We will be officially closing Yahoo! Briefcase on March 30, 2009. Until then, we are offering you the opportunity to download your files back to your computer. You will need to take action before we close, after which any files remaining on Yahoo! Briefcase will be deleted and no longer accessible.
I'd honestly forgotten this thing even existed. Looking at the service now that they'd reminded me I had one, I'm not surprised it's closing. 30MB storage limit for the "Free" version is pretty useless. I have no idea how large a limit you get with a paid account.
It was useful back in the late 90s when I got it, but like so many Yahoo services, it got left to rot and stagnate until it became useless.
It seams like a fairly strange thing for Yahoo to do, when every other company seams to be putting a push on their cloud ideas. If anything I thought Yahoo may have tried to bring briefcase up to date by providing more in the way of file sync tools.
I used to use briefcase years ago, but Yahoo never realy implimented it in a way that worked for the user.
Tools like this aren't realy income drivers, they do however promote service stickyness. Why don't they revamp the offering as opposed to killing it off.