Dropbox's new feature gives you all your stuff without filling your hard drive

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Dropbox's new feature gives you all your stuff without filling your hard drive

Dropbox is introducing a new feature called Project Infinite, and it's about to make our lives easier.

Basically it's a way to have access to all the files you need from Dropbox whenever you need them without having to also use up all of your hard drive storage.

It works by showing your files in a local folder as normal, letting you browse with ease, but they're not actually located on your computer. Instead the documents, images, spreadsheets or whatever are ready and waiting in the cloud.

When you double click on a file to open it, that file content is instantly synced from the cloud so you can use it as though it was on your hard-drive, except it's not taking up a lot of room. You can do this for large amounts of data, with new edits and different files added and changed in the cloud storage and not putting a strain on your limited space.

That all sounds really great, here's a video with more.

Of course if you're going offline you can still sync files locally but being able to have access to everything on the fly without having to worry about storage is a real breakthough.

Dropbox is currently testing Project Infinite and we're hoping to hear more about it rolling out to all users soon.



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