Working from multiple computers? You NEED Dropbox!

As a student and young professional, I’m constantly working from my MacBook Pro in my apartment to various work computers in various offices and on other computers. If you are working from multiple computers, you NEED to install Dropbox!

What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again! [via dropbox.com/about]

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You can also set up sharing with others’ computers and pick and chose which files you want to share. Work a lot on your phone? Me too! Install Dropbox for your iPhone too!

Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. [via dropbox.com/about]

 

Dropbox is very easy to install and saved me a lot of headaches from losing USB flashdrives and emailing myself all these huge files. I installed dropbox on my MacBook Pro first then installed it on two of my work computers, both in different offices.

I can now work, save files and update files from all three of these computers without worrying about multiple files, which file is the most updated and if I emailed myself the file.

 

How Dropbox works:

  1. Create Dropbox account on dropbox.com
  2. Install Dropbox for FREE on all of the computers you need to share files from.
  3. Share files between computers with a folder put on your desktop via dropbox.com
  4. Dropbox automatically SYNCS files! Most important!

 

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Worried about your computer crashing with all your files? All your files are also saved on dropbox.com! I used to be worried about that as well, but with Dropbox, you really don’t have to! [Don’t I sound like a saleswoman??]

It really is safe and increases efficiency in the work place and in your home. I recommend this to anyone and everyone who constantly worries about files or emailing files all the time and it WORKS! For Mac, PC, iPhone, etc… you don’t have to worry about your files and documents.

 

Watch this video, it will help explain more:

 

Helpful links:

Step-by-step how to use Dropbox from download to file sharing – via Business Insider

How to use Dropbox for iPhone or iPod Touch – via How-To-Geek

 

 

12 thoughts on “Working from multiple computers? You NEED Dropbox!

  1. Dropbox + a networked tablet are a freelancer’s best friend.

    Last Wednesday, I was driving back from a few days of business in Raleigh and got tired of the road. I pulled into a rest area, opened my files up from Dropbox on my tablet(with mobile keyboard and running mobile office) and worked for about an hour and a half.

    When I’m not on the road, I spend 2-3 mornings each week working from a local coffee shop on my laptop.

    I love being able to work from virtually anywhere and know the files will be accessible on my primary work machine back in my home office – without having to email copies back and forth (which results in having 10+ versions of the same document on multiple machines).

  2. Dropbox + a networked tablet are a freelancer’s best friend.
    Last Wednesday, I was driving back from a few days of business in Raleigh and got tired of the road. I pulled into a rest area, opened my files up from Dropbox on my tablet(with mobile keyboard and running mobile office) and worked for about an hour and a half.
    When I’m not on the road, I spend 2-3 mornings each week working from a local coffee shop on my laptop.
    I love being able to work from virtually anywhere and know the files will be accessible on my primary work machine back in my home office – without having to email copies back and forth (which results in having 10+ versions of the same document on multiple machines).

  3. Dropbox is great for working on University/work computers that have better programs than your own computer! I use it for implementing InDesign into my work.

  4. Dropbox is great for working on University/work computers that have better programs than your own computer! I use it for implementing InDesign into my work.

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