- 1 GB storage for free (with prices starting at $4.99 per month for 5GB)
- Private sharing
- Public sharing
- Desktop Sync software (upcoming)
- Work groups
UploadingThere are two basic ways to upload files: through Flash and through drag and drop, and since I'm a big fan of drag and drop, that's the option I use.
Flash upload dialog
Drag and drop upload dialog
SharingOne great feature is sharing your files. You can either share them privately with other Box.net users or you can share them at a public URL for anyone to download, with optional password protection. Very handy, as opposed to e-mailing large files, sending them over IM or something similar.
The Public sharing dialog
What I missI would love to have FTP access to my account, for easy and swift uploading. Sure, Desktop Sync might happen, but I'd like to have free access to my file structure and to use my FTP tool of choice.
Conclusively, I think Box.net is going places. They're still working on some minor issues, but they're also very humble and open for feedback, so just let them know if you have any questions. Except from a good service, Goowy's file sharing is based on the Box.net API and they have also become a module in Netvibes, so they seem get their share of attention. :-) The creators of Box.net also blog about the service and what's going on in terms of competitors' services, for anyone wanting to stay on top of things. Go try it out now!