Dropbox explained in simple terms


Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. It was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a Y Combinator startup.

The Dropbox client enables users to drop any file into a designated folder that is then synced with Dropbox’s Internet service and to any other of the user’s computers and devices with the Dropbox client. Users may also upload files manually through a web browser. Through these usages, it can be an alternative to couriering physical removable media, and other traditional forms of file transfer, such as FTP and e-mail attachments.

While Dropbox functions as a storage service, its focus is on synchronization and sharing. It supports revision history, so files deleted from the Dropbox folder may be recovered from any of the synced computers. Dropbox’s version control also helps users know the history of a file they may be currently working on, enabling more than one person to edit and re-post files without complications of losing its previous form. The version history is limited to 30 days.

Features of Dropbox

File Sync
1. Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
2. 2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
3. Sync files of any size or type.
4. Sync Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
5. Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.

File Sharing
1. Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.
2. You can see other people’s changes instantly.

Online Backup
1. Automatic backup of your files.
2. Undelete files and folders.

You can download your Dropbox here

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