With the number of faculty carrying around flash drives, it’s important to be aware of alternative services that can backup your files online. Dropbox is a secure online file backup service that allots you 2gb of freespace and up to 100gb of space if you choose to pay for the service.
As an online file backup service Dropbox is great because it can be accessed through any web browser, via the account you create, or an application that runs on numerous platforms including: iPhone, iPad, Android, Linux, Windows, and Mac. This means you will be able to backup files from pretty much computer or electronic device.
Dropbox also allows you to upload any file type and there is no size limit on the files you upload. You can even have Dropbox sync directly to specific folders on your computer. In addition to the sync feature, Dropbox allows you to create shared folders and invite users to access or upload files to them.
Overall, if you have been looking for a way to avoid carrying around a flash drive or backup your files Dropbox may be a useful tool for you.