Do more with Dropbox on your desktop

If you’ve been using our desktop application, you know how magical the Dropbox folder is. Whenever you save a photo, doc, or video to the folder, it’s automatically backed up online and saved to all of your devices. But if you’re a new user, you may not know that you can do even more with your files — from sharing to commenting — right from the Dropbox folder on your computer.

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Pro tips: How to collaborate on research with colleagues around the world

If you’re conducting research or co-authoring an academic paper with someone from afar, then you know there are sometimes bumps on the collaboration road. When your work or organization styles are different, things can often get confused, misplaced, or worse — overwritten or deleted. Instead of relying on email attachments and memory sticks, try using Dropbox Pro. These 3 tips will get you off to a great start.

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Pro tips: How to tighten up your design workflow with Dropbox Pro

We recently talked with Dropbox Pro user Janelle Sing, who has quite the career. She’s head designer at Soludos, does artwork for Simon Miller jeans, and creates digital illustrations for an iPad app called Paper. Janelle is one busy designer, and this amount of work doesn’t come without a few lessons learned along the way. Here are some of her tried-and-true methods to keeping everything organized as she juggles her bustling career.

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Pro tips: Got a quick question? Use Dropbox screenshots and comments

Say you’re in the middle of booking a flight and you want to double-check that you have the right dates, or you’re about to publish a blog post and you want to confirm with a coworker that an image is being displayed correctly. (I’ve done both in the past week.) Here’s my productivity secret for getting a quick gut check: screenshots + commenting. Here’s how it works.

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Pro tips: How to keep your freelancing career organized

Freelancers and independent contractors: we know you have a lot to keep track of. Whether you tend to take on rapid-fire jobs, or you spend months at a time with a single client, you probably have an abundance of files that go along with each project. If you find yourself dealing with endless back-and-forth emails, lost attachments, and trouble identifying the most recent draft, we’re here to tell you there’s a better way. Try using shared folders and links in Dropbox Pro to wrangle files, stay organized, and keep your clients happy.

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