I’ve been using dropbox to share files with friends. it’s free version has a 2GB cap. Since I’m a mobileme subscriber, and I had 10GB to use, I tried to use it instead. Sadly I can’t share that space with groups.
I refuse to pay another fee for cloud space, so I bought a pogoplug, a gadget that puts your USB external harddrives (or a USB hub of it) on the cloud - totally accessible via web.
Like the reviews said, the thing is really easy to install. I had issues with the journaled format, but I expected that. Formatting aside, I got my entire external HD with all my files available on the web, and even assigned some shared folders for friends.
As usual, I sent an email to the company with suggestions:
Subject: happy customer here…
- RSS feed is cool, but it could be RSS 2.0, with enclosures: this way any video or music file automatically becomes a podcast link. it can’t be that hard, and frankly that’s the feature I want the most.
- Shared groups are really nice, is it possible to have a link where I can email everyone, right away? I’m not asking for a full-on mailing list, just a better way to communicate with members (maybe even a @pogoplug.com email that redirects to members automatically).
- Is it possible to link to folders or files? For instance, if I upload a .ai for a coworker, how can I notify the person (with proper permissions, etc) accordingly? is it something on your mind?
keep up the good work, i’m a one day customer and I’m pretty happy already - I just cancelled my mobileme, in fact.