Which file sharing sites do you use - and why?

Discussion in 'polls' started by beethoven, Jan 17, 2015.

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Which file sharing sites are you using and why?

  1. Dropbox

    58.3%
  2. OneDrive - Microsoft

    54.2%
  3. Google Drive

    50.0%
  4. Icloud

    12.5%
  5. Box

    12.5%
  6. Rapidshare

    4.2%
  7. Sugarsync

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. OpenDrive

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Media Fire

    4.2%
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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    Just looking for recommendations for file sharing sites for holiday pics or similar to share among family and friends. Easy interface and access, generous storage size, restricted access, encryption or not - these and more would be important points. Any comments will be great, any other suggestions I am happy to add.
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I use Dropbox when I need to share something. I usually zip and upload it and then share public link to others to download the package. After a while I delete those packages. I just remembered that I should check out what's in my shared folder...
     
  3. Wroll

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    For family I use syncthing. For friends who don't want to bother with it JottaCloud.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Wetransfer.com is also neat for big files.
    Mrk
     
  5. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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  6. ArchiveX

    ArchiveX Registered Member

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  7. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    +1
     
  8. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Same as my cloud storage: ADrive, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.
     
  9. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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  10. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    I use Dropbox as a backup service, not file sharing. Don't know if it counts.
     
  11. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    I have OneDrive because it's included automatically with my Hotmail account, but I don't usually use it.
     
  12. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Same for me
     
  13. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I have a Dropbox, One Drive, Google Drive and an iClould account. I use none of them for file sharing.

    I will be using Dropbox in the near future to for a few files so they are accessible with all of my devices. iCloud is used somewhat but not for file sharing,
     
  14. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    Google Drive, when I adopted it a few years ago, it offered combination of best value storage, linux/android client, things may of changed since then in terms of alternatives, but its proven 100% reliabile and I use it from everything from storing virtual machine images to storing 10gb of digital photos.
     
  15. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    I use Onedrive. It's effectively integrated in Win pcs and seamlessly syncs across all devices. I like it very much. It's intuitive and simple.
     
  16. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    Used Wetransfer.com a few times.
    A more secure alternative, suggested to me by a friend is: https://robustfiles.com/
     
  17. MisterB

    MisterB Registered Member

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    I've got Google drive with a google apps account but I had to check to see if I'm actually using it. I do have few forgotten files on it but nothing shared.
     
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