Well, I don’t normally function as an advertising agency, but I thought I’d mention to anyone using OS X that there’s a splendid new application out by Lighthead Software. It’s call Papaya and it’s purpose in life is to make sharing files easy and effortless.
Sharing can be such a pain because of problems between Windows and Mac or even just silly things like firewall rules, security, etc. It would be nice if there was a reasonable way to share files that was:
- Straightforward — don’t make me click around a lot
- Easy to share — let me IM or email something that people can easily reference in order to access the shared material
- Used standards that work regardless of your friend’s operating system
Papaya seems to be the answer.
Sharing files locally is automatic. Depending on your router/firewall, sharing files on the Internet may be just a tiny bit complicated but you only have to configure it once. For my own needs, this is beautiful. I can drag and drop files into Papaya, instantly get a link to share with friends and be on my way. No need to email large files, worry about acceptable formats or whatever else.
Papaya is priced at â‚¬20( $31 USD as of 5.26.08). If you have a Mac and need to share files, I definitely recommend this.
Also, Lighthead Software also makes the extremely handy Caffeine application that will keep your laptop from sleeping, having the screen dim, etc. It’s a free program and it’s operated with just one click on turn on, one to turn off. I use it often.
To Lighthead Software, thanks for some excellent programs!