Oct 3, 2010
Dropbox: Syncing your files everywhere ...
Do you need a simple way to share files? Do you want to access your files on multiple machines running different operating systems at different locations? Including mobile devices? Do you want your information available when and where you neet it? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you should checkout Dropbox.
I use a Mac at home, Windows at work. I have an iPad and I use a smart phone (thinking about getting an Android maybe). So. my answer is yes to all these questions, so naturally, I have been researching a simple an easy way to store, sync and share files over the internet. I found Dropbox be my best bet. It is easy, reliable, and has a very clean user interface. Dropbox gives 2GB of free space to begin with.
I have used various online storage and sync services before. I still use a few, including Google docs and Evernote. I wrote here earlier about Upload Robots. Upload Robots is good and gives you double the free space of Dropbox - 4GB, but has frustrating restrictions like file size limitations. I found Dropbox to be simple and fast with no restrictions or limitations and it has apps for for iPhone, iPad and Android. Nice.
After installing Dropbox, you can drag and drop anything you want to the Dropbox folder on your computer and these files will be available on all your computers, mobile devices and on the web. All files stay synced over the internet in the background. Also, you can publicly share a file or a folder effortlessly. Pretty neat.
Dropbox is a great service and if you want to check it out, please use my referral link. It will give me and you extra 250MB of space.
Tip: When logged into your account, go to "getting Started" tab and click “Take the Dropbox tour”. Complete the tour to earn yourself an additional 250MB of space.
Evernote is another cool service that I use regularly. I probably should blog about it later in another post.