How simple can a file sharing application get? Probably, not simpler than Castle.so. We have checked out sites like Minus and WeTransfer which are all neat and simple file sharing solutions in their own right, and the biggie of the cloud itself – Dropbox. So, do we really need another file upload and sharing tool? I say we do, after all, more the merrier.
Castle.so is a Ruby on Rails project which gives you a hassle free interface to upload and share files with your friends. What I liked after using Castle.so is that there aren’t any ads, waiting times, or cluttered interface with the upload and share link tucked away in a dense forest of text. The large graphic of a castle and an animated sun probably is a metaphor for security when it comes to storing and sharing files.
For one time users: You don’t need to sign-up. Just drag any file from your desktop and drop it into the browse window. The file is uploaded and you can share the short Castle.so URL with your friends via any communication medium like email and IM.
For registered users: Sign-up is dead simple and registration allows you to also store your uploaded files. You never know when you will need to share a file again. Your upload account looks like this, with image uploads getting a preview thumbnail. You can also preview your images within the Castle.so interface.
From what I could make out, Castle.so does not limit the number of download of your hosted files. You can upload a variety of files like images, zip files, music files, and even ISO files. The maximum file size limit is at 32 MB for non-registered users and 256 MB for registered users, and you can upload a maximum 50 files if you are a registered user.
Test it out and let us know if you find the simplicity something that’s right up your alley.
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