Computer Corner #8
By Bob Habas
Formally of computer Connections

Sending & Sharing Large Files

When emailing files and pictures to your friends, you're usually limited by your Internet Service provider (ISP) to 1MB or less. What do you do when your pictures and files are larger than 1MB? Use free file-sharing services, like Box.net.
With Box.net (http://www.box.net/) you can easily share large files and
Know when your partner has reviewed materials with automatic email updates.
Share project folders or send a file or folder by simply pasting a link in an email.
Password-protect or set up a time to auto-delete the file or deactivate the link for sensitive materials.

Simple file-sharing
Box.net's online file storage makes it easy to securely share content as a link or a shared folder with anyone -- family, friends, and co-worker. Create an online workspace where you can share project files, add comments, assign tasks, start discus

Mobile access
View and share files on-the-go through your mobile device.

Manage and share content easily

  • Familiar file and folder structure:
    Create and organize multiple layers of folders for all your content.

  • Share with links:
    Share a file or folder of content with direct web links. Send them through Box or paste links in an email or instant message.

  • In-folder collaboration:
    Share an entire folder of content with one or more people.

  • User permissions:
    Manage variable user permissions, from view-only to edit.

  • Global Folders:
    Turn any folder into a public web page in one click and give it a vanity URL.

  • File widgets:
    Create widgets to share files on a company web page or blog or create a public "dropbox" so people can submit files to your Box account via your web page.

  • Mobile access:
    View and share files on-the-go using your mobile device. Use our iPhone or BlackBerry apps or use
    http://m.box.net on your mobile browser.
  • Full-text search:
    Box Business and Enterprise users can search for files with Box's full-text search engine, which lets you search for documents, presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs and more based on file content.

The free Box.net Lite version for personal file sharing and small short-term projects includes:
5 collaboration folders
1 GB storage
Up to 25 MB per file
Folder widget
OpenBox services
Mobile Access
Public file sharing

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