My Dropbox experience:
I use Dropbox (DB) to transfer my taken pictures from mobile to computer. You can download it for Android here. It has made my life easier by replacing most of file transfer hassles. Dropbox is installed and configured in my computer and on mobile device. It is a backup and sync service but I use it for two reasons: to take backup of important files and transfer pictures from mobile to computer.
It’s automatic, I don’t do it manually:
Actually, I don’t do it manually but Dropbox does it for me. I just take pictures and forget about it. Or I simply delete pictures after a few days. But all the pictures are safely transferred in my Dropbox account before getting deleted. All the process is automatic. And once a picture is uploaded on DB it is synced to computer.
How I was transferring pictures from mobile to computer before I started using Dropbox?
I take pictures with my mobile camera but I don’t keep all the pictures in my mobile. There are some reasons for it: I have only 2GB card, never upgraded it. So I have to delete pictures, and I simply transfer pictures to my computer. To transfer pictures from mobile to computer I was using Bluetooth. But now Dropbox has permanently made my Bluetooth device useless. Now I don’t use Bluetooth to transfer pictures or files from mobile to computer. It was a tedious job to connect mobile’s Bluetooth with computer because my desktop computer doesn’t has inbuilt Bluetooth so I have an external Bluetooth device. To use this device I had to connect it each time.
If I was not using Bluetooth I was using a USB cable to connect mobile to computer. But Dropbox has replaced Bluetooth device and USB cable for transferring pictures.
After installing this app on Android device it asked my permission to upload pictures shot by camera to my Dropbox account automatically. I granted the permission, so I also got some free space for allowing this app.
What I need to do it all?
But all I need is internet connection on my mobile, when I connect my mobile with Wi-Fi to watch YouTube videos then in the background all the new pictures are uploaded to Dropbox account silently. To sync pictures from DB account to computer it should be installed in computer as well.
My other notable Dorpbox usage:
I save my notepad++ notes, Excel sheets, and PDF and MS Word documents directly to my Dropbox folder.
To transfer some files from computer to mobile I use it. It is specially useful for small files and strong passwords in notepad that are not easy to enter using mobile keypad. I simply synced that files in Dropbox folder and open it in my mobile in DB application. Dropbox has a nice text editor for mobile app.