How does Drop.io work? Let's watch a short video.

Drop.io is an easy way to share websites AND files online. To get started simply set up a private space to drop any files by phone, email,web, widget, or fax and then share them with whoever you want just by giving them the web address and password (if you have one.)

Pros:
  • You can access your files from any computer that is connected to the Internet.
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  • Students can access work from home or another computer.
  • Students do not need an email account to access dropio only the password you put on each individual drop.
  • You can share your drop.io with others.
  • You can upgrade to 1 gb of storage for $10.00.
  • You can have as many drop.ios as you want.
Cons:
  • The free drop.io is only 100 mgs
  • If you do not have a connection to the internet you can not access the dropio.


Here are some examples of a few grade level "drops":
http://www.drop.io/rcpskin
http://www.drop.io/rcps1st
http://www.drop.io/rcps2nd
http://www.drop.io/rcps3rd
http://www.drop.io/rcps4th
http://www.drop.io/rcps5th

Let's create a dropio for this class and practice adding resources:

Drop.io www.dropio.com




Dropbox: www.dropbox.com
Dropbox is a resource that is very similar to Dropio. Dropbox is installed on your computer which allows you to access the file you are storing even if you do not have an internet connection (Dropio only works if you are connected to the interenet).

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically.
  • 2GB of online storage for free, with up to 100GB available to paying customers.
  • Sync files of any size or type.
  • Sync Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
  • Automatically syncs when new files or changes are detected.
  • Work on files in your Dropbox even if you're offline. Your changes sync once your computer has an Internet connection again.
Sharing files is simple and can be done with only a few clicks.
  • Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on a set of files.
  • You can see other people's changes instantly.
  • A "Public" folder that lets you link directly to files in your Dropbox.
  • Control who is able to access shared folders (including ability to kick people out and remove the shared files from their computers).
  • Automatically create shareable online photo galleries from folders of photos in your Dropbox.
Dropbox backs up your files online without you having to think about it.
  • Automatic backup of your files.
  • Undelete files and folders.
  • Restore previous versions of your files.
  • 30 days of undo history, with unlimited undo available as a paid option.
A copy of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device.
  • Manipulate files as you would on your desktop - add, edit, delete, rename etc.
  • Search your entire Dropbox for files.
  • Create shared folders and invite people to them.
  • Recover previous versions of any file or undelete deleted files.
Dropbox takes the security and privacy of your files very seriously.
  • Shared folders are viewable only by people you invite.
  • All transmission of file data and metadata occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL).
  • All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES-256) and are inaccessible without your account password.
  • Dropbox website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers.
  • Dropbox employees are not able to view any user's files.
  • Online access to your files requires your username and password.
  • Public files are only viewable by people who have a link to the file(s). Public folders are not browsable or searchable.

A mobile-optimized version of the website is available for owners of Internet-capable mobile devices.