Last month I had bad luck with computers. My power chord on my main computer died, so I bought a new one which also burned out. No power chord basically meant that my computer was virtually useless. I decided to switch to an iMac. The reason for this was actually convenience. My dad had an iMac I bought him a couple of years ago that he was no longer using since I got him an iphone.
Losing the ability to use your computer or having a computer die makes you think about your files. I keep all of my important files backed up on an external hard drive, but that can also die. I finally decided what I needed was a place online to store my files. That way I would have the ability to access them regardless of what computer I was using or where I was.
I wasn’t actually looking for a place to keep all of my files, but just a few select ones that I didn’t want to loose.
I looked at a few different sites, and finally decided on Dropbox for two reasons. One, it had applications on available on many platforms. Two, you start out with 2GB of space, but get an additional 250mb of space (up to 10Gb) for every person that you refer. Not a bad deal.
The user interface is also good. Dropbox shows up as a folder and whatever you put into it gets uploaded to your Dropbox file.
So here is my referral link to Dropbox. If you use this link we both get an additional 250mb of space.
Once you sign up, please feel free to comment on how you like it or don’t. Also, feel free to comment if you have found a better service.