Synchronizing Files with Dropbox

The Affinity Law Office Technology Blog recently posted about Dropbox, a site that allows you to backup, share, and synchronize your files online.

The post explained:

Once installed, the software creates a Dropbox folder on your desktop.  Simply drag files you want to sync with another computer to the Dropbox folder.

Here’s how it works:

  • Drag and drop to move files around, just like you normally would
  • Any files or folders inside Dropbox will get synchronized to Dropbox’s servers and any other computer linked to your account.
  • Green checkmarks will appear on top of your files to let you know that they’re synced and up to date.

Dropbox provides up to 2GB of storage for free. Larger amounts are available for a monthly fee. The feature that I love about this service is the synchronization. There are a variety of services that allow you to store documents online for retrival anywhere. This service not only allows you to store them, but it also synchronizes the files and lets you when when they have been synchronized. This means that you don’t have to worry about keeping track of which version of the docuent is the most recent.

If you are looking for a way to synchronize your files, you might want to check Dropbox out.