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Have you ever had any music, video, photo, or document files you wished you coul

Have you ever had any music, video, photo, or document files you wished you could share easily between the various computers in your native Mac OS X network with ease? How about if you could share files just the same with a mixed network consisting of Macs and PCs? Or vise-versa?

Well now, there is a simple tool you can use, where you don't have to look so far or spend enormous amounts of time and energy, setting up complex file sharing infrastructure within your network. Well.. I mean you can if you want to...

But if you like, me, with a mixed network of Macs and PCs I could do that, but I don't really want to contribute that time unnecessarily.

That is how I found Dropbox.

Dropbox, is an online backup and file syncing service, that is quite easy to setup on any computer or laptop you have, Mac, PC, Linux, or even the iPhone. Once you have downloaded and installed it on your computers, literally in less than 5 minutes for each computer, you will be sharing files in no time.
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So how do you get started in Dropbox?

It is an extremely simple 4-step process.

1.) Go to the website and you will immediately be greeted, with a landing page, that automatically shouts "Download Me Now!" to you.

Download Link: http://www.dropbox.com

Once you visit the home page, this is what you will see:



2.) Download Dropbox

3.) Install Dropbox

4.) Start dragging files, folders and applications into Dropbox

It is as simple as that!

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Once Dropbox is installed on your Mac or PC, just look on the Apple menu bar (for Mac) or the System Tray (for Windows) and you will see a small distinctive little box which looks like this:




But that little box, leads to ways of being able to do big things for file sharing and even backing up some key files or folders from your Mac. Very easy to open and access...

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To get a Dropbox account, all you need is an email account to setup Dropbox on your computer or laptop.

You are even able to setup a free 2 Gig account and if you feel you will need more space, because you enjoy using dropbox more than you realized, you can upgrade to the monthly Pro 50 (50 Gigs of space) or Pro 100 (100 Gigs of space) Dropbox plans, for low prices ranging from $9.99 to $19.99 a month respectively.
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For now however, just to get a feel of this great online backup and file syncing service, try the free 2 Gig plan and see for yourself, why I am recommending this service as a great solution to your file sharing woes between your computers within your network.

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Since using this sharing application, I have not had any issues with sharing files, folders or applications of any kind with any of my computers with Dropbox installed.

Real case and point:

At anytime, if I want to drop a movie into my daughter's Dropbox on her Power Mac from my iMac, I simply drop the movie into my Dropbox folder and let her know. She then checks her Dropbox and in moments, she has her movie to now watch at her leisure.

NOW HOW SEAMLESS IS THAT?
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Dropbox is simple to use and surprisingly fast in transferring files.

Of course the file transfer from Dropbox is contingent upon the power and RAM capacity of your Mac(s) or PC(s) as well as your network bandwidth and connection speeds, but once you experience Dropbox and its file sharing efficiency for yourself, you will get the full picture.

I hope this Mac OS X File Share tip from Fixya support will prove beneficial to you. However, if you don't try Dropbox, how will you know what it can do to enhance your general file sharing experiences positively?

Thanks for reviewing this Mac Fixya Tip!


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