Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jump Share: No hassle file sharing

There are a lot of file sharing services out there, but Jumpshare offers several advantages that make it a worthwhile choice.  No accounts are required, it works via drag-and-drop, and most any thing you upload can be viewed right from the browser.

Jumpshare supports over 150 file types. This doesn't refer to what you can upload—you can upload pretty much anything—but rather what Jumpshare will understand and display in the browser. For example, if you upload a word document or movie or song and share it with someone, they'll be able to view it right in their browser without downloading it to their computer. This is really useful if you're sharing a file that the recipient may not be able to open on their end. Additionally, Jumpshare allows you to send links to your uploaded files before they've finished uploading.

The lack of accounts and wait time, plus extremely comprehensive file viewing support, make Jumpshare a really compelling choice when you need to send files online. The only disadvantage is that your files disappear after two weeks, but so long as you don't need an infinite link there's a lot to like.

Uses in the classroom
If you need a quick way to share or send files to your students then Jumpshare might just be your solution.  Drag your file once and then email the link to your students, post it to your online classroom, or share on the Smartboard.

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