The main advantages of this warehouse of information – reliability and convenience. Everything is organized on the basis of data synchronization. The essence of this process can be summarized as: the same file on two different carriers, is changed to the second automatically if it has been changed by the user on the first device. Agree, it is very convenient. To share files through the browser, but the client provides more features. In the second case, it becomes possible and even easy synchronization information. On Your computer create a special directory and placed the files associated with them available on the cloud version. In addition to storing information on the server, Dropbox also allows You to share data with other users. And on the server are logged, downloads, deletions and changes. That is, even if the file was deleted from the repository, it can be restored through the story. And two change log (keeps a record 30 days old and a lifetime Pack-Rat) –free backup of Your memory.
Another advantage of the client-version – no limits on upload file size. And when using the web interface, it's pretty strict – 300 megabytes. By the way, by synchronizing you can also roll back changes that might be very useful. About free provided size to store all of Your data is pretty good – by-default, the user has at his disposal 2 gigabytes. Inviting a certain number of new customers, You will increase this number to 16 GB. A couple of GB You thrown for a kind of "quests" – install mobile application on your smartphone and more.
Overall, Dropbox is a very convenient server that allows You to protect yourself from data loss in case of breakage of the drive, as well as giving the opportunity "to reach" the desired data from virtually any modern gadget when connected to the Internet.
But I want to describe cons of this service.
1. Still not enough for me a quantity of free space
2. Unlike Mega service about which I wrote earlier, dropbox files within the cloud is not encrypted.
Installation into Linux Mint:
sudo apt-get install -y caja-dropbox sudo reboot
sudo apt-get install -y nemo-dropbox sudo reboot
Dropbox integration for Nautilus
sudo apt-get install -y nautilus-dropbox sudo reboot