If you love technology as much as I do then I will assume you are no stranger to the most excellent site Life Hacker, (sorry: this isn’t a post about MS’s new search engine Bing; “bings” just fit the Sound of Music omage better than “hacks”). My favorite thing that they issue each year is their Life Hacker Pack: List of Essential Downloads (Mac & PC). As a bi-computator (PC by day and Mac by choice) this comprehensive little list of life-hacks is true a blessing. The nugget from this pile of gold that has been my savior as I begin my role as community manager of Martindale Hubbell Connected, “the global network for legal professionals,” has been Drop Box.
The way it works is simple:
- Register for Drop Box through the link above (this will make me eligible for a space upgrade, another sweet perk of this site – free space for getting friends to join!)
- Basic idea: an online storage space that can synchronize folder on whatever computer you are using
- 2GB of storage are free, but you can earn an extra free 1GB through referrals, or purchase more space (up to 100GB for $20 per month or $200 per year)
- Save files in the Drop Box folder on your computer and when you log in from another computer, such as your trusty Mac, the folders will update with your changes from the other machine (no more confusing USB keys or emailing yourself files)
Check out all of the other life hacks posted, but this one is by far my favorite.