SoShare Public Beta: Sending Unlimited

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We’d like to share something with you. We call it SoShare. It’s a simple, free file delivery service. And it’s a beautiful way to move big ideas and massive projects around the web, powered by BitTorrent.

SoShare’s a public beta that evolved out of a simple need. As coders, designers, and content creators, we have to deliver large files on a daily basis. We’re not alone, by the way. 3.34 million Americans work in creative industries. And still: there’s no media delivery service for people who work in media. You can’t fit everything into an attachment. Syncing services have caps. Delivery services have limits.

SoShare doesn’t.

Send up to a terabyte of data in one transfer. Yep, a terabyte. Move any file. Of any size. To any number of recipients. Collaborate on projects with friends and co-workers. Ideas are free. And so is SoShare.

Here’s how you get started.

Sign up.

Create a free account, install the SoShare plug-in, and upload up your audio, film, or design projects. Enter your collaborator’s email address, and send your project bundle on its way.

Delivery!

Recipients get an email saying that the bundle is waiting for them. Don’t worry, they don’t need to create an account to access the file. You can also create a public link, if you want to share via chat, Twitter, or Facebook.

Bonus round.

Because SoShare is based on a BitTorrent browser plug-in, delivery is swift. Pause and resume transfers if you have to switch gears. SoShare will keep tabs on delivery status – letting you know once the goods have gotten there (and whether or your collaborator or client has opened the file). Files are live for 30 days, but you can expire them at any time.

We’ve learned a lot since the initial Alpha, and are hard at work on new features, including encryption. Put SoShare to the test, and let us know what you think.

Learn more and sign up on the SoShare website. We’ll post updates and news on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. Happy sharing, people.

Catherine Meek
Written by: Catherine Meek

Catherine Meek is a Director of Product Management at BitTorrent. For over eight years, she's been focused on helping companies deliver innovative products; from personal security software, to the software that helped NASA go to the moon. Catherine has been a part of the BitTorrent team for two and a half years. When she's not building products, she's adventuring. The last country she visited (her 24th) was Colombia. Her dog is named Macgyver, and he's probably cooler than you.

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  • B.Jay

    Doesn’t work with Linux/Chrome *thumbsdown* … any plans to support it in the future?

    Also, would have spared me the trouble to sign up is you would have laid out with what Operating Systems and Browsers it actually works.

  • Mark

    I love the concept, but hate that you don’t support older Macs–why can you handle WinXP machines that are over 10 years old, but not my newer Snow Leopard Macs that can actually run the latest browsers?

  • jaycam

    Where is the link to the plugin? Thanks.

  • http://www.idcdigital.com Larry Shirley

    I had some difficulty attempting to upload a file from behind our firewall. I switched to a DMZ connection and still did not see any activity. I searched but could not find any helpful documentation online about opening ports or configuring connections to permit this traffic. I was able to get a connection to upload by bypassing our firewall and putting a pc hot on the internet. This is a very risky procedure and since the upload speed on our gigabit connection was barely hitting 10mbits and could have taken all night, I was afraid I would return to find my pc had become a botnet zombie. I was able to put a consumer NAT router in the path to gain some protection but would like to see detailed documentation about doing this “the right way”.

    I understand that p2p upload would take longer than download (10mbits up/75mbits down) but at these rates a terabyte would still be a painfully slow transfer. Is the bandwidth intentionally capped that low and are there plans to increase it (perhaps as paid service)?

    Thanks!

  • Alex

    It appears soshare no longer works. I am using the new version 2 of the site. I cant send or receive anything.

  • BitTorrent

    Thanks for writing! For now, we recommend using BitTorrent Sync for sending your large files. It’s also free, unlimited, and secure. You can download it here: http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html