Find Time to Drop Everything … in Your Own Dropbox on Cyber Monday!

Finding time to manage all the files, photos, music … you name it … on your computer can be a very daunting task.  And then what if you use a couple of different computers?  Add in mobile devises, flash drives … there are so many different places to store and access information these days!  And then think about friends, family and co-workers with whom you want to share digital information.  When you are talking about large files like photos or digital music, many e-mail providers and ISP’s simply can’t handle it all.

Enter Dropbox!  This web-based tool will allow you to store, sync and share your digital data while, at the same time offering the security of knowing that you have, safely stored on the web, back-up’s of whatever material you choose to upload to your Dropbox.

Dropbox was cited in a recent article in the NY Times titled “10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology” where Sam Grobart advises us all to …

Go to dropbox.com and set up a free account. You will then get an icon that sits on your desktop. Drag and drop files onto that icon, and they are immediately copied to the cloud. The free account gives you up to two gigabytes of disk space; 50- and 100-gigabyte are also available, but they cost $10 or $20 a month.

Set up your account on all your other computers, and they all have the access to the same files. You can set up shared, private and public folders, and apps for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android mean you can gain access to shared files from anywhere.

So, if you are away from home and have a laptop from work, but want to share a recipe with your Aunt Molly, you can get it from your Dropbox (where you had previously uploaded your favorite recipes).  Or, if you want to share a photo of a wintry sunrise at your favorite lake, drop the photo into Dropbox and then create a link, so that anyone can view it any time from anywhere.  It’s that easy!

For photo sharing and storage, Picasa is also an excellent venue – no more clogging up your (and others’) in-boxes with large jpg. files!

Have you tried Dropbox? It is definitely proving to be a time-saver for us here at The Time Finder … and I’d love to hear what YOU think!

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Comments

  1. Dropbox is a lifesaver. I am a computer lab teacher & the site ed tech at my school site and I used four laptops to assist students and teachers. (Mac, PC w/Win XP/ PC Tablet, and a Student Netbook) All needed to facilitate lessons and staff developments effectively.

    I used to walk around with a cart carrying my computer and had who knows how many flashdrives, and even a mini external harddrive at times. It was CRAZY!!!!

    But I learned about Dropbox over a year ago and my load is so much lighter. Many times I don’t have to bring the laptops into the learning or teaching environment. I can use the teacher’s or student laptops in the area and access my files and off I go. It is fabulous and the best tech tool around.

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