I just discovered Dropbox a couple months ago. I was looking for free backup for my computer and read someone’s blog that mentioned they were using Dropbox. Since they give you 2GB of free online backup I decided to give it a try. The service has been working great for me. After installing Dropbox I just drug the files and folders I wanted to backup to the Dropbox folder. This made them available both on my computer and online at the Dropbox website. The feature I like even more is the ability to sync files between my two laptops. Now it doesn’t matter if I am using my computer or my wife’s computer, since I have Dropbox installed on both I can access all my documents from either computer. This is helpful when I am scanning documents for my wife. I scan them on computer and then put them in the Dropbox and my wife has the files she needs on her computer. Before I would have had to save them to a USB drive and then take that drive to the other computer and download the needed files off the drive. Dropbox is much easier. Also, as long as I’m connected to the internet my files are automatically backed up when I save them to Dropbox or when I edit them in the Dropbox folder.
This is not a paid post and does not contain any affiliate links. They do provide me some incentive for referring new people to Dropbox though. Currently for everyone you refer who joins and installs Dropbox, they will give you both 250 MB of bonus space (up to a limit of 8 GB). If you are interested in Dropbox please use my Dropbox referral link.