Alright so there’s this nifty new software program going around that I recently was told about (props to my sister for actually being ahead of me in technology for once).  It’s called Dropbox and is actually pretty cool.  It’s a program that allows you to store documents-no more emailing to yourself or zipdrives! Think of it as a File City (for you Brockport kids) that you have more control over and is more reliable.

All you have to do is download the program onto whatever computers you use and create your account.  After that, as long as you save the file into the Dropbox program, it’ll be on any of those computers when you need it.

Some cool features with Dropbox is that it automatically creates a backup file that is saved online, you can invite others to be able to see files (think how easy group power points or reports would be!), it automatically syncs when changes are made to the file, so once it’s uploaded you’re good to go, and finally….there’s an app for it.  So say you’re sitting on the bus, when you suddenly get an amazing idea for a story.  Instead of frantically looking for a pen, type it out on your “Notes” section of your ipod (if you have a touch or iphone), and you can automatically send it to all of your computers without having to deal with emails, a great thing especially if you have the touch and your email isn’t automatically synced to the ipod.  Better yet, the app is free! And we all love free stuff!

Speaking of free, the program is free to download and comes with 2GB of space for you to use for whatever files you want.  If you need more than that, it goes up to $9.99/month and $19.99/per month for larger amounts of gigs.

So why not check it out? It’s free, it’s easy, and it will save you loads of time in the end!