Monday Media: Dropbox saves the day

Perhaps I need bigger stickers?

So I have two identical computers: one that is my personal laptop, and my work laptop that was issued to me by my school. In order to tell them apart I have put fish stickers on one corner of my “school” laptop. Creative, I know. But sometimes even this level of creativity does not save me from a case of mistaken identity, and last Thursday was one of these days: I grabbed a laptop off the desk and went to work only to find that I had my personal laptop with me and the school day was about to start.

Enter Dropbox.

Dropbox is free, secure online storage for all your files. I save all my school stuff (Powerpoint, exams, lesson plans) to Dropbox rather than my hard drive. This is a wonderful thing because it means that, no matter where I am I have access to all my teaching resources. On the day I forgot my work computer at home I logged into Dropbox with one click from my home computer and was able to access a full day of teaching.

I highly suggest you check it out for yourself: Get Dropbox

About Tara Sullivan

Author of GOLDEN BOY (2013), THE BITTER SIDE OF SWEET (2016), and TREASURE OF THE WORLD (2021). Published by Penguin Books for Young Readers Find out more at Or, follow me on Twitter: @SullivanStories
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2 Responses to Monday Media: Dropbox saves the day

  1. anniecardi says:

    Dropbox is the best! Also great for writers because it means you can work on your manuscript (and keep it backed up) no matter where you are.

  2. Agreed! A lifesaver for any itinerant writer.

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