You probably have it on your computer. And your work computer. And your phone. And maybe your tablet, too. We’re talking about Dropbox, the ubiquitous file sharing solution used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
The technology is superb, yes, but it’s the design that makes Dropbox approachable for anyone. And so it should be no surprise that Dropbox has such impressive design team.
We’ll be talking to their all-star design team, three of this year’s Most Creative People in Business: Soleio Cuervo (who invented the Facebook “like” button), Tim Van Damme (the former lead designer at Instagram), and Gentry Underwood (who founded the email client Mailbox—which was acquired by Dropbox last year) about designing and developing a hit product.
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To share a file, simply right-click on the item or folder in your desktop Dropbox, and click ‘Get Link.’ That’s it. The link can then be shared by any means—emailed, texted, tweeted, whatever—to give others access to your files, even if they don’t use Dropbox.