August 04, 2009

Another unexpected use for Dropbox

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I’ve been using a free Dropbox account for a while now, as a backup mechanism for some of my important stuff from both work and home. With only 2GB of storage I couldn’t hold everything in there but it was still very useful. A little while ago I finally decided it made sense to upgrade to a 50GB account and use it to backup my digital photo collection and some other stuff. I don’t take a huge number of photos so 50GB was more than enough. I’ve also ended up putting my iTunes library in there.

And that’s where this new use comes in. As well as copying and synchronising files between my various PCs, it makes them all available via a web interface so you can get to them from anywhere. There’s also a nice iPhone optimised version of its website. So, now I’ve got access to my entire iTunes library via Dropbox, even those tracks I don’t sync to the phone itself. Obviously I need a working data connection, and it only plays a track at a time, but still it turns out to be very useful.

Dropbox already provide a nice interface for viewing photos via the iPhone web site. I wonder if they could provide a nicer interface to music, too?

If you fancy trying dropbox, even with just a free account, drop me an email and I’ll send you an invite. You can sign up directly but doing it through an invite gets both of us some extra space for free…

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  1. Sue

    I don’t think it would be my cup of tea, I’m not very techno minded. On waking this morning I was launched into a James Blunt CD, part of someone else’s hand-picked selection. Enveloped in the simplicity of his music, I was able to come to the edge of appreciating it for the first time in a way I’ve never allowed myself before. Although “Goodbye My Love” is painful in a way you’re not sure you want it to be.

    04 Aug 2009, 10:18

  2. Sue

    I also like the idea of “Goodbye my lover, goodbye my friend. You have been the one for me>” I’m not so sure about “My life is brilliant, my life is great” I’m not sure whether he’s being sarcastic or not.”
    Tags: James Blunt, Back to Bedlam.

    06 Aug 2009, 22:57

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