Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge: D is for Dropbox...

The “Family History Through the Alphabet Challenge” continues, and D had me wondering just what to write about. Descendants? Diaries? my Desk? Each of them I’m sure is worthy of a post, but for D I have chosen to write about Dropbox. D is for Dropbox I know Dropbox has a lot of users (or should I say devotees) already, but some of you may not know about it, so I’ll tell you a little about it. Though I am really a newbie, I’m a total convert to Dropbox, and I wanted to share it with you. In the few months I’ve been using it, it has proved itself to be so useful, I’m not sure what I’d do without it now. The definition … Let’s start with the term “cloud computing”. This was something that was always sounded scary to me – but it simply means that it saves a copy of your data off of your computer and out “in the clouds” online. Dropbox is one of the “cloud computing” companies. The definition in Wikipedia states that “Cloud computing entrusts services with a user’s data, software and computation over a network. End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app.” So you simply log on, and can access your files. The use … My job has me working at three separate locations, and in the process I use a number of different computers. Having the ability to drag and drop folders or files into Dropbox, to then be able to access from another computer has proved invaluable, and so much easier than remembering to copy on to a flash drive, use it, and then remembering¬† to recopy the...