By Hrayr Galoyan
I stumbled upon DropBox a couple of years ago and life has never been the same again. OK, that was an exaggeration, but DropBox did make my life easier. I don’t have to think about backing up important files anymore, and it is also very useful for sharing files with clients, colleagues, and friends. It is totally transparent and unobtrusive in use, and platform independent, which is important for me because I am a Mac fan, and most of my colleagues and clients use Windows.
Once installed, DropBox creates a new folder, called, surprisingly enough, “DropBox”. Anything you place in that folder is automatically synchronized with their cloud based storage. It happens in the background, so there is no delay whatsoever in opening and saving files. The files are still local to you. Here is how the DropBox folder looks on my laptop.
I use DropBox to:
1. Backup On-line.
2. Synchronize files between my devices.
3. Share files with clients, colleagues, and friends.
As I mentioned, any file placed in the DropBox ...