I have been using Dropbox for a while now, just the cool little icon reminding me of service that keeps things ticking in the background, UNTIL today. During a coding session in xCode I found an unusual problem…
We *ALL* know that whilst using any application the most frequent button sequence is CTRL+S or COMMAND+S (mac), there is nothing more frustrating than a machine crash taking with it hours of work. However, this repetitive OCD did not save me today. I was working away in xCode. Midway through form design I inadvertently pressed the delete key to remove an erroneous label. I noticed sometimes I am required to press the fn+Delete key, other times just Delete would work. Well apparently if you press Delete, then Fn+Delete in on Interface Builder form there is no ‘Undo’ feature !!!
So, there I was, over one hours worth of design, frequent save, but the lot was gone !!!
It occurred to me that in the background Dropbox is backing up my files, so a couple of clicks….
So after just a few clicks I was able to restore the version from 2 MINUTES PRIOR. Unbelievable.
I cannot rave enough about the power that Dropbox provides. It certainly saved me having to redo over an hours worth of design. Well done. I recommend it for every developers toolbox!
A worthy 10/10.