I got frustrated by the unreliability of IU’s shared drive in the fall. I also got tired of forgetting files at home or work when I needed them at the other location. So I took the plunge and set up a Dropbox account. I can now store all of my files on Dropbox and not worry about bringing them with me everytime I go home. I downloaded the desktop application to my work computer and personal laptop, which automatically synchs any updates and keeps me from having to go to dropbox.com every time I want to access a file. This works well for personal and homework files; I doubt it would be advisable for anything proprietary or confidential.
Next week, I’ll show how I set up version control in my Dropbox so that I have version control on all my programming files.