Dropbox rules
    By T. Ryan Gregory | August 6th 2010 03:17 PM | 4 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    I love Dropbox. I use it to back up and synchronize all my important files, and it has pretty much replaced my need for external hard drives and USB keys. I also use it to share specific folders with co-authors or students so that any changes they make or files they add are synchronized automatically across everyone's computer. I also don't have to worry about updating all the files on my laptop before traveling -- as long as I will have an internet connection while away, all my files will be updated.
    If you haven't tried Dropbox yet, you really should. And, if you decide to, go ahead and use this referral link -- it will give both of us some bonus storage space free.


    I use it too, but so far just for files I want between home and work. Are you using the free service, or have you needed to go the the pay service?

    T Ryan Gregory
    I use the paid service, which gives me 50Gb of space. 

    Hank -- it's online as a backup, but the files are synced on your actual desktop.  Ok, so if the server goes down it won't synchronize, but you won't lose anything.
    I have heard about it enough I am going to give it a shot.  I always worry about being too dependent on a web tool because I am the only one I know who can keep his site running forever and not notice.     Maybe Google, too.
    Binfer is a great option to send large files directly from computer to computer, without uploading to a server. You can send hundreds of files of any size with a simple drag and drop. Binfer will manage the transfers with auto resumes, encryption, notifications etc. Check it out: