dropbox

A 2-post collection

Evernote vs. Dropbox

I got into a discussion the other day around the merits of Evernote versus Dropbox.  Just about everyone has heard of these two services and I wanted to explore why you’d use one over the other.  I use both of these services, extensively, so wanted to give my opinion on how they each stack up in four different categories:  Security, Data Integrity, Search, and X-Factor (that little something extra). Security I’m a bit of a security buff, so I want to tackle security first.  Is my data stored encrypted or in the clear on the provider’s servers?  Who has access to my data besides me?  Is the service “Trust No One”? Dropbox famously blew itself up on...

Automatically add PDF Files to iBooks / iTunes via Dropbox

If you’ve just recently upgraded to iOS 4 (aka iPhone OS 4), then you are eligible to download iBooks version 1.1. Why is iBooks version 1.1 so exciting? Because it provides support for PDF files, natively, on the iPad and the iPhone. Previous to iBooks 1.1, I was using GoodReader as my primary application for reading and manipulating PDF files. GoodReader is a great, very solid, application and has served its purpose. However, having all of my books in one place (or 3 places as the case may be: iBooks, Kindle, and eReader) has a lot of appeal. Getting your PDF files into iBooks is as simple as dragging and dropping them on iTunes. This is...