BinFire – Free 10 GB Online File Storage and Collaboration

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BinFire is an online storage service that offers 10GB of free online storage space for your files. That is not really much compared to services like ADrive, and GoAruna. Binfire never sets any limit on the number of files which you can upload.

This free online storage application is extremely easy to use. You simply have to go to the files tab and click on the upload control icon on top to upload the files into your BinFire storage space. The navigation on top includes the standard tools such as copy, paste, cut, and delete which allows you to manage your files.

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The update info icon allows you to update the keywords and comments of a file. To update a file, you simply select the file and click on the update info icon. The share icon allows you to share the files with other people. You will be given the opportunity to tag the file according to the recipient type including friend, family, relative and etc. For example, if you tag the file as friend, all your friends on will be able to view the file.[subscribe-to-us]

The file manager is a java applet that allows you to manage your files. With the file manager, you will be able to access the files and folders on your computer. The files can be dragged and dropped to another location. The file manager functions as a virtual desktop environment that allows you to manage all the files in one place. You can navigate your folders by using the drop down menu located on the top right corner. Binfire preserve all the file versions that you have accssed over time. To view that particular version, click on the version number located next to the file name. In this way, you will be able to view the file history.

Despite the good features of BinFire, I found some shortcomings with this service:

  • It keeps the free files only for 1 month.
  • Maximum file size is limited to 100MB.
  • You can have just 1 public folder.

Looking at these limitations, I would rather go with SkyDrive or Box.Net for online file storage and collaboration.

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  • Thank you Zirkon for reviewing and your kind words regarding binfire’s UI. I would like to make a couple corrections.

    1-We keep files forever and don’t delete them. The one month limitation is for
    unregistered users who upload files in the index page using the “Click To Share Now”
    features. For users who register (free) and upload files in the file center tab we keep
    their files as long as their account is active.

    2-We plan to increase the 100MB size limit in the future.

    3-Each user can also make a group folder which he can use to collaborate with others. The user needs to make a group first by going to collaboration tab and create a group. When a group is created, the system automatically creates a group folder using the group’s name. This folder could be accessed by all members of the group. The group folder will show up in the file center in the drop down box. Also, multiple folders could be created in the root web folder and using the hotlink feature, each folder could be shared with friends.
    David Robins

    • @ David:
      Thanks for dropping by. The information that I have mentioned here has been gathered from your website. See the snippets here from your FAQ:

      Q: How many group folders I can create?
      A: For free accounts, the limit is one. For paid accounts the user can create multiple group folders.

      Q: When I share a file, for how long the link stays valid?
      A: For free accounts 1 month. For paid accounts up to a year!

      It seems you need to update your FAQ with the details that you have provided here. But you have a great service – thanks for providing a free version of this.

  • Just update the FAQ page. The link is here:

  • Thank you for this info. The downside of binfire not much when compared with the benefits. So far it’s no problem.

    • @Toko: That is completely true. BinFire is indeed a good program.

  • waqas

    a good website

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