Have you ever accidentally deleted a file, accidentally saved over it, or seriously have no idea where it went? Let me introduce you to Dropbox if I haven’t already done so.
I use Dropbox for everything. It is odd for me to save any files on my actual harddrive anymore. With Dropbox installed on your mac or pc, it stores all your data into the cloud. This allows me, as a student specifically, to get to any computer with an internet connection to grab that file, print it, or put in on a usb stick before class – you know those days where the printer dies out of ink the last second you need it asap, this program helps.
But I don’t just recommend this to students, but to everyone - working professionals, families, the works. It’s also great because you can share folders via an email link. None of this here is my harddrive, jump stick etc. Also, you can have other people authorized to certain or all aspects of the Dropbox. Great for businesses communicating and scheduling together from distant places. As an entrepreneur and business founder I can say that this has been a huge success in my company.
More importantly, I wanted to blog about this for a specific reason. That is because Dropbox saves just about every revision you make on your files. Therefore, if you save over it, Dropbox has your back – it had mine. This past week I had just finished a 10 page paper that I then saved over. No revisions were kept on my computer and I didn’t know that Dropbox had saved every revision previous to me saving over it. I was about to pull all nighters to restart the paper. Luckily, I found out about this feature and got the revision from the Dropbox webpage folders. #thankgod.
So, if you don’t already used a cloud based service like Dropbox I highly suggest you do. It’s free to sign up and the more space comes at decent prices. Let me know what you think?