Saturday, March 5, 2011

Websites for Writers

As writers, we have to be paranoid about saving our work. Personally—and I’m carrying light compared to others I’ve talked to—I have a backup hard drive, a copy saved on a flash drive, and a file saved on Drop Box, which is what I want to share with you today.

It’s a great site. You download it onto your computer and it appears as a separate file section. For example, I have My Documents and below that, My Drop Box. Except it’s not just on your computer, like the aforementioned My Documents. You copy your files into it and they save on your Drop Box account. So now, not only do you have another backup, you have copies that can be accessed should your laptop/computer crash or get stolen.

Other features include the ability to share selected files and syncing your other computers for easy access. All you need is your password. And for those who enjoy writing with mobile phones, they have apps for that. Best of all, it's free up to 2 gigabytes, perfect for writers. If you like storing your pictures online, you can pay for extra space and have backups of them, too.



  1. That sounds great, thanks for the info!

  2. I'm one of the bad ones who always thinks, "Oh, what a great idea," and then promptly forgets. So I'll run over to Drop Box right now. :)

  3. I've heard a lot of people mention Drop Box lately. I use Google Docs for the same type of thing, but if Drop Box does it in one click, I might have to check it out.

  4. We used this for school. It was great. I've fallen in love with Google Docs also.

  5. Thanks for this post, i have seen a couple of mentions about this,

    I generally just email it to myself every hour or so. I guess "Dropbox" would be easier. will get round to this at some point.

    I also put it on a pen drive. When i was back at home we had an external server that i copied to as well.

    thanks for the links.


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