May 22, 2009

Filesharehq – Professional File Sharing and Storage


Filesharehq is much like the other file sharing apps out there—with one notable difference. Unlike its peers, Filesharehq targets professional users by providing significantly more storage and supports an array of users. They have a free 30-day trial to take advantage of, after which you can choose to continue with a free plan or upgrade to a more feature-rich package.

We think the Pro plan is a particularly good deal, offering 20GB of storage and 10 users for only $9 a month. Of course, for those in need of more storage space, there are options like the Business plan, which offers 100GB and 100 users for $49 a month. In addition, one of the nice things about the Business plan is that you can incorporate customized branding—a feature excusive to the Business plan. For users with smaller needs, a 1GB account with 2 users remains free. Regardless of the plan you choose, Filesharehq allows users familiar with FTP to continue managing their accounts through FTP while less experienced users can access their files via email or the web-based application.

Practical Uses:

  • Share large presentation files (up to 1GB in size) with your clients, letting them choose between email, web-based, or FTP downloads
  • Create an online repository of your client projects and supporting files for easy access anywhere
  • Setup an online photo archive and share with friends and family

Insider Tips:

  • Consider upgrading to the business account and use your own branding
  • Ensure you review your user permissions so that a novice doesn’t accidently delete critical files
  • Organize your files within folders for easier identification and retrieval

What we liked:

  • Professional quality means even large files upload/download quickly
  • Backup guarantee—no threat of losing important information
  • Multiple access options (web, email, FTP)

What we didn’t like:

  • You can only send files one by one through email


Company Info:

  • Launched: May 2009
  • Owned by Slipstream Studio
  • Headquarters: United Kingdom
  • Founded by: Dan Griffey
  • Web site:


  • Free for 30 days
  • Free package available; advanced packages for $5, $9, $19 or $49 a month


  1. Thanks for the great review. We’re pleased to have a service people like, and really want to give users some great value with the 1GB free plan.

    Dan (FileShare HQ Owner)

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