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Batch download PDFs linked in PDFs?

Need to download hundreds of PDFs, but they are linked in PDFs... Browser extensions can't auto-download them- what are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2016 - 2 answers

Picasa alternative or DIY solution to share photos & videos?

I used to use Picasa to share family photos and videos. Then I switched to Dropbox. But now Dropbox doesn't have comments on photos anymore, so I'm looking for a better slideshow/gallery solution for the grandparents. [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Sep 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Photo management in a cross platform household

Increasingly getting frustrated with our inability to deal with iOS + Android + Dropbox photo management on a Mac. Help. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jul 15, 2016 - 3 answers

My castle in the clouds... New Rules for data architecture.

I need a cloud storage service and I know just enough to be overwhelmed. Halp? [more inside]
posted by fritillary on Jun 3, 2016 - 2 answers

Hacks to use dropbox as a local server?

Dropbox cannot be shared locally on a network, and this is a big problem for our team. We rely on external people sharing files with us, and for that Dropbox has been great, however due to file sizes, we can't sync them locally, as our tiny macbook airs can't store all the files. At the same time, we need to be able to access them constantly. Is there some sort of workaround that we can put into place? [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Mar 29, 2016 - 15 answers

Need some clarity on Dropbox Pro

Can I use Dropbox to automatically have the My Documents folders on 2 computers be identical? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Jan 20, 2016 - 6 answers

Best 2016 IPhone photo backup

Looking for the most reliable and easy to use automatic photo/video backup solution for iPhone. Contenders include Dropbox, Amazon, Flickr, icloud, Google, and probably others. We take tons of photos of the kidlet, and want to ensure they're backed up somewhere between syncing to the computer. Bonus points for a solution that can easily be imported to iPhoto for wife and Lightroom for me. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 15, 2016 - 7 answers

Can I password protect a single dropbox folder?

I have a Dropbox account that syncs to my work computer. It has a personnel folder. Occasionally, work staff need access to my laptop, like install programs. How can I give these tech-savvy staffers access to admin-level privileges on this machine while securing the personnel subfolder? In my ideal solution, they could log in under my username and access most Dropbox files, but they (or I or anyone) accessing the personnel folder would have to enter a password. Is this possible?
posted by slidell on Jan 14, 2016 - 7 answers

Help me debug Dropbox on my Mac

Dropbox seems to have put me 500G over my internet usage limit. Please help me debug, and explain to me gently if there's something fundamental I'm not getting about Dropbox. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jan 4, 2016 - 6 answers

How do I save all my txts somewhere before I wipe my phone?

So after 3.5 years, I finally broke down and got a new cell phone. Verizon is giving me a $200 credit to return my old phone. Normally I would just keep it but… that’s a lot of money. My question is, how do I save all my txts somewhere like dropbox? I really, really don’t want to lose over three years of txts, particularly ones from a friend who recently passed away. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Dec 29, 2015 - 14 answers

How to temporarily disable access to my own files?

How can I protect me from myself during a time of emotional upheaval, in terms of access to my own past journal entries? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Dec 29, 2015 - 7 answers

I want to store my 200GB of photos in the cloud. Only in the cloud.

I want to store my 200GB of photos in the cloud. Only in the cloud. Can you please walk me through this like I'm 5? I want to STORE all my photos somewhere in the cloud - not just a backup of pix on my hard drive, but actually have them live there and only there. I'm having trouble working through the various options I might have because I have specific (maybe impossible?) things I do and do not want to do in the process. [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Dec 23, 2015 - 34 answers

Small business file sharing help? Box.net? Dropbox? Something else?

Dunno if Dropbox can help me. Need to share large folder of work materials on a work computer with some laptops without enough disk space to sync the entire folder to. Help?! [more inside]
posted by rachelpapers on Sep 4, 2015 - 2 answers

Managing photos in a post-Picasa (?) world

What next for Picasa? We've been using Google's free image manager since its inception and have accumulated nearly 130,000 pictures (330GB), along with associated favourites, edits, crops, etc. But Picasa isn't supported on Windows 8.1, let alone Windows 10, so what's next? [more inside]
posted by srednivashtar on Sep 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Wanted: Dependable cross platform (Mac/iOS/Android) text note syncing.

I'm a huge fan Notational Velocity (Actually NValt), and store bunches of stuff in it, as plain .txt files. I'd like to be able to access them on iOS and Android devices, without losing or duplicating data, but have trouble keeping up with the ongoing saga of sync backends. [more inside]
posted by Jack Karaoke on Jul 28, 2015 - 11 answers

Please help me sort out using Dropbox to organise my photos

I am trying to figure out the best way to use dropbox to store and organise photos from various devices for various uses. Detail over the fold. [more inside]
posted by Megami on Jun 22, 2015 - 10 answers

IT lockdown: Help me work like it's 1999

I work for government. Well the new IT director has changed a lot of policy and Dropbox and Evernote are no longer allowed. Unfortunately these are my top two productivity tools which I have been allowed to use for about 5-6 years now. Barring any special dispensation I need to learn how to best work like it was the "old days." [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Apr 13, 2015 - 28 answers

Live-updating Android photo frame?

Is there an Android app or web app that will show the latest image from a Flickr album or Dropbox folder? [more inside]
posted by ddbeck on Mar 27, 2015 - 0 answers

Self-managed Dropbox replacements?

What do you recommend for a Dropbox-like file sync utility that doesn't rely on a server I don't control? [more inside]
posted by baf on Mar 10, 2015 - 12 answers

Dropbox files deleted

Last night got a pop up notice that 127 files were deleted from my Dropbox. I didn't delete anything. What happened? I have one shared folder that has little activity. I'd like to know what files were deleted and where I can find them. I run OS X.
posted by partner on Jan 26, 2015 - 12 answers

dropbox app cannot sync to the server

hello, I have this strange problem at my Asus x201e Laptop: (win8, 64) I have access to the internet from the browser and other apps, but the dropbox app cannot access the server and sync. from any other network (not from my home) my dropbox app can access the server, even further.. from my computer when I connect to the Internet via VPN connection the dropbox app can sync to the server, as well as at safe-mode. I have tried everything I can in the direction of the network settings, nothing helped.. Does anyone can evaluate the direction to solve my problem ? Many Thanks.
posted by nagalr on Dec 31, 2014 - 9 answers

Need to delete the Desktop Folder Dropbox duped

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) 64-bit PC, with 8gigs of Ram, 250 gig hard drive. Had Dropbox installed, with the Dropbox folder stored in the My Documents folder. At some unknown point, TWO Desktop folders appear in on my computer, the first in the normal location (User>Desktop) and the other in Dropbox (User>My Documents>Dropbox>Desktop). [more inside]
posted by sock, the puppet on Dec 28, 2014 - 6 answers

How can I take advantage of 1 TB cloud storage if I have a 256 GB HD?

I'm a dropbox pro user and they upgraded everyone to 1 TB of storage. I have plenty of stuff I could put in the cloud from external drives, but my laptop's hard drive is only a 256 GB SSD. [more inside]
posted by jModug on Aug 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Does sharing a file on Dropbox give them access to other Dropbox stuff?

I'm sharing a project with a colleague via Dropbox. I've followed the directions to do so. It's very simple. This sounds obvious, but I want to be sure and I can't find it explicitly stated in the Dropbox documentation. When this colleague has access to a particular folder, they don't (or can't) have access to my other Dropbox folders and files, right? Thank you.
posted by holdenjordahl on May 11, 2014 - 5 answers

Dropbox alternative that works with Mac "packaged" files hierarchies.

I could keep trying different options but I'm on a deadline and would love a recommendation for a reliable, "package" friendly solution. I'm working in Storyboard Pro with Mavericks and so far: -Google Drive keeps intermittently kacking out. -Box won't accept Storyboard project files. Storyboard projects contain many nested subfolders, holding many, many more tiny vector graphic files. I don't need more than a couple of gigabytes of space but it needs to be free. I've left Dropbox because of the Rice appointment, not because I dissatisfied with the product.
posted by bonobothegreat on Apr 22, 2014 - 11 answers

Keeping my iTunes "Music" folder in my DropBox

I'm experiencing some problems with keeping my iTunes "Music" folder in my DropBox. Details (not too involved!) follow. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Feb 27, 2014 - 6 answers

How do I secure some shared files?

How do I secure some files that need to be shared and be editable with several employees and also be able to immediately remove access to any version of those files from a particular person? [more inside]
posted by BigCalm on Feb 25, 2014 - 18 answers

SugarSync alternatives?

Sugarsync is transitioning to paid-only plans, with the minimum plan being $75/60GB. This is more space than I need, so I'm looking for alternatives. [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Dec 19, 2013 - 13 answers

DropBox to Blog

I'm looking for an app that allows me to copy any file to a DropBox folder and have that file posted as a blog post. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Oct 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Print to FAIL on trying to figure this out on my own.

How to save gmail emails and attachments to Dropbox sub folder on iPad? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Oct 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Best software or websites to manage my small company

First of all, if there are better places on the internet where I should ask these types of questions about project and company management, please let me know. You guys are awesome, but I have plenty of other types of questions I'd like to ask in here, and, plus, I need to find the best source for answers to specific questions like this and fast. I need the proper technological solution for managing the flow of tasks and information of an entire company. The company is about 20 people in the office (half of them engineers) and about the same in the fab shop, so it's small. I am not the owner, but the oft-ignored second-in-command. See my other questions (here and here) for more details about my specific working situation. Right now, the company can only be described as chaotic. We have taken probably on probably too much work, people (especially me) aren't aware of what others are doing, collaboration takes place in inefficient bursts in the conference room, and the massive amount of information we generate per job and in the rest of the business is never easily found when needed. The owner causes a lot of these problems with his capricious style of running the business and tends to only add to the entropy, but I think that centralization of information and communication may save it before it's too late. I need the proper tool or tools to do this. I'll discuss where I am thus far, and we can go from there. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Dropbox infinite update loop

All of a sudden, Dropbox has decided it needs to continuously update every single one of my files. I have no idea why, and its slowing everything down hugely. [more inside]
posted by googly on Aug 30, 2013 - 4 answers

Itunes Library Streaming From DropBox

I want to stream my iTunes music from my DropBox via an iOs app called Tunebox. But my music's Apple Lossless, and Tunebox only handles AAC/MP3. So I need to efficiently recreate/duplicate all playlists with lossy versions and figure out where to store the darned music library. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Jul 11, 2013 - 6 answers

I'm an outdoor instructor, not an IT specialist.

I work for a small non-profit with high seasonal turnover often times our staff will work on compiling data, or communications projects. What solutions do businesses use to ensure that their data remains current, backed-up, and accessible? How do they use those services to keep data organized? [more inside]
posted by ajarbaday on May 31, 2013 - 2 answers

How to stay organized and synced without downloading to work computer?

I work an overnight shift and when I don’t have actual work sitting in front of me I’m able to work on my schoolwork and research for a PhD. I’m looking for the easiest way to manage the electronic articles I find (and download) as well as manage the Word documents I’m typing for notes and papers (and the dissertation. Let’s not forget the all-important Dissertation!). [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Apr 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Dropbox Time Sync

I opened a free Dropbox account and had no trouble accessing it. Then, I started getting error messages saying that their date/time and my computer's date/time didn't match. I reset my date/time with an atomic clock website, but Dropbox still won't let me in. [more inside]
posted by KRS on Apr 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Dropbox + coffee shop wifi = secure?

How secure is Dropbox on an open coffee shop wifi? [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Mar 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Likelihood of Dropbox deleting my files?

I use a free Dropbox account for loads of stuff and I think it's a great service, but I currently only use 70% of my allowance and don't want to fork out for pro. However, I recently read the Ts and Cs of free account and see that they can delete my files whenever they like. Eek! I find it pretty unlikely this would happen, but how big a risk do you think it is? Is it worth paying just for the security, or is it so unlikely that I can continue with free service and peace of mind?
posted by KateViolet on Mar 26, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I share photos from Dropbox for iPhone?

A friend has an iPhone. He wants to share a selection of photos using his Dropbox iPhone app with us. How does he do that from the app? (not a browser) [more inside]
posted by devnull on Mar 2, 2013 - 4 answers

What's the best audio recording app for iPhone?

I'm working on a project that requires me to record a couple dozen interviews (two speakers max). Each interview is 45 minutes to an hour and a half in length. I have an iPhone 5 and want to use it to make my recordings. I need to send the recordings to a transcriber. I'm looking for a simple, reliable app that will make clean recordings. I'd like to avoid using an external mic if I can. Any favourites you can suggest? No preference for free or paid apps, I just want something that works well and is foolproof. [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Feb 18, 2013 - 9 answers

How to compare and merge a large number of text files?

How can I automatically compare and merge a large number of text files? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Feb 8, 2013 - 41 answers

Network sync of computers

It’s 2013 Mefi; how do you keep your computers in sync? [more inside]
posted by token-ring on Jan 4, 2013 - 12 answers

No, iPad, I don't want 5 versions of the same file thanks.

I have a (hopefully easy) question about getting Dropbox and GoodNotes to work together nicely on my iPad. [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Jan 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me name my new multi-app

Help me name my new product, which combines the functionality of popular existing apps, but is specialized with high-security features. [more inside]
posted by bfu on Dec 26, 2012 - 21 answers

You think you deleted me, but no

Dropbox weirdness. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Short Attention Sp on Oct 16, 2012 - 3 answers

I need some help syncing my files.

I need an alternative to Google Drive that's going to work well with all my little snowflake snowflakes. And there are a bunch. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Let the beat drop(box)!

Making iTunes and Dropbox play nice together; can it be done? [more inside]
posted by cooker girl on Sep 22, 2012 - 7 answers

A cost-effective way to flexibly back up 200GB~ of photos online?

A cost-effective way to flexibly back up 200GB~ of photos online? [more inside]
posted by petah on Aug 28, 2012 - 20 answers

I no longer trust dropbox. What better replacements are there?

I no longer trust dropbox. What better replacements are there? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 3, 2012 - 30 answers

Dropbox vs Mountain Lion

Which elements of Dropbox are now present in Mountain Lion and which aren't? [more inside]
posted by scunning on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

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