Are you unable to sync all your files stored in Dropbox because you’re running out of space on your hard drive? Even if you are getting ominous warning messages, you aren’t stuck. By exercising more control over what you sync, you can ensure a future free of storage space issues.
When you install Dropbox, the application creates folders on your local hard drive that mirror what is stored on your Dropbox.com account. If you add files to your local Dropbox folders, they are automatically uploaded to your online folders. Likewise, if you add files or folders via the web browser or mobile app, they are downloaded — or synchronized — to your local disk. While this Dropbox feature is fantastic for keeping files globally accessible, problems can arise when you run out of online space or local hard drive space.
Taking photos of receipts, business cards and documents with your phone can be a great way to make a digital copy without running to a scanner. If you want to make sure that your digital copies are safe however, backing up to Dropbox is a smart idea. Here’s how.
Open the Dropbox app on your phone and click on the Menu icon in the upper left side of the screen.
It seems like just about every day there’s news about an online service getting hacked. If you log into your Dropbox account and get a feeling something funny’s going on, there’s an easy way to check to see if your account is still secure.
Click on your avatar in the upper-right side of the screen and then click on Settings in the drop down menu.
All too often, one person at a meeting captures the list of to-dos and then emails it to the team where it’s easily lost in each person’s inbox. Now, thanks to Dropbox Paper, you can collaborate on meeting notes, share feedback, and track progress, either from your desk or on the go.
Let’s dive into some of these helpful features further.
The Dropbox app for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) has this neat little trick to help you keep up-to-date with your expense receipts. The great thing about this approach is that, once you’ve set it up, there’s no need to go any further than your lockscreen to snap a receipt when say, taking a client to dinner.
Getting Set Up
1. On your iOS device, Download Dropbox from the App Store.
Did you know that you can use Dropbox Paper to ‘productively stalk’ your colleagues? This goes way beyond the simple ‘read receipts’ in email that you might be used to seeing in your inbox.
Instead of attaching a document to an email, you just use Dropbox Paper to send a link to it instead. You can give people edit-level or comment-level permissions and you can also control whether to share your document with:
everyone at your organization (if your org is setup on Dropbox), or