Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I love Dropbox!

Dropbox is like a filing cabinet for your computer.
You can add word documents, photos, videos, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, practically any file, and they'll show up on all your computers, phones, tablets, or the Dropbox website when you log in. You can share these photos, videos, and documents with others, too. 

To get started, just download Dropbox from the website. Once you get the small icon on your computer, you can drop practically any file you want into it. Just drag and drop files, or save them to Dropbox. Dropbox directions are very easy to follow. If I can do it, anyone can do it!
Not as bad as Babs,
but I have my moments.
So, say you're working on a word document on your home computer, but have to pick up your son, daughter, elderly parent, friend, whomever, and take them somewhere. Save the document to the Dropbox folder on your computer, and when you get to where you need to be, waiting room, soccer or dance practice, work, just open the folder on your phone, tablet, or laptop and voila', and keep working.
Big deal, right?
Yeah, yeah, so what .. 
I know it might not sound like much. 
For the past four months, I've been saving documents, sharing PowerPoints, blah, blah, blah. I've saved dozens of documents, opened them on my I-Pad, and continued working on them while waiting for my son to finish wrestling practice, or meet with the orthodontist. And, finally metal mouth, I mean mini-man, will soon be getting his braces off!
But I digress...
Big deal, right? 
So Dropbox is great, and they even give you extra memory if you recommend a friend.
But, it really is a big deal,
because today, 
I found the absolute best reason for Dropbox:
Recipes!
You know how you go food shopping, but forget to write down the ingredients to make something? Like that new recipe for Teff pancakes with chia seeds and blueberries that you copied from the NYTimes? You saved it to your recipe folder, in hopes to make them when you have time, maybe before your long run this Sunday? After all Teff is a great super-grain, and Teff pancakes with chia and blueberries sound dreamy 'cause they're packed with antioxidants, inflammation fighting omega-3's, and will supply you with enough energy yielding carbs and muscle sparing protein to make you feel like you're flying through those miles. 
But, heck, you're in the store, 
and besides the fact that you can't remember what you went there for,
you can't for the life of you remember what you need to make those
Teff pancakes.
You can just forget about flying through those miles on Sunday...
Until now.
Enter Dropbox.
Since you cut and pasted, or copied that recipe, 
to your Dropbox icon on your desktop, 
you can open it from the Dropbox App on your smart phone!

Hurray!
Your long Sunday run is saved!
Train Smart Today!
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