How I Work - Dropbox

Last time I posted, I talked a bit about how I use an iOS app called Mailbox. Today, I'm going to discuss a few ways I use Dropbox.


Dropbox is so universally used that I hesitated writing a post for it. However, it is so ingrained into what I do at work that I would be remiss if I didn't include it. Dropbox is a very popular file syncing app that, once installed, creates a folder that it then syncs to the web and any other computer you have Dropbox installed and linked to your account. It also does file backups, after a fashion, keeping files a few revisions back.

One of the best things I like about Dropbox is it frees me from the worry of having all my data on one computer--as a tech, I am well aware of the ramifications of a hard drive failing, and this helps me sleep at night, knowing all my data is safe and sound in the cloud and synced to all my devices.

From a security standpoint, there has been a few issues with Dropbox accounts being hacked in the past, so definitely do your research prior to diving into using Dropbox for all your sensitive data.

Head over to and try it out if you haven't already!

Next Time

I'm planning on getting a bit more geeky and discussing Putty, a great little SSH/Telnet tool for us Windows OS users.


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