Access And Share All Your Files From Multiple Device Wherever You Are
The emergence of handheld devices as a means to store, create and edit files and documents means we can access and share information pretty much wherever we are at any given time. The downside is that with multiple devices it can often be confusing as to which files are stored where. As an iPad user it would be reasonable to assume that you also own a multimedia mobile phone, a lap top computer and very possibly a desktop computer as well.
All of these will be crammed full of your files, documents and information. Some will have been created on the computer, some will have been copied from another device via wifi or a memory stick while you may have various files kicking around in your emails. The problem is it’s hard to keep track of what’s where at any given time. Furthermore, if you want to ensure you have access to all your files from all your devices then every time you create a new document or upload a new set of photos for example, you need to manually transfer them across to all you devices either by emailing them or some other file transfer method. This can be laborious and unreliable. What you really need is some kind of centralized folder. A folder that appears on all your devices and what ever you put in it immediately appears across all those devices without the need for any manual copying or transfer.
And so we come to Dropbox, which does exactly that. The perfect way to sync your files across all your different storage devices. It enables you to view, documents such as photos and videos and even save them directly from your device’s camera into your drop box to be immediately shared.
You can then email or cut and paste links to your files and send them to friends for quick and simple file sharing.
How it actually works is everything you put into your drop box is automatically uploaded to a server and then pulled in from any of your other drop boxes whenever you access them. You just need to download the client for each of your devices. You can even access your files if you don’t have any of your devices on you. All you need is access to the internet. Go to the Dropbox website, sign in and away you go.
The only real drawback of Dropbox at the moment is the inability to share whole folders. You have to tag files individually which can be a pain when there are a lot of them. Other than that this a brilliant app that provides a great way to organize and back up your files.