Computers & Electronics
If you are travelling and want to keep a backup of your valuable photos - this is a great convenient service. Files saved to Dropbox via the desktop application will be uploaded automatically to Dropbox. All you need to do is copy and paste your files and then wait for the upload to complete.
Your files are actually safer while stored in your Dropbox than on your computer in some cases. We use the same secure methods as banks. Dropbox takes the security of your files and of our software very seriously. We use the best tools and engineering practices available to build our software, and we have smart people making sure that Dropbox remains secure. Your files are backed-up, stored securely, and password-protected.
Sharing with Others
Dropbox also lets you share your folders with others by creating a new shared folder or sharing an existing one. Once you add other members to the folder, it will appear in your friends or colleagues own Dropbox just as it does in yours. Any changes made to the shared folder's contents will appear instantaneously to everyone who is a member of the folder.
- Basic (free) accounts get 250MB per referral and can earn up to 8 GB, for a total of 10 GB. Each referral (where people join and install dropbox) will give you an additional 250Mb up to a maximumof 8Gb. https://www.dropbox.com/referrals
- Pro (subscription) accounts get 500MB per referral and can earn up to 16 GB of extra space.
- Students can earn up to 16 GB of extra space and double the referral credit (500MB per referral), simply by submitting their email address.