Are you using Dropbox?

What is Dropbox some of you might be asking? It's a Cloud storage file sharing system. Basically, your files are on the internet but you can easily share these files with others.

Dropbox has now become a pivotal part of our business. For us, it is a way of securely sharing documents with clients and it's easily accessible via your file manager on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android etc.

You can sign up for a free account of 3Gb of disk space. Even if you use it for backing up your precious photos, it's more than worth it.

There are others around in the market, you can give Google Drive and SkyDrive a try. They each offer free disk space, Sky Drive being the largest of the free offerings by Microsoft.

But as I was alerted to more recently, it is worth checking out the privacy policies that these companies have. It is very important that you understand these policies closely. Google Drive state in their privacy policy that by using their service, they can use your files as they see fit to. Sky Drive will only use your content to ensure the service is working as expected. They will not take your content and use it for advertising or use it for their own intent and purposes.

Dropbox also have in their privacy policy that your content remains your property and they don't use it, however if you store anything illegal on Dropbox, they will turn it over to the police without your consent (which is fair enough I say!).

Have you tried any of these file storage services? What's been your experience?



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