9 Reasons You Must Get Dropbox
If you haven’t heard of Dropbox you’re missing out on one of the best things to hit computing in the last decade. It’s a cornucopia of digital goodness. And it’s free. Here’s a list of things it can do for you.
- Create a place to store files for all your electronic devices that’s always available.
- Transfer files that are too large to send as an email attachment by putting them in Dropbox and sharing a public link.
- Get a copy those files/pics you want – even if you don’t have a thumb-drive handy. All you need is a browser.
- Read a PDF on your mobile device while you’re on the road.
- Collaborate on a project with friends. Share a folder and you all own the files.
- Dropbox saves the history of all files it keeps. Think revision control for dummies.
- Share pictures with friends and family.
- Use your public folder like an FTP or HTTP server. Think of it as free web-hosting.
- Be the coolest cowboy in your hamlet. Dropbox is so l33t.
Some times when Dropbox made my life easier:
- Snagged some pics from a friend when I didn’t have a thumb-drive. Got on their computer and copied everything I wanted using Chrome. Minutes later the files started showing up on my phone and every other device I own.
- Posted an AVI for a group of people to download. It was way too big to send via email and making a DVD for everyone would have been too much work. (Don’t worry – it was legal and prudent to share)
- Saved 3D drawings for use from multiple computers. Didn’t have to worry about which computer had the latest version. Allowed me to revert to previous versions if my development took a wrong turn.
- Used it for simple revision control of “C” files for a small project. Allowed me to do code reviews on-the-go with even my phone.
You get 2GB for free when you sign up. If you want a little bit more storage, use this link to sign-up and we can both enjoy a little more space.