There’s something to be said for a company that focuses on doing one job very well. While many file storing and sharing organizations have opted to incorporate more complex collaboration tools, Dutch-based company WeTransfer offers a very simple and user-friendly file sharing service.
Using an unique business model, WeTransfer reached profitability in early 2015, with 80 million users sending 1 billion transfers. Particularly popular with creative users who share photo and design files, WeTransfer caters to their goodwill by showcasing their work, giving away 300 million impressions, or about 1/3 of the sites total traffic for free. Furthering the creative aesthetic, the backgrounds of the website are often paid promotions, built with the help of in-house designers.
WeTransfer’s file sharing service is so simple, users who want to send a file up to 2GB in size don’t even have to sign up to use the service. Just type in an email address, pick the file to send, and click go.
WeTransfer offers a premium service for $12 per month that can handle file transfers of up 20 gigabytes and includes a personal URL, storage and password protection. The application sends the user an email when the file has been sent, and another when the recipient begins the file download. WeTransfer is a clean, simple and easy file sharing solution.