Dropbox

  superhoops 00:15 16 Feb 2009
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I have been trying out a program called Dropbox
click here. If you have 2 computers at home, or maybe one at work and one at home this is a brilliant way to keep your files synchronised. If you are away from your pc;'s you can access your files that you have put in yr dropbox from any pc with internet access. Is also useful to share photos or if you want to put a screenshot on this forum this saves having to upload it to Photobucket, the program will supply a public weblink. Its free and for me is the most useful piece of free software I can remember.
Hope this info is of use to someone

  Forum Editor 00:56 16 Feb 2009

that superhoops is a regular forum member, and is not spamming us with this information.

  superhoops 01:00 16 Feb 2009

F.E I suppose it does look like that. Just that I have found this program so useful I wanted to pass it on.

  Forum Editor 01:11 16 Feb 2009

to Microsoft's Live Spaces, or Microsoft Office Live Workspace (which I use a lot).

The Live Workspace allows me to upload thousands of files to my own secure workspace and access them from any computer, anywhere in the world. I can also share documents with other people, create notes online, and generally work with my files wherever I am, without the need to carry any files around with me. I can use a 'bare' laptop, so if it's lost or stolen nobody has access to my data.

The workspace is free to home and business users of Microsoft Office, but business accounts get the added facility of a web-site design tool, plus various extras - some of which are free and some that you have to pay for.

Dropbox works in a similar way, but what concerns me slightly about the service is this, in their terms and conditions of use (their caps, not mine):

YOU CONSENT TO ALLOW DROPBOX TO ACCESS YOUR COMPUTER TO ACCESS ANY FILES THAT ARE PLACED IN THE 'MY DROPBOX,' 'DROPBOX' FOLDERS, AND/OR ANY OTHER FOLDER WHICH YOU CHOOSE TO LINK TO DROPBOX

  superhoops 07:48 16 Feb 2009

I take your point about the conditions. For me, however, there is nothing that I would worry about if someone else accessed it.I use it mainly for keeping my "Acemoney" program up to date on both the desktop and laptop ( the file is password protected) and EssentialPim synchronized on both.
What I find particularly handy is that you don't have to access your files from the web(although you can if you are not using your own pc's). I have both programs save automatically to the Dropbox folder on the pc's and then the updated file is there in the Dropbox on the other pc's desktop immediately.

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