5 best file sharing web app

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Do you need to share any files? Does these files are too big for attaching them in a email? Use one of these good web services.


Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. It was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a Y Combinator startup.


Box.net is a cloud-based content management solution for individuals and companies ranging from small businesses to large corporations. The company has adopted a freemium business model, and provides 5GB of free storage for personal accounts. A mobile version of the service is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Box.net’s competitors include Dropbox, Sharepoint, Sugarsync, and Documentum.


Hotfile allows users to upload and download files with any web browser. Non-registered users are allowed to upload up to 400 MB at once. After a successful file upload, the user is given a unique URL which allows others to download the file. Non-registered users have to wait 15 seconds in the download queue and might need to enter a CAPTCHA and have to wait 30 minutes to download another file after a previous download session ends (even if the file did not download completely).


i-drive (name derived from internet drive) is an online data storage service that was founded in August 1998 and launched its first product in August 1999. Originally presented as i-drive.com, the company acquired idrive.com in the fall of 1999. The initial product offered a limited amount of free storage space for ‘sideloading’ – storing files such as MP3s collected on the Web without downloading them. In 2000, the company began offering unlimited storage space.


Megaupload is an online Hong Kong-based company established in 2005 for the use of uploading and downloading files. It includes a video browsing section in the site Megavideo, MegaLive, MegaPix and Megabox as well as a sister company called Megaporn (formerly Megarotic) which hosts user uploaded pornographic content.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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5 Comments 5 best file sharing web app

  1. Umberto

    As a (former) Dropbox user I’d like to recommend SugarSync as an alternative way to backup and sync your data in the cloud. Free accounts provide 5GB of disk space.
    If anyone wants to register for an account, feel free to use my referral link that will add 500 MB further bonus to both mine and your account 🙂

  2. Umberto

    Ho commentato in inglese… pardon.
    Rifacciamo da capo in lingua madre, cheèmmeglio.

    Come (ex) ultilizzatore di Dropbox, vorrei raccomandare un servizio simile, che permette di fare backup e sincronizzazione online su PC, Mac, Android, iOS e Symbian. Si chiama Sugarsync e a me piace di più perchè permette di selezionare quali cartelle utilizzare in tutto il disco fisso, e non solo nella cartella creata dal programma. Inoltre l’account gratis è da 5GB.
    Se qualcuno fosse intenzionato a provarlo, vi lascio il mio link di referral, che aggiunge (a voi ed a me) ulteriori 500MB bonus.

  3. roberto

    purtroppo il sw che devi scaricare è solo per win o mac; io uso solo linux ;))

    grazie comunque pr il tuo referral

    1. Kiko

      Ciao @roberto,

      Dropbox funziona sotto linux. Con Ubuntu non avrai problemi, mentre devi faticare poco poco con le altre distro. E non ho avuto esperienza diretta, in Linux intendo, con gli altri servizi!

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