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Share files up to 10GB
Mobile & desktop app access
Microsoft Outlook plugin
Receive large files from anyone
Add & remove users
Hightail is the rebranded version of YouSendIt. It originally began as a service to send large files which were too big to be sent as an email attachment. But now after changing the name to Hightail, it also provides cloud storage, file synchronization and electronic signature in addition to sharing large files. It also offers document tracking so that one can know when a recipient has opened or downloaded a file. Hightail offers desktop applications, mobile applications and Outlook plugins which make it available across almost all platforms. It offers a free account with 2 GB of cloud storage and a maximum file size of 250 MB. Paid version gives you unlimited storage and e-signature with a 2 GB limit on the maximum file size.
One can set sharing controls and files can be accessed from anywhere on any device. It offers a dedicated folder which is synced across the devices. One can simply drag and drop the files to be synced to this folder. You can also set expiration date for the shared documents so that one cannot access or download those files or documents after a specified time. Even a limit can be applied on the total number of downloads using a particular link. Files can even be password protected for an additional layer of protection. It enhances the productivity as one can access official files on other devices and start from where you left at the office. Any changes made are reflected in real time to all the devices. Hightail can be used directly from Outlook and Sharepoint. It offers unparalleled security for your digital content all the time. The data is always encrypted whether in transit or on Hightail server. The Hightail data centers are protected by Firewalls and antivirus solutions for protection against hackers and malware. The files can even be wiped out remotely in case of a lost or stolen laptop or a mobile device.
Hightail cannot be integrated with CRM solutions like Salesforce which limits its use. Also, version management is not available which is a big miss as when used as a file collaboration platform, multiple people will work on the same file and if something goes wrong accidentally, there should always be an option to roll back to a previous version. No URL shortener service is integrated with Hightail which makes it difficult to share the file links on social media like Twitter which have word limitations.
Citrix Sharefile is a late entrant to the crowded file sharing and storage service market. It provides robust and secure cloud storage and offers complete file tracking for shared files. It can be easily integrated with some enterprise applications. Files are encrypted both in transit and while in storage on their servers. One can remotely remove the shared content in case of device theft.
Citrix Sharefile has made sharing the files very easy through email using a plugin. The process remains the same as attaching a file in your email. So, without any change in user experience, one is able to large media files through their email. But attaching a large file via email can take a very long time. So one can simply upload the file and share a link to the file with the recipient. The recipient can then access this file from anywhere and any device using a web browser. Citrix Sharefile deploys AES 256-bit encryption which is an advanced encryption method. Citrix servers are also protected by various antivirus solutions and firewalls so as to protect your files from theft. It offers complete control of your files by providing complete tracking of who accessed the file and providing an ability to set file link expiration date. The best feature is that it maintains unlimited file versions for all the files. This helps to restore the file to any previous version and is very helpful when multiple people are working on the same file. Citrix Sharefile can seamlessly integrate with any Enterprise Content Management System like Microsoft Sharepoint or Filenet. One can even connect to other cloud storage providers like Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox.
One cannot add an additional layer of password protection to their files. This makes sharing your files using a link is very vulnerable. Anyone having an access to that link can download the file. So there is no way to share files with a view only mode. Citrix Sharefile is a very expensive file sharing option for enterprises especially when they have a large number of users. It is only cloud-based and does not offer an option to have a folder synced on every device.
Thursday 08 May 2014
When it comes to sharing files, Hightail is definitely one of the best available. The unlimited number of downloads, uploads, sends and storage space in addition to easy web access from your desktop, laptop or mobile devices means you can share all of your favorite files, anytime, anywhere. The tracking lets you know instantly if your files are being viewed and who is viewing them.More about Hightail
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Sharefile is a tool which is both easy to use and flexible enough for almost any file transfer requirement. It's the best choice for Firms who would like a simple and secure tool for storing and exchanging files with clients, staff, and vendors.More about Citrix ShareFile
Friday 18 September 2015
This program used to be good, but now is so slow I can't even deal with it. The upload speeds are as if I have dial up. I mainly have an issue with any file that is bigger that 50mb. I use the desktop app, still slow, so then I started using wetransfer as a comparison. What would (450mb file) take 5 hours to upload on Hightail literally only took 19 minutes to upload with wetransfer, so obviously the problem isn't with me, it's with Hightail. Oh and if you tell hightail that the upload speeds are mindnumbingly slow, they tell you it's your fault... which would be true if it weren't for wetransfer showing me evidence to the contrary.More about Hightail
Wednesday 09 September 2015
What do you like best?Sharefile did make saving files that were too large for our case management software (Legal Files) more convenient.What do you dislike?It isn't particularly intuitive and was very buggy when we used it. For co-workers with less reliable internet connections or who were less computer literate it was incredibly difficult to use.Recommendations to others considering the productThere are easier programs to use out there. ShareFile gets the job done in that it does store large files. When we were using it there seemed to be constant problems with uploading and organizing files. While I'm sure some of that was attributable to user error since we have some employees who are less computer literate, the difficulty they experienced turned us off this product.What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?We used it to store large video and audio files, which it did do. It was getting the documents in there and organized that was more difficult.More about Citrix ShareFile
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