Where Can I Put My Stuff?

As George Carlin comments in his classic comic routine

“That’s the whole meaning of life, isn’t it? trying to find a place for your stuff.”

And as your documents and files multiply you may be wondering where you can put all your stuff,  to store it, access it and share it with others.

Here are some suggestions, classified by the kind of stuff: documents, audio or video. All are free and all require creating an account.

Kind of stuff

Tool

Notes

Documents
Powerpoints
Spreadsheets
Files
Google Docs
http://docs.google.com
Use this to store files for yourself only or to jointly edit docs with up to 50 people at one time from any computer with an internet connection.

  • Files can be private, shared to a few or public to all
  • Comment stream along side the document allows for discussion and resolution
Files of any type Dropbox
http://www.dropbox.com
Use this to access your files from any computer with an internet connection.

  • No collaborating
  • Files can be private, shared or public
Sound files
- Music
- Voice
Sound Cloud
www.soundcloud.com
Use this to store and share music files from any computer with an internet connection.

  • Stores and shares via url or embedded player
  • Can comment on a timeline
Video YouTube
www.youtube.com
Use this to store and share video files from any computer with an internet connection.

  • Streams video so you don’t have to store or download it to view.
  • Limit of about 15 minutes per video
  • Share url or embed a player
  • Comment
  • 3 Privacy settings:  private (need to enter the person’s YouTube user name), semi-private (only those with the url can view) or public
  • Create video from webcam if you have an account
Vimeo
www.vimeo.com
  • Like YouTube but most of the content is original video
  • Share url or embed a player
  • Maximum of 500MB of uploading per week

 

 

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4 Responses to Where Can I Put My Stuff?

  1. Chris Clark says:

    Thanks for sharing this great list! I’ve linked to you and I have two suggestions for additional categories: web links at Diigo, and slides at Slideshare.

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