Moving to mobile: how to work from any computer

April 17, 2008

Lately, working on multiple computers has started to take its toll on my time and productivity. I regularly use my work computer, my laptop, and my home computer, and occasionally use university computers and conference room computers. That’s five different machines on a fairly frequent basis. It’s hard to keep track of everything - especially if I need a file that’s on machine X, or a password that’s in the Firefox password manager on machine Y. So, to fix that, I’m going full mobile. I’m moving everything that can be securely moved (i.e., nothing proprietary from work) into the cloud. Here’s a few of the things I’m doing to accomplish this:

The only applications which I can’t transport easily are Photoshop and Star Wars Galaxies, but seeing as Adobe just released a web-based version of Photoshop that’s freely available, the former’s not going to be a problem. And I really don’t need to be playing Galaxies at work, so that’s not an issue either, heh. I’m taking my first steps toward being fully mobile. If you have any suggestions for additional ways to do this, let us know in the comments!