updated 06:15 am EDT, Fri July 25, 2008
FileGenius replaces FTP
Applied Answers has released FileGenius, a file-transfer solution for users that need to move large files from one physical location to another. Positioned as an upgraded solution to FTP use, FileGenius works through a web browser, for simple drag-and-drop transfers.It claims to provide an easy interface and secure file access allowing users to begin using the software immediately. Applied Answers recognizes that there are situations that require confidential files to be transferred through a secure connection, FileGenius can be configured to use SSA encryption, and SHA hashed file directories and hidden site addresses (which cannot be found by search engines).
FileGenius has no limits on the number of users, groups, file transactions, bandwidth usage or transfer capacity. The web portal is advertisement-free, and allows guest users and email invitations to clients without giving actual access to the system. Since FileGenius is hosted by Applied Answers, problems such as cookies, proxies and FTP protocol port access are avoided, due to its comprehensive nature.
FileGenius also offers sort and search capabilities and upload notifications. FileGenius works Mac OS X 10.3 and up, on Safari, Firefox, Camino, iCab and other browsers. It also works with Windows.This new solution is available with two plans, 15GB of total storage for $150 per month ($1400 per year) or 25GB of total storage for $180 per month ($1700 per year). Applied Answers also allows potential customers to test the software for two weeks with no payment information required.