web 2-0 tools

Delicious for Files?

Delicious is one of my favorite Social Media tools (like most other places, I'm parkernow on Delicious). I use it to save information for work, for my blogs and for my friends all the time. It is a great way to organize my research, and to find it again later. Thanks to the the Delicious Firefox plugin, I'm able to save links to my Delicious accounts either via the button on my browser or by simply right-clicking on the link I want and selecting "Bookmark This Link In Delicious", as in the image below.


Frequently, I need to transfer files between different computers; or from my computer to my phone. Normally, I use a USB key for this or I upload the file to somewhere I can access it online. The problem is that there are quite a few steps involved in this process, and I started thinking of a "Delicious For Files" site and associated Firefox plugin.

I know that there are a number of sites like YouSendIt and MediaFire that act as online storage sites for your files. Similarly, many people I know have space online via their website hosting provider where they can store files.

But wouldn't it be great if you could just right-click on the link to a file that you want to save and, rather than saving it to the computer you're currently working on, save it to your storage space in the cloud? If such a system was built, it would make sense to be able to tag and describe the file you're saving, similar to Delicious. It would also have to work in such a way that you wouldn't have to wait around for the file to upload to your storage space, but that the system could work in the background, or even after you had logged off of the computer you were working on. Support for torrents could also be added.

Is there already a service like this? If not, who wants to help me build one?