We were trying to figure out a way for my Associates and I to share files within my home office but also with my business partner that lives about 20 minutes away. The initial thought was that we might need to design a server, network our computers together, etc. We considered a cloud as well. Then we found out about Dropbox.
It spoke to me literally because their website is a stick figure explanation of how it works, stick figures! I am relatively comfortable with computers but the way that they explained it was perfect for me and the perfect solution for our problem.
We now have Dropbox on 4 of our computers and we are able to share files and they update automatically which would have been a problem with a server-type solution. We have also oftentimes found that one of us is working on a project before we have had a chance to talk about it because we can see the updates when we look at the folders. It is easy to use and an awesome solution if you use multiple computers or work with multiple people.
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