The best free product for storing, sharing and viewing files

best product to view and share files


Do your ever struggle to find a quick and easy solution to share your files with a co-worker, client or friend? All technology comes with challenges especially when you are trying to meet that deadline. I use a mac to create my artwork and many of my clients use a pc. That in of it self can be a challenge.

Some of the common problems clients encounter when sharing files are:

  • large photo files clogging up email
  • can’t view image in the picture viewer as system software is out of date
  • not able to access the files from multiple places i.e. desktop computer, tablets and mobile phones.
  • wanting to send a file only once to one place rather than to multiple places and multiple times
  • wasting time trying to find the last updated file from multiple versions

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a free application where you could store, view and share files easily and efficiently? Well, there is.


Dropbox is a free service that allows you to take your photos, docs and videos anywhere and share them easily. Drew Houston and Arash Feroswsi were two students when they founded Dropbox. They were tired of emailing files to themselves and one another from more than one computer. Now over 300 million people across the globe use Dropbox to share files with family, friends and those working on team projects.

If you want to see how easy it is to create an account follow the steps below.

Step 1 –  create an account


Step 2 –  select the Basic Free account


Step 3 –  Click the download prompt to install Dropbox on your device


Step 4 –  Sign in and have fun!

You have two options. Either access your Dropbox from your devices desktop or through a web browser and log in online.

Once you have downloaded and linked to your new Dropbox account, sign in using your email and password. From there follow the ‘Get Started” guidelines.

Oh, and Dropbox even rewards you with ‘more free storage’ for inviting your friends or colleagues to join. Have fun!



Sign up for a free Dropbox account here

Question: How do you share files with friends and colleagues?


Heather Lee

Heather Lee

Heather has had many years experience as a graphic designer in both the advertising and publishing industry. She enjoys helping others by providing solutions to visual problems for print and the web.
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