Dropbox back-to-school tips

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Your top 5 Dropbox back to school tips


Published on September 09, 2014

Whether you’re a student or teacher, Dropbox is a great way to do work from wherever you are — the library, your office, or at home. We asked our fans on Twitter how they’re using Dropbox for the new school year, and after hearing from hundreds of undergrads, grad students, professors, and teachers, we’ve collected your top Dropbox-powered back to school tips:

1. Keep track of coursework (even if you miss a day)

Students and teachers alike gave us this tip! Upload your class syllabus and homework to a Dropbox folder so you can share it, and get access to the files from any device. Create a folder for each class so you can keep your files organized.

2. Make group work a snap

There’s no “I” in team. Share your project work or thesis research with your fellow students or teachers by using a shared Dropbox folder. It’s a great way to collaborate on shared files, especially large data sets, images, or original music tracks.

3. Store files on Dropbox, print at school

Leave your thumb drive at home (or at the bottom of your backpack). Use Dropbox to save your files from any device, and then open it from your school computer or print lab.

 4. Keep files safe from Fido and disk failure

While no one on Twitter actually blamed missing homework on their dog, we definitely heard that you use Dropbox to keep your files accessible from multiple devices with file backup.

5. Bonus: Use Apps on Dropbox

Did you know that there are over 300,000 apps you can use with Dropbox? These app integrations are a great way to do even more with your Dropbox. Check out Endnote, Papers 3, and Notability, for some school-friendly tools.

How are you using the productivity tools in Dropbox this school year? Let us know in the comments below.