I’m a sucker for these kinds of posts. Tyndale Tech lists several helpful online services and software for managing the various kinds of information you work with. With these tools you can:
- have an electronic photographic memory which is searchable
- have automatic backups, ready for the day your computer dies
- access your work and software from any web-connected computer
- and you do NOT have to be continuously online.
The top 5 tools are the following.
The site lists additional details for each, such as this for Dropbox.
1) Dropbox: Access your files on any computer – even with a poor connection:
Where should you keep shared files? – on your computer or online?
- Files on your computer are fast and available even when the internet fails,
- Files online are backed up and can be accessed on any computer
Now you can have BOTH, automatically updated, by using Dropbox.
- files in your Dropbox folder live on your computer, and online
- they are automatically kept in sync with identical folders on your other computers
- or, on a public computer, you can go online and load the file from your storage
- and if you accidentally delete it, the last three revisions are safely online
Get a free 2.25 Gb Dropbox here (enough space for about 2000 PhD theses!)
Nearest rivala: SugarSync – 2 Gb free, on only one extra computer or PDA
and LiveMesh – 5Gb online free, and syncs more. In Beta, but looks good.