I use Dropbox every single day. We are homies. We hang out at home, at school, sometimes even on my iPad. It has really become an invaluable tool for me. Dropbox is a "cloud" storage program that allows you to save your documents in a Dropbox folder. With an easy installation, you can access any file from any computer. The program keeps your files synced and accessible from any computer. All through grad school, I was saving to a thumb drive, emailing myself, and finally using Google Docs, but I always had multiple versions of files that were getting mixed up, then I found Dropbox. I put all of my "teaching files" into my folder and I can easily access any of them from my school desktop or laptop without having to use an external hard drive. I especially love that I can move freely between my home desktop (in the office) and my laptop (usually in front of the TV).
As a new Dropbox user, you start with 2GB of free space. You can earn more space by inviting others (250MB for each invitee that downloads the program and they get extra space, too!) or purchase more space, but 2GB has been great for me so far. My grade level team and I have also started to use Dropbox and Shared Folders to share documents with one another and it has been wonderful. It's nice to know that we all have access to the most current version of important documents.
Oh, and I almost forgot... Dropbox retains all previous versions of saved files for up to 30 days!
Leave a comment if you would like an invite so we can both get the 250MB of extra space!
Do you use Dropbox?
p.s. This is not a paid endorsement for Dropbox. I just really, really love it. :)