2020 has moved even more people into the exciting field of online work and communication. As a matter of fact, according to an analysis published by the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.7 million people were already working remotely even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States alone. And recently, a Gartner Inc. HR survey has shown that over 88% of the business organizations worldwide encouraged their employees to switch to a work-from-home model during these times.
More people moving their work and social lives into the online realm means that there is an even stronger need for constant information exchange online. If you are looking for a way to transfer large files over the internet, you will find quite a few options at your disposal. However, most of these will require a paid subscription and often impose limits on the size of the files you want to send. If you are looking for an alternative to popular file exchange and sharing services like Google Drive and Dropbox, you may want to take a close look at a new service called FileWhopper. And here’s why.
What Is FileWhopper?
FileWhopper is an effective tool for transferring large files and folders online, which comes with a set of notable distinctions when compared to other file transfer services. One of the key things that set the service apart is that it does not require a subscription — you only pay for the file or folder you need to transfer based on its size. This makes the service especially convenient for those who need to make occasional file transfers and wouldn’t benefit from committing to and paying for a long-term file transfer service subscription. But this is not the only thing that makes FileWhopper stand out from the crowd.
What Makes FileWhopper Different?
There are several features that let FileWhopper tower over other file transfer and sharing services.
There Are No Subscription Fees
First, as mentioned above, FileWhopper does not require you to subscribe to a monthly service. This makes it perfect for those who need to transfer files online from time to time but don’t really need a long-term subscription to a file sharing service — especially since such subscriptions tend to get extensive when it comes to transferring large files.
With FileWhopper, you only pay for what you transfer — and the price only depends on the size of what you need to send.
There Are No File Size Limits
FileWhopper lets you transfer files and folders of any size – with no limits at all. This means that you are free to send huge folders, apps, game files, videos, and more without having to worry about how big these items are, archive them, or split them into several different transfers.
You Can Choose Who Pays for the Transfer
Another nice feature on FileWhopper when it comes to payments is that you get to choose who pays for the transfer. You can pay for it, or you can ask the recipient to make the payment. It’s a great feature to have onboard for freelancers as they won’t need to spend their own money to pay for transferring files to clients. Plus, it makes billing much easier as time won’t have to be spent on calculating file transfer costs and adding them to the invoice.
The Service Is Easy to Use
FileWhopper comes with a user-friendly interface, and organizing your file transfer is a very straightforward process. All you need to do is download a tiny app that will guide you through the transfer process and auto-delete once this process is complete. This way, you won’t be cluttering your system with unnecessary software that will only be used occasionally.
Your Transfers Are Secure
Once the upload begins, your file or folder is automatically encrypted with a password, and a unique ID is created to identify it (no file or folder names are used). You will also have the option to create a custom password if you are not satisfied with the automatically generated one.
Uploads and Downloads Are Simultaneous
The person you are transferring data to can start downloading it instantly without having to wait until the transfer is 100% complete, which can save time on both sides of the transaction.
Your Transfer Can Be Easily Resumed
If your transfer is interrupted due to a connection drop or system reboot, it will resume right from where it stopped once the connection is restored.
There Are Extra Features
If you are looking for more functionality than the standard transfer process covers, you can purchase additional features — for instance, for an additional fee, you can transfer your file or folder to more than one person at a time (up to 6 recipients).
The First Transfer of Up to 5GB Is Free
Finally, FileWhopper gives you a chance to test-drive the service — your first transfer of up to 5GB is free.
How FileWhopper Works
- Transferring data with FileWhopper only takes 5 simple steps:
- First, you need to select the file or folder that you want to transfer and give FileWhopper a few seconds to evaluate its size and your potential fee.
- Second, FileWhopper will give you a quote for the transfer, and you will need to pay for the service via a one-time secure payment. Alternatively, you can ask the recipient of the file or folder to pay for the transfer.
- Third, you will need to download FileWhopper’s tiny app, which will facilitate the transfer process.
- Fourth, you will get a personal link for the file or folder you have just uploaded, which you can send to the recipient.
- Finally, your file or folder is encrypted with a password – which the recipient will need to be able to access the data – and sent to its destination.
Note that the file or folder you have uploaded will be stored on FileWhopper’s servers for up to 14 days and deleted once it’s downloaded by the recipient.
Who Should Use FileWhopper?
FileWhopper is a great option for those looking for a way to efficiently and safely exchange data online without having to commit to a long-term paid subscription. It’s a great tool for freelancers (journalists, photographers, developers, videographers, etc.) who often need to send their work to clients and anyone else who needs to share files over the internet.