The idea of storing something on the internet isn’t new. You may have been uploading pictures to Facebook for years, for example. But are you really utilizing the full extent of what is available?
But why store things online when you have a desktop or tablet right at hand? The question answers itself nowadays. These things can break, get lost, get stolen, get wet or – yeah – crash. The cloud offers the security of a decentralized location as well as the convenience of being able to access your data wherever you have an internet connection.
Working in the Cloud
There are many different cloud computing options out there, and many have already risen to the top as easy to use and highly functional. Through cloud storage options you’re able to have the cloud software remember your passwords, your internet preferences, your settings and of course any number of documents, files and media uploads.
Even though a video file is generally much larger than the the average song or track file, most of us still find that it’s music that’s slowly filling up our hard-drive. That’s because most of us are used to working with video media online. Sharing, linking viewing: YouTube and services like it has made cloud computing universal for movies , but when it comes to our personal soundtrack, most prefer to keep their files close to home.
So, how do you manage that ever-growing collection? Suffice it to say everyone’s got some tunes, but what are the best methods and the best tools for managing them? Whether it’s just one folder or 50, there are good and not-so-good ways to keep track of that soundtrack.
Clearing Up the Duplicates
Before you start actually working with your music, you should do a bit of housecleaning first. If your music collection has gotten a bit, well, out-of-hand, start by deleting any duplicated songs on your computer. You know you’ve got some. You can do this manually by seeking out all of your songs and physically deleting them or you can let the software do the work by using a free solution like SlimCleaner to remove duplicates for you.
The thing is about duplicate file finding software is that it not only will do the work of actually looking at all your files, but you can customize it to filter results how you want. Continue reading
Clutter is often the enemy around the house, but what about your cluttered hard drive? Most of us have a hard time keeping media organized and pictures seem to be dumped periodically into folders that don’t always make sense when you try and go back to find pictures later.
It’s even more likely that those disorganized pictures have not been backed up lately and you’re at risk of losing everything if your computer were to crash.
Let’s call it a resolution. It’s time to get those photos organized, and fortunately there are excellent tools available for doing just that.
Photo Organization Guidelines
Before delving into the tools you’re going to use when sorting through your photos, come up first with a plan. How do you want to actually get things organized? Continue reading