The quest for the paperless office

Many of us have filing cabinets full of paper we’d either rather not have to store, or experienced times when we’re unable to find a particular document when we want it.  What are some of the ways that we can save paper & reduce the clutter in our lives? Saving documents electronically can be a […]

Dropbox: Restoring previous versions of files

Dropbox allows you to restore earlier versions of any file. The fee edition of Dropbox allows use of previous versions of files over the last 30 days, but the paid editions have an option known as “Packrat” that allows unlimited undo history. To access this feature, launch the Dropbox website. Go to the folder where […]

Virtualisation

Virtualization is a technology that has been around for years, but it’s application is now filtering down to the everyday computer user. It is the creation of a virtual, rather than actual, version of something, such as a desktop computer, a server, a storage device or network resources. By creating a virtual environment we can […]

Future Trends in IT; Virtualization

Virtualization is a technology that has been around for years, but it’s application is now filtering down to the everyday computer user. It is the creation of a virtual, rather than actual, version of something, such as an desktop computer, a server, a storage device or network resources. By creating a virtual environment we can […]

Consider using Dropbox for cloud storage

One of the apps I have found especially handy is Dropbox. It is basically a cloud storage facility that allows you access your data from various devices such as desktops, notebooks & smartphones. Dropbox is available free for 2GB of storage. Download the desktop app to sync your computer & the smartphone app to sync […]

Use Dropbox to sync between computers & mobile devices

One of my favourite apps is Dropbox, because it allows me to synchronize my files between various devices. I no longer carry a usb or portable hard drive. Now I just download it from the cloud, as required. Using Dropbox allows everything I am working on to be available everywhere I work, without even thinking […]

Dropbox: LAN Sync

LAN Sync is a feature of the Dropbox desktop app that speeds up syncing of files across your computers that are on the same Local Area Network. By default, Dropbox synchronizes a file to the server & then downloads that file onto the other computers from the Dropbox server. Unless your upload & download Internet […]

Dropbox: Selective Sync

Selective Sync is a feature that allows you to synchronise only specified files & folders to a particular computer. This can be particularly useful if you’re travelling & connecting to Dropbox via a mobile data (3G or 4G) connection. Rather than use a lot of your data allowance syncing everything, you can specify just particular […]

Dropbox: View History

Dropbox allows you to check your activity history to monitor the file additions & changes that have been made. To access this feature, launch the Dropbox website, then go to the Events tab on the far left. Events gives you a timeline of changes made to your Dropbox folder.

Consider editing Images in your browser using Sumo Paint

Sumo Paint is free & entirely browser based. There is nothing to install; just head to the website & sign in. It is not as comprehensive as professional tools such as Photoshop, but it has a simple interface & enough tools to meet the needs of most casual users. Sumo Paint is available at www.sumopaint.com/app/