The Benefit-Driven File Transfer Alternative
DropSend is another in a long-line of file sharing platforms that facilitates the sending of files, that can't be sent by email.
However with no stand-out points, and indeed fairing rather poorly when compared to other players in the market, we can say with full confidence, it is a solution sorely lacking in many must-deliver benefits.
Using DropSend you can send up to a maximum of 8 GB, which relatively speaking is very small. Taking into account the size of certain file types, DropSend is not a viable file transferring service. With Filemail you can transfer large files with no size limit.
On some accounts DropSend severely restricts the number of downloads and recipients. On all our accounts, Filemail permits unlimited downloads and recipients.
Encryption and password protection is only available with some DropSend accounts. Anti-virus is not available on any DropSend account. Filemail has all 3 forms of protection, so your files in the cloud are in safe hands.
DropSend uses prioritization to dictate the speed of transfer you can achieve, depending on your account type. No matter the Filemail account, your transfers are sent using our custom UDP with speeds of up to 200 times faster.
Both DropSend and Filemail can send files for free, using either their website, or their mobile apps, so let's see how the two file sharing services compare for ad-hoc file sharing.
Dropsend lets you transfer up to a 4 GB file. We go one better. Using Filemail you can share large files of up to 5 GB.
Ads. Annoying. Need we say more? Well, with Filemail there are no ads on our website, nor emails, nor anyplace else.
DropSend only lets you send a file to one recipient. We let you send a file to as many recipients as you want.
To have no anti-virus protection, like with DropSend, is asking for trouble. At Filemail we use anti-virus for secure file sharing.
Individuals who need file sharing capabilities, such as marketers, photographers and audio / video specialists to name but a few domains, can both be catered for by DropSend and Filemail.
That is where the similarities end, so let's take a look at the differences between us.
Where DropSend only offers 50 GB of online storage, we offer 20 times the amount at 1 TB of file storage space.
With DropSend you can send a file of up to 8 GB. With Filemail you can send a file of up to 250 GB.
Unlike DropSend, we offer password protection, to further promote your file being accessed by only intended parties.
Although DropSend does offer delivery confirmation, it is by no-means as extensive as our tracking system.
Multi-user accounts are for businesses that often need more than one user engaged in transferring files. With the additional legislative and regulatory mandates that govern how data must be handled, and a fast-paced world where speed and reliability is a must, file transferring solutions have filled in the holes that email, FTP and HTTP can't address.
Let's see how the business offering by DropSend compares to our offering.
With a DropSend business account, you pay $99 even if you only wanted a few users. At Filemail, we charge $15 per user, and you don't pay surplus.
Businesses need to make sure their data is stored and in transit, with the utmost of security in mind. Unlike DropSend, we offer robst protective measures.
Just as you can send a file of any size using Filemail, the same freedom applies when it comes to receiving files of any size.
DropSend gives you 500 GB of storage, that potentially could be shared with up to 100 employees. We provide 1 TB of space for each employee.
I was unable to email my pdf catalog to my clients, so each hard copy was costing me several dollars for printing plus more to mail. Now I simply send updated catalogs via Filemail whenever I change prices or add and remove products. I couldn’t operate without it!
Filemail is perfect for all my file transfer requirements... its easy & quick to upload my huge video & stills photography projects - a doddle for the clients to download too... I can't recommend Filemail highly enough.
I have been using Filemail for several years with great satisfaction. It is a very fast service, especially with the Filemail Desktop application, both for uploading and for downloading. Furthermore you can easily upload files over 2 GB and the localization in Italian makes everything easy and immediate.
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