Do you need to share any files? Does these files are too big for attaching them in a email? Use one of these good web services.
Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. It was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a Y Combinator startup.
Box.net is a cloud-based content management solution for individuals and companies ranging from small businesses to large corporations. The company has adopted a freemium business model, and provides 5GB of free storage for personal accounts. A mobile version of the service is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Box.net’s competitors include Dropbox, Sharepoint, Sugarsync, and Documentum.
Hotfile allows users to upload and download files with any web browser. Non-registered users are allowed to upload up to 400 MB at once. After a successful file upload, the user is given a unique URL which allows others to download the file. Non-registered users have to wait 15 seconds in the download queue and might need to enter a CAPTCHA and have to wait 30 minutes to download another file after a previous download session ends (even if the file did not download completely).
i-drive (name derived from internet drive) is an online data storage service that was founded in August 1998 and launched its first product in August 1999. Originally presented as i-drive.com, the company acquired idrive.com in the fall of 1999. The initial product offered a limited amount of free storage space for ‘sideloading’ – storing files such as MP3s collected on the Web without downloading them. In 2000, the company began offering unlimited storage space.
Megaupload is an online Hong Kong-based company established in 2005 for the use of uploading and downloading files. It includes a video browsing section in the site Megavideo, MegaLive, MegaPix and Megabox as well as a sister company called Megaporn (formerly Megarotic) which hosts user uploaded pornographic content.