Why not use BitTorrent's file sharing app "Share" instead of paying for cloud storage?

zeeman

Obviously this wouldn't be appropriate for business use, but for personal use, would you consider using BitTorrent's new Share app instead of paying for cloud storage? Share lets you cache your files, of any size, using Amazon's EC2 & S3 cloud services, and you can then share them with an unlimited number of contacts. I haven't tried Share out yet, but it seems worth giving a try.

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jimlynch
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Well, it seems like it could work very well for some people. Kudos to the BitTorrent folks for coming up with it. I hope it offers some competition for DropBox and other similar services.

If you aren't familiar with Share, see this overview article from Torrent Freak:

http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-releases-new-share-application-120105/

"BitTorrent Inc. just released a new standalone file-sharing application called “Share.” The application aims to make it easier for tech novices to share large files with friends, without having to get familiar with all the BitTorrent customs and lingo. Share will eventually be integrated into BitTorrent’s flagship client uTorrent."

riffin
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It seems like an interesting concept.  I have some resistance about P2P with my files, to be honest, but it is more reflexive than the result of any clear problem.  It may not be exactly like Dropbox in the way it functions, but it seems that it could fill many of the same needs.  If it is as easy to use as Dropbox, then I would give it a try.  The cost of cloud storage is so low, free for a few GB in most cases, that the sweetspot of Share seems to me to be once you have considerable needs for the amount of storage and start spending more and more money on cloud storage. 

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