I covered file sharing applications in my earlier post (link) – and I was pretty much satisfied with the options that I had explored (Zapr,Lycos Mail,GTalk and Y! messenger) – But here is another addition that was relaunched (with bells and whistles):: XDrive.
XDrive is giving away 5 GB of storage space for free.
XDrive is definitely not just another storage application, it has several differentiators too:
- You can store music files in your XDrive account and listen to them fr0m wherever you want to. (i.e. streaming music) – No need to carry your bunch of favorite CDs/MP3s. Just use your computer/smartphone to connect to XDrive and have a blast!
- Share files/folders and define permission level (edit/share/download/view)
The desktop version is a feature-rich product:
- Serves as your hard drive backup –
- Easy to use Backup Smart Pick Options
- Schedule multiple automated backups
- Access XDrive through Windows Explorer
- Manage and share folders and files
- Drag and drop folders and files
- Open and save files directly from applications
XDrive also has a cool browser plugin (only for IE), which enables you to download the file directly to your XDrive account.
Overall, I must say that XDrive is a great product.
The flip side of XDrive is that its a part of AOL and I am not too sure how many of us will trust AOL for not goofing up with user’s private data (again).