Minbox Offers Super-Fast File Sharing And Cloud Storage

Mac/iOS: Minbox is a new file-sharing service that's fast, free and lets you upload files of any size and any type that you can then send to friends. Minbox does it all without forcing you to wait for the upload to finish before you can share the file.

The video above (mildly NSFW lyrics) highlights Minbox's major benefit: speed. Dropbox and other cloud storage services require you wait until the file you want to share has uploaded and finished syncing before you can grab a link and send it to someone. Minbox, on the other hand, lets you drag and drop the file right on the menubar app, enter an email address and fire your download link to a friend while the file finishes uploading in the background. The app promises upload speeds twice as fast as Dropbox, thanks to its own compression and conversion technology.

The other big feature Minbox brings to the table is the ability to upload any file of any size that you want to share. Upload whatever you want, and the file is hosted on its servers for 30 days before it's automatically deleted. It's less of a cloud storage service and more of a fast file-sharing service. It's available now for Mac as a menubar utility, and for iOS devices.

Beyond that, the service supports multiple concurrent uploads, scheduled sharing and supports RAW photo files. If you do upload photos, the service can make beautiful web galleries so your recipient can browse them before downloading. Eventually, Minbox will offer premium plans with dedicated storage, but right now it's a fast and free way to send large files quickly.

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