Online storage can change the way you use files. You no longer have to carry needed files on a thumb drive. You don't have to email large files to others. You simply put them online. You can access them from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Think of online storage as a thumb drive on the Web. What would you pay for such a handy tool? You don't have to pay anything! Take Microsoft's SkyDrive, for example. You get 25GB of online storage for free.
SkyDrive is cool. That said, you have to upload and retrieve files from its Website. That's not terrible. But there is an easier way. SDExplorer lets you use SkyDrive like any other drive on your computer.
After installing SDExplorer, find it in My Computer (XP) or Computer (Vista and 7). It will appear as a drive alongside your regular drives. Double-click it to log into your SkyDrive account. You can then drag and drop files. There's no need to open a browser.
(SDExplorer comes in free (Basic) and paid (Pro) versions. Scroll down the download page to find the free version.)