Thing 13 – Google docs, Wikis and Dropbox


All these things are resources I have been aware of but had little interaction with…until today when our IT department created Dropbox accounts for us all…a lucky coincidence!

However, I must confess, I did attempt to create a Dropbox account just under a year ago – I organised an Oxjam music event and the photographer sent me photos via Dropbox, I got as far as registering but for reasons that escape me now I never completed downloading and installing, which is silly as I’m sure the photos are great.

Anyway, now that I have been given a new account and had a chance to play with it today I thought I should write about it whilst it’s fresh on my mind!  And….I can now confirm that it is a very useful thing…but now have two accounts, does anyone know how I can merge the two, is it possible?  We have been given them at work as a quick way to  share files whilst people are working from home, particularly during the Olympic period where some people are expecting difficultly getting to the office.  We already have a share drive at work, but Dropbox is quicker and can be accessed any way with little problems installing.  Currently we have only shared photos from our recent work day out, but I’m sure it’ll prove very useful very soon.

I had a brief experience with Google drive (then Google docs) last year two out of four of us were moving out of my house at the time and had to look for new house mates.  We used google docs to set up a timetable of who was coming when.  It was useful as, like Jennifer says, you don’t need to keep updated and re-sending around the same file.



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