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iPad App Review: DropBox

App Name: DropBox

Cost: Free

What does it promise?  Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring photos, documents and videos anywhere. When you’re on the go, with the Dropbox app, you can take with you everything that matters.

drop boxDoes it deliver? After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad, and even the Dropbox Web site.

Users can read their documents or flip through their albums when they’re out and about. Users can also save photos or videos to their Dropbox and with just a few taps, share them with friends. Even if you accidentally leave your iPhone somewhere, your items are always safe on Dropbox.

Can I use it in my classroom?  This is more of a productivity tool for teachers. Dropbox can be extremely handy if, say, you’ve left today’s lesson plan on your computer at home. Via your iPad with the DropBox app, that lesson plan is only a tap away. DropBox offers instant backup and accessibility for digital files.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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