October 5, 2010 by David K. Sutton
Quicknote: Dropbox as your web development drive?
I’ve recently discovered a really great use for Dropbox. I started keeping all my website files in my Dropbox folder and I actively edit (notepad, FileZilla, etc.) these files in that location. As I’m editing and saving files, Dropbox does it’s magic and syncs to the Dropbox service as well as all other computers I have Dropbox running on. The beauty of this is that not only do you have realtime backup, you also have multiple recovery points if you decide you don’t like the recent change you made. It really streamlines the file editing process because you no longer have to perform manual backups before you start making changes (although doing this from time to time is still advisable).