When you wish to send images/photos or files to your friend who is residing far away from your location, you would prefer to send them by attaching those files to an email. But, there is a limitation to the maximum size of files those can be attached to an email, which generally is a few MBs. So, when it comes to sharing a large chunk of data, say an entire movie of 1.5GB, you would not be allowed to send it as an email attachment. So, the remedy is 'DropBox'. Just store the data you wish to share with your friends in the Dropbox and you're done.
With Dropbox, you can not only store or send the documents worldwide, but you can also put the back up data into the Dropbox. Very very useful application available for no cost !
InstallationOpen the terminal and enter following command:
After a short span of time, the installation wizard would start.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
This would prompt 'Dropbox Setup' window, where you would be asked to login if you are already having dropbox account. If you don't have any, you can create one and then proceed.
You would also find a Dropbox icon on the top panel wherein you can edit your preferences, open the Dropbox folder, Exit the application and so on.
And the most important thing, /home/Dropbox will be the directory wherein you can put your stuff and share it online.
Happy Sharing !!