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Integrating KeeWeb With Dropbox for Data Access [How-To]

KeeWeb All Working in Browser

By now, if you’re new to using KeeWeb, you should probably have read my really basic intro to getting KeeWeb working from a place you host. You may have decided to host it on your own server or computer, but I thought putting it in Dropbox was a good primer for what’s next: Integrating this tool into Dropbox’s API and using that for storage. This can seem really complicated at first look, but I’ll show you that it’s not as bad as you think.

A warning: This is a densely populated list of instructions. My intention is for you to follow this list and hopefully succeed in building this solution.

In Focus: Test Driving OwnCloud’s Services

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This is something I’d wanted to do for a while. If you aren’t familiar with the open source tool, OwnCloud is a file storage, sharing, and syncing service similar to Dropbox. In fact, a great deal of OwnCloud works just like Dropbox. You install a client, store files in a folder, and this folder is synchronized with “the server” as files are updated.Files are stored locally on the user’s computer, as well as on the OwnCloud server. Since the files are stored in OwnCloud, you can have many clients running on several computers keeping these files in sync. I thought it might be a great time to setup this great tool and see how the process looks.

5 Things You Can Learn From a Compulsive Technology Switcher

Electrical Knife SwitchI’m what you might call a technology “switcher”. I switch phones, tablets and computers often. Sure, part of that process revolves around writing column about what I use. But, some of it is because I’m rather compulsive. I feel that, to truly understand a piece of technology, it has to become part of your everyday life; not just something you test on the side. So, on a regular basis, I can be found moving all of my data and applications from one device to another. Given this exaggerated need to switch, I thought I would share some of the strategies I use to make sure I can pick up and move forward quickly.

Insync May Get You To Ditch DROPBOX For Good

Don’t get me wrong, Dropbox is great. You get a free 2gb allotment of space, you get a free sync tool that can run on your PC or mac device and there are apps galore for access to those files. The many things you can do with Dropbox are underscored by some of the services that are out there – like Dropbox Automater, a sort of IFTTT for Dropbox. Sure, Dropbox has had some bad press over the last year, but as a service, it’s pretty amazing. Thanks to a new tool called Insync, there is an interesting alternative now.

Want To Have An Easily Sharable vCard? Here’s How To Do It

vCard is the electronic standard for business cards online. Every single application that is able to create, and handle contact information can generally read and import information from a vCard. The vCard is a small text file (usually with the file extension .VCF) that contains contact details in a specific format that email and contact applications can easily read. Often you see email clients such as Outlook automatically generating vCard files and attaching them to outgoing messages – but you want more than that. You want to share your vCard with anyone and everyone and don’t want to be limited to using Outlook to do that for you. Here’s how.

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