Do you think your data is safe when stored in cloud-based services like Dropbox? To be on the safe side, you need to take matters into your own hands for extra protection. BoxProtect is a free encryption service for Mac that can be used to encrypt your cloud storage data.
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What if you want to send big file attachment and your email provider don’t allow you to? Attachment Me for Google Chrome is a great solution.
Losing your iPhone is more than just losing the hardware, it also means that all your data are lost, and potentially accessed by hacker that use them with bad intention. While it is difficult to prevent you from losing your own phone, there are ways that you can use to make the retrieval process much easier, or make accessing the data an impossible task.
When it comes to online storage services, you are pampered with choices. Although Google is a titan in the Internet, that doesn’t mean its newly launched Google Drive will replace all other players and become the de-facto for cloud storage. Conversely, there are many other players that are able to provide you with more value […]
Dropbox is a great tool if you love to have all your important files in sync across all the devices you own. On the other hand, Google Docs is a great service to manage your documents over the cloud. The functionality that Google Docs misses is that you can’t have offline access to the files. (NOTE: If you have turned on the Google Docs offline mode you can access Google Docs and edit the documents, albeit you won’t have the access to files). Insync is a much simpler solution which works similar to Dropbox syncing model.
Dropbox doesn’t encrypt your data by default. If anyone got hold of your password, they will be able to login to your Dropbox web account and access all of your file. One of the method that we show you before is to encrypt the files/folders in your desktop before syncing them to the cloud. This […]
Sometimes you have a large file you want to send. Perhaps a movie or another file you transferred to your SD card to use on your Android phone. You cannot always send these files through email. I know I have tried to email a video taken with my 8MP camera and I can’t. I have […]
Scriptogram is an web based app that harnesses the (public) sharing capability of Dropbox to turn it into a blogging tool, a dead simple one.
If you are using Ubuntu Oneiric and Dropbox at the same time, you will find that the Nautilus Dropbox extension does not work as well as intended. While the Dropbox daemon is working fine and it will sync all files you place in the Dropbox folder, the sync icon and the Dropbox contextual menu is […]
Previously, I have shown you how to schedule a database backup using cron job and email yourself the database file, but if you have a big database, you will find that the emailing method might not work as well as you want it to be. A good alternative to this is to upload your database […]
As an avid user of Dropbox, I was delighted to see that there is a useful application which can automate many tasks that would otherwise eat up my valuable time. It’s called Dropbox Automator, and it’s here to make your life easier. Essentially it allows you to automate a number of different actions on files […]
The year is finally coming to a close and we are now getting ready to see what 2012 has in store. However, today we will take a look back at the best apps of 2011 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. There have been many popular applications that were released or were a hit this […]
Dropbox is more than simply a convenient way to share, store, and sync files. Thanks to some clever individuals in the development community, you can do much more with Dropbox. One of the more interesting and useful third-party applications for Dropbox is DropPages. It turns Dropbox into a simple web server, letting you publish static […]
Update: Wuala is shutting down and won’t be available after 15 November 2015. We don’t recommend this service anymore. Dropbox is great, but it is not the best. While we love Dropbox for its versatility and cross-platform compatibility, we also hate it for its inability to secure files in the cloud. We have to either […]
Dropbox is indeed a great application. It gives you a free 2GB of storage space to store your files and allows you to access to them and sync them between different computers, regardless you are running Windows, Mac, Linux or any other smart mobile device. However, as good as it gets, there is one major […]
If you want to keep your task list portable and future proof, no software does that better than todo.txt. It’s a command line script that saves your tasks to a simple text file — one that you can move between different computers and operating systems with ease. Todo.txt has been covered on Make Tech Easier […]
We have covered tons and tons of Dropbox tips and tricks. The latest addition to our Dropbox library is to make it portable and bring it everywhere we go, on a USB drive. When it comes to accessing our Dropbox folder, there are many ways to do it. You can install the Dropbox desktop client […]
Dropbox for Android is easily one of our favorite mobile app. It allows you to download and view your files in your Dropbox folder and also upload files to the server. It is best suited for people (like us) who like to work on the move. If there is anything that we are unsatisfied with, […]