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FileDropper

Web File Hosting Application


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Published 05/25/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Adam Brown
What can you use the app for?

FileDropper is intended to provide users with a simple, fast alternative to sites like RapidShare and MegaUpload. The service is very easy to use and allows users to keep their files hosted forever, provided they are download at least once in 30 consecutive days. If an item is not downloaded in 30 days, it is removed. File Dropper improves this basic service by offering users a maximum file size of 5 GBs, which is better than most similar sites. Users can easily upload their file and share them with friends, family and coworkers. The service can also be used to back up the user’s important files, such as home videos, yearly account documents and anything else they deem worth keeping.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

The creators of FileDropper noticed that while there were numerous file storage websites, most were lacking. Many required long wait times and required timers between downloading or uploading files. File Dropper was designed to give users a better alternative that did not come with the frustrating wait times and other restrictions other file hosting sites put on their users.

What are the differences to other apps?

FileDropper stands out for a few reasons. First, the application does not force any kind of waiting times on its users. Anyone can upload or download at their own pace without waiting for a timer in between. The site also keeps thinks nice and simple so the user can quickly manage their files and move on with their day.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The FileDropper website seems to embody the application’s approach to keeping things simple. Newcomers notice that the File Dropper homepage includes a stylish faucet logo and the uploader tool with not much else. There are no annoying advertisements or other clutter to assault the user as they access File Dropper. The system truly keeps things simple with a user friendly interface and a noticeable lack of advertisements and other flashy intrusions.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can register for a FileDropper account by clicking on the green “Sign Up Free” link in the lower, right hand corner of the homepage. The following page asks the user to choose their desired account type. Doing so takes the user to Paypal where they must log in to purchase their account (even the free trial account require a Paypal log in). The user pays for the service and can access their account and use all of the current File Dropper features.

What does it cost to use the application?

FileDropper offers three affordable membership options to its users. A fourth option is also available in the form of a free seven day trial. After the trial is up, the user is automatically billed for the service. The first plan option is the 99 Cents Plan, which costs around $1 per month and includes 5 GB file size maximum, direct linking for images and the ability to share files with others. The Silver plan costs around $5 per month and upgrades to include up to 50 GB file size maximum. The Gold plan costs around $10 per month and includes up to 250 GB file size maximum.

Who would you recommend the application to?

FileDropper is a great tool for users who want a simple, affordable file hosting service. The plans are very economical and do not come with a lot of fancy extras (which might be a plus in the eyes of some users).

  • Upload files to FileDropper
  • Store files as a back up to your personal computer
  • Link directly to image files
  • Share files with others through FileDropper
  • Choose from three affordable monthly memberships


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FileDropper pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $0.99
(5GB file size)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $10.00
(250GB file size)

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