Dropbox is an amazing tool. It is a cloud drive system and it makes keeping track of pictures, files, folders, videos and whatever you would normally keep on your hard drive much easier. What attracted me to Dropbox is the fact that I can get to the things in my Dropbox from any computer that I own or my smart phone.
Dropbox also makes it quite easy to share files or documents with others. Instead of copying or uploading a file to email, you can click a folder and share the contents of that folder with your friend or colleague as long as they have a Dropbox account.
Being a pastor, Dropbox is helpful. Because of Dropbox, I don’t have to worry about my work computer talking to my home computer or trying to get a Mac to talk to a PC. As long as the computers have Dropbox, all I have to do is log in to my account and there is everything that I have ever placed into Dropbox.
Dropbox frees up the need to store files on every device that you have. You can have all your stuff in one place instead of some folders on your laptop, video on your tablet, pics on your smart phone and that book you were writing on your desktop. Dropbox holds all your stuff in one place and you can get to it from any of your devices.
Go to the Dropbox website.
Dropbox will place a box either on the top of one of your toolbars or at the bottom of your computer on your taskbar. There will also be a Dropbox icon on your desktop and you will be able to see Dropbox as a folder in your Documents folder. That Dropbox folder is directly connected to the cloud and you can see all of your stuff that you put in yourself or that somebody has shared with you.
If you are on a computer or device that you do not own, you can go to the Dropbox website and log in and there is all your stuff. Pretty neat right?
The best reason to use Dropbox is this:
If you crack your tablet because you mistakenly thought it was a frisbee, your smart phone falls out of your car while you are driving on the interstate or your computer gives you the blue screen of death, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox.
I store files, pics, ebooks, church docs and all kinds of info in Dropbox. Why? I trust Dropbox more than I trust my hard drive. However, I do keep my music library on my external hard drive.
Want something cool? For every friend that you refer, Dropbox will give you an additional 250MB of space.
It is manageable, smart, and easy.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. Look forward to your comments.