I do think it handles the website I mentioned better, and there are plenty of new extensions that can be used to customize the Chrome experience.
However, I miss some Firefox features. For instance, other websites I work with need FTP treatment. FireFTP is wonderfully handy for that. Chrome, as of this writing has nothing in the same league. Chrome will let me “pin” a tab, but Firefox’s Tab Mix Plus will let me “freeze” it. I use that add-on all the time. There’s another add-on that offers me Split Panes – something I don’t use often, but when I need it I really need it.
I had a minor disaster this morning. I was disappointed to find that I’d accidentally dumped 28 devotionals I’ve written from the Book of Matthew. I haven’t published any of my NT work, so I lost a month’s work. Needless to say, it was a real downer to me.
That caused me to look into some kind of automatic back up solution. I needed some kind of backup approach to these files that would happen automatically, I wanted it to be easy to set up, I wanted it to keep incremental backups, and I wanted it to (ah-hem) be FREE. The answer was Dropbox.
First, I downloaded, installed, and created an account with Dropbox. It creates a new folder in My Documents. Anything put in that folder is automatically backed up to their secure server. Up to 2 Gigs is free – that’s more than enough for my text only back up needs.
Second, I moved the folders I wanted to keep automatically backed up into the new “My Dropbox” folder. A visit to the Droplink website confirmed that the folders now existed in my Dropbox account.
Third, I installed the Dropbox program on my second computer. Once I did that, the files I had already put in the Dropbox folder on the first computer appeared on the second computer. From now on, if I change one of those files on one computer, they are automatically synced on the other computer. Not only that, but Dropbox is keeping incremental backups of those files. If I mess up like I did this morning, I can go to the Drobox website and recover those files!
Hopefully, this is the last time I’ll ruin my morning by discovering that I’ve overwritten my work!
PS: If you use this link to sign up for DropBox they’ll give me even more free storage.