17 Feb 2013

BitTorrent Launches File Sharing App - SoShare, Lets Users Send Files Up To 1TB For Free!

Last month, BitTorrent announced that it was working on a file-sharing app, which is now available as a public beta with the service being called SoShare. So, what makes SoShare different from the rest? SoShare allows the user to send huge files up to 1TB for FREE in a single data transfer!

That's a pretty massive amount of data to be sharing over the internet, more than many users' hard drives, but BitTorrent says that SoShare's focus will be on creative professionals and others who deal with transferring huge files on a daily basis.

As soon as I heard about this beta, I decided to give it a try and found SoShare to be quite good at keeping things simple. Everything goes through the web browser - after installing a small plug-in, users choose the files they want to share, add the email addresses of the intended recipients, a subject, and a quick message, and start the upload process. Thanks to the plug-in, uploads continue even after closing the browser window, and SoShare notifies you once your recipients have received the file and whether or not they've downloaded it, as well. Files live for 30 days, though you can cut off access at any time, and you can also grab links to share your uploads publicly. Recipients don't need to be SoShare users, either, which speeds things up for those who don't want to sign up for yet another service.

Right now SoShare looks to be a solid, useful file sharing option with a huge 1TB limit size. Although it remains to be seen, how SoShare will battle against the kings of cloud based file sharing services like Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, Google Drive, etc. Regardless of the competition, SoShare is a solid option for those who occasionally need to share a huge amount of data.

Hit the source link to sign up for the beta if you're interested in trying it yourself.

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