1. Post #1
    Sumtoxx's Avatar
    June 2008
    224 Posts

    Seeing that this forum is full of coders and designers, I should I should post this. Having multiple computers sucks sometimes, but Dropbox fixed that for me.

    What is it?
    Basically its an application you download and install, it puts a folder wherever you want on you computer and syncs to your other folders on other computers. Not only does it sync multiple computers, but its also an easy upload tool too. Drop the files into the folder, and they're automagically uploaded/synced. It's also free, you can subscribe for more space if needed, but you get up to 5gb free. Dropbox also logs each change you make to a file, usually giving you options to restore a previous version if you don't like or didn't want the change. Meaning it also backs up the files you place into the folder too.

    Where do I get it?
    Earn yourself and I 2gb + some extra space by going here.
    https://www.getdropbox.com/referrals/NTkyMTE1OTk

    Otherwise, go here and you'll get the default 2gb :3.
    http://www.getdropbox.com

    Why are you posting this?
    Not trying to advertise, but it really is a service I enjoy using. I rarely even use my flash drive anymore, becuase Dropbox is faster. Usually any mockups or webpages/apps I make go into my Dropbox folder so I can easily access them from both my computers, or form a friends computer if needed. An idea i've thought about is storing my music in my Dropbox, since its not cloud storage going from song to song won't tie up my tubes and because it syncs, both computers are up to date with any recent song purchases on either computer. Basically, I use it as a tube to sync two computers. If you've already gotten a Dropbox account, what do you use it for?

    Also;
    Want some neat tips/tricks to try? http://wiki.getdropbox.com/TipsAndTricks
    Need some cool addons? http://wiki.getdropbox.com/DropboxAddons

  2. Post #2
    Robbert's Avatar
    January 2009
    14 Posts
    I'm using Live Mesh, it has 5GB.

  3. Post #3
    Sumtoxx's Avatar
    June 2008
    224 Posts
    I'm using Live Mesh, it has 5GB.
    Requirements (mac)
    Operating system : Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard) or later
    That puts me out of the picture :c. Dropbox supports OS X 10.4, so until live mesh does i'm sticking with them lol. Nice service though, from what i'm looking at :3.

  4. Post #4

    April 2009
    708 Posts
    I upload my shit to AnyHub, good ad-hoc service, no signups needed. I don't bother with those online harddrive doo-dads.

  5. Post #5
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    gilly_54's Avatar
    June 2006
    260 Posts
    I use Dropbox all the time, it's basically become a replacement for my USB for carrying university work (but I use both Dropbox and my USB just in case one goes wonky)
    Great service, pretty neat site.

  6. Post #6
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    Ortzinator's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,648 Posts
    Although it's a backup rather than a syncing service, I'm considering getting Carbonite. Unlimited space for ~$50/yr.

  7. Post #7
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    efeX's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,332 Posts
    referral... hmm

  8. Post #8
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    I just host all of my code on a Atom 330 debian server (using SVN) that I have at home. Since I'm the only one working on my code, it's automatically backed up whenever I commit.

    Although I'm fucked if my house bursts out in flames, I have a feeling my code is the last thing I'd worry about.

  9. Post #9
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    Overv's Avatar
    February 2007
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    How fast is your internet connection, gparent? Since I'm looking into a homeserver too.

  10. Post #10
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    April 2005
    2,023 Posts
    I just host all of my code on a Atom 330 debian server (using SVN) that I have at home. Since I'm the only one working on my code, it's automatically backed up whenever I commit.

    Although I'm fucked if my house bursts out in flames, I have a feeling my code is the last thing I'd worry about.
    Cool I have pretty much the same setup except it's a windows server and doesn't backup when I commit. I have 2x 1TB hard drives, one is a nightly copy of the other.

  11. Post #11
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    It doesn't backup when I commit, and committing makes another copy of the code so it's as if I was backing it up.

    My connection is 1.1 MB/s down and 0.1 MB/s up. Code weights nothing.

  12. Post #12
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    January 2005
    759 Posts
    sumtoxx, and why you should suck a dick

  13. Post #13
    culexor's Avatar
    February 2008
    1,225 Posts
    This is pretty a helpful tool or whatever. I would sign up but I already have my own web host, etc. with unlimited space. (I host a bunch of sites, but I also use it for personal files, etc.)

    It's nice to have a backup of whatever and be able to access it wherever. The only thing that sucks, is that my upload speeds suck and it takes ages to upload any moderately sized file (I max out at 60kb/s up). So uploading music, videos, etc. can be a massive pain.

  14. Post #14
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    May 2008
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    I just host all of my code on a Atom 330 debian server (using SVN) that I have at home. Since I'm the only one working on my code, it's automatically backed up whenever I commit.

    Although I'm fucked if my house bursts out in flames, I have a feeling my code is the last thing I'd worry about.
    Git is way better than SVN.
    I put my crap up on Github.

    I've got my tree up on Github, then I have a clone of that on my main rig, and a clone of that on my Eee PC. When I do something on my Eee I do it on a private tree, then I push it to a public tree on my Eee. I then use my other rig to pull from that public tree into my private tree, then push to Github and my main rig's public tree.

    Here is what it looks like:
    Code:
         
        github 
        ^
         |
         |              you push
      your personal repo ------------------> your public repo
        ^                                                |
        |                                                 | 
        | you pull                                     | they pull
        |                                                 |
        |                                                 |
        |                    they push               V
      their public repo <------------------- their repo

  15. Post #15
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    That's great. Here's what I do:

    1. Checkout.
    2. Work.
    3. Commit.

    No public, private, protected, implements, extends, namespaces required.

    Just TortoiseSVN on both my boxes.

    Git is definitely better when you're more than 1 working on a project, but if I'm alone it really doesn't change much. I can accomplish off-line commits by simply copying the directory.

  16. Post #16
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    April 2009
    2,332 Posts
    Git is way better than SVN.
    I put my crap up on Github.

    I've got my tree up on Github, then I have a clone of that on my main rig, and a clone of that on my Eee PC. When I do something on my Eee I do it on a private tree, then I push it to a public tree on my Eee. I then use my other rig to pull from that public tree into my private tree, then push to Github and my main rig's public tree.

    Here is what it looks like:
    Code:
         
        github 
        ^
         |
         |              you push
      your personal repo ------------------> your public repo
        ^                                                |
        |                                                 | 
        | you pull                                     | they pull
        |                                                 |
        |                                                 |
        |                    they push               V
      their public repo <------------------- their repo
    i like your drawing.

  17. Post #17
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    April 2005
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    Git is way better than SVN.
    I put my crap up on Github.

    I've got my tree up on Github, then I have a clone of that on my main rig, and a clone of that on my Eee PC. When I do something on my Eee I do it on a private tree, then I push it to a public tree on my Eee. I then use my other rig to pull from that public tree into my private tree, then push to Github and my main rig's public tree.
    You know the main advantage of GIT over SVN is the access control right (well, and multiple repos I guess)? The speed difference is negligible for a network SVN server. So really you're giving up simplicity, ease of use and a tonne of plugins (Eg. I can commit straight from within VS) for essentially nothing because you're probably working alone.

    Are you sure you didn't just get swept up in the GIT hype?

  18. Post #18
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    You know the main advantage of GIT over SVN is the access control right (well, and multiple repos I guess)? The speed difference is negligible for a network SVN server. So really you're giving up simplicity, ease of use and a tonne of plugins (Eg. I can commit straight from within VS) for essentially nothing because you're probably working alone.

    Are you sure you didn't just get swept up in the GIT hype?
    Heck no I wasn't swept up in hype. Git is "What would CVS/SVN not do?"

  19. Post #19
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    May 2005
    1,648 Posts
    Heck no I wasn't swept up in hype. Git is "What would CVS/SVN not do?"
    So you use Git because you don't like SVN for some reason? How is that different?

  20. Post #20
    _Underlined_'s Avatar
    May 2009
    359 Posts
    Thanks, I now use it.

    Edited:

    We just helped this kiddy get 3GB's extra instead of him helping us.

    You can get up to 3GB of extra space free just for inviting your friends to Dropbox.

  21. Post #21
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    So you use Git because you don't like SVN for some reason? How is that different?
    If you actually read his quote it clearly says that git does things svn doesn't and that's probably why he is using it.

  22. Post #22
    Sumtoxx's Avatar
    June 2008
    224 Posts
    Thanks, I now use it.

    Edited:
    We just helped this kiddy get 3GB's extra instead of him helping us.
    Lol no actually I helped you too, you get extra space by signing up with the referral link. and you didn't have to in the first place :p. Just had to click the non-referral link if you didn't want to get the extra space for some reason lol.


    This is pretty a helpful tool or whatever. I would sign up but I already have my own web host, etc. with unlimited space. (I host a bunch of sites, but I also use it for personal files, etc.)

    It's nice to have a backup of whatever and be able to access it wherever. The only thing that sucks, is that my upload speeds suck and it takes ages to upload any moderately sized file (I max out at 60kb/s up). So uploading music, videos, etc. can be a massive pain.
    Yeah, once I get a host thats actually reliable enough, I may use it instead. But then again I wonder what the bandwidth costs of doing that would be. :p

  23. Post #23
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    Chandler's Avatar
    February 2006
    1,406 Posts
    Luckily dreamhost has git installed on their servers, so I use a few handmade repos. I use git simply because I've had several bad experiences with SVN while working with others.

  24. Post #24
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    Ortzinator's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,648 Posts
    If you actually read his quote it clearly says that git does things svn doesn't and that's probably why he is using it.
    No, not very clearly.

  25. Post #25
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    gparent's Avatar
    January 2005
    3,949 Posts
    No, not very clearly.
    Heck no I wasn't swept up in hype. Git is "What would CVS/SVN not do?"
    Therefore, logically, git does things svn doesn't.

  26. Post #26
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    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Okay, here is one major advantage to git.

    I have a 30-ish minute break between classes, so sometimes I bring my Eee pc with me to get some coding done. The night before I can pull from my git repo on my main PC, and then go to school the next day and not even have to connect to the internet to work with my git tree. I can do my work, and commmit it, all without connecting to the internet. Then when I get home I can hop on my main PC and pull from my Eee and have those commits I made earlier.

    My Eee is really it's own repo, somebody like "Frank" could pull right off my Eee, and not have to mess with my main PC, then somebody could pull from "Frank".

    If you work in a large team, you can push your code to one other member, and not screw up the central repo for everyone else with your untested crap.

    There are plenty more advantages too.
    http://git.or.cz/gitwiki/GitSvnComparsion
    http://markmcb.com/2008/10/18/3-reas...om-subversion/

  27. Post #27
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    May 2009
    1,437 Posts
    I've used dropbox for about a year for use with mapping collaborations, etc. I recommended this to my dad for use with his business, since he shares multiple files with multiple clients daily.
    Setup for him and his clients is a breeze, and it takes out the need for email/file uploading sites.
    He just copy pastes what he needs into the folder, and his clients have what they need. No problems.

    It's absolutely wonderful, and I recommend it to anyone for use with recreational or professional exploits.

  28. Post #28
    VassikinX3's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,205 Posts
    referral... hmm
    Except if you do use the link, you get an extra 2gb yourself off the bat, if you don't, then you get nothing extra until you refer somebody.

  29. Post #29
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    August 2007
    2,403 Posts
    I use Wuala, same principle, Java based and you can share storage on your PC. I have 53 GiB of space now.

  30. Post #30
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    May 2005
    1,648 Posts
    Therefore, logically, git does things svn doesn't.
    He was implying that he was using Git because because it's not SVN. Like he's being contrary. That's not the same as using it because it does things SVN doesn't.

    That's how I took it anyway. There was nothing "clear" about it.

  31. Post #31
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    May 2007
    12,100 Posts
    Thanks, I now use it.

    Edited:


    We just helped this kiddy get 3GB's extra instead of him helping us.
    I don't see an issue, considering how he provided both a standalone link and a referral link. Plus, by using the referral, we get extra space. So why complain?

    Edited:

    Also, thanks OP.

  32. Post #32
    Coolman12's Avatar
    April 2007
    189 Posts
    Since you didn't lie about the referral, i'll use the referral link as a good choice :3

  33. Post #33
    Sumtoxx's Avatar
    June 2008
    224 Posts
    I don't see an issue, considering how he provided both a standalone link and a referral link. Plus, by using the referral, we get extra space. So why complain?

    Also, thanks OP.
    No problem :p.


    Since you didn't lie about the referral, i'll use the referral link as a good choice :3
    Yay, thanks x3. You get some extra space too for using that link lol. Otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered whoring it lol.

  34. Post #34
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    May 2008
    3,571 Posts
    I've been using drop box for a while. It's especially useful for photo shops or image hosting as it means it all condenses into one step instead of Save image>log into photo bucket or whatever you use>upload>link to image it goes save image>auto uploaded>link . It's also useful for syncing my server to main computer, however it's quicker to use a remote desktop LAN connection to do that as the speeds are much higher.

  35. Post #35
    Teh Rar File's Avatar
    December 2008
    163 Posts
    Man I love this. Great find!

  36. Post #36
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    September 2005
    82 Posts
    My dick, and why you should suck it

    (User was banned for this post ("Trolling" - verynicelady))

  37. Post #37
    _Underlined_'s Avatar
    May 2009
    359 Posts
    So how much space do you have now? 5Gb?

  38. Post #38
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    Robber's Avatar
    January 2006
    6,204 Posts
    I'm using Live Mesh, it has 5GB.
    I just tried DropBox now and it's much better than Live Mesh (except the 5GB of course). Thanks OP

  39. Post #39
    Sumtoxx's Avatar
    June 2008
    224 Posts
    So how much space do you have now? 5Gb?
    I've had about 4.25gb space for a month or so now :p. Now i've got 5gb though. Though thats not why I made the thread, if thats what you're implying lol. Referring people just gives them extra space, so they have to refer one less person to reach 5gb :p.

    Edited:

    I just tried DropBox now and it's much better than Live Mesh (except the 5GB of course). Thanks OP
    np :3

  40. Post #40
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    July 2007
    1,226 Posts
    That puts me out of the picture :c. Dropbox supports OS X 10.4, so until live mesh does i'm sticking with them lol. Nice service though, from what i'm looking at :3.
    Mesh supports Mac, and soon phones.