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Dropbox

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:28 pm

I'm surprised there wasn't already a thread about this, so I thought I'd share the awesomeness that is dropbox with the good people at LR that might not have heard of it yet.

https://www.dropbox.com/

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Seriously though, the vid on their site explains a great use for it, and with 2GB of free space (expandable to 3GB6GB with sign-up referrals (250MB extra per sign up for both people)), it's a great place to keep files in sync between different computers/people.

There's plenty of creative uses for it too if you like the idea but can't quite think of what to use it for.

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Re: Dropbox

Post by skier » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:01 pm

i've been using it for almost 2yrs now (last upload: December 20th '09 :mrgreen: )

people, if you want to try it, Private Message me or dan because if WE get you started on it, we both get 256MB more space
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Re: Dropbox

Post by bmaverick » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:46 pm

XDrive bit the dust early this year and I had not found a replacement. I do like the extra space as well.

Is this thing full of advertisers or will the spam mail you their partner's goods and wares? That's one thing I hate.
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Re: Dropbox

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:48 pm

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bmaverick wrote:XDrive bit the dust early this year and I had not found a replacement. I do like the extra space as well.

Is this thing full of advertisers or will the spam mail you their partner's goods and wares? That's one thing I hate.
Nope, completely ad free. :)

It's just a little system tray client that runs and keeps all your dropbox folder sync'd.

They are still running due to paid subscribers (like me), I figure skier can take this referral as he probably needs the space more than I do, so PM him if you want to give it a try :P

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Re: Dropbox

Post by FZ1 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:46 am

Dan, they have a dropbox app for the iPhone too.
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Re: Dropbox

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:20 am

Yeah, I have that too :-P

It looks really handy so I keep it around just in case; but the only use I've had with it was showing people pictures I have on my dropbox, and as I don't have many pics on there it's not been used very much! I should probably look into uploading my iPhone pics to it more often.

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Post by skier » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:11 am

i use drop box to show people videos, sourceTV demo's, files like spreadsheets, and to store other files, like my TF2 config file, and my case-mod log folder
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Re: Dropbox

Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:30 pm

I think www.logmein.com trumps that system :-P

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Post by bmaverick » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:55 pm


Sounds like you could build your own torrent files system network with that add on.
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Post by shamrok3 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:45 pm

Just thought I'd say, I've been using Dropbox for about 3 Months now, and it's been really handy. Cause I use my laptop and desktop fairly equally, I often need the files on my desktop on my laptop. The sharing is a GODSEND! I've been using it to collab with one of my friends who is making a Battlefield 2 Mod (Check it out here) It's just made it so much easier to share the info we need. For example, he was modelling a WiiMote as one of his weapons, but he doesn't have a Wii (Because they SUCK) but I do. So, I merely took a couple of photos of my WiiMote on my laptop's webcam and dropped 'em into dropbox. Voila! Instant, easy sharing and no waiting for GAY Xfire uploads! I LOVE dropbox.
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Post by bigblockmatt » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 pm

thats pretty cool. I think i will check it out.

what info do you need in the PM to get started?
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Post by shamrok3 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:29 am

Probs just say something like 'I want to get Dropbox, please send me a referral link', I would be happy to send you a link as well...
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Re: Dropbox

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:41 am

I opted to pay for the extra space, so if one of you free users wants to pass around referral links for the extra space for both of you then go ahead :)

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Post by skier » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:48 am

links sent, i only get the referral space if the persons referred installs the dropbox client after registering with dropbox
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Post by bigblockmatt » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:20 pm

sweet thanks! i installed and messing around with it. i wonder if i will be able to get there at work... it's probably blocked :(
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