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SiteDrop from YouSendIt

One of my favorite services, YouSendIt has added what I think is a slick and very useful new feature.  SiteDrop allows you to embed code in your website that allows visitors to easily upload files.  You receive a notification that a new file has arrived and a link to download it.

 What is so cool about this?  Well, first of all, it is really easy.  Your clients will have no trouble figuring out how to use it.  It is also easy on you.  Try explaining to the average computer user how FTP works and how they need to use it to upload a file. SiteDrop provides an easy way for your clients to send you large files, without having to worry about mailbox limits on their end or on your end.  Finally, the embedded functionality looks professional and can be made to look like a natural part of your site.

Drawbacks.  SiteDrop is not free.  It is $29.99 per month and can only be added to Business Plus or Corporate Suite accounts.  The cheapest of those plans is another $29.99 per month.  Still, if this is something you need, $60 per month is not bad for a headache free solution.  Personally, I would like to justify this but do not have enough of a need – yet.

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