a user's Dropbox folder is changed, Dropbox only uploads the pieces of the file that ...
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