Ok, this isn’t anything new but I was just thinking about how useful it is. It is called Dropbox. It could be as simple as an offline file backup… pretty boring, right? Wrong.
A backup might be how you use it if you just have one computer. I have three computers (two Macs and a Windows box) and an iPhone. I use Dropbox to keep client files and other frequently accessed files (like my resume) available and up-to-date on each machine. Once it is setup (which is super-easy), Dropbox will check each install location and your secure folder on their web storage for newer files and either add them to the folders on each machine or replace older versions with the new one. It is seamless. You don’t have to think about it. It just works. That is the beauty of it.
You can also access your files on a computer where you might not have dropbox installed via their website and if you have an iPhone, there is a Dropbox app that adds even more functionality… both also super-easy.
There are three levels of service. The free account gives you 2 gigs of storage. For $9.99/month you can shoot up to 50GB a $19.99 gets you 100GB.