Dropbox Syncs and Backs Up Files Between Computers Instantaneously
Windows/Mac only: Freeware application and web service Dropbox instantaneously backs up and syncs your files over the internet and to any computer. After you install the application, it will create a Dropbox folder on your hard drive. Any file you put inside that folder will automatically be synced and monitored for changes, and each time a change is saved, it backs up and syncs the file again. Even better, Dropbox does revision history, so if you accidentally saved a file and wanted to revert to an old version or deleted a file, Dropbox can recover any previous version. See the video above for a full demonstration.
Any file that's synced with Dropbox is available on any computer you sync it to or through the Dropbox web interface. During the beta, Dropbox is limited to 2GB of storage space and syncing. The software and service will remain free of charge, but if you need more than the 2GB, premium accounts will be available. Dropbox is currently Windows and Mac only, though the Dropbox blog promises a Linux client soon.
The application is currently in closed beta, but we've got 500 invites for Lifehacker readers to try it out—just click through to the Dropbox Signup link below; the beta code islifehacker. If the invites run out (and they probably will), all new users get 10 invites of their own they can dish out to friends, so if you get an invite, feel free to share the love with your fellow commenters. If you've been using Dropbox already, let's hear how it's been working for you in the comments.