While cloud based storage services offer a convenient way of backing up your data, it is also important to back any data stored in the cloud. Many of us make use of Google Docs to store documents and collaborate with colleagues. Have you considered what would happen if you lost access to these files? Thanks to Insync, there is an easy way to store copies of your Google Docs on your computer for safekeeping.
Insync has a very similar interface to Dropbox, but it actually accesses your Google Docs account and synchronises all files to a folder on your computer. Apart from providing a backup of your documents this also gives you the added benefit of being able to access your Google Docs even when your internet connection is not working. You can edit these documents on your computer and then update the documents back into your Google Account. However, in our experience this can cause conflicts and leave you with out of date files. At this stage the service seems to work much better as a simple backup tool.
While the chances of you losing access to your Google account are pretty slim, Insync will provide you with an extra level of protection just in case a problem occurs. It takes very little time to set up, but is great insurance when it comes to protecting your data. Insync is available for Mac and Windows and can be downloaded here.