I am sure you are familiar with DropBox. DropBox is a multi-platform application that lets you store files in the cloud for free. You can always access your files as long as you have an internet connection. You can store and share photos, documents and even videos.
What you probably didn’t know is that there are 10 ways that you can use Dropbox that really increases your productivity. As an online marketer that still has a full-time job, I am always looking for ways to be more productive to include being as efficient as possible.
#1 – Give Access To Your Dropbox
If you have people working for you, then they have to send you files. For example, your Virtual Assistant has edited a PLR report and now she needs to send the edited copy back to you. Instead of sending it in email, you can set up a unique link in Dropbox so you can securely receive those files from your Virtual Assistant.
#2 – Form Creation
If you want to embed a form on your website, there are various ways to do that. One way is to use an application that lets you create the form in Dropbox, embed the form on your site and send the completed information from the form to your Dropbox account. You can build custom forms and even surveys.
#3 – Connect All Your Cloud Services
Do you use multiple cloud services? I know I do. I use Google Docs, Dropbox, Amazon S3, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if you could connect all of your cloud services together and access them from one account? Well, there is a Dropbox application that lets you do just that.
#4 – Email Attachments
Have you ever wanted to store all of your email attachments in one place? Some people will store the email attachments on their computer but then you only have access to them if you are on that computer. A better alternative is to send your email attachments to Dropbox.
#5 – Email Integration
When you are in your email program, there are typically no ways to access your Dropbox account simultaneously. There is a Dropbox application that is an extension to your browser that allows you to integrate your email with Dropbox. You can send your email attachments to Dropbox with the click of your mouse.
#6 – Text File Collaboration
Sometimes you have the need to collaborate with someone real time. What if you could edit a text file and someone else can view the file as well? When you make changes to the file, the person on the other end hits refresh and sees the updated file. That is way more efficient than sending the file back and forth through email.
#7 – Listen To Music From Dropbox
What if you want to listen to music and you don’t have access to your iPod or MP3 player? You can listen to MP3 files right from your Dropbox account. You could also use this method to store messages that you want to share with your clients.
#8 – Dropbox Automation
When you share your files with others, you normally want to save them in a format that is not easily edited. The most popular format for this is PDF. Instead of saving your file as a PDF before you send it to someone, there is a Dropbox application that will automatically convert your file to a different format when you upload it to Dropbox.You can send a Word document to Dropbox that is automatically converted to PDF.
#9 – Web Snipper
Have you ever been surfing the web and come across some good information that you would like to save for later? What it you could use a Dropbox application to clip the information and save it right to Dropbox? I know this is something that would be very helpful for me because I am always saving all of these bookmarks and then forget why I saved the bookmark. Now instead of a bookmark, I can view the pertinent information right from Dropbox.
#10 – Workspace Collaboration
In these days of telecommuting there are many times when you must find tools to collaborate with your colleagues virtually. There is a Dropbox application that facilitates this as well.
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