Matt Christensen is a technology expert specializing in web/software/app development. He has been creating digital products since 2003 when he graduated from Bradley University with a bachelors in computer science. Matt currently works for a ...
Matt Christensen is a technology expert specializing in web/software/app development. He has been creating digital products since 2003 when he graduated from Bradley University with a bachelors in computer science. Matt currently works for a marketing department for a major mid-west company working on websites, facebook apps, and other marketing initiatives. He also enjoys helping local businesses with their technology and marketing needs. Matt will be writing about useful websites, cool apps, and general tech tips.
Like many people, I use my iPhone as my primary camera. It's small, fairly high quality, and I'm already taking it every where I go. So why take the camera bag to a family event when all my media needs fit in my pocket?
However, what happens to those photos on your phone? You can post to social media, but what if you want to do more? Or what happens if something happens to your phone before you post somewhere? Do you back up your phone? Even if you do, a lot can happen between the taking of the picture and backing up.
The solution I use is Dropbox. I've spoken about Dropbox in a previous post (if you're interested in signing up you can go here: http://db.tt/jKr7IOMt (and give me credit for recommending you) or just www.dropbox.com).
With the Dropbox mobile app, you can tie it to your photos. That way when you take a photo, it also uploads to Dropbox. Immediately backed up and available on the web. For those less tech savy you can then get your photos from www.dropbox.com rather than connecting your phone to your home computer. Something happens to your phone before you make it home from your event, no problem, all those amazing photos are safe and sound and secure in your Dropbox account. Works for both iPhone and Android.
To enable saving photos to Dropbox just enable mobile upload in the Dropbox app settings. There is also an option to only upload when connected to Wi-Fi to not use up your data plan. It will not upload large videos to also not take up your data plan or fill up your Dropbox space.
The best part: Both Dropbox and the mobile app are free! (Granted the space is limited to 2GB, but it's free!)
I don't take a lot of photos, but when I do I don't want them to be lost by an accident. Dropbox with the mobile app has been a great solution.