Do you want a good way to share your files between multiple locations? Most people would suggest that you carry them around on a USB key. With 4GB flash drives available these days, it’s simple and gives lots of room. But what if you don’t want to carry something around with you? What if you don’t want to lose the tiny device or forget it somewhere?
Some people would suggest that you e-mail the files to yourself. But maybe the file is too big. Then you can use a site like YouSendIt.com
But maybe you want to leave a copy on the server. Or maybe you want to synchronize your files between a couple of locations. The old-school method is simply to have an FTP server that you can upload files to. There are now a number of services that give you exactly that, with a web interface:
The winner from the above services seems to be foldershare.com. They were recently purchased by Microsoft and their service is free, unlike the others.
But the point of this post is to mention iFolder, a piece of software that does the same thing. You’ll obviously need your own file server that will run iFolder, but you won’t have to pay the monthly fees of the other services. And with software requirements like these, it’ll run on any platform.