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sharing a PDF via the web

Yesterday I posted a request on Twitter:  Looking for suggestions on a (free) web based file sharing site so I can share a link to a pdf file with a few hundred people.

Since Twitter also posts to my Facebook page, I received a bunch of suggestions via twitter, email and FB so I figured I’d share the results here:

  • pdfvue.com
  • box.net
  • mediafire.com
  • yousendit.com
  • “build a wiki”  (closest to what I actually did)
  • sendspace.com

As far as the above options went, box.net looked to be exactly what I was looking for but cost about $8/month and I don’t think I’d use it that frequently to make it worth it. 

I run a email newsletter for my neighborhood in Red Bank, NJ and was looking for a way to share a PDF file with the neighbors without having to attach it to the email message. Because I hope to someday be able to delagate some of the newsletter building to other neighbors I didn’t want a solution that was tied to FTP or SCP’ing the file up to my banyansocialtech.com server. Hence, the looking for something like box.net. Anyway, in the end I setup WebDAV on my apache server so that next time around the newsletter writer can just drop the pdf file into a folder. Browsing and determining the resultant URL will probably be a bit of a pain but not a pain so large as I’d spend $8/mo to alleviate.