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Old 07-11-2014, 09:29 PM   #11
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Dropbox also lets you sync up phones pads and computers, and you can also share folders with friends. A lot of times if I take a picture of something and want to send a buddy of mine, it's faster to dropbox it than email it. I "drop it" in my shared folder, then I have a copy from any device and he gets it too.

I have friends who are evernote fans, there are days I think I'm not organized enough to use it Dropbox lets me store things for me or send stuff back and forth to friends all from the same app. Evernote may do that too, I just haven't looked.


I took my road test today and as the test administrator was finishing up he said "Oh, I have to go back outside, I didn't write down your plate number." I grabbed my phone, popped up a pic of the plate and said "Here ya go."


I probably started doing this with things like airport parking spaces and rental car license plates. It's proven valuable over and over with the RV. I've dropbox'd any PDF owners manual I've used online, and continue to build the photo library as I go. I'm the first to admit there's zero organization to it, beyond "It's in the RV folder."

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Old 07-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #12
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I have downloaded all available PDFs or other files onto my tablet and my phone, and scanned in manuals or info not readily available. However, I keep them on the phone and tablet. The info does not take that much space on either device.
I also scan in and store all my dog's vet information (shots, visits, etc.) Which helped a lot when I had to take my dog to a vet in WY.
Screen shot of dog's file folder...


Cloud based storage is nice, if you have access to the cloud.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:58 PM   #13
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Cloud based storage is nice, if you have access to the cloud.
Actually, I agree with the spirit of this comment. With Dropbox, you wind up with the best of both worlds (I don't speak to the others mentioned because I don't know the in's and out's.) Whatever device I'm using, whatever I store in my Dropbox/RV folder on that device automatically sync's up with my other devices the next time they're online. So if I download a PDF while on my laptop, save it to my computer's Dropbox folder, it will automatically sync to my desktop and phone and tablet the next time they're connected to the internet. So the files are stored locally on those machines and are also accessible from any other browser using my login info at dropbox.com . If you accidentally delete a file that you wish you hadn't, you can go to your dropbox.com account and recover it. Once you install it on the devices, you just use it as if it was any other folder in your file system. All the sync between devices is automatic.

So, yes, I also have local copies on my devices, the sync'ing of those docs is just done automatically via dropbox.

You can also share specific folders with other individual dropbox users or make them public.



I think the only exception is MP3 and video, which either require manual download or you have the option on your cell phone. The name of the file will still show in Dropbox but it seems like on those larger files they require you to say "yes, download these." If you move an MP3 to your dropbox folder on your laptop it'll auto sync to your computer(s).


That's longwinded, but I hope it helps to clarify. Once the files sync, you can access it on those devices, internet or not.
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #14
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Great idea making one now thanks.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:10 AM   #15
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Heck of a good idea, I'm going to start that now that we are home for a period of time. Now I have something to do.
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