FileDropper is an online file sharing tool, offering users a way to upload their files through its Flash interface both for free and with their paid premium plans.
ShareByLink is a great alternative way to share your documents and files, for free. It features many advantages, including a desktop app, modern interface, and cross-platform compatibility. (The ShareByLink web tool works on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux, allowing easy transfer of files between these devices.) All transfers with ShareByLink are SSL-encrypted to maximize security.
FileDropper’s minimal interface is clean, easy to understand, and simple to use, but at the same time does not offer any options for the user, or any advanced functionality. This stripped-down approach is applied to the rest of the site as well, and so there is very little additional information to be found.
This system depends on Flash, which makes it unusable on iOS devices, many Android devices, in certain high-security environments, and with browsers running older compromised Flash versions.
While this may be a useful way to share low security files intended to be shared publicly, the lack of encryption and link masking mean that there is far less protection of uploaded data. FileDropper also publishes lists of files uploaded with its service, which may not be desirable for many applications, or even recognized by the user.
Should you want your files to be available online indefinitely, FileDropper offers a variety of premium-tier paid plans.
What sets it apart from the rest:
FileDropper has a clear, single-button interface, and allows files to be uploaded for free without signup.
At the time of writing, FileDropper offers no security or privacy on files that are uploaded freely and anonymously, and the Flash-based interface makes it incompatible with a broad range of mobile devices.
Simon Lightstone is a programmer, blogger and contributor to the ShareByLink project.