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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

What sort of server & network setup would work for a small design business?

What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Sharing good PowerPoint slides within a company

Please help me set up something like a shared shoebox for keeping useful PowerPoints slides, ideas for visual representations, graphics, etc. [more inside]
posted by shotgunbooty on Jul 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Best way to sync USB with a home computer?

Is there an easy way to keep all of the files on my flash drive synced with my home computer, using something like Dropbox? I've previously been using Microsoft My Briefcase, but my computer has just been upgraded to Windows 7, so My Briefcase doesn't work well anymore. I've got some pretty easy requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Jul 2, 2012 - 5 answers

1Password/Dropbox issues...

1Password trouble... I have two desktop computers using 1Password and the same Dropbox account. When I cut-and-paste passwords from it... no prob, works perfectly. When I use the browser plugins to log in for me... nope, wrong password. [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Jun 22, 2012 - 6 answers

What maintenance tasks should I be doing on my family's Macbooks?

I need to fix up my family's two Macbooks for the first time in three years. What needs to be done? [more inside]
posted by Comic Sans-Culotte on May 21, 2012 - 10 answers

One-Time Cloud Backup of Archives

Help me do a one-time "cloud" back-up of archived text files and stuff in order to supplement my Time Machine backup. I use a Mac. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Dropbox it like it's Hot.

Can you import Dropbox files into iMovie? Going a little crazy here... [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Apr 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Can my employer see DropBox files on my work computer?

I currently use Google Docs for cloud storage for documents I wanted to work on at home and at lunch, but I've heard good things about DropBox's usability and would like to give it a try. However, I'm concerned about my employer being able to log what I do in DropBox if it's installed on an office computer. Will my employer be able to access my DropBox the same way they can access the rest of my work machine?
posted by Roz McClure on Mar 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Mission: biggest free Dropbox...

This weekend I increased my wife's and my dropbox capacities to 18.25 GB each using referrals culled from Google Adwords placements as outlined in this Lifehacker article. Didn't spend anything as I had a $100 coupon for Adwords laying around. Apparently they are also testing photo/video upload with a promise of earning additional free space. What other referral based opportunities might I be unaware of that this strategy might prove effective with?
posted by teg4rvn on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Help with Cloud Storage Solution

I would like to be able to access files on my mapped network drive remotely on my ipad. In particular, I would like to access entire folders of files that change somewhat on a weekly basis in places where I may not be able to get internet access or do not want to wait for a download. There does not seem to be a product that offers these features. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Jan 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Dropbox-backed note apps for iPhone/iPad

Can anybody recommend a good Dropbox-backed text-based notes app for the iPhone? I'm looking for the following properties: [more inside]
posted by acb on Jan 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Temporarily using a laptop as an external hard drive

Is it possible to hook up a laptop to a desktop so that the laptop's hard drive is effectively serving as an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by robverb on Dec 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Is Dropbox Safe

I work for medium sized non profit and know only a modest amount about IT. This wouldn't be a problem were it not for the fact that among my responsibilities is running IT (long story). [more inside]
posted by TheShadowKnows on Nov 11, 2011 - 10 answers

What's the best e-book reader for iPad2?

So last night I upgraded my iPad2 to iOS5 and discovered that my favorite e-book reader app, Stanza, doesn't work anymore. The ´net seems to think it will no longer be developed, so now I need to find a new reader. Dropbox connection is essential. I have (just now) settled on Bluefire, which is OK but laggy compared to Stanza. Any better suggestions for e-book reader apps for iPad2?
posted by chavenet on Oct 13, 2011 - 33 answers

Sharing files across multiple platforms

Sharing pdfs with multiple users on iPhone and Android platforms. Dropbox the only option? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 19, 2011 - 5 answers

IPhoto Confusion

Be easy on me I'm basically clueless about Macs, but my PC died and I'm forced to work off my wife's computer 1)Where is my wife's Mac storing our pics? When I point Adobe Bridge at our Iphoto Library folder it doesn't see any pics. Instead it opens Iphoto. (note our IPhoto Library is in a dropbox folder). If I want to open them in Photoshop I have to drag the pic from IPhoto. How do I make this not be like this? 2) Can I use Dropbox as a remote library for the pics? I.E. delete them from the drive and just point Bridge at dropbox? Or is there a better solution? Would be happy to pay but need something that requires at most the ability to fog a mirror.
posted by JPD on Jul 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Sending big files overseas.

Help me send large files to a friend. [more inside]
posted by MrFTBN on Jun 29, 2011 - 22 answers

How to open Pages documents on a PC?

I'm a Mac, my business partner is a PC. We use Dropbox. We are having compatibility issues between Pages and Word. [more inside]
posted by gauche on Jun 9, 2011 - 14 answers

Drag-and-drop file upload plugin?

Great-Grandma-proof, drag-and-drop, web-based file upload plugin for email-size-limit-busting files? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Apr 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Dropbox-like service allowing public folder index display?

Dropbox-like service which has allows display of index of public folder? [more inside]
posted by shoyu on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

OneNote and Dropbox. Two good things...that go great together?

I want to create a OneNote notebook for personal use only (notes, to-do lists, account passwords—no collaboration) and be able to sync it between my work laptop and my home PC... using Dropbox. Am I a fool? [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Nov 9, 2010 - 11 answers

How to use Dropbox

Dropbox... explain it to me like I'm a child. Scenario inside [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 8, 2010 - 36 answers

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