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I thought that the following might be of interest to many of you. I am in a new
job that allows for quite a bit of telecommuting (yay!), and I anticipate
making good use of one or more of these services.
This is an abstract from an article in the December issue of PC World, on page
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A new class of free, Web-based services lets you store files, retrieve them
from any PC with a browser, and allow others to view or edit them. The services
offer online storage space at no charge, giving you a cheap, easy way to
shuttle big files between PCs or share files with others. Virtual hard drives
like FreeDrive (www.freedrive.com, 20MB), I-drive (www.idrive.com, 25MB), and
Free Disk Space (www.freediskspace.com, 25MB) are designed for ease of use.
More ambitious services include group editing and document sharing options,
making them useful for small work groups. NetDocuments (www.netdocuments.com),
lets you create an address book of people to be notified automatically by
e-mail anytime a particular document is modified. Its synchronization system
lets you alter online documents without downloading them to your PC, saving
time and disk space.. So if you edit a Word document stored on NetDocuments,
the service will store your changes to the version of the file it keeps on the
Web site. The new JustOn Files (www.juston.com) has similar sharing options and
offers 50MB of free storage.
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