Every time I upgrade my phone or change devices, I start panicking a little. Okay, I panic a lot. I think about the absolute worse thing that could happen: I lose all of my pictures.
I take a lot of pictures, if you follow me on Instagram, you are probably shaking your head in agreement right now. What can I say? I think my daughters are way too awesome not to share with the world. Seriously! Just look at this:
So, I found a solution to my fear of losing my pictures- Dropbox
Dropbox is a free service (mine is free up to 6.2GB and they have very reasonable packages for more space) that will upload your photos from your phone or laptop/desktop automatically or if you initiate it.
By doing this, you are saving your photos, videos, songs and files to a server that you can access anywhere. I have Dropbox on my phone, tablet and laptop and find it super convenient.
I love that I can share my pictures and files to people easily. The girls’ grandparents, my grandpa and their aunts and uncles and Hubs can all have access to my photos. This is awesome as I don’t have to email each one separately. It also helps them decide which cute pictures they want to print out.
You might ask me what they difference between using something like Dropbox and an external hard drive is. Good question!
The truth is, any data that is contained solely in one physical place can be lost or destroyed. Just ask my poor friend Bill who lost his entire external hard drive including 150,000 songs and all of his photos when it fell less than 3 feet off of his desk. The cost to try and retrieve his data is very high and there is no guarantee it’s going to work.
My worst nightmare!!
I also use Dropbox to keep track of my passwords and retrieve them everywhere I am. This comes on handy a lot. I may be a tad forgetful at times.
We use Dropbox for teams at Kick Point as well. This way, we can access our files and proposals from the office, home or client sites. It’s a great small business solution.
So, go download Dropbox and let me know how you like it. You might end up thanking me later.
I was not paid for this blog post, I just really like Dropbox. If they would like to have me represent them, I would gladly take their money.