Dropbox(https://www.dropbox.com/help/65/en), The downloadable Dropbox desktop application runs on Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems and gives you access to your Dropbox directly through a folder on your hard drive.
In addition to using the Dropbox website, we recommend that you download and install the Dropbox desktop application to get the most out of Dropbox.
Why? Using the Dropbox application is really convenient and fast. In fact, using Dropbox on your computer is just like using any other folder on your hard drive, except the files you drag into your Dropbox folder automatically sync online and to any other computers or mobile devices linked to your account. The application runs in the background and automatically keeps your files in sync and backed up online. It’s like having the same folder on all of your computers and mobile devices at the same time.
The desktop application is really convenient because you never need to manually upload or download files in your Dropbox folder. The application automatically watches your Dropbox folder and keeps your files in sync for you. Any time you save a change to a file and are connected to the internet, that change will sync everywhere you have Dropbox installed.
The desktop application even works when you go offline. The next time you’re online, Dropbox will sync changes just where it left off.
How do I sync files between computers?
Syncing your files between all of your computers, smartphones, and tablets is what Dropbox is all about. All you have to do is install the Dropbox desktop application and sign in using the same login on all your devices.
If you’ve already installed Dropbox, simply adding files to your Dropbox folder will automatically sync the file to your Dropbox, which means you can open it from any other computer, smartphone, or tablet that also has Dropbox installed.
If you’d rather sync some files with other people on other Dropbox accounts, that’s easy too; just create a shared folder instead.
Install the Dropbox app
- Start by downloading Dropbox on each computer, smartphone, and tablet you want to sync with.
- When installing, you will be prompted to either sign in or create a new account. You only need one account no matter how many devices you want to keep in sync.
- Once Dropbox is installed, you’ll notice a new Dropbox folder on your hard drive. Add files to your Dropbox folder, and Dropbox will automatically watch them and make sure they are in sync. You can now access your files through the Dropbox website.
- Once you have installed the application on each of your computers using the same Dropbox login, your files will appear in the Dropbox folders of those computers as well.
That’s it. Dropbox will watch your Dropbox folder and automatically make sure your files are the same no matter where you access them. No buttons are needed and no further settings are required. You don’t have to do anything.