The blue box is hiding some mad tricks. Think Dropbox is just good for backups? Think again.
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Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage platforms on the web. It has a simple interface and syncs well across devices, which is probably why it's a crowd favorite.
But if you're only using Dropbox to back up your files — you're doing it wrong. Here's how to UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN.
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1Password (free for iOS and Android, $50 for Mac and Windows) create super-strong passwords for all of your accounts and saves the passwords on an encrypted Dropbox file.
This app basically does two things: 1) it creates very strong passwords, and 2) it stores those strong passwords in Dropbox so you don't have to memorize them and so you can access the passwords on all of your devices.. All you need to remember is one master passphrase to unlock the 1Password app on your computer or phone. On iPhone, you can also use TouchID to unlock the app. From there, you can copy and paste the password you need.
If you're traveling and using a PC at an internet café or other device that doesn't belong to you, all you need to do is log into Dropbox.com, go to your 1Password folder (probably in “Apps”), click 1Password.html, and enter in your Master Password to unlock 1PasswordAnywhere.
It also periodically checks through your logins and informs you when sites are compromised, so you can change your password immediately.