Newest Review: ... enough for us currently. If in the future I require more I would not hesitate to use one of Dropbox's paid storage options. Documents can b... more
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Member Name: annav
Advantages: Free service, big data allowance, good resource
Disadvantages: Not great if you have huge files and lots of them
I often find myself in the position of needing to share recordings that I have made online for choirs to use as a resource. I also like to share my photos with my family and the best way of doing that with large mp3s and photo files is to use Dropbox.
It takes literally one minute to make an account, log in and upload a file. Once the file is uploaded you can then create a public link which you can then share with people that you want to use the files. The link isnt searchable and you must have the exact link to access the information, making it perfect for sharing with only those who will do good with it.
The site is free to use up to a point, if you find yourself using too much of the data allowance you can upgrade it and buy more. If you recommend friends who then sign up for an account through your recommendation link, you get given more data for free.
Its a great place to also store files if you have run out of room on your hard drive and dont fancy buying an external hard drive.
It works really well, the site is simple to use, everything is clearly labelled, and theres not a lot of writing on the site so you can upload really quickly.
I will continue to use this site for as long as it is free, although I dont think I would pay for it as I have another website I could use. Its safe, easy to use and most importantly you dont need an account to view the persons files who have sent you a link.
Summary: A good free resource especially useful for community groups!
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