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Balloon Sends a Link for Anyone to Add Files to Your Dropbox

When you’re trying to collect together a lot of files, it’s a pain to everyone on the same page. If you’re a Dropbox user, Balloon is a web app that lets you create a single link you can send to people so they can add files to your Dropbox without needing a Dropbox account themselves. » 8/29/15 9:45am Saturday 9:45am

Edit Office Documents From Inside the Dropbox Website

To continue to compete with the likes of Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud, Dropbox really needs an online office suite to call its own—so it's borrowed Microsoft's. You can now edit any .docx, .xlsx or .pptx file from right inside the Dropbox web interface, with no extra software required, and here's how to go… » 4/16/15 9:57am 4/16/15 9:57am

Three Uses for Dropbox That Don't Involve File Syncing 

Many millions of us are using Dropbox to back up files to the cloud and sync them across multiple machines, but the software can be used for more purposes than you might realize. Here are three of our favorite less-common-uses for Dropbox, together with instructions for how to get them set up. » 4/06/15 10:48am 4/06/15 10:48am

Set Your Dropbox Links to Expire for Safer File Sharing

A few months ago, Dropbox added the ability to add expiration dates to the shared links you send out to let others get at your files and folders. Even if you're very trusting of your friends and colleagues, it's a good idea to apply this setting to all of the links you share. If someone else's computer or device is… » 3/24/15 9:50am 3/24/15 9:50am

Use Dropbox's Carousel to Keep Old Photos From Cluttering Up Your Phone

Carousel is Dropbox's dedicated photo and video managing app, and it recently rolled out an update that lets you automatically remove old content that's cluttering up your phone once it's been backed up to the cloud. Switch on the feature—as we'll show you here—and you can avoid running out of room on your phone or… » 1/13/15 3:06pm 1/13/15 3:06pm

How to Survive When the Internet Fails

Oh crap. Your Internet's just gone out and doesn't seem like it will be coming back anytime soon. First off, don't panic. Or wait, maybe you're supposed to panic? I can never remember these things, lemme Google it real quick. OH CRAP, THE INTERNET IS OUT. Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now?… » 12/04/14 5:20pm 12/04/14 5:20pm

Delete Local Copies of Your Synced Cloud Files to Free Up Disk Space

With storage prices plummeting and Internet speeds rising, cloud-based backups make more sense than ever before (and are easier to manage to boot). If you want to take advantage of the popular desktop syncing tools, all of the major cross-platform players—Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive—offer some selective syncing… » 12/04/14 10:55am 12/04/14 10:55am

Oh Hey, Dropbox's Carousel App Doesn't Suck Anymore

Back in April, Dropbox introduced a standalone app for viewing and sharing photos. Carousel was an exciting prospect, harnessing the power of Dropbox's popular cloud storage. It was also kind of a mess. Lo and behold, over a series of recent updates, Carousel has fixed almost everything that was wrong, and is now a… » 11/05/14 9:48am 11/05/14 9:48am

Change Your Password: Hackers Claim Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Leaked

Reddit users are claiming that several Pastebin files containing hundreds of Dropbox users' usernames and passwords have been leaked. Change your password just in case and activate two-factor authentication if you haven't already. Update: Dropbox claims that their servers have not been breached and this info was… » 10/13/14 11:15pm 10/13/14 11:15pm

Dropbox Delete Your Files? You Might Get a (One Year) Free Pro Upgrade

Earlier today, news came that Dropbox had deleted user files from the cloud. While it's going to restore some of them, it can't bring them all back to life. But it can, according to an email published at Engadget, offer those who lost digital detritus a year's worth of Dropbox Pro to make up for it. » 10/13/14 9:29am 10/13/14 9:29am