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13 Feb 2015

Free Tool Friday: Dropbox

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Hello everyone – and welcome to another exciting addition of Free Tool Friday! Every week, we highlight a free tool designed to help your indie studio stay productive and organized as you create your dreams. Today’s tool is undoubtedly the most famous tool we’ve mentioned here at Free Tool Friday – and it is one that a lot of you guys have probably already used at one point or another (or maybe you’re like me and you are using it right now). At any rate, it is still one of the best free tools out there for any developers and any other type of professional.

With so many free cloud storage services out there, it can be hard to know which one to pick. I think I have probably used them all at this point, and while I am a big fan of other Dropbox competitors such as Google Drive and OneDrive, the simplicity of Dropbox makes this cloud storage service reigns supreme.

Backing up your files could not be easier. Simply head over to Dropbox and sign up for their free service (you will get a few gigs of space for free), download their Dropbox manager, and you’re all done! The next time you want to back up your files, simply open up the Dropbox manager and drag-and-drop your files. It could not be easier!

If you want to back up an entire folder and you plan to continue backing up new files added to said folder, a great trick that I use is to create a shortcut to that folder and simply drag-and-drop new files into the shortcut. Dropbox will automatically upload the files to your account so you have them wherever you are! It’s a great way to back up important files without feeling like you are ‘backing up.’ Seamless and out-of-the-way, it is one of the reasons why Dropbox is still my go-to back up method.

That is it for this week’s edition of Free Tool Friday! If you have a free tool you would like to see highlighted in a future installment of Free Tool Friday, let us know in the comments below!

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