Dropbox is an amazing place to store files. I’m not finding the need to plug in my external hard drive much anymore. New accounts start off with 2GB of free storage with the ability to upgrade to 8GB through a referral process. Even more space for a monthly price.
Frenzy is a new application for Mac (for now) that allows Dropbox storage to be used socially. It creates a network using people within a shared folder, and completely private to everyone else. You can share links, photos, and files just like most messaging applications.
Sharing anything is easy. After installing the app, you’ll get prompted to assign a HotKey which can be changed anytime. Click a file on a hard drive and punch in the HotKey to share it. While your web browser is open, the same works for sharing a link to the current page you’re on.
The app rests in the OSX menu bar, and launches at startup by default. Normally, having a lots of things running when turning a computer on slows things down. I suggest turning that off.
People within a shared folder need to have the app installed in order to participate. Otherwise, they might see folder appear that could look like junk. If you’re a tidy person, this could make your Dropbox account look a little shaken up from the outside.