Traveling with Dropbox


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Have you ever tried to listen to an online training program you purchased when traveling but found you couldn’t play the downloaded MP3s without internet access? Try this solution with Dropbox – if you don’t have it, you can sign up here.

Using Dropbox, you can mark your files as ‘Favorites’ which will allow you to access them offline. Here’s how to do it:

• Open Dropbox on your phone/tablet
• Find the file you want to be able to access offline
• Open it up (and start playing it, if it is an audio file)
• Look for the little star icon (this is the ‘favorites’ icon) and click it once your file/MP3 is downloaded
• You should now be able to access this file offline.

Here’s some more information on Dropbox in case you haven’t heard of it or used it before. Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere. It also makes it super easy to share your photos, docs, videos, and files with others which is great if you work with a team or virtual assistant. You can also send people links to specific files, photos, and folders in your Dropbox. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects and sharing party photos with friends. You can work on a project in your office and access it through Dropbox at home later if you need to do some editing or finish it.

If your computer crashes or your phone ends up in the loo, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox and can be restored quickly. You can even undelete files you accidentally trash. Oh, did I mention that Dropbox Basic is free? You get:

  • 2 GB of space
  • Safe, reliable backup
  • Access from anywhere
  • Simple file sharing

There are two other options: Dropbox Pro and Dropbox Business. I subscribe to Dropbox Pro myself.

Dropbox Pro offers the following for $9.99 a month:

  • Dropbox Basic plus:
  • 1 TB (1,000 GB) of space
  • Additional sharing controls
  • Remote wipe

Dropbox Business offers the following for $15.00 per user per month:

  • As much storage as you need
  • Unlimited file recovery
  • File sharing controls
  • Priority support

Hope this was helpful.

To Your Success,


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