Latest Articles tagged with Dropbox

How to Schedule Regular Database Backup to Dropbox

How to Schedule Regular Database Backup to Dropbox

Previously, I have shown you how to schedule a database backup using cron job and email yourself the database file, but if you have a big database, you will find that the emailing method might not work as well as you want it to be. A good alternative to this is to upload your database […]

Dropbox Automator Saves Your Time From Doing Repetitive Tasks

Dropbox Automator Saves Your Time From Doing Repetitive Tasks

As an avid user of Dropbox, I was delighted to see that there is a useful application which can automate many tasks that would otherwise eat up my valuable time. It’s called Dropbox Automator, and it’s here to make your life easier. Essentially it allows you to automate a number of different actions on files […]

Best Of iPhone Apps 2011

Best Of iPhone Apps 2011

The year is finally coming to a close and we are now getting ready to see what 2012 has in store. However, today we will take a look back at the best apps of 2011 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. There have been many popular applications that were released or were a hit this […]

Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox and DropPages

Publishing Web Pages with Dropbox and DropPages

Dropbox is more than simply a convenient way to share, store, and sync files. Thanks to some clever individuals in the development community, you can do much more with Dropbox. One of the more interesting and useful third-party applications for Dropbox is DropPages. It turns Dropbox into a simple web server, letting you publish static […]

Wuala: An Alternative To Dropbox With Security In Mind

Wuala: An Alternative To Dropbox With Security In Mind

Dropbox is great, but it is not the best. While we love Dropbox for its versatility and cross-platform compatibility, we also hate it for its inability to secure files in the cloud. We have to either live with it, and leave our files vulnerable in the cloud, or make the extra effort to encrypt the […]

How to Encrypt Your Files And Improve Dropbox Security

How to Encrypt Your Files And Improve Dropbox Security

Dropbox is indeed a great application. It gives you a free 2GB of storage space to store your files and allows you to access to them and sync them between different computers, regardless you are running Windows, Mac, Linux or any other smart mobile device. However, as good as it gets, there is one major […]

Taking Your To Do List Mobile with Todo.txt Touch

Taking Your To Do List Mobile with Todo.txt Touch

If you want to keep your task list portable and future proof, no software does that better than todo.txt. It’s a command line script that saves your tasks to a simple text file — one that you can move between different computers and operating systems with ease. Todo.txt has been covered on Make Tech Easier […]

Make Your Dropbox Portable, Bring It Everywhere You Go

Make Your Dropbox Portable, Bring It Everywhere You Go

We have covered tons and tons of Dropbox tips and tricks. The latest addition to our Dropbox library is to make it portable and bring it everywhere we go, on a USB drive. When it comes to accessing our Dropbox folder, there are many ways to do it. You can install the Dropbox desktop client […]

How to Sync Android’s SD Card With Dropbox

How to Sync Android’s SD Card With Dropbox

Dropbox for Android is easily one of our favorite mobile app. It allows you to download and view your files in your Dropbox folder and also upload files to the server. It is best suited for people (like us) who like to work on the move. If there is anything that we are unsatisfied with, […]

4 Ways To Make Good Use Of Dropbox For Android

4 Ways To Make Good Use Of Dropbox For Android

When I made the switch to an Android phone from a Blackberry, one of the deciding factors was how I could easily share files with clients and club members. I am usually not at my office and do much of my work remotely. While Dropbox was accessible from my Blackberry, it was less than convenient […]

4 Advanced Dropbox Tips and Tricks

4 Advanced Dropbox Tips and Tricks

At MTE we cannot live without Dropbox. In addition to showing you the basic usage of Dropbox, we have also highlighted a number of useful tips and tricks. In this article we will go beyond the basic tricks and show you 4 other ways you can use Dropbox like a pro. 1. Dropbox Keyboard Shortcuts […]

Two Free Tools To Synchronize Any Folder To Dropbox [Mac]

Two Free Tools To Synchronize Any Folder To Dropbox [Mac]

If I had to list down the most useful tools that I’ve used in my computer life, Dropbox would be one of the top name on the list. It’s more than just a simple backup tool. The combination of desktop apps, web service and supports from tons of third-party applications, open up possibilities that I’ve […]

How to Get Extra Storage Space On Your Android Phone

How to Get Extra Storage Space On Your Android Phone

The demand for storage space is increasing. Even if you have 64GB of storage space in your Android phone, there will be times when it is not sufficient for your daily use. Other than the physical memory card that we use, one alternative is to use a cloud storage service to increase our storage space. […]

3 Ways to Install Applications On Android Without The Market

3 Ways to Install Applications On Android Without The Market

Installing apps on Android is relatively straightforward with the Android Market. You search for an app, select it and click install. However, there are often times when you may want to install a newly released app or an app that is not available in the Android Market. In these cases you will usually have to […]

How to Install and Use Dropbox in Kubuntu

How to Install and Use Dropbox in Kubuntu

We have gone through how you can upgrade your Dropbox to version 1.0 in Ubuntu, but that method won’t work for Kubuntu (which is running KDE). The frontend for Ubuntu included with Dropbox currently has Gnome dependencies, namely Nautilus. If you are using Kubuntu or any other KDE-based distribution, you probably do not want Nautilus […]

How to Upgrade Your Dropbox to Version 1.0 in Ubuntu

How to Upgrade Your Dropbox to Version 1.0 in Ubuntu

The Dropbox team has recently updated its popular Dropbox software to version 1.0 and shedded its beta tag. This newest version comes with selective sync (choosing which folders to sync on each computer), better bandwidth utilization and memory usage. In Windows/Mac, you just have to download the respective software and uninstall it in your system […]

3 Ways To Get Free Dropbox Storage Space

3 Ways To Get Free Dropbox Storage Space

Dropbox is one of the best file sync and file sharing application available till date. The program supports multiple platforms and thus can be used to sync files, folders and documents from Windows, Linux, MAC computers and also from various mobile devices. If you are new to Dropbox and haven’t tried it yet, we suggest […]

Snippet: How to Print Files Remotely Using Dropbox

Snippet: How to Print Files Remotely Using Dropbox

HP and other manufacturers are gearing up to release a set of new printers that will allow the user to remotely print document. If you are using Dropbox you can have this same functionality now. Amit Agarwal at Digital Inspiration has written a simple VBS script that allows files uploaded to Dropbox to automatically print. […]

Dropbox Android App Review

Dropbox Android App Review

In my previous Dropbox article, I highlighted that Dropbox had released apps for the Android, iOS and Blackberry platforms. These enabled Dropbox users to access their data while on the move. However, the apps, especially the Android one, was very much in its infancy and there were a lot of basic functions that it lacked. […]

IDriveSync: A Cheaper Alternative Of Dropbox

IDriveSync: A Cheaper Alternative Of Dropbox

With the evolution of cloud based file hosting services, more and more users are attracted to online file back up services which allows you to store files on the cloud. This is because a 260 GB hard disk is not enough anymore. You need more and more space and most importantly, you want to access […]