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October 26, 2012

FilesAnywhere Dropbox Links Updated

FilesAnywhere is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Immediatek Inc., a Mark Cuban company based in Dallas and a provider of online file storage. The company announced updates to its Dropbox (News - Alert) Links, which include the ability to allow guests to upload entire folders and files larger than 2GB to FilesAnywhere accounts.

"It is our goal to make FilesAnywhere user friendly for both our customers and those they collaborate with," Shayne Mehringer, vice president of Sales and Client Services, said in a statement.

"Rather than force guests to download or make a purchase to use our product, we rely on our satisfied customers to recommend our service to others," Mehringer added.

As indicated, FilesAnywhere Dropbox Links have been updated to match its newly redesigned user interface, and now include the ability to enable entire folder uploads, with no limit on the size or number of files or folders uploaded.

Also, this update makes FilesAnywhere’s service unique among other online file sharing services, as it is the only provider to allow unlimited file exchange between users and guests without requiring the download of its application or the purchase of a paid account.

When selected, the option to allow folder uploads will automatically format a Dropbox Link to upload files using JAVA, which bypasses the 2GB file size limit imposed by browsers and frees accounts from other services.

A company statement also emphasized that this update will not affect any existing Dropbox Links created with FilesAnywhere. Guests will simply see the new interface design when accessing previously shared links to a FilesAnywhere account.

Similar updates are planned for other services from FilesAnywhere, such as FileShare Links and Picture Links, which allow users to share files of any size by e-mailing a secure link.

Back in September, FilesAnywhere released a new View/Play Module that allows users to view, edit and share documents, photos, music and videos on their account from within the module.

The most important implication this has for users is the ability to collaborate without requiring either the sender or recipient to download files.

Edited by Braden Becker

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