DropBox vs SugarSync vs Box vs whatever Box!
DropBox has become the defacto standard for easy file sharing and collaboration (maybe). There’s also SugarSync, Box, Google Drive, Sky Drive (and why don’t we have Yahoo drive???), and so many ‘boxes’ and ‘drives’ out there, but they have a common challenge
You need an account to do share files. So without registering with (and sometimes downloading) the software, you’re on your own.
But, what if…
I want to share files WITHOUT AN ACCOUNT?
I want to maintain my anonymity while sharing files?
Come in, OneTimeBox
All you have to do is
1. Create a Box
2. Drag your file(s) into the Box
3. Share your URL
Beware however that, ANYONE WITH THE SHARED URL CAN DELETE THE FILE(S).
- It is open source. Yay!
- If I want a disposable way of quickly sharing a file, this is it.
- You only get to use your ‘box’ for a week
- It’s still in beta, so don’t expect heaven on earth yet
OneTimeBox is best used to quickly send and receive restricted files (copyright protected, banned etc.) anonymously. (FYI, I don’t say you should use it for these purposes though)