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Poll

Using DropBox site for file send/receive?

  • Often
    5 (33.3%)
  • Occasionally
    9 (60%)
  • Never
    1 (6.7%)
  • What's DropBox?
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Voting closed: March 07, 2012, 07:21:15 PM

Topic: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing? (Read 2395 times) previous topic - next topic

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Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
Am getting to use it again. HeadOffice harbour a resistance to it cos you gotta 'sign up'... horror of horrors. OK, they have FTP, but YouSendIt seems to be the love of their life. For 1 thing, 100MB file size limit. DB's is 300MB.
Curious as to whether others here use it much.
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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Almost never. Just when you send me something. :laugh:
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Almost never. Just when you send me something. :laugh:

                  :laugh:

.......thing is, once you're signed up, a 1 minute procedure, receiving files from other DB users leaves YouSendIt in the dust. Apart from them doing some self-promo, and tempting you to upgrade, no pesky ads like SendSpace and YSI. Just sayin'
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I use it tons for personal file syncing, sharing. And if I could loosen the purse strings of the stupid Mgmt, I'd move all of our clients over to it instead of FTP, that shit is antiquated & cumbersome.
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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Almost never. Just when you send me something. :laugh:

                  :laugh:

.......thing is, once you're signed up, a 1 minute procedure, receiving files from other DB users leaves YouSendIt in the dust. Apart from them doing some self-promo, and tempting you to upgrade, no pesky ads like SendSpace and YSI. Just sayin'


I'll admit it does work like a champ. I just don't send much stuff out and all of our customers upload their stuff through Kodak Insite.
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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I only use it when someone can't understand how to log onto my FTP site (which is a clikable web link with a username/password), it's REALLY hard...


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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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I use it only for personal stuff. I meet the same resistance at work becasue of the sign-in. Customers too dense to understand FTP want everything done for them. Clicky linky, get file and maybe pick up a trojan from a crappy ad. Viruses are not their problem, it's IT's job.
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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I use it all the time and I much prefer it to YouSendIt.  Its painless to register and use. 
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I use it all the time and I much prefer it to YouSendIt.  Its painless to register and use. 



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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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I was surprised to see anyone positive about Dropbox, maybe my experiences are tainted by the particular folks that make us use theirs? To me it is a PITA compared to FTP, Yousendit, MassTransit...
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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For one thing, they forget to tell us the correct logon criteria and we search the "usual" (wrong) site instead of the "secret" one for files.  :shoots_self:

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I'm with you. FTP is easy for me, hell I used to connect through command line back in the day.

I'd rather FTP info with the exact syntax of the files I need or maybe something simple like a zip file if there are multiple folders but that's not possible with most designers. It's normally 3-4 emails to get all the login info. Then it's on to the scavenger hunt once you get access.
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
Reply #12
I think FTP is easy peasy but just recently, using dropbox quite often. A lot of clients prefer using it. Used to love Sendspace but it has turned into a turd in the last year.
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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For one thing, they forget to tell us the correct logon criteria and we search the "usual" (wrong) site instead of the "secret" one for files.  :shoots_self:


Oh, you guys too. Just went through that yesterday. Finally they ditched the unworkable link, and out the proper one up. 'sokay, got nothing better to do.   :banghead:
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Re: Who uses DropBox website/file sharing?
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For one thing, they forget to tell us the correct logon criteria and we search the "usual" (wrong) site instead of the "secret" one for files.  :shoots_self:

I think the problem is people treat it like it's an FTP, and it's not. Shared Folders, the only way to fly, I'm too lazy to find the thread on how to set them up, but it's around here some place & it's butt simple. You should never have to use another person's login, or go looking for files if it's done right.

Client copies/moves file archive to a folder that's Shared with you in their Dropbox locally, and then it just appears in yours. Boom.
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