Dropbox just saved my ass.
So I’m writing up a paper for a conference, and I searched around within my experimental results to find a half-decent one. That was the easy part, but imagine the horror when I found out that although I have the results themselves, I forgot to save the settings of the experiment… Uh-oh.
This is when the Events (history) feature of Dropbox comes in very-very-very handy. I just checked out the time and date stamp of the results file (21st Feb.) and watched the history of my file edit on their web interface. And voila: there were my settings for that given experiment. Highly recommended for messy scientists/engineers.
(No, I’m not a paid PR guy, this is a honest customer testimonial.)