Do you Dropbox?

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dropbox rocks

What’s Dropbox?  It’s been one of my little secrets for a long time.

For me it’s a great way to sync folders across the various computers I work with or between others.

Did I mention it was FREE?  I suggest it to all my clients so they can better share virtually anything!

File Sync:

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.

File Sharing:

Sharing files is simple and can be done with only a few clicks.

Online Backup:

Dropbox backs up your files online without you having to think about it.

Web Access:

A copy of your files are stored on Dropbox’s secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device.

Security & Privacy:

Dropbox takes the security and privacy of your files very seriously.  Military level encryption!

Mobile Device Access:

The free Dropbox application for iPhoneiPad, and Android lets you access most everything on the go!

Setup dropbox for yourself and let me know what you think.

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  1. Cheryl Ritchie 07/02/2010 11:01 AM
  2. Roland Woodworth 07/02/2010 05:02 PM
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Rainmaker
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Paige Walker
Paige Walker - Pineville, LA
Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA

I love Dropbox!! Been using it for a little while and it's great!

Jul 02, 2010 11:09 AM #47
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Brent & Deb Wells
LivingWell Properties - Prosper, TX
Prosper TX

Yup, its a cool tool for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 02, 2010 11:39 AM #48
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Lee Ann Obenauer
Metro Roberts Realty - Buffalo, NY

I can't wait to try it. I have things stored on three different computers and always need something that is on the other computer. I just love all of the new things AR members have taught me

Jul 02, 2010 11:44 AM #49
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Just downloaded Dropbox the other day. Gonna get around to playing with it to figure it out shortly. Thanks.

Jul 02, 2010 11:53 AM #50
Rainmaker
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Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Interesting for sure.  Thank you!

Jul 02, 2010 02:29 PM #51
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Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Nice share Mike!... I love DropBox... and I agree about Chrome, love it... it's so cool to have your browser sync'd... I have 2 laptops and a PC at home, work from a workstation PC at the office. I also roam my territory and often have to pop onto a PC in one of our branches and/or I'm at a clients office on their PC. It's so cool (if they have chrome installed) to log onto Google and everything that's mine is right there the same way I use it.

Jul 02, 2010 02:59 PM #52
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Rob Lang
At Home Kansas Team Powered by Keller Williams Partners Inc / www.AskRobLang.com - Lawrence, KS
Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes

Thank you for sharing this tool and good use of a video link to explain the uses.

Jul 02, 2010 03:16 PM #53
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Howdy Mike - I used this for the first time from Jeremy's suggestion last week.  Good stuff!

Jul 02, 2010 04:00 PM #54
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Roland Woodworth
Q Realty - Clarksville, TN
Q Realty - Power In Real Estate

This is really cool Mike .. Thank You for the little tip !

Jul 02, 2010 05:01 PM #55
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Fred Hookham
Keller Williams - Milton, WI

Looks like a real timesaver for those of us with several locations and several PC's. Thanks, Mike!

Jul 02, 2010 05:37 PM #56
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Heather Tawes Nelson
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ

Hi Mike - I love that you always have tidbits of great information for us. Dropbox is an amazing tool that I definitely need to use more often.

Jul 02, 2010 06:21 PM #57
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mike, I wasn't aware of Dropbox. I'm forever manually transferring files from my computer to my laptop. Thanks for the info. I will check it out.

Jul 03, 2010 02:18 AM #58
Rainmaker
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Blatt + Cutino
Keller Williams Coastal Estates - Monterey, CA
Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*

I love dropbox just don't think 2g is enough.

Jul 03, 2010 02:28 AM #59
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Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Robert -  "Strangely though I got a spam spyware warning upon donwloading this. Should I be scared?" Not sure about that, I didn't get anything, what are you using?  Was it a generic warning like "downloading files may..." or was it something like "This file contains..."

Roland - thanks for the reblog!

Angelica - they are hoping once you get to use it you'll need more space - that's where the paid version kicks in.  That said, I'm only using 59mb of that 2gb space right now.

Jul 03, 2010 03:37 AM #60
Rainmaker
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Tim Storm
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation - Irvine, CA
Orange County FHA and VA Home Loan Specialist

Mike, I had heard about DropBox but I've been using Jungle Disk for the past few years, which is an external drive that I can access from anywhere. Great for backup as well. But it sounds like Drop Box may have a few features that I'm missing out on. I will check it out. Thanks.

Jul 03, 2010 04:45 AM #61
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Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz
(909) 973-0410 - Fontana, CA
TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga

Hi Mike, I love dropbox. My team uses it and it is great tool. It is to comparison to having one file amongst many people and or computers. We have been using it for awhile now and have no complaints. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 07, 2010 08:51 AM #62
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David O'Doherty
Raleigh Realty Inc - Clayton, NC
Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC

Mike, what's happening my photos are in Dropbox and they are taking forever to load. I don't like it!!

Jul 19, 2010 02:31 PM #63
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Hi Mike...

I was just checking to make sure the Members have recently heard about DropBox. Good. You posted this in July. Excellent Application. I'm in luuuuuuuuuuuuuuv :)

TLW...ROAR!

Oct 06, 2010 11:36 AM #64
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Oh...

I actually did the coolest thing with it. I used it to bring X-Ray results to a Doctors appointment :)

TLW...ROAR!

Oct 06, 2010 11:38 AM #65
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Senad Dizdar
cloudHQ - San Francisco, CA

 

Hi Mike,
Dropbox is very cool. And Dropbox is an excellent storage service.
For example, you can use Dropbox as a backup destination to backup all your data from other cloud services. For example, if you use Evernote and Google Docs, it might good to backup all notes and Google Docs documents to Dropbox.
So please check out cloudHQ (http://cloudHQ.net) - cloudHQ can backup and sync all your files from Google Docs, Evernote, SugarSync, Box, etc. to Dropbox - even Basecamp projects.

 

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