I know I’m not alone when it comes to concerns about Dropbox and privacy/security. Last year there were a few “issues” in the press. Then the Dropbox app on my phone updated and wanted access to my contacts? “Pfft, nuts to that – time to check options!” said I. I have a large amount of free storage thanks to years of their referral program so I had to keep storage in mind. A free 2 GB account wasn’t going to cut it.
(and yes, let’s not forget that when you’re getting a product for free you are most likely the real product in that equation)
SkyDrive (soon to be OneDrive) is online storage that I’m already using. I have a personal account with a bunch of free “early adopter” storage but I also have a work account that I have on all my machines for key work stuff. That includes shared OneNote notebooks and such. Works great and I have never had an issue with it.
But. I once looked into running multiple SkyDrive clients on the same machine and it sure didn’t look like it would be worth the hassle. (has that changed?).
Finally,I recalled Box. When I bought my tablet last fall it came with a 50 GB subscription to Box storage. Well there you go – a nice storage upgrade and the price is right. I went looking for a Windows client.