A week or so ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a program called “dropbox”. Although I don’t know everything about it yet, it’s a great way to backup files on the “cloud” as well as share items with your friends or even people you don’t know. You can easily share folders with other Dropbox users. From their and your point of view it behaves like the file is locally on your computer (and whoever else it’s shared with). Naturally, you can also share these files with yourself on several computers. Really great tool, and has kept me from using my thumbdrive as much.
You can use their 2 GB service for free (which I do and really like) or you can upgrade to 50 or 100 gigabytes if that’s not enough. You’ll have to pay $9.99 or $19.99 per month for this larger storage. If you’d like to try it, use my referral link here and you’ll get an extra 250 MB free! Think about how much money 250 MB of storage would have been worth in 1990. No need to thank me though, I get 250 extra MB too!
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Update: I’ve used this program to help transfer files around to my CNC router, so check that out here!