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<p><strong>Do you have 30 minutes to spare?</strong> That's all the time youll need to master the basics of Dropbox, a software application for storing and sharing photos, documents, spreadsheets, and other types of computer files.</p><p>Using screenshots, step-by-step instructions, and plain English explanations, <em>Dropbox In 30 Minutes</em>will cut through the confusion. In just a half-hour, you'll understand how Dropbox works. You'll know how to leverage the Dropbox desktop software and mobile application to perform the following types of tasks:</p><p></p><ul><li><strong>Instant backup. </strong>Files are automatically synchronized with your master account in the background, and changes are carried over to all of your computers that are logged into Dropbox. Even if your computer is damaged or lost, you'll still be able to access copies of the most recently synchronized files.</li><li><strong>Online collaboration. </strong>Securely share a folder full of documents with coworkers scattered across the country or across the globe.</li><li><strong>Photo syncing.</strong> Sync the photos on an iPhone or Android phone to your PC/Mac without cables!</li></ul><p></p><p>This unofficial mini-manual (the first of the <em>In 30 Minutes</em> guides) includes sections on installing Dropbox on your computer and mobile devices, how to automatically transfer photos from your phone to your PC, and how to manage collaboration using Dropbox links and shared folders. <em>Dropbox In 30 Minutes</em> also includes "Dropbox: The Rogue FAQ," which answers hard questions about security, sharing, and other topics. The contents are listed below.</p><p><u>Chapter 1: In The Beginning Installing Dropbox</u></p><ul><li>Dropbox technical requirements</li><li>Installing Dropbox on a PC or Mac</li><li>The Dropbox website</li></ul><p><u>Chapter 2: Getting Down To Business Files And Folders</u></p><ul><li>How it works</li><li>Saving your first file</li><li>Transferring an existing file to Dropbox</li><li>Working with folders/groups of files on PCs, Macs, and the Dropbox website</li><li>Opening a file or folder from a second computer</li></ul><p><u>Chapter 3: Going Mobile Dropbox On Smartphones And Tablets</u></p><ul><li>Downloading files</li><li>Uploading files</li><li>How to automatically sync photos from a mobile phone to your Dropbox account</li></ul><p><u>Chapter 4: Dropbox Linking And Sharing</u></p><ul><li>Limited sharing via links</li><li>Sharing Dropbox content from a mobile device</li><li>How to kill old links</li><li>Sharing folders with other Dropbox users</li><li>Managing shared storage space</li><li>How to unshare or leave shared folders</li></ul><p><u>Chapter 5: Dropbox The Rogue FAQ</u></p><ul><li>How can I get free space?</li><li>How secure is Dropbox?</li><li>What happens when I quit Dropbox from the System Tray (Windows) or Menu Bar (Mac)?</li><li>How do I delete Dropbox?</li><li>Help! I accidentally deleted an important file!</li><li>Dropbox seems to be taking a long time to sync. What gives?</li><li>I see a folder called Public in my Dropbox account. Whats that about?</li><li>What happens when the same file is opened simultaneously on more than one computer?</li><li>Are the paid Dropbox accounts worth it?</li><li>Why would I want to link my Facebook account to Dropbox?</li><li>What are third-party apps, and how do they relate to Dropbox?</li></ul><p><em>Dropbox In 30 Minutes</em>is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology journalist and digital media entrepreneur whose work has been read by millions.</p><p></p>
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Title: Dropbox In 30 Minutes
Imprint: i30 Media
Publication Date: 20/08/2012
ISBN 13: 9780985886738
Publisher: i30 Media
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