Hightail File Sharing for Outlook

File sharing service Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) announced the beta release of a new version of an add-in built for Outlook users.

Hightail for Outlook enables users to share files without leaving Outlook, making it ideal for busy Web professionals including designers (or anyone who sends lots of large files).

Hightail for Outlook automatically stores received email attachments such as documents, presentations, photos and videos on the Hightail cloud (an unlimited storage account runs $15/mo). Users can share project folders with clients and colleagues directly from Outlook, enabling others to co-work in one place.

Since Hightail for Outlook stores everything in the cloud, users can avoid the confusion of emailing multiple edits of the same document back and forth. It also means that the latest version of any file can be accessed from anywhere with a Hightail mobile app.

The app is bundled with the Hightail Desktop App; upon installation, Hightail icons will appear in the Outlook toolbar (see below).