Multiple devices are a way of life for many researchers and students. This means that your various devices can be synchronized, or you can store your files in the cloud, and access them from any location with an Internet connection. Google Drive and Netfiles are better for things that need some level of security.
- Google Drive
- Sync Your Browser
With Google Drive, you can create and share word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, and collaborate with others on group projects. Students and teachers can create documents using these state-of-the-art tools, then communicate and collaborate with each other in real time right inside a web browser window.
NetFiles is an online file storage tool made by Xythos Software, a Blackboard company. The University provides 5 GB of NetFiles storage to all current students, staff, and faculty. This enables you to securely store and share files on a University server that has been approved for storing private and protected data.
Although designed to support courses, groups often use Moodle as a place to store shared documents and links. Anyone may be included in a Moodle "Course," with varying levels of privileges. Those outside the U need to obtain a guest ID. To learn more: See the U of M's Moodle Support page.
You can share, edit, and save documents, spreadsheets, photos and other files on any device. They are saved to the cloud and synchronized with your other devices. Dropbox offers some online storage for free, with more available for a small fee.
All the major browsers allow you to access your browser history, bookmarks, open tabs as well as passwords across all your devices if you set up the sync.