by Carlene Masker, a technology blogger working with Buyverizon Telco Services
Dropbox came in the form of a ray of sunshine… an answer to everyone’s prayer. Especially if you’re the kind of person who, like me, tends to misplace her ‘important-files-containing’ USB stick quite often. Let me paint you a picture here. You’re called for an interview and being in the creative field you obviously have to display your ‘digital-portfolio’ on a USB (Duh!). So, on the said interview day, your alarm fails to ring and you wake up late only to have to rush through your morning routine. Run out that door. Search for a cab. Rattle off the address promising him a generous tip if he drives like a rally racer and gets you there ASAP. You reach the said destination. You’re ushered in to meet the Creative Head. And that’s when you remember that you left your USB at home. That’s exactly when you need Dropbox.
We’ve all had those days when in our haste we forget our files at home, in a taxi, or elsewhere, with no way of getting to them when you really need to.
Dropbox was created for just such moments in life.
Dropbox’s basically ‘cloud storage’ software that allows one to save as many files as they like on it, and access it from any other device too.
In other words, all one needs to do is to create an account in Dropbox. This will create a folder in your computer, wherein you can store all your important files.
These files can be accessed from any other device (including Smartphones) simply by logging into your Dropbox account.
So if ever you misplace your USB, you can always access your files through Dropbox.
Recently, Dropbox has decided to get more into the mobile arena by creating a bunch of apps.
These will enable everyone to not even require a personal computer to access their files.
Just your mobile would do, and we all know that that is one thing most of us rarely forget.
Right now, Dropbox for Android is still in its experimentation phase but it has launched a Beta version of the app for Android.
This Beta app is constantly going through modifications, resulting in Dropbox creating an entire beta channel for its various features.
One can simply download the app and select the ‘early releases’ option to get constant updates.
Downloading it from sources other than downloading from the Play Store here, would have this setting activated by default.
This time around, Dropbox has launched a new feature, wherein one can share, organise, or delete multiple photos at the same time.
Of course, the Android app isn’t the only one. There are separate versions for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and even the RIM BlackBerry.
But the Beta is just one of the many before its final launch sometime in the near future.
Let’s hope it’s soon. I can’t afford to face any more ‘misplaced-files’ scenarios, any more.
Viva la Dropbox.
Carlene Masker is a technology enthusiast who is fond of writing helpful tips and fresh tidbits of information about the different fields in technology and innovation. She is currently working with Buyverizon Telco Services where you can find the latest information on Verizon internet.