The “CLOUD” is basically an online storage facility where you can reserve your own section of “air space” to wirelessly store all of your data up into the air using a cloud hosting service. The easiest and best way to start off in the cloud is with Dropbox, which lets you access and sync your cloud files on any device that has a web browser by logging into your Dropbox account.
Don’t have a printer? Boom, add a document to the cloud and print it out in the library. Don’t have a flash drive? Boom, add your files to the cloud and access them on any device. Want to watch or listen to something from your desktop computer on your mobile device, or vise versa? Boom, add media to the cloud.
Have you ever emailed yourself something important and found how easy it was to get to it from any computer by logging into your email account? THE same exact concept is here with “the cloud”. As soon as you add a file to the cloud, you can access it from any computer by simply logging into your Dropbox account from a web browser. The best part – you can download all of your clouds contents onto any computer or device directly from a web browser. Your files are truly stored right “into the air”.
All you have to do is install the Dropbox app on all of your devices a single time and you’re ready to go. A folder containing all of your important files will wirelessly sync on all of your devices and you can view them on any device with the Dropbox app.
There’s no need to dabble around looking for other cloud hosting services, when Dropbox provides 2GB of free web cloud storage and is already compatible with all of your devices. You can open or download your cloud files by logging in to your account at Dropbox.com from any web browser, or by loading the Dropbox app directly on your device.
Dropbox is one of the best and most popular cloud hosting providers because they support such a wide range of file types and devices. Any computer running Windows, Mac and even Linux has a compatible Dropbox app download to get you started.
How it Works
The first step to get on the cloud using Dropbox is to install the Dropbox application your desktop computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) or other device. When you install the app on a desktop computer, a folder will be created labeled “Dropbox” and anything this folder contains will automatically sync across all your devices and to your Dropbox account.