Drop.io is designed to be a simple way for people to exchange files and documents over the internet. You don’t need to create an account; you just need to set up private exchange points known as drops. You can set these up by clicking the mouse a few times. The drop can then be accessed in a number of different ways, including by cell phone, fax, widgets, web and email. All of the drops are private and can be restricted to make them more or less accessible. It’s also possible for users to create as many drops as they want to, and any type of media can be added using the service. It’s also possible to subscribe to certain feeds using RSS or email subscriptions. Free accounts have 100MB of storage space, there is up to 25GB of storage available for paid accounts.
Drop.io was launched in November 2007 and has received $3.95 million in funding from various sources. It’s an online file sharing application that’s very easy to use, however it has also undergone regular improvements, including in November 2008 when they added a face book application to quickly and easily share files with face book contacts. Facebook acquired Drop.io in October 2010. The service was discontinued on December 15, 2010.
There are dozens of file sharing applications on the internet; however this one is just a little bit different. One of the nicest things is that you don’t have to register for an account first. It’s also possible to restrict who can download the file by putting a password on it, or by setting an expiry date so that it can’t be downloaded after a certain time. The fact that you don’t have to register makes it possible to share files quickly and easily without having to worry about completing any lengthy forms.
Drop.io makes file sharing as simple as it really should be; if you want to send a large file to someone else then it’s important to make it as simple and easy as it can possibly be. To share a file with someone you first need to create a drop point, you can do this by choosing a name. You then select your files and upload them. Once you have done this you can also change the extra settings to make the file expire after a certain time, or to password protect the file so that only people you give the password to can download it.
Although there are no accounts as such when you upload files and create drops you will be given the option of creating an administrator password and entering your email. This means that it is possible to log in with the admin password and delete or change the files included in the drop.
The application is completely free to use, however they do also offer premium accounts. The basic account comes with 100MB of storage, individuals can upgrade to 1GB of storage which costs $10 per year. The business plan includes 100GB and up to 250 drops for $99.99 per month.
Drop.io is perfect for anyone that needs to send large files over the internet, email might not be the best option and this is often the quickest and easiest way of sending your files on the internet.