DropBox (Stephen Georgulis Recommended)

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My next "Stephen Georgulis Recommended" item is another piece of software called DropBox.

My last recommendation was 1Password and you might remember me saying you can sync all your 1Password data between multiple computers/systems using another piece of software. This is it.

DropBox basically makes transferring files between computers dead simple and very efficient.

It does this by putting a folder on your computer which has a live connection to your online DropBox account.

Whenever you put a file or folder into your DropBox folder it then uploads and is available on all other systems you are logged into your DropBox account on. (In my case there's 4 computers and my iPhone!)

There's honestly just so many ways it can make your life easier that you should just check DropBox out for yourself here right now and get started using it to see it's absolute coolness.

Even at it's simplest it will literally stop you from constantly emailing yourself or moving things between computers using a USB key all day.

If you currently do this often (like I used to before discovering this great software about 2 years ago), you will find this a real godsend.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Steve

1 Password (Stephen Georgulis Recommended)

1Password iconTo kick off my new recommendation posts I'll be starting with the most important piece of software I think you can own… a password manager.

As I operate on Macs whenever possible my recommendation is…

1Password from Agile Solutions

It's quite simply the best Password manager available on any system regardless and would actually be my preference on Windows too if it was a bit further developed (they currently only have an Alpha version available).

I love it for so many reasons including the ability to store…

  • As many passwords as you could want (I think I'm getting upwards towards a thousand these days)
  • Account data including servers, FTP, emails and more
  • Secure notes and even software keys and info

All of this and more comes packaged in a super cool interface – so much so a friend who saw it a few weeks back said "Wow, that's cool!" when he saw me log into it.

Even cooler is the ability to sync this information across all of your machines and phone with a simple piece of software called Dropbox (which I'll be posting about shortly).

I have 1Password installed on 2 Macs, 2 Windows pcs and my iPhone and all I do is change data on one and it's automatically changed on all others. All of my logins, accounts and more with me wherever I go – so cool!

I could a lot more about it… rave for days about how awesome it is… but I'll leave it there and just tell you to check it out for yourself.

Honestly, calling it a steal for the price it goes for is one of the understatements of the century. Get it now.

Steve

P.S As 1Password isn't fully developed for Windows yet I still recommend Roboform if you really want this magical software now (who wouldn't!) and don't want to wait for 1Password to catch up.