Dropbox is basically an online storage facility that allows you to store some of your files on the cyberspace, so that you can access it from any machine or terminal that can be connected to the internet.
The benefit is obviously that you do not have to carry the file with you physically on some portable storage device like a flash drive.
Moreover, hosting from 2 to 8 Gigabytes of files is free of cost, and in case you want more storage space, you can do that easily by purchasing an upgrade.
A cloud computing initiative, Dropbox aims to make sharing files between users through cyberspace as easy as possible. Sharing files is just a simple issue of uploading them to your Dropbox account and allowing access permissions to certain people with whom you want to share the contents.
Dropbox has recently introduced a camera import feature which allows the users to directly import photos from the camera which are connected to the PC.
However, there might be a restriction on the storage space available to the users once they start importing photographs, but for this very purpose,
Dropbox has introduced a promotional feature. This feature aims to extend the available storage space for those users who are currently using the photo import service of Dropbox.
The storage space available to the users will be increased by blocks of 500 Megabytes, up to a maximum of 4.5 Gigabytes per user.
There is one catch though, this feature will only work once the Dropbox 1.3.12 client. It is basically an experimental client, and can be downloaded from the Dropbox forum. However, it is not available on the main Dropbox website.
It still remains to be seen if the users are going to be receiving this upgrade permanently, as no communication ahs been made yet by the service managers in this regard. However, some users have reported problems, including non availability of the service even after downloading the latest client.
Additionally, the program requires Autoplay to be enabled in order to function properly.