As product manager at Personal, I’m excited to announce that you can now securely store and share files, photos and notes – along with structured data – using Personal on the Web and mobile!
Starting today, you can upload files and photos directly into the Gems in your vault. Personal starts you off with 50MB of secure storage, and, given our encryption technology, we are initially limiting individual file uploads to 3MB per file.
You can connect your Dropbox account for additional secure storage and sharing (the 3MB upload limit per file still applies). To link your account, log in on the Web and look for the Dropbox logo at the top of any Gem:
Introducing the .prsnl file extension: When you link your Dropbox account to Personal, your files and photos are stored as encrypted .prsnl files that can only be accessed and securely shared through Personal.
Here are a few ways to make the most of secure files, photos and notes:
- Snap a photo of your passport for your upcoming international adventure. The photo is instantly encrypted and stored in Personal (or Dropbox). Then share your Gem with whoever is responsible for making air and hotel reservations.
- Take a picture of your prescriptions so you have all the info you need for refills, doctor’s appointments and life’s unexpected moments. Jot a note for your spouse, the caretaker, or anyone else you want to share the Gem with.
- Upload financial statements, tax records, wills, warranties or any sensitive document, and share with those who need them. Once you share Gems, each new file or data you add will automatically update those with access. Stop access whenever you want.
My personal favorite way to use file and photo storage? Meet the world’s best Chianti:
I discovered it at a winery in Italy and immediately knew it deserved a place in my vault. I’ll never have to worry about forgetting my favorite wine, and I can easily share it with my friends and family so they can enjoy it, too (or even buy me a bottle).