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Box.net increases storage quotas for both free and paid plans

Online storage and collaboration service Box.net has increased its storage allotments for all its plans, whether free or paid. The free service now allows you to store 5 GB of files in the cloud (up from 1GB) with a per-file size limit of 25 MB. Premium upgrades include 25 GB of capacity for $9.99 or 50 GB for $19.99. Upping the file size limit to 1 GB is also possible for a fee. For...

GrabBox auto-saves your Mac screenshots to Dropbox

GrabBox is a handy new Dropbox-powered screenshot tool for OS X. It uses the normal OS X screenshot hotkeys (Apple+Shift+3 and Apple+Shift+4), but the resulting screenshots wind up in your Dropbox public folder. It also automatically shortens the Dropbox URL of your new screenshot and copies it to the clipboard. Think about that for a second: in one fell swoop, you've captured and uploaded a...

SugarSync for Android is just like Dropbox... but better

Dropbox has received a lot of attention recently, mostly thanks to the rampant 'OMG 250MB referral!!' scheme that they've been successfully leveraging over the last couple of months. The thing is, just like Apple, Dropbox might be receiving the most press, but that doesn't mean it's better than the competition -- and there's a lot of competition! Enter SugarSync, a Dropbox competitor with a lot...

DLS Review: Dropbox for Android, now you have access to your cloud storage wherever you go

Note: Dropbox for BlackBerry was released today -- and an updated version for iOS was also released. This is a review for the Android version, but I believe all three are functionally very similar. Using Dropbox on a mobile device is an odd amalgam of emerging technologies. On the one hand you have the cloud --and everyone loves the flexibility that the cloud brings -- but on the other, when...

Dropbox offers a free 250MB for completing a quick tutorial

If you're a Dropbox user -- and we think you probably should be -- you can get an extra 250MB added to your account by completing a tutorial that really doesn't take very long. Just click the Get Started tab on the Dropbox website and follow the instruction. There are 6 steps, and you can do any five of them: just watch a video, send some Dropbox invites to friends, click through a list of Dropbox...

Google working on improved download handling in Chrome

I won't lie -- my download folder is a mess. It's packed with files that I've downloaded for testing purposes, archives that have long since been extracted, and .PDF and .DOCX files that were only required for the 45 seconds they took to open and print. I'll place a portion of the blame on Chrome -- which doesn't currently provide an option to open (rather than save) downloaded files like (gasp!)...

Dropbox gets stupid-easy two-click file sharing!

Dropbox is pretty much the best thing to happen to file sharing since ... well, ever. It just got a lot better too, with an easy way to send a quick download link to a friend in only two clicks. Previously, you had to create shared Dropbox folders and invite friends to them or put files into your public folder to make them public. Under the new sharing model, just select "get shareable link" from...

Is the new share-anything Google Docs the precursor to Google's in-the-cloud music service?

Late last week Google turned on 'public sharing' in Docs. You could always share files with friends or via an obfuscated 'secret link', but the idea of public, searchable links is something new. Not only is it an issue for piracy -- I tested it with a 350MB TV show, and it worked fine! -- but this could also be the opening salvo of Google's counterattack against Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive. ...

How does Windows Live Sync stack up to DropBox?

Live Essentials 2011 is nearly ready for the launch of its beta and with it will come Live Sync, Microsoft's desktop-to-cloud storage app which provides Dropbox-like capabilities via SkyDrive. Both services provide a nice bridge between your computer and the cloud, and they're extremely handy if you use more than one computer system on a regular basis -- especially if they're in different...

Box.net finally gets a desktop sync client

One thing that may have dissuaded you from using Box.net in the past is its lack of a Dropbox-like desktop sync program. That's finally changed, with Box introducing a Windows app that creates a My Dropbox My Box Files folder and keeps it synced to your cloud storage. Dropbox still has the edge, of course, with its app also available for Mac and Linux users. Box.net assures us that a Mac...

DroppedBoxx is a full-featured Dropbox client for your Windows Mobile phone

Looking for a nice app for your Windows Mobile handset which interfaces with your Dropbox storage? DroppedBoxx might be just the app you've been waiting for. Though still fairly nascent, DroppedBoxx already lets you browse your Dropbox files, download them (with a quick email option), and upload. You can also take a photo and upload it, and the developer plans on adding an option to record and...

Updated Dropbox can now sync the folders you want it to!

Dropbox is an awesome sync application, and one which gets a lot of love from techy types. It runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems and the 2GB of free cloud storage is enough room to handle all kinds of useful and important files you need to be able to access from anywhere. Until now, one knock against Dropbox was the limited choice you had with your Dropbox folder. You could choose where...

SkyDrive simple viewer quickly shows your SkyDrive WebDAV paths

A few weeks ago I shared a (fairly) simple way to map local drive letters to your Live SkyDrive shares. It's a nice -- albeit somewhat slow -- way to access and manipulate your files in the cloud. In my tutorial, I used Microsoft Office 2010's save to web functionality to find the URLs I needed. As it turns out, there's a much easier way: SkyDrive Simple Viewer. Extract the .zip file to a...

Dropbox Folder Sync simplifies multi-folder syncing

Getting things synced up to your Dropbox cloud storage from your Windows desktop normally means moving other folders inside your My Dropbox folder. That's kind of a pain, and it can really throw a monkeywrench into your workflow. Junctions are a handy way around the problem, but the average user might not feel messing with them manually. If that's true for you, check out DropBox Folder Sync....

Use Office 2010 to map a local drive letter to your free 25GB Live SkyDrive

Live SkyDrive is an awesome service. 25GB of web storage for free? Yeah, that sounds good to me. Sure, the 50MB per file limit is a little bit of a downside but it's still a great place to store documents, music, and photos. Heck, if you tell an app like 7zip to chunk big files up into 50MB pieces you can store whatever the heck you want. If only there was a way to access your SkyDrive storage...