While I’m certainly not an advocate of this habit, it’s nice to know that there’s a web service out there called Dropbox that can make this process ten times easier than emailing files back and forward and fumbling around with USB sticks.
Dropbox is basically your very own online storage area that interfaces on your PC or Mac just like it was another drive. This is one of the key features of the service that sets it apart from the number of similar services out there. It’s just so easy to use.
Simply open an account, download and install a small application on each PC or Mac you wish to link, and off you go.
Here’s just a few of Dropbox’s great features/uses:
- Drag and drop files into your Dropbox window same as you would with any other files on your regular hard drive(s). Any files placed into Dropbox will immediately sync across any other PC or Mac linked to your account using SSL and encrypted with AES-256.
- Effortlessly log into your web account and use the online interface to access your files on computers that you don’t have linked to your account.
- Share files with other Dropbox users AND non-users via shared access folders and public folders. These options are PRICELESS!
- Sign up for FREE and immediately receive 2GB of space on the Dropbox network. That’s more than enough to handle the work/home file dance I referred to earlier.
You need it. I promise.
You’ll come back and thank me in the comments section below. I promise.
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