Dropbox is a most remarkable service that allows you to sync your files between multiple computers and devices. This in itself is incredibly helpful for anyone who works on more than one computer or device. If you’re at the office and suddenly need a file that is only on your home computer you’re stuck. Or if, like me, one of your computers is suddenly struck down for one reason or another the ability to have your most important files accessible on other devices is a real life saver.
Even more than that Dropbox serves as an automatic remote way of backing up your files. Because the files exist ‘in the cloud’ if your home was to say burn to the ground at least your files would be stored somewhere off site where they can be retrieved later.
Here are some novel uses from Tinkernut of this great service.
I realise I’ve used some bleak sounding scenarios but when it comes to backing up it is always better to be safe than sorry! And for creative people the potential loss of work if say a manuscript file ‘disappeared’ is too scary not to take seriously. Get Dropbox today, the free option gives you 2GB storage to get you started. I highly recommend it to anyone.