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File sharing for business

Published 02/24/2015 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

ShareFile by Citrix is a secure file sharing app providing businesses with a protected portal through which they can send, receive, access and store files of all sizes. ShareFile lets you send and share files through your email, your ShareFile account, or a desktop widget.

The app uses high-level encryption and heavy duty servers to ensure your files are protected and backed-up at all times. Additional security features let you define access permissions, track changes with file versioning, and report on file activity.

Through ShareFile’s desktop widget you can upload, download and delete files without opening a web browser. You can also move files from ShareFile to your local file system with drag and drop.

Through a link on your navigational bar ShareFile lets you send business files directly from your system to an email address in one click. ShareFile also offers a plugin for Outlook that lets you attach secure ShareFile links to files, replacing email attachments. With this feature you can email files as large as 10GB.

With the help of ShareFile’s graphic design specialists, you can also set up a custom-branded, password-protected portal through which you can create online folders, access files from any internet-enabled device and use email tracking and alerts to confirm receipt of your files.

The ShareFile sync feature lets you, your clients and team members, or whoever else you give access permission to, to work in the same folders at the same time, without having to upload or download files. ShareFile also offers a mobile app for iOS, Android, Windows or Blackberry devices that lets you access and share files from any device.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ShareFile is a Citrix company based in North Carolina. ShareFile was launched in 2005 and grew over the following 6 years to serve 20, 000 paying corporate customers without funding.

Sharefile was bought by Citrix Systems in 2011, a company with over 25 years experience in the IT and service provider industry and more than 330, 000 clients.

ShareFile is used by companies big and small in all industries. Some well-known companies who use ShareFile include Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Ducati, Siemens, HTC, Mercedes Benz, Tiffany & Co., Toys “R” Us, and NASA.

What are the differences to other apps?

ShareFile stands out in the areas of security and adoption. All files sent using ShareFile are encrypted using either Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocols and up to AES 256-bit encryption. Files are also protected while at rest on the ShareFile servers with AES 256-bit encryption.

ShareFile’s servers reside in hurricane-protected SSAE 16 accredited datacenters where regular data backups are carried out. ShareFile also offers configurable permissions including multi-factor authentication and workflow audit trails. ShareFile is FTP/FTPS compatible, supports WebDAV and offers an API for linking to 3rd party apps. It also supports e-signature of documents.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

ShareFile can be deployed in a number of ways, as a desktop widget, an email plugin, or a as a custom file collaboration portal. The collaboration portal can be customized to match the logo and colors of your brand and website to provide a more personal experience to your staff and clients.

The app offers a simple green, black and white interface through which you can set custom sharing permissions, manage users, and track file actions such as “browsed folder” and “started download”. The mobile app is straightforward to navigate and use with familiar buttons and icons.

How does the registration process work?

You can register for ShareFile by filling out the free trial form on the homepage of the website with your name, email and a password. Completion of the form gives you access to a free 30-day trial of ShareFile. No credit card is required.

The free trial includes unlimited storage, 5 employee accounts, custom branding, the Outlook plugin, desktop widget, and user management tool.

What does it cost to use the application?

ShareFile is offered on four separate plans. The cheapest plan is the Personal plan which costs $16 per month and includes 1 employee account, 100GB storage, and 10GB maximum file size. The Team plan costs $60 per month and includes 5 employee accounts, 1TB storage, and 10GB maximum file size.

The Business plan costs $100 per month and includes 5 employee accounts, unlimited storage, and 100GB maximum file size. There is also an Enterprise plan for custom requirements.

Who would you recommend the application to?

ShareFile is suitable for companies of all sizes, with plans for 1 employee to over 500 employees. The app is suitable for any industry but also offers tailor-made solutions for specific industries including accounting, construction, healthcare, real estate, manufacturing & life sciences, legal and insurance.

ShareFile is a sensible solution for any company who regularly send and collaborate on files and documents among employees, project workers, and clients. The solution offers high-level security and file sharing on the go with a mobile app for all devices.

  • ShareFile desktop widget
  • Plugin for Microsoft Outlook
  • Custom-branded file sharing portal
  • Support for e-signature
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocols & AES 256-bit encryption
  • Data back-up through servers in 16 hurricane-protected data centers
  • Mobile app for iOS, Android, Windows & Blackberry

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ShareFile pricing

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Most expensive plan (per month) : $100.00




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