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One of the changes Apple made to .Mac in the wake of Tuesday’s keynote may have been overlooked by most people, but it’s a nice one all the same for those of us in the Mac community who aren’t lucky enough to have their day job […]

One of the changes Apple made to .Mac in the wake of Tuesday’s keynote may have been overlooked by most people, but it’s a nice one all the same for those of us in the Mac community who aren’t lucky enough to have their day job use Macs. Apple has built a web front-end for iDisk, allowing .Mac users to be able to upload and download files from their iDisk from almost anywhere using either Safari 2.0.2 or later or Firefox 1.0.4 or later on the Mac and Firefox 1.0.4 or later or Internet Explorer 6 or later on Windows. (It’s probably a safe bet that this works on any platform that can have Firefox 1.0.4 or later running on it.)

To access it, log into the .Mac page and click on the iDisk icon on the lower left-hand side of the page. A new window will pop up and ask for your .Mac login and password, then show the contents of your iDisk. Controls for uploading files to your iDisk, downloading from your iDisk and creating new folders are all available from the web interface.

  1. Thats actually pretty sweet! Been waiting for that for a long time. And the interface is quite quick as well.

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  2. why hasn’t any one come out with
    The MacBuckle.
    A Mac Belt Buckle??? seriously that would be nice.

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  3. sweet!!! indeed!!

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  4. Wow. If I couldn’t use my Mac for work, then… well – I’d be damn frustrated.

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  5. I’ve always wanted this! Now I must renew my subscription!

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  6. Very good idea but one problem. It send the password as clear text. I wouldn’t want to do that, why can’t they make it so it connets https and sends the password encyrpted.

    Another matter is, there is no way to connect somebody else’s public folders via the web interface. That would be very useful also.

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  7. Jason Terhorst Friday, January 13, 2006

    When I last looked, there was an iDisk utility for Windows, which allowed you to view your iDisk as a network volume. I remember using it a while back when I had an iDisk. That was also when Apple was still making G3-based machines, so it was quite a while ago.

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  8. Jason,

    You’re correct, there is an iDisk utility for Windows, available from http://www.mac.com/1/idiskutility_download.html. This isn’t something that’s always installable in corporate environments though, where the desktops are configured and locked down by a company’s IT department. Web access to your iDisk is a way around that that requires no special installation or configuration.

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  9. A cheaper alternative which works exactly the same as Idisk is myDisk, with full WebDAV support and web interface plus the posibility to bublish your webpage.

    http://www.myDisk.se

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