The last year or so has seen many changes in how I manage my project files. Now it is important for me to be able to access project files, research, and documents I want to review from multiple PCs and devices. Dropbox, a cloud-based file storage service, has come to play an increasingly important role in how I manage my active files.
Their recent security failure and amateur hour bungling of their Terms of Service changes were both very disconcerting to me as a customer but before I consider moving away from the service, I wanted to think of the ways I use Dropbox in pursuit of my freelance and personal projects. I am already looking at Box.net, SugarSync, and SkyDrive not because I distrust the motivations or ethics of Dropbox as a company but these two back to back amateur mistakes were very disappointing to me. I am a paying customer who has definitely benefited from the service. Unnecessary drama from my vendors is something I don’t need right now. I went to Dropbox as a solution to take some worries off of me. They failed me twice on that front in big ways.