Digital package-tracking

Requiring less knowledge than FTP sharing and zipping, and more consistent follow-up than e-mail, Memeo Send is an attractive way for employees to literally keep an eye on the files you share.

Aimed at business professionals in small-to-medium size companies who frequently need to transfer large files to colleagues, Memeo Send offers an easily monitored alternative to other file-sharing means. Requiring less knowledge than FTP sharing and zipping, and more consistent follow-up than e-mail, it's an attractive way for employees to literally keep an eye on what's shared. Cross-platform Windows and Mac support, secure transfers, and limitless size restrictions also sweeten the deal, at least in theory.

Reality comes close behind. Memeo Send opens as a simple, attractive desktop client that uploads files through a file tree, or by dragging and dropping into the client. It monitors your transfer history, and produces a tracking number very similar to those used in physical package delivery. To make sending faster, Memeo's client integrates the Microsoft Outlook address book--in addition to manual typing. It can't access any company lists, though--just what you've added into your Contacts silo.

The triple-paned app does a good job keeping transfers transparent, and the online site is a useful second gateway to accessing files and records when you're away from the desk. Though undeniably easy to execute, some conveniences would make it better. Memeo Send should calculate your file size and credit cost before a send, so you can adjust your haul as needed. An abort button on the main screen would help those of us with trigger-fingers correct accidental sends before they upload. We'd also like a way to more easily manage preferences, like the storage path for incoming files. Perhaps a tad too basic at times, Memeo Send nevertheless handily solves a frequent workplace problem.

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