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Computer and Technology Skills and Resources Guide

Discover a variety of computer and technology tutorials, how tos, helpful videos and information as well as other related resources and classes offered year-round at the Saratoga Springs Public Library in Saratoga Springs, NY.

What is Dropbox and How Does it Work?

What IS Dropbox? According to Dropbox, Dropbox is a cloud storage/computing area, or platform, as described below.
“Dropbox is a global collaboration platform where files, folders, and docs are created, accessed, and shared. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, we’re on a mission to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Dropbox is available online at and for Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, as well as Android and iOS phones and tablets.”

Users should know that Dropbox offers a free trial, and one free basic plan, otherwise users must pick whichever Dropbox plan best fits their needs and pay for any plan that is not basic. The basic starting Dropbox level is free, and you get 2 gb of free storage space. You can earn extra storage space, and you can upgrade your account to a paid one, or a business one, where you can buy more storage. Plans start at $99 per year for 1 tb of storage.

Information Compiled by Kathy Handy for SSPL 5/2/2018 and updated by staff 2021

Click on the picture for some simple directions on how to try out dropbox

Dropbox Tutorials

Dropbox PDF