Monday, February 4, 2013

Drop Box

Dropbox - Secure backup, sync and sharing made easy.
Do you Drop Box?  I personally don't know why I waited so long!  

I've wondered about it since September, but finally took the time to figure it all out on Friday!  Oh how it makes my life easier!  Gone is the memory stick I used to lug back and forth between home and school!  Gone is the carting of my laptop between home and school (this is only possible because we got new - fast desktops in our rooms!)  Gone is my ridiculous looking walk around the school as I search for a printer signal from my iphone to the printopia app on our secretaries computer!  

Now I can work where I want, save it to drop box and PRINT when I get to work where I have a printer!  Yay!!!  

What is it?  Well it's an app you can install on your ipad or iphone for free.  You also download the program onto any computers you want to use it with.  You do need to set up an account, which is basically your email and a password.  This gets you 2.5 GB of free space in your drop box.  You can then save "drop" your photos, pdf files, word documents and even mimio lesson files into the dropbox folder.  Once it's in the folder you can access anything in the folder from any device you have linked to your drop box!  You can also log in online and access your stuff from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access!  

Drop box also has some cool features like share folders where you can collaborate and share files with others that you have invited into the drop box.  
I am excited to use it more and learn all of what it has to offer.  So far it has me impressed!