Problem is, I want to access that data on multiple machines. Sure, I can fire up the iPhone and see it there, but it's more convenient to have it on my other PC's, as well. I experimented with they remote syncing options, but they all required a password to be sent in the clear, something that is a definite no-no. Then I read on their blog that they are releasing a Windows Phone 7 version, and they pointed out that it works with Dropbox. I had heard of Dropbox, but never checked it out; I just assumed it was a client app that you could sync files with. I installed it (free for 2GB), and fired it up.
First, boy was I wrong. Saying it is just a client app that can sync files is like saying the Golden Gate Bridge is just an ok way not to get wet crossing the San Francisco bay. It installs itself at the Windows level: it appears as just another folder on your hard drive. But it's constantly looking for new and changed files in there, and syncing to your other Dropbox points. Instantly. Like, no work. No starting up, no pressing a button to Sync; it just works.
I'm pleased to report that this solution works brilliantly with eWallet. No more syncing, no more password passing: the same file is just there, and can be accessed by any computer running Dropbox. Here's what to do:
- Install eWallet and Dropbox on all machines you want.
- On the first machine, start up eWallet and Save your Wallet into your Dropbox folder.
- Open your Dropbox Wallet in eWallet. Like everything there? Great; you are done.
- On the other machines you have, open eWallet and open the Wallet in your Dropbox folder.
That's it. All machines have access to the same Wallet, and changes are automatically made because it's the same Wallet. No deltas, no syncing, no duplicates: all there.
And can't beat the price! Yeah!