I think maybe one of the most important tools for me as a writer, besides an actual place to write, is “the cloud.” Now, to me, “the cloud” Means many different things. Here’s how I use it.
1. To save my work
I save all my work in Dropbox. I don’t really save anything of importance on my computer anymore. It all goes in “the cloud” known as Dropbox.
2. To back up my work
In addition to Dropbox, I save all my documents in Google Drive too. I am a big fan of google drive because I can access my files from any computer whether Mac (which I use at home) or PC (which I have at work). I figure it can’t hurt to save things in two spots either just in case one happens to go down for whatever reason.
3. To make notes
I use the Notes app on my phone to jot down quick ideas and also use things like Evernote to save articles and such that I might want to reference later when I write.
4. To access anywhere
This is probably the number one reason I use “the cloud”. I love that I can access the stuff that I am writing from anywhere. I can work on it at home on my laptop or quick on my iPhone if I am waiting for something. As a busy mom that has a full time job while trying to start a writing career, it’s important that I steal snippets of time to work when I can. ”The cloud” makes all my files readily accessible.
Do you use “the cloud”? If so, what do you use it for?