Sunday, April 8, 2012

Dropbox - A teacher's best friend! Free plus BONUS storage!!!

I am seriously in love with Dropbox!  I received an e-mail offer today and thought I should share it because Dropbox has totally saved me many times and if you don't know about it, you are missing out! 

First of all, Dropbox is free.  It is a free download and you download it on any computers where you would like to share files.  For example, I have it on my home computer and my school computer ( I also have it on my iPad).  I have all of my school files on it so when I am at home, I can access my school files.  My computer does not have to be on at school, I just have to have things saved onto my Dropbox drive.  When I make documents, worksheets, PowerPoints, etc... at home, I save them to my Dropbox and when I get to school, they are right there - in Dropbox.  Like I said, Dropbox is free and will always be free unless you want to buy more storage space.  I've had it for about a year and once when I got close to my limit, I just deleted a few things I didn't really need out of my Dropbox to make more room.  That doesn't delete it from your computer, just Dropbox.

To make much more sense, here is how it works and how you can sign up and give it a try (it is soooo easy!!!!!):   Click here:  Dropbox

Now, to the offer I received today, if you try it, you will get 500 MB bonus storage (above the 2 GB they already give you for free) if you go through me (and I'll get 500 MB too).  Here is the link:    You can sign up on your own, but you won't get the bonus storage.  I know I sound like a total commercial, and the free 500 MB is not that big of a deal to me, it just that I love Dropbox and use it sooooo much between home and school and really just want to share it if you haven't used it.  It is so nice to be able to pull something up at home from my school files, no matter how random it is because everything is right there!  It has saved me on quite a few occasions when I have forgotten things at home, but did remember to save it in my dropbox or when I needed to work on something at home and didn't have a hard copy or thought about it out of the blue/last minute or needed data that was "at school".  Give it a try - I promise you will LOVE it!


  1. Cindy, Your timing is perfect! One of my parents took a lot of photos of our field trip to the farm. We need a way to share these photos with other parents. Would DropBox be a good way to do this? I opened a Dropbox account a while ago, but have never used it. Now I will start to use it. BUT is it the easiest way to share lots of photos???
    An Open Door

    1. Yes, I think it would work great. You'd have to have the same password to download and can both add photos to the one Dropbox.