One of the best free tools on the web that you probably have never heard of is drop.io. Drop.io is a simple file storage and sharing site that you access with your web browser. You can upload up to 100 MB of files (for free) and share the customizable web address with any one that you choose. They will be able to navigate to the drop and download files, add files, comment on files or delete files depending on the permissions that you assigned when you created the drop.
You can also fax files to the drop, call it’s private phone number and leave a voicemail message that can be listened to by anyone accessing the drop, or even hold a conference call using the drop’s built in conference calling feature. A recently added feature allows you to conduct webinars through the drop.
The drops are anonymous, meaning that you do not have to provide a name or email address to create one, although you may wish to do so to ensure that the folks at drop.io can assist you if you forget the name you gave your drop. (This means that there is no need to log in to the drop to view it) The only way to find your drop without their assistance is by remembering the name you gave it…the drops are not indexed by any search engine! You can password protect the drop and ensure that casual passersby cannot access the drop.
The major complaint that I have heard from people is that they can’t understand how to use drop.io, so I have created a video to take you through it step by step. Take 15 minutes and follow along. I think that you’ll be amazed at what it can do for you and all for free to boot!