Re: Drop Box

Carole O'Mara

Thank you Maria for your reply. I have Dropbox on my Mac so I need to get it onto the PC.  Once I do that, I assume I can put a design in Dropbox on my MAC, then open it on the PC. Do I then click/drag to HLS?  I just don’t know how to get the design out of Dropbox on the PC.  My PC friends are not embroiderers and don’t understand the HLS software.

On Oct 31, 2021, at 9:16 PM, Maria Morrow <mariamorrowquilter@...> wrote:

Dropbox is yours anywhere you login to it.  If you login on your pc, mac,
Phone, tablet, it is there—-but it is there for anyone to see if you don’t have a password lock on your device.  

I have benefited from Dropbox a thousand times in 5 years.  I can look at my recipes when at the grocery  store.   I can look at the quilt pattern to see how many yards of this or that I need.   I can send files to people anywhere, anytime.  

You can have a lot more in Dropbox than you have space for on a device.   I have a lot of folders in the cloud that I don’t need all the time. I can mark those to be visible on a local device, and they take up space there;  or mark them for the cloud only.  Then I click on the glove up top (on my Mac) and can go directly to the cloud.  

There is a learning everything.  

My other favorite app is 1Password.  I have all my passwords, account numbers, etc in this app.  I login with the one password and choose what I want to login to. 1Password launches the web page and fills the username and password fields.  If I’m required to change the password, I can change it and 1Password asks me if I want to update it.  One caveat—if I ever forget that single password, the company itself (1Password) cannot and would not give it to me.  It is so heavily encrypted that they can never help you reset it.  I paid $50 for the lifetime app rather than a monthly maintenance amount.  Best app I’ve ever used. 

Maria Morrow
Mobile:  985-640-5024

On Oct 31, 2021, at 4:18 PM, Jim Stutsman via <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Each computer that Dropbox is installed on looks like a "place" in the file system on that computer. So to get a design into HLS you would just use the normal open function and go to Dropbox on the PC in the file open dialog.

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