Work in the Cloud, Not Just the Classroom
Cloud storage has become a staple for college students who need instant, mobile access to files and a simple way to share and collaborate with classmates. To help even more students stay connected with the cloud, FilesAnywhere is offering 40% off to those who sign up for an annual account with their .edu email address in August. Check out these top ten tools to help students make the most of their FilesAnywhere account chosen by intern and student at The University of Texas, Kokila Jaitly, and then use promo code SCHOOL40 to claim your savings on the plan that’s right for you.
Top Ten FilesAnywhere Features for Students this Fall
#1 Mobile Apps – College life is hectic, and every extra opportunity to study can make the difference in meeting deadlines. Whether you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android, you can download FilesAnywhere mobile apps to access the notes and assignments saved to your account from your mobile device anywhere, at any time.
#2 Backup and Sync – Imagine losing your entire music library, or the final term paper you have been working on all semester because your laptop is stolen, damaged, lost, or crashes. By simply uploading files to your FilesAnywhere account, all your files are safe no matter what happens to the original. Paid accounts get an extra backup boost from CoolBackup. Available for both Mac and PC, students can schedule automatic backups for an added measure of set-it-and-forget-it security.
#3 Dropbox™ Links – Try as you might, it’s almost impossible to make it through an entire semester without missing a class. Whether you get sick, sleep through and alarm, or take a personal day at the pool, Dropbox Links make it easy to receive notes and assignments from classmates with a simple link and a thank you.
#4 Group Share – Without an easy way to collaborate and share work with others, a team project can create more work for everyone involved. Instead, use this tool to create groups and exchange documents, even entire folders with other users. Online editing tools allow users to avoid the hassle and confusion of saving multiple versions of documents to different devices, and security tools control what you share, who you share it with, and to what extent.
#5 eForms – Use eForms to collect and organize information from others easily and automatically. Whether you want to collect cell phone numbers and e-mail address from your classmates, or need to send a survey to a large number of people for research, eForms is completely customizable for every job.
#6 ZoHo Online Editor – Never get confused by saving and sending multiple version of the same file again. This plug-in allows users to view and edit documents online in real time. This means students can take notes in class and access them later from any device, or edit and send a document to a group member without ever uploading or downloading a file.
#7 Inbound Email Attachments – FilesAnywhere virtually eliminates the need to send files via e-mail, but you still may receive an e-mail attachment unexpectedly that you would like to save. Simply forward the message to your personal FilesAnywhere inbox address and it will be automatically saved to your account.
#8 Twitter Backup – Students today spend just as much time working and socializing with classmates online as they do in the classroom. Rather than search through the clutter to find an important or memorable Twitter conversation, use this tool to back up your tweets to your FilesAnywhere account for easy access, or to share them with others.
#9 WordPress/Blogger Plugin – College is filled with once in a lifetime moments, and they can pass by in the blink of an eye. Now is the perfect time to begin recording your memories in a blog. It’s free and easier than ever with the Word Press and Blogger.com plug-ins from FilesAnywhere. These tools allow you to share and post files straight to your blog and store them online in one step.
#10 Mobile Faxing – Faxing may not be a service college students use frequently, but when it is needed, FilesAnywhere users won’t have to search for a fax machine or learn how to use one. Every account is equipped with the ability to send and receive faxes from the user’s computer, tablet, or mobile phone, which saves paper, ink, and creates a backup copy all with one feature.
This is just the beginning of a long list of features that students can use to be more productive, stay organized, and keep files safe online. Sign up now to discover the rest in time for the start of school, and be sure to leave a comment to let us know how you use FilesAnywhere to work smarter!