The Proofreader's Parlour
A blog for editors, proofreaders and writers
There are many reasons to use Dropbox, but my favourite is as a backup tool. Anything in your secure online Dropbox account is available to you wherever you are and on whichever terminal you're using.
I've blogged in the past about the importance of getting into the habit of saving and backing up your onscreen work frequently. When marking up onscreen I save every change I make. If I leave my desk I back up the file onto a memory stick. And I make a further full system backup once a month onto a separate hard drive. Overly cautious? Me? Perhaps, but I learned the hard way.
These days I keep any file I'm actively working on in Dropbox, so that the recently saved version is always safe and available to me, even if my computer turns to dust. You get 2GB free which is more than enough for most, and it works for Windows and Mac users.
To sign up for Dropbox, click here.
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