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Quick Tip: Versioning Your Graphics Files With Dropbox

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Version control isn't just something for developers and doesn't just apply to code. Having a version history of your graphics documents may save you from that awful moment when you realize you've scrubbed over a crucial stage of the design process. Thanks to Dropbox, you might already be storing versions of your work without even having noticed..

Dropbox is like a time machine. It keeps snapshots of every change in your Dropbox folder over the last 30 days

Version History in the Cloud

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Remember, both Dropbox and Google Drive will keep snapshots of your files for just 30 days, unless you upgrade your account. You can read more of what Google have to say on the matter at support.google.com, or head on over to Dropbox Help to read up on their "Pack-Rat" pro feature (indefinite history storage).


Useful Resources and Alternative Services

  • Sign up for Dropbox if you haven't already!
  • Sign up for Google Drive
  • Pixelapse - "Visual version control done right".
  • Layervault - "Unlimited storage, simple version control, team collaboration, and much more".
  • Microsoft SkyDrive
  • SugarSync - "..keeps the previous five versions of all your documents."
  • iDriveSync - "Protect yourself from 'digital accidents' with versioning and unlimited file retention"
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