Folder Share

Sunday, January 21st, 2007 @ 11:03 | technology

I spent several hours this morning looking for a good solution to sharing files (in this case, art) with my team members in the indie game development group I’m producing for. We haven’t yet taken it into use, but Folder Share seems to be just the ticket.

The service is still in beta. Microsoft acquired them in 2005 and the service now bears the Windows Live brand elements. It is completely free to use. To my surprise, it actually integrates automatically with my Google Desktop.
The interface is clean and unobtrusive, unlike every other similar service I checked out today. It’s completely hassle-free to setup, at least within my home network. It works precisely the way I wanted to: you work as normal, and it keeps all of your team members (and folders) up to date automatically.

The only thing I’m worried about is the web access to your own devices (not the workgroup’s), which is enabled by default, because it lets you see and access all the files you have not shared, too. It is simple to disable, though.

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