RapidShare is undoubtedly the most popular and old file sharing network today. Other networks include, megaupload, mediafire, megashare, sendafile and lots more. Their business model is based upon revenue generated from Premium Accounts and selling advertisement space. RapidShare has become so popular that there are many RapidShare Search Engines today, which delve deep into RapidShare to bring file URLs to you for download.
But I have just found a file sharing service, with lots of additional features, which make it an ideal service for file sharing.
Welcome to Drop.io.
It is a place, which allows to store and share any files privately, without accounts, personal registration, or an email addresses. These files are fondly called drops and are not searchable’ and not networked’.
It allows you to set various things like a password, whether others can add to the drop, and how long you want it to exist.
The interesting part is that this space can be used as a community space, where others can add, delete or edit the files available there. For instance, this space can be developed as a sort of communal blog, and give anyone the option to add, annotate or upload different files. And there are lots of ways the files can be uploaded onto this space. They can upload usually via Web, or through email, or through FAX or even leave voice mails by calling a dedicated number with an assigned extension.
The interface is neat and clean, and it is fun to use. However I wish that the entire gamut of services available there should be more searchable, because at first glance, it just looks like any other file storing and sharing service. Yet another problem, which I found that it is not possible to associate privacy features to individual files. These settings are attributed to the entire space at one go.
All in all, a nice web tool.