I've been trying out a lot of different things, but so far the thing
that is working the best for me is Gmail. The search capabilities are
great and it is available everywhere there is an internet connection.
I sent one of my 50 remaining Gmail invites to myself and created
another seperate Gmail account just for storing documents.
So now when I get a document that I need to save for later use I attach
it to an e-mail it to this account.
To make searching a bit more simple I fill up the subject line of the
e-mail with "tags" (think del.icio.us or flickr) related to the
file, and the body with a brief description of the document's
I'm giving it a trial run now, and so far it works pretty well.
* Gmail accounts give you 1 gigabyte of space. What happens when you
hit this ceiling? However I'm thinking doing a good purge every so
often should keep this from happening (to me at least) anytime soon.
* Security? No one has my account password (hopefully) but still my
documents are "out there".
Sorry if this has already been posted here before.
I use gmail for some file storage as well. I don't use a separate
account though - I'm trying to keep everything in 1 place, if possible.
I started using gmail in october and I'm currently using 150 mb, so I
too was worried about storage space, but Google just upped the limit to
2 Gigs and is planning on going higher from there:
For your standard documents/lists/what have you, however, this
shouldn't be a problem.
Not to be nitpicky but the max size is now 10MB for attachments. Every
little bit helps!
Just sent you an invite. Let me know if you got it alright.
As for electronic filing, I've just been using a 1GB USB clip drive
holding regular folders and files and my Wikidpad data (I have to use
XP for my company, though I'm trying to find a way to get back into
Macs. Our IT people are really set against us using Macs in the office.
Anyway, if anyone can help - thanks a bunch!
No one has mentioned "plus addressing" with gmail. Kinda nifty way of
auto filtering (archiving) emails. I have a filter that looks for
"myaddre...@gmail.com" and labels it "music" and archives it.
If anyone needs a gmail account email me directly, too.
"I'm a big bounty hunter like Boba Fett..."