Bob started his demo by dropping a box on the floor. He used 4 boxesas a visual aid to describing the software called Dropbox.
Visit www.dropbox.com to download the program and learn how wonderfully useful it is. It is FREE, unless you go bigtime/commercial.
- loads onto all types of computers running Windows, Mac OS, IOS, Linux, etc.
- when installed on all your home computers which are connected to each other in some fashion (e.g. wireless network, CAT5 switch or router) you share a common folder on all of them called “Dropbox” (no quotes).
- the Dropbox folder comes with two subfolders “Public” and “Photos” ready for stocking up with content (like stocking a pond with fish).
- all the connected computers see the same content and each can withdraw that content for use by itself – e.g. my Ipad/Iphone can use the .pdf files it finds in the “Public” folder or the photos it finds in the “Photos” folder and move them to an application that will read and store them, e.g. Ibooks or Photos on the Ipad; or Acrobat Reader or Media player on a Windows machine
- one can create new folders and invite people on the internet to share them – when they look at their own Dropbox folder they will see a local “Public” and “Photos” folder plus an internet based folder that they are sharing with you, stocked with goodies you and your friends have put (literally dragged) in. You are given a total of 2 gigs of free space for your account, but you can get more by inviting other users to join — up to a total of 8 gigabytes of space.