We’ve been using DivShare for our file sharing service for a couple of weeks now, and so far we’ve been pretty impressed. One of our favorite features includes how the download just starts when you load the page. We also like that it displays how many downloads there have been of a file, and when the last download was. The only very minor complaint that we have,(and easily fixable) is that they don’t allow you to upload EXE files (for security reasons). If you’re wanting to upload that type of file, you’ll need to ZIP it. Again, nothing major to complain about. Recently they added some new features that continue to make it our favorite file sharing service.
One of the first things you’ll notice is the gallery organization. When you upload multiple images, they will be organized and grouped into a gallery. Now you can easily see which photos are uploaded into each gallery. It’s a visual change that makes it easier to see which photos belong in the gallery. Another update is that you can add new images to a gallery after you initially create it.
Finally, you’re now able to search your files. This will be especially helpful if you upload a lot of file. They could become hard to keep track of if you’re looking for just one. To the right of the dashboard, you’ll now see a search box so that you can use a key word to search through the names of your files.
One of our users, MetaMan contacted DivShare a few days ago with a suggestion for a new feature that would allow users to update the files that they’ve uploaded from the dashboard. This way, any links made to those files would still work, which would be a great addition. They responded and said they’d be adding it to their list. Although it didn’t make it out today, hopefully we’ll be seeing it soon.
Oh, one more thing! Tomorrow they will be adding the support for file privacy. It will be interesting to see how the privacy feature will work. I would assume that you’ll need to be logged-in to download the file. It will be perfect for anything you’d rather the public not have access to, like personal documents and backups.
Thanks for the tip Chris!