April 7, 2008

Cool Tools: Xdrive

Creatives need a few things to survive: some money, lots of energy (thank you Red Bull and Reese’s Pieces!) and hard drive space – as much of it as we can get our hands on!

Xdrive gives you 5GB of storage space for free, so instead of carrying around an extra zip drive or hard drive, you can save files to the site access them wherever you have access to the Internet.

A great feature with XDrive is the ability to share access with your friends, family, and colleagues. Say you’re working on a print advertisement with a colleague who is traveling – instead of sending files and revisions back and forth via email, your colleague can directly access, revise and update the files via Xdrive.

If 5 GB of space isn’t enough and you’re willing to put down some money, Xdrive offers 50 GB of space for a monthly fee of $9.99 or an annual fee of $99.50. Unfortunately there are no other storage plans for 10 GB or 25 GB: it’s either regular or Super-size.

Xdrive is a great collaborative tool – and a great resource to backup your most important documents. And it’s hard to argue with 5 GB of free space.