Online today, I found an article written a few days ago titled 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more…so, of course, I had to read it. Although SmartFile was not listed as one of the ten, we truly do match-up, and even excel in some cases, in comparison to our competitors. Let me briefly tell you how we compare:
The author highlights ShareFile’s feature of being able to create virtual links with expiration dates, but SmartFile can do that to. Easy as pie. Also, with SmartFile, no software download is needed. You can connect to your files via any FTP program, web interface, or API.
Dropbox was meant for personal-use rather than for large enterprises. With that said, the features available on Dropbox do not accommodate the needs of the working professional. SmartFile’s unlimted access-controlled folders, for example, provide more security and management of files and data in your business to make your life easier.
As with Dropbox, Google Drive allows you to upload your files onto only one folder. Essentially, Google assumes you use it for everything, such as Google Docs, Google contacts, Google calendar, etc. So, file sharing can only be setup through Google Drive’s Web Interface and files are automatically converted to Google Docs format when opened. SmartFile has multiple ways to connect and allows your files to be opened in exactly the format you saved them in, eliminating confusion and the restriction of file formats.
In short, SmartFile is just as competitive as the ten file sharing services listed in this article. With clients in over 50 counties, SmartFile is continuing to grow and develop its application competitive to such well-known file sharing companies.