Microsoft released in March their updated (and beta) version of FolderShare.
FolderShare is a free piece of downloadable software. Install it and log in. There are three components – a Personal Library, a Shared Library and a Remote Access section. Pretty simple – the personal section contains files and folders that only you will have access to. Shared folders and be shared with one or a number of people. Click the “create library” button and navigate to the folder on your computer you want to share and select it. Then you will designate the person’s email you want to share with and FolderShare will send them an email. You can share a document, a folder of pictures, think of the possibilities!
The remote access allows you to login and work on files from anywhere you might be. You can also set up remote access with a colleague or client. Use it to keep shared files and folders you use for collaboration. I think it’s easier and faster to get to than using Google Docs. It is useful for me in my virtual assistance business.
So you’re wondering about security. Here’s how they secure data (taken from the Microsoft site): FolderShare help:
Yes, FolderShare works with the Mac too! There is a Mac client for download at the Microsoft site. You can share folders between PCs and Macs. From a couple blogs I’ve read, they play and share very nicely together!