Having a tool is one thing. Having a plan for how it will fit into your system is another. This ebook was written for those who attended last week’s webinar, yet it is free for anyone for a limited time.
Click on the cover to download the ebook. Once you have looked through it, please let me know your thoughts. If this was your introduction to Dropbox, I would be interested in knowing your experience with using the ebook to get started. If you are a Dropbox vet, what do I need to include on future revisions?
Pattie ThomasJanuary 19, 2012 11:16 pm
Wow, I felt like you were talking to me in person. VERY clear directions. You just keep on changing the lives of people!!!
Dr. Frank BuckJanuary 20, 2012 8:01 am
Thanks, Pattie! After having presented on Dropbox quite a few times now, I felt like something more detailed about the actual implementation was needed.
Linda SultJanuary 20, 2012 3:25 pm
Thanks, Frank. I adopted your idea of a “Finger Tip Folder” after reading your book and have found it very helpful. I receive frequently updated contact lists for folks for whom I provide tech support and file them there for quick access. I’m very grateful for this ebook followup to the webinar to explain your strategy for using it with dropbox.
I did chuckle when I read “our digital world gives us…more places to lose things” — that’s me! — and am determining to remind myself that “Free is not free if it leads us to the land of overwhelmed” since I LOVE testing new gadgets and methods… ESPECIALLY when they are FREE! and I think they may help me get better organized. A quagmire just waiting to happen!
One concern I have about relying on the cloud is my memory of days and locations with uncertain net connectivity. It’s not the issue that it once was, but I’d be nervous to rely only on dropbox to retrieve a key presentation. Would probably copy it to thumb drive anyway… Oh, me of little faith…
Dr. Frank BuckJanuary 20, 2012 4:39 pm
Glad the ebook is of help. Personally, I have to have a very clear picture of how something is going to fit with my system. For me, 99% is no good.
I share your fears in regards the important presentation. Of course, it you boot up the laptop before leaving home, the Dropbox folder on it will sync and pull the presentation from the cloud. So, you will physically have it on the laptop anyway whether you have Internet access at the destination or not. If the laptop were to crash, then you could grab any other laptop and download the presentation from Dropbox. That’s when you would need the Internet connection.
That being said, even though I have my stuff on my laptop and in the cloud, I still copy it to a flash drive. It’s just that I used to copy it to TWO flash drives. When I am doing presentations on organization and time management, that’s an area where I simply can never show up late, offer an excuse that I didn’t have time to do something, or not have every possible “I” dotted and “t” crossed!