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 -
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?
posted by holdenjordahl
on May 11, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How to save gmail emails and attachments to Dropbox sub folder on iPad? [more inside]
posted by letahl
on Oct 20, 2013 -
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
) 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Sharing pdfs with multiple users on iPhone and Android platforms. Dropbox the only option? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy
on Aug 19, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Dropbox-like service which has allows display of index of public folder? [more inside]
posted by shoyu
on Jan 3, 2011 -
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 -