By Georgia -
on Tue Sep 25 2012
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If you use the web, it's almost garunteed that you've used an
online file sharing platform, at least once. Drop box has turned
into the "google" of online file sharing, but why? Because it was
the first one that people heard of or because it really is the
best? Who knows!? Well, we're going to find out....
Let's look at the top 4 online file sharing platforms and
decifer for ourselves.
1. Let's start with the big dog. Drop Box.
There is certainly no question if it's popular (50 million users)!
To get Drop Box you must have an account but once you get going,
bka loves Drop Box because.....
2. Jumpshare is a start up file sharing platform that we
Easy peasy leomon squeezy! No account needed for this one and what
you see is what you get. Files only save for two weeks and you can
only upload up to 2BG but it is free and quick to get going!
3. We Transfer is slick. It's sexy and simple, what more could
you want?! You can upload instantly which is always a plus
and it's free. With the 'claim your own channel' option, you
can pay a little cash money and customise your
4. Google drive. Now, how does one compete with Google!? It's
free (of course) but you do need to download the program first but
then you can access your 'drive' when you are signed in to your
gmail. You can also still use your Google docs in colloboration
with your Drive.
bka loves Google Drive because all employees have gmail accounts,
we store our daily resourcing here and can easily bring it up in
meetings on anyones account. We also love it because it's easy to
check once you're logged into your Google account- the less login
details to remember, the better.
Drive into here
So, what has it come down to people? It's all free until you
want an upgrade, Google and Drop Box are dominating, We Transfer is
awesomely sexy, great for upload big files and Jumpshare offers
quick uploads and is rapidly growing. Truth is, all of these file
sharing platforms offer different things and are best utilised in
So there you go, use your rescources and you can always get what
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