DropBox – and why I love this service!

August 11, 2009

Due to the fact I have two computers, a laptop, and an iPhone, there are some documents, pictures, and other things that I want to be able to access at any time on any of them, and not have to worry about manually transferring the updated versions of each file.

About a year ago, I discovered a service called DropBox, which is completely free. You can upgrade to paid accounts starting at $10 for 50GB of space. If you’re happy with 2GB, it’s free.

All you have to do is save the documents to your DropBox folder that you want synchronized to your other computers, and the service does it automatically. It even saves a secure copy of the files on the DropBox servers for remote access if you’re not near your computers.

Even if the other computers aren’t turned on, they’ll download the latest versions of the files when they are turned on.

I am so impressed by this service! When I update a file on my main computer, and my laptop is on, it synchronizes with my laptop, and in seconds, the file is updated in my laptop’s DropBox folder, too! It’s such a fantastic way service in the time and headaches it avoids!

If you’re not using this wonderful service, download it free from www.getdropbox.com

SH_02

SH_03

SH_05

Advertisements

Free Calendars

September 10, 2006

A great free option is the online Yahoo! Calendar.  You can customize how your calendar looks, create to-do lists, send yourself email reminders, and even synch information with your Palm. Another option is Google Calendar