It is always better to have remote access to your files stored on computer rather than carrying them in storage devices. This way there is no possibility of losing them before important meetings, isn’t it? To get access your files even when on the road, what you need is just an Internet connection. Here are 4 ways to remotely access your files from anywhere.
Using Remote Access Apps
There are hundreds of remote access apps available on Internet to download. Some of them are free while some are premium apps. These apps allow you to access your home computer from any remote workstation using web browser or Smartphone app. Here are some of the most trusted remote access apps available in market.
is available as free and premium version. It is available for Windows as well as Macs. It can be used for accessing files, remote priting, editing files and much more.
works on subscriptions costing $19.95 per workstation (wither Mac or PC). It offers features like drag-drop against cost which are only available in premium version of LogMeIn.
uses virtual network computing for remote accessing purpose. In addition to features offered by previous utilities, it offers advanced features like encryption, authentication and graphic drivers. However, this one is difficult to configure.
Share Files Using NAS Device
NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices can be used when you don’t want to access home computer but just want to work on files shared over Internet. These devices work as mini servers that connect to Home network via Ethernet cable. If you work mostly on shared files, these devices are worth $200. They can be used for backups from mulitple computers. File access is offered usually via FTP or browser. Buffalo workstations or Apple’s Time Capsule are few NAS Boxes available in market.
External Hard Drive
Don’t get surprised! External hard drive can be added to home router if it has an ability for file sharing. Linksys Dual-Band WRT600N is an example of such router that allows network sharing capabilities. However, accessing files using these techniques is not as fast as using NAS boxes.
Online Backup and Syncing
Cloud computing techniques allow you to remotely access files on home computer without any hardware installations. For that purpose, you need to use online backup and syncing services like Carbonite or Mozy. Most of these are paid services but would cost you much much lesser than installing NAS boxes or buying external harddisks. Just backup your files using these services and then download them using mobile app or browser. Dropbox like services are dedicated to file syncing and are used specifically for carrying your most important documents with you.
These four services assure that you never get embarassed at meetings because of forgetting a file at home. Also, you can always work on the go! So which service you have used from above four? Or you are using any other service? Do let us know in comments.