Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are up-to-date. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Reviewing 2.11.29 Experimental (Oct 27, 2014)
to many alternatives that do a better job
Reviewing 2.11.9 Experimental (Aug 23, 2014)
NSA spyware !
Reviewing 2.10.27 Final (Aug 1, 2014)
First some negative comments about Dropbox. I don't think the 2GB of free space they give you when you sign up is very generous. I feel they should at least start with 5GB for free and give you 1GB for each referral instead of 500MB per referral. If most people you know are already using Dropbox the number of people you can invite to join is quite limited.
On the positive side I happen to use a Windows screen reader (for those who aren't sure what a screen reader is look up "screen reader" in Wikipedia). Therefore it is important that software can be used easily with the keyboard. Dropbox has very good keyboard support for the program interface and the Dropbox release notes show some commitment to make sure the program is accessible. In contrast some other cloud storage programs I've tried such as www.copy.com while offering very generous amounts of free space have a very mouse-driven interface making them difficult to use with a screen reader. So I think I'll mainly use Dropbox for now.
Reviewing 2.10.1 (Jul 15, 2014)
Dropbox isn't bad.
If you want encryption there are apps for encrypting your files client side to prevent snooping by the government or other entities.
(Big Business trying to nickel and dime you at every opportunity they get.)
If you want a tool for self hosting files on your own servers, nas check out sparkleshare on http://sparkleshare.org/.
Reviewing 2.9.46 Experimental (Jun 12, 2014)
Get Owncloud, sync things yourself for free and get unlimited storage, And keep the US government from spying on you, like they will if you use Dropbox or any other cloud storage based in the US.
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