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
    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.
  • Box
    Box is a secure data storage and sharing tool and will replace NetFiles as the primary secure sharing tool for the University of Minnesota. Additionally, Box meets requirements for storing and sharing electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) under HIPAA, which may replace your current secure storage drives.
  • Dropbox
    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.
  • Sync Your Browser
    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.