I’ve been using DropBox for about a year now, and it’s a great piece of software. I have had no problems syncing my two Macs, and most recently my iPhone.
DropBox has allowed me to have an offsite backup of my files, with the ability to work on them on either of my Macs, or when I’m away from either of my machines. I can also view files in a pinch from my phone. This is just great software!
My favorite feature is the public folder. You can add any file in this folder, then right click on the file to copy a unique public URL to that file. This URL can be shared via email, website, or social network. A very handy way to get a file out there without having to manually FTP a file to my webserver.
DropBox is free, for 2 GB of web space. If you want to check it out, follow my referral link. Every referral gets you an additional 250 MB of space!
So I decided to take the plunge into the world of eBooks and purchased my first books on my iPhone via the free Kindle app.
Thanks to my new friend Scott Laird, I was intrigued to read some books based upon his recommendations. He recommended the following:
- Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott
- Distrupting Class by Clayton Christensen
While I’m not a reader, I have found the books very interesting and motivating.
My experience with the Kindle app has been pretty good. I find that reading the text is easy on the eyes. It’s big enough to not cause strain, but small enough to fit a reasonable amount of text on the iPhone’s screen. Given the ease of use, the simplicity of purchasing Kindle books, and readability, I can recommend the Kindle for iPhone.
I am, however, looking forward to purchasing my iPad and bet this will be a revolutionary Ebook reader (and more).