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Icebox Pro – move files to Glacier vis Dropbox

Icebox is a simple archiving application built on top of Dropbox, the file sharing application that we all know and love. Everything you love about Dropbox—it’s simplicity, ease of use, reliability—comes with IceBox because of this. Add IceBox and you’ll be able to archive your files just as easily and quickly as you would share files on Dropbox.

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DropboxAutomator.com – Automate your Dropbox

Like IFTTT, Dropbox Automator is capable of triggering a similar series of actions, based on what kind of files have been added to your Dropbox folders.

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OwnCloud: An open-source cloud to call your own | ZDNet

OwnCloud is an open-source cloud program. You use it to set up your own cloud server for file-sharing, music-streaming, and calendar, contact, and bookmark sharing project. As a server program it’s not that easy to set up. OpenSUSE, with its Mirall installation program and desktop client makes it easier to set up your own personal ownCloud, but it’s still not a simple operation. That’s going to change.

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DropTunes

Web based player for mp3s in your dropbox.  Looks easier to use than Google Music or Amazon CloudPlayer.

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Chatbox – Project collaboration inside Dropbox

Chatbox makes it easy to discuss or comment on files shared over Dropbox. Install it, right click on any files / folders inside Dropbox, and start conversations with people you shared the Dropbox folder with.

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The Economics of Dropbox

Adding all this up gives us a cost in the range of $3.1M – $5.8M per month….At this much lower profitability level, Dropbox will need between 852,000 and 1.6M paid users, or a conversion rate of 3.4% and 6.3% respectively. Running this calculation at a paid usage somewhere in the middle results in a required conversion rate of 1.8% to 3.4%

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Dropbox Forms: Receive files from your web site to your dropbox!

 Jotform allows you to quickly create a form that allows users to send images, video or text directly to a folder that you specify in your Dropbox.

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DROPitTOme – Securely receive files from anyone to your Dropbox

The DROPitTOme service allows you to set up a custom URL, like ‘www.dropittome.com/choosaname’, to give out to people. They can then use that URL to send files directly to your Dropbox. You have the option to password protect the address as well.

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FileStork – Request files from anyone using Dropbox

Sending an email to someone requesting a file can be a tricky proposition. You never know exactly how they’re going to try to send you what you’re asking for. Will it come through a file sharing service? Heavily compressed and unusable by email? On horseback? Now you can use Filestork to request a file and have that file delivered directly to your Dropbox.

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6 Scalability Lessons from Dropbox – One Million Files Saved Every 15 minutes

Poll – Polling 30 Milion Clients All Over the World Doesn’t Scale: Created an HTTP notification structure to avoid polling the server on the client site.

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