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  1. dan330

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    hi guys,

    I found a great new website with PC, android and iphone support...for syncing files across multiple devices

    Dropbox - Simplify your life

    You put a folder on your PC or many PCs...
    and an app on your android device (s)..
    or Apple device(s)...

    when you drop in any file or change any file on any device.. it is automatically synced up to the website and then synced to all other devices.

    this means that you can always have important file with you at all times..
    share files with anyone anywhere...

    it is free to use on PC..
    the android app is free..
    the iphone app is $2.99
    you get 2GBs storage free which is enough for most situations, but if you need more it is $10/month for 200GBs.

    NO.. i am not affiliated with them..:) :D
    but if I get referrals.. they will give me 250MB more to my storage..



    thanks,
    Dan

    UPdate: someone just signed up.. and I got an extra 250mb free (so did they).. that is great!! thanKs
     

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    Normally, we would move this to the Applications forum - but if one of our trusted old hands like you didn't find this before, I think it's ok to leave this in the Lounge for a little while so others can get word of this.

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    Dan, I removed your referral in the hopes that this doesn't turn into a referral thread. We have one already here: http://androidforums.com/android-ap...inus-referral-thread-only-post-them-here.html and you should drop your referral code there.

    Couple things though. First is you should put it in your sig, that has been working wonders for me. Also check last couple pages of the referral thread. There is a promotion where if you add an .edu email to dropbox you get 500mb for every referral (and this is proactive for any referrals you already have), you get space by adding your twitter, facebook, and couple other things.

    I'm sitting on 19gigs of free space after doing all the stuff. Pretty killer deal if you ask me. Dropbox has saved my rear end tons of times. Absolutely love dropbox, I have all my important documents in there, hell i create word docs in my dropbox for school so that every time i 'quick save' it syncs to the cloud
     
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    NA... thanks for the tips

    19gb.. killer!

    how long have you had this service?

    question: what happens if you have 4 sync devices... and one accidentally (kids playin on device) deletes the..
    1. main folder
    2. sub folders
    3. the dropbox folder
    4. uninstalls dropbox
     
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    Been using it for couple years. Sig is the best way to go for real. I got my girls referral in my sig now (mine is maxed out at 19gigs, and already maxed out my bosses dropbox, lol)

    In dropbox's website there is a 'deleted files' section (forget exactly what it is called) that saves everything you delete for 30 days i believe.

    edit: even if you uninstall dropbox all your files are still accessible via dropbox.com
     
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    I use it also, very convenient!
     
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    There had been talks of a deal between HTC and dropbox, I thought for sure that meant dropbox preinstalled on my Rezound. No dice though, was supposed to get an extra 3gigs (to 5gigs) on HTC devices, or so i heard.

    Long story short, I installed dropbox on my rezound and immediately got an extra 3gigs of space, now i have 22gigs (21.75)!! I love me some dropbox!
     
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    I've been using Dropbox for a couple of years now. I love it. Also, the iPhone app is free, not $2.99. I have 4 Gigs right now but I haven't really tried to refer much.
     
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    free.. limited trail version on iphone.... that is what my buddy said.
     
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    wow. well, I'm giving it a try. in the sig now. Let's see if I get as many hits as you did... I have the .edu multiplier in effect.
     
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    He is mistaken, it's completely free. I guess it's moot though since we're on android forums, ;)
     
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    that is odd... i watch him try the free trial on iphone.. then he paid $2.99 for the full version.
     
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    Are you sure he used the official app? I am absolutely positive it's free. I just downloaded it on my wife's iPod touch to be sure.
     
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    someone just signed up using my referral in my sig.. and we both got an extra 250mb..

    thank you !!
     
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    Told you;)

    If you have an edu email you get 500 per sign up:)
     
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    no. i dont.. to old to have one of those...

    but.. what happen to my sig??? they are all gone!
     
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    The sig gnomes...pesky critters!:p
     
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    well it only shows once per page per thread but i dont see it on this thread... that is certainly weird.... does it show on other threads?
     
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    it did show up .. when i posted the last one.. now it is gone.

    and yes.. it does show up in other threads
     
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    I have 8.5GB now. 88.4% full :p
    Unbelievable useful
     
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    Maybe it has something to do with the fact you edited the OP?

    Or maybe it really is the Sig Gnomes...
     
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    well if you post using the 'quick post' option it will show your sig until you refresh the page, that is when it defaults to the once per page model
     
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    i got an alumni email forwarding address from my college... it's an .edu address and it worked.
     
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    Dropbox is a gift from heaven!!! :)

    Best business tool ever. I also use it as a virtual jumpdrive.
     
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    Have you DropBox users actually visited the DB forums? You would be amazed at what you can learn on the DB web site and forums if you dig about. Most users only touch the basic capabilities DB has to offer.

    There are plugins and addons that greatly extend DB and many are listed on the DB Web Site.

    For example, you can use DB to DL torrents, create and share photo galleries, sync iTunes across multiple computers, document version control, and host a web site server.

    I use SendToDropbox.com to send files directly to my DropBox. Very cool stuff, that Dropbox.
     
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