Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sun, April 24th, 2011 by Graves and Allen

Dropbox

I have been using Dropbox for some time now.  The program installs very easily and works very well.  I have used it to synchronize information among several computers in different locations.  It also syncs information to an iPhone, an Internet connected iPod Touch and an Internet connected iPad.  Loading information  into Dropbox takes no effort, after you have installed Dropbox on your computer, it will place a Dropbox folder for your use.  Simply drag and drop the files you want to sync into the Dropbox folder and Dropbox will  automatically upload them to its server (assuming your computer is on line).  If your computer is not on line, Dropbox will upload the files the next time the computer is on line. All of your other devices will also sync automatically if they are on line or, if not, the next time that they go on line.

You can sign up for Dropbox at www.dropbox.com.  They give you a 2GB account free.  If you need more space, you can upgrade to a 50GB account for $9.99 per month or $99 per year.  You can also upgrade to a 100GB account if you need even more space.  The 100GB account costs $19.99 per month or $199 per year.

You can also use Dropbox to share files by setting up a folder for sharing and then putting the information you want to share in it.  You provide the email addresses of those who you want to have access the the files and Dropbox notifies them of the shared folder and tells them how to access it.  When they do, if they also set up their own Dropbox account, you get some additional free space added to your account.

Dropbox  lives in the clouds and works equally well with the Mac OS and Windows.

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Sun, April 24th, 2011 by Graves and Allen

GPSolo TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE GUIDE POSTED ON LINE

The GPSolo Division of the ABA recently posted the December 2010 issue of its GPSolo magazine on line.  The December issue focuses on technology;  you can access it at http://www.americanbar.org/content/newsletter/publications/gp_solo_magazine_home/gp_solo_ magazine_index/2010_dec_index.html.  It includes the following articles and columns.

GP1210 lg - GPSolo TECHNOLOGY & PRACTICE GUIDE POSTED ON LINE

Features
Document Management: Go Green, Save Green »
by Shell Haffner

In Search of a Paperless Office »

by J. Anthony Vittal and Yvonne M. Renfrew

The Virtual Law Office: Engineered for Efficiency »
by Joseph Kashi

Is Cloud Computing Green Computing? »
by Jack Newton

Disposing of E-waste »
by Andrea Cannavina

Why Pay More? Buying Refurbished Office Equipment »
by Wells H. Anderson

Green Efficiency Tips »

2010 Techno-Gift Guide »
by Jeffrey Allen

Columns
ROAD WARRIOR

by Jeffrey Allen
Data Security in a Mobile World  »
THE CHAIR’S CORNER
by Joseph A. DeWoskin
Bein’ Green  »
GENERAL PRACTICE, SOLO AND SMALL FIRM DIVISION NEWS
“Shaping Our Future” Membership Questionnaire; Law Student Mentoring Program; ABA Midyear Meeting Details; GPSolo Division Spring Meeting Info  »
PRODUCT REVIEW
by Jeffrey Allen
West Case Notebook  »
PRODUCT REVIEW
by J. Anthony Vittal
WordPerfect Office X5  »
PRODUCT REVIEW
by Jared D. Correia
Credenza  »
BEING SOLO
by David Leffler
Credit Card Processing for Solos  »
TECHNO ETHICS
by James Ellis Arden
Good for the Planet, Bad for Your Ethics?  »
SITES FOR SORE EYES
by Jim Calloway and Courtney Kennaday
Websites for the New Year  »
MAC USER
by Victoria L. Herring
My Working iVacation  »

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