Much Easier File Sharing with MobileMe

Apple has improved their MobileMe service ($99/yr) to make it far easier to share any file with a friend or associate. 

As before, on your Mac’s desktop you choose Go> iDisk> My iDisk to mount your personal storage space on Apple’s servers, and then drag files or folders onto it for secure offsite storage and access. But now, you can generate an email with a download link by simply logging in to your MobileMe account in a Web browser and clicking the Share File button. You can also optionally add password protection and set an expiration date for the link. 

There is no file size limit, so this is a great way to share files that are too big to email. To see a video demo of this feature, go to www.apple.com/mobileme/tutorials/#idisk-share.

And to really learn how to use MobileMe to its fullest extent, I recommend Joe Kissell’s Take Control of MobileMe e-book, available for $10 from Take Control Books.