We all know disaster can strike at any moment, so we prepare our physical world—our bodies, homes and belongings—for the worst. We buy health insurance, car insurance, home or renters insurance, life insurance, flood insurance and so on. We invest in home alarm systems to guard against intruders or other things that go bump in the night. We buy emergency supplies and generators and shutter windows when there’s a storm warning.
But, are we paying enough attention to preparing our digital world for disaster? When an accident happens, a natural disaster hits, or you’re a victim of theft, will your digital world stay intact?
Here are a few ways to make sure that when something goes seriously awry, your digital world can keep itself together.
For starters, make sure that you have digital copies and backups of everything. Store all records digitally: bank information, health records, insurance records, and all other valuable personal identification. Your information should be easily ready and accessible if disaster strikes.
Turning physical documents into digital formats is a good way to keep vital information out of harm’s way. The process can be easy and doesn’t require buying an at-home scanner or a lengthy trip to Staples. Digitizing documents can be quick and painless using a PDF scanner app on your smartphone.
If you have an iPhone, try Evernote Scannable. The free app does most of the work for you by searching the camera’s field-of-view for a sheet of paper, automatically focusing the shot and taking a photo.
CamScanner for Android offers many of the same features, allowing you to scan and save everything from essential records to grandma’s beloved apple pie recipe in no time.
Another good tip for safeguarding your digital world is to centralize all your digital records. Having a central location for everything gives you one, simple source to tap quickly and find it all.
LINK is a good solution for keeping your entire digital world in one place and an ideal digital partner when a disaster may strike. With 2TB of ultra-portable storage, LINK is big enough to store your entire digital world, yet small enough to take with you in any emergency.
LINK gives you the ability to keep everything—from priceless photographs, to copies of your first short story, to home videos of your daughter’s first steps. You don’t have to agonize between prioritizing the essentials and saving many years of digital memories.
If the internet goes out, no problem. You can still use and transfer important documents from other devices with LINK’s self-generating, dual-band 5GHZ Wi-Fi signal.
So if your world goes upside-down (which we hope it doesn’t), LINK is a great solution for safeguarding what’s important to you digitally—all the things you won’t want to live without once the dust settles.
Learn more about how LINK can help you keep your digital world safe.