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JustBeamIt

Simple Online File Transfers


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Published 04/19/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

JustBeamIt is a basic online file sharing service. New users can visit the JustBeamIt homepage to access the file uploader. The service uses a simple drag and drop interface that lets users move files directly from their desktop to the uploader. The user can “beam” the file up when they are ready to begin uploading. JustBeamIt supplies a link that the user can share with others. The user is advised to keep their browser open to observe the status of the download. The application displays an upload progress status that switches to “waiting for recipient” once the file has been uploaded. The link appears above and can be copied and pasted easily. When a third party accessing the link and downloads the file, JustBeamIt displays another status that shows the user the percentage downloaded. Once the file has been completed downloaded the status changes to “transfer completed!”.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

JustBeamIt has made a few waves, although none are notably large. The application offers a very simple service that casual users will find very appealing. KillerStartups mentioned the application along with a handful of similar tech websites. JustBeamIt holds a lot of potential thanks to its modern but innovative design, however a lot will depend on its ability to get in front of internet users. That’s no small task considering the many alternative file sharing options that are already available.

What are the differences to other apps?

It is difficult to do something completely new when it comes to file sharing. Many services already offer file sharing options. JustBeamIt provides the same service, but does so with user friendly style. The application is extremely easy to use. New users can find three simple steps listed in the upper, right corner of the homepage. This is all the information the user needs to master all the functions and features offered by JustBeamIt.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

JustBeamIt entices new users with a dark, trendy interface that leaves a memorable impression. The black background is gently textured, giving the site much-needed depth. The service doesn’t offer many unique features, so an eye-catching interface is needed to give users more reasons to try JustBeamIt. The current design works very well. There are no roadblocks, so the user can breeze right through the upload and download process thanks to JustBeamIt’s simple yet personable color scheme and style.

How does the registration process work?

One of the more appealing aspects of JustBeamIt is found in its registration process, or rather lack of a registration process. New users are not required to give out any personal details or pause to create an account. Anyone can visit the homepage and begin uploading files simply by dragging and dropping them. The service doesn’t offer any personal features to users, but the functionality currently available is sufficient enough to be practical.

What does it cost to use the application?

JustBeamIt is available to all internet users at no cost. There are no subscription fees and the user doesn’t have to pay for uploads or downloads. The service doesn’t force any wait times on users, either. It’s a win-win for any user that has a file they want to share quickly with one or two others. There are no customization features or other fancy details, but these are not necessary for a simple file upload. The cost is just right for the level of service users receive.

Who would you recommend the application to?

JustBeamIt is a great choice for users who need to share a file quickly with one or a few others online. The service is extremely easy to use and streamlines the upload process with a drag and drop interface. The site design is also appealing, but low key enough to not hinder the user as they share files. There are no limitations, however users have to upload files one at a time so it is not recommended for mass file sharing.

  • Simple drag and drop interface for quick file uploads
  • Upload and download status is displayed on upload page
  • User can share files using a copied link
  • Download completion is indicated on the file page
  • Users can upload and share files as often as they want


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