Dropbox was introduced at the end of 2008; the cloud storage and syncing software has added a variety of new features since it first came out. But, as the app runs in the background of your smartphone, you might not have known about the most recent tools that are available. Here are our top choices.
1. Go Back in Time
You can still go back to earlier versions of particular files, Dropbox Rewind. Dropbox Rewind feature that is available to subscribers who pay for it that allows you to go back in time to large collection of folders, files or even the entire Dropbox. This is useful when there are many damaged files are present, such as. Go to the website and choose each file and then click the three dots at the top (for the entire contents the contents of Dropbox) and the three dots on the between each folder. You’ll see Rewinding the folder among the options.
2. Convert Files Between Formats
Dropbox recently released a helpful tools for converting files. These are now available via the interface available on the internet. Choose the 3 dots in front of the file you want to save and choose the option to store it in… to select a different kind of file. There are many alternatives to convert commonly used file types (including Word documents, rich text files, and GIFs) to JPEG PDFs, JPEGs, and PNG files, based on the type of file you’re working with. The original file will not change , and stays the same in the same way it was.
3. Use Dropbox With Office
There’s a simple but effective way to get Dropbox together with Microsoft Office working a bit better to each other on Windows Start the Dropbox client in your notification tray (system tray) Click on your profile photo , then the preferences and under the section called General check the box that reads “Show Dropbox as a Save Location in Microsoft Office-it means you can transfer all of documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to your Dropbox folders with fewer clicks.
4. Install the Desktop App
In Windows and macOS it’s possible to manage your files via the web interface, or through File Explorer or Finder, but there’s another alternative can be used: Dropbox. The Dropbox desktop application is Dropbox Desktop application. Install it and it’ll simplify everything from sharing files to searching for folders slightly more simple. If you’re spending a large amount of time in Dropbox using files, getting access to Dropbox through the Dropbox desktop application will improve the efficiency of your work.
5. Lock Away Sensitive Files
Dropbox lets you create an exclusive vault folder in your account. It’s protected by the addition of a PIN code which third-party plug-ins cannot access. For starters, log into Dropbox through the internet. Select your profile picture (top left) then you click the Settings followed by GeneralSettings, choose your option to set up the option in front of “Vault” “Vault”. For more details on the features and the way that hidden files appear on mobiles and desktops, you can check out the Dropbox Help page.
6. Move Your Dropbox Folder
There’s no need to remain with the default option for the location you save your Dropbox folder. Dropbox folder. It can be on your computer. You can move it to any destination on your computer’s hard drive. Launch the Dropbox client from the notification area on Windows or the menu bar on macOS and then click on your profile picture as well as preference and then click on the “Sync tab. Select an option for transferring your Dropbox folder (which may take a amount of time if you have of files).
7. Share Dropbox With Your Family
As with other digital services today, you are able to use Dropbox together with any people in your household who would like to. There is a two-TB cloud storage capacity, which can be shared with up to six people, and the possibility of sharing the Family Room file that all is able to access. Other features, such as managing passwords and Dropbox Paper are also included for all users. the total package price will put you back at $20 per month.
8. Show Off Your Work
Dropbox Professional is a subscription for $20 per month which comes with other options (and threeTB of storage) in addition to the typical Dropbox features. Other tools available include the option to put branding to your digital files, as well as to get insights into the amount of traffic (such the amount of times your files are viewed) for all the files you upload. This is ideal if you want to build a Portfolio of works that other people can access.
9. Upload Some Photos and Videos, Not All
Another feature Dropbox has recently added is the ability to upload a few pictures, but not all and videos on your phone on the web. In Dropbox’s Dropbox App accessible for iOS select the account, Camera Uploads together with the option of uploading to choose the albums (including an automatic smart albums) that you’d like to include. As of the writing of this article isn’t yet made it into this version of the Dropbox app for Android but it’ll be coming very soon.
10. Send Files to Anyone
Dropbox is an impressive file and storage system, but there’s also a distinct Dropbox Transfer application accessible. It also offers other choices (stats for downloads, and view of files, for example) and the user will not require an account with a Dropbox account. To use Dropbox Transfer, sign into Dropbox through the internet and then click the grid icon that is to the left side of the top and choose Dropbox Transfer-the maximum size of the file will be set by the program you’re on.
11. Browse Dropbox on the Web More Easily
It seems it has been reported that it appears that the Dropbox Web interface been updated and functions much like File Explorer on Windows or Finder on macOS. The left-hand part of your screen is going to display all files. Clicking this will show entire files link which displays all subfolders and folders according to chronological order. Select a folder or file and you’ll be able to see an information pane to the left (click the button to display information when it’s not visible). Select the icon located to the left side of the top right of all the files and you’ll be able switch between View Grid, Large grid, List, and Large List views.
12. Manage Your Passwords
Alongside everything else, Dropbox does password management currently However, if you’re on an paid subscription, it’s restricted to 50 logins and three devices. Dropbox Passwords is similar to other password management tools and includes information on your credit card as well as the login credentials you’ve got. You can add an extension to your browser for you’re on the internet in addition to smartphones with apps that are available for Android and iOS that can connect your information to your mobile phone, too.