When Phil Schiller first demonstrated MobileMe at WWDC 2008, one of the features we instantly wanted immediately was the drop-dead simple method for sharing large files via iDisk and email. But the MobileMe launch came and went (and broke down, and went back up), with nary a large file shared between anyone. Until now.
Maybe it's the pressure of Google's new, free sync service or Microsoft's My Phone, or maybe Apple's engineers finally got it rock-solid. All we know is we're going to send us some big blobs of data starting today. Apple's MobileMe News has the details:
We're pleased to announce that you can now use your MobileMe iDisk to share files with others simply and easily. Instead of attaching a large document to an email and hoping it's not too big to be received, you can place the file in your iDisk and use the new Share File command in the iDisk web app. It lets you send your friends, family, or colleagues a link they can click to download the file directly. You can password protect the link if you choose to and even set how long it will be available.
They've even posted a tutorial! So, is this too little, too late for anyone? Or does it suddenly make MobileMe's yearly fee a bit of a better deal?