The cost of computers has come down so much so that now days a lot of people have more than one computer in their home. Some have a desktop computer for the kids, while others have the desktop for gaming, and a laptop for mobile, or job work. What ever the situation lets face it, the more computers you bring into the home, the more data i.e files, music etc that is spawned all over your multiple computers.
To fix this issue of data everywhere, you could create a home network, but unless you have the money that option is just not feasible. On the other hand you could use a large USB thumb drive to keep your most precious files with you at all time, but lets face it. If you lose the thumb drive, you also loose all your data, with personal and confidential files included for who ever finds it to see.
Dropbox is here to help you with trying to keep your data in one place, and on top of that it’s easy to use from a PC, Mac or Linux OS. How about 2GB of storage space in the cloud (online) for FREE? I have personally been using Dropbox for over a year, and while I use it in different ways you may find this as a solution for you in a couple of areas:
- Keeping your iTunes music files synced in one place
- Personal documents follow you no matter what platform
- Pictures can be located in one place on each system
- Collaboration should be much easier since you can share the system with any number of installs
- You never have to email files to yourself for safe keeping
- This space could be used as a permanent backup solutions for you
- Sharing a file on the internet is easy
- Do you have alot of MP3 files for your podcast you wanna share, Dropbox can help with that too
Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.
Since I can only say so many good things about Dropbox, and you won’t get it until you try it, here is a full list of the features. Remember this is free for 2GB of space, there are pay plans and I would encourage you to purchase more space if you really need an online repository for all your data. The files are encrypted on and over the internet so hackers can’t get into your account. Now if you use one username and one password on the internet, then your a target for someone to hack your accounts, but thats a whole other story.
It just works,