If you’re like me, the thought of backing up only crosses my mind after it’s too late. A few months ago my wife almost lost a lot of photos, taken with her smart phone. The removable memory card on her Droid Incredible received a disconnection error and only after a number of attempts where we finally able to get it mounted again and gain access for recovery. Lesson learned, it’s important to back up early and often, thankfully there are options to do backups immediately and store them safely in the cloud.
Dropbox is my number one application for backing up my mobile photos. I had already been using the application for other files, syncing between work and home computers. But did you know that your mobile device can upload photos directly to your Dropbox account?
When installing the Dropbox app for Android, a simple option can be ticked to allow for photo instant upload. What’s even better is that it allows for 2gb of storage for free. I’ve been using Dropbox (learn more here about that) for a few years now and I’m still not close to filling up the storage capacity. Obviously your mileage may vary, depending on the quality of pictures and video uploaded. For larger storage capacity needs, Dropbox has plans starting at 100 gb storage at $9.99 per month.
Concerned about all the data usage with that morbid need to take 100’s of pictures per day? No worries, when setting up Dropbox you have the option to automatic upload ONLY when connected through WiFi. Save your mobile bandwidth for other needs, backing up can usually wait until I’m home.