FileStork is a free web service that allows you to create an online file request form in which the files uploaded through the form get fed right into your Dropbox account. An email with the form link can then be sent to one or more email addresses. The recipient will be able to upload the file through a simple web form, bypassing any email storage limitations.
DropDAV is a $5 per month service that allows you to access your Dropbox account through the WebDAV standard that Apple uses in iWork for iPad applications; other applications can also take advantage of this connection method. WebDAV is similar to MobileMe's iDisk, and will work with many different iOS and Mac applications. And this particular app can help you easily access your Dropbox files in iWork so that you can edit documents on the go from your iPhone or iPad.
Dropbox is great for cloud document storage, but what if you want to integrate a few other folders as well? Fortunately, there's a Mac app called DropLink that lets you link your Dropbox folder and an external folder on your Mac. Let's do this.
Summer is icumen in, as the poet of olde once wrote, and maybe you spent a lot of time this week out doors and weren't at your computer, glued to the latest in Mac and Apple news. Maybe you were off camping or exercising or gardening or sunbathing or who-knows-what-ing. Well, if you were, and if the rain drove you back inside, have a seat right here, that's it, pull up a chair, sit down, and take a look at the news we have for you.
Now that Apple has officially revealed what iCloud will contain when it launches this fall, it’s time to sit back and look at what the service isn’t going to bring to our lives. Sure, we know it’s free, but we hang with that “glass half empty” kind of crowd.
With iCloud lurking in the not so distant future, MobileMe users may be wondering what will happen to their files on iDisk. While Apple has yet to release their plan for MobileMe to iCloud transitions, we can only assume that Apple will phase out iDisk in favor of document syncing and storage in iCloud. If you’re like us, however, you’ll want to take your files off of iDisk and store them on Dropbox or another online storage service.
All together now, mimicking Steve Martin in The Jerk: “The new iCloud is here! The new iCloud is here!” -- or at least it will be soon, according to a press release from Apple themselves on Tuesday. But do we know what exactly it will entail?
Everyone knows in their heart they need to do a better job backing up their data. We need to make Time Machine a regular part of our lives, we need to hit Save a little more often, and we need to regularly sync our iPhones with iTunes to keep our data current. We know we need to do this stuff and we always mean to do it, but we don't. And then we wish we had.
Just recently after restoring our iPhone, we forgot to make a current backup and we lost some great shots of our dog playing basketball and some of our game prizes and badges. We can't get the prizes back, but what can we do about the pictures? Nothing as it turns out. Nothing, but be proactive and it just so happens there's more than one app for that.
Apple’s MobileMe has come a long way since its former iTools and .Mac days, and if CEO Steve Jobs is to be believed, this year it will get even better -- and maybe even free, if not cheaper. But if you simply can’t justify $99 a year for the service right now, there are less-expensive options available.