How To Invite People To Dropbox

by JL Beeken on 9-27-2013

DropboxInviting people to Dropbox is simple. It’s also a question that gets asked over and over again, so the answer is worth repeating. This post was originally published in May 2012. It’s been updated to reflect the latest version of Dropbox. … [continued]

Dropbox: Inviting, Accessing & Sharing

by JL Beeken on 11-17-2012

This describes how to invite other people to Dropbox, either one at a time or in groups. And how to access or give access by sharing folders with the people you choose. … [continued]

File Backup & Sync

by JL Beeken on 6-01-2012

Being the first of the month, it’s backup reminder day again. As I often change how I do my file backup based on available products, services and costs this is my latest rendition. … [continued]

Access Dropbox Public Folder

by JL Beeken on 5-22-2012

DropboxYou cannot access anyone’s Public Dropbox folder unless they’ve given you the link to it. You can’t search Dropbox folders.

There’s a common misconception that Dropbox folders are listed in a directory of drop boxes somewhere, and people can put files in and take files out anytime they want to at some mysterious location, if only someone would tell us where it is. … [continued]

Dropbox Links

by JL Beeken on 5-22-2012

DropboxTry not to over-think Dropbox links. I doubt they could make it any easier than it already is.

There are links to everything in your Dropbox. You can share anything you want to. Either individual files or folders or individual files within folders. … [continued]

Time goes. And chances for communication go. … [continued]

Backup: How I Do It | Protect Your Files

by JL Beeken on 12-18-2011

Every time I write about backup I think it’s going to be the last time because, I mean, what else is there to say about it? … [continued]

SugarSyncSugarSync is yet another online backup and file sync option. Here are the top ten reasons you should use it.

  1. Back up and secure your data (you never know when your computer will crash)
  2. Access all of your files on the go (from any browser or mobile phone)
  3. Share entire folders and collaborate on projects … [continued]

The last post on running Legacy from Dropbox on my two computers led me to thinking this might also be able be used as an alternative to IntelliShare. I believe the concept of IntelliShare was probably put together prior to the ease of online file-sharing. It seems so obvious now I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. … [continued]

Legacy Family TreeThere’s no such thing, technically speaking, as running Legacy from Dropbox.

Dropbox is a storage location; it’s not an operating system.

There are many ways of running the same Legacy Family Tree database on multiple computers but this is probably the simplest way to run Legacy from Dropbox, meaning using the database stored on Dropbox.

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