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Sunday, October 19, 2008
Online File Sharing Comparison
Free storage space
File size limit
5 GB for $7.95/month; 15 GB for $19.95/month
25 MB free, 1 GB paid accounts
Web-based, or through manual syncing hacks.
Through Windows and Mac hacks
Numerous web app interfaces (faxing, photo editing, etc.); iCal hosting support; Gmail and Outlook mailing integration.
100 MB per "drop"
100 MB for free "drops"; 1 GB codes for $10/year
100 MB per "drop"
Browser, email, phone call (for audio recording), faxing of documents, blog widgets
No registration required, passwords optional; Firefox extension (Drag & Drop.io) quickly makes new drops.
50 GB for $10/month or $99/year
No limit for desktop-synced files; 350 MB through web interface
Software client (Windows, Mac and Linux), iGoogle gadget, web interface.
Yes, across systems and with shared files.
Revision history saving of documents; multi-user shared folders
1 GB with registration, 100 MB without.
Same as storage space.
Files can be downloaded as they're uploaded in real time.
30 GB with sign-up; 25 GB must be media files.
100 GB for $60 first year, $80 each year after.
Web and Windows client
Through Windows client
Online file editing (non-media); Mobile phone access. NOTE: Files deleted after 90 days if not accessed)
$4.95/month for unlimited space for home users.
Windows and Mac synchronization clients only.
1 TB of media files ONLY
Premium subscriptions available.
200 MB per video, 9 MB per audio file
Web-based (but can drag and drop from Flickr, YouTube, and other webapps)
Webapp synchronization, live streaming of media files.
Windows client or web site.
Through Windows client.
Can sell original files with 2% commission, auto web embed creator.
Windows Live SkyDrive
Web site or ActiveX plug-in for Windows explorer.
RSS feeds for shared and public folders; integrates with Live Spaces account.
Windows Live Mesh
Web site, Windows-based explorer plug-ins.
Yes (through Live Mesh client)
OS X and mobile support to come; Remote desktop access through computers running client.
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