Things to remember:
software. I apologize if this sounds like a bad infomercial at 2AM.
multiple computers that need to share files, Dropbox solves the file sharing and backup problems. I would not call myself ‘tuned-in’. If there is some other program out there that does this and then some, by all means, tell me I’m behind the times.
little icon sits in my task bar. I’ve got files on my home PC like my Eagle projects, my excel files, my docs, and my various collections of C code. So I drag and drop these into a folder on my C: drive, a folder called ‘My Dropbox’. Simple enough.
a folder on my C: drive called ‘My Dropbox’ and it’s got all the files that my home PC had.
home? From my work PC? Do I need to login to some website? Nope. It’s just another file on my local machine. Dropbox defines seamless.
to be able to layout a PCB at home, and then be able to quickly and easily access that file from work. Neither machine has to be on. (Ok, so the one I’m sitting in front of is on…)
greatest netbook ever). I can edit board layouts, work on code, you name it and it’s happily sitting in my Dropbox synchronizing itself to the other machines (work, home, portable). Before Dropbox I cannot tell you how many un-reconciled files I had between machines. A version here, a picture there…
died. It contained firmware of which he had not emailed, copied, or otherwise backed up for 6 months (bad Pete!). I don’t care if it’s a picture of your couch - if you lose it, it hurts. Dropbox is my hedge against hard drive failure. Dropbox has redundancy and security. All three of my machines do not (RAID nothing).
fair. I don’t need it yet, but I’m happy to pay once I do. Mmmm, the koolaid tastes good here.