Tips2012 iPad App Guide #2: Dropbox

Dropbox is a desktop and mobile app which enables users to quickly and easily sync and share files between multiple computers and mobile devices. All you need is an Internet connection. No manuals. No fuss. It’s fast, simple, and secure.

Dropbox (for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc) has many educational applications, and can be used by students, teachers, and administrators alike. New users get 2GB free storage, which can be increased via paid subscription, or by promoting Dropbox.

In many cases, Dropbox can be used to remove teachers’ & students’ work off iPads – many apps allow users to “Export to Dropbox”, eliminating the need to constantly sync with iTunes.

For: Students, Teachers, Administrators

Cost: 2GB Free (Desktop Download, iTunes Download)

Requires WiFi?: Yes

Educational Applications

    • Access and share your planning documents, worksheets, and files anywhere, anytime, on any device. No need to worry about losing your USB.
    • Share documents and resources for project collaboration
    • Share files (e.g. movies, podcasts) that are too large to email
    • Students can submit homework, projects etc via shared Dropbox folders


Recommended Reading

To get started with Dropbox, we recommend reading the ‘User Guide’ from StaffHacker, and explore Jeff Thomas’s “The Complete Dropbox for Educators