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Web-Based File Sending Tool

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Published 02/20/2010 and rated Ratingstars5 c21e7556dea405c4c617ae7912790fddc1528d86b37e21662acd09b1a692fdcc 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? is a site that allows users to send up to 2GB in files per transfer to other users. In order to use the service, the user enters the file(s) they want to send (up to 2GB per limit, per transfer), their email address, the email address(es) of the user(s) they would like to send the files to, and any comments the user would like to add. To enter the files, the user clicks on “Add files”, and an upload window is opened which allows the user to browse their hard drive for the files they wish to transfer. The user can add as many files as they wish as long as the 2GB limit is not exceeded.

When the user presses the “Done” button, the files are uploaded from the user's hard drive to the site. At this point, a confirmation email is sent to the user, and email(s) are sent to the recipient(s) containing a download link to the file(s). The recipient simply clicks on the download link, and a download page is opened in their browser where they can choose where to place the files on their hard drive. The recipient then presses the “Ok button” and the files are transferred from the site to the recipient's hard drive. The user can send the files to up to 20 recipients per transfer. If the user needs to transfer more than 2GB of files, they can simply do so with another transfer. Files are kept on the servers for 2 weeks after initiation of the transfer.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The site was founded in October 2009.

What are the differences to other apps?

Competition to comes from sites such as Filefactory and MegaShares. Filefactory has a filesize limit of 300mb and allows transfer of up to 25 files per transfer. They store the files on their servers for 15 days. Filefactory requires registration to use the service. Mega Shares has a file limit of 10GB and files are kept on their servers for 25 days. Mega shares also allows for files to be password protected. Both of these services, like, are entirely free, but offer paid plans with more features.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The site has a very minimalist look and feel. The home page features advertisements in the form of background images of corporate products and logos. These advertisements are very unobtrusive. Displayed over the background is a small file upload dialog. The site is quite responsive, and although file uploads take some time to initiate, the transfer happens quickly once started. The download process is initiated almost immediately and the transfer happens very quickly.

How does the registration process work?

No registration to the service is offered. Users simply fill out the file transfer dialog to use the service. The site makes its revenue from the advertising logos and images which are shown on the file upload and download pages.

What does it cost to use the application?

The service is entirely free, and there is no premium membership offered to the site.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The site is recommended to anyone who wishes to easily transfer large files to other users. The service is very easy to use, does not require registration and is entirely free. If the user needs to transfer files larger than 2GB, then they will probably need to use one of the paid file transfer services that are available. As long as the user does not need to transfer any single file that is over 2GB, is an excellent service.

  • The user can transfer up to 2GB in files at one time
  • Files can be sent to up to 20 recipients
  • The service is entirely free
  • The files are kept on the servers for 2 weeks
  • No registration is required to use the service
  • Very easy to use

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