This is how to stop chasing down files and make them come to you

If your work gets stalled in “hurry up and wait” mode, that ebb in your workflow can be especially frustrating when you have deadlines looming. The good news is, you don’t have to sit idle while you wait for files. Dropbox can help you collect them. Here are three examples of how our file requests feature lets you cast your net and reel in what you need to proceed.

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Level up your security with an account checkup

Our security teams work hard behind the scenes to help keep your Dropbox secure. But did you know that there are also easy steps that you can take to protect yourself? Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the security checkup tool to help you improve your account security in only a few minutes.

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Pro tips on creative collaboration from Cindy Wilson of The B-52s

Few bands embody the spirit of new wave music like The B-52s. Long before “Love Shack” made them mainstream pop stars, the group had already become iconic innovators with weird, wonderful classics like “Rock Lobster” and “Private Idaho.” Last year, founding member Cindy Wilson released her first solo records, which are remarkable not only for their lush dreampop arrangements, but also for the new vocal style they showcase. We had a chance to chat with Cindy and her new bandmates about how they co-created their new sound, and how her collaborative process has evolved since her early days in The B-52s.

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Q&A with Marcus Peterzell: Brainstormer, music geek, philanthropist

Marcus Peterzell is part idea man, part philanthropist. He’s a partner and executive vice president at PR firm Ketchum, but he’s also helped a nonprofit raise millions for cancer research. We had a chance to chat with Peterzell about the importance of big ideas, what it takes to motivate a team, and his single proudest creative accomplishment.

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Q&A with Chris Rowson: Team builder, maker, sponge

Chris Rowson is the head of design and group creative director at TBWA New York—one of the most storied and successful creative agencies in the world. The firm has a knack for surprising, disruptive work, and Rowson has played a big role in many of the agency’s campaigns. We sat down with Rowson to discuss where he finds creative inspiration, how he thinks about teamwork, and what advice he has for the next generation of creators.

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Q&A with Hesta Prynn: DJ, music lover, human encyclopedia

DJ Hesta Prynn makes music look easy. She’s got a giant list of brand name clients, a stack of press accolades, and a catalog of performances at top venues around the globe. But how did she get there? And what sort of creative process makes her so successful? We sat down with Hesta Prynn to discuss what it takes to be a successful DJ, and how creativity is different for everyone.

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