Was recently presented with a technology question from one of our WordPress website clients that sparked my interest. So much so that it warranted a blog post on the topic.
This real estate agent is in a situation that is very common. In her average day, she uses a Windows PC, an Apple laptop, an iPhone and an iPad. Working with so many different platforms is creating a real challenge.
She has tried several cloud based solutions, like Google Docs, but they all have fallen short. Mainly because she needs to edit Excel spreadsheets from any of her devices.
We have run into similar problems with the operations of Agent Evolution. Actually multiplied as we not have different platforms, but also multiple people working with files.
Thank goodness for Dropbox.
By storing all of our business files in a Dropbox folder, everything is in the cloud. Securely stored with access to past versions. Plus, we have the ability to share files with other Dropbox users (great for teams).
Add a file to your Windows PC and it will sync with the Dropbox folder on your Apple laptop. No effort needed. It has literally made thumbdrives obsolete for us.
What About Mobile?
Although Dropbox has apps for iPhone, iPad, Droid and Blackberry, they don’t allow for editing of files. You can view files and upload new files, but that is it.
Another piece is needed to provide file editing from a smartphone or tablet. That piece is DocsToGo Premium.
With the DocsToGo Premium app on an iPhone/iPad, Word, Excel and Powerpoint files can be edited directly from Dropbox. Changes are saved back to the original files in your Dropbox.
DocsToGo Premium and Dropbox have reinvented mobile productivity.
Cloud computing is changing how business is done. With easy access to all of your important files, catching up on work can mean 10 minutes with your iPhone in line at Starbucks.
Spend $9.99 a month to get 50GB of storage from Dropbox. That should be plenty of room to move all of your business files to the cloud.
Cough up another $16.99 to add the DocsToGo Premium app to your iPhone or iPad. It is a costly app, but worth every penny.
You are now a mobile rockstar.