The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.Dropbox is a very popular file backup and replication program that is available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Apple iPhone and iPad, almost all Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, and Kindle Fire. Lots of people use Dropbox simply for backup purposes, as an online storage area in the "cloud." They might create or receive a file of some sort (word processing document, photograph, video, genealogy database, or almost anything else) on any of the above devices that they want to safeguard. They place it in a Dropbox folder, and that file gets copied to Dropbox's safe and secure servers as soon as an Internet connection is available. Should a disaster ever strike, they can easily retrieve any or all the files they have saved on Dropbox's servers. You can do this, too, but much more as well.
Dropbox has many genealogy uses. For instance, I use it to keep the genealogy programs on my desktop computer and my laptop in sync all the time. I always have the latest version of the databases on whatever computer I am using at the moment.