How to share files via Web browser

This awesome Web service allows you to share files with a friend without any additional clients.

Some of your friends use Dropbox, some use AIM, others use GTalk, and you're tired of keeping track of these preferences when you want to send them something.

Now you can use a service that works within both your Web browser and theirs. There's no wondering if you're both using the same file-sharing client because it's done through a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection right inside the browser. Here's how to get started sharing your files much faster:

Steps 1 and 2. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 1: Open up in your Web browser.

Step 2: Drag and drop the file you want to share into the dotted-line box (or use the button to select it on your computer).

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 3: Highlight and copy the link that appears above the box and share it with your friend. (It would be nice if they added a copy button here.)

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Step 4: View the progress of the transfer in the bottom-right corner.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma

Note that the file transfer connection will terminate if either Web browser window is closed. It's a good idea to keep this in mind for yourself, and notify your friend downloading the file as well.

via AddictiveTips


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