06 – Dropbox


Dropbox has become an important tool for sharing files both publically and privately, both in companies and education

Cost:  Free
Available: Hosted
Website: https://www.google.com/
Categories: filesharing

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 6  2014: 7  2013: 7  2012: 6  2011: 6  2010: 13=  2009: 71=  2008: –  2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Dropbox as one of their Top 10 Tools

“This tool lowers my blood pressure better than tablets ever could. It has removed the fear of losing everything if a hard disk crashes or a backup fails … Dropbox has also removed the embarrassment of arriving somewhere far-flung from home to find the workshop materials or keynote slides are still sitting on the office computer or on a memory stick that’s fallen under the bed in my hotel room. As a learning tool, Dropbox is the school satchel – keeping everything organised, safe and dry.” Charles Jennings, 2015

“enables me to collaborate with colleagues” Rachel Burnham, 2015

“allows me to transfer safely files with students and the like” Washington Braga, 2015