Guys, thanks for signing up to Box.net through the affiliate button in this blog. My Box.net (affiliate link) free account has been upgraded to the premium package. If you haven’t heard of Box.net, it’s a service that offers users an online storage space for photos, documents and other files.
Box.net is a great online storage service with a simple and well-designed interface (photo after the jump), which isn’t as cluttered as other similar services.
It’s great to have an online storage space to host backups of important files that you really need to access in case your USB drive conks out or the CD is scratched. My online storage space has saved me in at least two instances: once when I left behind the CD containing my presentation and another when a laptop being used for a presentation couldn’t read the disc I burned.
Box.net has various account levels with the free package giving you a 1 gigabyte space with a 10MB limit on files. The free account doesn’t allow public sharing. The premium account, which costs $49.99 yearly, gives you a 5GB space with no limit on the sizes of files being uploaded.
Free users can get a free upgrade to the premium account if 5 people sign up through their affiliate link.
Here’s a screen capture of the Box.net interface: