“The success of Dropbox is thanks to our alpha users. They liked us [Dropbox] so much that they kept on sharing it and talking about it,” said Ferdowsi, on the products phenomenal growth in the last three and a half years. The huge collection of trophies and awards sitting at the entrance to their office are a testament to that popularity.
If you’re not using Dropbox, you’re not doing the whole computer thing right.
In a nutshell, Dropbox is installed on all your PC’s and mobile devices, and it creates a folder on each that is synced seamlessly and automatically. It’s quite brilliant in action.
I save my Football Manager games in my Dropbox folder, and I can pick up my season anytime on either my Macs or my Windows laptop. I just hit save and the game is synced between machines.
I leave the latest copy of my CV in Dropbox, so I can retrieve a copy wherever I am — even when all I have is my cell. Also, my wife and I have a shared folder on both our Dropbox accounts, where we keep important documents we both need access to.
Another cool example I’ve seen, although you’ll need a premium account with more space, is people storing their iTunes folder on Dropbox, meaning their music can be accessed from any PC and it’s always up to date. As I said, quite brilliant.