Ok I never advertise programs,etc or anything, I'm a software/gadget nuts and lately I've lately been using Dropbox, and while I can't help but to praise how awesome it is.Dropbox.com
It's basically a computer to computer file sync program but much more. There've been a lot of similar program, even windows had one, but none that came close to Dropbox IMO
Basically to give an overview, it'll set up a directory in one computer and whatever u throw in there will be uploaded to the server and sync across any other computer that is set up. For those that uses USB, or transfer file from work to home or computer to computer, it's extremely useful. I haven't even touched my USB key for a while.
The way it syncs file is EXTREMELY fast (I have no idea how they even do it so fast）
Other cool features that makes it top notch:
It saves the files online so you can access it anywhere with the web interface. Good for portfolio, and all kinds of files, like... contact...anything.File Syncing
- Let's say you have a 1000KB JPG file, and you edit it a bit and resaved, instead of reuploading/syncing 1000KB, it'll automatically find the difference and only upload like... 15KB and sync.
More stuff you can use the sync for would be small programs that has a database, for example I have a program that I store all my contact with, and I use to have to carry it on USB and only edit that so all my contact stay in place. Now I throw it into Dropbox and it just syncs with all the computer,etc. It works with doc files, excel,etcFile sharing
- Ok, let's say you need to send your friend a bunch of MP3, instead of attaching it to email,etc. Drag the files into Dropbox directory, it'll sync online, then you right click the file and you can "get web link" it'll give you a internet link that you can just paste into the email (or msn),etc and they can download the file. or if it's a JPG,etc.File sharing 2
- Similar to MSN, you can create folders with ur friends that uses Dropbox and drag files in and it'll sync with their folder,etc.REVISION HISORY
- Ok this was what really saved me, for anything you have in the dropbox, if it's deleted, revised, or ANYTHING, you can recover older versions anytime. I had a PSD file in the dropbox that I was working on, I finished it, accidentally resized it small and saved.... uh oh.. I had no other copies... luckily with the revision histories... I just clicked and it gave me back an older version that I saved. It'd work for when PSD crash and it corrupts the PSD file... just get back an older version of the same file!
Best of all it's FREE - You get 2GIG space free.
Either way, this program's super useful, maybe cuz it saved my ass with the PSD, but try it!
You can check out the Screencast video HERE