I’ve been trying to find an online storage solution for keep my files accessible anytime anywhere. One of the best articles I’ve discovered is The Online Storage Gang, written by Michael Arrington of Techcrunch. In it, you’ll find the ultra-useful online storage comparison chart. The article lists various competing services promising to give you all the space you need, secured, accessible, and sometimes even shareable amongst friends.
A month or two back, Aaron Levie gave a few of us tech bloggers early access to his company’s new version of box.net (2.0), an online storage service which works straight from any web-browser. Under a media agreement, none of us could really provide links for you to try it until now. What makes this online storage service different from others is that straight off the bat, they give you 1gb of online storage (no catch). There are also a slew of features they’ve added to really pull Box.net ahead of the online storage crowd.
Here are the best features of Box.net:
1.Pretty functional web interface (includes tagging files)
2.Multiple Upload/Download methods (desktop syncing, zipped download, etc)
3.Sharing files among friends (bit of social networking there)
4.Built-in audio and image playback (share mp3s, photo slideshows)
If you read my iMeem review last time, you know that I’m a fan of persistent file sharing, where your files still sharable even though you might be offline. I’ll leave the Box.net feature run-down to buddy Paul Stamatiou, who did a great write-up.
Meantime, do me a favor and sign up for a free 1gb Box.net account via this link. I’ll get a referral for more space and we can easily share files online together.
UPDATE: Aaron’s Box.net Blog notes that a web-based document editor is coming along, as well as a Mac-based Desktop Syncronization program. Whoopie!