Dropbox seems to have been around for awhile, but it’s new to me, and I like it a lot. You download the application, and it lets you easily move any of your computer files into it. As you make changes in the documents, it immediately and automatically registers them at Dropbox (and at any of your other computers where you installed the application) and you can access them at anytime either at the Dropbox site or at any of those other computers. Everything is always “in synch” automatically
This will be a big help to me at school, where I will now be able to access tons of the files I have at home related to different classes, and won’t have to worry about flash drives — either at school or if I’m traveling with my laptop.
Dropbox also lets you share any of the files publicly, too.
I suspect there are probably a number of similar apps out there (I know Dropio is good for file-sharing) , but I really like how easy it is to use Dropbox. You get 2GB of storage for free, and then have to pay after that, but that’s plenty of space for me. I uploaded a ton of files — everything for all of my classes, plus everything for all the books I’ve written and the ones I’m working on, and I’ve only used 8% of the alloted space.
A little more back-up of files always can bring some peace of mind, too. Mozy is great for backing-up EVERYTHING, but it’s only designed to replace lost data. You can read more about Mozy and other back-up systems at The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work,
Let me know what you think of Dropbox, or if you prefer to use other similar applications.
Thanks to App Storm for the tip.