Updated in 2016! What is Dropbox, and how can you get the most out of Dropbox on your computer, phone, or tablet? In Dropbox In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition), award-winning technology journalist Ian Lamont uses step-by-step instructions, screenshots, and a touch of humor to explain everything from basic Dropbox installation steps to best practices for Dropbox sharing. In a single sitting, this quick and easy guide will help you get the most out of Dropbox on your computer, phone, or tablet.
The second edition of this popular Dropbox book includes updated chapters as well as additional sections describing new features of the Dropbox apps for Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, iOS devices (including the Dropbox app for iPhones and iPads), and Android phones and tablets. The Dropbox manual also covers many useful features of Dropbox.com for backing up, sharing, and recovering files. In addition, the book's popular Dropbox FAQ has been expanded.
Dropbox system requirements
How Dropbox works in the cloud
Installing Dropbox on Windows PCs (Dropbox on Windows 7 and earlier, Dropbox on Windows 10 and Windows 8)
Installing Dropbox on Macs (OS X), iOS and Android
The Dropbox app for iOS and Android
Saving files to Dropbox
Working with Dropbox folders/groups of files
Dropbox preferences and Selective Sync
Opening a Dropbox file or folder from a second computer
Dropbox mobile app: Downloading/uploading files
Dropbox Camera Upload for backing up and transferring photos from your mobile phone
How to automatically transfer photos and videos from your phone to your Dropbox account
Limited Dropbox sharing via links
Dropbox In 30 Minutes also includes an unofficial FAQ that answers the following questions:
How can I get free space on Dropbox?
How secure is Dropbox?
How do I delete Dropbox?
Why is Dropbox taking so long to sync?
Are Dropbox Business and Dropbox Pro accounts worth the extra cost?
How can I recover deleted Dropbox files?
What are Dropbox comments?
What happens when the same file is opened simultaneously on more than one computer?
What are third-party Dropbox apps?
Thousands of satisfied readers have purchased the Dropbox book or downloaded the Dropbox ebook edition. While Dropbox In 30 Minutes is intended for beginners, even experienced users will discover a few new Dropbox tricks.
Ian Lamont is an award-winning technology and business journalist and the founder of i30 Media Corp. He has written for more than a dozen online and print publications, and was the managing editor of The Industry Standard. He has authored several In 30 Minutes guides, including Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes. Lamont is a graduate of the Boston University College of Communication and MIT's Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership.