File sharing is the new black: 5 websites that will be useful to us
Yes! Sharing is living! And today, here, we’re going to talk about file sharing!
Our elders still print the photos to keep them in a big and full of dust leather album, bless them! We use the gigabytes of our computers, mobiles, tablets, and other expensive and electronic gadgets to store our files. It’s almost as old-fashioned as the albums. It’s better to upload them to the big Internet entity. There you will be able to have them at any time. We also share files online through platforms that are connected to the cloud and that follow our slogan “Sharing is living”.
Nowadays, websites that offer you a space to save your files have proliferated like mushrooms in the vast field of the Internet. They grow under the promise of storing and keeping your things safe from physical accidents, forgetfulness or loss. There, in the realm of file-sharing websites, your loved ones graze safely.
In this world of online file-sharing platforms, there are all kinds. Good, bad, free, less free, expensive… Even in some you will be able to save up to a point your information and if you want more you will have to pay.
The usefulness of these platforms is not only to keep your data under lock and key, but also to share them. Professionals of all kinds and companies have a great time with them, as it is ideal for working in teams and from a distance.
It’s not a file-sharing platform; it’s a kind of private cloud. But we can cheat because, like other websites like this one, Mega lets you create a private link to share your saved files.
Mega’s pretty fast. Its upload and download speed is well known at the site. Their speed is such that Drive and Dropbox bend their heads in shame on certain occasions.
For greater taste offers 50GB of free storage and allows you to generate passwords to make you feel more secure.
Yes, there are also websites to share files online that do not need the cloud. It’s the Takeafile case. So you don’t have to rely on the cloud to upload and download things, you just have to transfer the files without intermediaries. It doesn’t matter the distance: the shipment will be direct.
Takeafile promises to share files “up to 10 times faster than the traditional cloud”. This is because the files themselves are not uploaded to your servers, but fly directly to the receiver. There’s only one limit then, the network connection.
Not all file sharing platforms are so similar. There are some that have certain characteristics that make them stand out. Filesharing24 has the superpower to resume a download where it left off, if it is interrupted for any reason. It’s also true that the maximum number of files you can share is around 5GB, which is not bad at all.
The service is free and also gives you the opportunity to create a private link to email or copy to clipboard.
Although you can only use it from your website (it does not have a mobile application), the URL used to download the files expires 24 hours after it is created, thus providing it with greater security.
Some features of this great platform: 1) You can send files for free up to 250 MB. 2) It is totally suitable to share pdf, jpeg, MP3 files… 3) In its form of payment it allows to share files of up to 8 GB, only showing our address of mail and the one of the addressee. 4) It won’t get too complicated, you don’t need to install any software. 5) Fast, simple and safe.
There are files that have gained so much weight that they are so heavy that it is impossible to send them by conventional means. For all of them comes PlusTransfer, a free tool that requires no registration or forms and can help us send files of exorbitant size to all our contacts. Multiple files can be sent easily and quickly up to a maximum of 2.1 GB.
The only thing we need to operate with PlusTransfer is to select the files we want to send, enter the email address of the person who is going to send it and also the person who is going to receive it or those who are going to receive it. It gives us the possibility of attaching a possible text message, for example: “Hello, here goes all the material I promised you, I found this tool, see you on Friday after work”.
The loading speed is impressive. It could compete with Flash and Superman in one of their races for the title of “The fastest thing in the world”.
All these file sharing tools are wonderful, there’s no doubt about it. But among all these geniuses of technology… do you already know eHorus?
Ehorus is a remote computer management system (remote desktop software) that can help you with many tasks, among others, it can share files thanks to the installation of its agent on a computer.
Let’s talk directly about the pros and cons of eHorus to transfer files.
Access to a complete folder: Ehorus gives you access to a complete folder and all corresponding subfolders. When you share a session you can add new files if you need to.
Security: eHorus can be configured to display a warning on the machine where the agent runs and the user knows when files are being downloaded. In addition, this section enjoys the same security features as the entire tool: encryption of data from one end to the other, password in the agent, double authentication…
Privacy: Data is not stored on any server. They go directly from the Agent to the Client.
Bidirectional transfer: Data cannot only be downloaded from the Agent to the Client but also files can be sent in the opposite direction, that is, from the web interface to the computer where the eHorus agent runs.
Ability to delete data: In some cases it may be interesting that, after downloading the file, you don’t want it to remain on the computer so that it can’t be transferred again. Ehorus, in its file transfer section, allows not only to transfer files but also to eliminate them and to know real statistics.
Download speed might be slightly slow: Files pass (since the server does not store them) through the eHorus server and this slows down the process. In addition, the protocol used to exchange information in eHorus (Websockets) does not support very large packages, so it has to be sent in small pieces. This is why it’s slower.
You must have access to the machine: To download the file, the eHorus agent must be running on the computer from which you want to extract the information. However, this can also be an advantage as these files are exposed only when the user wishes.