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My wife's just discovered Dropbox and loves it. She's a teacher and it's report writing season. Having the same files updated at school and at home and accessible at both make it very easy for her.

Is Dropbox the best at what it does or are there other (better) alternatives... free ones, of course (I'm a tight Englishman!).

I use google docs but my wife's school has blocked gmail access.

Is there a portable version of the app? There's a new tecchie at work. The last one gave me admin rights so a) I could do his job on my PC b) I could run uTorrent overnight on the 100mbps connection. The new one's more straight laced and pretty clueless. He wouldn't install dropbox and didn't really understand it either so running a portable app from my USB drive's my only option.

Thanks all
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post #2 of 5
Yeah it's the best besides a cloud-drive that you use online.

Also, link for dropbox portable:

EDIT: Dropbox portable is dead right now apparently.
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post #3 of 5
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Thanks a lot. My googling skills are letting me down... couldn't find the portable one

And thanks for telling me it's the best. Save me researching any alternatives.
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post #4 of 5
here ya go http://www.techbeta.org/portable-apps/dropbox-portable/

1st link works for me


EDIT: wrong link....both were bookmarked next to each other
Edited by rchpi36 - 5/23/11 at 6:58pm
 
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post #5 of 5
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Thanks. I'm on my iPhone so hadn't checked the link yet.

Thanks though.

I think dropbox is one of those 'how did I cope before' moments!
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