I’m scared of lizards. Those little gecko type lizards that bake in the sun doing their little lizard push ups. It’s not that I think they’re evil, it’s just that they move so fast. One minute they’re across the room, the next minute they’re climbing over your foot.
And to make matters worse, my youngest cat loves bringing them in from outside. She’ll strut in with one hanging out of her mouth, trying to track me down so she can show off her prize. Somehow she’s always surprised when mommy shrieks and shoves her back outside.
Because lizards scare me.
That fear is there with computers too. You know those moments. Those times when your computer hiccups and you have this complete panic because your entire life is on that computer and what if it crashes? What if it locks up and won’t let you back in?
No more pictures of your cats, no more business forms, and goodbye to all those pre-written blog posts.
*shivers* Just the thought gives me the heebie jeebies.
You don’t have to live with that anxiety, though. Let’s get together and talk about how to squash the fear of losing your documents in a computer crash or unfortunate accident.
When you move from one computer to another, do your bookmarks and settings follow you? Can you be reading an article in your office, then switch to your phone to finish the article as you wait in line at the store? If no, then what are you waiting for?
Chrome and Firefox both offer a version of account sync. You create an account, set up your browser to your preference – certain extensions, zoom level, home page, etc. – then when you log into another digital device and open the browser you will see the exact same setup. I have sync set up for Chrome, which is my primary browser, and Firefox which is my secondary browser.
Productivity wise, sync has been awesome because no matter what computer or device I am on, I have access to my bookmarks and recent tabs. I currently operate on three different computers and two mobile devices, so sync makes it mostly seamless. There have been a few hiccups trying to access recent tabs from another device (pulling up a web page I saw on my desktop when I am using my laptop), but overall its been great.
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