It’s no big secret I am a stickler for efficiency in business. There are a handful of tools that I am a big believer in, and Dropbox is right at the top of that list. Dropbox enables you to store your files “in the cloud” so that you can access them from anywhere, automatically have updated versions of every file on every computer you use, and make sure that you have your online back-up always available so the blue screen of death we all encounter from time to time does not have to be quite so scary.
All that being said, my very favorite thing about Dropbox is the fact that it is integrated into Windows such that you only feel like you are saving, copying, pasting, dragging and dropping right into folders on your computer. And, did I mention it’s free! What’s not to love? A bit more about Dropbox, in their words:
Your life’s work, wherever you are.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.
Dropbox works hard to make sure that all your files are the same no matter where you’re working from. This means that you can start working on a computer at school or the office, and finish from your home computer. Never email yourself a file again! Download Dropbox for your phone to simplify your life even more – flip through all your photos or review that spreadsheet even while on the road. Dropbox lets you work from any computer or phone with the confidence that you’ll always have everything you need.
Dropbox makes sharing so easy that you’ll be amazed at the things you can do. Invite your friends, family and teammates to any folder in your Dropbox, and it’ll be as if you saved that folder straight to their computers. You can send people links to specific files in your Dropbox too. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects, sharing party photos with friends, or recording your band’s new album.
Even if your computer has a meltdown, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox and can be restored in a snap. Dropbox is like a time machine that lets you undo mistakes and even undelete files you accidentally trash. Your Dropbox is always ready for action from the Dropbox website too!