Dropbox has made a name for itself by delivering on a simple promise: nearly instant access to the files you need on any device, as long as you have an internet connection.
Even in 2015, many are still getting used to storing their personal data in the cloud. It's easy to not think about saving your precious documents and photos in safe place until your computer is stolen or your hard drive breaks. And by then, it's often too late.
The security of having your files backed up in case of emergency is an obvious plus of using a service like Dropbox. But Dropbox has become much more than a digital locker in the cloud for your documents. It can help you collaborate on projects with co-workers, clean up your photo library on your iPhone, and even help simplify how you do email.
Enable two-step verification to protect your account
If you don't want to put your Dropbox account at greater risk of being hacked, make sure to enable two-step verification. What this means is that whenever you try to log into Dropbox on a new device, a secondary code will be sent to your phone number. You'll have to enter that code along with your main password to log in.
Two-step is bit of a pain, but it's good way to increase the security of your account. Enable it under the security section of your account settings.
Use Selective Sync to control which folders sync across devices
Dropbox has a feature called Selective Sync that lets you manually choose which folders to sync. This can be helpful if you have a particular folder on your desktop you don't want showing up on your smartphone, or vice versa.
The setting is found under "Account" in the Dropbox Mac menu bar app's preferences. On Windows, Selective Sync is available under the same area of the Dropbox app's settings.