Monday, January 3, 2011

Get Yourself a DropBox in the New Year

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Do yourself a favor this new year and get yourself a Dropbox.

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a virtual hard drive that lives on your computer and in the cloud. If you download and run the installer, a My Dropbox folder is added to your My Documents directory on Windows. Once created, copy and create files in the folder just like any other folder on your system. Your files are automatically synced to the cloud.

That is interesting, but where is the coolness factor? Well if you only have one machine, it is not that exciting. But if you have more than one machine, an iPhone, and an iPad, things get really cool. With Dropbox installed on each of your computers and devices, the files are automatically synced between each computer and device. This is immensely useful for someone like me with a bunch of devices and computers.

Where can I use Dropbox?

Dropbox can be used on pretty much anything. Installers are available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. By default you get 2GB of disk space for free. For $99 a year, you get 50GB of disk space. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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