Call Drop.io and Create a Public Voicemail as MP3

phone-msg-2-mp3 There are many file sharing services out there. Many offer simple free file hosting, however, I don’t know of any that offer as many ways to share files and share ideas as the Drop.io service. I recently received a letter from them that mentioned a cool feature I wasn’t aware of. Here’s the letter:

Few know this, but it’s easy (not to mention useful) to record a voicemail inside a drop.

Here’s how:
1. Start a ‘drop’ with 1-click
2. Inside the drop, hit the button that says ‘create a free number’
3. Call that number and leave a voice message
… that’s it! The message will automatically become an mp3.

Reporters use this function as an easy way to record interviews on-the-ground and podcasters use it for their shows. We like to leave personal greetings on drops filled with photos for our friends and family.

Check out the voicemail we left for you – and leave us a message in return.
http://drop.io/maynewsletter

I can think of several other ways to use a public (or private) online voice mail. There are many other useful Drop.io features you might want to check out. Here’s short video about them:

Here are a few of our previous posts about the Drop.io site and services:

1. Drop.io Extension For Google Chrome

2. Drop.io | A File Sharing Program, which is more than just RapidShare

3. Send 100MB Attachments With Yahoo Mail

4. Drop.io, A Service To Privately Share Your Files

5. Drop.io Extension For Google Chrome

Be sure to let us know if you have some new ideas how to use this or any other file sharing service.

Cut and Split MP3 Files Online

There are many good software for cutting and splitting MP3 files, however, they don’t help when you are on a different computer or you are not allowed to install any software on the machine you are using. This is where MP3Cut comes in. It is a dead simple tool that lets you cut MP3 files without any hassle.

To start, simply go to MP3Cut.net and upload the file you want to cut. Once the file is uploaded (might take a few minutes depending on the size of the file), select the desired interval. You can do that by simple moving the sliders: the left slider should be at your desired starting point while the right slider should indicate your ending point. Once done, click on split and download, and the tool would cut your MP3 to your desired interval. You can then download the file to your computer. You can also use the tool to play the MP3 file so you know which parts to cut out.

You can use it to create melodies for your cell phone or even just grab a particular sound or line from an audio file. If you are just looking to reduce the size of your MP3 file without cutting the content, you can do so by just altering the bitrate of the file.

Techie Buzz Verdict:

MP3Cut is a great tool that saves you from installing any software on your computer. The only thing that can be improved to make the tool even better is the speed.

Rating: 3/5