The Best File Sharing Services

File sharing software has become an essential feature in modern workplaces. Files were previously transferred via file transfer protocol software or by copying them onto discs, which was later mailed or physically handed to a coworker (often referred to as’sneakernet’) Cloud services that provide the ability to store and share files as well as collaboration tools have revolutionized how businesses conduct business. This article focuses on 10 online file-sharing options that range from basic to enterprise level.

Several of the best file sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and iCloud all offer storage for files and syncing, as well collaboration with mobile and desktop devices. Google’s G Suite is a bundle of the two. G Suite also offers file sharing with Google Drive and other Google apps. iCloud allows seamless integration and automated sync across Apple’s devices as well as their operating systems, resulting in the cloud platform being unified.

Another excellent feature of many of these services is the capability to track and trace the status of shared files. This gives administrators peace of confidence when working with confidential or sensitive documents. The tracing features and the status help administrators keep an eye on how their files are being used, who’s using them, and where they’ve gone.

As the Bring Your Own Device movement (BYOD) which continues to gain momentum, gains in popularity, the line between business and personal data is getting increasingly blurred. Employees are using consumer-based technologies for their work. Secure file sharing is more important than ever before for small-scale business owners and managers.