September 6, 2013

Copy – File Sharing For Everyone

Copy is a web-application that individuals and businesses can use to save, secure, and share files with anyone, anywhere. Videos, presentations, photos, documents, and virtually any other type of file can stored in the cloud and made accessible from any device.

Share your first file by heading to and dragging the file right onto your browser screen. Your file will immediately be uploaded into the cloud, and you’ll be able to email it to a friend — regardless of its size — when you enter that person’s address into the provided box on your screen. Copy also gives you the option to share a shortened URL with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Sign up for an account to get 15 GB of free cloud storage. Upload photo albums, home movies, and important documents into the cloud, then select whether those files should be kept private or made public. With Copy, you always have the option to set certain folders as “view-only,” or give everyone the ability to sync and edit.

Any file that is saved in the Copy cloud is accessible from your desktop computer, smartphone, and tablet. The platform is also labeled as “company friendly” because it allows users to retain control of their own proprietary content and manage connected employee accounts.

Practical Uses:

  • Share photos with all the guests who attended your wedding
  • Privately store sensitive documents in the cloud
  • Create an easy way for employees at your company to share work files
  • Send large audio files to your friends without worrying about email attachment size limitations

Insider Tips:

  • Supported platforms include Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows, and Linux
  • Copy offers controls for proprietary company data
  • File ownership is verified before Copy transfers files to other devices
  • Uploaded files can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+

What we liked:

  • Copy’s built-in identity verification allows users to share files privately
  • People can upload files of any size
  • Users can control which of their shared files will count against their storage capacity
  • Users earn additional storage when their friends sign up for Copy

What we didn’t like:

  • Copy’s upload speeds are slightly slower than some competitors


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Campbell, California
  • Founded by: Barracuda Networks
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Pro 250 plan is $9.99/month
  • Pro 500 plan is $14.99/month
  • Company plans range from $399/year to $999/year

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