GetDropbox Drops the Get
I work from 2 (sometimes 3) computers – Windows and Mac – and switching files between them is a VERY regular task I encounter. At work, I have a personal space that I can connect to on both computers, but I have to have drives mapped, connect to it if not actively connected, open windows to get to drives, etc…needless to continue – I don’t like inefficiency in irrelevant tasks such as this.
Last year, I read about this handy little tool (yes, Dropbox)…I’m a technical guy that enjoys his gadgets almost as much as the next guy, but this one got me “geeked” like I hadn’t been in awhile. It’s free backup space on the web where you can store at least 2GB of space. But, wait – there’s more! Not only do you get free space, it instantly synchronizes with any computer configured with the application.
After installing the application, I can now open and save a file on one computer (mac or win), shift my seat over to the other computer and open and save the updated copy I just opened on the first computer. It’s magical and fast and all you need is a folder on your computer to synchronize to the server. I now have a folder sitting on my win/mac docks that opens right up to the synchronized folders.