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The Magical Way To Move Files From Desktop to iDevices

So there I was, in my real estate office gleefully gazing at a new 21 inch iMac. Just below my desk was a 6 year old IBM box that had served it's purpose......problem was all my pictures were on that machine and I wanted them on my new best friend. Since I already knew that the IBM box wouldn't play nice with my iMac, I could have moved them via CD or external hard drive or flash drive......or by dropping them into a folder......and that's just what I did. I dropped them into Dropbox on the PC and then opened Dropbox on my iMac and voila! No cables, no problems.

Now that was just the beginning of my love affair with Dropbox. Imagine this....I want some of those photos on my iPad so I can show them to a client on the road. I open Dropbox on my iPad and download only the photos I need. No cables, no problems. Then when I get home I want to print some other photos to a flyer.....I open Dropbox on my iMac at home and download those. No cables, no problems. Now, say that I am at my brothers house and want to show him one of the photos, but he doesn't have Dropbox. I just go to dropbox.com, sign in and there are all my files for viewing.

I could go on and on, but you probably get the idea, put files in one place and get them from anywhere. I regularly use it to transfer files to and from my iPad and iPod Touch. Now for the best part, it's free.

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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.