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Dropbox is one of those utilities that once you start using it, you wonder how you every worked without it. There are so many things you can do with this “storage in the cloud” to make your work easier, and better. WebWorkerDaily has a nice post […]

Roboform logoDropbox is one of those utilities that once you start using it, you wonder how you every worked without it. There are so many things you can do with this “storage in the cloud” to make your work easier, and better. WebWorkerDaily has a nice post describing  “How I Use Dropbox for Maximum Productivity” that is a must-read for those trying to decide how such a service might work for them.

One of the uses discussed involves one of my long-time favorite utilities, Roboform. Roboform is a password keeper that provides safe automatic logins for web sites. The WWD article describes how the author uses Dropbox together with Roboform to make sure that all computers are constantly up-to-date with accurate login information. I admit I had one of those forehead slapping moments when I read how the two utilities can be combined to make life simple. Check it out and see if there is something in there to improve your work.

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  1. i the url for dropbox is actually http://www.getdropbox.com. terrific service.

    1. Good catch.

  2. Scott Blitstein Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    How excellent, am glad you found it useful. You guys have always passed on such wonderful tips to me, am glad to feel I’ve given something back.

    SB

    1. I’ve been using Dropbox for months and Roboforms for years. I didn’t think of this, and I don’t whether you’re a genius or I’m an idiot.

      I’ll go with you’re a genius. Thanks for passing it along to jkOnTheRun.

  3. This also works great with Microsoft’s Mesh.

  4. I actually love the RoboForm software myself. I use it all of the time and it takes all of the menial everyday tasks that I have to perform on my computer daily and shortens them extremely! What once took me fifteen minutes to complete now takes me only one second because RoboForm does the same task with just one click. In fact I saw a Report about a lot of RoboForm’s capabilities for use that aren’t even touched on in the User’s Manual for RoboForm. You can get that Report here:

    http://www.theroboformreport.com/indexb.html

    There is also a FREE version of RoboForm that you can download on this web page, just to test the RoboForm software out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

  5. Or you could do like I have…and ditch Roboform for Lastpass (lastpass.com) and have access to your secure passwords from so many platforms including: FF, IE, iPhone, Android, BB, Safari and Chrome soon, etc.

    And the price is so much better (free or $12/yr for premium).

    And the developers actually care what the users say and are active in their forums.

    Go check it out for yourself – I’m not a spokesman or representative of the company – just a very happy Roboform convert.

    -E

  6. Thanks for the rec :-)

  7. I know Dropbox is on its way with its own iPhone app, but I just figured out a great way to access dropbox on my iPod Touch:
    Soonr.
    Soonr is pretty similiar to Dropbox– more cloud file sharing goodness. It is more oriented towards projects and team cloudness, and if you’re more interested in something more as an informal, personal file cloud Dropbox is better.
    But, Soonr has a free iPhone (and desktop) app. It’s desktop (I’m on a Mac but there’s a windows version) app works pretty similiar to Dropbox. You assign a sync folder.
    The trick is, if you assign your PC’s Dropbox folder as Soonr’s sync folder then when you add a file, pdf, document, photo to dropbox it syncs up to both soonr and dropbox.
    On the Soonr iPhone app you can then access, view, and manage these files pretty nicely.

  8. I’ve been with Dropbox for a while, but frankly… Too bulky! Switched to 4shared and already use it in my mobile.

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