A file sharing and storage application http://www.dropbox.com/ Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. 2GB of storage for free,
Invite friends, family or teammates to a folder. It'll be as if you saved the folder to their computers. See other people's changes instantly. Create photo galleries viewable by anyone you choose. Send a link to any file in your Dropbox using your Public folder.
Here’s a photo of my laptop at home – the file I saved to Dropbox at work, automatically synchronises when I turn on my laptop.
This is what it looks like – can create your own folders.
I have to mention Linux! This is a similar free storage facility which comes with Linux. It’s web based so you can log in at work and find your files.
My next favourite tool is Evernote. I saved a handy little screencast on the King’s Fund Library server which gives you a demo of it. Here ‘s link which I have made public. Click on it and you will see the article which I have shared with you – it’s a short interview with Buddhist scholar Richard Gombrich. Whatever you want to remember, add a note to Evernote. Evernote works with nearly every computer, phone and mobile device out there. There’s an Evernote addon for Firefox - Evernote Web Clipper
Google Docs – I have shared a link with you – click on it to find a recipe for Chinese Tea Eggs, given to me by Meghan - I never got round to trying them!
Mindmeister mind mapping tool. Here’s a link to a useful mindmap of the best online collaboration tools. It’s updated weekly and features all the online collaboration tools with links which are out there at the moment.
Online sharing and collaboration
Some of my favourite online sharing and collaboration tools
<ul><li>Saving big files </li></ul><ul><li>Working from different locations </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing files or folders </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need a USB stick </li></ul><ul><li>Others: Drop.io etc. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Download Dropbox to your PC or laptop at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Use web version at work </li></ul><ul><li>Add files </li></ul><ul><li>Turn on your PC at home – </li></ul><ul><li>Files automatically synchronise....... </li></ul>
<ul><li>Share a link: </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.evernote.com/shard/s12/sh/67927c7b-d885-4104-b4dd-708e340f9f70/c40e354e759238dad4563dcb6bb6a695 </li></ul>
<ul><li>Share a link </li></ul><ul><li>https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AW-jxxheNaJ9ZGN0YmpoMl8yOWdmbW50bmhk&hl=en_US&authkey=CMvDiYgD </li></ul>
Best online collaboration tools updated weekly on Mindmeister: http://www.mindmeister.com/12213323/best-online-collaboration-tools-2011-robin-good-s-collaborative-map