Posts Tagged ‘Google+’


File sharing Goes Social with Attachment Everywhere

Monday, February 25th, 2013

That moment when your e-mail is returned with the “your attachment file was too large to send this message” error.

Just a tad bit frustrating.

Of course there are other file sharing options including public folders on Dropbox or Google Drive or even using other types of cloud storage systems. But after taking multiple steps, entering countless passwords and authentication after authentication, we wonder why it’s so complicated. We just want to simply share the files quickly and easily.

Enter Attachments.Me.

The Features

Attachements.Me goes beyond mere attachements. With analytics, mobile access with an iOS app, Gmail integration, social sharing components and attachment security, users have multiple features to choose from.

As Attachments.Me started two years ago, it has undergone many changes and continues to add bells and whistles to it’s various interfaces.

The Advantages

With the analytics features, users may opt to receive notifications when files are downloaded or even viewed. When each file is shared, the files itself becomes an independent webpage, making it easily sharable on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Additionally, users have the ability to make all files completely secure with optional password protections and limited viewer controls.

The Benefits

Customization. Options. Easy. With measurable result thanks to the analytics features, smart social media integration, mobile access and added security, is sure to be a crowdpleaser.

+Want to make a webpage with your document or spreadsheet in a matter of moments. It’s easy.

+Need to send an entire collection of high-definition pictures to a client without going through an FTP? Now you can.

+Audio and video files cumbersome to share? Not anymore.  

The free version is allows for 2 GB of file sharing and storage or a massive 25 GB account may be purchased for a nominal $9/month.

Have you used What do you think?




Five Reasons Google Will Open Stores in 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013

“Google” is no longer a term for a mere search engine–it’s a brand extending beyond software and free e-mail accounts. As the brand grows, so does the business model.

Many sources (such as this one and this one) agree that consumers may see Google brick and mortar stores before the 2013 holiday season. Why?

Here’s five reasons…

1. Google Glass

Have you ever bought a pair of glasses without trying them on first? Probably not (though that trend might change).

Even if you did purchase glasses online, if they ended up costing upwards of $600 a pair, you might want to try before you buy.

Google Glass, currently in prototype, will soon make its appearance on the street, and Google wants you to put them on and fall in love with them–something that can only be done in a brick and mortar Google store.

2. Chromebooks

For the same reason consumers head to the Apple store to try out the iPad or newest iPhone, Chromebooks will need some hands on experience to achieve any market dominance.

3. Nexus and Motorola Gadgets

With the acquisition of  Nexus as well as Motorola Mobility, Google’s hardware list continues to grow substantially. 

4. Driverless Cars

No matter how hi-tech our culture grows to be, we’ll still need salespeople.

While you’re tapping away on that Chromebook, wearing the Google Glass device or learning about the newest smartphones, you just might have a few questions about those text-safely-while-the-car-does-the-driving automobiles. While Google says they’ll be ready in 3-5 years, regulators might be a bit slower on the uptake.

5. Google Needs a Face

In a recent , Apple CEO Tim Cook said that “there’s no better place to discover, explore and learn about our products than in retail.” The same holds true for Google.

Additionally, Cook noted that “the average store last year was over 50 million in revenue.” Perhaps opening Google brick and mortar stores is really about money?

Think so?