Here is a guest post by Mitch Howell. Mitch is a freelance writer who covers a variety of topics on technology, programming, and computing.
To be clear, advanced file sharing options for individuals with only light emailing and downloading needs are probably not worth looking into. For most basic files, and for the average individual workload online, basic email tends to suffice. But if you find yourself needing a bit more support for large or complex files, advanced file sharing might be a good idea.
I do a lot of work on the Internet, and my file sharing load was getting large enough that I was convinced to look into Share File. Here’s what I’ve found so far:
- I’m able to send large files with Share File fairly easily. My average email is not necessarily too large or complex for basic email, or for other popular services like YouSendIt or DropBox. But Share File works more quickly and easily.
- Implementation is pretty easy. I was a bit concerned about making the transition, just because it seemed like a potential hassle. But the program and services are fairly simple to integrate.
- The cloud is awesome. I looked into advanced file sharing options purely for the file sharing itself, but the cloud computing is worth the package. Being able to access my work from any device that can get online is a huge convenience boost.
It’s also worth mentioning that the services aren’t cheap. Share File specifically runs for $29.95/month for basic service, and $59.95 for the more capable professional package. But, free trials for these services are available, so if you think advanced file sharing and cloud computing could help you, a trial can’t hurt!