You have files on your laptop. You have files on your work PC. You have files on your home PC. You also have files on your smartphone. When you want to access important docs and share those amazing pictures you took last weekend, you can use cloud computing, like my personal fave, Dropbox.
You also have a cool option called the Pogoplug (I recently read about it on WebWorkerDaily.com). Simply plug your USB thumb drive or hard drive into the Pogoplug, create an online account, and voilà! …all the files stored on those devices can be shared via the internet. After connecting the device, all you have to do is enable e-mail sharing and enter the addresses of everyone you want to give access to. They will then get link to connect to those files. This means sharing without uploading.
I know what you’re thinking…can you share videos? Yes. Music? Yes. Will it work with Droid and Blackberry? Yes…and there’s an iPhone app, too. Did I mention that you can e-mail documents to your device? That cord tamer at the back of the unit is another plus.
The folks at Pogoplug describe it as having your own personal cloud. Even better, there are two models and are no monthly fees.
Have you used Pogoplug or a similar device? It sounds awesome to me, but do you think it’s worth a test drive?