This is pretty neat. FileShuttle is one of these ultrasimple file sharing apps like CloudApp, but you host the files yourself.
I gave it a go by creating a directory called “shared” on one of my sites. Files are uploaded via FTP or SFTP when you drag them onto the FileShuttle icon in the Dock. It does a few things that CloudApp doesn’t like zipping up files before uploading them (could be good or bad) and creating txt files for any text that is dropped on the icon, making it a personal pasteboard. After uploading, a short link from bit.ly or the unfortunately named sht.tl is copied to the clipboard.
I just downloaded this and set it up in about two minutes. Works as advertised. If you care at all about, well, owning the stuff you want to share, and have the FTP space to support it, this is the way to go. It’s like a little slice of awesome between fresh bread.
To, er, garnish that awesome sandwich with some delicious keyboard relish, bring up a file or folder in Alfred, Quicksilver, &c., then do ‘Open with… FileShuttle’.