Best Product: Dropbox, File Storage/Syncing Simplified

Best Product: Dropbox, File Storage/Syncing Simplified

Anthony Nguyen
May 26, 2009

Lookin' for one of the easiest and most robust online file storage programs out there right now? If dragging and dropping is your thing, you might want to check out Dropbox, a new worry-free approach to the ever increasingly complex task of syncing files between multiple computers.

It's still in beta for now, but who knows when they'll start charging for all that free space. Jump on it now!

While not nearly as robust as other paid services for online file storage, syncing, and collaboration (MobileMe immediately comes to mind), Dropbox's simple, yet innovative features allow the process to be so easy, we're surprised we didn't check it out until recently.

After installing the small app, an icon appears on your taskbar that provides immediate access to your Dropbox. By opening up the "My Dropbox" folder, you can easily sync, store, and share any file you want simply by dragging and dropping a file into the folder. It automatically syncs in the background, notifies you with a small checkmark when it's done, and from there, you can go ahead and access the file via any platform (PC or Mac) with an internet connection, even without the app installed.

Pretty nifty, eh? I bet a video will make it even more convincing. Check it out and let us know if it has helped you improve your own work flow! You can grab Dropbox over here (you get an extra 250MB via our referral link - hurrah!). Or, go Pro with 50GB or 100GB of fully synchronized data for a cheap rate of $10 or $20 per month.

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