At the start of a school year, we were like many parents receiving a long list of supplies for school. However, this year aside from the usual school supplies, my new 9th grader had an additional list after the first day of school. One of the items included was a 4GB memory stick, which is actually a small USB detachable disk drive that can hold a large amount of data. Memory sticks can make you move from one PC to another, but the sad thing is having to lose it.
Cloud computing like Zoho creator are hip and trendy these days as there are sites offering such services. For the memory stick, it feels like it’s getting outdated. I have been using cloud computing for my day job, and for some reason, I need my daughter to use it the same way to save time and money. Here’s a list of free ways to save and share your homework.
Dropbox can be your favorite tool to share data. You can visit the site and download the software which can share up to 2GB of free data. However, subscribers can get 100GB. It’s like a hard drive on your computer which you can take and share anywhere. For teens, they can have dropbox shared with their teacher so it’s easily accessed.
- Google Docs
Google Docs is a free online office application which you can create a document, presentation, spreadsheet or database application. Users of Google docs can keep their files and upload on their Google account for free. Have your teacher linked to this application so she can easily check your homework.
Docs.com is a joint venture between Facebook and Microsoft that makes Facebook users create, upload and share documents, presentations and spreadsheets. One cool feature of the site is having your Facebook friends view, edit or collaborate with your document. You can easily upload and share existing documents.
Zoho Creator is another online office suite that’s been around for some time. Zoho has users upload current documents, presentations, spreadsheets, etc. online. In addition, you can also create new documents, spreadsheets, presentation and save them online. Zoho works well with Google Docs which can be an advantage. It also has a mobile app which you can store, edit and share.