Thu 20 Jan, 2011
Tags: app reviews, chrome, cr-48, dropboxes
When you live in the cloud, it’s helpful to have a portion of cloud to stash your stuff. Ge.tt will fill that niche, at least temporarily.
Ge.tt provides a dropbox service where users can stick files for sharing to other users. Much like other noted dropbox services (rapidshare, etc.) there is no official search engine nor any external search engine capability provided; the only way to find a file is when someone tells you it’s there. The interface is clean and simple; the sharing function is usable, and there’s really not much more to be said about basic functionality.
Much like some pastebins, inactive files (those that aren’t accessed on a regular basis) will be removed and inaccessible after a certain period of inactivity. Registering for an account–which is free–will lengthen this time.
One of the features mentioned is the ability to count how popular your file has been by counting visits and downloads–which is as advertised: it counts visits and downloads, cumulatively, since the datestamp marking when you first uploaded it. They also advertise being able to begin sharing the file before it has finished uploading; I was unable to coordinate both a large upload and some observers to verify how that works.
It’s a fairly simple way to temporarily store files; like everything else on the “web 2.0″ it’s prominently marked “Beta”, so the absence of any overt monetizing method should not be too terribly alarming.
Things I like: free (as yet), clean interface, no overt filesize limit
Things I dislike: not much; there’s one function here and it’s being addressed
Things I would change: it’d be nice to see a little more breakdown of the stats–perhaps an option to view a raw list of access times or something?