Web drop box

This is something that my users have been clamoring for, for a long time now.

It is the ability to share large files with external clients, but in a secure manner, e.g. encrypted, access control, time limited, etc.

I don’t want these files on my web server, e.g. www.mycompany.com site. And putting up FTP/SFTP servers is a pain (think, unsophisticated users).

I know there are companies out there offering these services – box.net, drop.io, mediafire, foldershare, MS Live, Google, etc. But I want something under my control.

So far I’ve found few and far between, unless I want to roll my own (always an option). The closest that I’ve come to what I need at the moment is AjaXplorer. There are limitations, but it is usable.

Anyone got other suggestions?


I’ve found a few, I’ll add to this post over time (with comments if I’ve tried it).

  • http://www.mollify.org/features.php  – Mollify (AJAX interface, similar to DropBox.  Open Source, free for personal use).
  • http://www.ajaxplorer.info/wordpress/ – AjaxPlorer (AJAX interface, I’ve used this for a few clients.  It’s ok.  It’s also used in LG N4B1 NAS box).