It’s truly stunning to think about how many cloud storage and sharing services are out there. And on the free tier, they’re all pretty much the same, offering free accounts with 2GB to 7GB of storage and apps for all the various mobile and desktop platforms.
But there’s one relatively new service that makes it ridiculously easy to share files with others: Jumpshare.
At first glance, Jumpshare appears to be nothing special. The service doesn’t even have mobile apps yet, and is on the lower end of free storage, offering just 2GB to non-paying users. Jumpshare also limits individual file uploads to 250MB.
What makes Jumpshare worth paying attention to, however, is its sharing chops. (Hence its name, I guess.) Here’s how Jumpshare works on Windows.
The first thing you’ll need to do is sign-up for a new account and then install Jumpshare’s Windows desktop app.
Once that’s done, you’ll see the Jumpshare icon appear in your taskbar. That means it’s time to start sharing.
All you have to do is grab a file and drop it onto the Jumpshare icon in your taskbar to upload your file to Jumpshare’s servers. The best part is the app will then automatically create a public sharing link and copy it to your clipboard.
That means you can start sharing your file while it is uploading, without explicitly creating and copying a sharing link. You can then paste your Jumpshare link into an e-mail, instant messenger or whatever else you’re using to communicate with others.
The only thing to keep in mind is that Jumpshare doesn’t have a privacy setting that I could find. So any files you upload appear to be publicly accessible on the web to anyone who has the link.
If you don’t like auto-copying a link to your clipboard, you can also modify Jumpshare’s settings to automatically share the link via e-mail on drag-and-drop. For email fanatics, Jumpshare already offers an automatic email sharing feature if you hold the Alt key while dragging and dropping your file. Auto-sharing to Facebook or Twitter are included as alternatives under the Alt key as well.
Jumpshare also comes with a helpful screenshot tool that automatically uploads your screenshot and copies a sharing link to your clipboard.
It doesn’t have a ton of other frills, but Jumpshare’s easy sharing features make this service worth checking out.
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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.