Dropbox - LOLWUT?

(Study Tips, Dealing With Stress, Maintaining a Social Life, Financial Aid, Internships, Bar Exam, Careers in Law . . . )
User avatar
bk1
Posts: 18422
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:18 am

ResolutePear wrote:Dropbox has been pretty damn reliable for me. I've heard good things of Google Drive.


I have no complaints for Dropbox. Google Drive is just more convenient since I can edit things in the browser.

User avatar
laxbrah420
Posts: 2748
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:53 am

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby laxbrah420 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:13 am

google drive is cool if you want your documents to be used for google's data collection purposes/advertisers.

User avatar
bk1
Posts: 18422
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:59 am

laxbrah420 wrote:google drive is cool if you want your documents to be used for google's data collection purposes/advertisers.


Google already knows so much about me that this is a moot point. I suspect most people who say things like this already give out enough information that being paranoid about certain things is pointless.

User avatar
fatduck
Posts: 4186
Joined: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:16 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby fatduck » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:04 am

bk1 wrote:
laxbrah420 wrote:google drive is cool if you want your documents to be used for google's data collection purposes/advertisers.


Google already knows so much about me that this is a moot point. I suspect most people who say things like this already give out enough information that being paranoid about certain things is pointless.

i'm not sure this is a real fear, anyway. sounds like unified privacy policy FUD to me.

User avatar
Redamon1
Posts: 460
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Redamon1 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:38 pm

What's the difference w SugarSynch and Box? Do they all do the same stuff?

User avatar
nygrrrl
Posts: 4948
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:01 am

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby nygrrrl » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:54 pm

I LOVE Dropbox. It has saved my butt on numerous occasions, both Law School-related and professionally.
It's all I use because it works and it has never failed me.

User avatar
ResolutePear
Posts: 8614
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:38 pm

Redamon1 wrote:What's the difference w SugarSynch and Box? Do they all do the same stuff?


In the past, both have been less reliable and less compatible.

Dropbox is compatible with pretty much everything on the market and works as efficient as it can within the parameters of the device.

For those wondering, the tools to setup a dropbox-clone are available for free. What you're really paying for is the space, availability, security, and compatibility through the apps that dropbox wrote to streamline the process.

There's also customer support, but it just works.

User avatar
ResolutePear
Posts: 8614
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:38 pm

nygrrrl wrote:I LOVE Dropbox. It has saved my butt on numerous occasions, both Law School-related and professionally.
It's all I use because it works and it has never failed me.


Same. I don't write anything without first saving directly to the appropriate dropbox folder.

User avatar
cedarseoul
Posts: 40
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:15 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby cedarseoul » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:18 pm

I was totally hooked on Dropbox, and I still use it--but I have switched to Google Drive for most of my file storage. It has the same live-sync and local storage benefits of Dropbox. 5 free gigs instead of 2. And I can access the files through my Gmail/G+ homescreen, rather than logging in to a separate website.

Also, I've used Google Docs for collaborative purposes for years, and it just makes sense to bring it all together on one dashboard.

User avatar
ResolutePear
Posts: 8614
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:25 am

Bumping this since a law student I know almost lost a lot of his work.

Had to pay me a crapload of money to make love to his crashed HDD in an effort to get data back.

User avatar
Nebby
Posts: 21985
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:23 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Nebby » Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:32 am

GoogleDrive tho.

User avatar
ResolutePear
Posts: 8614
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:48 am

CounselorNebby wrote:GoogleDrive tho.


Cool story bro.

Dropbox is still my recommendation.

User avatar
ScottRiqui
Posts: 3640
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:09 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby ScottRiqui » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:08 am

Great post - I use the heck out of Dropbox too.

You might want to update the part of the OP that talks about using the Dropbox "Public" folder for picwhoring and similar uses. New accounts created in the last eighteen months or so no longer get a "Public" folder by default.

You can still create a folder and share a link with the world, so no functionality's been lost - I just didn't want a new user to wonder where their "Public" folder was.

User avatar
BVest
Posts: 5703
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby BVest » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:50 am

Since this has been bumped, I'll throw in my $0.02: I use dropbox for my own files, but the choice of it over google drive is mere legacy. I've been using DB since long before google converted Docs to Drive.

The benefit of Google Docs/Drive: 1L year we had a very good small study group that outlined together. A couple weeks in we moved all our outlines to Drive so that we weren't having to duplicate work and we were able to fill in holes for each other. You can all work on them at the same time too. I still use it when a class throws a group project my way.

Mr.Throwback
Posts: 142
Joined: Sun May 19, 2013 3:42 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Mr.Throwback » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:50 pm

Did not read entire thread but here to say dropbox is a must for law students.

User avatar
nygrrrl
Posts: 4948
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:01 am

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby nygrrrl » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:02 pm

ResolutePear wrote:
CounselorNebby wrote:GoogleDrive tho.


Cool story bro.

Dropbox is still my recommendation.


I'm with Pear on this. I've used Dropbox both for lawl skool stuff and in my professional life - I need a secure way of transferring large audio files to people who may not be uber tech-savvy - and it has never let me down. I used GoogleDrive for sharing work with other students during school (as BVest did), but that's about as far as I'll use it. Unfounded suspicion about Google's security? Perhaps. Also sticking with what has proven to work.

User avatar
BVest
Posts: 5703
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby BVest » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:39 pm

It still amazes me how often I'd hear another law student had lost an entire day's worth of work on the brief (she'd been emailing it to herself at the end of each day, but had been working for about 8 hours on it the day her computer died), all their notes and outlines just before finals (didn't even start backing up after getting several blue-screens-of-death), or other such loss.

My other bit of advice along these lines is go into word preferences and make a few changes.

1) Change the autosave from the default (I think it's 10 minutes) to 1 minute.
2) Go into Autocorrect and enter the following (Unrelated, but if you're thinking about Word setup anyway, you might as well do this at the same time):
ppp = ¶
pppp = ¶¶
sss = §
ssss = §§

It makes things fast when you're taking notes and if you always use the § symbol in classes where you have a statutory supplement, it's easy to do a ctrl-f for "§" later to find all the statutory sections that you talked about in class the entire semester when you're preparing for the exam. And the ¶ you'll be happy about come brief time when you have to refer to the court record.

User avatar
Gefuehlsecht
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:20 am

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Gefuehlsecht » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:48 pm

BVest wrote:2) Go into Autocorrect and enter the following (Unrelated, but if you're thinking about Word setup anyway, you might as well do this at the same time):
ppp = ¶
pppp = ¶¶
sss = §
ssss = §§



You just made an old man very happy, son. Thanks.

User avatar
rinkrat19
Posts: 13917
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:35 am

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:54 pm

Gefuehlsecht wrote:
BVest wrote:2) Go into Autocorrect and enter the following (Unrelated, but if you're thinking about Word setup anyway, you might as well do this at the same time):
ppp = ¶
pppp = ¶¶
sss = §
ssss = §§



You just made an old man very happy, son. Thanks.

I have similar ones set up, but mine are !s for §, !p for ¶, etc.

I also have my local Dropbox folder inside my local OneDrive folder, so they're backing up each other in two separate clouds and I have more seamless access to the stuff on my Surface (which works best with OneDrive).

User avatar
ResolutePear
Posts: 8614
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:07 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:16 am

It's that time again.

Don't get stuck with your casebooks tucked between your legs.

User avatar
Redamon1
Posts: 460
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Redamon1 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:35 am

Gefuehlsecht wrote:
BVest wrote:2) Go into Autocorrect and enter the following (Unrelated, but if you're thinking about Word setup anyway, you might as well do this at the same time):
ppp = ¶
pppp = ¶¶
sss = §
ssss = §§



You just made an old man very happy, son. Thanks.


Mac people: type Option + 6 or Option + 7. Done. Just saying.

User avatar
BVest
Posts: 5703
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby BVest » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:41 am

Redamon1 wrote:
Gefuehlsecht wrote:
BVest wrote:2) Go into Autocorrect and enter the following (Unrelated, but if you're thinking about Word setup anyway, you might as well do this at the same time):
ppp = ¶
pppp = ¶¶
sss = §
ssss = §§



You just made an old man very happy, son. Thanks.


Mac people: type Option + 6 or Option + 7. Done. Just saying.


While entirely true, the option key doesn't really work for me in touch typing. The ctrl for me on a PC I can hit with my pinkie easily, and the command key on the mac I can hit with my thumb crossing under my palm. But I have to go searching for option, and that breaks my stride.

User avatar
Redamon1
Posts: 460
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:46 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Redamon1 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:41 am

BVest wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:
Gefuehlsecht wrote:
BVest wrote:2) Go into Autocorrect and enter the following (Unrelated, but if you're thinking about Word setup anyway, you might as well do this at the same time):
ppp = ¶
pppp = ¶¶
sss = §
ssss = §§



You just made an old man very happy, son. Thanks.


Mac people: type Option + 6 or Option + 7. Done. Just saying.


While entirely true, the option key doesn't really work for me in touch typing. The ctrl for me on a PC I can hit with my pinkie easily, and the command key on the mac I can hit with my thumb crossing under my palm. But I have to go searching for option, and that breaks my stride.


Cross that thumb just a bit further. I do it all the time; works pretty well. Like this. §¶. :)

User avatar
LAWYER2
Posts: 576
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:15 pm

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby LAWYER2 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:16 pm

Personally, I used and still use, OneDrive by Microsoft. Sure it works like all the others, but being that I primarily use Microsoft Products anyway, everything is compatible. I sync my OneNote with folders hosted on OneDrive so that I'm never too far away from my content and its ALWAYS backed up.

User avatar
Attax
Posts: 3589
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:59 am

Re: Dropbox - LOLWUT?

Postby Attax » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:04 pm

My notes back up automatically. Thanks cloud!




Return to “Forum for Law School Students”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Justtrying2help, kensey, wittywitless and 4 guests