Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Dropbox”

Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Dropbox” helps you learn and teach Dropbox. Here at Take Control, we’ve long been huge fans of the Dropbox file-sharing service, relying on it every day to collaborate on manuscripts with our authors and editors. Now we’re pleased to share our expertise with you in the form of Joe Kissell’s latest ebook, “Take Control of Dropbox.” The book normally costs $10, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $7.

Learn more about the book via the coupon-loaded link.

Whether you’re already among the millions of people who sync and share files with Dropbox or you plan to join their ranks soon, Joe Kissell has the real-world advice you need to go beyond the basics. He shares the best practices for using Dropbox effectively and securely on your own or with a group, explains how to avoid common mistakes and irreversible settings, describes what’s involved with mobile devices and Dropbox-savvy apps, and tips you off to unusual uses of Dropbox.

Did you know you could use Dropbox to control your Mac, publish a blog, automate Web activities, sync with other cloud services, and even publish a book like this one? Perhaps you do know all that, but since Dropbox shines brightest when sharing files with friends and colleagues, we’ve included a “Teach This Book” chapter with links to a downloadable single-page PDF handout and an 18-slide PDF presentation that you can employ to help your collaborators use Dropbox correctly (and thus make your life easier). Other useful advice in “Take Control of Dropbox” includes how to:

* Recover an accidentally deleted or revised file. You’ll find help with a few non-obvious controls and a discussion of the Packrat option for Dropbox Pro users.
* Work with photos and videos in your Dropbox folder and learn how to share collections with Dropbox’s new photo album feature.
* Use Dropbox to store and automatically sync data used by Dropbox-savvy apps on all of your devices, whether they’re running Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux. You’ll get a better idea of what’s going on behind the scenes and how to manage app authorizations.
* Check a few important account-related details to make sure you’re set up optimally. These include security settings and methods of getting more storage space.

Be sure to check out Joe’s short intro video on the book’s page!

April 20th Meeting Recap

What a great meeting we had. We celebrated our 11th birthday with cake and ice cream!!

On our presentations today, Kevin worked on a wealth of tips and tricks. Here are the links from our meeting – Google Search Operators, Jing the FREE app for screenshots, and some security options with File Vault 2, Apimac Secret Folder, Altomac Hide Folders, and MacPaw MacHider. Marilyn then gave us an overview of Google’s Picasa Web Albums.

TCMUG Birthday April 2013

Meeting Scheduled for April 20th. Happy Birthday to us!!

To our TCMUG faithful. We are having our monthly meeting on Saturday, April 20th at the ECOESC. Meeting is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. First and foremost it is our 11th birthday. Hard to believe that 11 years ago we met at the Dover Library and started this group.

This month we will be getting a look at an online resource, Google Picasa and a review of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Mac. We will be going over the news, favorite web sites and much more.

It’s truly not a party without cake and ice cream!! We will celebrate our 11th birthday in style. Hope to see you there to help celebrate the occasion.happy-birthday