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MobileMe iDisk now supports file sharing

updated 01:10 pm EST, Fri February 13, 2009

MobileMe iDisk file share

Apple has announced that the iDisk service, a feature of MobileMe, can now be used to share large files. Rather than attempt to e-mail files that contain large amounts of data, users can upload the content to a public folder in their iDisk account. After choosing the individuals to share the information with, iDisk will automatically send e-mails containing a download link. The recipient can then access the files or even post their own documents into the folder.

For security purposes, users can assign a password to the files or set a maximum number of days that the download link is available.

Current MobileMe subscribers can use the sharing service for free.






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  1. dynsight

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    very nice

    This is actually a very nice, useful feature! I cannot wait to try it!

  1. Zkatz007

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    About time!

    Jeez, Apple. About DAMN time!

  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Public folder

    Yes, this is nice, but the iDisk has always had the Public folder. I've been doing "file sharing" with my iDisk since the OS 9 days.

  1. bxs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    ...it's very user friendl

    In response to leamanc's comment. The new feature allows the 'normal' user to share data now. Before, as you've said' it was available via the Public folder but it wasn't conducive for the average home user. I made use of it now and then and found it kinda clumsy and my other co-workers were always asking for hints on how to use it. Now Apple has made it almost foolproof and VERY easy to use.

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