Brian Ffar | Siteholder Records, Chicago

A great use for Dropbox

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So, I don’t know about all of you, but I tend to access the net from a bunch of different places like my work computer, my phone, my iPad, and my studio laptop (Ffar HQ). In addition, I get countless emails each day with promotional material that all requires feedback.

In the past, I’ve found it almost impossible to keep tabs on all the promo emails and music files that come in. From my work computer or phone, I would ignore promo emails so that I could listen in the studio in case I wanted to actually download the files to my laptop. In doing so, I would collect a stack of emails each night that I wouldn’t feel like going through. By the end of the week, the pile of unread emails was so great that I would end up trashing half of them because I just didn’t have the time to go through everything and catch up for the upcoming week’s deluge.

Here’s where Dropbox comes in and saves the day! From anywhere, but mostly from my work computer or iPad, I can listen to promo emails and if there are tracks I like, I download them directly to the Promo folder in my Dropbox. Every device I own syncs to my dropbox so I can listen to them from anywhere, but most importantly, the files show up in a folder on my laptop. That way, I can always move them into a more permanent storage place. No more emailing myself tracks, uploading them to FTP, or putting them on a thumb drive to take home each night.

Dropbox RULES.  I hope some of you find this useful.

I’ve got a few other tips for using Dropbox that I’ll put in the future.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in signing up for Dropbox yourself, click here.

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