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Dropbox - the answer to your filesharing needs?

Matthew Pennell

September 12, 2008 at 2:01 AM

Dropbox, the online file storage and sharing web application, came out of beta yesterday — and it looks set to become an indispensable tool. Installed on your own machine(s), the Dropbox client syncs your chosen local folder with your Dropbox account (using Amazon’s S3 storage), which you can also access via their web interface or your iPhone. Items can be flagged as public and shared with others via a URL, generated through the app.

While most responsible developers will probably have some kind of backup system in place already, the ability to quickly share screenshots and files with friends and colleagues — especially if you’re behind a firewall that prevents FTP access — is very welcome. And best of all it’s free!

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