services to share files online?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dantastic, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. dantastic macrumors 6502a

    dantastic

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a file sharing service where I can configure individual users with passwords.

    So for example when john logs on he can see my files only intended for him.
    I need to be able to upload files up to 100mb and I don't want just anyone to be able to access them.

    Can you recommend a good service that works for you?
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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  3. Twenty1TEN macrumors member

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    Dropbox

    Definitely dropbox

    makes accessing files extremely easy

    use this link to get an extra 250mb when you sign up dropbox

    good luck!
     
  4. dantastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    dantastic

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    The panel has unanimously spoken. It's rare so when it does happen you better follow the advice given. Dropbox it is.

    I'd heard about dropbox alright but I wasn't sure.

    I clicked your link too! :cool:
     
  5. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    You can get an extra amount by using a .edu account for it. I think it gives you 500mb per invitation or whatever.

    https://www.dropbox.com/edu
     
  6. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Just setup a shared folder for each user and you are set. I use "shared" in the name so I can keep my shared folders separate from my personal folders. eg SharedJohnD

    DropBox is free for up to 2Gb and this should take care of the files you are sharing, but overall for yourself you might want to upgrade your account.

    I have shared files that were over 7GB in size. Not many services allow for files over 2GB in size. Clients send me their Entourage databases to fix.

    The DropBox feature where you can see revisions and recover a deleted file is also invaluable.
     

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