Remember the good old days when we used to have 40GB hard disk’s. Those days are definitely over, thanks to the new affordable 1TB drives. In this age, more and more people have started to share files online. Who doesn’t like to share. Sharing is universal, be it for personal or for business purpose. If you’re searching for a simple, no frills online file storage system, with a drag and drop user interface, then Minus.com is something that you should try. Minus utilizes Amazon’s EC2 and S3 Cloud storage technology.
Yes, there is Dropbox for this task but in case you think that file sharing process on Dropbox is somewhat complicated and you want something more simpler, then this is a tool you’ve been searching.
Sharing files with Minus is really straight forward, things can’t get any more simpler. Share documents, pictures, music, videos and file with a simple interface, instantly and for free. You may be wondering, what’s so simple in file-sharing with Minus.com? Well, if one knows drag and drop, then that’s all he/she needs to do, nothing else and no registration process. But there is one limitation that guest file uploads expire in 30 days, therefore it’s better to register with them, registering is an optional step though.
With minus.com, you can instantly share links to your uploaded files, via the shortened URL and that’s not all, you can also customize the URL. When someone visits this URL, the user can also download all the files in one single zip file, making download process fast and easy.
The first time you upload a file, through drag and drop or by clicking on that Upload button, it will ask you to create a free account or skip account creation process. If you don’t want to register, then simply click on No Thanks.
From the top right side, we can get the shortlink, which we can share with friends, colleagues and family. To download that file, all they need to do is to just head over to this download link and download the file, easy peasy right.
Minus Desktop Apps
Desktop apps are available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu Linux also. The Minus desktop app allows you to drag-n-drop music, photos, documents and files into the taskbar and instantly upload onto Minus. Drag the files to the taskbar icon and drop into popup panel to start uploading. This popup panel will display upload progress. Once upload process finishes, a system tray message will display notifying that upload is complete.
Minus Mobile Apps
Minus for mobile allows you to upload files and photos to Minus from your mobile device with the help of app. Currently app is available for Android market and Apple app store only (it says coming soon for Windows phone on their site).
Minus Browser Extensions
Basically this browser extensions allow the user to take screenshots of your browser and auto-upload it into your Minus account. Existing galleries/images can also be browsed from browser extensions. Currently, its available for Chrome and Firefox only.
Refer Friends and Get More Storage Space on Minus.com
Signing up on minus gives you 10GB of free online disk space. One can upload each file upto a limit of 2GB (this means that individual files cannot be more than 2 GB). If you want more space on minus then just invite your friends with your referral link. To get invite link, go to “Invite your friends page”. Once your friend joins Minus, you’ll both get the bonus space of 1 GB. This bonus space can be extended upto 50GB, that means invite 50 friends and you’ll get whopping 50GB for free. All you need to do is to just invite friends with that referral link.