I find myself conflicted. For years I’ve been told that sharing is good - well, up until I started hearing that file sharing was bad. But what if I have files I want to share? Say a video that I’ve put together with iMovie (involving kittens doing hilarious things, naturally) and want to send to my friends and family.
Well, if you’re a MobileMe subscriber, you can now share large files on your iDisk quickly and easily.
According to Apple’s, erm, irregularly updated MobileMe blog (I know! I’m shocked every time I remember they have a blog too!), all you have to is pick a file on your iDisk and click “Share File…” in the info pane.
A dialog box will prompt you for the email addresses of the people you want to share it with and a message.
You also have the option to pick an expiration date for the link and password protect it. Hit send and your buddies will receive an e-mail with a link to the file, which they can download at their convenience.
You can view a list of your currently shared files from MobileMe’s iDisk Web interface.
If all that sounds just too darn complicated, don’t worry: Apple’s even put up a video tutorial to walk you through the whole process. Because no matter what people might tell you, when it comes to large files (and cupcakes), sharing is good.
Note: This blog first appeared on our sister site Macworld.com