62 things you can do with Dropbox

By Macworld staff, Macworld |  Storage, cloud storage, dropbox

21 Sync instant-messaging transcripts: If you use iChat, move the iChats folder from Documents to Dropbox. Then open the Messages tab in Preferences and select that folder from Save Chat Transcripts To. If you use the Adium IM client, its logs are kept in ~/Library/Application Support/Adium versionnumber/Users/Default/Logs.

One file, many places

22 Keep your grocery list as a text file in Dropbox, where it will be accessible from anywhere via a smartphone or an iPad. You can add to it from anywhere; if you share it, so can your housemates, say.

23 Before you leave for a business trip, save work documents you'll need in Dropbox. You can then access them from virtually anywhere via a Mac, an iPhone, or an iPad.

24 If you use both Macs and Windows PCs (whether they're in the same location or in different places), you can access files stored in Dropbox from all of them. That doesn't apply to data alone: Some cross-platform apps use the same format for their settings files on both Macs and PCs; Mozilla's Thunderbird email apps is just one example.

25 Set up a Drop- DAV account, and then synchronize files from the iWork suite on the iPad with Dropbox.

26 Sync files with Android phones, using that platform's Dropbox app.

27 If your company has more than one location, and you frequently shuttle between them, keep important files in Dropbox so they're available wherever your office is that day.

28 Give meeting participants iPads, and sync all of those tablets to the same Dropbox folder. You can then distribute meeting agendas and background materials instantly to everyone at the same time.

One file, many users

29 Take advantage of Dropbox's LAN Sync feature to directly synchronize Macs that are on the same local network. It's simpler than configuring standard OS X file sharing.

30 Set up separate folders in Dropbox's Public folder for different clients or coworkers, and then send the separate URLs to each. Alternatively, set up a different shared folder for each project, and then distribute that URL to all project participants.

31 If you outsource some work to outside contractors, post the work files they'll need in Dropbox and mail them the URL; you can then disable the links when the job is done.

32 Many email services have size limits on file attachments. To send files that are too big for email, post them to a shared folder in Dropbox instead.


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