Despite all of the advances that have been made in regard to storing files and swapping them with other people on the Internet, it can still sometimes be difficult to find a storage platform that is not primarily intended to be used with a Web site. Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of file hosting services out there, but many of them don’t fit the needs that some individuals and businesses have. Our data is important to each and every one of us, and instead of just keeping it on our local hard drives, it obviously makes sense to store some of the more important stuff online for archiving and distribution purposes. DigitalBucket.net aims to be the resource that you turn to for things like this.

As described, the service gives you a Web interface with which you can store and retrieve data from the Internet, so no matter where you are plugged into the Web, you always have access to your data. Instead of sending e-mail attachments to people, simply send them a link to access the file. DigitalBucket.net enables you to create, view, and edit Microsoft Office applications from the Internet instead of your desktop, so you won’t have to rely on any outside applications for this functionality when using the service. During the public beta testing period, they’re giving away 1GB accounts for free, so now is a good time to check out what they have to offer if you’re interested.

[tags]DigitalBucket.net, File Storage, Hosting, Files, Data, Microsoft Office[/tags]