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When it comes to secure file sharing, WeTransfer isn’t the only option you’ve got.
Here are 7 great WeTransfer alternatives to consider:
Let’s take a look at each of these file sharing services and see which one is best for you.
Oroson is the first tool in our list of the best WeTransfer alternatives for 2021.
We may be a bit biased here, but Oroson is one of the best tools out there when it comes to secure file sharing and file transfer for your personal and professional needs.
Apart from allowing you to share large files and keep your business and personal documents secure in our cloud storage, Oroson has a variety of other capabilities, such as features for online proofing, video review, video proofing and annotation, and more.
Let’s see who can use the tool.
Oroson is a tool that’s ideal for professionals and teams who:
This means that Oroson — like similar tools in this list — is a tool made for professionals.
The categories who get the most value out of our product are:
Let’s take a look at our product’s unique features and capabilities.
Oroson gives users the opportunity to add any kind of content format, from JPEGs and simple PDFs, both of which are widely used, to more complex design files such as MP3s, MP4s, and so on and so forth.
Apart from this, your content can be of any size; there are no limitations in terms of the size file.
In most cases, sharing content and getting feedback from your colleagues or clients can be daunting.
Because most of the tools out there may allow you to share something with ease, but you have to use another platform or way to communicate your feedback.
For example, if you’re sharing something, let’s say an image, with a client using WeTransfer, your client won’t be able to give you feedback right away.
They may have to use email or another form of communication.
With Oroson, things are way more simple.
Let’s say that you want to get feedback from one of your clients for an image you’ve designed.
All you need to do is add a new item to Oroson, as shown below.
Then, you have to choose the file you want to upload.
Author’s Tip: In our case, the content format we’re interested in uploading is an image, this is why we’ve chosen this option.
Next, we have to choose the file we want to upload.
After successfully uploading the file, we can give it a name — something that makes sense for us internally and for the person we’re sharing the file with.
Sharing the file with someone we want is as easy as clicking the gear icon in the right bottom corner.
Then, we have to choose the option “Copy item link” from the dropdown menu.
Then, share the link with our client.
Author’s Note: With Oroson, you also have the option to share the whole workspace you’re currently working on. A good practice is to create a workspace for each of the clients you’re working with and invite them to the workspace so that you don’t have to share a link with them every time you add a new piece of content, e.g. an image or video, inside the workspace.
From the moment your client has the link, they can open the file and leave comments wherever in the document they want.
For example, let’s say that we want to leave a comment in the CTA of the following image with Oroson.
All we need to do is move our mouse next to the CTA, or any other element for that matter, and click one time.
After doing that, a small window will open in the right bottom corner — this is where we can add our comment.
After writing our comment, we can click on the button shown below.
We can see that now, our comment is being displayed at the right section of Oroson’s UI, as shown below.
The best part?
You can repeat this process over and over again, without being afraid of sharing a file with the wrong email address or person, or having a time limitation that most file sharing apps have.
Above all, you’ll realise that sharing files through Oroson allows you to do many more things, such as adding comments, getting real-time feedback, and collaborating with your team members and clients in a seamless way.
Let’s take a look at our pricing.
At Oroson, we offer three different types of plans that you can consider using depending on your individual or team needs.
Let’s have a look at the three different plans:
These pricing plans are created to cover different business needs.
The Starter plan is ideal for those who just start experimenting with file sharing and online collaboration and find that such a tool can help them do their job more efficiently.
On the other hand, the Pro plan is great for anyone who wants to optimize their project management and elevate their feedback and overall collaboration process.
Last but not least, Oroson offers a Business plan that can be used by companies that perform team projects and want to make the most out of team collaboration.
What do our pricing plans include?
All pricing plans include some main features such as:
The plans differentiate from one another in terms of the number of items and the storage space.
More specifically, the Starter plan gives users the opportunity to work on 1000 items while having a 50GB storage.
In addition to this, the Pro plan offers more than the double items, 2200 to be precise, and as you can imagine has a higher storage limit of 125GB.
Last but not least, the Business pricing plan is tailored for companies with bigger storage and project creation needs.
For that reason, this paid plan gives them access to 5000 items and 250GB of storage.
One of the main differentiating factors between Oroson and other files sharing services is the fact that — on a cloud storage level — we don’t charge per user and give you the option to grow your headcount without increasing the amount you pay for cloud storage.
You could decide on what your needs are by requesting a demo and taking advantage of the Oroson features.
Let’s move on to the second tool on our list.
The second cloud storage and file transfer tool in our list is Google Drive.
Google Drive is a product by Google and is used by teams and individuals all over the world.
According to a 2018 article by TechCrunch, Google Drive has over 1 billion users worldwide.
Of course, Google Drive may not be a WeTransfer alternative per se since it doesn’t have a free file sharing service like WeTransfer does.
When it comes to business file sharing though, Google Drive is considered one of the most reliable services out there.
According to Google, with Google Drive you can “Store, share, and collaborate on files and folders from any mobile device, tablet, or computer”.
This means that you can access your drive from any device, e.g. your iPhone or Apple Mac, operating system be it Android, MacOS, Linux, etc., and from any browser as well, such as Mozilla Firefox or Brave.
At the top of the product’s homepage, we can see who the intended audience is for Google Drive.
As you can see, we have three user categories:
For the purposes of this list, we’re mostly interested in Teams and Enterprise.
Let’s take a better look at each of these two categories.
Here’s what each of the above categories is all about:
It’s obvious that Google makes the distinction between Teams and Enterprise because the needs of a company change as a result of growth and increase in headcount.
Simply put, bigger companies have different needs than smaller ones and when it comes to business sharing, Google Drive is here to satisfy both.
To begin with, to use Google Drive, you need to have a Google account.
Most Google Drive features are common for Teams and Enterprise.
For example, Teams have access to secure cloud storage, access to popular Google applications such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as integrations with countless other applications.
The last one is particularly useful nowadays, where teams are using several tools and applications to power their operations online.
A simple search on Google Drive shows us just how many options are available for integrating Google Drive with other applications that you’re already familiar with and even already using.
Being able to connect other applications and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) you might be using with Google Drive is extremely important nowadays.
As you can see, with Google Drive you have plenty of options when it comes to integrating the tool with other similar tools.
Last but not least, Google is constantly adding new features and AI capabilities into its products.
This applies both to Docs and Sheets as well as Google Drive.
This makes Google not just a simple WeTransfer alternative, but one of the best tools online for secure file sharing.
For example, you can use the newly added Priority option to see the documents that Google considers as priorities, based on your past behaviour and usage.
All these unique features and functionalities, along with Google Drive’s easy drag and drop cloud storage, makes the whole experience as seamless as possible.
Let’s take a look at the pricing plans Google offered for its business plans, also referred to as Google Workspace, formerly G Suite.
Here are Google Workspace pricing plans:
As you can see in the above screenshot, Google has four pricing plans:
Each plan includes a suite of tools such as Slides and Docs, and pricing — and least for the first three plans — is determined by the number of users.
What’s interesting about the plans Google offers is the fact that each plan has different security features, e.g. advanced password protection, having your own vault, as well as different levels of support.
All in all, we could say that when it comes to WeTransfer alternatives for business, Google Workspace, and its product Google Drive more specifically, is a good option.
Moving on to the next one.
Dropbox is the third tool on our list and one of the best WeTransfer alternatives for secure business file sharing out there.
According to Dropbox, “Dropbox Business is more than secure storage – it’s a smart, seamless way to optimise your existing workflow”.
Thus, as you can understand, Dropbox nowadays is much more than a simple way to share files with your team and customers.
It’s a complete solution for businesses who need secure cloud storage with collaboration capabilities and functionalities.
Let’s take a closer look at Dropbox Business.
To begin with, it seems that Dropbox breaks down its audience a) by industry and b) by user type.
When it comes to industries, we have the following ones:
That’s not to say that Dropbox doesn’t serve other industries — these just happen to be the ones that are the most prominent ones according to Dropbox.
One of the most interesting industries are the ones we at Oroson are serving as well; media and entertainment companies.
As you can see from the screenshot below, Dropbox is a way to “streamline media workflows, so you can get your content to more audiences, faster”.
Thus, we understand that Dropbox goes beyond simple file sharing and has become more of a collaboration tool that helps companies streamline their processes and become more efficient.
The second way this WeTransfer alternative is breaking down its customers is by user type:
The tool is for personal use as well, however, it’s evident that Dropbox has much more to offer to professionals and teams of all sizes who are looking for more efficient and secure ways to transfer files and store their documents on the cloud.
You can see Dropbox’s features below:
Since file transfer and sharing is what brought you here in the first place, let’s take a closer look at Dropbox’s file sharing feature.
With Dropbox, you can share files securely and effortlessly in real time.
Simply by sharing a link of an uploaded file with the individual or company you wish to share the file with.
As you can see in the screenshot below — and, considering security is an important issue when it comes to file sharing — Dropbox is taking security seriously.
These protection and security functionalities, such as password protection, make Dropbox stand out in our list of the best WeTransfer alternatives.
Let’s take a look at Dropbox’s pricing.
To begin with, here are the pricing plans Dropbox offers:
The four plans that Dropbox offers are:
Except from the Plus plan for individuals, all the other ones have a free trial.
An important distinction is the storage space you get with each plan.
In addition, Dropbox offers different backup and recovery options for each of the above plans.
Once again, pricing is determined by the number of users in plans for teams and has a flat fee for individuals.
In general, considering that Dropbox continuously adds new features, we’d say that the pricing is fair for what you get.
Let’s move on to the next tool in our list of WeTransfer alternatives.
FileTransfer.io is another file sharing tool that’s a good alternative to WeTransfer.
FileTransfer is both for individuals and for teams who want to share files seamlessly.
There’s a free option, the same as WeTransfer, that gives you the option to share files of up to 6GB per transfer and there are paid options as well, for teams who need more than just high transfer speed when sharing files.
Let’s take a look at how FileTransfer.io works.
The first step that you need to take to start transferring files with FileTransfer.io is to click on “Send files” on the tool’s homepage.
From there, you’ll be asked to choose the file that you want to transfer.
As you can see in the screenshot below, we’ve chosen to transfer a file that’s called “Oroson Homepage”, which is basically a screenshot of our own homepage.
Once you choose the file you want to upload, click “Open” and the upload will start right away.
Here’s what you’re going to see when the upload is complete:
From there, you have two options:
As you can see below, you can copy the link easily by clicking on the “Copy link” button.
From there, you can share the link with your team or customers via email, through social media like a LinkedIn chat, or any other way you want.
This process is better for one-time use; if you’re sharing files with your team and customers constantly, you might have to have a secure cloud storage solution.
Let’s see how FileTransfer.io breaks down its pricing.
Essentially, the tool has three pricing options.
We could say that with the exception of the first option — which could work mostly for individuals — the other two options of Plus and Business are more likely to satisfy the business needs a company might have when it comes to file sharing and cloud storage.
The main difference between the three options is the storage size available as well as the maximum file size per transfer.
In general, we consider FileTransfer.io to be a good option when it comes to the best WeTransfer alternatives.
Moving on to the next one.
Send Anywhere is the next best option of alternatives to WeTransfer in our list.
With Send Anywhere, you can send files between Android, iOS, and Windows devices.
According to the tool’s website, “Send Anywhere is a file sharing application that takes an easy, quick, and unlimited approach to file sharing”.
Send Anywhere is an open source file sharing application both for teams and for businesses.
Something interesting is the fact that Send Anywhere has an API, which means that it can be used from other applications like SaaS, as a way to share large files easier and seamlessly.
As you can see in the screenshot below, anyone can request an API key, simply by filling in the information in the form below:
Send Anywhere used to have a service exclusively for businesses called Send Anywhere Plus.
According to the company’s website, the service was terminated back in December 2020 and will be succeeded by Sendy Pro.
In general though, we can say that Send Anywhere is a tool both for companies and individuals who need fast and secure file sharing.
As we previously noted, Send Anywhere is ideal both for individuals and businesses.
The capabilities of Send Anywhere are divided into those of the free service and those of the paid plan, called Sendy Pro.
Similar to other WeTransfer alternatives like FileTransfer.io, Send Anywhere allows users to share files for free and seamlessly through its homepage.
Here’s how the process works.
First, you need to click on the share link button at the left of the page.
From there, you have to choose the file you want to transfer, like we did earlier with FileTransfer.io.
Here’s what you’ll see next:
You can choose to send the file simply by sharing the link or by sending an email to the recipient.
Both of the options do require you to set up a free account with Send Anywhere.
If you click on “Send”, you’ll see a 6-digit code being generated — this code can be used from the receiving device to download the uploaded file.
Here’s how it looks like:
Then, you can insert the 6-digit key in the receiving device as shown below and your download will start immediately, as long as the key hasn’t expired.
When it comes to paid accounts, Send Anywhere has additional features and capabilities.
Let’s take a look at the company’s pricing.
Even though the company has a pricing page for its paid pricing plans, the cost of the paid plan – Sendy Pro – isn’t displayed anywhere on the website. (Until today Wed 13 Jan, 2021.)
Even though there’s a paid option for businesses who need advanced file sharing capabilities, e.g. sending large files or cloud storage, we don’t know how much this plan costs.
Moving on to the next solution.
Smash is the second to last tool in our list of the best WeTransfer alternatives for 2021.
You might notice that Smash looks a lot like WeTransfer, FileTransfer.io, and Send Anywhere in the way it works.
The tool is both for individuals and for teams.
According to the tool’s website, Smash is “a new way to send (super) big files”.
The tool is also available for macOS, iOS, and Android, which means that you can use the tool from different devices and operating systems.
As you can see, Smash’s audience is both businesses of all sizes and people who just want a quick way to send and receive files online.
One important difference between Smash and other file sharing solutions is that it promotes the fact that users – both paid and free – can send customized links to their recipients.
Apart from that, you can also customise the design of the download page – something that’s unique among the other tools in our list – as well as distribute promotional content during the download process.
Those are obviously something that’s mostly important to brands and it shows the business character of the product.
But, let’s get back to Smash’s homepage and see how the file sharing process works.
The first thing that you need to do to upload a file with Smash is to click on the button in the center of the screen.
From there, you have the following three options:
Author’s Note: Slack is also an interesting addition that we haven’t seen in other tools in our list.
Assuming that you want to share a large file by using the Link option, here’s what you’ll see next:
In there, you have to insert your email address so that you can receive a copy of the transfer link as well as get status updates on your transfer, and add a name to your link if you want to.
Last but not least, you can — as we mentioned earlier — apply additional customisations by clicking on the gear button on the bottom left corner of the file transfer window.
From adjusting the number of expiration days to adjusting the landing page the recipient is going to see while downloading the file, there are quite a few interesting options for giving a branded touch to your download.
When you’re ready, click “Done”.
The final step of the process requires you to click on “Get a link” and the link for your download will be automatically generated.
Last but not least, if you want to share a large file with your team via Slack, you can click on “Slack” and after signing in to your account, share the link automatically in the channel/s you want.
Considering all these aspects and unique features, we think that Smash ranks at the top of our list of the best WeTransfer alternatives, along with our very own, Oroson.
Let’s review the tool’s pricing.
The tool’s pricing is pretty straightforward.
There’s a free version of the product and there are three paid plans for teams and enterprises.
Even though we understand that Smash isn’t a cloud storage tool per se, we’d like to be able to see some of its storage capabilities – if any – which aren’t currently available on the website’s pricing page.
It seems that Smash is primarily a file sharing service for businesses and professionals and thus the product’s capabilities are restricted to this area.
All in all, we consider the pring to be fair based on the value you can get out of the product.
Let’s move on to the last tool in our list.
This is the last WeTransfer alternative in our list.
OneDrive is a file sharing and cloud storage service offered by Microsoft.
OneDrive is closer — in terms of its logic and capabilities — to the first three cloud storage and file sharing tools in our list: Oroson, Google Drive, and Dropbox.
The main difference between OneDrive and other cloud storage service providers such as Dropbox is that OneDrive’s focus is more on personal storage rather than storage for business purposes.
This is evident from the tool’s messaging as well as visuals, in that they use photos of personal use of the tool.
Even though there are options for businesses as well, it seems that Microsoft’s OneDrive is primarily intended for families, friends, and personal use in general.
The main features of the product are the following:
File sharing — the feature we’re primarily interested in — has the following characteristics:
This seems familiar when compared to other file sharing tools we’ve looked at in this list, such as Google Drive.
As expected, with the help of Zapier, you can use the tool together with other tools and applications that power your operations.
This way, you don’t really miss anything in terms of efficiency if you’re using the tool for professional purposes.
When it comes to pricing for business, we can see that there’s quite a bit of flexibility in the options Microsoft offers.
Like with other tools in this list, pricing is dependent on the number of users, which means that larger organisations have to pay more to use the tool.
In general though, considering all the features included in each plan, we reckon that the pricing is fair.
Let’s wrap this up and close with some final thoughts.
There are the seven best alternatives to WeTransfer you need to consider in 2021.
As you’ve probably already noticed, there are many great file transfer services out there.
WeTransfer is a great option as well for sharing files on the spot.
However, if you’re looking for cloud storage and file sharing solutions for professional purposes, you may consider one of the other options in our list.
Oroson is a great cloud storage service that allows you to store and share files with your team members and customers in real-time.
The best part?
You can add annotations to those files, e.g. videos, make comments, and get feedback.
In other words, you can collaborate with your team and customers seamlessly.
If you’re interested in learning more about our tool, make sure to take Oroson for a test drive.
Here are some common questions people ask when it comes to WeTransfer.
Yes, there is a free version of WeTransfer where you can transfer files of maximum 2GB per transfer. Even though you can do this without having to sign up for an account, WeTransfer also gives you the option to sign up for a free account and enjoy some more benefits such as resending and deleting transfers. The free version of WeTransfer doesn’t offer this.
Both Dropbox and WeTransfer are great tools for uploading documents and files and storing them on the cloud, without having to store them locally to your computer. Even though WeTransfer is better for personal use, Dropbox is considered to be a better file storage solution for businesses.
In general, the process of uploading files and sharing the download link to someone is encrypted. Does this make sending files over email more secure? Not necessarily, since there could be other issues, such as adding the wrong email address when you upload files. Thus, if you’re using WeTransfer to transfer files of any size to your colleagues, we suggest doing so by generating the download link instead of sending it via email.
From what is publicly known, WeTransfer doesn’t scan for viruses. However, if your device has an antivirus software installed, it may be blocking your download because it has detected something that looks suspicious.
In general, if you’re interested in uploading and downloading files for business purposes — as well as having storage space in the cloud — WeTransfer Pro is the solution that could work for you. However, there have been various reports regarding security for WeTransfer’s Pro accounts. There are many other secure file sharing solutions you can consider.
Even though there are many reliable business file sharing solutions such as Dropbox, SendGB, Filemail, and Hightail, the best solution is Oroson. With Oroson, not only can you share large files with your team, but you can also improve your workflow, as our tool offers a variety of business solutions that are beyond simple file sharing. Make sure to sign up for a free trial and see what Oroson can do for you.
Featured image by Andrew Neel on Unsplash.