Comparing Free, Personal & Multi-User Accounts
There are a number of secure file sharing sites available, of which Filemail is one such platform. With all of them you can upload files, with drag and drop functionality, and a number of other features that make for a crowded field. So, what is the difference between these cloud-based services?
In our file sharing sites comparison we looked at:
However, each service offers more than one account type, with most offering a free plan, an individual plan and a multi-user business plan. In our comparison, we looked at 3 account types.
Some services also provide an enterprise level package, as do we in our Managed File Transfer package. If you want to see a comparison of the various enterprise packages, go to Managed File Transfer Software Comparison.
Free or No Account permits you to share files online for free. However, with some providers you will need to register in order to start sending files. With Filemail and a few other free file sharing sites, you donÆt need to register. This is not the only criteria, for there are others, as well as various limitations that can prove problematic, so let's see how we compare in the table below.
We let you share up to 5 GB for free, so you can share more of your photos and videos.
Do you use an ad-blocker? Well you can't block the ads on our competitor's sites. On our site, there are no ads to block.
To their credit, a number of our competitors are transparent about throttling speed. To our credit, we don't throttle.
Many of our competitors prohibit unlimited downloads. With Filemail, you can download as many times as you want.
Personal accounts are 1-user accounts used by professionals and freelancers. Typical users are marketers, audio/video specialists and photographers to name but a few domains. Beyond the ability to share files, you will find a vast difference between what is offered by the various popular file sharing sites.
There are various arbitrary names given to individual accounts, such as Pro, Premium, Professional and Personal Standard. Just as the names vary, so do the features under 1-user plan, as indicated below.
100 GB via DropBox
50 GB via dropbox.com
2TB via desktop and mobile apps
Send up to a 25 GB file directly or share a download link. We have one of the biggest free file sharing allowances when compared to our competitors.
You can share files with your clients via a multitude of ways, by email or by using one of our many file sharing apps.
With anti-virus protection, encrypted transfers, and password protection, your clients get the right files with no nasty surprises.
Stay in the know as to when, and who downloaded your files. You can stop chasing people, asking them if they got the file.
Just like in the previous comparison, what is offered by various cloud-based solutions can differ wildly with some cutting corners, and some not taking security as seriously as they should do. There are also additional features such as being able to receive files and customization for brand consistency.
Businesses that work in a collaborative environment will often need multi-user accounts, where typically there is an admin, and a number of end-users. Even if team collaboration between end-users is not a requisite, the need remains for multiple users to have secure file sharing capabilities with encryption & anti-virus.
With a business account, each user gets 1 TB of space, giving you the freedom to focus on your work, instead of being nagged to upgrade.
Receive files via our portal or on your own website, by using 1-line HTML to ingrate and modify our upload form on your website.
We encrypt your files, as well as use anti-virus and password protection. Our secure file sharing service ensures your recipients get the files they are expecting.
Our business accounts permit multiple users to harness and use Filemail, instead of having to share credentials, and storage space.
Thanks To Custom Transfer Protocols
& Globally Distributed Servers