Dropbox Secure backup, sync and sharing made easy.

Image by DropBox
Image by DropBox

I was reading a post over on LifeHacker about some the Top 10 Ubuntu downloads and one of the applications they mentioned was Dropbox. I’d seen the name around before but hadn’t gotten around to trying it yet. So I decided it was time.

It’s pretty good. If you use Windows, Ubuntu or Red Hat you can install a client that basically creates a new folder in your Documents or My Documents folder. This folder is actually a kind of ‘web folder’. Anything you put in this folder, that appears to be on your desktop, is actually copied up to the web.

When you go to another computer that also has the dropbox client installed on it and setup with your account, will be able to access the same document(s). I found it sort of like using a USB key, but easier. I can simple copy a file into my dropbox at work and then access the same file at home, without having to search for the USB key in my bag, plug it in, navigate to the drive, etc, etc, etc.

If for some reason you can’t install the client, you can still access it via the web page, which also works well from an iPhone/iTouch for view the documents.

Have you tried DropBox? What do you think?

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