Dropbox – managing your files remotely

Picture me this:

You’re working hard on a project at the office, but you get pulled out to an off-site meeting. You have to arrive early at the site to ensure you don’t get stuck in traffic or some other issue, yet the meeting won’t start for another half-hour. You’d like to read through what you’ve done so far to review it, but don’t have access to it on the road. So you spend a half hour playing Angry Birds instead of being productive.

Whether it’s on the road, at home, or simply at another computer, it can be a real pain when you’re not able to access your files. Luckily, we have a solution for you, and it’s free. It can be accessed via Mac or PC, and it’s intuitive and easy to use. It stores back versions of your files, and has a web app, desktop app, and phone and tablet apps.

Dropbox is a free cloud-based storage solution that allows you and your team members (whoever you give access to) to access documents and files from any computer, phone, or tablet. It’s relatively secure (as secure as your password ever is) and you can access your files from virtually anywhere with an internet connection.

I have used Dropbox in conjunction with several different projects at once for 2-3 years now, and it’s done everything I needed it to. It can be very useful for working on a single project with multiple team members, or just yourself wanting to access files remotely.

We definitely recommend checking out this free resource for your remote work!