Dropbox is an online file storage and sharing service that is being widely adopted among all types of PC users and businesses. To answer your question “what is Dropbox?”, this is their description on the dropbox website:
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website.
Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.
What’s great is that in addition to these primary intended uses, you can do a lot more with Dropbox. Here are a few useful alternative uses for Dropbox.
Host a website
If you are interested in hosting a simple personal website, Dropbox provides a great solution for free. If you’re a web expert you can probably figure out how to do this manually. There are, however, two free online services that can simplify the process for common web users:
Lifehacker provides more detailed information on how these services work.This alternative function for Dropbox is also useful for hosting your own customized universal start page for all of your device browsers and computer browsers.
Fast installation of Android Apps
If you are an avid Android user, you can use Dropbox to help install third-party apps outside of the Google Play store. Google Play is a great place for downloading all kinds of apps, but on certain occasions you might need an app that requires manual installation using the APK file. The traditional way to do this would be for your to download the file on your PC, connect your smartphone or tablet via USB to transfer the file. Dropbox can allow you to do this wirelessly. After downloading the app on your PC, simply drag the app file to your Dropbox, then use the Dropbox app on your Android device to download the file and install the app.
Take your PC music library with you everywhere
If you’re a music lover this is a great use of the Dropbox service. You can sync the folder(s) containing your media files to your Dropbox account and this cloud service will allow you to access those files from any device – whether it’s a PC, laptop, a smartphone or your tablet. This feature makes your music library go mobile so that you can play music while on the move. If you can’t get direct access to your dropbox account from a computer (public computers or someone else’s computer), you can play music on the web with the service DropTunes.