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paul standley
12-12-2012, 04:20 PM
Hi all,

I'm using a free online photo, video & file storage facility called DROPBOX. It's great for storing images & video files and for sharing with family, friends, forum members etc and it's completely free.

Everyone gets 2GB of free storage to start with and if you click on the referral link here you can find out more and then if you decide to subscribe for free, then you'll get an extra 500mb of space for joining via my referral link.

Please note: I get some extra space as well if you join with my link below.


One of it's plus points is that it's easy to share any file with anyone just by using a link that can be embedded into forum posts or emails etc. You can also share a whole folder the same way with anyone.

If you like sharing photo's or videos but not keen on sharing it with the 'whole world' via Youtube then this is a good easy way to do it.

Below is a link to one of my photo's (one of my hazel fence panels) to show you how the sharing works... People don't have to have Dropbox to view any of the files that you share so it's really quick and simple for everyone.


Hope this is of some use,


12-12-2012, 08:17 PM
I've used it still got an account I tend to use 'Mediafire' or 'You Send It' pending
type of file/size http://www.yousendit.com/?myaccount=true

12-12-2012, 08:21 PM
google drive is 5gb free
sky drive is 7gb free

I use all 3 including drop box.

13-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Dropbox is a great little app and very useful.

Apart from storing documents that I'm working on, I also use it to store copies of important family documents (birth certificates, passports, qualifications, insurance documents, etc). This way, I can access copies if the originals are lost or destroyed.

It's also a handy way of having access to your identity documents if you lose your passport/phone/laptop etc when travelling as you can access it from any internet accessible device.

I would strongly suggest storing the documents as individually password protected files just to protect yourself from anyone using them to assist with identity fraud. I convert mine to PDF's and password protect them which gives and additional layer of security to the website's login.