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Share and Collaborate on Files with Drop.io

drop-io.jpgWhen I need to share a large file with someone (or myself, meaning I need it to go from one computer to another), I invariably turn to YouSendIt. Sure, I could use Driveway or Transfer Big Files, but I like YouSendIt because it's quick and easy, and because I'm a creature of habit.

I may need a new habit, however, now that I've discovered Drop.io. True to its name, this service is like an online dropbox for your files. Or, to put it another way, permanent temporary storage. Without so much as setting up an account or providing an e-mail address, you can choose a Web address for your "drop" (drop.io/whatever-name-you-want), select the file(s) you want to upload, enter a password (optional), and specify how long the drop should exist: anywhere from 1 day to 1 year.

You can, of course, share your new URL with others if you want to provide access to your files -- and you don't have to worry about the decor. The "drop space" looks quite attractive and offers several views for browsing files. What's more, as the guys at AppScout point out, sharing a Drop.io URL with colleagues is like creating an instant online workspace for collaborating on files and documents.

In short, Drop.io is a winner, and well worth checking out if you ever need to share or transfer files. [via AppScout]

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