Recently a friend alerted me to drop.io, an excellent web services that allows you to instantaneously (in two clicks) create a “drop” (site) for real-time file sharing and download to multiple devices, collaboration in real time, and presentations.
In my opinion, this is an improvement over Google Docs as each “drop” has an associated (and unique) email address, voicemail box and conference call number. The site allows 100MB of space for free before you need to sign-up for a premium account. A free account is a great way to share and collaborate without the expense of a commercial-grade web conferencing service. The “freemium” business model is definitely working wonders!
To date, I’ve used a “drop” to upload a variety of files instead of sending them as email attachments to colleagues and friend. I’ll investigate other uses for this service as time progresses so on with the experimentation.