Smash - New file transfer app with no size limits - A review

File sharing is perhaps one of those services that we regularly keep using. However, file-sharing services have never been widely available because it is one of the dull businesses. Even then, there are a few players that have been taking up the task and focusing on providing a lot of features.

If you are looking for a practical solution for your file sharing requirements, you now have access to one of the promising applications to assist you in the task. Yes, we are talking about Smash a new age file transfer service that promises to provide a simple and easy option for transferring your files. What makes it one of the best options is it is free and does not need any kind of registration.

What is Smash?

Smash is one of the prime options among free content sharing services. The application is specifically created for the use of the professionals among you - designers, videographers, marketers and a host of other creative personnel.
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The application comes with no ads of any nature and does not limit you with respect to the file size that can be transferred. You do not need to create an account for working with your files. It offers you a simple drag and drop feature for sharing your files. You can even create a download folder and choose a creative project for use with your files.

How does it work?

The service is quite simple and easy to work with. The process can be one of the simplest options to work with. Here are the steps you would need to follow -
  • Visit the Smash Homepage
  • Once the homepage is opened, just drag and drop your files on to the icon.
  • add files
  • You can drag and drop multiple files.
  • Once all the files have been uploaded onto Smash, you will find that the window has two sections. One depicting the files you have added and the other that lets you enter your contact details.
  • Enter the contact details of the recipient.
  • You can also create a custom URL so that you can send it to the recipient as a link
  • custom url
  • You can also send the files through Slack as the application comes with support for Slack.
  • additional settings

Additional Settings on Smash

Some of the features that Smash offers you include the following -
  • You can change the design of the downloading page.
  • customise download page
  • You can choose an image or logo as per your preferences.
  • The default validity for the files is seven days. You can change this validity as per your preferences
  • change validity
  • Smash also lets you safeguard your content from being accessed by anyone. The recipient needs to enter the password to get access to your content.

Is it safe?

Well, file sharing apps can be a concern, and you may need to take care of the privacy requirements when using the third party services that offer file sharing functionalities. If you have the queries regarding safety and security of the Smash file transfer service, here is what you should be aware of.
Smash uses Amazon Web Services for providing you the cloud storage functionality. Moreover, the links you send through the mail or otherwise expire after the specific time frame. This would make it an immensely safer option to send and receive files through Smash.
There is another option wherein you can disable the file previews if you are sending some confidential information through Smash. Those options should make Smash a reliable, safer and secure option to share your files across through Smash.

Smash offers an innovative model for sharing your content

While Smash offers you an innovative model for transferring your files, it also comes with an exceptional functionality where you can send and receive files without the annoying ads. Instead, it promotes a cultural content where it displays a background display of an amazing art or other creative projects and works.
This can help users to have a cultural exchange and get information about the events and exhibitions. This will also provide you with access to enriching your cultural sharing. Thus Smash can be one of the best options for evolving a more creative society.

A strong contender to WeTransfer

When you think of file sharing solutions, one of the prime options that will come to your mind is WeTransfer. Smash indeed comes up as an excellent alternative to WeTransfer.
While WeTransfer lets you share the content up to 2 GB for free and anything above the threshold needs you to opt for paid options, Smash offers you a better option and does not charge you for your file transfers. In fact, there is no limit for your file sizes and numbers.
Of course, file sizes above 2 GB will be a little slower, and Smash offers you paid options for faster file transfers if you need one. However, most of the features available on WeTransfer through the paid option are provided by Smash through it a free tier. Some of these features include protecting your file with a password, modifying the link URL, and defining a link's expiry date.

The Premium Plan

While you can continue to use Smash for any prolonged time, the Premium Plan provides you access to a wide range of additional feature and functions.
Some of the advantages offered by Smash Premium are
  • Add your own logos and backgrounds to your creations.
  • You can send your larger files (larger than 2 GB) without any delay. You can even configure a validity of up to 365 days.
  • The service also provides you access to a specific dashboard to check who has downloaded your files.
The premium plan is available at just $ 5 per month if you are opting for yearly billing or $ 10 per month if you goo with monthly billing.
Here are the differences between the free and premium options -

The Concluding Thoughts

While we have services like WeTransfer for file sharing requirements with plenty of extra features, the free functionality without ads should be what would make Smash an exceptional option in comparison. The options for sharing the content with a validity of up to days, preview functionality for the files shared and customized links are what would make it a great choice.
Opt for the service and check it for yourself. Of course, you do not need to spend any money after all. If you are not satisfied, you can always quit the service.


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