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Some useful ways to use Dropbox

Category : DIY, General

In an earlier post I declared my love for Dropbox and it got me in trouble with my wife so in this post I’m going to try to show you why I love it so much, hopefully appease my wife and maybe, if I’m lucky, get Dropbox into my lovelife!!!

I am an avid reader of Lifehacker and a few weeks ago they posted up some useful ways to use Dropbox. Dropbox, once installed appears as a folder on your computer and is treated as a local folder by your computer. As a result you are able to do some amazing things using Dropbox.

I don’t have too many original thoughts in my head so I’m going to scour the web and try to collate the 5 best ways to use Dropbox.

1. Automatically download Torrents – Set your torrent client to automatically start torrents that are stored in a particular folder. Set the ‘watched’ folder to be a Dropbox folder, that way you can put .torrent files into the Dropbox folder wherever you are and they will automatically download.

2. Install a Password Protection program like KeePass in your dropbox that way you will have all your passwords automatically secured and synced across all of your computers.

3. Set your webcam to save video to your Dropbox in order to view security footage whereever you are. There are a lot of programs on the internet that allow you to set up a webcam that will record video whenever it detects motion. This guide is for Windows users, This guide is for Mac users, This is for the Ubuntu users

4. Use Dropbox as your Documents Folder. This is a great idea if you don’t hold images and music in your Documents folder. If you Right Click on My Documents (Windows users) and go to the location tab and change the target to point to your Dropbox folder then you will find that you have a completely synced My Documents folder on all your Windows PC’s (once you do the same to each PC that you own) and you’ll be able to access your files on your phone, your netbook or your iPod.

5. Install Portable Firefox into your Dropbox folder and browse the web using this browser that way you will always have your history, your bookmarks and your password synced between all your computers.

If you use Dropbox in any other useful ways then let me know in the comments section.

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