Dropbox is software that links all of your computers together via a single
folder. It’s the easiest way to back up and sync files between computers.
The Dropbox DesktopApplication is software that watches a folder on your
desktop computer and syncs any changes to the web and your other
The Dropbox Website allows you to access your files on any computer from
aweb browser. You can also use the Dropbox website to share your files or
folders with others.
The Dropbox mobile website and Dropbox for mobile devices allow you
to connect to your Dropbox from yourpocket, so you can take your files
with you wherever you go.
Is it for me?
Transferring data between computers usually requires uploading via web forms,
connecting to network drives, carryingaround thumb drives, or sending emails
with attachments to yourself and others. Dropbox makes all of these methods
obsolete. If you're looking for a better way to transfer data over the internet orare just looking for a way to improve productivity within your team, Dropbox is
Adding files to your Dropbox
You've found your Dropbox folder, and you're ready to start using it. Let's movea file to your Dropbox folder.
Step 1: Drag and drop a file into your Dropbox.
Step 2: The blue icon means your file is syncing with
That’s it! The green icon means that your file hasfinished syncing and is now
available from your other computers and the website. Now that Dropbox is
watching your file, any changes you make will sync instantly.
What do I do now?
There are threeways to interact with the Dropbox installation on your
The Dropbox Folder
When you install the Dropbox desktop application, Dropbox creates a
Dropbox folder on your hard drive. In fact,if you’re reading this guide,
then you probably already found your Dropbox folder!
Your Dropbox folder is just like any other folder on your hard drive. When
you move a file to your Dropbox...