Need to get files over to someone quickly, no passwords or other mucking about? Crate, a new web service, provides anyone with free space to drop files for 30 minutes. Register, though, and you get 2 GB, six "crates", and unlimited time.
Since quick-share service drop.io went offline, lots of its users have been looking for a sharing site with a similar aesthetic—drag-and-drop files onto a web page, then send the link to friends. We've discovered and covered ge.tt, but couldn't quite suss out the details on file size and storage limits. Crate is upfront about what free, no-registration users get (30 minutes to share their wares), as well as the benefits of registering and paying for the service:
Using Crate really is point-and-click simple. You can drop files in from any HTML5-friendly browser, and copying files between your six "crates", or deleting them, is done right from the web service. The limit of six crates, too, actually makes it a bit easier to use than drop.io, as you keep fairly steady links between your crates and don't have to dig through your email or browser history to find them.
Crate is a free webapp service to use, with benefits for registration.