Using the free version of GetDropBox has been seamless, and we’ve been using it more and more.
Today I upgraded our GetDropBox account today to the 50Gb version. When you consider it is only $10/mth to get 50Gb of replicated, offsite storage … it isn’t a tough call.
Our dropbox has simplified our business in three main ways:
- we keep our business expense records on a drop box folder, shared with our book keeper. Most of our business records are electronic anyway, and we scan anything else. This simplifies our account keeping process, and also means we have an offsite backup of all our business records.
- we create new dropbox folders to share project files with clients – we find it is the easiest way for clients to send us images, video or audio.
- we are now going to manage our internal job files on dropbox.
With our premium upgrade, I also included the versioned backup option (Packrat). That means if we change a file a few times or delete it, we can always go back to any of the prior versions. This is something that Apple has solved with Time Machine, but only in the one location. With our dropbox, we get versioned backup accessible from all our business locations.
GetDropBox are well on the way to providing the internet version of the shared LAN drive / file server – with backup rolled in.
It is really useful software that can simplify the way you do business online.