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Wikisend

Simple File Sharing Service
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Published 04/04/2011 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

WikiSend gives internet users another simple file hosting service. The website invites users to upload any kind of file, from large and small to text or media files. WikiSend gives users the ability to share their files with others through email and forums or to post them to their blog or social networking profile. The application keeps things very simple and can handle all types of files, including photos, documents, videos and audio files. Users can also add a few details about the file, such as a file name and description. The user is also given the option of selecting the lifetime of the file on WikiSend. The options go from one to 90 days, although files with a one to seven day lifetime are given primary status and full speed accessibility. Those listed for eight days and up have a secondary status and half speed accessibility. Users can also protect their file with a password.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

WikiSend was designed to give users a simple, effective file sharing service. The application was intended to provide a good balance between simplicity and a few helpful features. The creators managed to strike the perfect balance, with a quick file hosting service that allows the user to customize their file, set passwords and more very quickly. Today, WikiSend gives users another free way to host and share files online.

What are the differences to other apps?

What makes WikiSend stand out is the ideal balance the application offers compared to other similar file hosting sites. Some are very watered down and include absolutely no extra bells and whistles while some have too many or cram advertisements and other unwanted clutter in the user’s experience. WikiSend keeps everything toned down while offering a handful of highly effective features.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

WikiSend has a very pleasant, attractive design that doesn’t even come close to feeling busy. The user is presented with the upload tab in blue complimented by the image of a night sky speckled in tiny stars. This goes quite well with the small blue rocket ship logo the site has adopted. The second tab, which gives the user access to download options, includes a background consisting of a whimsical blue sky and refreshing green blades of grass.

How does the registration process work?

One of the more appealing aspects of WikiSend is the lack of a registration requirement. Users can access the service whenever they want without creating and account or logging in. All the tools the user needs are available the moment they arrive on the site. This is a great way to save the user time and prevent them from creating another password and username which must be remembered (unless of course they add a password to an individual file, but that is optional).

What does it cost to use the application?

It is hard to charge a fee when a website does not require an account. WikiSend took the easy route and gives every visitor access for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for using the service. Everyone gets the same access to all the features and file settings. The amount of time the user chooses for the file’s hosting period determines the speed and status of the file, which is a good way to encourage users to post for a shorter amount of time rather than requiring a payment for faster speeds.

Who would you recommend the application to?

WikiSend is a great tool for anyone who has a file that the want to share online. It is best for users who need to access their file for 90 days or less. Even better if the user only wants the file hosted for around one week (because that gives them access to faster speeds and primary status). There are other free file sharing services that offer more than the maximum allowed file size of 100MB.

  • Upload any kind of file you like to WikiSend
  • Set an optional password for each individual file
  • Add a file name and description to your file
  • Share the file with a link
  • Choose the file’s lifespan (up to 90 days)


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