We’d like to share something with you. We call it SoShare. It’s a simple, free file delivery service. And it’s a beautiful way to move big ideas and massive projects around the web, powered by BitTorrent.
SoShare’s a public beta that evolved out of a simple need. As coders, designers, and content creators, we have to deliver large files on a daily basis. We’re not alone, by the way. 3.34 million Americans work in creative industries. And still: there’s no media delivery service for people who work in media. You can’t fit everything into an attachment. Syncing services have caps. Delivery services have limits.
Send up to a terabyte of data in one transfer. Yep, a terabyte. Move any file. Of any size. To any number of recipients. Collaborate on projects with friends and co-workers. Ideas are free. And so is SoShare.
Here’s how you get started.
Create a free account, install the SoShare plug-in, and upload up your audio, film, or design projects. Enter your collaborator’s email address, and send your project bundle on its way.
Recipients get an email saying that the bundle is waiting for them. Don’t worry, they don’t need to create an account to access the file. You can also create a public link, if you want to share via chat, Twitter, or Facebook.
Because SoShare is based on a BitTorrent browser plug-in, delivery is swift. Pause and resume transfers if you have to switch gears. SoShare will keep tabs on delivery status – letting you know once the goods have gotten there (and whether or your collaborator or client has opened the file). Files are live for 30 days, but you can expire them at any time.
We’ve learned a lot since the initial Alpha, and are hard at work on new features, including encryption. Put SoShare to the test, and let us know what you think.
Learn more and sign up on the SoShare website. We’ll post updates and news on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. Happy sharing, people.