Dropbox

February 26, 2010 at 1:33 am (arch, dropbox, packages, tips)

I’m sure a good portion of people have heard about this program, but I thought I would list it anyways for those who haven’t. Basically dropbox is an instant online storage for files placed into a the dropbox folder. This program is amazing for backing up documents and other lightweight files. I highly recommend it.

It also runs on Windows as well as Mac, and instantly updates across multiple computers. There is nice list of features that it has, so it’s almost easier to just watch the video. Check it out at The Dropbox Website.

Installation is easy, simply head over to the AUR and install it. And once installation is complete, run this command:

$ dropboxd

It will guide you through and automatically start up each time your computer is turned on.

There is an alternative to dropbox if you don’t wish to use it. Check out Spider Oak. I haven’t used it, but I’ve heard it’s nice.

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