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Friday, April 22, 2011

Dropbox Useful for Everyone

Dropbox is pretty simple. The program creates a folder called My Dropbox in your My Documents folder. Copy and paste a file there and you've made a backup that is linked to another server on the Internet. You can retrieve the file from other computers and you can make it sharable to others. That's very useful for all of us.

What is Dropbox?
Dropbox is software that links all of your computers together via a single
folder. It’s the easiest way to back up and sync files between computers.
The Dropbox Desktop Application is software that watches a folder on your
desktop computer and syncs any changes to the web and to your other

The Dropbox Website allows you to access your files on any computer from
a web browser. You can also use the Dropbox website to share your files or
folders with others.

The Dropbox mobile website and Dropbox for mobile devices allow you
to connect to your Dropbox from your pocket, so you can take your files
with you wherever you go.

To watch a video, or download the app go to:

You can use the free 2 GB account, or pay to upgrade for more space.

Legacy Family Tree has a recording of Thomas MacEntee's Dropbox for Genealogists webinar.  The 1 hour 32 minute recording of Dropbox for Genealogists is now available in the webinar archives. Visit to watch. The free recording will be available until May 2, 2011.

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