I’ve recently discovered Dropbox and I love it.

For free, Dropbox allows me to easily backup my most important files and access my home computer files from anywhere. Dropbox acts like an external disk drive only it lives somewhere else on the internet — and won’t be destroyed if my house catches on fire.

Install the software onto your Mac or PC and then drag files form your computer to the Dropbox and they’ll instantly sycn into your online Dropbox. With your normal programs on your computer, you can open and modify files in your Dropbox and after you save them, they’ll immediately transfer back out to your Dropbox.

You can access your Dropbox from any computer where you have the Dropbox software installed, or if you’re on a public computer, you can log into your Dropbox account from a web browser. There is also a Dropbox iPhone app so you can access your files from an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Dropbox offers 2GB of secured online storage for free. If you need more space than that, they have an account with 50GB of storage for $9.99 per month and another with 100GB of storage for $19.99 per month. The video below explains Dropbox in plain english.

Some of Dropbox’s security and privacy features are after the jump:

  • All transmission of file data and metadata occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL).
  • All files stored on Dropbox servers are encrypted (AES-256) and are inaccessible without your account password.
  • Dropbox website and client software have been hardened against attacks from hackers.
  • Dropbox employees are not able to view any user’s files.

This is NOT a sponsored post. I just love Dropbox.

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