Fly Gracefully describes the usefulness of the free tool, dropbox.com.
It’s not new, but some folks may not be aware of it, it’s like having a hard drive full of data anywhere you go. The young’ins call
Dropbox shows up as a folder on my desktop. I place a file in there. It uploads it to dropbox land. I go to dropbox on my phone or nook and download the file and transfer it where I need it.
Dropbox will let you alone have access to files, or let you share files as well which is great for passing along powerpoint presentations that are too large to email. It’s also a handy place to keep travel documents like copies of passports. I’ve long kept scanned copies on my laptop, but this is great because my laptop could die mid-trip. Alright, the odds of that happening on the same trip as my passport is lost are stolen are low. But what if my passport and laptop are stolen?
Fly Gracefully outlines the ways you can earn additional storage for free, on top of the basic account level.
•Sign up via a referral link (extra 250 MB) – Here’s Mine http://db.tt/YLtSueV
•Complete steps such as the tour to become a “Dropbox guru” (extra 250MB)
•Connect Dropbox to social media (up to 640MB) – http://www.dropbox.com/free
•Register .edu email address (extra 500MB) http://www.dropbox.com/edu
•Refer other users (extra 250MB each)
•Refer fellow students (extra 500MB each) – dropbox.com/edu
You can also use my referral link if you’d like, but no worries if not! Nice that referring and being referred both earn extra storage.
Contra Grace, I think that if you register a .edu address then anyone you refer – not just students – will earn you 500 megs of storage apiece rather than the standard 250 megs.