Many words of praise have been heaped on DROPBOX since its arrival on the scene back in 1893 (no! 2007, dummy!) It’s what iCloud should be (and may be someday). This is a new thing from what we’ve been used to. Normally, when we create and save files (text, images, whatever) on our computer, they’re saved to the computer’s hard drive (usually inside the Mac) AND, if we’re VERY smart (and oh boy, we better be!) we regularly / occasionally back up our files to another drive connected to our computer by cable or WiFi (s-l-o-w). Yes, some adventurous souls have started backing up to that Big Ol’ Cloud we’re always hearing about now. But, are you? And it is just a backup, not your working files as you have them set up on your computer.
The challenge is: what if you need the same files on another computer, say your laptop or office computer or even at someone else’s house? Shirt (sic) out of luck, right? As we become more reliant upon our computers, this disconnect cause serious difficulties or at least some very clunky work-arounds (“now, was THAT the file I brought home on the thumb drive? or is it the one in this folder? or is it this one on my MacBook??!”) See? Utter Chaos! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together! (Thanx, Bill)