I’ve had a request recently to explain the system I use to synchronise my own files across a number of PC’s whilst sharing some of them with my colleagues in the process. As well as Googledocs, which I’ve used for a while, the method I’ve been leaning more towards of late is using DropBox. Here’s why:
For synchronizing files across devices...
Dropbox allows you to synchronise your files online and across all your computers automatically.
· You get 2GB of online storage for free.
· You can synchronise files of any size or type, photos, documents, pdf files and more.
· You can synchronise files stored on all your Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
· Dropbox automatically synchronises all your devices when new files or changes are detected.
It makes sharing files with my colleagues and friends easy.
· Shared folders allow several people to collaborate on the same files.
· You can see other people's changes instantly.
· You can use your "Public" folder to link directly to files.
· You can control who has access to your shared folders.
· You can automatically create shareable online photo galleries out of regular folders.
Mobile Device Access - You can get a free application for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android that lets you access and manage your Dropbox on the go.
Web Access - A copy of your files is stored on Dropbox's secure servers. This lets you access them from any computer or mobile device.
Online Backup - Dropbox backs up your files online without you having to think about it.
Security & Privacy - Dropbox uses encryption methods to both transfer and store your data.
This youtube video offers a demonstration of how Dropbox works. The video on the DropBox site also shows you how it works in a very simplistic way.
You can also download the software from here or watch a tour here that outlines its features in more detail.
(Hope this is useful to Savoy Centre staff who requested that I share details of Dropbox. Do let me know how you get on with it!).
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