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goPileus

Web-Based File Sharing Application


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Published 04/29/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Go Pileus offers users another option for file sharing. This type of service often does well by providing users with a simple experience and basic tools, and Go Pileus really delivers in that area without completely skimping on features. Users can drag and drop their files right on the homepage to get uploads started. Go Pileus has added a helpful sorting tool called boxes. Users can pack files into boxes for better organization. The user only has to click on a box to view its contents. Users can also link Bit.ly accounts and copy a shortened URL to access and share their files. Go Pileus gives users an ideal balance of helpful features as well as simple functions to handle frequent or occasional file sharing.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Go Pileus was created with the motto “just file sharing.” This remains true. The creators have added a handful of helpful features while maintaining the simplicity and user friendly nature of the service. The application currently offers users ways to keep their files organized and quickly share with shortened URLs without adding too many unnecessary extras.

What are the differences to other apps?

The service offered by Go Pileus is really not unique. There are many places to upload and share files on the web. What makes Go Pileus stand out is the way the application handles the task. Users can keep their files organized through boxes on their account. This small bonus gives the user a better way to manage their files. It is the small additions that really make Go Pileus stand out.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Go Pileus website provides a clean, neat environment that primarily features white, blue and light grey hues. The user is not bombarded by advertisements or content like they are on other file sharing websites. The homepage consist of a great deal of open space as well as the upload file box, which contains a cloud and a dashed line border. Five blue links at the bottom of the page give the user access to other areas on the site, including the contact form and terms of use.

How does the registration process work?

A new Go Pileus user can get started by clicking the blue “Sign Up!” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The short registration form asks the user for an email address, username and password. After completing the form, the user can click the wide blue and grey “Register” button at the bottom of the form to continue. Once the information has been submitted, the user is advised that they must check their email inbox for further instructions to complete account creation.

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of Go Pileus is another attractive feature. The application offers minimal extras, but it is well worth the price. Anyone can use Go Pileus for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges. No premium paid membership is offered at this time. The price is by far reasonable for the number of features offered by Go Pileus.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Go Pileus offers users a helpful tool to handle file sharing tasks on the web. The application doesn’t overwhelm the user, making it ideal for anyone who needs a simple, no nonsense service. Go Pileus helps users share their files and keep them organized online.

  • Drag and drop your files to be uploaded to a Go Pileus account
  • Organize uploaded files into boxes for quick access later
  • Copy a shortened URL to share or access files after uploading them
  • Link Go Pileus to the user’s Bit.ly account
  • Access Go Pileus any time for free


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