What are the differences between ShareFile and RapidShare?

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Let us understand the concepts of ShareFile and Rapidshare before learning the differences between them.

ShareFile

ShareFile was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 and was later owned by Citrix system in the year 2011. It can be integrated with any third party applications and current file storage systems to ensure flexible and synchronous file storage, modification, saving, sending and retrieval of files. It accommodates the secure sending of large files, with the ability to send and receive files of up to 100 GB in size.

It helps us to access the files from any device, mobile or desktop, allowing you to work anywhere. We can also add an e-signature feature to our documents, provide tracking tools and get notified when files are received.

Features

The features of ShareFile are as follows −

  • ShareFile Sync

  • Desktop Widget

  • Version Control

  • Collaboration Tools

  • Compliance

  • Tracking

  • Document Archiving

  • Document Assembly

  • Document Indexing

  • Document Retention

  • e-Signature

  • File Recovery

Advantages

The advantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • We can share documents

  • Unlimited storage

  • Send and receive files in a more safe and secure way.

  • Software includes a number of features.

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of ShareFile are as follows −

  • Difficult to non-tech people to handle

  • Outlook extension of ShareFile is not good

  • Sometimes documents are shown as corrupted and forced to reload.

  • Transferring takes a lot of time.

RapidShare

RapidShare is an online file hosting service started in the year 2002 by Christian Schmid and dissolved in the year 2015.

Features

The features of RapidShare are as follows −

  • It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate a private download links

  • With the help of the link we can share the content to anyone

  • Uploading files to Rapidshare is easy just select the file and click the “Upload” button

  • We can also use the Flash-based upload manager that allows us to upload up to three files at a time.

  • The size limit for RapidShare files is 500 MB, but we can split up larger archives if necessary.

  • The free account has some limitations like files can only be downloaded 10 times and the RapidShare links are erased after 60 days of inactivity.

  • The RapidShare Premium account is much faster.

  • The sign up for RapidShare is free and helps us to manage files in an organized way.

Advantages

The advantages of RapidShare are as follows −

  • Easy to use

  • It is fast and efficient file storage.

  • It has a Flash uploader.

The disadvantage is that there are certain limitations in free accounts.

Differences

The major differences between ShareFile and RapidShare are as follows −

ShareFile
RapidShare
It was launched by Jesse Lipson in the year 2005 by later owned by Citrix System in 2011
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
It offers 10 GB for a 30 days free trial.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
ShareFile provides File Synchronization and cloud storage service.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
ShareFile maximum file size is 100 GB
RapidShare offers limited storage for paid.
ShareFile is still in use
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
It offers a maximum file size of 10 GB to 100 GB according to plans.
RapidShare allow maximum size per file is 500 MB
In ShareFile the links are not expired.
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.
ShareFile allows files to be downloaded multiple times.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
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Updated on 17-Mar-2022 12:06:24

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